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What is there to do in Barcelona in August?

July 31, 2012 Comments (0) Views: 112 Activities Barcelona

August in Barcelona: What is there to do?

Beaches, pools, musuems, live music, and incredible vistas await you for a visit to Barcelona in August. Like in all big cities, there is less of the working hustle and bustle in the streets and a greater inclination to ramble relaxedly.   August is a month where a large number of the local residents take vacation and go outside of the city to their houses and apartments along the coast around Barcelona. For this reason, the city, from the OldPort up to Passeig de Gracia and through the parks, seems probably much quieter and a little different than the rest of the year. This mellowness perhaps makes it the best month to enjoy all the sightseeing options in Barcelona!   So, for those who have selected this month to visit our estimable city, we have a few suggestions.   To escape the heat, there is probably no better way to refresh yourself than in one of Barcelona´s bathing options. If you haven´t rented one of our apartments with a pool, you can go to:

  • Picornell Pools +34 934 23 40 41 Avinguda de l’Estadi, 30 (Montjuïc)
  • Creueta del Coll Lake +34 934 02 70 00 Passeig de la Mare de Déu del Coll, 77 (El Coll)
  • The Swimming Club (Club de natació atlètic) of Barceloneta +34 932 21 46 00 Pg. Joan de Borbó, 93 (Barceloneta)
  • The Eixample Pool, best for Little ones (no telephone) Roger de Llúria, 56 (Eixample)

Don´t forget, though, that in Barcelona you are already on the Mediterannean sea, so you can also go to one of the city´s municipal beaches such as Barceloneta, Bogatell, and Mar Bella. If you would like to venture out along the coast, though, we recommend the towns of:

  • Castelldefels
  • Sitges
  • Garraf
  • Mongat
  • Badalona

If you´re craving open air without being at the beach, why not try a picnic? We would go for:

  • The outlooks from the gardens of Montjuic
  • A cablecar ride up to the Castle of Montjuic
  • The mountain of Collserola (near TibidaboPark)
  • Ciutadella Park

If during the day you are craving a little more culture, like museums, music, or historical sights, we leave you with the following options:

Museums in Barcelona

Live music venues in Barcelona

Architectural and Cultural Sights

And, as always, if you want a well located and stunning luxury apartment for your stay, stay with Aspasios! We recommend these particular flats in the center of town right next to the Barcelona Palace of Music.

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