Discover Barcelona

The bustling city of Barcelona is a destination that has it all. It’s a colourful maze of art, fine dining and beautiful architecture with endless sights to see. If you’re looking for a vibrant city break with plenty of sun and lots to explore, Barcelona should be at the top of your list.

Visit Barcelona

A City Break Bursting With Activity

When it comes to things to do in Barcelona, you’ll be spoilt for choice. It’s a city steeped in history and dotted with quirky landmarks unlike anywhere else in the world. Whether you want to discover famous sites such as the Sagrada Familia, enjoy tasty tapas by the sea or be wowed by panoramic views of the city from Montjuïc Castle, there’s no shortage of exciting activities in Barcelona.

The city is split into districts, each offering their own ways for you to enjoy your stay. By day you could be soaking up culture and wandering the cobbled streets of the Gothic Quarter, and by evening exploring the city’s lavish nightlife by the port. From fabulous flamenco shows to cable cars with views for miles, you’ll never get bored of Barcelona.

Currency: Euro (€)

Language: Spanish

Flight Time: Approx. 2.5hrs

Time Difference: GMT +1

Population: Approx. 1.62m

Religion: Catholic Christianity

An Art-Lover's Paradise

The zany and intricate architecture in Barcelona is what the city is famous for. Antoni Gaudi was one of its most treasured architects, and he either created or influenced much of the extraordinary structures you’ll come across. His art nouveau style is stunning and can be distinctively recognised when you’re wandering the city’s enchanting streets. The unusual curves and bold colours create an almost dream-like visual, and it’s truly fascinating to see.

Some of the most popular spots for spectacular architecture include the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila and the Palace of Catalan Music, although this really is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s something for everyone – both art-lovers and those who know nothing about Catalan Modernism will be blown away by the architecture on their Barcelona city break.

The Home of Spanish Football

Alongside art and history, Barcelona is known around the world for its exceptional football team. Those who love the beautiful game won’t want to miss a visit to the colossal home ground of FC Barcelona, Camp Nou. It is the largest football stadium in Europe, with a capacity of almost 100,000.

If you’re lucky enough to visit on a match-day, you’ll experience an electric atmosphere and an undoubtedly exhilarating game. If not, don’t worry – you can get a VIP look at the club through guided tours of Camp Nou, not forgetting the chance to have a browse around one of the most visited museums in Europe, FC Barcelona Museum. For those with a passion for football, exploring the home ground of one of the heavyweights of the European scene is a must.

Food, Glorious Food

There are so many exquisite places to eat and drink in Barcelona, and plenty of delicious local dishes to try out. Think huge plates of steaming paella, crispy patatas bravas and flavoursome canelons. What could be better than a tasty tapas feast and a fruity glass of sangria to wash it down with on the gorgeous Costa Brava?

Naturally, you’ll find a selection of the best Spanish seafood restaurants by the marina. Some of Barcelona’s most-loved restaurants are just a stone’s throw away from popular street, La Rambla. On the other hand, the well-known Boqueria Market is the perfect place to try out a range of local delicacies. No matter where you’re looking for food in Barcelona, you’ll find something to satisfy your appetite.