What to see in Barcelona on a weekend? | This is Med

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March 24, 2024

Visiting Barcelona on a weekend is entering a world of history, culture and vibrant urban life. From the iconic architectural monuments to the secret corners full of charm, the Catalan capital offers an unforgettable experience for all types of travelers.

Are you ready to discover the treasures this city has to offer? Join us on this tour of Barcelona's must-sees with This is Med !

Day 1: Discover the essence of the city

Start your first day in Barcelona with a visit to Antoni Gaudí's architectural masterpiece: the Sagrada Familia. This majestic temple, still under construction after more than a century, will take your breath away with its impressive façade and dreamlike interior . Don't forget to book your tickets in advance to avoid long lines and make the most of your time. After marveling at the Sagrada Familia, head to nearby Park Güell, another of Gaudí's iconic projects.

Stroll along its colorful paths, admire the peculiar sculptures and enjoy the panoramic views of the city from one of the most famous balconies in the world. Also remember to reserve your ticket, which has a date and time! For lunch, experience authentic Catalan cuisine at one of the many local restaurants . Try typical dishes such as paella, Galician-style octopus or tapas, accompanied by a good Spanish wine.

We advise you to stay away from the tourist area of La Rambla, and look for a typical bar or restaurant, in Raval or Poble Nou. In the afternoon, let yourself be carried away by the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, the historic heart of Barcelona. Explore its charming squares, such as Plaza Real, Plaza del Rey or Plaza de San Felipe Neri, and admire the imposing Barcelona Cathedral, a jewel of Catalan Gothic. End your first day with a walk along Las Ramblas, the famous pedestrian avenue full of life and activity.

From street performers to flower and souvenir stalls, Las Ramblas is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the city's lively atmosphere. Here, you will also find the colorful and bustling La Boquería market, where you can delight in a wide variety of fresh and local products. If you are looking for a similar, but more authentic, experience, we recommend visiting the Santa Caterina Market, where you can buy fresh fruits and enjoy “good, beautiful and cheap” food.

Day 2: get lost in “els carrers” and the squares of Barcelona

Start your second day in Barcelona with a visit to the emblematic Barrio de Gracia. This bohemian and multicultural neighborhood is full of vintage shops, charming cafes and street art. Don't miss Plaza del Sol, the heart of Gracia, where you can enjoy an outdoor coffee while observing local life .

Afterwards, head towards Paseo de Gracia, one of the most elegant avenues in the city, famous for its luxurious boutiques and modernist buildings. Make a stop at Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, two Gaudí masterpieces that you cannot miss. For lunch, enjoy a delicious meal by the sea in Barceloneta, the coastal neighborhood par excellence.

Sample delicious seafood and fresh fish at one of the many seafront restaurants, while taking in the views of the Mediterranean.

Relax on Barcelona's urban beach

In the afternoon, relax on Barceloneta beach and enjoy the sun and the sea. If you are looking for stronger emotions, you can try water sports such as paddle surfing or kitesurfing. If you have time, don't miss a visit to Tibidabo, the oldest amusement park in Spain, located at the top of the mountain of the same name . From there, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city and live exciting experiences at its attractions.

To close your weekend in Barcelona on a high note, watch the sunset from the Búnkers del Carmel viewpoint. From this former Civil War shelter, you will have incomparable panoramic views of the entire city.

Do you have time left?

Beyond the suggested itineraries, Barcelona offers much more for a weekend in the city. You can go to Plaza España and visit the arena-shaped shopping center and admire the Venetian towers that precede the imposing Montjuïc Castle or discover the fascinating history of the Raval neighborhood at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA). Whether you are passionate about art, gastronomy, history or nature, Barcelona has something special for each of its visitors.

Come and discover why Barcelona makes everyone who visits fall in love with it!

The Catamaran Experience
Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swi…

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while you enjoy spectacular vie…

The Catamaran Experience
Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while you enjoy spectacular views, moments of fun and an incredible feeling of freedom with a drink in your hands. 

The experience begins in the exclusive port of Marina Vela, right next to the renowned W hotel and Barceloneta beach. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome you on board with music, a courtesy drink and a typical local tapa to start the experience in a Mediterranean style. Discover all the areas of the catamaran and make yourself comfortable where you prefer. You can sit in the shaded aft seats to feel the sea breeze, or lie on the forward nets in the sun to tan and be closer to the sea. You will leave land to set sail out to sea for 2 hours. 

If you have selected the daytime option, the boat will make a 30-minute stop to take a dip with inflatables in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. If you have selected the sunset option, you will have the opportunity to admire the fantastic sunset over the Barcelona skyline. 

 

The catamaran has enough space to accommodate a small group of only 30 people with its captain and sailor in a spacious and comfortable way. It is also a fully equipped boat and one of the most stable.

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The Catamaran Experience

Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while you enjoy spectacular views, moments of fun and an…

The Catamaran Experience

Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while you enjoy spectacular views, moments of fun and an incredible feeling of freedom with a drink in your hands. 

The experience begins in the exclusive port of Marina Vela, right next to the renowned W hotel and Barceloneta beach. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome you on board with music, a courtesy drink and a typical local tapa to start the experience in a Mediterranean style. Discover all the areas of the catamaran and make yourself comfortable where you prefer. You can sit in the shaded aft seats to feel the sea breeze, or lie on the forward nets in the sun to tan and be closer to the sea. You will leave land to set sail out to sea for 2 hours. 

If you have selected the daytime option, the boat will make a 30-minute stop to take a dip with inflatables in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. If you have selected the sunset option, you will have the opportunity to admire the fantastic sunset over the Barcelona skyline. 

 

The catamaran has enough space to accommodate a small group of only 30 people with its captain and sailor in a spacious and comfortable way. It is also a fully equipped boat and one of the most stable.

AC37: Practice Days
Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swi…

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while enjoying spectacular view…

AC37: Practice Days
Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while enjoying spectacular views, sailing through the America's Cup racecourse.

The experience begins at the exclusive Marina Vela port, right where the base of the Italian team, Luna Rossa, is located. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome you on board with music, a complimentary drink of your choice, and a typical local tapa to kick off the experience in true Mediterranean style. Explore all areas of the catamaran and get comfortable wherever you prefer. You can sit in the shaded aft seats to feel the sea breeze or lie down on the sunny fore nets to sunbathe and be closer to the sea.

You'll leave the land behind to set sail out to sea for 2 hours, from 13h30 to 15h30. We'll pass by the racecourse, and if you're lucky, you might encounter some of the AC37 boats as we'll be sailing at the same time as their practices!

Once the captain gives the order, the boat will make a 30-minute stop for you to take a dip with inflatables in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The catamaran has enough space to comfortably accommodate a small group of just 30 people alongside its crew. Additionally, it is a fully equipped and one of the most stable vessels.

The catamaran has enough space to accommodate a small group of only 30 people with its captain and sailor in a spacious and comfortable way. It is also a fully equipped boat and one of the most stable.

From:

AC37: Practice Days

Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while enjoying spectacular views, sailing through the Am…

AC37: Practice Days

Sail along the coast of Barcelona and enjoy a swim during the day or at sunset.

Come aboard our exclusive catamaran and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the sea while enjoying spectacular views, sailing through the America's Cup racecourse.

The experience begins at the exclusive Marina Vela port, right where the base of the Italian team, Luna Rossa, is located. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome you on board with music, a complimentary drink of your choice, and a typical local tapa to kick off the experience in true Mediterranean style. Explore all areas of the catamaran and get comfortable wherever you prefer. You can sit in the shaded aft seats to feel the sea breeze or lie down on the sunny fore nets to sunbathe and be closer to the sea.

You'll leave the land behind to set sail out to sea for 2 hours, from 13h30 to 15h30. We'll pass by the racecourse, and if you're lucky, you might encounter some of the AC37 boats as we'll be sailing at the same time as their practices!

Once the captain gives the order, the boat will make a 30-minute stop for you to take a dip with inflatables in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The catamaran has enough space to comfortably accommodate a small group of just 30 people alongside its crew. Additionally, it is a fully equipped and one of the most stable vessels.

The catamaran has enough space to accommodate a small group of only 30 people with its captain and sailor in a spacious and comfortable way. It is also a fully equipped boat and one of the most stable.

WATCH AC37: front line with Eco Sail
See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row ab…

Experience luxury at its finest during the Copa America with our CATAMARAN PACK aboard our Eco Sail. This catamaran, with a …

WATCH AC37: front line with Eco Sail
See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard Eco Sail

Experience luxury at its finest during the Copa America with our CATAMARAN PACK aboard our Eco Sail. This catamaran, with a capacity for up to 150 people, awaits you and its crew at Port Vell to embark and begin the experience of watching the regatta like a true VIP.

This is a shared sailing to watch the competition with exclusive front-row views. Choose your seat, and get comfortable to enjoy the spectacle while indulging in top-tier catering service provided by the prestigious official restaurant of the Copa America, Vraba.

Additionally, our onboard open bar service ensures that your experience is unparalleled. If you wish to watch the regatta while sunbathing, you can relax on the forward nets or on the rooftop with 360-degree views. However, when you seek some shade, you can follow the event from the boat's covered lounge while enjoying a refreshing cocktail at the indoor bar. Furthermore, to ensure you don't miss any details, Eco Sail features live TV transmission from the official AC37 channel.

Eco Sail is named the largest hybrid eco-friendly sailing catamaran for passengers in Europe. We guarantee not only an exceptional experience but also a commitment to sustainability and environmental respect.

Reserve your spot now and get ready to experience the excitement of the 2024 Copa America from a unique and privileged perspective!

From:

WATCH AC37: front line with Eco Sail

See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard Eco Sail

Experience luxury at its finest during the Copa America with our CATAMARAN PACK aboard our Eco Sail. This catamaran, with a capacity for up to 150 pe…

WATCH AC37: front line with Eco Sail

See the America´s Cup competiiton in front-row aboard Eco Sail

Experience luxury at its finest during the Copa America with our CATAMARAN PACK aboard our Eco Sail. This catamaran, with a capacity for up to 150 people, awaits you and its crew at Port Vell to embark and begin the experience of watching the regatta like a true VIP.

This is a shared sailing to watch the competition with exclusive front-row views. Choose your seat, and get comfortable to enjoy the spectacle while indulging in top-tier catering service provided by the prestigious official restaurant of the Copa America, Vraba.

Additionally, our onboard open bar service ensures that your experience is unparalleled. If you wish to watch the regatta while sunbathing, you can relax on the forward nets or on the rooftop with 360-degree views. However, when you seek some shade, you can follow the event from the boat's covered lounge while enjoying a refreshing cocktail at the indoor bar. Furthermore, to ensure you don't miss any details, Eco Sail features live TV transmission from the official AC37 channel.

Eco Sail is named the largest hybrid eco-friendly sailing catamaran for passengers in Europe. We guarantee not only an exceptional experience but also a commitment to sustainability and environmental respect.

Reserve your spot now and get ready to experience the excitement of the 2024 Copa America from a unique and privileged perspective!

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