Must do’s in Barcelona
Montjuïc: offers an unbeatable perspective over the skyline of the city and its harbour and by far the best welcome you can imagine after your flight to Barcelona. Take the subway to Parallel station, then onto the funicular and then change to the cable car or Teleférico de Montjuïc. The views from the Castell de Montjuïc are breath-taking!
Bliss: a contemporary urban spa with a refined sense of humour and a remarkable eye for detail. Good to know: after your soothing body and mind treatment, you are within a few metres of some of the finest soul food in town, at Gallito’s and Pez Vela. Beside excellent cuisine, both restaurants enjoy quality sea views from the terrace!
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya: to view this huge collection of Catalan art is an overwhelming experience
Nordic Think: offers a great selection of Scandinavian stuff. Fun articles which will fit your interior design as well as eco-friendly educational toys. Perfect address if you run short on Spanish ideas for a gift to your loved ones at home.
Barcelona: Insider tips
Besides a visit to Barcelona's famous Parc Güell during this citytrip it is nice to devote your attention to the fun nature, tranquillity and beautiful views of the 18th century Labyrinth Park of Horta near the University of Barcelona. After all, a walk along the meter-high green hedge maze is much more romantic than standing in line for a picture of Gaudi's salamander.
Fancy a Gin & Tonic? Bobby Gin’s in Gracia conjures up dozens of variations of this popular drink. Tip: be there at opening time and conquer your little spot at the bar. Order a plate of deliciously condensed power food called ‘tapas’. Bet you will be there from sunset till dawn.
On citytrip with the kids? Fernando Pose (MalabArte) sells everything you need – from unicycle to trapeze - should you intend a future career as juggler or acrobat. A visit to El Rey de la Magia will open the door to the fascinating world of magic and illusionism. Why not attend a magical hocus pocus performance in the neighbouring pub?
How to explore barcelona?
If you have a choice, visit Barcelona on foot rather than by metro or bus. It is a fun way to explore one hotspot after another while you discover the hidden gems in-between, not to mention a fair amount of physical activity and exercise.Rent a car and visit the outskirts of Barcelona or go on a 1 – 2 day trip and explore the surroundings.
Barcelona Travel information:
Travel documents: a valid Belgian identity card will suffice to board your flight to Barcelona
Local time: there is no time difference with Belgium
Climate: Barcelona enjoys mild, humid winters and dry, sultry summers.