Nothing beats Barcelona! This is where you go when you need to charge up your batteries and get exited and inspired. The city of art, culture and beaches has more to offer than it's possible to do in a week or two. However, Barcelona is addictive for most people, so you will most likely come back!
The Art Nouveau architect and designer, Antoni Gaudi, has created some of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona. Here's a few suggestions that should keep you occupied, if you are a Gaudi or Art Nouveau fan...
La Sagrada de Familia:
April to September: 9am - 8pm
October to March: 9am - 6pm.
Address : Mallorca, 401
May to August: 10am - 9pm
November to February: 10am - 6pm
March and October: 10am - 7pm
Address : Carrer D'Olot
La Casa Milà :
Summer: Monday to Sunday: 9 am - 8 pm
Winter: Monday to Sunday: 9 am - 6.30 pm
Address : C. Provença, 261-265
Guided Gaudi Tours
Picasso was born in Malaga, Andalusia, but he moved to Barcelona as a young boy and later he divided his time between Paris and Barcelona.
In Barcelona's Gothic area you will find five medieval palaces linked together and these buildings are home to more than 3,500 works by Pablo Picasso - from his early years.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 8pm
Address : Montcada, 15-23
Barcelona Museum Pass
TheBarcelona Museum Pass includes tickets to the below listed museums and the pass is valid for 10 consecutive calendar days from the time of first use. The price is approximarely 30 EURO and besides from saving money, if you are visiting more than 2 museums, the great advange is that you get to skip the long ticket queues!
Who wants to line up in a sweaty queue when on vacation?
National Art Museum of Catalonia
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art :
The Fundation Joan Miro:
Fundacio Antoni Tapies:
All the beaches in Barcelona are well maintained and provide lifeguards and access for people with disabilities. Barcelone has a 4 - 5km long stretch of beaches in approximately 20 minutes walking distance from Las Ramblas. How perfect is that?
The 4 most popular and well-known beaches:
Barceloneta: Closest to the city and packed with American style restaurants and bars.
Mar Bella: Windsurfing, kayaks and all sorts of water sports.
Nova Icaria: Near the Olympic Marina and full of delicious beachside bars and restaurants.
Bogatell: A more laid-back beach area with cyclists and joggers.
You can visit museums, sightsee the city or shop in the morning, then enjoy some tapas and some cool drinks.... and off to the beach in the afternoon, when it gets to hot to be anywhere else than right by the sea. Watch out for the sun though - it's much stronger than you think!