Barcelona holidays are a fusion of exciting city break and relaxed beach time. Visit Barcelona and you’ll discover beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, golden beaches, and modern shopping precincts.
Montserrat, Gaudi’s Casa Batllo and the famous La Sagrada Familia are just a few attraction highlights. A walk around La Rambla and the beautiful Gothic Quarter will reveal even more of this city’s vibrant arts and culture scene.
For some downtime, head to the Barcelona beaches. Pull up a sun lounger and relax in the Spanish sun, before chasing away the heat with a holiday cerveza (beer). Finding things to do in Barcelona isn’t the problem. It’s finding enough time that’s tricky. Visiting modernist Gaudi architecture is a must, but there’s more to this city. Stroll the famous La Rambla and Gothic Quarter, or go off the track to trendy Poble Sec. Here you’ll find some of the best tapas the city has to offer. Need some downtime? Barcelona beaches are the best places to unwind.
A Barcelona holiday has the potential to be an adventure for your taste buds. The people here love cured meats and rich Mediterranean flavours. Explore the markets – like La Boqueria – and you’ll be in foodie heaven. Authentic Spanish tapas are also very popular. Find some of the best in Poble Sec and the Gothic Quarter.
It’s hard to resist spending a little money to take back holiday mementos for yourself, family and friends. The Barcelona shopping scene makes the temptation even greater! Shopping districts like Passeig de Gracia and Porta de l’Angel offer designer stores and iconic brands. In contrast, El Raval and Gracia are upbeat, trendy boutique shopping spots with a bohemian feel.
A trip to one of the many Barcelona beaches is a great way to unwind after a few heavy days of sightseeing. Golden sands and ocean swimming are only a short taxi or Metro ride away. Pull up a sun lounger and hire a beach umbrella, then sit back and relax on Sant Sebastia, Barceloneta Beach or La Mar Bella for some quality people-watching.
Don’t spend too long deciding what to see in Barcelona. Simply get out and do it, because time will be against you in this stunning city. From the architecture of Gaudi to the warren of streets in the Gothic Quarter, spend as much time as possible soaking up all of the attractions Barcelona and the surrounding area have to offer.
Explore the Barcelona arts and culture scene and you’ll quickly discover you’re holidaying in a forward-thinking city. If Barcelona’s museums, galleries and cultural spaces tell us anything, it’s that this city loves to embrace the new. From Gaudi’s modernist architectural masterpieces in the Eixample district, to the Joan Miro gallery and Picasso Museum, be prepared to open your mind to the experimental.