The Kiwi.com Top 10 – Barcelona

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The Kiwi.com Top 10 – Barcelona

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21 May 2017

By | 21 May 2017

Here at Kiwi.com, we love exploring new places, but we also know that sometimes you want to go back to somewhere you’ve already been. Here’s our guide to the 10 most popular airports that Kiwi.com customers fly in and out of

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

Parc de la Ciutadella offers very different visions of Barcelona to Park Guell – Shutterstock Group Created with Sketch. Parc de la Ciutadella offers very different visions of Barcelona to Park Guell – Shutterstock

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.

Eat!

Amazing fresh seafood is available in Barceloneta – Shutterstock Group Created with Sketch. Amazing fresh seafood is available in Barceloneta – Shutterstock

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 possibly the most well-known street in Barcelona – Shutterstock Group Created with Sketch. La Rambla is possibly the most well-known street in Barcelona – Shutterstock

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

The maze in Parc del Labirint d’Horta leads towards a statue of Eros – Shutterstock Barcelona Group Created with Sketch. The maze in Parc del Labirint d’Horta leads towards a statue of Eros – Shutterstock

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

The Apolo Club is the venue for crazy karaoke – Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock Barcelona Group Created with Sketch. The Apolo Club is the venue for crazy karaoke – Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock

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

Try bathing in wine for an interesting tale from Barcelona – Angela N Perryman / Shutterstock Group Created with Sketch. Try bathing in wine for an interesting tale from Barcelona – Angela N Perryman / Shutterstock

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!