Your Personal Stag Do Expert
Organising a stag do can be a very stressful business, and if you get it wrong you're going to look like a right chump. All our customers get their own personal stag do manager, who will be able to give you advice on what will work best for your group, is on hand to answer any questions you may have, and make sure the stag do is a complete success.
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When you submit an enquiry, we create your own personal stag do area. You can view and edit your event, invite guests, see who paid what and when, get maps, directions and a whole host of other things to make your life simple!
That’s not the sangria that’s gone to your head; Barcelona is a spellbinding city, where the streets siesta by day, and fiesta by night.
Barcelona In a Nutshell
- A laid-back sandstone metropolis, fringed by glorious beaches and palm trees.
- Cava, tapas bars and some of the freshest seafood in Europe.
- Endlessly entertaining nightlife, with no such thing as a curfew.
When to visit Barcelona?
What are the best months for a stag weekend to Barcelona?
May, June and Julyare the warmest months to pick for your stag party so book early to get the cheaper flights. Temperatures in August can reach around34°C (95F)so ideal if you like your weather hot and very humid, always seek out an air conditioned room for your stay. September is a little cooler so also an ideal month for you stag do.
The weather in October and November cools to around21°C (69F)with lows of15°C (59F)which is still very pleasant but worth bringing an umbrella or an emergency extra later as some days will be overcast with a little rain.
Best of Barcelona
You cannot come to Barcelona and skip the craziness ofLa Boqueria Market:a maze of bustling stalls where you can sample the flavours of Catalonia - ideal for a hungover breakfast, before the lunchtime rush. Stags will appreciate the cheeky displays at theMuseu Erotic de Barcelona (Sex Museum), while nudist sunbathers atMar Bella Beachshare a different kind of cheek. It wouldn’t be a trip to Barcelona without checking out the stunningGaudiarchitecture, from the grand halls ofLa Sagrada Familia, to the dream-like designs ofCasa BattloandPark Guell.
There’s no better welcome to Barcelona than thetapas barsliningLas Ramblas, where you can chow down oncroquetas(fried rolls stuffed with ham or salted cod),montaditos(open sandwiches) and, if you’re feeling adventurous,pulp a la gallega(octopus and potatoes). The tradition is to order a selection (three to four plates per person is usually enough - the plates are small).
Get a real taste of Catalan cuisine in Gracia’s local restaurants and ask for themenu del dia- it’s the freshest you’ll get and offers proper home-grown dishes likeescudella(meat and vegetable stew). Barcelona’s bestseafoodcan be found in the shops liningBarceloneta Beach. Remember that dinner here startslatefrom 8.30pm onwards, so load up on cheap supermarket bread and chorizo if you’re peckish. Wine goes for under €2, too (predrinks sorted).
Barcelona Booze ▾
They may be touristy, but there’s good reason crowds head for the pubs, clubs and flamenco bars ofLas Ramblasand theGothic Quarter. For a more local night out, the edgy drinking holes ofRavalandL’Eixamplefit the bill for your stag pub crawl - but make sure you don’t get there until after midnight, as the party starts late. Barcelona’s craft beer scene is well worth checking out, but nothing beats sipping a cold quinto ofEstrellaorMahou. Followed by some VIP clubbing Barcelona stag weekend style!
Ice in yourred wine?That’s how Barcelonetas like to keep cool - and you’ll find it mercifully refreshing in the summer heat. Lemonade or coke in it too? That’stinto de verano, perfectly paired with a few jugs ofsangriaor bottles ofcavato fiesta until the sun comes up.
Barcelona Neighbourhood Guide
Barcelona’s neighbourhoods effortlessly blend the old, new and oftentimes bizarre.
This bustling thoroughfare is one of Barcelona’s most famous attractions, lined with tree-studded colonnades and people sipping sangria in al fresco cafes. Sure it’s touristy and overpriced, but it’s an excellent starting point for first-time visitors. Wander through the sensory overload of La Boqueria market, before stopping for a mid-afternoon cerveza. The Museu de l’Erotica is an eye-opening look at the history of sex in Barcelona, with raunchy exhibitions reflective of the city’s free-wheeling attitude.
History is etched into the stonework of Barcelona’s Barrio Gotico: a labyrinthine collection of Roman, Medieval, 19th and 20th century architecture. The cloisters of Barcelona Cathedral an awe-inspiring sight to behold, as are Roman ruins buried beneath the Museum of the History of Barcelona (discovered less than a century ago). Hidden amongst the grandiosity you’ll find handlebar moustaches aplenty in the alternative bars of Placa del Pi.
Compared to Barcelona’s busier haunts, Gràcia’s laid-back buzz is a breath of fresh air. Bicycles, boutiques and traditional bodegas contribute to its bohemian atmosphere, hinting that this is the kind of place you’d chill with a cold rebujito over a mad club night. Its biggest claim to fame are the gorgeous grounds of Park Guell, twisting and curving in a gorgeous technicolour display. If you haven’t booked a ticket, you can still explore the surrounding park and climb to excellent vantage points of the city.
Eixample translates to ‘extension’ in Catalan, built in the 19th century to accommodate Barcelona’s rapidly-expanding population. The result is an area peppered with modernist architecture, most notably Gaudi’s Casa Battlo and Sagrada Familia. It’s also incredibly convenient to navigate, shaped in a geometric grid pattern dividing two distinct neighbourhoods: Dreta de l’Eixample (right-hand side) and Esquerra de l’Eixample (left-hand side), where you’ll find bars, restaurants and clubs galore.
Barcelona is made all the more beautiful thanks to the surreal architecture of Antoni Gaudi. You can’t miss the colourful, curving forms of Casa Battlo and Park Guell; fairytale-esque works of wrought iron, ceramics and stained glass inspired by nature. Despite the fact he died over a century ago, his masterpiece the Sagrada Familia cathedral is still under construction. This icon of Barcelona sees hundreds of thousands of visitors queue for a peek inside its psychedelic halls. If you’re interested in learning more, there is a Gaudi Museum dedicated to Barcelona’s hometown hero.
You can escape to the sunny shores of Barcelona in just over 2 hours from London, landing in Barcelona-El Prat for as little as £31 one-way in the low season. Flights are also available from other major UK cities like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham, with similar flight times and prices.
Keep an eye on those prices in the summer, as they can skyrocket to well over £200 return. But for beautiful beaches, sea and sangria, it’s not a bad trade.
If you have time to spare, taking the train to Barcelona is an adventure in itself. First, you’ll depart from St Pancras International and arrive in Paris, stepping off the Eurostar and onto a high-speed Renfe SNCF train that zooms to Barcelona Sants (the city’s main station). This journey takes just under 10 hours, starting from £72 one-way: an affordable opportunity to turn your stag do into a Eurotrip.
Once you’ve landed in Barcelona’s international airport, it’s a 20 to 30-minute drive to the city centre. We recommend you take anairport transfer with guide.
Flights:£200+ in high season (May to September), under £100 in low season.
Airport Taxi from Centre:Up to €35, plus surcharges. You’re better off getting the Metro.
Local Meal:€6 - €18, depending on how touristy the neighbourhood is.
Cava:€4. Forget sangria, this Catalan sparkling wine is the drink of choice in Barcelona.
Sagrada Familia:€18 entry. Book in advance.
Legal:Public possession of under 56 grams of cannabis (public consumption is penalised).
Illegal:Drinking in the street (up to €1,500 fine), defacing public street art, no excessive noise inside hotel rooms and Airbnbs between 10pm and 8pm.
Unique Barcelona Stag Do Ideas
These tailored Barcelona stag do activities make for mad fun in the sun.
- Party On the Mediterranean Sea
- Battle of the Stags
Fight for glory in theSpain Games: eight challenges that will have you jousting, swinging and splashing through an inflatable arena. If you don’t fancy sweating inside a giant bull costume, follow the bikini-clad hosts of Barcelona’sBeach Gamesand compete in an afternoon of volleyball, limbo and giant Twister.
- Flamenco, tapas and sangria
Tuck into an exhilarating evening ofFlamenco, as dancers stomp and twirl to the passionate strums of live guitar. Get a further taste of local culture with a generous tapas spread, including pimento olives, jamon and fresh sangria to complete your stag party in style.
- Cook up a seafood paella feast
Throw on your best pinnies for apaella masterclass. Join your host (a professional chef) on a guided tour of a local market, picking up fresh ingredients to use in your dish. Cook up a storm and enjoy the fruits of your labour, generously accompanied by bottomless sangria.
- Pay homage to FC Barcelona
Follow in the footsteps of football legends atNou Camp Stadium: hallowed home turf of FC Barcelona. Tour through the president’s box, changing rooms and pitch, before marvelling at precious artefacts in the club museum. Follow up with a bit ofbubble footballto round out your football themed day.