Some may know Barcelona for its famous and highly successful football club, the high-spirited nightlife, captivating beaches or the soul satisfying cuisines on offer. Whatever you think of when you hear of Barcelona, it can’t really be fully comprehended unless seen and experienced first hand. You don’t have to worry about accommodation when visiting this city either as it’s not short on places to stay. Rent a luxury apartment in Barcelona and enjoy the wonders of the city in style. Here are some aspects of the city to entice you.
Exhibiting the historical heritage of Barcelona, MUHBA is a museum to be seen. This underground archaeological site gives a thrilling display of the emergence of this medieval city. It’s both thrilling and fascinating, escape from the summer heat and take a trip into this enchanting construction and imagine the city in Roman times. You might like to visit a museum to do with the arts: see an extensive collections of Picasso’s work at the Picasso museum or examine the modern art of Joan Miro at the Joan Miro Foundation. There’s also The FC Barcelona Museum for those who’d like to delve into the history of one of the top teams in the world. Or to experience something a bit different to a museum visit an outdoor film screening, get engrossed in a botanical garden, or maybe even take a trip to the old French station dating back to 1929. The list is endless when it comes to the different landmarks accessible in Barcelona.
Stick your fork into a paella in Barcelona, where it really is done right. This city hosts a range of michelin star restaurants and culinary classics to get the tastebuds rejoicing, with rice dishes that are rich in flavour and variety. Passejat is a classic rice dish served in Barcelonian restaurants, dating back to the 15th century, it will not only satisfy your tummy but give you a feel of the history of Barcelona. Dig into delicacies from monkfish to mussels, sausages to squid, or croquettes to cod fritters.
Sala Apolo is a great example of what Barcelona has on offer when it comes to indie clubbing. You won’t be let down by the music or the atmosphere. Be amazed by the various musicians as they grace the stage. Pop, rock, folk and more there’s a host of different genres to entertain. It’s not only Sala Apolo that offers a great night out but there’s plenty of other vibrant and vivacious clubs that can be enjoyed. A range of electrifying yet elegant cocktail bars also parade the streets of Barcelona. Recline on a vintage sofa and sip on a margarita or lean on a freshly polished wooden bar and enjoy a dry martini ‘shaken not stirred.’
With nine Mediterranean beaches bordering the city’s coastline, you’re definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to which one to visit. The southern beaches, situated closer to the city may be more loud and crowded, but a perfect spot for some socializing and sunbathing. If you’d like some more seclusion and enjoy relaxing in some golden sand, then the northern beaches may be the better option for you. Nova Icaria Beach is one of the more quieter options and is a great spot for watersports and you may even be able to enjoy a Thai massage while relaxing on the bay. Barceloneta Beach, on the other hand, is buzzing with life and community. Drum players, sand-artist and dancing, it’s all found on this beach: ease and entertainment provided in one spot.