Beautiful and Bustling Barcelona
Barcelona is one of those unique cities that manages to boast both a friendly and contagious vibrant atmosphere with a medley of incredible cultural and historical sites and attractions, ensuring that all Barcelona holidays are full of enjoyment, adventure and discovery. Visitors will be captivated by countless aspects of the city’s character and composition, whether it is stunning architectural gems, fascinating galleries and museums, Beautifully-crafted parks and mouth-wateringly scrumptious cuisine.
There’s no surprise that Barcelona is one of the most-visited destinations in the whole of Spain, especially considering the variety that the city offers to holidaymakers. Holidays to Barcelona suit everyone: families can revel in the colour and active ethos of the city, engaging in water sports on the beach or visiting the stadium of one of the world’s greatest football teams, couples will feel romanticised by the glorious dining scene and breath-taking cityscapes, while culture vultures will revel in the artistic prowess and landmarks that rival those of the capital Madrid.
Famous for combining the old effortlessly with the new, Barcelona is the perfect destination for an exciting city break. To find out more about this fantastic city, check out our list of top things to do in Barcelona.
Stunning Architecture and Infectious Atmosphere
There is so much to see and do during Barcelona holidays that often it will take multiple visits to the glorious city before you’ve ticked off every entry on your itinerary. And that’s not all bad, considering that Barcelona will become your new favourite holiday destination rather quickly. Begin your exploration on Las Ramblas, the primary street of the city, a place where both locals and tourists mingle among stunning examples of the city’s architecture, vibrant street performers and the colourful La Boqueria market. Not too far from this busy street lies the Gothic Quarter, locally-known as Barri Gotic. This ancient realm of the city is truly captivating, dominated by winding, narrow streets, punctuated by churches, squares and a cathedral – it truly is like stepping back into a bygone era.
Flex your cultural muscles further by delving into the grandeur that is the architecture of Gaudi. The world-famous architect has numerous celebrated works around the city, but the two that stand out the most are easily the towering Sagrada Familia cathedral and the beautiful Parc Guell, boasting views out over the city. If you’re feeling a little sore, indulge in the essence of a beach break and take to the wonderful strip of sand that is waiting to turn your holidays in Barcelona into a sun-filled paradise. You can enhance these ideals even further by heading along the coast to the wonderful beaches around nearby Valencia – a perfect daytrip option. And when the sun goes down, it is time to indulge in the city’s fantastic culinary scene and nightlife. Tuck into some gorgeous paella or tapas, complimented by a jug of sangria, before hitting some of the countless vibrant bars and clubs that Barcelona boasts.