In fact, I plan to take the majority of the day off today before going back to reality.
Aire de Barcelona is the Roman Spa where I started my weekend on Friday evening. I wanted to super-splurge and get the baths, massage and exfoliation package - but it turns out I got the very last appointment this weekend (due to a cancellation) and they only had time for the baths and massage. Photos are from their website.
Here's my opinion:
- It's really, really beautiful to have different swimming pools and a steam room under original Roman arches. Wow.
- I love the idea of having a swimming/lazing in the pool session followed by a massage
- The "hot" bath is not at hot-tub temperatures! This is okay though, because the steamroom is wonderful and has incredible smelling aromatherapy oils
- The "jets" bath is kinda fun and the "floating" salt pool is cool. I'm not sure how much salt is in there though; you definitely still had to try to float! Childhood memories of swimming class evoked ;)
- False advertisement on the juices and tea and relaxation room. This could have been because they were super busy on the long weekend, but I didn't see anyone with tea or juice...
- It is definitely expensive. 33 euros for just the baths, 70 euros for the baths + a 45 minute massage and 100 euros if you want the exfoliation package.
Now all I need to do is find another baths/steamroom/massage combination that does not cost this much...suggestions?!
|Sapna at Maritime Museum|
We then walked over to the El Born area, and had crepes for dinner at Crepes al Born, a cute place that is also a cocktail bar. It has a really fun vibe, with Hawaiian shirts hanging from the ceiling and swinging lamps that the bartenders push to move to the beat when the music gets louder. (We will be coming back at some point to check out their professional-looking cocktails!)
It was great to catch up with Anna! What a fun weekend so far. Happy Easter, everyone!!
|Anna at the Maritime Museum|
|Sapna at Crepes Al Born|
|Crepes al Born|
|Mona de Pasqua, March 28, 2016|