What to do in Barcelona in summer
Summer is one of the best times of the year to visit Barcelona, the sun rises in the City of Barcelona, and you can plan a multitude of outdoor activities: enjoy a picnic, bike rides nearby the beach, outdoor movie sessions, music in the park or even take a refreshing dip in the beaches and pools of the city. Do you want to know more about what this Mediterranean city offers you?
Barcelona and the Summer, always accompanied by the sun
Walking the Passeig Maritim, whether on foot or by bicycle, is almost an obligation rather than a recommendation for those who visit Barcelona.
You can rest on the beach and take a bath, but if you prefer to go to “Tapas”, choose one of the gastronomic places along the Passeig Maritím, Moll del Maestral or the Passeig Maritím of Port Olimpic, these docks are connected to each other to create a long route facing the sea where there is a wide restaurant’s offer.
The best urban parks in Barcelona that you can not miss
The Parc de la Creueta del Coll, located on Passeig de Mare de Déu del Coll 77, was built in 1987 and there you can find a lake with an area of 2,700 m2 and about 60 centimeters deep, it’s one of the main attractions in summer.
La Ciutadella, located in the District of Ciutat Vella, is the largest park in the city, with a total of 17 hectares. Within the Ciutadella there are picnic areas, playgrounds, a lake for walks in small boats, the mythical Zoo of Barcelona, the Museum of Natural Sciences and the building of the Parlament de Catalunya. During the summer, several popular events in music, dance and theater are held for all audiences
Another park you can’t miss this in summer is the Parc del Laberint d’Horta, located on Passeig dels Castaners 11. Famous for hosting a neoclassical garden of the eighteenth century and another romantic garden of the nineteenth century, although its main attraction is the spectacular Labyrinth where the children enjoy to the maximum and that also served as stage for the recording of the film “The Perfume” in the year 2006.
Other outdoor activities in Barcelona
From June 30 to August 4, from 8:30 p.m. in the Castle of Montjuïc there will be outdoor cinema sessions, where films and short films accompanied by musical groups are projected to be the setting for these summer movie nights. In the same area of Montjuïc from 21:00 a.m. from Wednesday to Sunday, the show starts at the Font Màgica de Montjuïc, a magnificent choreography of light, water and music that you certainly will not want to miss.
From our spa hotel in Barcelona we hope you enjoy your summer vacation with these and many other activities that you can find in the wide and varied cultural agenda of the City of Barcelona. Happy summer!