Job stress sometimesmakes us forget to worry about taking care of ourselves, something that is fundamental to a better quality of life. In this article we are going to propose how to prepare few days of relax and luxury in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Because of its renovation after the 1992 Olympics, this city, located between sea and mountain, combines tradition and history with culture and modernity.
The first is how to travel to Barcelona. To do this, we will have quite simple ways. This is one of the best connected villas in Spain. We can opt for the plane, by train (from some places we can even choose to get high-speed, for example, from Paris), by car or bus, and can even go by boat. Barcelona is a city that is destination for many international cruises.
Once there, and we have already decided that we are going to enjoying a few days off, we can find a luxury hotel for our holidays. It is really easy to find a five-star hotel in Barcelona, which is a cosmopolitan city with options for all budgets. The Mercer Hotel is an excellent choice for the getaway, a good luxury hotel. You can find there an exclusive customer care, a professional service, a pleasant ambiance and high comfort. Moreover, all of Mercer Hotels are located in Barcelona buildings with a cultural, heritage and artistic interest in the city’s old town.
In addition to the relaxing part, we can also take the opportunity for touring this beautiful city that combines entertainment and culture beautiful landscapes. This is everywhere with Gaudí, Dalí, Picasso and Miró.
An option to do to Barcelona is attend to a match of the two football teams of the city. Espanyol and FC Barcelona are two of the greats of the league and it is always a good chance to enjoy for the football fans.
Barcelona is also a fabulous place to shop. Apart from the known stores for all the costumers, we can find the most exclusive stores of the big brands. Shops are open from morning until about nine in the evening, while some close for lunch (14:00 to 16:00). For the best prices, the best is buy on sales period. The discount time usually takes place in summer and from the second week of January until the end of February.
For those who prefer landscapes, Barcelona also has lovely views, walks from the port to Montjuic. In addition, the city also has a full aquarium where u can relax watching the fish and, why not, you can climb a little your pulsations waliking through the transparent tunnel wall while you are surrounded by lots of sharks. The zoo or the amusement park Tibidabo are two fun places to go too.
If you choose a few days when in the good weather period, you can also enjoy the beaches. In the city, we have up to four and a half kilometers of coast bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Another option is to dedicate our time to quiet walks. In the old part of the city, you can enjoy crossing Las Ramblas, El Raval, Gothic Quarter, Port Vell, Sant Pere and Santa Caterina, La Barceloneta or the Parc de la Ciutadella. The Güell ParK is another place of great interest for tourists and for those who want to relax. Gaudí’s signature does enjoy any visitor. Meanwhile, in the Eixample highlight the Quadrat d’Or, the neighborhood of the Sagrada Familia, Esquerra de l’Eixample and the Estació del Nord y Glòries.
Finally, Barcelona is also an ideal city to relax eating well. This is one of the gastronomic capitals of Spain with excellence and quality, where the most prestigious chefs combine the traditional cuisine with the most innovative recipes. Also, the Mercer Hotel restaurants often appear in the guides of more quality places to eat in Barcelona.