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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 26 Oct 2019
Hostal Solimar
26 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £307 per person
Barcelona Downtown Yacht
26 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
From £312 per person
BCN Condal
26 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
From £317 per person
Poprooms Barcelona
26 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £320 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 02 Nov 2019
Valley Apartments
02 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
From £172 per person
Hostal Lausanne
02 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £177 per person
Cool & Chic Hostel
02 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £180 per person
Central and Basic Universitat
02 Nov 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
From £187 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 07 Mar 2020
Acta Antibes
07 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £238 per person
Europark
07 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £277 per person
Hotel Derby Barcelona
07 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £238 per person
Rialto
07 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £239 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 25 Oct 2019
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Sweet BCN Youth Hostel
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
From £234 per person
Hostal Badalona
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £236 per person
Gracia City Hostel Barcelona
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £236 per person
Central Station Hostel Barcelona
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 1.5
From £238 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 01 Nov 2019
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Hostal Ideal Badal
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
From £105 per person
INOUT Hostel Barcelona
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £106 per person
Hostal Rembrandt
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £108 per person
Hostal Ideal Sants
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
From £108 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 08 Nov 2019
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Hostal Nilo
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £107 per person
Wow Hostel Barcelona
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £111 per person
Lami
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £111 per person
Hostal Valls
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £111 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 06 Dec 2019
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Inout Hostel
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £61 per person
Hostal Sant Carlo
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
From £65 per person
Pension Francia
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £66 per person
Pensión Palacio
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £69 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 27 Dec 2019
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Fonda Chavarria
27 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
From £109 per person
Mellow Hostel Barcelona
27 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
From £112 per person
Ciutat de Sant Adria
27 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £113 per person
Mellow Youth Hostel
27 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
From £113 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 03 Jan 2020
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Pensión Coral
03 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £128 per person
Pensión Segre
03 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £128 per person
Gràcia City Hostel
03 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £128 per person
Hostal Europa
03 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £130 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 10 Jan 2020
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Casa de Ricardo
10 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020
From £71 per person
Hostal la Palmera
10 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £71 per person
Barcelona City Seven
10 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020
From £73 per person
EddyRooms Barcelona
10 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £74 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 24 Jan 2020
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DingDong Putxet
24 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £81 per person
DingDong Express
24 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
From £83 per person
Hostal Delfos
24 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £85 per person
Fira Guest House
24 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
From £86 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 14 Feb 2020
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Hostal Elkano
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £100 per person
Pensión Dani
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
From £102 per person
Hostal Cal Siles
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
From £104 per person
Ideal Youth Hostel
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
From £105 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 21 Feb 2020
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Hostal Bejar
21 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £118 per person
Rio de Castro
21 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £121 per person
Hostal Athenas
21 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
From £122 per person
Pensión Portugal
21 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £122 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 28 Feb 2020
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Hostal Nitzs Bcn
28 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
From £91 per person
Somnio Hostels
28 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £91 per person
Pension Ciudadela
28 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £91 per person
Campanile Barcelona Cornella
28 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £92 per person
Hotel ratings in Barcelona
Hotel Esplugues
Esplugues de Llobregat
From £233 per person
This place is smashing!
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
Jul 26, 2016
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Pere Tarres
Barcelona
From £111 per person
Perfect Youth hostel with Fantastic facilities
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
Jan 20, 2018
Kochi (Cochin), India
Pensión 45
Barcelona
From £126 per person
Cheap and cheerful
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
Mar 19, 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Flight and hotel Barcelona

Barcelona: The Queen of Catalonia

Nestled between the Balearic Sea and the Catalan Pyrenees, Barcelona has attracted visitors since time immemorial. During city breaks in Barcelona, admire wide-ranging architecture, from Roman to post-modern, enjoy the lovely beaches, and dig into typical Catalan cuisine. Despite its size, Barcelona can be easily explored on foot, but if you want to see many of the city quarters, the excellent public transport system will help you to get around.

What to Know Before Your Barcelona Travels

The inhabitants of Barcelona think of themselves first and foremost as Catalans, not as Spaniards, but there are still some similarities to the rest of the country. Barcelona is one hour ahead of the UK, the Euro is the currency, and Spanish is one of the two official languages, the other being Catalan. You don't need a visa to board your flight to Barcelona, and British airports with direct connections to Barcelona include London and Manchester.

The easiest way to get from the Barcelona-El Prat Airport on city breaks in Barcelona is to take the suburban train directly from the airport, which connects in the centre with the extensive bus and metro system. Another good option is the airport bus, which departs before each terminal and ends at Plaça de Catalunya, a major public transport hub.

What Is the Best Season to Travel to Barcelona?

Thanks to the city's location on the sea, extreme temperatures are rare. If swimming is high on your list for a weekend in Barcelona, consider a visit between May and September, when the waters are balmy. If cultural events and relaxing walks on the beach are more to your taste, book your flight and hotel in Barcelona during the rest of the year. Barcelona also offers a wide variety of festivals all year round. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Sant Jordi (Saint George's Day): Traditional gifts include roses for women and books for men on April 23, the Catalan version of Valentine's Day
  • Sónar: This three-day music and multimedia festival is held during the third week of June.
  • Festes de Gràcia: This week-long festival in mid-August is celebrated with street decorations, live music, and fireworks. A similar, but smaller, event is the Festes de Sants at the end of August.
  • La Mercè: On September 24, enjoy a parade of giant paper-maché figures, competitive human tower building, live music, and fireworks.

Great activities to do in Barcelona

A great start to your package holidays in Barcelona is to visit Montjuïc or Tibidabo, two hills from which you have splendid views over the city and the sea. Both can either be climbed or, more comfortably, reached by funicular. On top of Montjuïc, you'll find the Palau Nacional, home to the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, a feast for the eyes of every art lover. On top of Tibadeo stands the impressive Sagrat Cor, or Sacred Heart Church. Directly beside it is the secular and charming Tibidabo Amusement Park.

Some other ideas for great activities in Barcelona:

  • Barceloneta Beach: This beach combines pristine sands, shallow water, and a wide array of food and drink options.
  • Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter): This is the oldest part of the city, with buildings dating back to medieval and even Roman times. It's great for tapas bar-hopping.
  • Museu Picasso: This incredible museum is home to one of the largest collections of work by the great Spanish artist.

What Spots Must You See in Barcelona?

No other architect has shaped Barcelona like Antoni Gaudí. His masterpiece, the still unfinished La Sagrada Familia Basilica, dominates Barcelona's cityscape. Construction started in 1882 and is to this day solely financed by private donations. Several tour options are available, with online reservations strongly recommended to avoid long queues, especially if you only have a weekend in Barcelona.

Parc Güell is a favourite with families and couples. Mosaics of lizards and other fantastic animals adorn the benches and fountains and, whilst popular with visitors and locals alike, the park is big enough to allow everybody their quiet and serenity. And if you are travelling with children, don't miss CosmoCaixa Barcelona. This interactive science museum is a joy for both kids and adults.

The Gothic basilica of Santa Maria del Mar has been made world-famous by the international bestseller 'Cathedral of the Sea' by Ildefonso Falcones. It is considered one of the purest examples of classic Catalan Gothic architecture.

Catalan Gastronomy in Barcelona

'Mar i muntanya' means sea and mountain, the two words that best describe the cuisine you can taste during your package holidays in Barcelona. At over 200 years old, Can Culleretes is the city's oldest restaurant and a great destination for traditional dishes. Another very good option is Senyor Parellada, which is particularly well known for mixing 'mar i muntanya'. Must-try Catalan specialities include:

  • Bacalao a la catalana (cod with raisins and pine nuts)
  • Esqueixada (bacalao salad with tomatoes and onions)
  • Mongetes amb botifarra (bean stew with local pork sausages)
  • Suquet de peix (seafood casserole)
  • Crema Catalana (thick custard with molten sugar crust)

Shopping for Souvenirs in Barcelona

Barcelona is the fashion capital of Catalonia. The perhaps best-known shopping mile is Las Ramblas, and if you divert onto its many side streets, you'll find interesting boutiques off the beaten path, offering shoes, clothing, and accessories at reasonable prices. If you're planning a weekend in Barcelona, keep in mind that the shops in Ciutat Vella, the old town, are typically open on Sundays, unlike those in the rest of the city.

Head to the Passeig de Gràcia for antiques. Countless shops here offer everything from vintage jewelry to paintings and books. Two other great spots for pre-loved souvenirs are the city's main flea markets. The first takes place on Saturday mornings at the end of Las Ramblas, near the Christopher Columbus monument, and the other, every Thursday morning in the square outside Barcelona Cathedral.

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