Are you planning a trip to Barcelona for this month? If your answer is yes, you have to know that in January, apart from the “must-see”,you can find many cultural events and activities that you will enjoy while sightseeing. Apart from preparingyourtrip with lists of theplaces that you would like to visit or the activities you would like todo, I recommend you abook about holiday apartment in Barcelona in advance. If you already have it, take note because this city has a lot of possibilities.
Where should I go for a drink?
If it is your first time in Barcelona, I totally recommend you to take a walkin the Gòtic, Raval and Born. These three neighborhoods are located in the city centre and you will find, without any doubt, the coolest bars of the city to have a drink. From quiet places to musical bars. If you are looking for a place to talk quietly I recommend going to El Nus, but if you want the opposite you should go to Magic, especially if you are a fan of rock music.
Taking a walk inthe mountain or relaxing on the beach?
Barcelona is one the most multifaceted cities in Europe. The main reason is because in the same city you can find the Mediterranean Sea coast and the Collserola Mountain. If you prefer a quiet walk, the beach will be the best option. During the winter months the beach is one of the most peaceful and silent places so you will have the opportunity to enjoy listening the sound of the sea without people around.
However if you are looking for something more adventurer I recommend you hiking in the mountain of Collserola, especially because it is where you can find the best views of the city. In some points you could see a 360-degree view. Is it not exciting?
Gracia, the bohemian neighborhood
Gracia, also called “Vila de Gracia”, is one of the most charismatic neighborhoods in Barcelona. Although this small village is normally out ofthe standard tourist route I recommend you to visit it. You will realize that, beyond of the Ramblas, there are areas with a lot of charm.
Gracia is a bohemian neighborhood that coexists with a traditional environment; there isa mix between the most modern artists and the lifelong local people. Its pedestrian streets and squares are full ofcharming cafes. Without any doubt, Graciahasbecome one of the favorite neighborhoods for many people inBarcelona.
Free museums and cultural activities
Barcelona has a lot of cultural activity. Apart from the Gaudi’s architecture and the modernist art that you can see in many corners of the city, there is a long, highly varied list of places to choose from: historic museums and buildings (MNAC, MUHBA) to modern and contemporary museums (MACBA, CCCB, DHUB). If you have the chance to visit the city the first weekend of the month you will have free entrance in many cultural institutions.