Spring is finally here, bringing with it a plethora of things to do in Barcelona in April. The clock went forward the last weekend of March, which means lighter evenings and a sensation of waking up after a long winter as we welcome April.
We have to admit, April is a fantastic month for things to do in Barcelona. So make the most of the long days and pleasant climate to explore the city, visit its museums and art galleries, spend a family day out, or even to take a day trip from the city.
We recommend checking the opening times and COVID regulations before planning your trip.
Things to do in Barcelona in April
1. Family Day at Mobile Week Barcelona, 3 April
Various locations around the city
This 3 April, don’t miss Family Day at Mobile Week Barcelona, brimming with family-friendly activities with Lego, robots and the most exciting latest technologies for all ages. Find out more here (Spanish only).
2. All Those Festival, 2–3 April
Teatre Nacional de Catalunya: Plaça de les Arts, 1, 08013
The All Those Barcelona festival is back in Barcelona at the Teatre Nacional. Enjoy the first weekend of April with live music, dozens of stalls selling artisan goods and the best food from local restaurants. We’ll see you there!
3. The Magritte Machine until 6 June
Caixa Fòrum: Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038
Discover this retrospective exhibition on Belgian artist René Magritte, famous for his faceless portraits. Sixty-five works come together in this excellent example of surreal art.
4. LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil, 28 March – 1 May
Trav. Industrial, 50, 08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Journey to Mexico in this dream-like show that delves into the country’s folklore and traditions. Combining acrobats and visual experiences, you’re sure to be amazed!
What better way to enjoy the spring than a day trip to explore the area surrounding your favourite city? Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona and head to the quaint fishing village of Cadaqués, where the artist Dalí himself once lived. Make the most of the off-peak season before this coveted destination welcomes the crowds!
If this day trip doesn’t take you fancy, check out our 8 favourite day trips on our blog for more inspiration.
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6. Sant Jordi – 23 April
One of our favourite days of the year is Sant Jordi. Dubbed as the Catalan Valentine’s Day, this special day sees Barcelona’s streets lined with bookstalls and flower sellers.
Be sure to get your loved one a book and a rose and learn about this tradition inspired by the story of St George and the dragon here.
7. Football. Art. Icons. In that order, 28 March to 28 May
Casa Seat: Pg. de Gràcia, 109, 08008 Barcelona
On the corner of Paseo de Gràcia and Diagonal is CASA SEAT, which welcomes this new exhibition. Bringing together football and art, including illustration, hands-on experiences, and much more, this exhibition promises a different day out for football lovers and at fanatics alike.
8. Handmade Festival, 8–10 April
Fira de Barcelona: Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, 08004
This festival in Barcelona puts the spotlight on local creators and everything handmade. Find the most meaningful souvenirs or treat yourself to something special, all whilst enjoying live music, food trucks and an array of hands-on activities.
9. Easter Week in Barcelona, 10–18 April
There’s something for everyone at Easter in Barcelona. From the traditional “La Burreta” (donkey) procession on Palm Sunday and solemn masses held on Good Friday in some of the city’s most important churches, to the much-awaited decorated chocolate egg known as “La Mona”.
Consult our Barcelona Calendar 2022 for a list of this year’s public holidays.
10. A stroll in one of Barcelona’s parks
With the spring equinox behind us, we have already started to notice smatterings of green throughout the city, with new buds appearing, blossoms blooming and new colour bringing Barcelona to life.
Why not enjoy nature coming in to bloom with a relaxing stroll at the Labyrinth de Horta maze, the central Parc de la Ciutadella or the city’s botanical gardens in Montjuic? Or take a picnic and make a day of it! We hope you enjoy the 10 best plans in Barcelona in April!