Whether you need a short weekend getaway or a wonderful cultural experience, Barcelona city break is a perfect choice, bringing you to one of the most exciting and visited cities in the world. Its great combination of convenient coastal location, fantastic shopping, rich cultural heritage and amazing nightlife make the city a marvelous destination all-the-year-round. City breaks in Barcelona offer you a wonderful opportunity to walk down Las Ramblas with its picturesque restaurants and cafes, take in the incredible architecture of Gaudi, and party all night long in the coolest clubs.
The city has transformed itself from unattractive rundown industrial center to one of the world's most stylish and dynamic cities that are always on the biting edge of fashion, music, style, food and architecture. The latter deserves special attention, making Barcelona different from any city you've visited before. Barcelona is regarded by many as a Mecca for the world of renowned architects, many of them have drawn inspiration from work of Antoni Gaudi, a modernist architect, who's unique and elaborate style has been embodied in a number of buildings around the city.
City Breaks in Barcelona are a great chance to enjoy the view of many impressive buildings of the city with styles ranging from the gothic to the modernism. Barcelona also boasts an array of archaeological sites that are worth a visit as well. The most prominent samples of middle age architecture include Palau de la Generalitat with the renowned church of Sant Jordi, Ajuntament and Salo de cent; the Royal Palaces, the Cathedral and the Church Santa Maria del Mar, while the beginning of Modernism is marked by the construction of three buildings, including Gaudi's Casa Vicens, Josep Vilaseca's factory for Vidal and the publishing house of Montaner i Simon.
Cultural life in Barcelona is rich and varied, with a number of impressive art galleries and museums. One of the greatest, the Museu Naciional d'art de Catalunya is home to the unique Gothic and Romanesque paintings collection in Europe. Exposed here are the paintings of Bernat Martorell and Lluis Borrassa for the cathedral, the carved decoration of the Romanesque cathedral of the XI century and more.
All its unique exhibits make the museum a must-do while on city breaks in Barcelona. Another prominent attraction of the area, Barcelona Bohemian Els 4 Cats was a famous meeting point of bohemian Barcelona. Today it is a great restaurant that has the attraction of the full menu, available throughout the opening times.
For most people city breaks in Barcelona are associated with the stroll on the liveliest street La Rambla, emotional city center La Placa Catalunya, the medieval center of the city Barri Gotic and the commercial road El Portal de l'Angel. One of the most popular areas, Born boasts the most luxurious restaurants and cozy bars to have a few drinks. Also worth visit are the Gothic Quarter with the Gothic Church of Santa Maria del Pi and the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, and the Gothic Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, located near the Picasso Museum.