10 Best team building activities in Barcelona

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Barcelona is the metropolitan capital of Catalonia, a Spanish jewel built between the Mediterranean Sea and the Montserrat Mountains. The city is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, splendid avant-garde architecture and unrivalled artistic legacy.

The city’s blend of historical charm and contemporary influences make it the perfect site for your team-building retreat. Spend your time marvelling at iconic landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia church and Park Güell, or experience the many activities on offer from relaxing art workshops to high-octane paintball battles.

With so much to see and do in Barcelona, you’ll never have enough time to do it all during your team-building retreat. Nonetheless, we’ve put together this list of essential team-building activities in Barcelona to help you get the most out of your visit.

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Take a tour of Barcelona’s unmatched architecture

  • Along the Modernism Route, you will trace the sinuous dream path that took Antoni Gaudí from his social concerns to a total absorption with the divine, until he finally became “the last great cathedral builder.”
  • You will visit the Antoni Tàpies Foundation and Casa Lleó Morera by Domènech i Montaner, Casa Amatller by Puig i Cadafalch, some hidden Eixample courtyards and, of course, Casa Calvet, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà by Antoni Gaudí.
  • All expeditions are led in English or Spanish but French, Italian, Portuguese and Catalan can be arranged on request.
  • The tour is available to groups of up to 40 people.
  • All the guides of Barcelona Architecture Walks are practising architects, most of whom are professors of architecture, as well as architecture critics. 
  • The variety of top professionals provides a wide spectrum of knowledge on a huge range of topics.

Take to the sea on a guided SUP tour

  • Enjoy the sea and Barceloneta beach, the perfect place for stand-up paddleboarding.
  • An enjoyable for experienced and first-time stand-up paddleboarders alike.
  • The instructors are knowledgeable, kind and attentive.
  • Valuable items can be stored in the locked office.
  • Showers and water fountains are available on-site.
  • Participants are provided with premium quality stand-up paddleboarding equipment.

Uncover hidden clues at the escape rooms

  • An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategies to complete the objectives at hand.
  • Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms.
  • The venue can facilitate groups of up to 68 people.
  • A typical session lasts between two and a half and three and a half hours.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served on-site.
  • Food can be arranged to enjoy after the game.

Explore the city on a guided bike tour

  • The best tour to get to know the heart of the city and enjoy the most popular downtown streets and little historical squares. 
  • This tour will combine the city centre with the seaside, Barceloneta Beach and Ciutadella Park.
  • Tour highlights include Downtown, Old Harbour, the seaside to the Olympic Harbour and Ciutadella Park.
  • In about 3 hours, your English speaking guide will take you through various districts of Barcelona. 
  • You will ride past the impressive modernistic buildings, go through narrow alleys, city parks and visit the beach.
  • Packages include a guide, bicycle and a bottle of water. 

Explore the Mediterranean on a kayak adventure

  • Explore the Mediterranean while you enjoy views of the Olympic Marina.
  • Kayaking is one of the best ways to get close to nature on the water.
  • The serenity of the kayak allows you to enjoy the scenery at a leisurely pace.
  • A kayaking tour offers a perfect escape to some of the most amazing locations Spain has to offer.
  • A day tour is eight hours in total with two and a half hours of kayaking.
  • All equipment, including kayak, mask and snorkel, life vest, wetsuit (if needed), are included.
  • Emergency support motorboat on stand-by to ensure the session runs smoothly.

Enjoy a Spanish wine-tasting experience

  • All tastings are suitable for beginners and wine enthusiasts alike.
  • You will leave educated, entertained and thirsty for more.
  • Tastings usually take around two to two and a half hours with lots of delicious Spanish cheeses and meats and plenty of wine-related chats along the way.
  • Private hire of the entire venue is available for up to 45 guests for a reception/cocktail style event. 
  • The hosts are super knowledgeable, offering a great selection of unique wines.
  • Learn about the history of the different wines, accompanied by various cheeses and meats. 

Clock the fastest lap at the go-kart track

  • Experience the most advanced indoor circuit in Europe. 
  • Race across a challenging track with many variations of corners.
  • The karts are very safe, specially designed for the larger circuit. 
  • The ambience is great and the staff are very professional.
  • The on-site restaurant keeps drivers refuelled for their coming race.
  • The area has accessible on-site parking.

Splatter your coworkers at the paintball arena

  • Play a variety of game modes across 10 hectares of playing fields, divided into nine stages.
  • The full session lasts approximately four hours.
  • The venue can accommodate groups of up to 30 people.
  • Paintball is a high-octane, competitive sport that evokes essential teamwork skills like leadership and communication.
  • All sessions include a camouflage jumpsuit, comprehensive protection mask, gas bottle, protective vest, semi-automatic marker, and paintballs.
  • Changing rooms, toilets and a free car park are available on-site.

Enjoy a relaxing art workshop with an open bar

  • Enjoy an artistic and creative experience with an open wine bar together with the best atmosphere.
  • The experience includes all the necessary materials to make a work of art, unlimited water and wine.
  • You can choose which picture you want to paint from a large gallery.
  • Receive step-by-step guidance from professional art teachers.
  • Learn new painting techniques while sipping on a glass of wine.
  • A relaxing musical soundtrack heightens your creative experience.

Aim for the bullseye at the axe-throwing arena

  • You will get a safety briefing upon arrival, before learning the techniques of axe throwing.
  • Groups of 12 are accompanied by an experienced axe-throwing instructor.
  • You’ll learn a variety of impressive throwing techniques before taking on your colleagues in a competition.
  • Participants are required to wear closed-toe shoes.
  • An excellent team-building experience that builds trust and encourages the growth of new relationships.
  • The instructors mention all the rules and train a bit before you begin.

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