Spring has sprung at Time Out Barcelona
Time Out's guide to getting out and enjoying the spring! (Before the hay fever kicks in...)
We've got a big red circle around the month of March. Spring has officially begun and it's time to shrug off the winter coats and get out to explore the city and its outdoor venues, parks, restaurants by the sea and the best spots to sip vermouth in the afternoon. And if you're up for something a bit more active after your long hibernation, Time Out recommends a city cycling route. With the extra energy that the change of seasons brings, sure we can ignore the accompanying allergies for a while...
Cycling and free time make for a great pairing, especially if you like to be outside and in touch with nature once in a while, instead of choking down fumes on the city streets. Time Out has come up with 10 cycling routes within the city limits and
Vermouth hour has never fallen out of fashion in Barcelona, but in recent years the tradition of gathering with friends to share an afternoon aperitif, and the usual side dishes, has garnered a new generation of devotees and plenty of proprietors
- Price band: 3/4
When you eat here, your feet are practically in the sand, just like in the old days... Their specialities include grilled sardines, tuna carpaccio and the mouth-watering fideuà with clams.
- Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 55, Barceloneta, 08003
Some of Barcelona's best works of art, architecture and gardens are out in the open You might also like... Art highlights The upcoming exhibitions and gallery events you won't want to miss 'Mao' by Andy Warhol (1972), at the Fundació Suñol
- Price band: 3/4
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Chef Marc Singla has taken La Mar Salada beyond being just a typical paella restaurant. His lunchtime menu offers creative cuisine of the highest quality at affordable prices.
- Pg. Joan de Borbó, 58-59, 08003
- Rated as: 3/5
It’s not just the ample teen flesh that’s a little tender in the new film from Harmony Korine – the impish American filmmaker who wrote ‘Kids’ (1995) when he was around college age and directed ‘Gummo’ and ‘Mister Lonely’.
C3BAR is the cafe-restaurant of the Centre de Cultura Contemporànica de Barcelona, which explains why it doesn’t open for evening meals. On the plus side, however, the outdoor terrace, set in the peaceful square of Plaça Joan Corominas, is
- Montalegre, 5, Ciutat Vella, 08001
An old meter box factory now filled with beautiful flora, this is truly a treasure of the Sants neighbourhood. As always, you can go to Hivernacle for all your indoor and outdoor gardening needs: plants, seeds, soil, tools and accessories. But
- Melcior de Palau, 32, Sants-Montjuïc
If you're looking for something to do as a family other than sit in a dark cinema, eat at another crowded restaurant or try to get the little ones away from that electronic game, you've come to the right place. Barcelona may not have as many parks