"Whether you enjoy vibrant nightlife, delicious local cuisine or taking in some of the city’s world renowned art galleries, you will certainly never be bored with all Barcelona has to offer"
Beautiful and Bustling BarcelonaBarcelona 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 cityâ€™s character and composition, whether it is stunning architectural gems, fascinating galleries and museums, Beautifully-crafted parks and mouth-wateringly scrumptious cuisine.
Thereâ€™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 worldâ€™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.
- Admire the work of Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona's most famous son. Climb the giddy heights of the unfinished Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family, stroll past ornate lampposts on Las Rambla and visit the grand Guell Palace.
- Visit the pavilions and plazas of Gaudi's fantastical garden city at Guell Park.
- See world-famous works of art at the Picasso Museum.
- Wander the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and explore ancient Roman ruins.
- If you like football, no visit to Barcelona would be complete without a trip to the immense Camp Nou.
- Enjoy a night out; from lively bars to all-night clubs and discos, city breaks in Barcelona have something for everyone.
- Visit one of the city's cava bars and indulge in the local speciality.
- Take in a concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, ballet at L'Espai or opera at the reconstructed Gran Teatre del Liceu.
- Spend an evening sampling some delicious cuisine. From tapas and seafood to the finest international fare, Barcelona's restaurants and cafĂŠs cater for every budget and taste.
- Pick up the latest designer labels in the shops and boutiques around Placa Catalunya.
- Stock up on souvenirs while being entertained by street artists and performers along Las Ramblas.
- Buy independent clothing labels, quirky antiques and ancient books in the tiny shops that line the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter.
- Pick up vintage clothing and music in the second-hand stores around the El Raval area.
Other popular attractions on holidays in Barcelona
- Ride a cable-car to the top of Montjuic and spend a day or two exploring its many attractions. Visit the Joan Miro museum, stroll through the botanical gardens or enjoy the amusement park.
- See the city from the water on a boat trip around the harbour.
- Barcelona holidays are a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Take a day trip and ride the cable car to the top of Montserrat, or spend the day at a seaside resort.
Reasons to visit
- Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, making it one of the country's oldest and most important cities.
- If you've visited other stunning European cities such as Paris or Rome and fallen in love, you'll be sure to fall under Barcelona's spell.
Stunning Architecture and Infectious AtmosphereThere 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.