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A trip to Barcelona will stimulate your senses, from the beautiful Gaudi architecture to the tantalising tapas. Mingle with the locals at Barcelona’s markets or feel the sand between your toes at the city’s beautiful beaches.

Wander along La Rambla, where street performers and artists captivate passing tourists. Admire the splendid architecture that runs like a vein through the city, then step into the residential streets of Barrio of Barceloneta for a fascinating contrast. Explore the dark and mysterious lanes leading to a Basque pintxo bar or soak up the vibrant atmosphere in Boqueria Market, as charismatic traders compete for your attention. And don't forget to see the other side of the city for its trendsetting bars and lively nightspots. Barcelona is a city with so much soul, one visit is sure to leave you wanting more.

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Barcelona areas

Barri Gotic including La Rambla

Barri Gotic including La Rambla

Once the centre of Roman city, today Barri Gotic still forms the core of 21st century Barcelona. Get lost in the Gothic Quarter, where the splendour of the past coexists with the vibrancy of the present. Follow the enticing sounds of street performers through the maze of narrow streets around Carrer del Bisbe. Discover spectacular ancient ruins like the Roman temple of Augustus, before stumbling across the Cathedral de la Santa Creu I Santa Eulalia, where past generations have left their imprint on Barcelona. Then follow the crowds out along La Rambla - stopping only to watch as a caricature is etched in front of you, or buy a souvenir from the nearest kiosk.



This vibrant neighbourhood is characterised by its long straight streets and wide avenues, exhibiting some of the city’s most spectacular architecture. Starting along Passeig de Gracia, with Illa de la Discòrdia – a block famous for showcasing four of Barcelona's most important and distinctive Modernist architects. You’ll be mesmerised by Gaudi’s spectacular art nouveau Casa Batlló. La Pedrera, or Casa Mila as it is also known as, is a must-see visitor attraction in its own right. And no trip to Barcelona would be complete without seeing perhaps his most famous work, La Sagrada Familia.

The Port Side including Villa Olimpic, Port Olimpic, Barceloneta and Port Vell

The Port Side: Villa Olimpic, Port Olimpic, Barceloneta, Port Vell

Visit Port Vell, Barcelona’s harbour, and stroll along the waterfront. See the famous Frank Gehry fish sculpture in Port Olimpic or visit Barrio of Barceloneta, which has a strong working class identity. Villa Olimpic was built to provide housing for athletes attending the 1992 Olympic Games. Today you’ll find chic hotels and a host of restaurants, discotheques and even a casino. Beachfront bars and restaurants line the shoreline, with many different tastes catered for - from sushi to moroccan, and chill out areas with big day beds to enjoy.

Sant Pere and the Born

Sant Pere and the Born

This lively neighbourhood is a magnet for the city’s trendsetters and attracts an eclectic mix of people. Its restaurants, clubs and cocktail bars are chic but boast a friendly atmosphere, making them popular with both tourists and locals alike. Medieval in origin, the finest monument is Palau de la Musica Catalan, while other popular attractions include Museu Picasso and Mercat de Santa Caterina – one of the city’s oldest markets. Stop in Alos, known locally as La Ribera, for its fantastic boutique shopping and trendy café culture.



This urban up and coming area boasts some of Barcelona’s most impressive modern architecture. It appeals to the bohemian artistic crowd, with its hip hangouts and less touristy feel. An international and eclectic district, you’ll breathe in the aromas of diverse cultures as you walk through the streets . Sample exotic cuisine and local dishes or stop at some of the Bohemian bars and cafes that retain the atmosphere of a bygone era. Explore the narrow streets that are abuzz with both popular nightspots and smaller venues.

Barcelona weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 13°Jan
  • 14°Feb
  • 15°Mar
  • 17°Apr
  • 20°May
  • 24°Jun
  • 27°Jul
  • 27°Aug
  • 25°Sep
  • 21°Oct
  • 16°Nov
  • 14°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 41
  • 29
  • 42
  • 49
  • 59
  • 42
  • 20
  • 61
  • 85
  • 91
  • 58
  • 51
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 5
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5

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