INTRODUCTION TO BARCELONA
Sizzling culture, ancient architecture, sun-drenched beaches, aperitifs and mouth-watering tapas are what trips to Barcelona are all about. This is a city which offers an endless list of travel musts. Cultural enthusiast? The Gothic Quarter, Gaudi’s masterpieces, food festivals and iconic architecture are all on your doorstep; think the Sagrada Família, Casa Vicens, Parc Güell, Casa Batlló and Cascada Fountain at Park de la Ciutadella, just to get you started. More of a beach lover? Head to the city’s beaches to soak up some Mediterranean sun and dip your toes in the balmy waters. Barceloneta Beach, Nova Icaria Beach and Ocata Beach are just a few go-tos for the ultimate summer chill day. Party goer? Barcelona’s feel good vibes run around the clock with rustic beachside bars, jazz music and all-night clubs overflowing this city by the sea. Head to El Raval Barrio off Las Ramblas for cool bars and restaurants, or the Poblenou to dance the night away.
If you’re looking to add a touch of culture to your Barcelona sightseeing adventure, why not thrown in a flamenco show or try out your salsa moves in the many specialist clubs across the city. For those looking for a celebration, a Spanish festival could be right up your street. Barcelona has an array of music, food and dance festivals all ready and waiting for you, including Sonar, Primavera Sound, and Eat Street Barcelona.
On the topic of food, let’s not forget a Barcelona trip essential - tapas. Patatas bravas, Spanish omelette, spiced lamb, Pa amb tomaquet and croquetas are just some of the tasty treats Barcelona has in store for you, or perhaps a seafood paella will steal your heart. Either way, tapas is the perfect alfresco dining experience to enjoy on the cobbled streets, all washed down with an ice cold Estrella beer, or a few glasses of sangria.
City life getting a little chaotic for you? Make for the mountains for a peaceful retreat, where you’ll find blissful serenity, breathtaking views and adventure activities galore. From dawn to dusk, Barcelona is a heady mix of history, food, culture, sunshine (300 days a year no less), good times and everything in-between. This is a city that’s fast paced, cultural, chilled, iconic, immersive and utterly irresistible. Barcelona, we’re ready to see what you got...