Barcelona in summer

5 things to do in Barcelona in summer

Summer is a special time of the year. Thanks to the sunny days and warm temperatures we are ready to squeeze each one of the days of the week. Additionally, we have more hours of light, so we can do more thing during the day.

Going to the beach, where we can take a bath or just lay relaxed sunbathing (always remember to use sun cream!), enjoying festivals of music or major parties in the different neighbourhoods or visiting the costa brava from Barcelona are some of the activities we can plan for this summer. But there are much more!

Here we present 5 things to do in Barcelona in summer. Continue reading 5 things to do in Barcelona in summer

paella in Barcelona

Where enjoying a delicious paella in Barcelona

We all are waiting for summer and sunny days to enjoy Barcelona at its maximum. Walking around the charming neighbourhoods, stopping in a terrace to have a drink while you enjoy the warm weather or taking a bath on the Mediterranean waters and sunbathing are some of the great experiences we can live while visiting Barcelona in summer.

When we talk about gastronomy, there is a special dish we can’t miss when we travel to the Catalan capital: paella. But, where can we get a proper dish of this traditional and delicious Mediterranean meal? Certainly, beaches of Barcelona are a good place, since there is a wide range of restaurants where we can find paella, but some of them are not the best choice because they are expensive and with poor quality.

That is why here we present some great places to enjoy paella in Barcelona. Take note! Continue reading Where enjoying a delicious paella in Barcelona

poblenou

Poblenou: where tradition and future meet

Barcelona is a city of neighbourhoods. There are plenty of them with specific and unique personality and charm. That is why we find different environments and cultures among the different areas of the same city.

We all know famous neighbourhoods in Barcelona: Gothic Quarter with Barcelona’s Cathedral and Sant Jaume square; El Raval and its Rambla with Botero’s cat; Eixample with its beautiful buildings representing a great example of modernism in Barcelona; Gràcia with its unique charm… and so many others which are not as famous as these, but still have special attractions and beautiful places that completely worth a visit.

One example of these areas is Poblenou: an extensive neighborhood of Barcelona that borders the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Sant Adrià del Besòs to the east, Parc de la Ciutadella in Ciutat Vella to the west, and Horta-Guinardó and Sant Andreu to the north. Continue reading Poblenou: where tradition and future meet

music and party in Barcelona

Summer is coming: music and party in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city where music and party are always present. In fact, they have a large cultural tradition that includes neighbourhood parties full of fire, colours, delicious gastronomy and traditional music. Some examples of these wonderful parties you can’t miss are Festes de La Mercé, Festes de Gràcia or Festes de Sants.

But today we are not talking about these local parties. Instead, we will present other kind of events where music and party in Barcelona are the main protagonist: music summer festivals!

Visiting Barcelona is always an exciting experience but enjoying live concerts of your favourite artists in a stage such as the Catalan capital, is just an unforgettable experience. Continue reading Summer is coming: music and party in Barcelona

adventure day in Pyrenees

An adventure day in Pyrenees

Pyrenees are a great winter destination. We can enjoy its magnificent mountains, where we find a wide range of ski stations with a large number of ski slopes. In fact, this is probably the best place for skiing in the whole Peninsula.

But winter is not the only time we can enjoy the wonders of Pyrenees. Summer is also a great period to drive to these landscapes surrounded by mountains, trees, lakes and nature and scape from the crowded city.

So, if you like shopping in Barcelona or visiting museums, but you feel you need more active distractions, get a train or bus ticket and live an adventure day in Pyrenees. Continue reading An adventure day in Pyrenees

flowers in Barcelona

May: the month of flowers in Barcelona

May is a great month to visit Barcelona. Winter and low temperatures are almost forgotten, and summer comes with sunny days and warm weather. Additionally, during this time we can enjoy of some fresh air avoiding this way the stifling environment of August, when it is so hot you can’t even properly breath.

Furthermore, may is the month when Temps de flors (Time of flowers) is celebrated in Girona from May 12th to May 20th. So, travel to Girona from a Barcelona studio. It is a fast trip, because Girona is located 99 kilometers northeast of Barcelona.

May is also the month of flowers in Barcelona. This way, some emblematic areas of the Condal city are covered with colourful flowers that make them even more beautiful. Continue reading May: the month of flowers in Barcelona

sports in Barcelona

Sports in Barcelona: much more than games.

Barcelona is a city we could talk about for years. When we visit this amazing place, we organize several different tours: Gaudí’s works are a must: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and other incredible constructions such as Casa Batlló, Casa Vicens or Casa Milà. We also will enjoy walking through charming neighbourhoods such as Gothic Quarter, El Born, La Barceloneta or El Raval.

Those are some examples of hundreds of activities we can enjoy in the Catalan capital. Art, architecture, painting, sculpture, gastronomy, traditions… but there is something missing here, isn’t it?

Sports! Right! Actually, these are great times to visit Barcelona because there are plenty of sportive events we can enjoy. We have already enjoyed all the jewels of Gaudí around Barcelona, now let’s have some sport time!

In this article we will present some of the best events related to sports in Barcelona. Continue reading Sports in Barcelona: much more than games.

Sant Jordi in Barcelona

Best plans to enjoy Sant Jordi in Barcelona

Sant Jordi (Saint George) is the patron saint of Catalonia and it is celebrated on April 23rd. On these days, Barcelona is full of roses and books, the two main symbols of Sant Jordi. In fact, tradition says this day men should gift roses to women, and women should gift books to men. Nowadays, the tradition keeps going but it has evolved. This way, everyone gifts roses and books, no matter the gender of the person.

It is a special day, a day dedicated to love and culture in Barcelona. So, if you are visiting the Catalan capital during those days, don’t hesitate to go for a walk and breath the great atmosphere of the city.

Here we present some activities you can include in your “to-do-list” for Sant Jodi in Barcelona. Continue reading Best plans to enjoy Sant Jordi in Barcelona

books set in Barcelona

Reading time! Discover the best books set in Barcelona

Saint George’s Day (Sant Jordi in Catalan) is celebrated in Catalonia on 23rd of April. Sant Jordi is the Catalan patron saint, and during this day the tradition says we have to gift culture and love, which are represented by a book and a rose. This way, gifting books set in Barcelona is a great option on those dates.

Reading books set in Barcelona is also a wonderful way of discovering the Catalan capital: secret and beautiful corners, traditional shops, green parks… we can make a list with places to visit we have previously read about.

Walking around, enjoying gastronomy or playing sports in Barcelona are some of the possibilities this city offers. But in this post, we will talk about another different field. Here we present some novels whose scenario is the Condal City. So, lets take a break to read! Continue reading Reading time! Discover the best books set in Barcelona

Green hearts in the city: best parks of Barcelona

A really important characteristic of every city is the existence of green areas where we can forget crowded streets, noisy traffic jams and the stress related to day-to-day routine and an accelerated way of life.

This is why parks are an essential element in every city. In fact, there are some of them that are famous and well-known all around the globe: Central Park in New York, Parc Güell in Barcelona, Hyde Park in London, Tiergarten in Dublin, Vondelpark in Amsterdam or Suzhou’s Park (located in the Chinese city with the same name) are some examples of beautiful parks we strongly recommend visiting.

Today, we talk about best parks of Barcelona. Collserola Park, Ciutadella Park, Parc del Laberint de l’Horta… Where can we find them? What will we discover there? Just keep reading… Continue reading Green hearts in the city: best parks of Barcelona