Monthly Archives: June 2016

Top 5 beaches to escape the bustle of Barcelona, near the city

Barcelona has central beaches and for that reason overflowing with tourists, so in this guide we suggest escape the bustle of the big city in a short time and enjoy the beaches of nearby towns.

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On railways and less than 15 min to the south of Barcelona, we find the beach of Garraf, which is located in privileged place and away from the bustling big city, it has a length approximately 3km of medium grain sand, calm waters and quaint fishermen’s cottages on the beach. There are restaurants on the beach where you can enjoy the views while you eat or enjoy a snack.

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Playa del Litoral (San Adria de Besos) is facing a disused power station stunning, you’ll recognize it from a distance because there are three tall chimneys and industrial landscape. The long beach is 1.3km and the waters are very quiet. To get from the hotel railroads R1 Plaza Catalunya stop San Adria de Besos from there 5 min walk.

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Another beaches near to Barcelona are in Maresme coast, and they are accessible through the R1 railways. The railroad tracks are parallel to the coast and the stations are a stone’s throw from the beach. The semi-urban beach Masnou is one of the first in the region and one of the widest, also known as the corner of surfers, although that name the waters are calm, there are plenty of activities and beach bars where to eat.

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Within walking distance of Barcelona in the Maresme region is located Premia de Mar, small golden beaches and clear waters invite you to swim in the Mediterranean. Because this beach is not very wide no bars or restaurants, but easily accessible through an underpass to the village center.

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Castelldefelds is just 20km to the south of Barcelona, with its long beach of 5 km of sand and shallow water. Beach bars are an attraction for sun lovers during the weekend with sea food and sangria in abundance.

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Barcelona: 7 differents ways to see Catalan capital

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Barcelona will surprise you from the first minute, a vibrant, modern city with history, that will invade you walking through the streets, Barcelona has something for everyone.

Awesome architecture, museums that will not leave you indifferent, avant-garde cuisine, flea markets, beaches, nightlife and much, much sun always present.

Come and begin to walk together.

barcelona-cathedral-hotel-ramblasCome to Barcelona Cathedral and take a look from above.

Yes, you can climb to the Barcelona Cathedral and walk for the roof, if you are not afraid of heights, from there 360º have amazing views of the Gothic Quarter and of course stunning post !!.

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barcelona-gothic-street-hotel-ramblasWalking Tour

We recommend a tour of his alleyways, going into in the Gothic Quarter, where you will be surprised. Hidden squares just around the corner, indoor gardens, Roman columns, smells and colors that are mixed with the bustle of the neighborhood squares. In its alleys you can explore the history of the city.

barcelona-design-hotel-ramblasBarcelona European design Capital

Barcelona has been regarded as the European capital of design, so we suggest you visit the impressive Barcelona Design Museum recently opened. There you will see exhibitions of graphic design, industrial design and clothing. There is also a fantastic collection of decorative art of the III until XX century

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barcelona-square-hotel-ramblasBarcelona cinema route

You’ve probably heard of Woody Allen and know that one of his film Vicky Christian Barcelona has been filmed here. For just 8 min walk from our downtown hotel in Barcelona you can explore one of the places where it was filmed part of the movie and more precisely in the Plaza Sant Felip Neri.

barcelona-magic-fountain-hotel-ramblasBarcelona Magic Fountain

Only 5 minutes by subway from Hotel Lloret Ramblas can reach Plaza Spain where the Barcelona magic fountain that was built for the International Exhibition of 1929. Throughout the year you can see for free, light & sound show with impressive water jets is that reach 15m.

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barcelona-tapas-hotel-ramblasMediterranean cuisine

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city, so you can find any kind of food, but it is best to sit on a typical bar with locals and eat some “tapas” which is a kind of snack that is usually served with a drink. Most popular tapas are: patatas bravas, shrimp scampi, potato omelette, ham, etc. It ensures that not spend much and you’ll get a good taste.

barcelona-skylinel-hotel-ramblasBird Views Barcelona

If you want to see birds views, we suggest the cable rail port, it is the oldest and you can catch him in the neighborhood of Barceloneta (city center) and you can reach the mountain of Montjuic which is about 56mts above sea level. Once there you can visit Montjuic Castle and a breathtaking panoramic view of Barcelona.

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