Spain’s most cosmopolitan city is dominated by fascinating Gaudi architecture, treasures from Tápies and Picasso, and is one of Europe's best-preserved Gothic quarters. Barcelona not only boasts a delight of visually splendid art but the Catalan cuisine and tapas bars are enough to tempt any taste buds, and the nightlife is the cutting edge.
For the fashion-conscious, there is no shortage of design outlets clustered into the city’s centre. A haven for sun worshippers, a Barcelona holiday also presents visitors with its portion of the Costa Brava coastline stretching an impressive 4.5km. Barceloneta is the closest to the city but for the more adventurous, be sure to check out Mar Bella Beach where a host of water sports are available. If you’re looking for a more active break inland, join the rollerbladers, cyclists and joggers at Bogatell Beach. Those fancying more beach time on the Costa Brava should check out Costa Brava holidays.
When on a holiday to Barcelona, take yourself to the heart of the city and you will find Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s busiest and most famous street. The tree-lined pedestrian boulevard is packed with sights, sounds and smells encapsulating its culture. Buskers, living statues and bird markets offer a superb range of entertainment, giving off a cheerful atmosphere. Wander down one of the side streets to discover some of Barcelona’s best retail treasures, or experience a whole new array of culinary delights and stop off at one of Europe’s greatest food markets, the Boqueria, for a spot of breakfast or excellent Spanish tortilla. At the end of this stretch of entertainment sits the outstanding Columbus Monument. Grab a lift to its top and witness spectacular views of the Las Ramblas and the harbour.
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During your stay, visit the Museu Picassa which features numerous works by Picasso from his early years and his later impressionist-influenced pieces. See the work of Barcelona’s favourite son, Antoni Gaudi in his famous unfinished cathedral, La Sagrada Familia, which sends magnificent spires into the sky - its architectural brilliance captures the culture, religion and faith of Barcelona.
A fantastic place to escape the thriving atmosphere of the city is another of Gaudi’s creations, the Parc Guell, which is now recognised as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Hugely popular for its winding footpaths, dragon fountains and serpentine benches, it's a great place to enjoy the Spanish sun with a picnic.
Whilst on holiday in Barcelona, be sure to visit the Montjuïc Hill. Overlooking the city, it is also home to the Olympic Stadium built for when it hosted the 1992 Olympic Games. Right next to the stadium sits a brilliant swimming pool complex, Piscines Bernat Picornell, which is the perfect location to cool off after the long walk.
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Barcelona has a great range of things to do on offer. Whether you want to relax on the beach, soak up the history and cultural arts or experience the cuisine and nightlife, Barcelona has it all. Read on for the easyJet holidays attractions guide to get the very best out of your Barcelona holiday.
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