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Welcome to Catalonia

Holidays in Barcelona are energetic and exciting. From the unparalleled cuisine to the superb shopping, vibrant nightlife and extraordinary Modernisme architecture. Combine days on the beach with culture and world-class sightseeing in this incredible destination.

Catalan gastronomy is a significant part of any Barcelona city break and is an introduction to its heart and soul. Enjoy a laid-back three or four course lunch in a traditional taberna, before discovering the inspired architecture that crisscrosses the beautiful cityscape. Explore iconic attractions as you go, stopping at the stunning Park Guell, celebrated La Sagrada Familia and lively La Rambla. Check out the sights and sounds of bustling Barcelona at night. Revel in the great bars, eat some world-class tapas and dance the night away. There is also plenty to discover beyond the city – hire a car and discover the resorts of the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada.

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Shopping holidays

Spend shopping breaks strolling along Barcelona’s shopping line, a 5km route that links Port Vell to Passeig de Gracia, Placa Catalunya and La Rambla. Head to El Corte Inglés department store – the city’s answer to Selfridges – or browse the exclusive designer stores that include Versace, Burberry and Cartier, to name but a few. Wander from shop to shop along the fully pedestrianised streets, browsing the latest Spanish trends in clothing and shoes, lots of shoes. Or absorb the bustling atmosphere of Barcelona’s markets as you search for bargains.

Foodie Holidays

Foodie Holidays

From exclusive Michelin starred bistros to quiet and unassuming tapas bars, foodie holidays in Barcelona will surpass your expectations. Local produce and goods are symbolic of the city's fine food. The Boqueria Market is situated at the heart of it all, on La Rambla, with its vibrant atmosphere and distinctive architectural design. Take a seat in a nearby restaurant to sample an ever-changing market-sourced menu. Dine al fresco at a seaside café, or side-street tavern to experience this bustling city at a more leisurely pace.

Art and culture holidays

Art and culture holidays

Museums, culture and art can be found throughout the city. You’ll find a broad range of art, both inside and out, from treasured 13th Century classics to cutting-edge design. Admire Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces, Frank Gehry’s modern ‘Peix d'Or’ sculpture, or exquisite fine art at the Museu Picasso. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, and discover Bohemian hangouts in Raval. Visit the Textile Museum in El Born, or learn about the past, present and future of La Sagrada Familia in Eixample.

Family holidays.

Family holidays

There are plenty of things to do for families in Barcelona. Visit Tibidabo, the 100-year-old amusement park, with head-spinning rides and the famous Muntanya Russa rollercoaster. Take your children to the whimsical Park Guell, one of the most impressive public parks in the world. Made famous for its vibrant Gaudi architecture and artworks, a must-see in Barcelona. Head to Barcelona’s beaches for family fun in the sun. Or choose from the wide range of family-friendly attractions like the aquarium, the zoo in Parc de la Cuitadella, and the Camp Nou.


Beach holidays

Barcelona is a city open to the sea. The broad beaches of the Catalan capital are blessed with fine golden sand and shallow waters, making them appealing to both locals and tourists. You are never more than five minutes away from the city’s beautiful beaches, which are easily reached by public transport. Head to Icaria Beach on family holidays or lively Mar Bella Beach – which is popular with the younger crowd. Sant Sebastia is possibly Barcelona’s most emblematic beach, making it a hotspot for tourists and natives alike.

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