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BARCELONA CITY BREAKS

 

Photo By Mattia Felice Palermo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 es (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/es/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

Barcelona. The quirky and cool Capital of Catalunya and Spain's second city, is a visual delight, and has an atmosphere that combines elegance and sophistication with provincial charm. In exploring its streets you'll discover medieval romance in its Gothic quarter and the awe-inspiring delights of the fantastic and sometimes outrageous Art Nouveau architecture of Gaudi and his contemporaries. Quirky and cool, modern and medieval. 

Barcelona City Break is a shoppers paradise, with a real flair for style. reflected in its numerous boutiques and markets, open late into the afternoons. As the sun sets, and the city's many bars and restaurants open, the night comes alive. Dinner is served at any time between nine o'clock and midnight, and the festivities around the bars and nightclubs carry on well into the early hours of the morning.

With the beaches of the Costa Brava to the North, and the Costa Dorada to the South, you can combine a visit to this fascinating city with time spent relaxing in the warm Mediterranean sunshine. The coast is dotted with popular resort towns, many retaining their age-old charm, which can be easily reached from the city.

 
 
Millington Travel have many years of experience of both visiting and booking Barcelona City Breaks. There is so much to see and do and this city keeps evolving so there is enough to keep visitors going back time and time again.
 
 
 
Millington Travel's top ten things to do in Barcelona.
 
  1. Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's masterpiece dominates the skyline.
  2. Las Ramblas  Stroll this famous street in the evening and soak up the atmosphere as the locals take to the streets.
  3. Camp Nou. Home of FC Barcelona. A tour is a treat for all whether you're a football fan or not.
  4. Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. This feature fountain bursts into life each evening. Best of all, it's free to view!
  5. National Museum of Art. Filled with Catalan and Spanish Art, and affording visitors superb views of the city.
  6. Gothic Quarter Lose yourself and forget you are in the 21st century. A maze of plazas and tiny streets.
  7. Picasso Museum. Pablo Picasso spent his formative years in Barcelona. Here is the largest collection of his early works.
  8. Gothic Cathedral. This one is finished! Do a full lap you'll see streets and squares most visitors miss.
  9. Placa Real. Barcelona's most famous square. It's expensive, so sip that wine slowly, relax and watch the world go by.
  10. Hit the beach! Grab a day bag, and hop on the train to Salou or Lloret de Mar.

Barcelona, Spain

More sun than clouds. Warm.

More sun than clouds. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Humidity 59%
Wind 22Kph

Thu

Mostly sunny. Warm.

30 °C

86 °F

Fri

More sun than clouds. Warm.

27 °C

81 °F

Sat

Morning clouds. Warm.

27 °C

81 °F

Sun

Mostly sunny. Warm.

27 °C

81 °F

Mon

Sunny. Warm.

29 °C

84 °F

Tue

Morning clouds. Warm.

28 °C

82 °F

When to go?

Barcelona is a year round city with a Mediterranean climate. From October to March, be prepared for a chilly breeze from the Pyrenees to the North, but generally you will find Catalans enjoy hot summers, mild winters and comfortably warm springs and autumns.

 

Food & Drink

In 2002 Barcelona was awarded the title of most "gourmand" city in Europe by the prestigious Le Guide des Gourmands, and was the first non-French city so named by the publication.

Catalan cuisine, typically flaunts extensive use of garlic, olive oil and fish for many kinds of meals. The pa amb tomàquet (bread smeared in tomato and seasoned with olive oil and salt) is a signature Catalonian delicacy served with every meal in most restaurants. Tapas is also a firm favourite in Barcelona. Catalonia is the birthplace of Cava sparkling wine and the darker vi negre or 'black wine'.

Barcelona restaurants open around 8am and typically remain open until midnight. Supper hours are very late, with most residents opting to dine between 9pm and 10pm. If you need a recommendation, go for Los Caracoles in the Gothic Quarter. A little touristy but a fabulous experience nonetheless.

 

If you are tempted to visit this most fascinating of Mediterranean cities, make Millington Travel your choice for the best advice and most competitive prices.

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