Looking for things to do in Barcelona alone? One thing I highly recommend to other solo travelers is to experience the local culture by attending concerts, art shows, and other unique events while traveling alone. During an early morning walk in Barcelona I noticed a flyer advertising a guitar concert that evening at the Santa Anna Church just a few blocks from my apartment. I took a flyer so I would have all the details for later as it was too early in the morning to purchase a ticket.
One of my fondest travel memories is of the classical music concert I attended at Hagia Irene on the grounds of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul Turkey during the Istanbul International Music Festival in 2008. Attending a concert in a historic site like Hagia Irene – a 4th century church built for Roman Emperor Constantine – is a memory to cherish.
The concert at Santa Anna Church was the last in the series for May so I felt lucky that I saw the brochure during my morning walk around the neighborhood. Later in the day I might not have noticed along the crowded street near Plaza Catalunya. I purchased my ticket a few hours before the concert. Although Santa Anna Church is a small venue – seating about 70 – there were still a few tickets available for purchase at the door.
In addition to the stunning architecture and historical interest of venues like Santa Anna Church – the acoustics are outstanding. Built between the 12th and 13th century the church was designed with acoustics in mind.
Cheers! If you are looking for things to do alone while traveling I hope you will enjoy a concert or two on your next solo trip – it’s a great way to mingle with both locals and other travelers attending the event. You will cherish the memories for many years!
Address: Carrer Santa Anna, 29, Barcelona
Phone Number: +34 934 12 18 80
Hours: 11AM – 7PM (weekends: 11AM – 2PM) / Mass: daily at 12PM
Concerts: Concert schedule can be found here. (in English).
How to Get There: Metro: Plaça de Catalunya