Everyone needs to escape the city life once in a while. While city life may give us clubs and parties, a little bit of nature is always a welcome sight. Barcelona offers you a combination of both. There are many places that would satisfy the loud, party, populated side of your soul. At the same time, there are a lot of places where you would find peace, plentiful green sceneries and a clear blue sky. It has a variety of these places which include beaches, hiking, cycling and even sailing. Barcelona has many gems for the nature lovers. Here are six places that you just cannot miss:
- Vilanova I la Geltrú
It has a mix of city and country feel and you can catch a lot of activities here. It has a large number of shops and is rich in culture and festivals. The most interesting thing about this place is its vast beaches with golden sand and many interesting activities. If you’re a beach lover, then this place is heaven for you. From renting a yacht to motorboats, you can enjoy the intimate touch with water creatures. It also has scuba diving and horse riding to keep you busy throughout the day. You can relax under the quiet blue sky and spend some quality time with your loved ones.
- Llobregat Delta
Llobregat Delta is one of Spain’s natural reserves. It provides the visitor with some excellent view and is not very far from the airport. In fact, you can occasionally see aeroplanes going above your head. The sound of the aeroplanes won’t bother you if you concentrate on the beautiful sight of the city through forests and beaches. The best part about this place is that you can rent cycles and give yourself a pleasure ride. The view would be heavenly as it is home to 20 natural habitats. You can also relax to do some bird watching and then treat yourself to a good meal at the cultural centre.
- Serra de Collserola Natural Park
As the name suggests, it is a natural park spread over 8000 hectares. If you’re interested in a day full of sports activities with a great view of the city, then this place is perfect for you. It is located close to Barcelona and provides an endless opportunity for cycling, trekking, amusement parks and sightseeing. You can catch the beautiful Tibidabo Mountain View which is also the highest peak. They have a variety of magnificent architecture and Amusement Park that would satisfy you adventurous and nature-loving soul. You can hire a Barcelona guided tour to explore more of the city.
- Placa de Sant Felip Neri
Placa de Sant Felip Neri is located in the Gothic quarter. This place is meant for those people who love ancient things and amazing architecture. The place is perfect for quiet outdoor sightseeing. It also has a beautiful church which has a haunting past to it. The church was bombed in the civil war in 1938 and still has the damage visible in the walls. There is a school near the church and you can take a peaceful walk through the ancient part of the city. While this place does not have many activities to do, you can always have a peaceful evening amidst history.
- Bogatell Beach
If you’re looking for a day out near the beach while having lots of sports and activities to do, then Bogatell beach is perfect for you. It was made for the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 and now provides a number of sports activities for the tourist. You can find all kinds of facilities here ranging from volleyball court to basketball one. There is even a ping pong table here. You won’t have a problem finding showers and restaurants here. There is also a children’s playing area to keep your child busy.
- L’Aquarium de BarcelonaThis is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world. It has over 11,000 species dwelling in 35 tanks. While this might be interesting enough, they also provide a range of activities that would make you closer to the aquatic life. There is scuba diving and you would find yourself amidst sharks and various fishes. There is also a feeding time when you can witness what sharks, penguins, sting ways eat and how they are fed. They have a transparent tunnel that brings you close to all kinds of species. There are many children activities and games to keep you busy all day.
You can always explore the not so famous part of the city to find yourself away from the crowd. Make sure you stay safe and keep an eye on your personal belonging.