Barcelona Travel Guide

Barcelona Travel Guide

For Your Barcelona City Break!

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Barcelona! One of the most popular destinations on the east coast of Spain and the ideal location for a city break or holiday by the sea.  Overflowing with history, culture and the stunning buildings of  Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona is  everything you dream of and more.

Accommodation ranges from affordable hostels, apartmentsbudget style hotels to  romantic hotels in the city or by the beach.

The waterfront Barcelona travel guideand port are within easy walking distance of the narrow winding streets of the Ciutat Vella, Las Ramblas and Placa Catalunya.

barcelona Travel GuideBarceloneta and the stunning waterfront are full of restaurants stretching from Port Vel (old port) to Port Olimpic.

The popular sea-side resort of Sitges is just 40 minutes from Barcelona  on the Costa Dorada. To the north of Barcelona is the Costa Brava and the popular beaches of Lloret del Mar.  Further north is the town of Begur, easy to reach from Girona airport.

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Barcelona Old Town

placadelreialgothicquarterVisit the Ciutat Vella, the old quarter of Barcelona. Stroll along the famous tree-lined Rambla with its many flower stalls, street entertainers and La Boqueria market, close to the bohemian district of El Raval.

On the opposite side of La Rambla is the medieval Barri Gòtic and popular barrios of El Born and Barceloneta next to the sea ~   (see Barcelona Districts).


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Shopping in Barcelona

Barcelona Shopping - Passeig de GraciaFor those who enjoy shopping,  the streets of Barcelona  are full of trendy shops and boutiques.

The Passeig de Gracia is where all the top designer and fashionable shops are located, close to the famous buildings of Gaudi.  There’s even a shopping bus to help you on your way.


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Romantic Barcelona

barcelona travel guide - magic fountainsBarcelona is one of the most romantic cities in the world,  and on the 23 April it’s the day of San Jordi and also a day for lovers. Gifts are exchanged by loved ones and street corners overflow with flowers and books for this special day.   St George’s (San Jordi)  is patron saint of Catalonia.

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Barcelona Restaurants

Barcelona RestaurantsThe streets and squares of Barcelona are lined with mouth-watering restaurants and bars, where you can sample Catalan and international cuisine at it’s best.  You can even book your favorite restaurant online.

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Things to do in Barcelona

Montjuic - BarcelonaTake a tour and explore the city. Better still, visit when one of the many fantastic festivals  are on. The week long festival of La Merce is held every year in September, and  one of the best in Spain.  Book well in advance as accommodation gets full very quickly.

A cultural tour is a great way to get to know the city. Visit top Gaudi attractions such as  Sagrada Familia,  or see this magical city from on top of a bus.

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Football in Barcelona

fc barcelonaIf you’re a football fan, visit the Stadio Nou Camp (New Stadium) and watch fc play live. Take a tour of Nou Camp and visit the museum and visit  the official FC Botiga (Official Store) in Placa de Catalunya.


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Barcelona Ferries & Mediterranean Cruises

balearic ferryBarcelona is home to one of the most important ports in Spain where many luxury cruises stop.

Take a ferry to the nearby Balearic Islands of Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza or Genoa in Italy.

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Where to Stay in Barcelona?

There are many lovely hotels and apartments to choose from in Barcelona.  Just book online and pay when you get here ~

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