...especially for kids
There is not only the beach , but they will find interesting the Aquarium.
And this will keep them busy for at least one day.
If you have enough space in your suitcase, take your roller skates with you.
If you’re there, go for lunch at “La Puda Can Manel” (for details, check the following link-http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/1f845c/).
There is a real “traditional” restaurant and despite of the fact that is not so “polished” as the main touristic restaurants, you’ll enjoy it for sure.
Another option for a good lunch is Elx Restaurant which is a modern restaurant with a very good menu and a really nice location (http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/1f83d1/)
You may “loose” your wife few hours in Mare Magnum shopping center (and this will give you enough time for enjoying the life : ))
It is costly, I know this, but we shall sacrifice everything for our families, isn’t it? : ))
Barcelona beaches are turned to west, where the sun rises. So, when I was there, since I could never see the Sunset from the beach, we (me and my group) decided to make a little effort and woke up early in the morning to see the sunrise from the beach.
I think it really paid off. There streets were deserted and everything was peaceful and quiet (it was April not in the summer).
It's as beautiful as a sunset, just a little more cold!
The place in historical Barcelona, where land connects the sea is called Barceloneta and Port Vell. Barceloneta was a fishing village long time ago, nowadays here is a beach of Barcelona, and walking here you see tall buildings of Olympic village, as well as a hotel with a shape of sail.
Another territory – Port Vell – is a place where supermarkets, restaurants are located as well as lining bridge and Aquarium (museum of sea habitants).
Favorite thing: Barceloneta is the traditional sailors and fishermen quarter, and the smallest of the 4 quarters of Ciutat Vella. In the narrow streets of Barceloneta it is nowadays still possible to find the typical restaurants and bars from earlier times, where some excellent fish and seafood is being served. With the Olympic Games in 1992, Barcelona opened to the sea and completely renovated its beaches, creating even new zones, such as the Vila Olímpica and Diagonal Mar.
Fondest memory: While strolling along the boardwalk on Barceloneta Beach during the Easter Weekend, I came across a number of sand sculptures with a religeous theme. This one of the last supper was particularly impressive
Visit the beach at Olympic Port!! It was so nice to take our shoes off and walk along the beach for the first time in ages (and the only time for us in Europe)...
Watching the people enjoying their games of beach volleyball and sunbaking was nice too! It was totally different from anywhere else we visited in Europe. :)
One of Barcelona's loveliest features is it's location on the astoundingly beautiful Mediterranean Sea. The beaches of Barcelona are not grand but they are very nice. I strongly recommend you stop by and breath in the fresh sea air.
Fondest memory: On our very last day in Barcelona, Liz and I experienced our first Mediterranean sunset at the Barcelona beach (Platja Sant Sebastià). We got up real early and walked down to the beach (about a 30-40 minute walk from hour hotel). Once we were there we sat on the beach for about 20 more minutes before the sun peeked over the clouds. It was quite a site and so beautiful. It was a great way to end our trip.
Barcelona is a city located on the north eastern coast of Spain and thus is by the sea. It has a beautiful beach and a promenade along the sea, allowing people to stroll or bike/roller-blade.
Fondest memory: I've always lived in big cities and I just love the fact that we could just hop on the metro and get to the beach in Barcelona !
Favorite thing: The district of La Barceloneta (Little Barcelona) occupies a triangle of reclaimed land between the harbor and the sea. Developed in the 18th century to house seamen, fishermen and dock workers, the neighborhood still retains its maritime atmosphere. It's a great place to eat; many seafood restaurants (chiringuitos) line the seafront, where you'll find the freshest local fish specialties.
It's the Barceloneta area and the old port... nothing truly old remains, except the name, but it's a pleasant area to stroll about: there's plenty of bars and restaurants, a long sandy beach, the olympic city and a quite scenic marina.
Fondest memory: Walking along the sea, enjoying the tranquillity of a late october afternoon away from the city centre crowds. The peace, I heard, ends at nightfall, since it's a hang-out night area
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