There are many people who come to Barcelona in search of the sun, the beach … and of course the wonderful Mediterranean climate, but beware! When the heat in Barcelona gets a little bit unbearable, you should look for a good shade or a good place to freshen up. Because we cannot always be swimming in the blue waters of the Mediterranean.
Barcelonina offers you the 8 essential tips to stay hydrated in Barcelona in the middle of summer.
1. Enjoy a film
As you already know, Barcelona is a very cinematic city, but not only because of the number of films that have been shot in its streets, monuments and emblematic buildings.
Here the cinema is a passion, so it is not surprising that in summer the locals choose to plant a giant outdoor screen and enjoy the 7th art with sun loungers, folding chairs and pareos on the ground.
The most popular place is the courtyard of the Castle of Montjuïc but you can also enjoy that type of cinema at the beach, in Illa Diagonal or in Les Gandules in the courtyard of the CCCB.
2. The Bel-canto
But not only the cinema, the opera, yes, yes, you have read well, the opera can be enjoyed under the starry sky and next to the sea. This has been organized by the City Council in collaboration with the Liceu de Barcelona.
3. Freshing up while laughing
Even the circus has its street moment in Barcelona and in the playgrounds of the schools of the city, shows are organized for the little ones and for the not so small ones.
For those who want to leave Barcelona we recommend the Ple de Riure in Masnou and the proposals of the Circ Cric.
You came to Barcelona for shopping, but you do not want to die melting at the door of the city’s boutiques. Then you need us to show you the route of cool shopping centers. The best known are La Maquinista, Glorias and Las Arenas which, although it houses its shops inside an old bullring, has one of the most interesting and cool terraces (circular, of course, that is 360º) of the city.
For the most active we propose La Roca Village (a bus service takes you from Plaza Catalunya.)
5. A pool on the roof
And what do we see from above this magnificent terrace of the Las Arenas shopping center as well as an excellent view of the Plaza España and the National Art Museum of Catalonia? Well the pool of a nearby hotel which leads us to inform you that some of the best pools in the city, besides the public ones, are in the hotels of the city and oh, surprise! Many are open to the public with their cocktail’s terraces and chic hammocks.
6. Look for a bank,
but not to take money. Precisely if you do not enjoy shopping or you don’t want to spent a lot of money or you enjoy romantic environments,Barcelona offers a series of public parks in which to rest sitting on a bench, under the shade of a palm tree and near a singing fountain. Speaking of singing, right in one of its most emblematic gardens, Pedralbes, takes place one of the most important Music Festivals of the year in Barcelona. Highly recommended for those who visit us in the month of June.
The most charming: Gardens of La Tamarita, Park of the Laberint d’Horta, Palau de l’Heures in Horta-Guinardó, Jardí Botànic near the Ciutadella and the rose gardens of Parc Cervantes to the University Zone of Diagonal.
7. Oh my captain
Although we wanted to give you different options, we did not completely forget about the beach or the port and our seventh proposal is to suggest you enjoy the sunset on a Catamaran. The Mediterranean breeze as well as the music of the waves will help you to recover from the hustle and bustle of the city. Another very popular option would be the famous and typical Las Golondrinas to enjoy a view of the skyline of Barcelona.
8. Enjoy some horchata from Valencia in Barcelona.
Horchata is a typically Valencian drink that is obtained from the juice of tiger nut, but in Barcelona we have adopted it as a cold summer drink along with the slushies and juices.
Soon very soon we are going to offer you a very sweet and creamy special summer in the city of Barcelona: the route of the best ice cream and juice bars, but to quench your thirst after this varied post Barcelonina suggests you visit some of the horchaterías top: Uncle Che in the Poblenou, La Valenciana in the street, the horchaterías Sirvent (there are several in the city, the oldest in Parlament 56 and Balmes 130).