Barcelona has a seemingly endless supply of cool events, museums and markets. If you’re planning a weekend in this vibrant city and feel overwhelmed by the choice, check out our guide to the best events which take place on Sundays.
The Pulitzer Vermouth
Located on the rooftop of the stylish Pulitzer Hotel, the Pulitzer Vermouth takes place every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from October to April. For those not familiar with the drink, vermouth is a fortified wine traditionally drunk with friends at weekends, during what is referred to a vermuteo. However there’s nothing old-fashioned about this event as it features a different DJ every weekend, attracting some of the hottest names on the local scene.
Pulitzer Hotel, Carrer de Bergara, 8, Barcelona +34 934 81 67 67
Brunch in the city / in the park
Formerly known as Brunch Electronik, this is one of the coolest events to take place in city on Sundays from Spring to Autumn. Combining street food trucks, designer stalls and some of the best electronic music DJs of the moment, Brunch In – regularly sells out so be sure to book your tickets in advance. In summer time you’ll find Brunch in the park taking place in the Gardens of Joan Brossa on the slopes of Montjuïc, while during spring and autumn Brunch in the City takes place in the life-size model village the Poble Espanyol.
El Poble Espanyol, Av Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, Barcelona +34 935 08 63 00
Free access to the city’s museums
Every Sunday many of the city’s museums offer free access to their permanent exhibition from 3pm. This includes the MNAC – National Museum of Art of Catalonia, home to the single largest collection of Catalan art in the world, the Virreina Centre de la Imatge, a contemporary museum dedicated to all form of audio-visual art, and the CCCB – Barcelona’s cutting-edge centre for contemporary culture. If you happen to be around on the first Sunday of the month, most of the participating museums are free all day.
For a list of participating museums see here.
Palo Alto Market
Launched back in the autumn of 2015, Palo Alto has rapidly become one of the most popular weekend events in the city. Set inside a converted factory in the old industrial neighbourhood Poblenou, the Palo Alto Market brings together designer brands and local artisans, a huge choice of street food stalls and live music acts throughout the day. The market takes place every first Saturday and Sunday of the month so it’s usually better to get there early as there can be a bit of a queue to get in later in the day.
Palo Alto, Carrer dels Pellaires, 30, 08019 Barcelona +34 931 59 66 70
Mercantic Vintage Market
Located in the lovely nearby town of Sant Cugat, Mercantic is the largest permanent design and vintage market in the area. Home to over 300 different stalls as well as food trucks and live music events, it’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon out in the open. The market is really easy to get to by train and takes just 15 minutes from the city centre, while the town of Sant Cugat is full of charm and well-worth a visit too.