Friday, August 14, 2009

Picnic in the Sky - Montjüic Cable Cars

This is a very cool idea. The local beer scene in Barcelona has been monopolised for years by Damm breweries and primarily "Estrella" - it's what the beer sellers will give you on the streets or on the beach. However, another local brew, Moritz, has been slowly breaking in on the scene over the last couple of years - a central brewery on Ronda Sant Antoni, and many new bars been offered a better deal in terms of branding. So it comes as no surprise that they have come up with a fantastic piece of marketing for their beers and also what looks like a bloody good night out.

Picnic al Cel - Barcelona Sights blog - image thanks

For the second year running, Moritz are organizing "Picnic al Cel" which literally means picnic in the sky. This involves the new cable car ride, up on Montjüic and is a candle lit dinner inside the cable car ride with the spectacular views of Barcelona below. The new cable cars can seat 6 people comfortably, with a table in between for an albeit short menu, but it's the novelty factor here that counts, surely?! Or the romantic factor if there are only two of you trying it!

The Picnic al Cel has been running since late July and continues every Tuesday night until the 22nd September. Prices are 40 Euros per person, or 80 per person, if you're going in a couple. There are 3 courses served and the waiting staff top up the cold Moritz on each stop (shame it's the no alcohol version). So if you fancy something completely different to do mid-week, and can afford the 40 Euros in a group of friends, I think it would be a great laugh. Anyone been? Like to share your experience? I'd love to hear about it, so please let me know in the comments.

Coming to Barcelona this summer? check out these apartments for rent in Barcelona instead of the usual hotel room. And for getting your grips with the rest of the city sights, see this great guide to Barcelona


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