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Barcelona – this year’s port city for the Tale Of The Kraken – is easily one of the world’s coolest cities. It’s one of those places where after a short wander around you find yourself wishing you could move there: the music, the arts, the shopping, the nightlife…the whole package just screams SEXY.
In June, Shipsomniacs from across the globe will descend upon the city looking to get the most out of their time in this vibrant location – we recommend giving yourself at least three days to explore and party. If you’re feeling overwhelmed for choice, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. This past fall we spent a week scoping out the city and fell in love with everything the city had to offer. Here’s some of our top recommendations for touring, shopping, dining, where to stay and, of course, nightlife.
What to eat, and where to eat it?
Foodies get ready to get your foodie fix on as there’s mind-blowing cuisine to be had and it’s easy to find. Stick to these top tips and you’re guaranteed a delightful culinary experience:
Where to shop?
If you’re looking to get some shopping done, Barcelona is not short on bustling shopping streets or chic boutiques to help lighten your wallet. Honestly, leave some extra space in your luggage because the fashions and clothes here are just too good to pass up.
What to see? Gaudi, Gaudi and more Gaudi!
Home to some of the greatest artists of the last century, including Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona is one of the world’s best cities for sightseeing. Shipsomnia will have some official tours that will be released before the cruise – sign up and you’ll not just get to know the best that Barcelona has to offer, you’ll get to meet other Shipsomniacs and form a nice new party crew for the ship! We’ll release details a month before so watch this space.
Famously the artist Antoni Gaudí designed many of Barcelona’s buildings and we highly recommend that you check out some of his unique architecture around the city. There’s just too much to see in this city in one go, but definitely don’t leave without first checking out one of the following, and yes our top three places are Gaudi, Gaudi and Gaudi:
Where to sleep?
Barcelona has a big choice of accommodation from AirBnBs to hotels. In terms of district, we would recommend staying in the Las Ramblas area as it’s lively and a great base for exploring the city! Personally we grabbed an AirBnB, but we did some research and found these cool places too:
Where to Party? The Shipsomnia Barcelona pre-party and Birthday Bash!
Don’t forget! Shipsomnia will be hosting its official Pre-Party in Barcelona on the 13th of June which just happens to also be the birthday of Shipsomnia’s co-founder and CCO, Jay Slangen. We’ve given him specific orders not to get involved in the planning of this. We’ll be announcing the details on our official Shipsomnia App which will be launched a month before we set sail. The pre-party will be a great place to meet fellow Shipsomniacs and forming a new crew of friends before setting sail. Keep an eye on the #LiveTheJourney blog for more details on the app launch as we announce them!