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28
Feb

Snowy Days In Barcelona

Snowy days in barcelona

It´s a rare phenomenon to have snowfall in Barcelona, the Snow has appeared twice in February 2018. For Barcelona residents that are not accustomed to seeing snow, it unleashes an avalanche of comments on social networks. Barcelona’s population were very enthusiastic and took pictures of the snow that did not cover all of Barcelona. However, Barcelona’s authorities asked for the population to avoid the unnecessary displacements and to opt for the metro instead of cars.
This snow episode is due to the passage of the Siberian cold wave on the Cataluña territory that came from the east of Europe. This wave also affects the rest of the Europe with very low temperatures which dropped under 0 degrees. Despite these cold temperatures, the little snowflakes that fell from the sky will remains in Barcelona population’s memories and the fine white coat that covered some parts of Barcelona offered beautiful pictures and a great playground for the kids.
But we are far away from the last snow episode called “la gran Nevada” dating back to 2010 in Cataluña when most people were surprised not by the snow, but by the strong wind that has accompanied it, which totally paralyzed Barcelona for a few days. Although in the last few years there have been a few flakes in the city, you must go back a lot further to remember such a big snowfall.
Finally, if you, as tourists, have the chance to attend a snowfall, do not lose time, take out your cameras and try to get the most beautiful photos of Barcelona under the snowflakes because it doesn´t last for long.

07
Feb

BARCELONA IS A SAFE PLACE TO VISIT IF YOU KNOW HOW TO AVOID THE GENERAL CRIME ISSUE, PICKPOCKETS

The city of Barcelona is a magnificent and spectacular city because of its great and old architecture. Another major advantage of Barcelona city is the average annual temperature of 21.2 °C during the day and 15.1 °C at night. Both combined attracts a lot of tourism. Therefore, Barcelona is striking new records in the number of visitors every year. In the last year, those numbers estimated 32 million.

You can be assured that Barcelona is a safe place to visit. Aggression and violence in the Barcelona nightlife are rare. Both day and night police officers are patrolling on streets and in traffic. However, only certain areas are troublesome, like downtown, and the big touristic attractions.  Barcelona pickpockets are not violent, they are sneaky, quick and subtle. You might even not notice when you got robbed.

Here are 10 quick Barcelona safety tips:
1. Don’t carry your wallet in your back pocket
2. Don’t put phones, cameras on table at cafes
3. Wear your rucksack on your front in touristy areas
4. Always keep bags on your lap at cafes/coffee bars
5. Be wary of any strangers approaching you or touching you
6. Don’t participate in street games like the three shell game
7. Be extra aware on beaches and in the metro
8. Be extra aware when watching street shows
9. Be extra aware on La Rambla, Sagrada Familia church, Sants station and in the metro
10. Be extra aware in hotel lobbies, at airport bus stops and airport transport

 

Source: Barcelonayellow

05
Feb

Rainy day ideas

 

We have some great ideas for you to pass the time in Barcelona on a rainy day.

Rain is not typical for Barcelona. The rainy season starts in March until April and then again from October onwards. Commonly it only rains for 1 or 2 days, but there are periods that can last for a few days. If it happens here are a few things you can do without getting wet.

Here are our ideas:

Play escape rooms – Prices start from 50 €.

Activities that you might find attractive are the escape rooms. If you like adventure puzzle and mystery, then you might consider trying the new trendy physical adventure game.

An escape room is an adventure game in a “locked” room. You and your friends (usually 2 to 6 persons) get “locked” in the escape room with a countdown usually of 1 hour. During that hour, as the clock counts down, your group has to complete the adventure objective by solving a number of clues, hints and using strategy in the room. Barcelona’s biggest escape room is G.point at Port Forum near.

 

Hop-on-hop-off bus tours – Prices start from 27 €.

The excitement of visiting Barcelona might be washed by a rainy day.  Joining a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, you can still enjoy Barcelona. While you are on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, you will enjoy seeing the fantastical sights of Barcelona such as the Sagrada Familia church and other modernist landmarks. Barcelona has two companies that offer bus tours, Barcelona Bus Turistica and Barcelona City Tours.

bus tour

 

 

Museums – Prices start from 5 €.

Museums can be a great place to visit in wet weather. The magic of the art and history will give you an unforgettable journey throw time. In Barcelona, you can find the Museum Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró features modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites. During the bus tour, you will also enjoy spending time inside the museums and many other spectacular attractions along the way.

 

Spas & wellness centers Barcelona – Prices start from 15 €.

Usually, people ignore the benefits of a relaxant massage for the stressed body lost in the day-by-day routine.  A relaxing massage for a few hours in a spa might be a great idea to spend time on a rainy day. If you are a novice, you might consider going to a normal laze massage in any spa. In case you want to experiment something unfamiliar, then find Barcelona’s only Arab spa and baths where you can enjoy a “wine bath”.

 

Shopping centers and malls

Shopping is the most favored choice for the part of the day when it is raining in Barcelona. Many excellent shopping malls and centers are counted in the area of Barcelona. A fun shopping center in Barcelona is Las Arenas on Plaza Espanya. The shopping mall is located in a former bullfighting ring. There you might find top brand shops and many restaurants.

shoping mall

Besides Las Arena, there are two big shopping malls at each end of the long avenue in Barcelona called Avenida Diagonal. At the top end, you can find L’illa Diagonal shopping mall which is perhaps the most exclusive mall in Barcelona and the Diagonal Mar shopping center a little off center down at the other end of Avenida Diagonal near the sea in the Diagonal Mar area of Barcelona.

 

Barcelona on a rainy day can be fun and you might see something interesting when you are familiar with uncommon activities that you probably had not planned at all to do while visiting Barcelona.

Source: Barcelonayellow