Barcelona Hen Party GuidePosted by laura on November 6 2013.
Barcelona Hen Party Guide
Our Barcelona Hen Party Guide is perfect for ladies looking to plan a wealth of activities and fun experiences with which to treat the bride-to-be.
Barcelona Hen Party Guide – Shopping
Barcelona is soon becoming a shoppers paradise, with everything from Versace to vintage stores there really is something to offer everyone. La Rocha Village is situated just outside of Barcelona and is regarded as one of the best shopping malls in Europe. If you are visiting during January or July you will be able to experience the best sales that this designer outlet has to offer! Or if you are about during Christmas you will be blown away with La Rocha’s beautiful decorations and lights.
There are also an abundance of markets across Barcelona where you will be able to find more traditionally Spanish pieces and one-off designers. The best way to come across these is by exploring! It is no wonder that brides-to-be and their hens flock to Barcelona each year when the shopping experience is so good.
Barcelona Hen Party Guide – Eating Out
Time Out strongly recommends that when in Barcelona everybody should check out Bar Celta in the beautiful Barri Gotic area. With its 1960s inspired interior and loud music it may not be the best place to visit after a big night out, but it is definitely one of this most authentic restaurants you will find in Barcelona. Serving up traditional tapas, good seafood and delightful Albrino wine you will be glad that you made the visit!
Just like with the shopping you will be a fool not to do some exploring of your own. Barcelona is decked with markets selling beautiful fresh fresh, meats and a good selection of Mediterranean fruit and vegetables; so if you are staying in a private villa a BBQ is a must one evening! You will also find dozens of bars and restaurants selling traditional Spanish cuisine and tapas … and you will certainly find some great cocktails among them!
Barcelona Hen Party Guide – Nightlife
Barcelona is steeped with fantastic nightlife. There are thousands of bars for you to start your night in and Barcelona has some top clubs for you to end your night. The Razzmatazz Club, which recently played host to Missy Elliot, is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike as it is five clubs rolled into one! It boasts an array of music from Rock to R&B! There is also the 19th Century Bar Marsella which looks as though it hasn’t been refurbished since its 1820 opening. The bar is always packed out with happy customers who enjoy the bohemian feel and who love the traditional serving of absinthe!
If you are looking for a more chilled out night their are plenty of quite bars and restaurants that are happy to accommodate any customers who are looking to relax.
Barcelona Hen Party Guide – Art and Culture
Park Güell is packed with flamboyant designs, gorgeous terraces and enclaves, not forgetting a giant mosaic salamander! Colourful and slightly magical, Gaudi’s wonderland of fairy chimneys and peaceful walkways is the perfect spot to catch up with your best girls, as well as providing an amazing backdrop for an impromptu photo shoot – why not collage the pictures together in a scrapbook for the bride?
Be sure to take a tour around Casa Batlio; Gaudi’s modernist museum has the famously intricate façade, which is known as national treasure of Barcelona. Well worth a visit, this masterpiece beats any Grand Design.
Barcelona Hen Party Guide – Entertainment
If soaking in the culture isn’t enough for you there is plenty to keep you entertained in Barcelona throughout the year. In the Summer you are sure to find World Class acts taking the stage in Barcelona for a number of concerts and festivals that are hosted in the Spanish city.
Throughout the year you will be able to find fantastic flamenco acts at Los Tarrantos, where you can dine before the 10pm shows. There is also the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, a public playhouse where you can catch both Spanish and international shows. A real treat for culture creatures!
Barcelona Hen Party Guide – R&R
Barcelona is the ultimate spa destination, and therefore perfect for a relaxing hen weekend away. Many hotels, such as the Majestic hotel, are attached to spas where if you are a guest you can get great deals.
You cannot visit Barcelona without visiting the beach! With good weather all year round the beach is the perfect spot to relax, enjoy lunch and spend time with your friends. Either soak up the sun or take a dip in the sea before a big night out!
For more inspiration check out our Barcelona hen party mood board.