Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: the Park Guell of Antoni Gaudi
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: the Park Guell of Antoni Gaudi

Barcelona Holidays

Barcelona is arguably one of the most famous cities in the entire world today, sandwiched between the Mediterranean and the Serra de Collserola Hills. With cutting edge architecture, history that will sweep you off your feet, and trend-setting fashion and art that breaks the mould, this Spanish city is home to boutique-lined boulevards that bring in people from around the world.

Where do we begin? Make time to stroll around Ciutadella park, a green oasis of classic sculptures that create an outdoor museum-worthy viewing experience. Don't forget the Castle of the Three Dragons, built for the Universal Exhibition in 1888, showcasing the history that has come and gone in the greater region.

Finish off the day at the Sagrada Familia, a Basilica like no other. Even though it's unfinished, this spot is still the number one most popular tourist destination for those visiting the city. And if you have time, drop by Camp Nou, home to Barcelona FC since 1957. Drop in for a football match, or consider signing up for a stadium tour while you have time. If you're lucky, you might even run into some famous football players!

Although few cities in the world can boast such architectural richness and culture as electrifying, make time to visit the beaches access through the Spanish city. Classic to Spain, Barcelona is home to some award-winning beaches that have landed themselves on world-wide lists. With hot white sands, reliable sunny and gorgeous weather, and hot temperatures for most of the year, Barcelona is just as much a beach-going city is it is a shopping and historical viewing city.

Things to know about Barcelona

Average temperatures (°c)
Jan J
Feb F
Mar M
Apr A
May M
Jun J
Jul J
Aug A
Sep S
Oct O
Nov N
Dec D
  • Currency: Euro
  • Timezone: Europe/Madrid (UTC+1)
Closest airport: Barcelona (BCN)
Average direct flight times to Barcelona:
  • Belfast International (BFS): 270mins
  • Birmingham International (BHX): 135mins
  • Edinburgh (EDI): 160mins
  • London Gatwick (LGW): 125mins
  • London Luton (LTN): 135mins
  • Manchester (MAN): 140mins
  • London Southend (SEN): 135mins
  • London Stansted (STN): 135mins

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