Barcelona city breaks

As one of Europe’s most vibrant and colourful cities, Barcelona has evolved out of the intriguing combination of its unique location between sea and mountain, its turbulent Catalan history, and its pre-eminence as Spain’s centre for art, architecture and design.

Insider Tip

Pay a visit to the wonderful sandy beach and sample one of the many beautiful atmospheric seafood restaurants.




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Must See

must see in barcelona

La Sagrada Família This unfinished masterpiece is an architectural marvel, Antonio Gaudi’s most celebrated creation. 

Picasso Museum Housed in five medieval palaces, a comprehensive collection of early artwork by Pablo Picasso, from childhood sketches to Cubism.

Casa Batllo Gaudi’s fantastical apartment building which is said to symbolise the story of George and the Dragon.

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Must Do

must do in barcelona

Sit on the rainbow-coloured serpent bench in Parc Güell and marvel at the far-reaching views.

Catch a match or take a guided tour at Camp Nou, Europe’s largest football stadium and home to Barcelona FC.

Take the cable car across the harbour and spend the afternoon on Sant Sebastiá beach

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Food & Drink

food and drink in barcelona

In recent years, Spain has become one of Europe’s leading gastronomic destinations, and Barcelona’s culinary scene is one of the most exciting. Innovative chefs are developing a new style of cooking, while traditional Catalan restaurants serve time-honoured dishes passed down the generations.

Cured meats are a speciality of the area including chorizo and dried boar and ham, while the city’s seaside location ensures an excellent selection of seafood. Crema Catalana is the star pudding, along with delicious cakes and pastries.




shopping in barcelona

Barcelona is something of a shopper’s paradise. Along the Passeig de Gràcia and its environs, international designers, like Gucci and Chanel, and famous Spanish names such as Camper and Desiguel jostle for position. To find something a little more unusual, browse the antique shops and boutiques of the Gothic Quarter and El Born.




excursions in barcelona

Classic City Tour
A half day tour, visiting the main highlights of this beautiful and vibrant city.

Departs: daily. Duration: 3.5 hours
Adults from £39.

Artistic City Tour
A half day tour discovering Barcelona's stunning examples of Modernist and Gothic architecture including Antonio Gaudi's most emblematic works.

Departs: daily. Duration: 3.5 hours
Adults from £39.

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