Barcelona Holidays

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Located on the north east coast of Spain, Barcelona is world famous for many things including their successful football team, history and architecture as well as a host of hidden bars down narrow cobbled streets that never seem to shut, but did you know that they have mile after mile of unspoilt golden sandy beaches. This is a popular destination for city breaks due to its proximity to the coast, boutique shops, excellent nightlife and many varied attractions .

Whether you're visiting Park Guell, taking in the sights of the Sagrada Familia or taking in the famous Gothic Quarter, you can be assured that the beaches of Barcelona are only a mere ten minutes from the city centre, making Barcelona the perfect destination for City Beach Breaks.

Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist centres and has plenty of tourist sights, museums and activities perfect for families and couples. With plenty of cheap flights available to Barcelona and short flight times, it makes for a great holiday destination. Barcelona is also one of the main hub airports for holiday makers travelling to nearby beach resorts such as Sitges, Calella, Lloret De Mar, Santa Susanna and Tossa de Mar.

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Top Barcelona Hotels

Expo Barcelona

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Hotel Spa Senator Barcelona

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Front Maritim

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4 Barcelona

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Acta Atrium Palace

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SB Icaria Barcelona

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Barcelona House

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Hesperia Sant Just

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AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott

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Ilunion Auditori

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Hotel Exe Mitre

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Oriente Atiram Hotel

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Leonardo Hotel Las Ramblas

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NH Barcelona Stadium

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El Palace

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Hotel Adagio Gastronòmic

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Claris

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Sunotel Junior

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Grupotel Gravina

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Serhs del Port

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Ciutat de Barcelona

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Barcelo Atenea Mar - Adults Only

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Hotel Soho

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Ayre Hotel Gran Via

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ABaC Hotel

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Ayre Hotel Rosellon

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Arago Apartments

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San Agustin

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Sunotel Club Central

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SB Plaza Europa

Hospitalet De Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Weather

With sizzling summers and mild winters, Barcelona is a real year-round destination. Sun-seekers flock to the city in July and August, when the mercury hits a toasty 28°C - and with average highs of 14°C even in December, it’s a sure-fire festive winner compared to chilly Blighty. Be sure to take a brolly for autumn visits, as showers can be pretty common - and in summer, a fan is the perfect accessory for the humid city centre.

Jan 13ºC
Feb 15ºC
Mar 16ºC
Apr 18ºC
May 21ºC
Jun 24ºC
Jul 27ºC
Aug 28ºC
Sep 24ºC
Oct 19ºC
Nov 16ºC
Dec 13ºC

Things To Do on Barcelona Holidays

La Sagrada Familia
Widely regarded as Gaudí’s masterpiece, this breathtaking structure took the artist most of his life to create, and is still under construction some 150 years later. Dominating the city’s skyline at over 500ft tall, its soaring spires and intricate stonework are a photographer’s dream - and the elegance continues inside, with the rainbow-hued stained glass a real highlight.

Las Ramblas
Leading from the Plaza de Catalunya all the way to the seafront, this tree-lined boulevard is a huge tourist hotspot. From vibrant street art to pop-up live performances, it’s abuzz with action almost 24/7 - and for a break from the hustle-and-bustle, the historic La Boqueria market is nestled right alongside.

Mount Tibidabo
City meets country at this spectacular peak, which is just 5km from the resort centre. At almost 2,000ft tall, it’s easily the highest mountain in the region, affording spectacular views of Barcelona and its coastline. If you’re not feeling the full-day walk (we don’t blame you!), a tram is on hand to whisk you on your way - and there’s an old-school amusement park at the top, packed with unique spots to take in the sights.

Camp Nou
Home to the world-famous Barcelona FC, this super-sized stadium is the largest in Europe, seating a whopping 99,000 people. With a huge range of tours on offer - from self-guided wanders to VIP pitch walks - it’s a must for lovers of the beautiful game. There’s even the chance for a sneak-peek behind the scenes, and the interactive exhibits offer hours of hands-on fun for even the littlest footie fan.