Barcelona has become recognised as one of the most stylish and stunning City’s in Europe. Mixing the old with the new, historic Roman remains sit amongst outstanding medieval architecture and classic art galleries rub shoulders with a vibrant nightlife and modern streets, a beach holiday to Barcelona promises a unique and exciting experience.
If you’re after the perfect beach retreat then head to the stunning resort of Sitges, with over 10 beaches boasting golden, soft sands, a promenade filled with ice cream parlours and a waterfront with an abundance of water sports it is the perfect place to escape the hectic days of sightseeing and nights of nonstop partying. Or wander along the coast to Vilanova, with great activities for children it has become a firm favourite with families and locals.
Not far behind the likes of Milan, a Barcelona shopping experience rivals that of the most cosmopolitan City’s. Pick up the latest designer labels in the boutiques around Place Catalunya or maybe it’s the quirky antiques and ancient books in the historic shops along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and Els Encant market that you’re after. Don’t forget to stop off at La Boqueria, just off the Las Ramblas, this vibrant and bustling food market offers a vibrant shopping experience. Find out more about breaks in Barcelona with easyJet holidays.
Take a stroll down Las Ramblas, lined with trees, cafes, restaurants and all sorts of stalls this fascinating boulevard stretches from the waterfront to Placa de Catalunya and is a great way to soak up the Barcelona atmosphere. Spend a day in the old town on your Barcelona beach holiday, exploring the variety of architectural styles found in the Cathedral and if you’re feeling energetic, climb to the top of Mount Tibidano and enjoy the spectacular views of the City, Montserrat and Pyrenees.
One of Barcelona’s most famous and incredible attractions is the fascinating work of Antoni Gaudi. The City is bursting with examples of his architecture and a trip to the outstanding yet unfinished Sagrada Familia is essential, not to mention a visit to the beautiful pavilions and plazas of Guell Park created by Gaudi himself. Art fans are spoilt for choice with the vast range of galleries to explore and discover the works of Picasso, including the brilliant-white Museum of Contemporary Arts home to outstanding collections of post-1940s international art.
Recognised as one of Europe’s hottest places to party, Barcelona boasts an exciting and stylish nightlife with a variety of trendy bars, delicious tapas restaurants and late-night clubs. Head to the vibrant and sophisticated Port Olimpic or Port Vell for chic nightclubs and bars, where you will find yourself dancing until the early hours of the morning. Why not spend an evening at the Gran Teatre del Liceu for an impressive opera performance or maybe treat yourself to the ballet at L’Espai.
With a reputation for some of the finest cuisine in Spain, your beach holiday to Barcelona will promise an enormous variety of fresh seafood, meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables. However, it is the delicious combination of sauces which Catalan food is famous for and visitors should definitely try out some of the local favourites including ‘canalons’, samfaina’ and ‘picada’. There is also an extensive list of international cuisines to enjoy for the more fussy eaters.
Whether you’re after a relaxing holiday in the sun or a stylish City Break, beach holidays to Barcelona have something for everyone. easyJet holidays have a variety of flexible and tailor made deals available and by booking your beach holiday to Barcelona with easyJet holidays you can be guaranteed a holiday suited to your needs and budget.