This Spanish city, home to one of the best football teams on the planet. Barcelona is also the showroom of some of the best architecture from Antoni Gaudí. The capital of Catalonia and the second most populous municipality of Spain. Immerse yourself in the culture and the incredible art that is at every turn and corner. Take a stroll through the main road, with lines of famous designer stores and shopping stores.
What to See and Do
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
This monumental structure, still in construction, was designed by the now universal figure, Antoni Gaudí. The Basilica has been said to take over 150 years to complete its construction. The construction began in 1882, and at the time of Antoni Gaudí’s death, only a quarter of the basilica was completed. Predictions state that the structure has now reached its final stage and will be completed around 2026.
Take a trip to la Sagrada Familia, enjoy the beauty and its architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was designated this title in 1984 and this is mainly due to its unique design and Gaudí’s innovative and artistic mind.
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This park was initially created to be suited to the rich and wealthy in Barcelona. Commissioned by Eric Güell and designed by Antoni Gaudí. This park is free to enter, however there are some regulated areas of the park which require a ticket to explore. Nonetheless, you can enjoy the park and the views it bares over the Plains of Barcelona and the sea in the distance.
Roam through the old streets of the old Barcelona and see what life may have been like during the gothic era. Step back in time while walking the narrow beautiful streets of old Barcelona. There are a lot of nice buildings and squares to discover. This area is full of cosy restaurants and colourful characters. Once you find yourself in this area, you truly feel like you are in Spain.
This extremely popular travel destination is reachable for much less than many are usually expecting. With flights alone only costing anything between £12 one way to £30 return. Barcelona, and its amazing architecture, all is within a quick purchase starting from less than a large pizza from Papa Johns.
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If you are a solo traveller, or even just meeting your amigos whilst out in Barcelona, a great place to rest your head for very little pocket change will be in a hostel. With dorm rooms starting from £11, you can be comfortable and in a social environment. If you require a little more privacy, you can also book one of the private rooms, however these come at around a similar price to that of a hotel room. Starting from around £29 per night, you can get the privacy you need whilst retaining the social presence of other travellers.
You can reside in a comfortable hotel room with en-suite starting from around £64 per night. These hotels tend to be well situated in the heart of Barcelona and located perfectly for those adventurers wishing to see as much as they can during their holiday/stay. With 2* hotels all the way up to 5*, you can find your particular style among the great choices provided.
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With Airbnb you can take your privacy to a new level and enjoy comfort in an entire apartment, starting from around £50 per night. The perfect choice if you aren’t a major fan of hostels or hotels. Studios can be a great place to rest yourself, enabling you to create the perfect getaway, and have things just the way you want it without worrying about all the extras. Many properties come with Wi-Fi as well, so you can stay connected and show the world you Airbnb apartment.
Our most highly regarded place for getting yourself a snack on the go or a nice hearty burger style meal – The Good Burger. This restaurant, also available on Deliveroo, provide customers with succulent beef burgers, and hotdogs with variations of fries to go along with it. Both in restaurant and delivery, the burgers are pristine and extremely tasty. A little bit of America in the heart of Barcelona. If you are looking for more traditional based foods, you can take a stroll through the gothic quarters and be greeted with an entourage of restaurants that are full of the local cuisine.
The best and most reliable method of transport is to use Barcelona’s public transportation network, which is by far the most used by Barcelona’s residents, as well as tourists who use the system to get from one side of the city to the other, usually with great ease. With buses, trains and trams available, you can get around Barcelona without too much hassle and build knowledge of the city’s map.
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Opened to the public in 1877 making it Barcelona’s oldest, biggest and most popular public park. There are often free summer activies in the park including concerts in the summer months of June to August usually at 10pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. The park hosts a number of annual events and fairs throughout the year.
Get around freely with the Hola Barcelona Travel Card which provides unlimited journeys on public transport in Barcelona for consecutive periods of 2 days (48 h), 3 days (72 h), 4 days (96 h) or 5 days (120 h) from the time it is first validated. Start using your Hola Barcelona Travel Card at any time of day and take advantage of unlimited journeys for 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours from the first time you validate it.
Hola Barcelona Travel Card is a non-transferable travel card that allows you make as many journeys as you like using the metro, bus (TMB), urban railway (FGC, Zone 1), Montjuïc funicular, tram (TRAM), and regional railway (Rodalies de Catalunya, Zone 1).
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Visit the famous farmers market, La Boqueria where you can purchase local meats, fresh fish and vegetables, and get all the ingredients for a lovely homemade Spanish dinner. With choices ranging in quality, and with so many options to choose from, the biggest problem in this market is option paralysis!
If you’re already in Spain, Zaragoza, you’d be delighted to know that you can get on board a bus that will take you straight to Barcelona for as little as £16. A great way of seeing some of the beautiful countryside and get a different perspective of Barcelona!
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