Barcelona

Barcelona city breaks

Welcome to the ultimate city by the sea. Prepare to be wowed by the genius of Gaudí at La Sagrada Familia, explore the epic waterfront and get lost among the city’s quirky neighbourhoods. Looking for family fun? A zoo, aquarium and magic fountains should do the trick. When relaxation’s on the cards, take time out around Barceloneta Beach with its cool seaside bars and restaurants. But things get even more exciting at night thanks to Barcelona’s love for dining, drinking and good times. Go tapas-tasting and cava sipping around El Born, where crowds from tiny bars spill out onto the streets. Check out the al fresco entertainment along La Rambla and swing by the odd rooftop bar for a G&T or two. That’s the buzz of Barcelona for you…
A cosmopolitan melting pot

A cosmopolitan melting pot

Barcelona has a wealth of historic gems, inspiring art, designer shops and a vibrant nightlife scene. You can’t help but be mesmerised by the breathtaking architecture of Gaudí dotted around – especially the Sagrada Família. The church is like something from a Brothers Grimm fairytale and is the city’s crown jewel.

A city by the beach

A city by the beach

If the sun’s shining, take time out from the sightseeing and head to the beach. There are wide, golden sandy stretches to check out. Pop over to the neighbouring port for a brilliant selection of chic bars and seafood restaurants. You’ll find peace and quiet further along on one of Barcelona’s seven sizzling shores.

Panoramic city views

Panoramic city views

Head up the steep hill to Park Güell to enjoy more artistic works, including Gaudí’s home – it looks like somewhere Hansel and Gretel would have lived! Sports fans will go mad for Olympic Park, while the nearby cable cars offer rides up to Montjuïc for cinematic cityscape scenes.

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Brilliant Barcelona has made quite the impression – eager explorers have earmarked the city as a popular place for a getaway. And who can blame them?
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  • Great for sightseeing
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Camp Nou

Camp Nou

Barcelona

Take a tour of the Camp Nou stadium, the stomping ground for Barcelona FC and discover one of the world’s biggest football grounds. Head through the tunnel onto the famous pitch and imagine 100,000 fans...
Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló

Barcelona

Arguably one of the strangest buildings in Europe, Gaudi's Casa Batlló is also known as House of the Dragon thanks to its blue and green tiled façade and jaw-like balconies. Inside is just as enchanting, with...
Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter

Barcelona

Discover the Gaudi architecture in the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of Barcelona. It has lots of plazas filled with cafés, bars and restaurants; the perfect place to while away an afternoon. Pick up some...

Language

Spanish/Catalan

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£2.65 / €2.90

48-hour express travel card

£14.80 / €16.30

Three course meal

£35.50 / €39.20

Sightseeing
The jaw-dropping Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s brainchild, towers watchfully above the city. For another dose of local art, the Picasso Museum houses some game-changing works to gawp at. Celebrate the finest feet of Barcelona at the awesome stadium of Camp Nou, while you’ll find colourful fountains and a zoo nearby.
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Eating and drinking
The Gothic Quarter is a maze of narrow streets featuring local markets and restaurants. Tapas bars are all over, so you can enjoy dainty meals of many tasty morsels, like chorizo and frittata. Port Olímpic offers the best seafood eateries by Barceloneta Beach, plus tempting, bubbly cava and traditional Catalan wine.
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Shopping
Barcelona boasts more than 35,000 shops! As you’d imagine, that gives you an amazing amount of choice, from the famous Els Encants Flea Market and foodie fave La Boqueria to the exclusive labels of Avinguda Diagonal. Plus, the famous thoroughfare La Rambla is filled with stalls and street performers. Plaza Catalunya’s also lined with the El Corte Inglés department store.
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Getting around
The bright sunshine makes Barcelona great for walking – and it’s a great way to stumble into different neighbourhoods and experience their distinct vibes. As an alternative, the metro system’s really reliable too. Pick up the Barcelona Tourist Card and you’ll get unlimited transport plus discounted entry on many attractions. The open-top tourist bus is also handy for visiting the sights.
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