Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, whether it’s for a long weekend or a two-week stay the city has become a great destination for holidaymakers all year round. Take a trip to Barcelona (or Ciudad Condal, The City of Counts as the locals call it) and immerse yourself in its rich and varied culture. It’s an ideal holiday choice thanks to the broad range of activities and sites that are located so close together. Spain’s second-biggest city is situated on the coast, although you’d never know it when you’re in the city centre and, in the summer months, the beach provides a perfect antidote to Barcelona’s busy shopping district. One of the first places to see in the city is Las Ramblas. Around this main artery you’ll find bars, clubs, restaurants and lots of places to splash your holiday cash.
If it’s culture you want, there is plenty on offer. Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia with its world-famous spires has become a symbol of Barcelona. There’s also the Dali Museum, which exhibits work by the surrealist painter Salvador Dali. The building itself is worth visiting just for its amazing exterior. Sports fans should make a beeline for the Camp Nou, home to Barcelona FC, where the spectacle is like no other. The combination of flares, screaming, passionate fans and world-class football is reason enough to take Barcelona flights. For clubs you can check out Port Olimpic which is good, cheesy fun. At night relax with some tapas or paella in one of the dozens of restaurants dotted around Las Ramblas.