… during your holidays !
Hello SuiteLifers ! Today I’m gonna tell you what to do in Barcelona, what absolutely not to miss to enjoy your holidays in our beautiful city !! These are insider tips, I’m not gonna talk to you about Sagrada Familia (speaking about this, check out our blog : how to beat the queue at Sagrada Familia), Park Guell, La Pedrera and so on.. You’ll find everything you need to know about that on touristic guide and on our many blogs ! No no I’m gonna give you some tips that will make your experience here even better !
Chill at Carpe Diem Lounge Club
If you don’t know what to do in Barcelona after a day at the beach La Barceloneta don’t hesitate ! This amazing lounge on the beach (metro Ciutadella Vila Olimpica) is the best ones to have a drink and chill on a huge sofa while enjoying the sun ! After a great day of beach and sun I promise that this is the best place to relax ! It’s also a (good) restaurant and a club at night. The decoration is inspired by India and it’s really cool. You can ask for a massage while enjoying your drink (take a gin tonic, they are gorgeous !). It’s actually one of my favorite places here in Barcelona ! Check their website if you need more info !
The Magic Fountains of Montjuic !
Of course you’re going to Montjuic ! You HAVE to go to Montjuic, it’s beautiful. But listen to me : you should go at the end of the afternoon : around 6 p.m, visit a bit and then, check out the magic fountain show ! Every friday, saturday and sunday (from the 31st of march until the 30th of october) from 9 p.m to 11:30 p.m there is a big show and this is really beautiful (and free…) ! You’re not forced to stay 2 hours of course but you should stay at least half an hour to enjoy the lights and everything ! You won’t regret it, it’s… magic as said in the name. Where is it ? Metro plaza Espana ! Check more infos on the official website of the city.
Eating the best tapas of Barcelona : Xampaniet
Where to go and what to do in Barcelona for lunch ? Haha what a question ! El Xampanyet !!! This restaurant makes the absolute best tapas I’ve ever eaten in my entire (and short) life. It’s located next to the Picasso museum (so you can go right after your visit to this beautiful museum). It’s really typical, most of the people eat at the bar but you can ask for a table, they will find you one in les than five minutes ! It looks crowded all the time but don’t be intimidated you can eat without any problem. Don’t forget to order aspargus and tortilla they taste like heaven, seriously. Adress ? Carrer montcada, 22. Please, go ! Need more places where to eat tapas ? Check out our blog about The top Tapas restaurants of Barcelona.
Play a beach volleyball game with locals on the beach !
You’ll see once arrived in Barcelona that the beach is surrounded by beach volleyball fields. It’s a really popular game here in Barcelona, (like in Copacabana). You can ask the players to play with them they would be really pleased to welcome you into their game! It’s a fun and sporty way to meet local people. They are really welcoming and can give you a lot of tips about the city ! It’s really nice and will make burn the tapas you’ve eaten at lunch !! And if you need more info about Barcelona beaches, just check out our free e-book about beaches in Barcelona.
Have an after-dinner drink at The Eclipse
What to do in Barcelona after dinner ? Searching for a unique place to have a drink ? The eclise is the club of the luxury W hotel. Located on the 26th floor of the hotel you’ll enjoy an amazing view of Barcelona ! The bar is a cocktail one and I can tell you they are delicious !! (By the way, if you’re a cocktail lover check out our free e-book : top 10 cocktail bars of Barcelona). Be careful, minors under 21 cannot enter the club, and as it’s a fancy hotel the dress code is… well, fancy! But the view worth the stilettos ! Check out more info on the Eclipse website.
Enjoy the breath taking view from Barcelo Raval
The most amazing view of Barcelona I’ve ever seen is from the Barcelo Raval hotel, in Raval neighborood. You have to go to the 11th floor, on the terrace and there… you’ll enjoy a 360 degrees view of Barcelona. It’s really amazing and you absolutely can’t miss it. I bring all my friends there so they can have an idea of the structure of Barcelona and how big it is ! You can see pretty much everything from this rooftop. Place not to miss ! More info on Barcelo Raval Barcelona website.
To roller skate down Barceloneta
Having fun and taking the sun by the same time on the beach ! You’ll see that Barceloneta is just what you need to roller skate a bit. It’s really cool and don’t forget that roller skates is the sport that burns fat the most easily and quickly ! There are a lot of shops who rent rollers all along the beach ! Don’t hesitate. Plus : kids love that !!
Brunch at Federal Café
Lazy sunday morning and you don’t know what to do in Barcelona ? Federal is a little and hidden café next to the metro station “Paralel”. It’s one of the best brunch in Barcelona. This is not a buffet, you”ll have to orden on a menu but everything is amazing ! The service is really good and you won’t have to wait ten hours to be served. There is everything you need to have energy for a whole day of visit, and it’s not expensive. Where to find it ? Carrer del Parlament, 39. If you’re fond of brunches check out our blog about the best brunches in Barcelona.
Enjoy the pool at the Ohla Hotel
Well, beaches in Barcelona are crowded. If you’re looking for something else, a fancy pool for a fancy afternoon, you might fall in love with the Ohla Hotel. Located on Via Laetana, this 5 stars hotel opens his pool to the public during the summer. You’ll have to take drinks or something to eat of course, it’s not free but the place is amazing, a peaceful and quiet location in the very heart of Barcelona. Gorgeous ! Location ? Via Laetana, 49.
Alright guys, that’s it for today ! I hope my blog was helpful and if you have any other idea of what to do in Barcelona, please leave us a comment we’ll be glad to hear from you !!