1. Enjoy the view
Winter is very much over, so it’s time to get outside again and enjoy some gentle spring rays. And what better way than taking in a view of the city with a drink in hand? For the best (and plushest) views in the city, try Club Miramar on Montjuïc, and Mirablau or Gran Hotel La Florida on Tibidabo.
2. Get your skates on
It’s free, it’s fun and it’s a great workout. Rent your rollerblades at Rodats in the Centre de la Vila shopping centre, then speed, or wobble, your way along the cycle paths on the promenade between Vila Olímpica and Barceloneta. For free classes see the website of the Associació de Patinadors de Barcelona.
3. Grow your own
Think you may have green fingers but missing a garden? You don’t need to move out of the city to enjoy your own home-grown fruit and veggies. All you need is a small patio or even a sunny window box to get started. Check out our article here.
4. Have a cuppa
Raise a cup to the Chinese Year of the Goat, which began in February. Casa Asia is offering a workshop on the ancient Chinese tea ceremony over two Saturdays in March. Or indulge in a spot of tea tasting at tea lovers’ haven, ArtTe, which runs two-hour tasting workshops.
5. Hit the slopes
There’s still time to squeeze in a ski trip before the snow melts, but you’ll need to be quick. Catalunya’s ten resorts have something for every level. Check out our quick guides to skiing in Catalunya and Andorra.