Barcelona holidays are one of the most popular getaways you can choose. As the capital of Catalonia and the Costa Brava, and the second most populated city in Spain, Barcelona hardly needs an introduction. With its vibrant mix of modern design and time-honoured traditions, Barcelona is a unique city and a must-see for any tourists interested in enjoying a city break in Spain. This metropolitan city has many different strings to its bow, with distinct architecture in its gothic quarter, trendy hotels, awesome nightlife and, of course, not forgetting one of the planet’s best football teams, Barcelona is sure to please all those who choose it as their next holiday destination.
Barcelona also plays host to a number of modern art masterpieces - including the iconic Gaudi architecture - and each one is more photogenic than the last so make sure to leave plenty of memory for all your new snaps. And if all of these man-made facets aren’t enough to sway you, Barcelona always has a number of natural beauties to entice you in. How many city breaks boast such a repertoire? With a coastline of over 4 kilometres, the city has a number of amazing beaches to choose from, meaning that you can mix together sightseeing and culture with sandy beaches and relaxation, leaving you with the perfect holiday blend.
With quick, cheap flights from airports across the country and fantastic deals on the ever popular Barcelona hotels, a cheap holiday to Barcelona and the Costa Brava is ideal for your 2018/2019 adventure.
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When coming to Barcelona, whether it’s for a weekend city break or a week, you will need to make sure you pack your itinerary as tightly as possible because there is just so much to see! Cheap Barcelona holidays wouldn’t be complete without a visit to all of the city's attractions.
Food is important wherever you go, so picking a place that will serve your stomach well will always benefit you immensely, and boy does Barcelona do that! Barcelona city breaks aren't complete without great Catalan cuisine. As one of the best foodie holidays in Europe, Catalan cuisine has a number of amazingly unique dishes to offer, so make sure you remember to pack your appetite. Tapas is key here, so get ready to try a plethora of new dishes.
Places to eat in Barcelona include:
One of the most endearing things about Barcelona holidays is that many of its local activities include children in seemingly adult activities. Going out to eat or sipping a beer at a terrace bar or restaurant needn’t mean leaving children behind, as many locals take their kids out all the time and don’t worry too much about keeping them up late. So why not do as the Catalans do during your short break to Barcelona?
Although not known primarily as a beach destination, Barcelona is certainly no slouch when it comes to providing quality sands for tourists to relax upon. As the city has over 4 kilometres of beach areas, which are are also exceedingly close to the city centre. Barcelona holidays aren't complete without a visit to the beach!
The best time for a Barcelona weekend break would be between May and June when the temperatures are mild and pleasant, perfect for the beach and exploring the city. The summer can be really hot in Barcelona, meaning it may not be the best time to visit if you plan on doing a lot of walking and sightseeing. Winter in Barcelona is very mild in comparison to other Spanish destinations. Tourism is huge in the city, so no matter what time of the year you choose to go, expect to see huge crowds of tourists.
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Barcelona is packed with night entertainment, it is a city full of young people, ex-pats and it never sleeps. Restaurants and bars are all open late into the night so you can continue eating and drinking as long as you want.
Widely known for its gastronomy, architecture and nightlife, Barcelona is a Mediterranean playground designed for lovers. It strikes a healthy mix of romance and leisure and no matter your taste, most activities within the city have a romantic tilt. A city break to Barcelona is a romantic adventure, and where else better to go?
Barcelona city breaks are chock full of museums of art and history to soak up the varied and long history of the country. Many museums hold a free Sunday entrance as well so if you are ready for the queues this is an excellent way to absorb some history. Barcelona hosts many festivals all year round, and Catholic festivals are celebrated with great aplomb so if you are visiting in January then Epiphany means a spectacular procession with floats and music.
Through the summer there are several music festivals just outside the city including:
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