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Holidays to Barcelona, Spain

Brimming with culture, a holiday to Barcelona makes for sunny getaways that are guaranteed to create everlasting memories of fun in the sun. The remarkable capital of Catalonia offers the luxury of a beach holiday, mixed with the exciting culture and adventure of a city break.

Explore the intricate architecture of the Sagrada Familia church; immerse yourself in the rich history of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and hop between delicious street food cuisine at St Joseph Market down Las Ramblas. With exquisite eateries, vibrant bars, exotic beaches and charismatic culture, you won’t find another city break quite like Barcelona.

LANGUAGE Spanish
CURRENCY Euro
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +1
FLIGHT TIME 2-3 hrs
COST OF A BEER €1.50
3 COURSE MEAL Expect to pay at least €15
  • The capital of Catalonia

    Barcelona is a thriving city that boasts culture, history and natural beauty. The city itself is a vibrant hub of bars, theatres and galleries, while the more rural areas present panoramic scenes of some of Spain’s most beautiful countryside. Whatever your preference, there’s plenty to see.

  • Who’s hungry?

    With all there is to see and do when on holiday in Barcelona, you’re going to need to stop and refuel. Fortunately, the city is bursting with fine eateries, ranging from some of the very best seafood restaurants, to tapas bars and places to grab a quick bite.

  • Sun, sea and sand

    Barcelona’s coastline stretches for 4.5km. Nine beautiful beaches make up this coastline, each one possessing fantastic views and individual charms. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a beach to have fun with your family, or a secluded space to relax and listen to the ocean, the city’s beaches are clean, friendly and uncrowded.

Activities

Whether you are an art buff in need of culture, a party animal that wants great nightlife, or a family in need of fun, educational days out for the kids, a holiday in Barcelona can provide it all. Barcelona is a vibrant city, just waiting to be explored. It boasts great galleries and theatres, historic architecture, first class shopping and wonderful panoramic views of Catalonia’s capital.

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Barcelona Aquarium

Port Vell harbour, is where you will find the wonderful Barcelona Aquarium – Europe’s most important recreational and educational marine centre.

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Barcelona Football Club Museum/Camp Nou

For all football fans, a visit to the Barcelona Football Museum is a must. The tour takes around ninety minutes and allows you to explore Camp Nou.

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Beaches

Barcelona’s beautiful coastline stretches over 4.5km in length and is the home to some of the Mediterranean’s most idyllic urban beaches. Nine equally brilliant beaches border Barcelona’s coastline. Accompanying this vibrant, glittering coastline is a beautiful port, which is home to an amazing assortment of trendy and elegant bars and restaurants.

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Barceloneta Beach

Only in Barcelona can you walk to the beach in 20 minutes after exploring the rich culture of the popular city centre.

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Bogatell Beach

Bogatell Beach is approximately 600 m long and is one of the beaches that was revitalised when the Barcelona seafront was restored during the 1990s.

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Food and Drink

Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is a maze of local markets and eateries, offering delicious food at great prices. Whether you’re in the mood for tapas or a full meal, you’re bound to find somewhere to satisfy your appetite. Alternatively, Port Olympic is a hub for some of the finest seafood restaurants by the beach, allowing you to enjoy a fantastic meal with an amazing ocean view.

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Cheap places to eat

Although​ ​eating​ ​out​ ​in​ ​Barcelona​ ​can​ ​be​ ​very​ ​expensive there are many​ ​eateries​ more suited​ to​ those​ on a budget.

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Eixample

Barcelona is known as one of the most important gastronomic cities in Spain because of its innovative restaurants and chefs.

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Sights

La Rambla is the centre of Barcelona, a long pedestrian boulevard lined with restaurants, stalls and street performers. At the bottom is Port Vell, one of the more upmarket parts of the marina where you can find Barcelona Aquarium and many impressive yachts. At the other end of town is the Sagrada Familia, the city’s famous unfinished cathedral, and from here it’s only a short metro ride to the fairytale land of Park Guell.

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Casa Milà

Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera or “open quarry”, a reference to its unconventional rough-hewn appearance, is a modernist building.

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Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter is one of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona. Located in the heart of the old city with buildings dating from Roman times.

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Location of Barcelona

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