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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 11 Apr 2020
L'Appartement, Luxury Apartment Barcelona
11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
From £265 per person
Stay Barcelona Gotico Apartments
11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
From £281 per person
Stay Barcelona Central Apartments
11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
From £285 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 18 Apr 2020
Central Apartment
18 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020
From £212 per person
Apartments Gaudi Barcelona
18 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020
From £212 per person
Apartment Link BCN Sagrada Familia
18 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020
From £221 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 25 Apr 2020
RentBCN Park Guell
25 Apr 2020 - 02 May 2020
From £232 per person
SLEEP Universitat by STAY
25 Apr 2020 - 02 May 2020
From £232 per person
Apartments Barcelona Sagrada
25 Apr 2020 - 02 May 2020
From £235 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 02 May 2020
Mora Rooms
02 May 2020 - 09 May 2020
From £198 per person
Hostal Valls
02 May 2020 - 09 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £214 per person
Hostal Sant Carlo
02 May 2020 - 09 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
From £215 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 16 May 2020
Be Dream Hostel
16 May 2020 - 23 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £216 per person
Hostal Sans
16 May 2020 - 23 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £235 per person
Apartamentos Tenor*
16 May 2020 - 23 May 2020
From £242 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 23 May 2020
Pensión Peiró
23 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £285 per person
Hostal Apolo
23 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £301 per person
Hostal Elkano
23 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £310 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 30 May 2020
Apartment Bright Sagrada Familia
30 May 2020 - 06 Jun 2020
From £208 per person
Hotel Santa Marta
30 May 2020 - 06 Jun 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £254 per person
Sweet BCN One Bedroom Apartment
30 May 2020 - 06 Jun 2020
From £260 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 06 Jun 2020
Gracia City by Arc House
06 Jun 2020 - 13 Jun 2020
From £266 per person
Hostal Delfos
06 Jun 2020 - 13 Jun 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £267 per person
Hostal Capitol Ramblas
06 Jun 2020 - 13 Jun 2020
From £270 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 11 Jul 2020
Hostel Turistic Castell
11 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020
From £254 per person
Amistat Beach Hostel Barcelona
11 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020
From £261 per person
The Hipstel Hostel Gran Via
11 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020
From £268 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 05 Sep 2020
Room018BCN
05 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
From £267 per person
Hostal Nou Raval
05 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £270 per person
Ideal Youth Hostel
05 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
From £270 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 10 Apr 2020
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Go BCN Hi Sants
10 Apr 2020 - 12 Apr 2020
From £156 per person
Cool & Chic Hostel
10 Apr 2020 - 12 Apr 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £166 per person
NH Cornellà
10 Apr 2020 - 12 Apr 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £170 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 17 Apr 2020
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Camp Nou Home
17 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
From £107 per person
Albergue Studio Hostel
17 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
From £113 per person
Pension Casa De Barca
17 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
From £115 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 24 Apr 2020
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Hostal Solimar
24 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £76 per person
Wow Hostel Barcelona
24 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £84 per person
Pensión Segre
24 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £84 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 01 May 2020
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Hostal Cal Siles
01 May 2020 - 03 May 2020
From £79 per person
Fonda Chavarria
01 May 2020 - 03 May 2020
From £84 per person
Fira Guest House
01 May 2020 - 03 May 2020
From £89 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 08 May 2020
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Coronado
08 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £157 per person
Magic Rooms Cornellà
08 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
From £159 per person
Pensión Dani
08 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
From £168 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 15 May 2020
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Hostal Carlos III
15 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
From £85 per person
Barcelona 4 Fun Hostel
15 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £92 per person
Hostel New York
15 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £97 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 22 May 2020
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Hostal Ideal Badal
22 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
From £169 per person
Pensión Palacio
22 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £170 per person
Hostal Baires
22 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £179 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 17 Jul 2020
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Pensión 45
17 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £129 per person
Ciutat de Sant Adria
17 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £131 per person
Hostal River
17 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £131 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 11 Sep 2020
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Mellow Hostel Barcelona
11 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
From £111 per person
Mellow Barcelona
11 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £116 per person
Hostal Muntaner
11 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £119 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 18 Sep 2020
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Go Bcn Hostal Ideal Badal
18 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
From £114 per person
Pension Francia
18 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £124 per person
Coroleu House Barcelona
18 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
From £127 per person
Hotel ratings in Barcelona
Break BCN - Hostal & Coffeebar
Barcelona
From £258 per person
Hostal y Coffee Bakery 10plus
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
Dec 06, 2017
Milan, Italy
Hotel Lyon
Barcelona
From £214 per person
perfect stay
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
Jul 15, 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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