Barcelona is one of Europe's most beautiful cities, in which 340 days of sunshine per year, on the palms shout brought by Columbus from America parrots, smiles all around, aged people, children, athletes and even the dogs, not in vain according to statistics, this city on the third place in the world in the number of happy people. In Barcelona you fall in love once and for all, she captivates his joyful energy, azure blue sky, incredible architecture and a sense of, everything here has been designed and conceived with one purpose, that people were well.
If you exercise, the morning run is the perfect way to start the day in Barcelona. Tourists are still sleeping, and you combine sport and the opportunity to enjoy the city in a unique time, when there is not a soul except you and other runners on streets. The best way to reach the beach San Syebactiyan, that the W Hotel and then return to the city through the port and shopping center Maremagnum.
Breakfast is on the market Bokeria it is always a feast of taste and a lot of impressions. Be sure to come early, after 10 I am here too crowded, and in the early hours only local grandmother with shopping carts. A choice of fresh seafood and snacks, that right before you cook in the cafe El Quim De La Boqueria. Try an omelet with potatoes "tortilla de patatas", grilled artichoke "alykachofas", prawns "Gambas" and mussels in tomato sauce "mehiyones". What? All this for breakfast? - you ask. Of course, because you need to recuperate after jogging.
Another version of the more original breakfast on Bokeria is to buy in the store El Celler de la Boqueria, that the market step, a bottle of sparkling "Cava Brut Nature" (Catalan champagne) and go to the fish ranks for oysters. You kindly open their chat on the counter, will pour the lemon juice and even give glasses of champagne.
Get lost in the maze of narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, of the old district of Barcelona, a real adventure. Medieval stone wall, cozy little squares and street musicians, adds color. You can look at the area St. Philip Neri, the center of which are two huge acacia grow, and then go inside cathedral, in which up to 12 free entrance. In short shorts, skirts and bare shoulders are not allowed in the temple. Unique pattern gothic architecture, in the courtyard of grazing geese impudent.
Connoisseurs of flavored and properly brewed coffee are invited to light to Satan. coffee house Satan’s Corner It is located in the Jewish Quarter of Barcelona, it serves the most delicious cappuccino in the original home-made cakes. Satan can have a snack and take a look at Barcelona's hipsters.
After an invigorating coffee worth your time shopping. Barcelona is famous for a good selection of clothes and high quality shoes. Most main streets for shopping is the boulevard Paseo de Gracia and Portal del Angel. On the street Pelayo many shoe stores. Small boutiques, local designers are in the streets of the Born quarter Rec, Paseo del Born и Old Baths. Tastefully chosen perfumes awaits you in the boutique Commercial. Spanish wine and delicacies you can not only buy, but also to taste the store Vila Viniteca.
The cult of the Mediterranean food are sacred. Gourmets from all over the world come to Barcelona, to treat yourself to the local gastronomic delights, an abundance of restaurants to suit all tastes amazing. Visit gastronomic space National, where a very beautiful design and a chance to try the main Spanish snacks "tapas", drink a glass of wine, order a cheese platter and thinly sliced fragrant ham.
Traditional Spanish "siesta" was invented for a reason. After a full dinner you have no options. A couple of hours an afternoon nap and recharge your batteries allow up late to enjoy Barcelona. just be careful, to such relaxed rhythm quickly get used to.
Spa Aire de Barcelona It is housed in the old Arab baths, stone walls which are immersed in the mysterious atmosphere of the ancient East. Inside reigns pleasant shade, You will immediately disconnected from the outside world, You forget about the bustle of the city and start to have fun. The perfect place for a romantic getaway with your spouse. thermal pools, Jacuzzi, hamam, massages and even a bathroom for two, filled with wine.
Passionate flamenco dance is an explosion of emotions, When the heart stops, goosebumps, the desire to shout "Ole!" and started dancing with the dancers. In an ancient palace Palau Dalmasses building each evening passes authentic flamenco show, after which you will have a long time to boil the blood.
One of the most beautiful panoramic areas of Barcelona is located on the mountain of Montjuic in front of Hotel Miramar. take a taxi, Come up here to the sunset, Enjoy views of the city, the sea and the port of Barcelona, and then go to a restaurant terrace Martinez, boasting no less wonderful view, and the menu is delicious paella and fish dishes and seafood.
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Night program in Barcelona starts with the standard bypass all kinds of bars. You can start with a few glasses of wine in the cozy bar Super Super, in Borne. Then head to the nearby cocktail bar Collage, where a huge variety of delicious and inexpensive cocktails. And when he was in quite a good mood to get to the bar Marsella and drink a glass of absinthe, as it did here, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. If the bar tour was a success, then it's time to go to the dance, eg, club Apolo or Macarena.
If Saturday is not dancing lasted till dawn and you cheerful and full of energy, it's time to go to the beach and try out popular sport paddle surfing. The surf school Pukas Surf You can rent everything you need, to learn how to keep the balance, standing on the board and moving across the sea with the help of a paddle. funny fall, views of Barcelona from the sea and the opportunity to try something new to energize you for the day.
Traditional Sunday morning barselontsy begin with vermouth. Soak up late in bed, they lazily leaving their homes and heading for the favorite tables terraces, to communicate, breakfast and enjoy weekend day. We strongly recommend not to deviate from the Spanish schedule and evaluate the taste bouquet of local vermouth, which you will be served with ice, olives and a slice of orange. To be in the thick of things, head to the street Parlament, the entire length of which a plurality of bars with wine barrels and snacks to suit all tastes. Of all the institutions we enjoy most The jets Parliament and Bodega Vinita.
Sunday morning blends in dinner and since that day all the shops, markets and shopping centers are closed, people instead of shopping pay tribute to gluttony, walks or cultural program. Barcelona is often referred to as an open air museum, In this case, temples Sagrada Familia its most important exhibit. The incredible beauty of the structure is the result of a mad fantasy of the architect Antonio Gaudi, who has devoted to this project more 40 years of his life. When you get inside the temple, there is no doubt the genius of Gaudi, and the power of his talent. Buy tickets official website beforehand, to avoid the long queues.
Spanish cuisine is famous not only for snacks "tapas", but also all sorts of creative canapés, which are called "pintxos". On a piece of baguette grow compositions from a variety of ingredients, it can be a chorizo sausage, goat cheese, anchovies, vegetables and more. With a glass of wine or draft beer pintxos go with a bang. The best place for them is the street Blai, особенно заведение The Tasqueta Blas.
Thanks to the many bike paths, excellent climate and compact size, Barcelona is an ideal city for cycling. On the street in Milans Rivera hire nice guys will provide you with a bicycle, and now the sea breeze ruffled hair, while you are racing along the beach, enjoying the feeling of complete freedom. On a bicycle you can travel through all the main sights of Barcelona, Born quarter, Citadel park, boulevard Paseo de Gracia, on which the Gaudi houses.
Nice view of the yachts and the port of Barcelona opens from the restaurant terrace 1881 per Sagardi. Here you can sit with a glass of wine in a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy the sunset, and then go to dinner in a tavern Ostia, that very close and serving traditional Catalan dishes in a modern processing.
Listen to jazz or Spanish guitar Sunday night can be in schools Thief 23 or Big Bang. This is a very picturesque place in the Raval district blighted, where there is the spirit of Almodovar's movies and do not leave your belongings unattended. If you want to see Barcelona underground, you here.