Barcelona

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Barcelona oozes class, elegance and style. From the world renowned architectural delights of Gaudi to the culinary delights you find in the phenomenal eatery scene, everything in Barcelona is premium. A trip to this stunning seaside city is not just a holiday it is a cultural experience. One that’ll be etched into your memory for an eternity.

Spanning over 2000 years of history, Barcelona does architecture better than most. Gothic is the main theme that runs throughout the city, but if you dig a little deeper, towering temple columns and ancient city walls provide a look into Roman era Barcelona. And with world class creators from Gauidi to Picasso and Miró – a walk around the city is definitely an incredible one.

Barcelona opens you up to a different world of cuisine. Whether it’s a hearty helping of fresh, gambas lined paella on a table by the sea, or a plethora of sumptuous tapas dishes on the bustling La Rambla. If there’s one thing you’ll remember Barcelona for, it’s the vast array of delectable dishes and ravishing restaurants

When is the best time to go?

In terms of the weather, it stays relatively pleasant throughout the year. Obviously during the summer months it can get very hot and sometimes a little too hot, especially if you’re on a mission to do some sightseeing. We would recommend Easter as the best holiday season to visit the city as the weather is nice but not too hot. Alternatively, if you do have the chance to visit outside of the school holidays this would be good because the city will be less crowded.

Our local guide Ignasi also highlights another reason to be aware of the time you are visiting the city. ‘Time your visit so that you can experience the Fiesta’s. Once a year for two weeks in each neighbourhood there is local parties.’ These fiestas tend to happen from Spring to the start of Autumn. Party like a local!

Top 10 Must See Barcelona Sites

  1. Basilica de la Sagrada Família
  2. Placa Reial
  3. Las Ramblas
  4. La Boqueria
  5. Casa Batlló
  6. Park Guell
  7. Barcelona Cathedral
  8. Montserrat
  9. Sagrat Cor
  10. Gothic Quarter

NotintheGuideBooks Tips

  • ‘In Barcelona, don’t rent a car or get a bus, you should always walk everywhere. Get lost and start walking, the best way to discover things is walking.’ Ignasi, local host
  • Be constantly aware of pickpockets. Especially on crowded public transport

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