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Three Essentials for Winter in Barcelona

By | 28 March, 2018 | 0 comments

Barcelona is a city you can explore all year round, as all four seasons conjure up new opportunities to get out and about and enjoy our wonderful town. But if you’re not sure what to do in Barcelona in winter, we’re here to tell you about some of the great activities that won’t be ruined by the cooler weather.

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Winter sports, fun and healthy

That’s right, in winter, we can even make sports fun. One of the activities seeing a real upsurge in recent years is ice skating.Make the most of a truly special afternoon by lacing up your ice skates, it’s a genuinely unique experience.

There are two ice rinks for you to try, with a rink at FC Barcelona’s football stadium, where some of the city’s hockey teams and professional skateboarders even train, as well as the Club Skating Track, which offers fast-track lessons for beginners, so you can get the most out of your day.

Urban hiking and the museum trail through Barcelona

Take advantage of exploring each and every corner of Barcelona with a good urban hiking route, taking in all the city’s best museums. Barcelona offers plenty of opportunities for museum visits across a wide range of subjects, all you have to do is choose the exhibits that most appeal to you.

The Picasso Museum is one of the most popular, housing more than 4,000 of the artist’s works. If you like the art and culture of Picasso, you won’t want to miss out.

If you’re a fan of surrealism, head over to the Joan Miró Museum, where you can explore all the surrealism expressions through more than 14,000 of Miró’s works.

For history buffs and fans of the Egyptian era, the Egyptian Museum explores the life and times of the civilisations of ancient Egypt across its more than 2,000 square metres of exhibition space.

If you’re looking to do something a little different, then visit the Museum of Magic. As well as a vast exhibition on the art of illusion, they also organise classes and live magic shows.

MNAC, the Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, is a unique and iconic art museum located at the National Palace of Montjuic, offering a fantastic programme with collections of paintings, sculptures, wood carvings, precious metalwork and enamels.

For fans of science, try the Ciencia-Cosmocaixa Museum, where you can experience science experiments and exhibitions close upthat make you think, but above all, let you have fun. Don’t forget to visit the planetarium in the museum, it’s one of their most popular and most visited attractions.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of fantastic and varied museums to visit in Barcelona. Those are the 6 most popular, but if you want to see the complete list of museums the city has to offer, you can visit the Generalitat’s Cultural Department website.

Take care of your body: gastronomy and spa days

If you’re someone who likes to pamper themselves every now and then, we recommendindulging inan afternoon of spa treatments followed by an evening of wonderful local dining. There’s a wide variety of urban spas where you can enjoy massages, thermal treatments, relaxation techniques, and much more. After taking care of yourself at the spa, head down for dinner, sampling some typically authentic Catalan dishes.

Enjoy winter in Barcelona with some of the ideas we’ve suggested, where you can stay in our hotels in the centre of Barcelona and recharge your batteries in comfort after a busy day spent enjoying the city. Sport, culture, gastronomy, relaxation… choose whatever suits you best and enjoy your trip – don’t let the colder weather stop you in your tracks!

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