Barcelona is a cosmopolitan Mediterranean city with a strong culture, which makes it one of the favorite tourist destinations in Europe. Its medieval quarters, its artistic heritage and its monuments of Surrealists and Modernism classified as the World Heritage of UNESCO, anchored in a contemporary and dynamic environment, make it a unique city.
Barcelona is a completed city in which you should stay for several days if you want to discover the maximum of the local culture. So, staying in a foreign country without Internet connection is not something usual for everyone (not for us, anyway). Luckily, Barcelona is a modern and connected city, which recently developed many terminals of WiFi among it. So, you may find here the top 10 distinct spots with WiFi access … to absolutely visit in Barcelona.
1. The Barcelona beaches
The beaches are the main asset of Barcelona, which extend over 5 km long, all surrounded by cafes, restaurants and bars. Most: most have Free Wifi and unlimited access for visitors, convenient to use Skype with a Mediterranean background!
The first beach in town is that of “Sant Sebastia” which extends in 1 km.
The oldest and most famous, “Barceloneta” is busy and lively during the tourist season, day and night. It includes singers, dealers, sand sculptors, restaurants and even a beach library. It has also been voted “the third best beach in the world” by Discovery TV Channel.
The beaches of Nova Icaria and Llevant are known to be the quietest of Barcelona. Less frequented and lively as that of Barceloneta, however they have playgrounds, courts for beach volleyball and Ping-Pong tables.
2. The Ciutadella Park
The Citadel Park, located a few minutes from the beach, in the district of Ciutat Vella, brings together several cultural areas and typical attractions that transform it into the true heart of Barcelona.
First of all, it includes 17 hectares of greenery where tourists and locals love to walk around, play and have a picnic in the sunshine.
In the center, there is a lake, and a beautiful waterfall designed by Josep Fontseré in 1875 with the participation of Antonio Gaudi, for which they were inspired from the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome. This fountain is followed by several sculptures made by various Catalan artists.
The park has also a zoo, where you can discover more than 7,500 animals between 400 different species: gorillas, orangutans, wolves, snow leopards, crocodiles, etc. In addition to visiting the animal species, many activities and workshops are organized throughout the year for children as well as for adults.
3. The Picasso Museum
Although born in Malaga, it is in Barcelona where Pablo Picasso attended the School of Fine Arts and where he marked his first works. Thanks to the donations from these works for the city of Barcelona that made possible the opening of the museum in 1963.
More than 4000 works of the artist are presented throughout the year. In addition to this permanent collection, the museum also offers temporary exhibitions (often by other artists).
Fees of the entry in the museum are 11€ as full price and 30€ with the tour. Discounts are available for people with an age less than 25 years and over 65. The museum is free the first Sunday of the month from 15h to 19h and during certain periods it is also free on Thursdays 19:30-21:00.
The Picasso Museum also provides wireless internet access, allowing you to search simultaneously for information about the artist. However, it is required in some rooms to turn off your mobile phones.
4. The Montjuic Castle
The Montjuic Castle is located on the hill of the same name, at 173 meters, thereby overlooking the entire city of Barcelona. Military museum, old fortress that marked several times the history of the city, the castle now provides a unique 360 ° view of Barcelona and its surroundings.
The entrance fee to the castle is € 1.50 , and € 3 if you also want to visit the museum. The castle provides a Free Wi-Fi offered by the city of Barcelona.
5. Palau of the Catalan Music
Located in St. Peter in the heart of Barcelona, the Palace of Catalan Music is a concert hall inaugurated in 1908 by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, one of the main representatives of the Catalan Modernism. Today, the Palace of Catalan Music is classified an UNESCO World Heritage.
So you can attend a concert of jazz or flamenco enjoying this magnificent decor, or visit the palace during the guided tours.
A wifi access is available for visitors.
6. Take a course of Catalan dishes and tapas at Barcelona Cooking
If you want to discover the Catalan cuisine and its secrets, what better than to participate in a course in the typical country cooking contest?
For this, the Barcelona Cooking workshop, located in Las Ramblas a few minutes from the famous La Boqueria market, invites you to discover the selection of tapas recipes or traditional cuisine. The chief accompanies you thus to select your fresh products at the Boqueria before giving you the best secrets for cooking them. Then you can enjoy the preparations in a cheerful and friendly atmosphere.
The Barcelona Cooking is one of the best cooking classes at Barcelona, having won the Certificate of Excellence in 2015. The prices vary between 65 € and 78 € depending on the plan you choose. The workshop provides a Wi-Fi access as an additional bonus. It is very useful for sharing photos of your culinary successes.
7. The Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, also known as the MACBA was inaugurated in 1995 by the American architect, Richard Meier. It has soon become a reference in Barcelona, which has a large number of museums.
The imposing and contemporary design of the building located between the narrow streets of the old town impresses at first sight. A true sidelight thanks to its glass walls, the museum rooms give each show a particular brightness which is the hallmark of the MACBA.
Another feature is the development of absent artists of traditional museums, advocating a different art of classical culture.
The famous museum houses permanent exhibitions throughout the year (as Tàpies, Klee and Torres), but also temporary exhibitions and various events and activities for all audiences.
The entrance fee to the museum is 10 €, and 8 € for students, journalists, and holders of a tourist bus pass or Articket.
8. The Casa Batlló
Realized by Antoni Gaudi in 1904/1906 for the rich manufacturer Josep Batlló, the Casa Batlló is a modernistic building of 5000 square meters on the list of UNESCO World Heritage.
Its facade is considered one of the most original works by Gaudi, resembling a building with bones and skulls. For its realization, the architect was inspired by the marine world, using for example the colors of natural coral for his sculptures in polychrome ceramics.
The building is open to the public since 2002 and was awarded the Europa Nostra award for conservation of architectural heritage in 2004. It is since then one of the most visited monuments in the city.
Tours are offered to the public with a guide depending on your language, and costs 22 euros (free admission for children under 7 years, possible discounts for 7/18 years, students, over 65s and Tourist card holders).
From June to September, the casa Battló organizes “magical nights” from 21:30, during which you will have for free a welcome drink, a visit to the main floor and access to the modernist terrace where different artists perform every night.
9. The Maremagnum
The Maremagnum is one of the largest shopping centers in Barcelona. Located on the Port Vell, it is only a few minutes far from the beach.
You will find within the Maremagnum several shoe, clothing and jewellery stores, as well as souvenir shops. The mall also has terraces where you will find available restore points and a cinema with 8 halls.
The best: the mall is open from 10am to 22pm and has naturally WiFi access.
10. Enjoy churros at the Artisa Barcelona
You could not visit Barcelona without going through the small houses for tasting churros. These Spanish pastry specialties are in the form of “big spaghetti” or of an elongated donut, made of fried and sweet pastry.
In Barcelona, dining places are specialized in making and selling churros, they are called the “churrerias”. You can, for less than 3 euros, enjoy a chocolate and a plate of churros on site or even as a takeaway.
The Artisa Barcelona, near Las Ramblas, offers churros and also all kinds of sweets and typical local products. The best: its decor and Wi-Fi access!
Et en bonus …
The Parc del Laberint
The parc del Laberint is the oldest parc of the city. It’s location in the North of Barcelona makes it less touristic than the others.
Extending over nearly 9 hectares, the park includes the neoclassical garden, the romantic garden, the pavilion of Carlos IV and many acres and fountains. The passage through the maze, located in the neoclassical garden, is a ritual: go to one of the four entries searching for the right path that will lead you to the heart of the maze where there is the statue of Eros, the God of Love.
Only 750 people are allowed to enter per day, making it a fairly quiet and well-kept place.
A wifi connection hidden in a maze, it is original isn’t it?