Barcelona Holidays 2014-2015

Sagrada Familia Temple in Barcelona

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Beautiful and Bustling Barcelona

Barcelona 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 city’s character and composition, whether it is stunning architectural gems, fascinating galleries and museums, Beautifully-crafted parks and mouth-wateringly scrumptious cuisine.

There’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 world’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.

Stunning Architecture and Infectious Atmosphere

There 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.

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Language: Spanish, Catalan
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Barcelona
Flight time: 2 hours

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Romance in Barcelona

Barcelona is a captivating city of elegance and splendour, and is the perfect place to enjoy with your other half. Take a romantic stroll across the zigzagging paths of Park Guell with views of the city below, or relax on the beach with the cityscape behind you. Together you can indulge in your creative side, with visits to art galleries, museums and ancient monuments, or soak up the dreamy ambience of the famous Sagrada Familia. Once the sun goes down, steal a few moments alone with a romantic meal at one of the many fine restaurants across the city.

Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona is filled with a range of different hotels to meet every accommodation need. Whether you want to find somewhere that is good value for money or you wish to enjoy a luxury stay in one of the upmarket hotels, there is somewhere perfect for everyone. For those on a budget, the Aranea Hotel offers a central location, just a short walk from the Sagrada Familia, at a reasonable price. If you are looking for something more exclusive, the Miramar is set in a beautiful, palatial building offering spectacular views across the city and over the Mediterranean.

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Couples Beaches in Barcelona

The coastline of Barcelona is speckled with golden sands. With beaches that stretch into the distance for three miles, there is most certainly a sunny spot just waiting for you. The main beach, Barceloneta, has been voted the best urban beach in the world and is a lively buzz of beachside cafes and restaurants, as well as water sports such as wind surfing and kite surfing. If you feel like finding a quieter area, across the Olympic Harbour sits a few other beaches, such as the Nova Icária and the Mar Bella, which were constructed as part of the development of the city for the 1992 Olympics.

Things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city filled with history, culture and art. By simply taking a wander across districts such as the Gothic Quarter and Eixample, you will pass some beautifully artistic architecture, such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Milá and Casa Batlló. Take a visit to Park Guell and you will be transported into a fantasy world, filled with eccentric features on every turn. The city is also overflowing with museums and galleries, offering exhibitions on a range of subjects from history and art to science and erotica. Enjoy a flamenco show or visit the city during one of its many festivals, you can even spend a night at the opera.