Luckily, Barcelona boasts plenty of options from which to choose, whether you are an active vacationer, a sports fans, or a guest in search of relaxation.
Although the sauna my not be the top attraction during the summer season, saunas for men in Barcelona are some of the most popular leisure options for guys. The sauna offers you a variety of activities: swimming in spacious roofed swimming pools, massage sessions, and a wide range of other relaxation procedures from which to choose. Aire Barcelona, for example, offers hammams with aromatherapy and massage on hot marble. In Rituals d’Orient, you will experience an authentic washing ritual following the best oriental traditions. Generally speaking, almost every fitness center offers several steam rooms and baths. Plus, these options do not cost very much – only 15 to 30 euros, depending on the fitness center. You can find a fitness center that works perfectly for you in any area of the city.
The capital of Catalonia always has a lot to offer aficionados of the fashion industry. Spain is famous for its top-quality footwear. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you begin your male shopping event in Barcelona with the purchase of a pair of classical shoes or boots for gentlemen. In the shoe shop Cuervo Cobblerblack Bird in Gràcia, you can find the most expensive loafers and boots in the city. In this place, the shoes are customized personally and made from the best leather. With the Turkish brand Tween, you can always find comfortable men’s footwear and perfectly-tailored clothing created according to the latest technological trends. Additionally, you can find a huge selection of sports shoes in Mates shoes.
It is almost impossible to imagine shopping in Barcelona without visiting the shops owned by local and Spanish designers. First of all, it is worth visiting Lurdes Bergada, which creates minimalistic and very masculine-looking apparel in an eastern style. It is also a great idea to pay a visit to Cotton Vintage boutique, which lies in the Sant Gervasi district and where you can find both new offers and last year’s collections of the following brands: Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Miu Miu, Etro, Fend, and Gucci. If you are looking for ultra-modern, youth-style models, definitely stop by On Land, where you will become acquainted with young designers from Spain, Denmark, Germany, and France.
Ladies are not the only ones who love spending time at the spa. Today, nobody will tell you that the spa is for women only; times have changed. Currently, all the premium-class salons have female and male spa sections. Apart from participating in the couple’s sessions (with wives or friends) that enjoy extreme popularity, men also choose individual beauty sessions that include skin treatments for men. Overall, male spas in Barcelona are associated in most cases with relaxation massages, such as the Thai massage in Silom Spa, Eixample, or the post-jetlag massage offered by Majestic Hotel Spa. Mandarin Oriental offers its guests an acupuncture massage as well as the special treatment called “Inner Strength,” which was created exclusively to restore the functions of the whole body and eliminate signs of tiredness and stress. At SpaciOmm, in addition to standard massages and aromatherapy, you will find hydro-massage swimming pools and an ice-cold fountain for contrast water procedures.
If you happen to be in one of the most charming Mediterranean cities, it is simply a must to take advantage of the proximity to the sea, especially when you consider the great amount of activities Barcelona’s beaches provide. Examples include using the snow-white hydrocycles in Port Olimpic and Port Forum, paddle-boarding with progressive Stand-Up Paddle in the beach bars of Braceloneta and Centre Municipal de Vela, kayaking with Excursions Barcelona, kite-surfing or wind-surfing with the city’s numerous surf-clubs or kite-camps, and flyboarding, one of the most extreme summer leisure activities. All of these options are available daily, and during the hot, touristic season, you can enjoy these activities virtually around the clock. If you are not in the mood for extreme activities, you might consider yacht rentals or the many yoga classes, pilates, or strength sports available for tourists and local residents along the beaches of Barcelona.
Barcelona is a city for bicycles. Most people use bikes as a means of transportation here. Therefore, it is a piece of cake to find a suitable sports or city bike, for the bike rental establishments are scattered all over the city. In addition to mountain hiking and walks along the waterfront, your male company is free to choose a paintball session or a football game called “Burbuja,” in which the players run around the field inside big bubbles. Moreover, Barcelona offers go-carts, extreme parks with rope attractions, excursions on quadcopters, fun attractions with water obstacles, and even a real military imitation called Laser Combat. Your company of men will never be bored in Spain’s most famous touristic city – there is no room for boredom because Barcelona has everything required to make the most of your vacations.
Contact INEEDSpain, and we will be glad to help organize your leisure time in Barcelona and in other Catalonian cities. We are always here to help you find the most unique and interesting leisure options to satisfy any taste.