One of the most unique encounters I have had while traveling took place in Barcelona. It was also unexpected, which made it all the more exciting. I always wanted to go to an ice bar and missed the memo that one existed in Barcelona.
Cooling off wasn't something I anticipated, as I had left winter behind and was only thinking about the beach, sun, and being warm.
Ironically, walking along the beach is where I discovered Icebarcelona. I was immediately lured in, because I figured it might be the only opportunity to knock this item off my bucket list.
The entrance fee is $15 euros which includes one drink and the outer wear. It may seem steep, but how often would you do something like this? After paying, you are hooked up with a thermal parka and gloves. The inside temperature is around 20° F, and yes, it was cold!
Everything in the bar is made of ice and the décor is appealing in every way. My feet were the coldest body part and I survived the climate for about 30 minutes.
It was a fantastic event and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was fun taking photos and sharing the experience when I got back to the U.S.
If your travels take you to Barcelona, you must pay a visit to Icebarcelona for an utterly “cool” time.