5 Gorgeous Spots In Barcelona That Aren’t Boring Runs

New spots waiting to become your running favorites!

Flickr Raúl González run Barcelona Spain
Flickr/Raúl González

Whether you’re staying for six months or visiting for a few days, Barcelona makes it easy to stay in shape. With so many outdoor arenas to boost your physical and mental health, finding new spots to run in the city is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Here are 5 spots waiting to become your running favorite!

1. Parc de la Ciutadella

Passeig de Picasso, 21, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (map, website)

Parc de la Ciutadella is complete with a large fountain, a massive staircase to trailblaze up and down, winding pathways, and a straight path from the zoo to the Arc de Triomf. Or the other way around to the beach, Parc de la Ciutadella is easily your new favorite exercise location. Stop at the top of the fountain for some added cardio, crunches, jumping jacks, or planks (you won’t be alone).

Flickr Ruth Hartnup Parc de la Ciutadella Barcelona Spain
Flickr/Ruth Hartnup

2. The Beach

With a path that extends as far as the eye can see in both directions, running enthusiasts are thrilled when they jog across this sweet setup.

Check out the views of the beach, part of the old town, the port, and the clubbing district, Barceloneta beach offers fitness lovers and casual strollers alike a scenic route to remember. Careful though, you’ll be sharing this path with bikes, scooters, roller blades, strollers, and many small dogs.

Flickr Luis Hernandez Barceloneta Beach Barcelona Spain
Flickr/Luis Hernandez

3. Montjuic Mountain

Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, Barcelona, Spain (map, website)

A multi-tiered mountain (for various levels of runners), Montjuic is located close enough to the center of the city for a great run but far enough away that you will feel the workout the next morning.

With sites like the National Museum of Art d’ Catalunya, the Miro museum, natural parks, Montjuic Cemetery, the Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi, and the Castle all the way at the top; a good, morning run can quickly become an all day affair.

Flickr David Berkowitz Montjuic Barcelona Spain
Flickr/David Berkowitz

4. Carrer de La Marina

Barcelona, Spain (map, website)

Who can resist casually passing by Sagrada Familia on their afternoon run?

Climbing straight from the beach to the famous Barcelona landmark, Carrer de La Marina is a straight shot to Sagrada Familia with a slight incline to tone those quads. Directly in front of Sagrada is a lush, green park where you can stop for crunches, photos, or a quick ice cream reward.

Flickr Pedro Belleza Carrer de la Marina Barcelona Spain
Flickr/Pedro Belleza

5. Tibidabo

Barcelona, Spain (map, website)

One of the highest points overlooking the city of Barcelona, Tibidabo is home to a beautiful church, a mini amusement park, and is easily accessible by beautiful trails through the mountainside.

PS. This is a trail for more advanced runners as it will take more time but it’s definitely worth the adventure.

Flickr Faris Algosaibi Tibidabo Barcelona Spain
Flickr/Faris Algosaibi

Amanda Rodrigues


When Amanda is not traveling the world, she is developing her writing skills and working on manuscripts. Her favorite cities are Barcelona, Venice and home!

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