Best Beaches in Barcelona, Beach Holidays in Barcelona

If you’re a sun and sand lover, Barcelona is definitely the right city for you. It has a coastline 4.5km long and offers you a wide range of fun and beautiful beaches. So head to a Barcelona beach when you travel to this bustling city. Here are the more popular beaches in Barcelona.

Barceloneta

Barceloneta, favorite among foreign visitors, has one of the longest coastlines in Barcelona (1.1 km). This beach is also one of the most traditional and oldest beaches in the city. Barceloneta’s dimensions make it suitable for leisure equipment, including volleyball courts and a table soccer area located on the Eastern side, facing the Hospital del Mar. It also has a children’s play area located on the Western side, beside the Gas breakwater. You will also find here gym and ping pong areas. Barceloneta also comes equipped with a skating area.

Sant Sebastià

San Sebastià is situated in the Ciutat Vella district and is the beach most closest to the city proper on the coastline’s Eastern end. It is the beach most frequented by local residents, especially residents of Ciutat Vella. San Sebastià is also popular among foreign tourists. Because of its proximity to the center of Barcelona, many tourists come here by public transport or on foot. There is also a metro stop that connects the area to other parts of the city.

Nova Icària

Nova Icària is located in the center of Barcelona’s coastline. The people who frequent this 400-m long beach are locals from nearby towns as well as foreign tourists. It is the beach where tourists stay the longest, perhaps because it is well-known for its being the quietest in Barcelona. Nova Icària is frequented mostly by groups of friends and also families with children. Many beach goers reach the beach on foot.

Bogatell

Bogatell is a 600-m long beach revitalized when the city’s seafront was restored in the 1990s. It is very much appreciated by Barcelona coastal visitors. This is, among other reasons, because of its safety. A cycle track borders the Bogatell beach so you can easily reach by bicycle.

Barcelona Beaches

Mar Bella

Mar Bella is a 500-m long beach situated in the East of the city coastline. It came into existence after the coastal area became part of the urban redevelopment as part of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games preparations. At the Western end of the Mar Bella beach is a nautical base where activities related to the sea are performed. What’s more, it also has a beach area designated for nudists.

Top 10 Things to do in Barcelona, Barcelona Best Destinations, Best Europan Cities for Vacation

March 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Europe Vacations, Spain Vacations

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the second largest city in Spain. Barcelona’s magnificent architecture is dominated by the work of the great Antonio Gaudi. Shopping, art, dining, and entertainment also feature prominently in this lively city. Here are 10 things not to miss in Barcelona. If you plan to European cities as a holiday destination, the capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second city should be on the top of the list of your visit.

1    Sagrada Familia Church
With its soaring, expressionist towers, Sagrada Familia is Antonio Gaudi’s most famous creation. And it is not yet finished! Begun in 1882, construction on the church continues, and is funded by Barcelona’s tourism industry.

2    Casa-Museu Gaudi
In his later years, Gaudi lived with his niece in this pink house that looks like something straight out of a fairy tale. The rooms in the house are themed, containing furniture, drawing, and portraits made by Gaudi himself.

3    Bishop’s Palace
A new structure begun in 1889 to replace the original palace, which had been destroyed by a fire, the Bishop’s Palace had a storied history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gaudi abandoned the work after the Bishop Juan Bautista Grau i Vallespinós died, and the palace was not occupied until 1961. Read more

Attractions in Barcelona, Things to do in Barcelona, Barcelona Vacations, Barcelona Travel Guide

When you go to Barcelona, you feel like being a city other than Spain. With its rich culture, this country is like an open air museum. They introduce themselves as Catalans. They will tell that there was Catalan culture before Spain was established. They will say that they are more cosmopolit than Madrid and more European than Spain. They regard Spain as a union including many provinces other than a country.

The best known symbol of Barcelona is the Temple of the Holy Family which is located in the boulevard of Catalan Governor Office. It was started to be built in 1882 by Villar with a gothic shape, but then Anthony Gaudi went on its building till he died. The structure is still being built. In Barcelona, modern structures show differences with the effects of rich culture of Barcelona. The cause of this difference is the combination of Gothic, Islamic, Renaissance, Romansk, and Byzantine styles. Glass and brick used in ornation was designed by Gaudi to form a modern style. It is possible to see the other structures of Gaudi in the city like The Quarry.

Barri Gotic is an popular place of the visitors despite not being a touristic village. Here is a small village of Spain attracting many tourists who wants to learn more about the culture of Barcelona. The painter was born in Barri Gotic and his impressions of the village are reflected in his art.

Barcelona can nat be imagined without Picasso. Picasso was born in 1881 in Malaga. He lived in Barcelona and was inspired by Barri Gotik and Barri Xines regions. He dealt with empresyonizm and sembolizm. Picasso returned to Barcelona in 1901 and till 1904 he created his best arts. In 1904 he went to France and died 1973 in France. The art pieces of Picasso was begun to collected in a museum in 1962. Museo Picasso is in Barcelona with its art pieces more than 2,500.

The famous Las Ramblas Street is only a mile away the harbour. There is the famous Christopher Colombus Statue just beside the harbour along the Mediterranean Sea. The other boulevard where concerts and dramas are held  is Plaza of the King. After returning his voyage to Barcelona, Colombus entered the presence of Isabella and Ferdinand in this place.

Bull fighting can not be imagined apart from Spain. For watching bull fighting, you are supposed to buy your tickets two days ago. Ticket prices may vary according to the fighting, but it is generally between 1000 and 6000 Peseta. The fights of the bulls whose age are 3 is always less than 1000 Peseta. Before entering the arena, do not forget to buy flower for throwing to matadors. Undoubtedly, the favourite colours of Spain is red and black. In the boulevard of Sagrada Familia and katalan office, you can watch the show of Serdana dancers and have a fun there.