Day trip in Blanes

We suggest you to spend the day in Blanes. Blanes is beautiful fishing village with four-kilometre coastline, divided into large beaches or tiny coves.

We recommend you the following plan:

Early morning, around 09am take a train from Passeig de Gràcia to Blanes. It takes around an hour and a half but it does look very pretty the scenary so you will not be bored.
First, we recommend you to visit Marimurta Botanic Garden. It is a garden dedicated to Mediterranean and Sub-tropical Flora with stunning views over the Brava Coast.

Marimurtra Botanic Garden

Marimurtra Botanic Garden

After that not far from the botanic garden you can enjoy a morning beach at Cala Sant Francesc. Cala Sant Francesc is a tiny beach ideal for it’s dimensions and facilities.
The evening you can visit the historic centre and do some shopping.

Cala San Francesc

Cala San Francesc

Magic nights at Casa Batlló

Intimate concerts on the Roof Terrasse at Casa Batlló. From June 9th to September 24th you can enjoy live music at this unique modernist building created by Antoni Gaudí.Choose the style of music you like (soul, blues, jazz, bossanova, pop, fusion, flamenco, rumba, spanish guitar…) There is something for everyone!

They offer two entrances options:

– Casa Batlló complete visit with Smartguide + live music + 2 drinks. It costs 36€. We highly recommend that options for those who yet haven’t visit the house
– Live music + 2 drinks. It costs 29€.

Get more info at: https://www.casabatllo.es/en/magic-nights/.

Magic nights at Casa Batlló

Magic nights at Casa Batlló

3rd Barcelona Gastronomy Week

If you are in Barcelona from the 9th to 12th June, you can miss the Barcelona tasting gastronomy with the finest catalan recipes.

It will take place at the bottom of the famous Rambles Street.

You can enjoy different food areas, from signature cuisine to Sandwiches passing through tapas & all kind of desserts. You will find 50 restaurants, 83 chefs and 53 workshops. For the first year, it will host a live cooking demonstrations by the best cooks.

Tasting areas

Tasting areas

Get more infor at: http://www.tastalarambla.cat/en/

Best beaches around Barcelona

During the summer, beaches in Barcelona are crowded. We encourage you to explore the beaches outside Barcelona. Today we will talk about the beaches north Barcelona (Costa Maresme and Costa Brava) and south Barcelona (Costa del Garraf).

North of Barcelona, we find Montgat Nord, Caldes d’ Estrach, Sant Pol de Mar and Santa Susanna & Tossa de Mar.
It’s really easy to get to those beaches by train R1 from plaça catalunya and it takes between 25 minutes to 1 hour. Don’t worry because you will enjoy great sea views all the journey.

Sant Pol

Sant Pol

Garraf

Garraf

How to decide the best beach? We give you some tips about it. Montgat nord is for those they just want to feel they are outside the buster and the hustle from Barcelona city. Wide and clean waters are waiting for you! Caldes d’ Estrach its a residencial town and it has a nice beach area with twenty charming modernist villas lining the beach road called “Passeig dels Anglesos.” It’ s famous also for the sea-food & paella beach restaurants.

Tossa de Mar is an ancient fishermen’s village sorrounded by walls with emblematic and tiny coves.

South of Barcelona, we find Garraf beach & Sitges with shallower beaches. To get there by train R2 from Estació de França and it takes between 25 minutes to 45 minutes. The journey is really pleasant. You will enjoy a beautiful scenary during all the way.

Garraf is ideal for those they just want to enjoy a day beach and a sea food meal in a beach restaurant. Not all the trains stop in Garraf. Make sure your train stop! Sitges is a beautiful seaside resort with flat beaches, the best shopping and modernism buildings.In Sitges it’s always going on. Now you can also get there by ferry boat.

Get more info at: http: //www.renfe.com/viajeros/cercanias/barcelona/
http://stasusanna-barcelona.es/
http://bluemarferries.com/
http://www.garraftour.com/

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