Why choose Barcelona?
Barcelona has a unique feel to it`s architecture, so much that people who visited Barcelona can instantly recognize the distinct features of the Barcelona facades. There is one man, above all others, who is to thank for this iconic style: Gaudi, one of the most famous architects in the world and certainly the most notable Spanish architect. His Sagrada Familia is a work of art, astonishingly awe-inspiring and a must-see for all who come to visit Barcelona. A hand carved, handmade cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, is one giant of a building, incredibly huge and a jaw-dropping site to witness. In Barcelona, life is usually happening in the open and in the streets, so pedestrian roads and zones are always filled with street performers, merchants, artisans and travellers, all sharing the feel of this one-of-a-kind city. The atmosphere in streets is one of relaxation and easy-goingness: people walk slower than usual when they come to Barcelona, because here nobody is in a rush to do anything or to go anywhere.
What to do and see on your yacht charter in Barcelona?
Barcelona is filled to the brim with all kinds of wonders, be it untouched nature, a rich historical heritage, culture or art, Barcelona will astonish each visitor in the way best suited for them. Gaudi has left an un-erasable mark on Barcelona with his most noted work of the Cathedral of Sagrada Familia, a still incomplete masterpiece that began construction a century ago and is one of the main selling points of Barcelona. Sagrada Familia which is under UNESCO protection, is absolutely breath-taking and a must-see. Other famous Gaudi works include the Parc Güell in Gràcia, and and the houses Casa Milà and La Casa Batlló, also worth checking out. Sightseeing in Barcelona never gets boring or repetitive: La Boqueria market is recognized as one of the best markets in Europe, with the captivating attractions of scents, sounds, colours and people, selling, buying and haggling. The Gothic quarter (Barri Gótic) is the old core of Barcelona, dominated by medieval architecture, small alleyways and various merchants; an ideal location for exploration. Barcelona is one of the few cities in Europe with its own beach, recognizable by distinct features of the Costa Brava shoreline. With beach season starting in March and ending in November, it is a common thing to see swarms of tourists in swimwear, occupying the surrounding restaurants and bars, particularly in the height of beach season, from May to September. There are many Beaches in and around Barcelona, which include Sant Miquel, Barceloneta, Somorrostro, Nova Icària, Bogatell, to name a few.
Sailing season - When to charter in Barcelona?
There is no climate that is as good for sailing as it is the Mediterranean climate, whose features are best experienced around the waters of Barcelona. The summers are mostly hot and dry, but with common refreshing breezes. Travellers prefer to come to Barcelona throughout all year, because what is the best sailing destination in summer, in winter it turns to marvellous spectacle of light and art. The best time for cruising in the waters of Costa Brava would be from May to September, with ideal visibility and stable, weak winds being a common thing.