Being one for the largest cities in Spain, Barcelona has a plethora of things to see and do. Search for your cheap short city break to Barcelona.
Our top things to see and do in Barcelona
Known as the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city with an abundance of history in the form of Roman remains, medieval quarters and 20th century modern-ism – some have even been crowned World Heritage Sites by UNESCO – the perfect place for your next cheap short city break!
Not only can you discover the history with a short city break to Barcelona, this seaside city has a world-class drinking and dining scene, famous across the world. There is so much to do you may not have time to fit it all in, with this in mind we have selected our top things to see and do.
Discover the Catalan cuisine
No trip to Barcelona would be complete without trying the local cuisine. With top restaurants everywhere you are spoiled for choice. Look out for restaurants that specialise in the traditional Catalan gastronomy – the local paella is a must!
Hidden treasures at the Encants markets
This is one of the oldest markets for second-hand items and collectables in Europe. There are countless numbers of vendors that populate the flea market and we recommend a full day here to take full advantage. Items on sale range from sewing machines to bicycles (although these may not fit in to your hand luggage on the trip home)!
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The Magnificent Sagrada Familia
A must see attraction for any visitor to Barcelona is the fantasy-like work of Antoni Gaudi. More than 140 years on the project is only around three quarters complete, however don’t let this put you off this magnificent piece of architecture on an incredible scale. Once the spires are eventually completed it will be the tallest church building in the world and is different anything you would have seen before.
The city beaches
Barcelona is very unique in the sense that it is a coastal city with its very own beaches – the best of both worlds where you can combine your hectic day in the city with a relaxing evening on the beach. The boardwalk stretches for miles and will take a good hour to walk from one end to the other. If you are able then we suggest doing this as it gives you a great understanding of the city of Barcelona.
Home of FC Barcelona – Camp Nou
The 99,000 seater stadium has been the home of FC Barcelona since 1957 and is once of Europe’s top football stadiums. Even if you are not a football fan or an avid supporter of bitter rivals Real Madrid, you have to visit this place to appreciate the unbelievable scale. There are tours available along with various memorabilia in a trophy laden museum.
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