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Barcelona City Breaks

The Ideal city for a city break!

Barcelona City Breaks

The Catalan's capital city is an ideal location for a city break, indeed, it is undoubtedly one of the world's best cities, featuring an incredible range of historic buildings, monuments, museums, shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

Depicted in countless books such as “City of Marvels” by Eduardo Mendoza or the famous Pepe Carvalho “Millennium” series by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Barcelona is vibrant and contemporary yet remains steeped in history and tradition.
Experience for yourself why this city holds a special place in every visitor’s imagination with our Barcelona city breaks.

 

What to do it Barcelona?
A city break in Barcelona has all the ingredients for a fantastic getaway.. This is a very short listing of first places to visit during your stay:

 

2 Monuments to visit

A city break is always too short, prioritize your stay and keep time to visit at least one of these Gaudí’s masterpieces:

The Sagrada Familia is one of Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona and the most an iconic image of the city. This incredible Basilica has been under construction since 1882 and it's not expected to be completed for many years yet!!
La Sagrada Familia:
Calle Mallorca, 401
Opening hours:October - March: 09:00 - 18:00// April - September: 09:00 - 20:00// 25 and 26 December, 01 January and 06 January: 09:00 - 14:00

The Casa Milà popularly known as La Pedrera is a modernist building and the last civil work designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, built between 1906 and 1910.

Another iconic building of Barcelona the Casa Milà was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Casa Milà:
92 Passeig de Gràcia
Opening hours:  05 November - 28 February: 09:00 - 18:30 // 01 March - 04 October: 09:00 - 20:00

 

2 Places to walk
You can take a tour in our favorites places of walks: The Gaudi Park Güell and the Ramblas.

The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements, it is one of the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí, a renowned architect and the face of Catalan modernism. UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site and it is today a public park to visit for its beautiful monuments and houses and for its view over the city.

Park Güell is off Carrer d'Olot in Barcelona and has three entrances: one on Carrer de Larrard (main entrance), one at Carretera del Carmel, nº 23, where there is also the coach park for tourist coaches, and a third on Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya, which you get to by going up an escalator.

Metro, green line (L3), Vallcarca or Lesseps stations.
Open in high season from May 4 to September 6: from 08.00 to 21.30 (last entry time at 21.00)

The Ramblas of Barcelona

La Rambla  is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. Along the promenade's length are kiosks selling newspapers, souvenirs and flowers, street traders, performers and bars…

Access from Plaça de Catalunya.

 

2 Food Markets

Visiting a food market in Barcelona is a unique experience to understand how live and how the Catalans are gourmets!

Boqueria Market is a food market. It is a must-see during your stay in Barcelona. Specialist stalls selling many and varied options of Jabugo, meat, olives, seafood, fruit, cheeses and much more.

Fantastic place to buy food but also a great place to have a lunch or tapas and sandwiches for instance at El Quim de la Boqueria and Pinotxo..

Boqueria Food Market:

Plaça de la Boqueria

Opening times:

Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 20:30

Mercat Santa Caterina

Renovated in 2005, one finds there all the products of the producers of the area: fruits, vegetables, flowers but also fish, meat, pork-butchery including one or two stalls dedicated to ham and finally a small supermarket “Caprado”.

Mercat Santa Caterina:

Francesc Cambó, 16 
Opening times :Monday 7.30am to 2pm / Tuesday and Wednesday 7.30am to 3.30pm / Thursday and Friday from 7.30am to 8.30pm / Saturday from 7.30am to 3.30pm.

 

 

Barcelona City Breaks

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