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Holidays in Barcelona

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

Catalan Gastronomy is a significant part of any Barcelona city break and will become an important introduction to its heart and soul. Enjoy a leisurely three or four course lunch in a traditional trattoria, before discovering the fantastic architecture that runs throughout this beautiful city. You can easily see some of the city’s most iconic sights while exploring, from lively La Rambla to the stunning Park Guell and celebrated La Sagrada Familia. Re-charge with a late Catalan-style dinner in an exclusive restaurant, as you anticipate the following day's adventure you're sure to have on Barcelona holidays.

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Foodie Holidays

Foodie Holidays

From unassuming tapas bars to exclusive Michelin starred restaurants, foodie holidays in Barcelona will surpass your expectations. Local produce is a symbol of the city’s fine food. The Boqueria Market is situated at the heart of it all, with its vibrant atmosphere and distinctive architectural design. Enjoy popular market cuisine in the nearby restaurants and sample their ever changing menus, created in accordance with what's found at the market each morning. Or dine al fresco at a seaside café and experience this bustling destination 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 fish sculpture or exquisite fine art at the Museu Picasso. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, discover Bohemian hangouts in Raval or learn about the past, present and future of La Sagrada Familia in Eixample.

Family holidays

Family holidays

There is plenty of things to do for families in Barcelona. Visit Tibidabo, a 100-year-old amusement park with head-spinning rides and the Muntanya Russa rollercoaster. Introduce your children to the vibrant Gaudi artwork that Barcelona is famous for, by taking them to the whimsical Park Guell – one of the most impressive public parks in the world. Head to Barcelona’s beaches for family fun in the sun, or choose from the wide range of family-friendly attractions from the aquarium and zoo to Barcelona FC Football Stadium.

Beach

Beach

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 – popular with the younger crowd. Sant Sebastia is possibly Barcelona’s most emblematic beach, making it a hotspot for tourists.

Shopping

Shopping

Spend shopping breaks strolling along Barcelona 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. Wander from shop to shop along the pedestrianised streets, browsing the latest Spanish trends in clothing and shoes. Or absorb the bustling atmosphere of Barcelona’s markets as you search for bargains.

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Barcelona weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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  • 20°May
  • 24°Jun
  • 27°Jul
  • 27°Aug
  • 25°Sep
  • 21°Oct
  • 16°Nov
  • 14°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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  • 51
Average daily sunshine (hours)
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