Emma, David, Camilla & Freddie
15th - 20th April 2019
Air | 17°c
Sea | 15°c
DINE AROUND THE MARINA
Restaurante Barceloneta | Paellas & Fish
Restaurante Can Solé | Traditional & familiar rice restaurant since 1903
Cervecería El Vaso de Oro | Typical & popular Barceloneta bar
Blue Spot | Sunset & cocktails with Barceloneta beach views
Pez Vela | A view of Barceloneta Beach
La Barra de Carles Abellán | Tapas
Torre de Alta mar
DINE IN THE CITY
El Nacional Fismuler
Monvinic Sensa Pressa
Marea Alta Marea Baja
Sants es crema
El Asador De Aranda
BARCELONA AT NIGHT
LAS RAMBLAS | La Rambla, also known as Las Ramblas, is one of Barcelona’s main thoroughfares and one of the most visited areas in the city. This fascinating artery is 0.8 miles (1,3 km) long and connects Placa de Cataluña with the city’s old port. Las Ramblas is always lively, packed with tourists, locals and street artists who pose like living statues. Numerous terraces and restaurants are located on both sides of the street and to see people come and go, although be warned that the prices are a little high, since this is a very touristic area.
MERCAT LA BOQUERIA | This metal cover as well as protecting food, sellers and buyers, gives character to the market. Nowadays, the third and fourth generation of sellers proudly show the oldest and most complete food market of Barcelona. They offer us vegetables, meat, fish and thousands of other products in stalls with great charm and imaginative presentation. Boqueria Market is a space full of life, history and unquestionable architectural value.
MERCAT DE SANTA CATALINA | The Santa Catalina Market is a supply plaza located in the neighbourhood of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and Ribera de Barcelona. Built between 1844 and 1848 on a former convent, from which it inherited its name, it is the oldest covered market in the city.
Explore iconic streets like Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya, home to the top fashion boutiques selling leading local and international brands, countless restaurants serving Catalan haute-cuisine and an endless array of cafés and bars, which have made the area the favourite shopping place for many locals and visitors to the city.
La Roca Village | Located just 35 minutes by car from Barcelona and is one of the biggest Outlet Complex in Spain.
LA PEDRERA | After many years of neglect, Casa Mila, popularly known as La Pedrera and declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 by UNESCO, was restored and opened to the public in 1996. Casa Mila (La Pedrera) is regarded as Antoni Gaudi’s most iconic work of civic architecture due its constructional and functional innovations, as well as its ornamental and decorative solutions, which broke with the architectural styles of his day. For Gaudi, La Pedrera represented the most advanced approach to a building on a chamfered street corner in the Eixample in Barcelona. It consists of two blocks of apartments, each with its own entrance, structured around two large interconnected courtyards with ramps down to the garage for vehicles.
SAGRADA FAMILIA | The Sagrada Familia is arguably one of the most stunning churches ever built. It is not finished yet - it is said to be finished in 2026. The Sagrada Familia is a symbolic expression in stone of the Christian faith. Fall in love of this wonderful place with a private guided tour.
LA CATEDRAL | Three distinct periods can be defined within 150 years of construction: in the first, the building was planned and the apse and radial chapels were built, as were the presbytery - with its altar and crypt - and the pseudo transept; afterward, the three naves, with their respective lateral chapels, were extended back to the choir; finally, construction of the basilica continued to the façade, which was later closed with a simple wall (1417). The Cloister was finished in 1448. The Architecture, is typical structure used in Catalan Gothic constructions, arranged to permit use of the spaces within the buttresses, allowed rows of secondary chapels to be opened up in the Cathedral. There are two chapels in each section of the naves, encircling the entire basilica. Large windows open up onto the radial chapels of the ambulatory, illuminating the presbytery. In the lateral naves, a tall, windowed gallery runs above the chapels on the outer wall of the basilica. A small triforium runs around the central nave and the presbytery near the dome.
HOSPITAL SANT PAU | The architectural complex of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is an extremely important treasure of the heritage and culture of the city of Barcelona, in particular, and of Catalonia, in general. Its architectural and heritage value goes beyond its urban setting, taking on a dimension that resonates at a European and international level. One demonstration of this is the fact that, in 1997, together with the Palau de la Música Catalana, the Hospital was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO for its unique construction and artistic Beauty.
MONTJUIC | Standing on a vantage point 173 metres above the port, Montjuïc Castle commands stunning views of the city. Now a peaceful place, the memory of this fortress endures in Barcelona as a symbol of repression but also of the city's struggles during different periods in its history. The Poble Espanyol, or Spanish Village, is one of the city's most popular visitor attractions: a unique combination of architecture, contemporary art, traditional crafts, shops, gastronomy and traditions. Situated in one of Barcelona's most iconic areas, just a short distance away from the Montjuïc Fountains, the Poble Espanyol was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition and resembles an actual village with replicas of 117 real-life scale buildings from different Spanish regions.
PARC GUELL | The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola – the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face. Park Güell is located in La Salut, a neighborhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí, a renowned architect and the face of Catalan modernism. The park was built between 1900 and 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.
CASA BATLLO | At present, Casa Batlló is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an icon in Barcelona, a must see for those who want to discover Gaudí’s work and modernism at its finest. It is also one of the most highly rated cultural and tourist attractions, welcoming 1 million visitors every year. Casa Batlló is located at number 43 on Paseo de Gracia, a street that, in the past, connected the city to Villa de Gracia, which today is a fully integrated district of the city.
SPA & WELLNESS
MANDARIN ORIENTAL | Created as an oasis of calm in the midst of the city, our spa is arguably the most serene space in the centre of Barcelona. Enjoying a peaceful location at the base of our hotel, the spa is a place in which you can rebalance the needs of your body, mind and soul.
43 THE SPA | Immerse yourself in a world of sensations. At 43 The Spa, you’ll enjoy the best of an urban spa combined with unparalleled views of the sea and the city of Barcelona from atop Hotel Arts. Elevate your senses to the next level.
MAYAN LUXURY SPA | Inspired by the Mayan Culture, a place where mind, body and soul become one. Traditions from one generation to another applied with luxury in the unique hotel, Mayan for teens and children: A special moment to initiate the path to wellness and beauty care. A Mother & Daughter Spa experience where you can enjoy a relaxing and beauty moment together with a “Made to Measure” facial treatment and a manicure and pedicure.
AIRE ANCIENT BATHS | At the heart of fast-paced Barcelona, there is a place where time does not exist. An old warehouse built at the end of the XVII century, right next to El Born Market, turned into a temple to disconnect your mind and body from the surrounding reality. This is a space full of magic in which history and water converge to provide you with a unique total relaxation experience. Get ready to start an unforgettable journey through sensations that culminates with a relaxing massage or a sophisticated ritual.
SPA HAMMAN | The virtues of the steamy heat of the Hammam baths and the interesting variety of spa treatments (based on the health and beauty secrets whispered generation after generation, in the intimacy of the Eastern baths of Morocco and Turkey) are the architects of lasting relaxation and balance. The inviting surroundings also help us to enter our interior world, while our pores open, our skin regenerates and our body purifies.
SIGNATURE SPA | The first vegan and sustainable personal care center in Spain, the Signature Spa. In addition to offering 100% vegetable treatments, it is located in a carefully designed environment, as it is part of the Yurban Passage Hotel.
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
TIBIDABO | The Tibidabo Amusement Park is the oldest amusement park in Spain, the second oldest in Europe and the centennial and historical park of the city of Barcelona, where you can enjoy more than 25 attractions.
PORT AVENTURA | You can tour the six-themed worlds of Port Aventura Park, with more than 40 attractions that will raise your adrenaline levels. The little ones can visit Sésamo Aventura, a themed world where they can find their favourite characters.
FERRARI LAND | Live the passion of Ferrari in spectacular attractions that will make you feel like a real F1 driver.