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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 07 Sep 2019
Center Boat
07 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
From £311 per person
Poprooms Barcelona
07 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £348 per person
Hostal Restaurante Cornella
07 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £349 per person
Hesperia Sant Joan Suites
07 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £354 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 23 Nov 2019
TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £298 per person
Acta bcn 40
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £232 per person
Hotel Barcelona Universal
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £305 per person
Hotel Derby Barcelona
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £242 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 21 Dec 2019
The Hipstel Gran Vìa
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £216 per person
Pension Francia
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £221 per person
Hostal Felipe 2
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £224 per person
Hostal Nitzs Bcn
21 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
From £225 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 23 Aug 2019
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Hotel Esplugues
23 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
From £261 per person
Campanile Barcelona Sud - Cornella
23 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £261 per person
RUA Hostal
23 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
From £266 per person
Casa Marisa
23 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
From £268 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 30 Aug 2019
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Hostal Solimar
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £270 per person
Hostel Artistic Barcelona
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
From £271 per person
Camp Nou Home
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
From £277 per person
Artistic Hostel BCN
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
From £278 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 06 Sep 2019
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Be Dream Hostel
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £188 per person
Hostal Athenas
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £191 per person
HLG CityPark Sant Just
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £192 per person
Hostal Nuevo Colon
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £194 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 13 Sep 2019
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Hostal Ideal Badal
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
From £143 per person
Garden House Hostel Barcelona by Feetup Hostels
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £162 per person
Ibis Cornella
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £165 per person
Hostal Sant Carlo
13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
From £170 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 20 Sep 2019
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Sleeping Inn Barcelona
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
From £120 per person
Studio Mozart Center
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
From £121 per person
Hostal Nilo
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £122 per person
Hostal Nou Raval
20 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £125 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 11 Oct 2019
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Hostal Ideal Sants
11 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
From £74 per person
Go BCN Hi Sants
11 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
From £77 per person
Hostel New York
11 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £78 per person
Pensión Norma
11 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
From £80 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 25 Oct 2019
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Acta Antibes
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £143 per person
Guesthouse Barcelona Gotic
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £143 per person
Derby
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £162 per person
Rialto
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £170 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 01 Nov 2019
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Travelodge Barcelona Poblenou
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £122 per person
Europark
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £161 per person
Chic & Basic Ramblas
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £185 per person
Hotel SERHS Carlit
01 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £138 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 08 Nov 2019
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Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only 18+
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £153 per person
Astoria
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £122 per person
Andante Hotel
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £144 per person
Evenia Rossello
08 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £147 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 22 Nov 2019
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Pensión Palacio
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £67 per person
Pension Ciudadela
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £74 per person
Buba House
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £74 per person
Barcelona City Seven
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
From £75 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 29 Nov 2019
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Pensión Dani
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
From £70 per person
Pension Villanueva
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
From £73 per person
Hostal Cal Siles
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
From £75 per person
Gràcia City Hostel
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £75 per person
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Pere Tarres
Barcelona
From £250 per person
Perfect Youth hostel with Fantastic facilities
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
Jan 20, 2018
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Residencia Universitaria San Marius- Diagonal
Barcelona
From £428 per person
Ótima localização e bom preço
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
Feb 12, 2017
Sao Paulo, SP
Cool & Chic Hostel
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
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Cool&Chic
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
Aug 13, 2018
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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.