That we are in love with the Prat de Llobregat you already know. We have say it many times, but we never tired of repeating it. El Prat has a charming vibe that makes it unique. A few minutes from the center of Barcelona, with an airport and a port in its territory, a spectacular beach and a natural environment of high ecological value. And if we add how well the products grown by the farmers of the town and the cultural offer are cooked, we have an unbeatable result. Today we propose five reasons to visit El Prat de Llobregat.
A friendly city and where everything is close
In the first place, you will have to know that the land of El Prat de Llobregat is flat. And that favors that we all move on foot or by bicycle to go from one place to another. The city center of the city is very compact and you can reach anywhere in ten minutes.
MuchaMasia is in the old town, in a pedestrian area and very quiet. Nearby you will find the Plaza de la Vila, where the town hall is and several terraces. The Ferran Puig street, or Calle Mayor as we all know it, flows into the main axis of the city, the Avenida de la Virgen de Montserrat. At one end you will find the Parc Nou, the largest metropolitan park in Barcelona, and on the other, the River Park. a green space on the banks of the Llobregat.
Proximity agriculture, quality gastronomy
El Prat is surrounded by farm land. For years, our territory has been recognized as the garden of Barcelona. Even today, despite the siege of infrastructure, farmers continue to cultivate the land. And they do it to harvest one of the wonders of Prat: Carxofa. This vegetable becomes the protagonist from November to April. In addition to the artichoke, the seasonal vegetables of the Parc Agrari mark the food rhythm of the pratenses.
But if one element manages to stand out above all, it is that of the native Prat breed chicken. This chicken, known for having slate-blue legs, has become the symbol of the city. The people of El Prat are known as potablaves. This chicken has the protected geographical indication (PGI) and its meat is the object of desire of the gourmets. Its production is limited and it is still grown in many farms in the territory.
And these products of proximity so exquisite and select are reflected in the hospitality industry. Eating well in El Prat is almost certain. All the restorers take care of the product and prepare elaborations with the products of the land. You can try Potablava cooked in many ways, like artichokes. There are also tapas bars with bravas, calamari or pinchitos, as well as places specialized in pizzas or Japanese food.
Beach: a paradise next to Barcelona
Until recently, Playa del Prat has been one of the black spots on Barcelona’s coastline. With the environmental improvements that the new sewage treatment plant implied, the quality of the water has been improving. In addition, its proximity to the airport has prevented it from having buildings on the coast, which has practically left a virgin beach. We could say that it is one of the few virgin beaches of Barcelona’s coastline.
In Playa del Prat you will find the possibility of sailing and water sports, lie in the sun, take a bath or have a drink in any of the beach bars. If you like animals, we recommend that you also visit the CRAM, the Marine Animal Recovery Center.
And the best thing is that you can get to the beach by bike after a nice bike ride through the fields.
The heart of the Delta del Llobregat
One of the treasures of the municipality of El Prat is to have protected natural areas. The Delta del Llobregat is one of the main migration zones for migratory birds. The humid zones, the ponds and the river, shelter a great variety of species of birds and also of other animals.
During the migratory steps of spring and autumn, ornithologists have their meeting point here. Ducks, waders, small birds and seagulls are common in the area. And surely you will also see the flamingos, more and more majority in the Delta.
Last of the five reasons: Popular and urban culture
We already assure you that in El Prat you will not get bored. The cultural programming of the city is very wide. Concert halls such as La Capsa always schedule concerts of interest. The Theater is protagonist with the new Teatre L’Artesà. And of course, we recommend you visit the Cinema Capri. A cinema of always, with its large stalls and a huge screen, where we all go to the Prat to see the premieres of films.
Popular Culture participates in the associative life of the city. Frequently, the entities of popular culture of the city program cultural activities. Diables del Prat, Gegants del Prat, Amics de la Sardana, Picacrestes, Castellers del Prat, Delta Gegants, Ball de Diables and Ball de bastons weave different proposals with traditional culture. Festivals such as the Pratifolk, the Festa Major and many others mobilize many residents.
As you can see, El Prat de Llobregat is very cool for us. And we would love to help you to discover it.