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Barcelona Wellness Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Barcelona for Wellness travellers


Spa Breaks in Barcelona, Spain

A lively beach life, a sunny climate, peaceful gardens, and numerous wellness hotels & day spas make Barcelona a perfect destination for city spa breaks in Europe.

Barcelona is coastal with such a vibrant city life, delicious Catalan cuisine, numerous Modernista masterpieces, gothic mansions, and several nearby beaches that urges you to explore it!

The city is so big that choosing the ideal neighbourhood to stay can be a little tricky, however, if you are an explorer traveller and want to stay in the heart of the old city, then El Born is the neighbourhood to go. It is lined with many metro stops, artisan shops and hip restaurants while it is walking distance to the beachfront Barceloneta and the fantastic Gothic Quarter.

On the other hand, beach lovers will find their place in the seaside Barceloneta neighbourhood. There you will enjoy swimming and sunbathing and later you will indulge in delicious food in one of the many al fresco seafood restaurants and traditional tapas bars.

However, wherever you go in Barcelona you will find excellent spa hotels to enhance your relaxing city break even more. The best spa hotels in the city guarantee to help you recharge your batteries and get spoiled with deluxe therapies within tranquil spa suites.

In this Barcelona Spa Guide, you will find the best day spas and spa hotels for wellness breaks in Barcelona, wellness centres with unparalleled facilities of well-being and peace, and the best places to relax in the city.

Wellness and spa hotels in Barcelona

The wellness and spa hotels in Barcelona spread all over the city and specialise in offering you relaxing breaks and peaceful moments after a long day shopping and touring around the city.

Most of the spa hotels in Barcelona feature terraces with amazing views of the city and rooftop swimming pools with cosy sun-beds to spend some time relaxing under the Spanish sun.

Staffed by professional therapists the hotels’ wellness centres are fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including steam bathssaunas, and tranquil pools to soak in while offering an excellent range of treatments. Most of them have also a fitness centre where high-skilled personal trainers will help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Moreover, the best spa hotels in Barcelona besides excellent spa facilities excess also in luxurious-furnished suitesrooftop bars, upscale dining settings and even Michelin-starred restaurants.

Best day spas, parks, and beaches in Barcelona

There is no shortage of places to relax and unwind from the Buzz of Barcelona city life. Whether you are looking for either a day spa to indulge prestigious treatments, facials and massages, or a beach to relax under the hot sun, or a green park to run, walk or just lay in the grass with a book on hand, Barcelona has it all!

Best day spas in Barcelona

Nothing beats the atmospheric spa sessions at the renovated ancient Arab baths of Aire de Barcelona spa in the old town. Resembling a setting of Arabian nights, it is one of the best spas in Barcelona with therapeutic water and spa facilities including salt baths, hot and bubble pools, and even hammam steam baths and saunas to name just a few.

Best Parks in Barcelona

The greenest oasis in Barcelona could but be other than the real must-see Parc de la Ciutadella. It is one of the largest parks in the city with Modernist architecture landmarks, rowing boat lakes, lush vegetation, tropical greenhouses, and even a city zoo.

While the public Park Güell is one of the major and most enchanting works of Gaudi in Barcelona. Since the park is extremely popular, it is mainly a tourist attraction rather than a place to relax.

Best beaches in Barcelona

Having an excellent coastline, travellers flock to Barcelona looking to relax in its amazing beaches under the hot Mediterranean sun. The beaches are literally so close to the city that you can easily combine your sightseeing explorations with a dive in the sea.

The most central and bustling beach in Barcelona is Barceloneta, located right at the edge of the homonymous neighbourhood, lined with several beachfront restaurants and beach bars.

Wellness Tips

Barcelona might be the 2nd biggest city in Spain, however it offers plenty relaxation opportunities even within the city itself. 

The most popular parks and gardens in Barcelona are Park Guell, Parc de la Ciutadella, Parque del Laberinto de Horta, Jardin Botanico de Barcelona, Park of Joan Miro, Parc del Forum, Jardins Palau Reial Pedralbes, and Parque de la Espana Industrial.

The most popular activity in Barcelona is cycling that's why there is a wide diversity of bike tours taking place in the city. 

Barcelona is naerby several marvelous beaches, making it one of the best city-destinations in Europe for summer vacations. Some popular beaches in Barcelona are Barceloneta Beach, La Barceloneta, Bogatell Beach, Nova Mar Bella Beach, Platja de la Nova Icaria, Montgat Beach, Playa de la Mar Beach, and Playa de Somorrostro.

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By air
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  • By bus
  • By ferry

Move around

  • Metro
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  • Performances & theaters
  • Art & culture
  • Sightseeing
  • City breaks
  • Shopping
  • Weekends
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Local gastronomy
  • Fine-dining

Destination Type

  • City

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 What can I find in this Wellness Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated wellness travel guide, to help you easily plan your next spa holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top spa, outdoor activities, hot springs, as well as spa Hotels and Resorts to stay!

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