Did you think that combining a trip to Barcelona and a skiing trip is not possible? Well, is not like that. Not everybody knows that just in a 2 hours ride from Barcelona you can get to a few skiing resorts.
If you are willing to make the best out of your winter trip then you can dedicate a day to ski at the Pyrenees Mountains and make your vacation even more diversified.
Next to Barcelona there are 4 most popular skiing tracks that are visited by thousands of people each season: Masella, La Molina, Port del Comte and Grand Valira (Andorra).
Barcelona Zoo opened its doors in 1892 inside the perimeter of the Ciutadella Park, during the Universal Exhibition organized at that time in Barcelona. You will find a very wide variety of animals, such as amphibians (frogs), birds (penguins, flamingos, vultures, ostriches), mammals (dolphins, elephants, gazelles, bears …) and reptiles (crocodiles, iguanas, pythons are found, turtles).
Barcelona’s botanical gardens are located in Montjuic, close to the 1992 Olympic Gams stadium. Jardi Botanic de Barcelona opened in 1999, after the construction of the Olympic sites damaged the Historical Botanical Garden of Montjuic, established in 1930. Both botanical gardens continue to thrive and are commonly referred to as the old and new botanical garden.
You’ll always find something to do in Barcelona, even in mid November, but during summer the possibilities are absolutely countless. Open-air cinema, breathtaking viewpoints, gorgeous parks and so on. A long list of free or very cheap activities for you to enjoy your holiday in Barcelona. To help you choose between them, we hereby recommend you our Staff Pick of the top 10 activities to experience 100% the city of Barcelona in summer!
Ever felt like staying forever in a Duty Free Zone? Then you just found the definition of paradise for shoppers. La Roca Village is one of the nine villages of the Chic Outlet Shopping ® collection owned by Value Retail. Luxury shops and high quality restaurants go hand in hand in this Village, only 30 minutes away from Barcelona. Continue reading →
If you are tired of running after your kids around the bar and feeling embarrassed every time you go out for coffee, this place is just for you! Playground, climbing wall, bar, and even a changing table in the bathroom, Móndivers is a leisure and cultural space especially thought for both children and parents. Continue reading →
La Mercè is the major festival in Barcelona since it’s the official city holiday. Once a year by the end of September, it takes place all over the city along its streets and beaches. This year is going to be from 19th to 24th of September.
If you are planning on coming to Barcelona with the whole family, little ones included, don’t worry, because there are many activities for little kids to have the best time in Barcelona. In this post, we will tell you the top 10 activities to enjoy a holiday with kids in the beautiful city of Barcelona.
Every year during the night of 23rd of June, the whole territory of Catalunya and Valencia is plunged into party, music, bonfires and fireworks to celebrate the official start of summer, the night of San Joan. Traditional food, music and parties on the beach, everything you need to know about this magical night is to be found in this post. Continue reading →
Even though Barcelona is a big city, you can also have a good time at its parks and gardens as well. Think of all the things that you can do at a park: take a walk, have a rest, disconnect, sunbathe, learn about plants, read a good book while enjoying the nature whispering… In Barcelona, many parks will give you a good experience, and here we are going to show you the best of them. Continue reading →
Barcelona’s biggest fountain, built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers at night a spectacular display of music, lights and water acrobatics which generates over 50 kinds of diferent shapes.
The first thing you need to know is that the Barcelona Christmas Markets are Spanish markets, so if you are looking for that German or northern Europe taste, like hot wine and bratwurst style, they may not be your favourites. On the other hand, what’s good about Barcelona christmas markets is that they are just… different.
In recent years, more and more people have decided to spend their holidays on a cruise that departs, stops or finishes in Barcelona.. One of the appeals of take a cruise is that you only have to unpack once, so you can take it all easier, enjoy your time and relax. There are lots of people who love cruises, for both short and long trips, in couple, family, etc, and that’s why this is becoming a huge industry.
There’s no doubt that Park Güell is one of the most beautiful icons in Barcelona, and if you’re going to this city you must not miss the chance to visit it. It’s located in the upper side area of Barcelona, from there you’ll have a great sightseeing and extraordinary views of the city.
Figueres is a town located on the north eastern end of the Costa Brava, in the heart of an extensive fluvial plain. With a population of 45,000 people, this city, the seat of the Alt Empordà, is the most important town near the border with France, since it is an important communications centre with a great accessibility.
Futbol Club Barcelona is one of the most important football teams in the world. Its stadium, the Camp Nou, is one of the Spanish stadiums considered “Five star stadiums” by the UEFA. It’s got a current capacity 99.354 spectators, making it the biggest stadium in Europe.
Montserrat, the first National Park in Spain, is a multi-peaked mountain located on the Catalan Pre-coastal range. The word Montserrat literally means “sawed mountain” refering to its rocks figures and shape. The Montserrat massif was declared Natural Park in 1987 and, due to its unique geological characteristics, it a real open air museum.
Tradition, music, family activities, workshops, sport and much more! The Gràcia Festival (Festa major de Gracia) has activities for everyone and takes place from 15-21 August. Find out everything about it:
Barcelona has 9 different beaches to offer, with over 6 km of sand for you to suntan and enjoy a refreshing break during your stay in this beautiful city. It is not only about the area, each Barcelona beach is known for something different and has a different athmosphere. Do you want surfing? nudism? beachvolley? skateparks? Check out our Beaches review to know where to go if you come in summer to Barcelona.