Widely known as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Barcelona makes the perfect backdrop for all birthday celebrations! Rolling with its vibrant scene to match the incredible history and architecture, you will not find a city that manages to meld the centuries old streets with a nightlife scene as well as this one!
Fiesta like there's no mañana!
One of the most popular overseas birthday destinations, Barcelona is more than sunny beaches and late nights, though it does those really well too! This lively city is home to renowned landmarks such as the stunning Sagrada Familia church, it's fantastical structure towering over the Catalan capital and makes a bucket list destination for both culture and incredible photos.
Put together by our group experts to take the stress out of planning and to make you destination decision a little easier, read on to find out all there is to know about this amazing birthday location, uncover all the top tips on hosting your Barcelona birthday weekend and learn more about the trending activities in the city centre!
Divided into districts, each with their own unique vibe and adding something different to your birthday weekend in Barcelona, it will be easy for you and your friends to get lost in the brilliance of the city's district of Las Ramblas. Partying until early hours is a standard part of the nightlife scene in Gothic Quarter, where the night does not start until midnight and your group will be drinking until 6am!
To go with the sporty activities such as Bubble Football, Paintball and Stadium Tours, Barcelona boasts Europe’s largest football stadium, and second largest in the whole world! Camp Nou, home to FC Barcelona, is a must do landmark for any footie fans visiting the city.
'There's something about Barcelona that just makes me feel alive' - unknown
Illa Fantasia water park is located just outside of Barcelona and hosts over 22 thrilling water rides. For the summer months there really is no better place to escape the city than Europe's largest water park!
Shake, make and taste four cocktails each, not including the welcome drink we have thrown in for each of your girls! Step behind the bar and learn the tricks of the trade with your exclusive professional mixologist and bar tender for the class!
The perfect ice breaker for a group where everyone may not know each other, or a hilarious start to your weekend, challenge your friends to our Spain Games where you will take on multiple challenges and obstacles, Wipeout, gladiator podium, sumo, giant slide and more!
A traditional Flamenco and Tapas evening packed full of incredible food, drinks, a live flamenco dance and a proper Spanish Fiesta! Experience the true culture of Spain, our Flamenco Night is a real favourite with our groups combing all the key elements to an epic birthday weekend!
Charter your very own luxury yacht to cruise the Med. You and the guys will get to enjoy light tapas and chilled alcohol refreshments served on board and swim in the Med.
Adding a hilarious twist to the much-loved game of footie, we give you Bubble Football in Barcelona. It will get Messi. So, this is how it works... you're encased in a bubble suit and split into teams. Let the Barcelona Bubble Football games commence, winners take all. The rules are... there are no rules... bounce, bump, roll your way to victory.
Craft beers are undoubtedly on trend right now and we offer you a beer guru / sexy hostess to guide you through two and a half hour session, you'll get the chance to sample seven craft beers from all over the world. In the comfort of a private bar area, the guys can share their thoughts and decide the ultimate winning ale.
The Ice Bar is the coolest place to hang out in Barcelona. The world’s first beach side Ice Bar, your group can escape the hot days in the city with a refreshing ice cold cocktail. A unique experience, expect a lounge completely made of ....you guessed it, ice! Literally everything from the walls, furnishings, and the bar itself, where you will enjoy a cocktail, a beer, or any drink you want, at a temperature of -5OC.
Did you know that, whilst National Geographic has dubbed Barcelona as 'the best beach city in the world', all of their golden stretches are in fact FAKE? Despite being built specifically for the 1992 Olympics, these beaches still remain some of the most glorious in Europe!
Barcelona is home to the world's first Ice Bar located on a beach! Icebarcelona is definitely worth a visit if you want a break for the Spanish sun!
Part of the excitement of taking charge of the birthday celebrations, whether on behalf of a friend or for yourself, is getting to choose some killer accommodation to go with the epic activities booked!
Now, we truly believe in a vibrant city like Barcelona, your accommodation will be a place to lay your head between activities and sleep off your hangover from the night before, with so much to see and do. Whether you are looking for a budget hotel to suit, a hotel that offers a little more for your group or apartments to bring the activities to you, we have got you covered!
With a whole range of group friendly hotels available as part of your weekend in Barcelona, just browse, add to you package and our team will be in touch to talk through what is available on your dates and the best options for you!
No worries! Our party experts will be happy to advise based on the wants and needs of your group. Hotels are great if you want somewhere that has everything. Many offering breakfast and with onsite bars and facilities, many groups opt for this for ease of access to everything you need. However, Apartments make a great option if you want you bring the party to you! Get a shopping of booze and snacks before heading back to the apartments and you will be set for a night that will go down in history!
One thing you can be sure of when you head to Barcelona for your birthday weekend is that you will not be short of things to do! Not only will you find a fantastic range of activities for your group to add to your package, from a Bar Crawl to Nude Life Drawing, Go Karting to a Tasty Tapas meal. But between that, your group will have time to discover what makes this city so popular.
Amongst the hustle and bustle of Las Rambla, the main area of Barcelona you will most likely find your group drifting for bars and a touch of retail therapy, are a selection of stop offs you should add to your bucket list for the weekend. Learn something new whilst we are sure a few laughs from your mates at the Museu de l'Erotica, offering a cheeky twist on the museums you may be used to!
A must-see district and something we recommend, in Barcelona's Old Town you with find the Gothic Quarter. Aptly named for the incredible gothic architecture that flourished in this area in the Middle Ages, it will feel as though you have stepped back in time!
But don't worry, we know you want more than sightseeing for your mates, which is why you will find the Gothic Quarter to be a buzzing nightlife scene with happy hours, dance floors and cocktail bars to ensure an experience unlike any other!
An architectural triumph, the Sagrada Familia is a Spanish landmark and Barcelona's most iconic building. With construction on the church beginning in 1882, believe it or not, it remains in works to date, beating the length of time it took for the Egyptians to construct the pyramids!
Whilst it may not yet be complete, when it is it will stand as the tallest religious building in the whole of Europe and is definitely a must see whilst in the city centre!
Whilst the options for entertainment in Barcelona are endless, keeping your friends entertained whilst they quench their thirst is an essential part of any party! Our expert party planners have suggested their favourite games below
Capture memories and see the Barcelona sights! Create a bingo card of top spots and hilarious prompts for your group to collect over the weekend. Have a prize for the winner of the best interpretation and most photos and a forfeit for the weakest! Win or lose, you will have an endless supply of content for Instagram!
A great game to play in your accommodation or get your bar tender involved, fill up your shot glasses with a mix of alcohol, water (or whatever you have in your fridge). Throughout the night, shout HOT. Grab a glass, down your shot and see what trouble you get into!
Not for the faint hearted, this game only has one rule. No phones allowed. Break that rule and you forfeit control of your phone. The remaining party goers will get to send a text of their choice to anyone, and we mean anyone, in their contacts.
Known for being one of the world's most bike friendly cities, expect to see a lot of people out and about on two wheels during your time in Barcelona! This also means it is incredible easy to see all the sights and get you from A to B on a budget, costing around €25 a day to hire a bike!
If biking isn't for you and you want to relax during your weekend, the city is known for having great public transport making it easy to get around Barcelona. We definitely recommend your group invest in the 'Hola BCN Travelcard' which will give your friends unlimited travel during your stay, including buses, train, metro and underground!
'Italy has great food and Barcelona has great energy!' - Stefon Harris
Yes! Barcelona remains one of the bestselling party destinations because of the incredible backdrop and character it adds to your once in a lifetime weekend! As well as an amazing range of trending birthday activities, Private Yacht and Bike Tour included, and the classics such as a Bar Crawl of nightlife hotspots, Craft Beer Tasting and Wine Tasting, there is so much to do and see in Barcelona, it will be the perfect weekend away.
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