Business Travellers to Barcelona: Take your Time-Offs

Parc Guell, Barcelona - SpainWhenever you are on a business trip to Barcelona, during the breakouts or after working hours, refresh yourself at some of the enchanting places of Barcelona. There are countless attractions where you can unwind and entertain yourself after a hard day’s work. From chic shopping centres and majestic architecture, to scenic beaches and sumptuous dining, Barcelona is an amazing place where a corporate traveller will always feel quite at home.

La Sagrada Familia

Among the countless mind boggling monuments and structures perhaps La Sagrada Familia is the most popular attraction and the most photographed in Barcelona. The construction of this splendid church began in 1882, and is an ongoing process which is likely to end by 2026. The credit for its unique design goes to designer Antoni Gaudi, and there are many tales attached to the construction of this majestic church. The church has 3 facades, and each has its distinctive look and story to tell. Do not complain about the entry fee, for the construction is carried out on charity and entry fees collection. Hence, in the name of Jesus loosen your wallets, and a bit more for taking the Passion Elevator up the tower to have a fascinating view of the city. Within the church complex there are other iconic attractions worth watching.

Park Guell

It is another of the chilling places in Barcelona, and whose credit again goes to the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. Built between 1900 and 1914, this sprawling garden looks magnificent with architectural wonders, fountains, sculptures, and areas to sit and adore the pleasant surroundings. From the highest point of the park you get a fantastic panoramic view of the city of Barcelona. There are many other attractions across the site which puts you in amazement, and fill your heart with joy. The park is all you need to unwind pent up emotions after the days’ work.

Operas and Concerts

Spain is one of the best places in Europe where operas are the call of the day. The opera houses are signature statements of live music, drama, and entertainment. Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house is one of the heavyweights which was built in 1847, and was destroyed by fire twice, but it has risen from the ashes, and it now stands proud as a chocolate-box opera house. Palau De La Musica Catalana is a majestic concert hall, designed by Lluis Domenech i Muntaner in 1905 whose grandiosity is bound to blow you away. Its’ intriguing design, and architectural fusion, the stained glasses and mosaics, the Valkyrie figures, all exhibit their significance.


Traveller to get your gastronomic equations right, check out ‘pa amb tomaquet’, which is the Catalan version of fish-and-chips of London, and pastrami on rye of New York, and it lies close to the Catalan hearts. It is bread with tomato rubbed over it, and with salt sprinkled over it. Barcelona is also famous for tapas bars where you nibble at the delicacies, or have a 3-course lunch. Then, there are countless museum cafes, where you can have quiet drinks.

All in all business travellers can have a perfect blend of fun and work in Barcelona.

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  1. Barcelona certainly does have a lot to offer any traveler … I wonder how much of a digital nomad base it could be?

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