You’ve got to visit Barcelona
Experience the best of both worlds in Barcelona, where you can combine a beach break and city adventure. Soak up the combination of oceanfront vibes, architectural marvels, scenic parks and majestic museums in this urban hub.
Navigate through the city effortlessly, absorbing its captivating sights, before pausing at a lively taverna where sangria flows freely. Barcelona offers a multitude of transportation options: pedal along scenic cycle routes, hop on a bus, catch a taxi, or glide through the city on the metro. Everywhere you turn, you'll catch glimpses of Gaudí's masterpieces. If you opt for our car hire option, ensure your hotel provides on-site parking, as finding a spot in the city centre can be challenging. Kick up dust with your own wheels and venture out of central Barcelona to discover medieval towns, seaside villages, blissful beaches and other Spanish treasures.
Embark on cultural escapades during your Barcelona holiday. Explore the fashionable boutiques of Passeig de Gracia, savour al fresco dining in charming street-side taverns, admire fine art at the Museu Picasso, or explore the legendary Barcelona FC Camp Nou Football Stadium.
Take a day trip to the thrilling PortAventura theme park or pack a picnic to enjoy at the beautiful beaches of Sitges. When you return to Barcelona, make your way to Montjuïc hilltop, Parc Güell or the beach promenade. If you time it right, you can catch a glowing sunset over the city.
With convenient daily flights from London to Barcelona, planning your trip to Catalonia's charming capital is as effortless as a Spanish siesta. Make the most of great savings on our package holidays, when you book flights and hotels, or flights and car hire together.
Take a look at our selection of beach and city hotels on the Mediterranean. Choose from seafront sanctuaries, stylish accommodation in the centre of the action or a luxury retreat with a rooftop terrace.
Whether you’re looking for a long weekend away, a family holiday, a romantic break or group trip, we have the Barcelona hotels to suit you. Soak up the sun and the views from the rooftop pool of the H10 Marina. Located in the Olympic Village, this chic hotel is just a short walk to the Gothic Quarter and close to the metro stop Bogatell, so you can get around the city with ease.
Choose Barcelona Universal for captivating city sights from the rooftop terrace with a pool, sun loungers and bar. Savour this hotel’s brilliant location on the doorstep of Paral-lel Avenue, just minutes away from Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya.
Just a 10-minute walk from the beach, the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona is the perfect place for a mix of poolside, coastal and city fun. Give yourself a break and relax in the spa for a couple of hours.
Stay at the ultimate beachfront retreat, the W Barcelona. Savour opulent rooms with mesmerising views, done up in a sleek style. Check out the city skyline at dusk at the rooftop lounge with a sundowner cocktail in hand.
In an impressive skyscraper just a 20-minute walk from the beach, you’ll find Melia Barcelona Sky. The bright rooms in this modern hotel offer great city views, and there’s an outdoor pool.
Take a break in the heart of Barcelona with a stay at the Sagrada Familia hotel. What better way to see the city than with a stay on the doorstep to the famous Sagrada Família? Savour a location with fantastic metro, bus and car links to get around the sights and reach the beach. The simple rooms are a convenient place to rest your head after active days out.
Fancy a rooftop terrace and pool retreat with a central location? The H10 Urquinaona Plaza has a metro stop across from the hotel and is just a five-minute walk from Las Ramblas. Kick back in this historic building, with its contrasting and modern furnishings. Between April and September, be sure to pop up to the Lluna Terrace for outdoor cocktails with views over Barcelona.
See the city sparkle when you stay at The Level at Melia Barcelona Sky. You will literally level up at this hotel, whose reception is on floor 25. The hotel begins at 120 metres and continues skyward from there. After exploring the city, lounge by the pool, unwind in the spa, then visit the terrace for a tasty gin and tonic as you gaze across to the Sagrada Familia and beyond.
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Rooms leading to glistening rooftops, urban hotels with beach vibes and accommodation in Barcelona’s city centre. Whether you’re looking to stay close to the beach or need a hotel for the family, our Barcelona hotel guide has the hotel for you.
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Immerse yourself in the vibrant cityscape of Barcelona, where meandering streets and famous landmarks intersect. Discover a rich tapestry of culture, an enchanting atmosphere filled with colours, and indulge in delicious cuisine that will delight your taste buds. Our guide to holidays in Barcelona will have you perusing the best spots of Catalonia’s capital.
Gaze up at Gaudí’s glorious designs, tuck into tapas and immerse yourself in the wonders of Barcelona. With its medley of architecture, history, parks, eateries, bars, nightlife and beach – feel the energy of this city.
Read our guide of top things to do in Barcelona for Barcelona activity ideas.
Experience the perfect blend of urban hotspots and beachfront havens as Barcelona presents an abundant selection of places to stay. Immerse yourself in a day filled with seaside adventures and waterfront delights. Discover iconic locations like La Barceloneta, Villa Olímpica, Port Olímpic, and Port Vell, where you can savor exquisite dining options and unwind at bars with serene waterfront views.
Step into the heart of 21st century Barcelona through the enchanting Gothic Quarter, where the magnificence of ancient history seamlessly blends with the city's vibrant present. Lose yourself in a maze of narrow streets that beckon with tantalizing aromas and captivating sounds, while vibrant bars and stylish boutiques line your path.
Discover the urban charm of El Raval, an emerging neighborhood that proudly showcases Barcelona's most impressive modern architecture. This area entices the alternative and artistic crowd with its hip hangouts and a distinctively non-touristy ambiance.
Enter the vibrant realm of La Eixample, where long, straight streets form a meticulously designed grid system adorned with wide, tree-lined avenues. This neighborhood's allure lies in its renowned block, which proudly showcases architectural masterpieces by four of Barcelona's most important and distinctive Modernist architects, including the awe-inspiring Casa Batlló, an art nouveau gem created by Gaudí himself.
Indulge your senses in the captivating ambiance of Sant Pere, La Ribera, and El Born, an area steeped in history. Begin by immersing yourself in one of the city's oldest markets, Mercat de Santa Caterina, where you can delight in the sights, sounds, and flavors of local produce. While exploring this vibrant district, be sure to visit the popular Picasso Museum and marvel at the medieval beauty of Palau de la Música Catalana. This regenerated neighborhood acts as a magnet for the city's trendsetters, attracting a diverse mix of people. Stylish restaurants, clubs, and cocktail bars await, offering not only a chic atmosphere but also a warm and welcoming environment for all.
Choose the ultimate accommodation for your Barcelona holiday, with our carefully selected hotels and resorts within the city centre and just outside, for your perfect trip away.
With such an abundance of charming neighbourhoods, stylish stays and idyllic locations, it can be tricky to narrow down the right hotel for you. That’s why we’ve created a budget planner, to make your holiday planning easier. Check out our budget, mid-range and luxury options to see where your money will take you. From hotels to dining and activities, we’ve got a selection to suit you.
Just a short stroll from the beach, the Holiday Inn Express BARCELONA - City 22@ offers a purse-friendly stay for seeing the city sights. Its brilliant location makes it easy to get to many of Barcelona’s main attractions.Book a stay
For a rooftop terrace and pool with surreal city and sea views, the H10 Marina Barcelona is a fantastic choice. Savour the short walking distance to the beach and Barcelona’s Gothic Cathedral. After long days of adventure, unwind in the spa.Book a stay
For the hottest hotel right on the beachfront, the W Barcelona is the only place to stay. Head up to the infinity pool on the rooftop terrace with sweeping views across the city and hit floor 26 for the thriving Eclipse bar.Book a stay
Take a road trip to see more of Catalonia. After you visit Barcelona, venture around the coast or inland through the plains and valleys. Choose from our available car hire options and get planning an epic Spanish journey. Wake up and hit the road, pulling over at the pit-stops that interest you. Make a move to Seville for flamenco and sweet-scented orange trees, before cruising over to mesmerising Málaga to eat freshly caught sardines before exploring Picasso’s birthplace. Get on the road to see the sensations of San Sebastián for sun, sea and surf or make your way to the magical capital of Madrid – the choice is yours.Customise your trip
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