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Great things to do outdoors in Barcelona

Written by Alix Simonovitch

Since the Catalan capital enjoys a more than pleasant climate throughout the year, there are plenty of outdoor activities that one can do. There are a variety of parks to choose from, like Parc de la Cuitadella, great local beaches, and excellent mountains for hiking, like Collserolla. In this article, ShBarcelona will give you some ideas for great things to do outdoors in the city.

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Discover Barcelona on a Vespa

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There are several places to rent a bike in the center, but if you’re looking for a more exciting experience, why not try exploring Barcelona on a Vespa? Don’t panic, you will not be lost! Vesping will provide you a GPS with each Vespa rental, offering you a number of predetermined routes to choose from. This is a great alternative for those who don’t feel like taking the touristic buses or traveling underground with the metro.

Have a great day in Parc del Laberint d’Horta

If you like parks, dare to venture to the further corners of the green line of the metro, exit at Mundet and pay a visit to Parc del Laberint d’Horta. Located in the Horta-Guinardó district, this wonderful park owes its name to the labyrinth located inside it. This beautiful and romantic park has a lot to offer, with beautiful fountains and sculptures to be discovered among its green, lush vegetation.

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Explore Montjuïc

Montjuïc is an area with a lot to offer its visitors. If you like arts, you can pay a visit to the many museums and foundations located in the area, such as Caixa Forum, Fundació Miró, the Archeology Museum or the MNAC. But if what you want is to spend the day outdoors, explore Montjuïc’s gardens, Montjuïc’s castle, the Mirador del Alcalde, the Botanical Garden, the Magic Fountain or even the impressive modernist cemetery. And if you feel like it, you can hop into the teleferico and be at the beach in 5 minutes!

Why not enjoy a day kitesurfing?

Kitesurfing in Barcelona

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We all know that the beach is one of the coolest places to be in Barcelona, with its 6 kilometers of coastline. But instead of just lying down in the sun for a tan, why don’t you try something more exciting, like kitesurfingKitesurf Barcelona has nearly 10 years of experience, which means that they can help any beginners to get started, usually with a pack of 10 hours divided into 4 sessions. You can take this course on your own or with one other person, allowing you to take full advantage of your time with the instructor. The full package course is offered for a reasonable price, considering the skill of the instructors, the personalized service and the inclusion of all equipment rental costs.

About the author

Alix Simonovitch

Traveler and blogger, Alix wrote about the cities of Amsterdam and Brussels before moving to Barcelona 9 years ago. Writer and translator specialized in tourism and gastronomy, she wants to share all her discoveries in her new city.

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