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Sun, sangria, scrumptious food, sizzling women, stunning nightclubs, spectacular marinas, super yachts – why wouldn’t you choose Barcelona as the venue for your stag do? Oh yeah … I forgot to mention that it is home to the most famous football club in the world. A Barcelona stag do belongs well and truly in the Champions League.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, Spain’s most north-eastern region and attracts just under 7.5 million visitors a year, the third most visited city in Europe. In recent years Barcelona has become a top 5 stag do destination for British lads, and its easy to see why. Very few cities in Europe are able to combine relaxation with hardcore party fun. And if that sounds like your kind of place then we’d definitely recommend a Barcelona stag weekend (hey, that rhymed!).
Getting away from it all and being in the thick of it is available in one city: In half-an-hour you can go from the bustling heart of the city to the quiet beaches of Ocala. Spain’s second city is well and truly characterised by the distinct architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Here at Pissup we guarantee to sculpt you a truly unique experience in this city of sun and sangria.
The Catalan capital is only two hours away from London and can be reached for as little as £80 return with budget airlines such as EasyJet and Ryanair. With hundreds of flights of flights each week to the city’s three airports: El Prat, Reus and Girona, Barcelona is easily accessible. And weather-wise with an average temperate of 20°C throughout the whole year and only 55 days of precipitation, the rain in Spain really does fall mostly on the plane!!
Most visitors to Barcelona start off their stay atop the famous strip known as Las Ramblas. This pedestrianised stretch leads you from Plaça Catalunya, the border between the old and new city, right down to the city’s Port Vell, home to the city’s luxury yachts. Despite its notoriety Las Ramblas is an area for stags to avoid like the plague! Flooded with overpriced pubs, harassing prostitutes and sneaky pickpockets, this is an area that serves no use to the lads, day or night. That’s why booking a Pissup Bar Guide is must – we can take you to the the best bars in the city, avoiding rip-off pubs with no atmosphere. And we can also take you to a place which is like a little piece of heaven…
Sala Bagdad is Europe’s primary live porno show. The girls aren’t from the Iraqi capital either (yes I know there’s an h missing!!) and the club has been responsible for the debuts of some of Spain’s hottest porn stars! If you like your ladies a little smaller than average, Pissup knows a little lady who can entertain you. Our midget strippers may be small in size but not in talent. She knows how to work it…
Located just outside the city centre are Barcelona’s sun-soaked beaches and here you will find the city’s best sangria and seafood. Here you can spend your days sweating out the previous night’s sins and wash it all away with a dip in the temperate waters of the Mediterranean sea. Beers and sangria at the various chirunguitos (beach bars) are a great start to an afternoon and a booze cruise along the coast is a great way to transition yourselves into the city’s decadent nightlife.
Take advantage of Barcelona’s great weather and close proximity to beaches with some fun water-based activities! Why not try Wakeboarding and find out if you’ve got the skills and the balance to stay up while you get pulled along by a cable exactly as though you were being yanked along by a speed boat.
Want to do something a bit less adrenaline-fuelled on your stag party in Barcelona? Our Kayaking and Snorkelling day out is just the thing for you. Get out in the sun and get some exercise, but at a pace that suits you. Take a tour round the Costa Brava coastline on a kayak, with an instructor leading the way. You’ll stop at several points along the way to do some snorkelling. Semi-naked mermaid sightings aren’t guaranteed but we can offer you and the boys a picnic lunch right on the beach. This is a great way to blast away that hanging feeling trust us!
A block to the right or left from Las Ramblas and you can literally see the city change before your eyes. From the trendy cocktail bars and tiny tapas hangouts of the El Born community, to the 300 year old absinthe bars, and scruffy taverns of the Raval neighbourhood, Barcelona has flavours to tickle all taste buds. Allow our local exports to organise a tailored Barcelona bar crawl specifically designed to meet the desires of your group.
The Spanish word ‘lona’ translates to canvas. This city’s selection of nightclubs allow you to construct a masterpiece of an evening. Nightlife in Barcelona starts late, very late. It is not uncommon to enter one of the many beachside clubs of the Port Olimpic before 1:00 AM, to find you are the only patrons on the dance floor.
Entrance to these stunning venues start from €15, however this charge is eliminated if your visit is part of one our bar crawls. Starting late means ending late too, as most clubs along the water will not kick you out until 6:00 AM. Stumbling out of the club you will be greeted by a long line of taxis, your best option for your ride home. They are highly regulated, reasonably priced and remove you from the eagle eyes of prowling thieves who prey on tipsy tourists that are not familiar with their surroundings.
The heart and soul of this city’s proud Catalan inhabitants, lie within the walls of the Camp Nou stadium, home to the infamous FC Barcelona, Spain’s most credited football club. With nearly 40 games a season, a stag do planned around their schedule is bound to be a sure-fire success.
Tours of the stadium, including the dressing rooms and museum are also available seven days a week (excluding match days) and cost a reasonable €23. Players such as Messi, Suárez, Xavi, Inesta and Neymar wont be around forever, so watching them play live with your best mates in one of the best atmospheres in the world would be an experience that you would never forget.
Even if you’re not football crazy, football mad – you can experience all of the natural highs of a good game with our Barcelona stag do activities. We have stag classics such as Indoor Go-Karting to enjoy. You can see if you’ve got what it takes to race your way to victory. This is your chance to live out your F-1 style fantasies – and trounce your mates, and gloat about it for the rest of the stag weekend!
If the weather is right, you should definitely advantage of Barcelona’s awesome location on the Costa Brava and go on a boat trip. And if you’re going to go on one you should do it large: book our Public Catamaran BBQ cruise. You’ll absolutely love this experience, it will be you, the lads and other like-minded party goers all setting out on the seven seas…but there will be no peg-legged sea captains, just a fun, friendly crew and booze and BBQ food to help sort out your hangover!
After a crazy day driving go-karts and a wild night on the tiles, you should chill out. And despite it’s reputation for full on party behaviour, there’s plenty of relaxing things to do on a Barcelona stag weekend. Yes, yes, there are always the beaches (see above) but Barcelona has plenty more things to see. You don’t even need to bore yourself to tears going round a guided tour of old buildings.
Come on a City Walking Tour and see the sights AND have a good time. You’ve definitely got to check out famous monuments and buildings such as the Sagrada Familia and the Gothic Quarter. But unlike a lot of walking tours we’ll hook you up with a fun, friendly guide who’ll take you and the boys to the coolest sites. And of course, being Pissup we’ll even include a pit stop where you can enjoy a wine or beer.
Ready to get pissed? Get in touch – call us on 020-7060-7060