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Our top 5 reasons to visit Barcelona

By Lianne, responsible for the Spanish market and content/translations at SeaBookings, who’s happy to share some personal reasons to visit Barcelona. 

Strolling along La Rambla, enjoying a fresh paella, being immersed in the modernist architecture or enjoying Barcelona from another perspective during a boat tour.

This city has for everyone something nice to offer and there are many reasons why you should visit this beautiful city. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should visit this city:

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From our yacht, you’ll enjoy the city from a unique perspective!

  1.    The ambiance 

The central point of Barcelona, and immediately the most atmospheric, is the busy street called “La Rambla”. The best-known street, starting at Plaça Catalunya and ending at the sea, is a gathering place for souvenir stands, street musicians, mimes and living statues.

Highly recommended is La Boqueria, a gigantic covered market place where you can buy all kinds of fresh/local products and refreshing smoothies. Do not forget to go into a side street to discover some of the cozy squares, such as the Plaça Reial.

The ideal place to enjoy a glass of Spanish (Catalan) wine. If you want to get to know the city a little better, I would really recommend to do a free walking tour during your stay. To end your day magically you can go and see Font Mágica.

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You should definitely have a look ant Font Mágica by night

  1.    Irresistible tapas

Those who think of Spain think almost immediately of tapas. This city is no exception.

You should really visit this amazing city if you’re a foodie; everywhere you go you can find cozy tapas bars. Tapas tours are even organized for real lovers.

Don’t you feel like eating tapas, but do you want to enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine? Then there is always paella.

 The local population only eats late at night, so there is a chance that you will be surprised if you walk into a restaurant at six o’clock in the evening.

You can sit outside on cosy terraces at most restaurants

You can sit outside on cosy terraces at most restaurants

Personally, I can recommend the restaurant named “Los Caracoles”. Situated in Barrio Gòtico this charismatic and historical restaurant is just what you need for a perfect night in Barcelona.

When you enter the restaurant, you will have to walk through the bar and the kitchen, before you can take your seat. It’s the perfect place to have excellent local food and if you are lucky there will be live music as well!

You won't be disappointed at "Los Caracoles"

You won’t be disappointed at “Los Caracoles”

  1.    The architecture

Someone who had a great influence on the typical architecture of Barcelona was Antoni Gaudí. His masterpiece, (the unfinished) Sagrada Familia, is one of the best examples of his modernist style. Other of his characterizing structures are the Casa Batlló and Parc Güell.

Are the colorful and busy buildings nothing for you? Then you might like the Gothic Quarter better.

Get lost in the small streets and enjoy the typical medieval buildings. Do not forget to visit the Cathedral. All architecture-fans should have enough reasons to visit Barcelona.

Enjoy the colorful Parc de la Ciutadella

Welcome to lovely Parc Guell

  1.    Beach and sea

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can always go to the beach. Barcelona has several beaches. The closer you stay to the center, the busier it is. A perfect way to explore the city from another perspective is doing a boat tour.

Boat tours can be done all year round, so if you are looking for a nice tour please let us know! What do you think of this sunset sailing tour for example? Enjoy the sun in the afternoon and experience an amazing sunset together with your friends and/or family.

The skies of Barcelone turn into true pieces of art during sunset

The skies of Barcelona turn into true pieces of art during sunset

  1.    Nature

When you are around, be sure to visit nature in and around the city. The hills of Montjuïc do not only offer a beautiful view of the city, but it is also a green oasis.

Especially the botanical gardens are a must if you love nature! More central there are beautiful nature parks to walk around, such as the Parc de la Ciutadella (one of my favorites) with its immense waterfall and romantic garden.

You can rent a rowing boat to float over the big lake and there are playgrounds for the little ones.

Welcome to lovely Parc Guell

Enjoy the nature of Parc de la Ciutadella

I hope I could help you prepare your holiday to Barcelona with our list of top 5 top reasons to visit the city! Enjoy your stay and feel free to contact me for any additional tips or questions!

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The Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona

Barcelona – the city of fashion, good food and cool people. But it is also a city surrounded by beautiful harbours and right by the sea. Therefore, sea tours in Barcelona are a Must-Do during your holidays in this vibrant city!

We have selected the Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona for you. Because to be honest, is there any better time for a boat tour than during sunset? We don’t think so! Enjoying a magical sunset in the middle of the sea with a beautiful view over the skyline of Barcelona is simply the best way to spend your evenings!

Here is our selection of the Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona:

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Stunning skyline of Barcelona

  1. Sunset Boat Tour in Barcelona

This Sunset Boat Tour in Barcelona is the perfect end to a beautiful day in Barcelona with your friends (or the start of a wild night!). Relax on board of a luxury catamaran while sailing past the main attractions of Barcelona like the W Hotel and Barceloneta. In the middle of the sea we will enjoy the stunning sunset!

We have equipment for snorkelling and SUP available, so you can have some extra fun during this Sunset Boat Tour in Barcelona! Free Spotify Premium and Wifi on board allows you to share your experience with all your friends! A Welcome Drink and Seasonal Fruit are included, but you can bring along your own drinks as well! This Sunset Boat Tour in Barcelona departs from Puerto Olímpico and sails to Port Vell! This fun and beautiful Sunset Boat Tour in Barcelona is definitely one of our Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona for you and your friends!

Sunset sailing in Barcelona

Join us for some magical moments

  1.  Sunset Sailing in Barcelona

This Sunset Sailing in Barcelona departs from Port Vell, where you will come aboard of our beautiful sailing yacht. From there, we will sail past the most emblematic symbols of the city!

While watching the sun set over the ocean, you can enjoy a fresh glass of wine or cava. Snacks and fresh fruit are also included in this Sunset Sailing in Barcelona. We are sure that this will be one of your highlights during your stay in Barcelona! This Sunset Sailing in Barcelona departs from Port Vell and takes about 2 hours. The memories will last forever!

This relaxing Sunset Tour gives you a more exclusive feeling of luxury and relaxation, which is why it has to be on our list of the Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona!

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The guide will give live commentary about the city

  1.  Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Barcelona

For those of you who wish to spend some private quality time with your partner, friends or family, this Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Barcelona is a great option! You can enjoy the view over Barcelona in the privacy of a private yacht! This is definitely one of the most exclusive and Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona!

The Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Barcelona departs from Port Vell. You will sail along the coast of the city and enjoy the view over the impressive skyline. If it gets too hot, just ask your private skipper to make a stop and take a refreshing dive in the crystal clear water!

To make your experience even better, we provide you with a glass of wine or cava as well as some snacks and fresh fruit. Enjoy a magical sunset on board of your own private yacht, surrounded only by people you love! Does it get any better than this? For us, this is not only the most high-class but also one of the Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona!

What are you waiting for? Choose the Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona that seems the most appealing to you and enjoy an enchanting sunset with a spectacular view over one of the most exciting cities!