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How to Entertain Your Work Colleagues in Barcelona

May 17, 2020
Are you from Barcelona? Do you work there? Or maybe you often go to Barcelona for work, so much so that you practically live there! Well, whether you're one or the other, you know that working in such a beautiful and fascinating city has its advantages. Working in Barcelona can come in handy when you'll need to impress people while they're visiting the place. Let's say that your colleagues from around the world gathered in the Catalan capital for an important meeting/conference/project. When you all have some free time, you can show them to unique places that probably a lot of other tourists might now know of. Here are some of them.

How to Entertain Your Work Colleagues in Barcelona

 

Tour a Hospital

Let's get this straight: your colleagues from all around the world traveled hundreds (possibly thousands) of miles to go to Barcelona and you're going to show them a hospital? Why, of course! But this isn't any ordinary hospital. This is arguably the most beautiful hospital in the world. this is none other than Sant Pau Hospital. Also referred to as the Sant Pau Art Nouveau, it's one of the more underrated masterpieces of world-renowned architect and art nouveau pioneer, Antonio Gaudi. Though it still operates like a hospital, its wild colors, quirky shapes, and more make it a feast for the eyes both for you and your colleagues! 

How to Entertain Your Work Colleagues in Barcelona

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See Gaudi's First Work

Speaking of Gaudi, you can also see his first-ever work: Casa Vicens. Before he ever worked on his more iconic structures that are still the highlights of Barcelona, he first designed this beautiful home. And it has since become a monument to the artist itself. From the get-go, you can already see his signatures, from his electric use of color, his abandonment of traditional shapes, and his own interpretation of the classic gothic style. You can sense that this was a work of a young artist out to prove himself to the world and to carve his own indelible signature on it. 

How to Entertain Your Work Colleagues in Barcelona

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Visit Picasso's Old Haunts

Realistically speaking, however, Gaudi isn't exactly the most famous artist associated with Barcelona. There are a few others who rose into prominence during the early 20th-century that not only lived in the Catalan capital but also left their marks on it as well. One of the most prominent was Pablo Picasso. The father of cubism spent a great deal of his life in Barcelona, even setting up his first-ever exhibition here. And today, you can still visit many of the places that he himself frequented. In fact, "Pablo Picasso's Barcelona" has become a popular tour theme for many visitors of this beautiful city. And your colleagues will surely enjoy going on one as well! 

How to Entertain Your Work Colleagues in Barcelona

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Go Through a Maze

In a city like Barcelona, most people—even those just visiting for work—would probably want to go on a romantic adventure. You can thank movies and TV series for that! Anyways, fortunately for them, the city is rife with places for such. One, in particular, that's not yet that popular a tourist spot is Parc Del Laberint D’Horta. This quintessentially classic Renaissance-era garden is the stuff you read about in romance novels or you watch in period films. Your foreign work colleagues will appreciate the grandeur and old-school beauty of the place. Visiting it will likely be one of their best memories in the city. 

How to Entertain Your Work Colleagues in Barcelona

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Party at a Street Festival

All work and no play isn't healthy for you and your colleagues. Sure, they traveled to Barcelona to work, but that doesn't mean they can't have the time of their lives when it's all done, right? If they're lucky, they might just visit the Catalan capital during one of its colorful festivals! If that happens, take them out on the street and let them experience the lively fiesta! They probably haven't seen such joy, celebration, and some debauchery before! It will be quite the memory for them to partake in the Spanish tradition of having fun on the streets. It is one of the most unique things to do around here! 

How to Entertain Your Work Colleagues in Barcelona

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Dine at a Cat Cafe

Yes, Barcelona has a cat cafe. Yes, cafes that have cats roaming about actually exist. And yes, a lot of the other major cities have them, from Paris to Tokyo and every city in-between. But why not? After a hard day's work, going to tourist spots isn't likely the best thing to do, isn't it? Sometimes, you'll just want to relax and coast up to a furry feline and bask in the maximum comfort. You can do that in the Catalan capital's own cat cafe. Situated in the beautiful Gràcia neighborhood, it's one of the best places to take the load off and forget about work for a while! 

How to Entertain Your Work Colleagues in Barcelona

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Ride a Vespa

Now for something you and your colleagues can do just about every day: ride a Vespa. Yes, these beautiful and romantic vehicles aren't exclusive to Rome. Vespas are actually common in Barcelona. Many people ride them along the beautiful cobblestone street or the stunning seaside areas where they watch the beautiful sunsets in the afternoon. For you and your colleagues, this can be a great mode of transportation for when you go to all the places already mentioned. After all, the company car will likely only be used for official business. For some fun during your free time, consider these your rides for the whole trip! 

How to Entertain Your Work Colleagues in Barcelona

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The next time you have work colleagues coming over from different countries around the world, consider doing these unique things to do in Barcelona during your free time. Be a gracious host and show them the many wonderful secrets and sides of the Catalan capital!




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