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Vacations in Barcelona

Vacations 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 vacation 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 vacations.

Ferrari Land grand opening

Ferrari Land grand opening

On 7 April 2017, listen out for revving engines and look out for racing stripes. Gates will open this spring to Europe’s first Ferrari theme park, with exciting rides, adrenaline fuelled experiences and fun for the whole family. Jump on board Red Force, Europe’s fastest and highest vertically accelerating rollercoaster. Or wander around the showrooms and galleries to discover more behind the famous Italian brand. Book a PortAventura holiday and guarantee your tickets when you stay in a Ferrari room at one of our PortAventura hotels, tickets for this park are limited – book now.

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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.

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Whether you want a cultural break, beach relaxation or vibrant nightlife – Barcelona will tick every box. Take a stroll along bustling La Rambla and gaze in wonder at Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece, La Sagrada Famílía. Feast on tantalising tapas then mingle with the locals at a buzzing live music venue. Travel by hire car or train to Madrid and soak up the sights as you explore Spain’s vibrant capital. Admire treasured artworks in the Prado Museum and sample the city’s nocturnal energy.

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