Situated on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a fun and culturally rich city, perfect for a city break whilst allowing you the opportunity to head down and relax on one of its many beautiful beaches.
Definitely a city for art lovers and those who love to wander. Explore the seemingly endless list of distinctive and beautiful architecture spanning 2000 years including the Sagrada Famila and Casa Batllo, two of Gaudi’s most iconic building, as well as the colourful Mercat de Santa Caterina. Stroll around Europe’s most extensive Gothic old city centre with the Gothic Quarter offering an amazing collection of old and new. With great artists such as Picasso and Joan Miro drawing inspiration from this breathe taking city, it is clear to see why and a wide collection of museums allows you to see many of their creations. And of course, any sports fan may also relish a visit to the Camp Nou stadium which boasts a capacity of 100,000 and home to many football greats, past and present.
All the sightseeing can be tiring but Barcelona has got you covered with a fantastic selection of food and drink. Mirroring its architecture, the city offers an excellent balance of traditional Catalan cuisine and modern gastronomy. Tapas is an important staple of Barcelona’s food culture and with the city offering a tapas tour, it is a super easy way to get a great taste of the city. Considered one of Europe’s leading fashion capitals, it is perfect for those who cannot resist a bit of shopping while they are away. The Passeig de Gracia offers a wide variety of luxury and bespoke designers as well as a number of high street brands or head over to the Portal de l’Angel, one of the most popular shopping spots.
With so much to see and do, it can be hard to fit it all in but it is recommended that you take a break and sit in one of the city’s beautiful squares with a large glass of sangria and soak up Barcelona’s vibrant yet laid-back atmosphere.
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