SuiteLife’s Top 5: What to do in Barcelona in May 2014
If you don’t know what to do in Barcelona in May 2014 than our top 5 list will have all the answers you are looking for. Scan through this guide and you will find yourself cool activities in Barcelona this May 2014, I guarantee it.
Our top 5 things to do in May 2014 in Barcelona in order of starting date:
- Spanish Grand Prix
- Girona Flower Festival
- Snail Festival
- Primavera Sound 2014
Are you a foodie? Want to try different types of Spanish food and at low prices? Welcome to Tapantoni – the Tapas route. The event will take place from 5th to 30th May 2014 in Sant Antoni neighbourhood. You will be served with many special tapas and a drink at special prices from 2 to 2,90 euros.
The event is initiated by the local neighborhood restaurants, which include over 30 Bars, Café and Restaurants in the area. The main aim was to attract people to take a walk around the area and of course stimulate the economy a little. The response to this event in May & November last year was so positive that they decided to make it available every Wednesday starting from April 2nd 2014.
But don’t worry if you don’t have time on Wednesday because those special offers will be available at any opening time and days from 5th to 30th May 2014. Here we provide you with the map of every bar offering this special menu.
For more information in Spanish and Catalan, click here
#2 Spanish Grand Prix
Sport fans, especially Formula 1 racing fans, will be most interested in SPANISH FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 2014, placed in Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya. The ticket price varies from 27,50€ for standard single day to over 3500€ for all days VIP package.
|Fri 09 May 2014||Practice 1||10:00 – 11:30|
|Practice 2||14:00 – 15:30|
|Sat 10 May 2014||Practice 3||11:00 – 12:00|
|Sun 11 May 2014||Race||14:00|
How to get there
Travelling by car, follow the C-17 road (exit Montmeló), or the AP-7 highway. If you choose the AP-7 toll highway, you have several exits to reach the Circuit: 13, 14 and 15.
By train from Barcelona: Cercanías (commuter trains): Line R2 Castelldefels – Granollers Centre and R2 Nord – Maçanet Massanes
By train from Girona: Cercanías (commuter trains): Line R11 Barcelona Sants – Girona – Portbou
AVE (high-speed train): Figueres Vilafant – Girona – Barcelona Sants
Walking from the train station: 45-minute walking from the RENFE train station in Montmeló to the Circuit.
There are some additional benefits if you have a ticket:
- 20% discount on the Camp Nou Experience
- 10% discount on La Roca Village Chic Outlet Shopping
- A free audio-guide at the Basilica of La Sagrada Familia
- 2-for1 on tickets for Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
- Reduced rate on Barcelona Tapas Tour F1 Special Edition
#3 Girona Flower Festival
If you loves plants and flowers then welcome to Girona Barcelona this May 2014. The 59th Girona Temps de Flors occurs from 10th – 18th May 2014 in the city of Girona, 100km northeast of Barcelona. During this time the city will be covering itself with gaudy, vivid, numerous flowers.
Visitors will not only see the best displays of flowers on squares, monuments and parks, but also enjoy the decorations of the ancient stones and historic buildings in Girona. The festival also offers special, creative gastronomy menus with edible flowers as an ingredient. Yummy!
How to get there from Barcelona
By Train: High-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Adif Girona-Costa Brava railway station, located in the center of Girona city. Duration: about37 minutes.
By bus: Sagalés operates bus lines from Barcelona to Girona airport and city center.
By car: take road AP-7 toll motorway.
#4 Snail Festival
Want to get some refreshment by going outside Barcelona? I have introduced you to Girona, now let’s go the other direction, to Lleida 160km West of Barcelona. This May 2014 from 23rd – 25th the city will be submerged with the snail invasion! Yes, I mean it, literally. The “Aplec del Caragol” (Snail Festival) will bring about 12 tons of snail from the rest of Spain to Lleida to be consumed in just 3 days.
I personally like snails as food, so this will be in my to-go list for sure. However if you want to try something new and unique, give it a shot!
How to get there from Barcelona
Buses depart from Barcelona Nord station to Lleida cost about 20 euros and take about two hours.
The train from Lleida to Barcelona takes about an hour and cost 20-40 euros
By car: take the toll roads AP-7 and AP-2. It takes about 2 hours
#5 Primavera Sound 2014
Save the best for last. At the end of this May in Barcelona you will have chance to attend one of the biggest music festival in Spain – the Primavera Sound 2014. This year’s Primavera Sound hit on May 28th-31st with appearance of over 170 artists. This festival is the most remarkable in May that we have a blog delicate solely to it in here.
It’s summer time, so let’s not wast these sunny days hiding in the shadows; instead join us to the liveliest activities allover Barcelona this May! Enjoy and if you have any recommendations, feel free to leave your comments!