Nestled on the eastern coast of Spain, Barcelona, also known as the Great Enchantress is a city of great excitement, offering the most exhilarating and vibrant European city breaks you could imagine. City breaks to Barcelona is a great option for everyone, with such a great variety of attractions, putting you in the renowned locations around the city. You'll find yourself in the centre of the old town, enjoy staying in the fascinating Gothic Quarter or simply take in the waterfront.
Regardless of where your accommodation in the city may be, there will be a great variety of places of interest to visit during your city breaks to Barcelona. The city has some of the most luxurious lodging options to make your trip a memorable experience. With such an array of magnificent hotels in the best locations you'll truly have an incomparable city break to remember afterwards.
City breaks to Barcelona give you a wonderful opportunity to absorb the Spanish spirit, visit the most famous sights and enjoy shopping in a variety of designer shops and boutiques. You'll witness the development of the city, from Roman remnants to the medieval ?poque and to the modern period. One of the notable features of Barcelona is the boulevard La Rambla, running from the city center to the waterfront and overcrowded until late at night by bird sellers, craft sellers, florists, street entertainers, restaurants and cafeterias.
Among the popular attractions that can be found here are the world-renowned opera house El Liceu, the Placa Reial with its palm trees and arches among other beautiful buildings, and the food market of La Boqueria. The boulevard ends at the old harbor with its statue of Christopher Columbus pointing eastwards across the Mediterranean Sea. Located in close proximity to La Rambla is the Museu Maritim that chronicles the life history on the Mediterranean. Available in the old harbor are all kinds of amenities, like an IMAX cinema and the second largest aquarium in the Mediterranean area.
To the north of the Gothic Quarter is the Jardins de Fonsere i Mestre with the modernist buildings housing geological and zoological collections. Distinguished is the legacy of Antoni Gaudi, an outstanding architect who dedicated much of his life to Barcelona, leaving such renowned works as the Palau Guell, the Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia among others.
Another famous modernist building, the Palau de la Musica Catalana, built in 1908 in the older part of the city. The modern districts of Barcelona are home to a number of avenues, on which the international merchants offer jewelry, leather goods, clothing and more items in their stores. One of the most elegant avenues, the Passeig de Gracia is known for its two beautiful Gaudi buildings: the Casa Batllo and the Casa Mila, along with the buildings by such prominent modernist architects as Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Domenech i Montaner.
Art connoisseurs will be delighted to find a variety of museums, including the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, the Museum of the Fundacio Joan Miro, the Contemporary Art Museum and more. Those looking for cheap city breaks to Barcelona should take advantage of cheap tour operators for booking their trip in advance.
Have a safe trip and don't forget to send a postcard!