Barcelona is one of the favorite tourist destinations and, in fact, it is in the top 10 of most popular destinations in the world according to TripAdvisor and its "Travelers' Choice". It is obvious, then, that our city wins everybody's heart on any season, but we must say the summer in Barcelona is special. All the terraces are open, there are open-air cinema sessions, festivals, concerts, plays, and much more. The good weather transforms the city and cultural offer grows. We invite you to come to the Catalan capital and discover everything Barcelona has to offer during the months of summer.
Barcelona and modernism are synonyms, and there's no doubt about it. A good way to start the day (before the heat hits) is to follow the Modernism route. Even though most of the emblematic buildings are in the Eixample area, not all of them are there. For example, you can find the Palau de la Música in Ciutat Vella or the Modernist Enclosure of Sant Pau (Recinto Modernista de Sant Pau). You only need to follow the red floor tiles around Barcelona, which mark the main locations of he itinerary. The good thing about this route is that you can do it at your own pace: visiting the buildings you prefer, spending the time you want in them, and stopping whenever you want to have an ice-cream or a cocktail.
Museums of Barcelona
If you prefer to avoid the sun and the heat no matter what, you can take the chance to visit the museums of Barcelona. You have the CCCB (Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona), about the city, and the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona) in the city center, to mention a few. We also recommend to go to Montjuïc, where you will find the cultural center CaixaForum Barcelona, the Mies van der Rohe German Pavilion and, if you keep going up, you will find the MNAC (National Museum of Art of Catalunya) and the Joan Miró Foundation.
Beaches in Barcelona
Barcelona is a very popular city, as we said, and part of its good reputation probably comes from the fact that it has several beaches. Especially since it's not that common to see a city with so many tourist and cultural attractions offering the possibility to spend a day at the beach. Barceloneta or Bogatell are the most popular beaches in the city and will allow you to enjoy the sea without leaving the Catalan capital.
If you don't mind leaving Barcelona, you can find fantastic beaches in the town of Sitges, which is less than 40 minutes by car from our hotel.
Even so, you always have the option (and a very good option, by the way) to stay enjoying our pool: an oasis of peace in a big city. You also have the Pool Bar
, where you can order delicious food and drinks. And don't forget about our terrace
, a big window towards the sea, where you will be able to watch the boats come and go from the shore.
Dinners with stars
Is there anything more romantic than a dinner under the stars? The Fabra Observatory in Barcelona knows it and that's why they offer Dinners with Stars every summer. A dinner at one of the best viewpoints of Barcelona with a touch of scientific outreach. The night starts with the dinner on the terrace, where they serve a menu inspired by the astronomy topic. When the meal is finished, they offer a conference and a guided visit inside the Observatory, where you will be able to see the stars through the 1904 telescope from the big dome.
We all know the famous festivals of Barcelona, such as the Primavera Sound and the Sonar Festival, but there are some other gems that, while not so popular, are as valuable as these ones. One of them is the Barcelona Grec Festival
. It is an unavoidable appointment for any theater, dance and music fan, and it has proved very popular amongst all the European festivals. Another gem is the Jardins de Pedralbes Festival
, which hosts a series of concerts during June and July with artists as important as Leon Bridges, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello and Goran Bregovic, along with many others.
As you can see, there are many options to enjoy a 5-star summer in Barcelona and the best way to start is by booking a room at Hotel Miramar Barcelona.
Hotel Miramar Barcelona