1 of 2
2 of 2
Take a dip
Cool off this July in the outdoor paddling pool in the Creueta del Coll park. This is where locals in the know head for a refreshing dip and to lie on the grass and soak up some rays. If you’re feeling active, there’s also a little boating pool.
Treat yourself to a dinner under the stars at the Fabra Observatory on Collserola. Take a look at the night sky with the experts, then feast on some space-inspired gourmet fare on the terrace.
Cocktails with Gaudí
Enjoy a Gaudí-inspired evening at one of the architect’s lesser-known works, the Torre Bellesguard in Bonanova. Every week, from Wednesday to Saturday, there’s live music and cocktails in the gardens of this castle-like Modernista home.
Rumba and sardines
It’s a classic on the Barcelona summer schedule; an evening of sardines and rumba up at the Caseta restaurant on Montjüic. Every Wednesday evening, you can gaze over the city and the Med whilst tucking into a traditional sardine dinner accompanied by live rumba. By reservation only.
As far as sea sports go, stand up paddle (SUP) looks like one of the calmer ways to enjoy the Mediterranean and has the advantage that you don’t need a windy day to take part. Stand up Paddle Barcelona offers a 90-minute initiation class for €35, individualised sessions and equipment hire.