Beautiful Barcelona, home of Gaudi’s phantasmagorical creations, world class tapas, superyachts in the port and a party spirit that lends itself well to the Spanish Grand Prix. Hitting the tracks on the 13th May, the seaside city is sure to swelter beneath the heat of a rip-roaring race and the lavish lifestyle that comes with life in the fast lane.
Air, sea or land – pick your preferred arrival style for touching base in wild and wonderful Barcelona. As part of the Mediterranean superyacht shoreline, you can easily work Barcelona into your private yacht itinerary and drop anchor at the amazing Port Vell. Only a five-minute stroll from the glitzy sights of the city and brimming with gorgeous state of the art facilities such as a One Ocean Spa, club and exclusive restaurant – you will feel right at home. Pick one of these sublime yachts from Burgess.
From easy breezy coastal charm to historic hotels in the center of the Old Town, Barcelona’s hotel scene is as vivid, imaginative and boutique as though Gaudi himself were on the tourist board. Hotel Arts Barcelona goes glorious with its giant sculptures whereas Hotel Omm in the highly coveted Passeig de Gràcia brings crisp freshness and Zen like vibes to the table. For more hints of where to rest easy, check out our guide to the best hotels in Barcelona.
What to Pack
Life’s a beach in Barcelona and while it may not quite be the height of summer, there is still plenty of rooftop pools for showcasing your best bikini. Be sure to pack a Missoni swimsuit for those more humid spring days. Bvlgari’s alluring cat-eye Serpenti sunglasses are also sublime for hiding your party tired eyes beside the track. For more tips on what to take in your case, check out our Spanish Grand Prix style guide.
Where to Party
Barcelona has a vibrant party scene and with ocean views, the rooftop bars are the best. Arola at the Hotel Arts is a true gem – with cool chilled spaces, tongue in cheek cocktails topped with lavender foam, and tapas menus for grazing in supermodel style company.
Ibiza famed Pascha and Opium are sure to be the party highlights of the week. If you aren’t too tired from the races, then grab a ticket to either of these two hottest clubs in town. Opium can be found in Port Olympic with flashing lights, a flashy crowd, and DJ’s that come from across the globe to keep the energy levels high. There are plenty of VIP sections to pick from but be warned, only the best dressed will get through the doors.