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Airport – El Prat
City – Barcelona
If you’ve never been …
… Prepare yourself for one of the liveliest cities in the world. There are few other cities that boast a thriving financial centre, a world-class arts scene, one of the planet’s greatest sports teams, gothic cathedrals and 16th-century fortresses, as well as a beach and party vibe that’s up there with the best of them.
Take to the streets
Kill two birds with one stone as you stroll around Barcelona’s streets and stumble across buildings by such noted worthies as Muntaner and Gaudi. Parc de la Ciutadella and Park Guell offer very different visions of the city, while walking up to Montjuic means shady streets and the castle that bears the same name.
You can’t come to Barcelona without going crazy for the food. Barceloneta, the area around the beach, offers the best in freshly caught seafood and there are myriad restaurants to choose from, while pintxos are the Catalan equivalent of tapas and there are many places where you can sample these bite-sized delights, washed down with a little local vermouth. Also, have a look around La Boqueria, in the middle of La Rambla, Europe’s biggest food market.
Tourists and trees
La Rambla is the most well-known street in Barcelona. During the day it’s filled with street performers and artists, while by night it’s a mass of bars, clubs and restaurants. Sure, it’s a bit of a tourist trap, but it’s a Barcelona icon.
And, if you’re going back to explore further, try these…
Get totally lost
Parc del Labirint d’Horta (the Horta Labyrinth Park) is one of the city’s oldest parks, dating from 1791. In the centre of what’s known as the romantic garden you’ll find a huge hedge maze which has, as its centrepiece, a statue of the Eros, the Greek God of Love. Aww!
Try some Anti-Karaoke
Every Thursday from 10pm at the Apolo Club, dancers, comedians and musicians in wild costumes lead the entire audience in what can only be described as an insane mix of cabaret, striptease, halloween, metal gig and performance art to the backing of well-known karaoke hits.
Immerse yourself in wine therapy
Becoming more and more popular is a spa treatment in which the main course of therapy is to bathe in a vat of red wine as well as a face and body wrap made from grape skin. It’s not cheap at around 150 euros, but it’s certainly a unique experience!