Discover the Many Different Faces of Barcelona on a City Break
The striking architecture that dominates the centre of Barcelona reflects the many phases of inspirations on the city. Much of the Gothic inspired buildings and monuments were built during its heady days as a medieval leader in trade. However, the signature of visionary architect, Antonio Gaudi – Barcelona’s famous son – can be witnessed everywhere.
His work is best appreciated at the unfinished cathedral of Sagrada Familia. This is a natural attraction for visitors on a cheap holiday in Barcelona and won’t be finished until 2030, over 100 years since worked stopped after Gaudi died in 1926.
He was also responsible for many of the modern developments that give this city its cosmopolitan feel. With Barcelona driving trends in art and art driving the appearance of Barcelona, you are never far from some picture-perfect streets and buildings on a cheap holiday in Barcelona.
Swapping the City for Sand on Holiday in Barcelona
One of the many benefits of a cheap holiday in Barcelona, which not everyone is aware of, is that you are never far from the beach. Yes it is famed as being a dramatic, fast-paced city but just a short drive out will take you to Barcelona’s coast where the soft sand promotes a laid-back atmosphere.
Short city breaks are generally about fitting as much as possible into your stay so a day trip to the seaside should ensure that you experience another one of the area’s many different faces.
Appreciating the Catalonia Culture on Holiday in Barcelona
If you want a chance to appreciate the culture, you only need to relax in the cafes, bars and restaurants or head to the Nou Camp on match day.
There is nothing better than enjoying a jug of sangria over lunch as you dine al fresco in one of the many street cafes or restaurants decorating the city. Lunch is served between 1pm. and 4pm. but the evening meals are generally later, starting around 9pm.
There is a great emphasis on experimentation with the cuisine available on a cheap holiday in Barcelona. Seafood and fresh produce are the staples of most menus as the theme is healthy and light.
Finally, paying a visit to the breathtaking football stadium, the Nou Camp, is popular with almost everyone on a cheap holiday in Barcelona. You might even decide to take in a game – you won’t find better football anywhere else!