Popular Destinations in Barcelona Province
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With its wonderful, eclectic mix of incredible architecture, chic, historical facades, green spaces, delectable Catalan restaurant fare and gorgeous beaches, Barcelona is a very popular tourist destination. Come and spend time at the gateway to Spain's rugged and beautiful Costa Brava region! This picture-perfect destination offers endless photo opportunities and wonderful, upmarket shopping possibilities. Interesting day trip itineraries to magnificent local attractions such as the monastery of Montserrat are yours to enjoy!Impressive historical sights and local food
Savour an unforgettable family or group holiday with access to all the best historical sights, beaches, dining and day trips from Barcelona. Choose from a variety of urban as well as suburban accommodation options in central Barcelona or in the vicinity of Maresme, Torrelavit, Torres de Llobregat and at Cubelles and Costa del Garraf where you can make yourself at home in a spacious, tastefully decorated holiday rental. Fully equipped selections offer ample space to accommodate groups of 6, 8, or even 20 guests! Many of the immaculate holiday lettings on offer have a stunning balcony view of the ocean, and there are larger accommodation options that boast a magnificent pool in a secluded garden. Most accommodation options boast quick access of under 2 km to the city centre!
Holidays in Barcelona Province: The area and getting aroundHistory and Spanish heritage
Barcelona is a beloved destination for a Spanish city break, that boasts the historical charm of quaint shops and bars alongside elegant boulevards and out of this world architectural beauty! Enjoy wonderful attractions such as the renowned cathedral, La Sagrada Familia. Lose yourself in time in the historical heart of Barcelona strolling down pedestrianized Las Ramblas and enjoy days of sunshine and sunbathing on local beaches. Barcelona airport is located on the outskirts of the city with plenty of low-cost flight options from mainland Britain. The average flying time is just over 2 hours, perfect for a city sights and beach combination getaway in summer or winter!Beautiful beaches, historical sights and delectable local cuisine
Barcelona is a truly unique travel destination that has held on to much of its magnificent Catalan heritage and identity. Although Barcelona and the stunning beaches along Barcelona Province's coast are popular tourist destinations, you will also find much of the charming character of historical Catalan coastal villages and towns. In Barcelona you can mingle with the locals at the world-famous daily Mercado de La Boqueria gourmet food market and enjoy tapas and paella Catalan style in the old Gothic quarter, a firm sightseeing and dining out favourite of locals and tourists alike for decades!
Travellers and activitiesBarcelona Province for beach lovers
Spain's Costa Brava region boasts around 200 kilometres of wild, rugged coastline with an abundance of beautiful coves, golden sandy beaches and premiere beach destinations such as Playa de Feralls, Platja de Lloret de Mar, and Cala Figueira easily reachable as a day trip for the more adventurous. Alternatively, spend the day soaking up the sun on the city of Barcelona's beaches where golden sand, translucent waters and top-rated amenities await you for a perfectly relaxing sundrenched city beach day!Barcelona Province for food enthusiasts
It is no secret that Barcelona is a fabled foodie destination. This is the best place in Spain to fill up on succulent seafood paella, tomàquet (Catalonian style bread with tomatoes) croquetas, Spanish omelette and fried chipirones (tiny squid. Be sure to try esqueixada, a delectable ceviche style Catalan salad made with salt cod. Look out for a variety of mouthwatering street food options and savour vanilla custard or xuxo, a Catalan doughnut for desert to further delight your tastebuds! You will find a multitude of eateries serving authentic Catalan fare as well as international dining options throughout the city.
Top 5 travel tips in Barcelona Province1. Day trip to Montserrat mountain
Go on a fabulous half day trip from Barcelona to the famous stunning Benedictine abbey where you can admire the renowned Black Madonna statue, taste a selection of liquors made by the monks and gaze out over breathtaking views from the top of Montserrat mountain. See scenic villages en route and hike to the cross of Sant Miguel just 15 minutes from the monastery for premier views!2. Visit the town of Sitges
The beautiful, unspoiled, pristine beaches of Sitges (17 in total!) are just half an hour south of Barcelona. Platja de Terramar is a quieter beach spot in season with sugar soft sand and perfect conditions for swimming. This pleasant, popular seaside resort town is backed by the dramatic mountains of Parc Natural del Garraf and boasts a gorgeous seafront promenade with elegant mansions and a wide variety of bars, nightclubs and eateries.3. Admire the view from Güell Park
Explore one of the most important Modernist constructions in the world at this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by Antoni Gaudi, Spain's most famous architect. This eccentric, beautiful site located against the slopes of Montãna Pelada offers unforgettable views over the city. Be sure to stop at Gaudi's masterpiece, the cathedral of La Sagrada Familia for exceptional photos alongside one of the world's most famous architectural marvels!4. Visit the Museo de la Ciencia Cosmo Caixa
Barcelona's million dollar Euro Science museum boasts 30 000 square metres of exhibition space and has earned a place as one of Europe's most prestigious museums. Try out experiments in real time from a variety of science fields. Find out all about geology and stargaze in the planetarium! After your visit, take time to relax in the spacious gardens where you can have a picnic and experience outdoor experiments! This makes for a great family outing.5. Soak up the sun on Platja del Bogatell
If you are looking for a day of sun, swimming and chiringuito beach bars, look no further than Barcelona's Bogatell Beach where the sand is clean and shimmering. Enjoy superb swimming in crystal clear Mediterranean waters and an array of great beach amenities. For a quieter beach outing, why not spend the day relaxing on adjacent Icaria Beach, a prized, reclaimed 90s waterfront development that has become one of Barcelona's most famous, beloved and picturesque beaches!