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Barcelona’s best beaches

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Barcelona’s city beaches sure are nice but these beaches are worth leaving town for.

Sant Sebastià-Barceloneta

Beaches

City beaches in walking distance from the old city centre.

Costa Brava: Begur

Beaches

Head to the beaches around Begur for the secluded cove experience so characteristic of Costa Brava.

Maresme: Calella

Beaches

The town may have a bad reputation but some of its beaches are among the best kept secrets.

Badalona: Pescadors & Donzella

Beaches

Hipsters and old school charm just 20 minutes from Barcelona. And great beaches, too.

Tarragona: Cala Fonda Waikiki

Beaches

South of Barcelona, wider and sandier beaches, with more reliable sunshine. And then there’s Waikiki.

MACBA

Attractions

One of those museums that arouses more interest among students of architecture than art lovers. While not Guggenheim-ish impressive, it fascinates.

Palau de la Música Catalana

Attractions

A guided tour is fine, but a concert even better, regardless of what's on.

Cathedral-La Seu

Attractions

Big alright, but frankly not that special.

Poble Espanyol

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Kitsch but somehow impressive. A bit like Disneyland without the mouse.

Las Ramblas

Attractions

The pick-pocketers must have a pact with the guidebooks, as that's the only rational reason that this is included.

Aquarium

Attractions

Stop by and admire the groundbreaking structure and clean lines, but save yourself the admission if you’re looking to be entertained.

Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Attractions

Stop by and admire the groundbreaking structure and clean lines, but save yourself the admission if you’re looking to be entertained.

Teleférico de Barcelona

Attractions

You could go for a drink at the W’s Eclipse bar for similar views, but then you’d miss out on the hair-raising ride.

Hospital de Sant Pau

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It might seem a bit morbid to have a hospital on the list of sights, but take a walk in the gardens even if you’re not in need of medical attention.

Santa Maria del Mar

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Even if you aren’t religious, then there’s something meditatively calming about this breathtaking space.

Agenda

  • Sitges Film Festival 2017
  • October 5 - 15
  • Sitges Film Festival 2017
  • This small but well-respected festival based in Sitges runs with an emphasis on sci-fi and the mysterious, ensuring that the German leather crowd won’t be the only trolls in town.

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