Best Time To Visit: Barcelona is a lively city any time of year, but the warm weather makes April – October good cruising months.
Key Cruising Areas: The 270 miles of the Costa Catalana offer many idyllic anchorages, charming villages, and marinas to explore. Head north toward Cape Creus for dramatic anchorages where incredible turquoise waters are met by the mountainous coastline.
Don’t Miss: Barcelona is surrounded by the Collserola Natural Park. For a change of pace take a tram and a funicular to the top of Tibidabo Mountain. Take in the magnificent views of the city from the Ferris wheel in the Tibidabo amusement park.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: The city is filled with rooftop bars, restaurants atop skyscrapers, and terraces hidden high above the streets. These are the places to be for stylish settings, excellent food and of course, the best views. Sample chef Marc Gascons’ sophisticated menu earned him a Michelin star. Try the lemon sorbet with Catalan cream foam, which tastes as good as it looks. For a contemporary take on traditional dishes, try Michelin chef Carles Abellan’s Tapas 24.