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17 Jul 2018 09:18 POR KATJA Y ANTOINE

Summer in Barcelona with Villa Emilia

Many people fall in love with Barcelona in any season of the year, but we must admit that summer in this city has a lot to offer: an endless list of things to do and places to visit. From its modernist buildings and museums to the nightlife and the beautiful surroundings, which also allow you to be in a completely different landscape in no time. Taking all this into account, a summer in Barcelona does not sound bad, especially considering that Barcelona has a beach. Of course, you must be prepared for the heat. Should we start?

Barcelona Modernisme route

The Route of Modernisme is an itinerary through the art nouveau movement in Barcelona, based on the work of the architects Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch. Following this route you will discover and know the most emblematic and most spectacular buildings of the city. With summer temperatures, it’s recommended to use the hours of less heat (ie the first hours of the morning and the last of the afternoon) to do this route.

Museums in Barcelona

For the hottest hours of the day there are the excellent museums in Barcelona, which will surely allow you to find an exhibition that fits your interests. Here you have some of the most popular museums in the city.

MACBA: Museum of Contemporary Art located in the Raval. What makes it especially interesting is that you will not find what you would see in most museums. Its permanent collection has been described by some as "inaccessible to the uninitiated".

Museu Picasso: a key exhibition to understand the formative years of Pablo Picasso. It is located in El Gòtic, a beautiful area full of history, and occupies five palaces dating from the XIII-XV centuries.

Fundació Antoni Tàpies: Tàpies is one of the most important living artists in Barcelona and its foundation is dedicated to the study and appreciation of contemporary art. The building is also part of the exhibition, since it has one of its creations on the roof.

Fundació Joan Miró: Located in Montjuïc, this museum is located in an impressive building designed by Josep Lluís Sert. You can discover the work of Joan Miró, which coexists with avant-garde contemporary art.

MNAC: National Museum of Art of Catalonia, also in Montjuïc. Its motto says: "a museum, a thousand years of art". In the MNAC, you can also see a selection of Catalan art from the twelfth to the twentieth century.

Outdoor activities in summer

We know that summer in Barcelona means heat and a lot of people, but it also means beach, outdoor activities, events for all tastes and, above all, terraces.

La Terrassa of Villa Emilia is the perfect place for when you want to escape from the crowds and relax with a drink in the fresh air. Our barbecues are well known and the drinks we prepare don’t leave anyone indifferent. You can disconnect from everything with the city at your feet... the ideal holiday.

But if you prefer the beach, you can go to any of the chiringuitos (beach bar) on the beaches of Barcelona. We recommend Xiringuito Escribà, where some say you can eat the best paella in Barcelona. This chiringuito is from the Escribà family, popular in Catalonia for their desserts and their cuisine. The perfect place to go to eat if you are on the beach of Bogatell.

Barcelona bike tours

If you want to get to know the city better, one of the most recommended options is to book a bike tour of Barcelona with a guide. You can do it in small groups and know very special corners of the city.

If all this convinces you, you only have to look for accommodation in Barcelona. The Villa Emilia hotel is located right next to the centre of Barcelona and we are sure that you will enjoy a perfect stay thanks to the location, the service, its bar, its restaurant and its terrace.

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