If you have just turned to May on your wall calendar and you live in Girona, Ciudad Real or Zamora you will know that next Monday, the 5th of June, is a holiday. Take advantage of the coming three days off (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) and do whatever you like whenever you like.
This holiday (called the Second Easter or Granada Easter) enjoyed by the inhabitants of the destinations mentioned above, comes on one of the best dates of the year. Since it is just before the summer break, why not use this as a taster for what’s to come? Being close by and because it is a destination that we love, this month we suggest you experience the ‘Second Easter’ in Barcelona with a list of ideas that are too good to refuse. Take note:
The first beach bathing
Although most people choose Barcelona for its historical places of interest rather than its coast, the fact is that the Catalan capital is a perfect destination for enjoying the first swims of this pre-summer. Moreover, did you know that some of the most beautiful beach bars ‘chiringuitos’ in the country can be found in the areas around Barcelona? If you take as a starting point the Petit Palace Boqueria Garden hotel or the beautiful Petit Palace Museum you will be just under a twenty minute walk away from the place we mean (and it will take much less if you go on one of our bikes for guests).
Although the waters of the Mediterranean are warmer than those of the country’s West Coast, it is certainly true that the temperature is cooler than in the months of July and August so don’t forget to enjoy some sport when you first visit the beach at noon, so that in this way you can take advantage of the hours in which the sun is at its highest.
Shops, concerts and theatres
Barcelona, with its many neighbourhoods and districts, is a place where the numerous shops and culture on offer stands out as a highlight.
Combined with a range of local, national and international brands that are spread throughout the Catalan capital, the Ciudad Condal is the base for places like the Liceu Opera Barcelona or the Tivoli Theatre where you can enjoy the best concerts, high quality musicals and outstanding plays. If you have chosen the Petit Palace Barcelona for your stay during these days off, you can make your choice between different venues and theatres.