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Vivid and cosmopolitan, Barcelona has always looked to France for inspiration. The lively treelined Ramblas boulevard with its pavement cafes, bars, street performers and flower stalls is packed day and night.

The historic Gothic Quarter and its wealth of medieval architecture contrasts with the unusual art nauveau architecture of Gaudi, especially the unfinished 'Sagrada Familia' Cathedral and the museums devoted to Miro and Picasso.


The fashion is chic, the cava brut sparkling, the seafood unsurpassed. A wonderful city and seaport with an excellent beach and everything else needed for an active and memorable holiday.

Barcelona hosted the 1992 Olympics making the Olympic Stadium well worth a trip, to relive some of those sporting moments, as is Barcelona FC's Nou Camp stadium and museum.

Barcelona Travel Information

Getting There
Various flights from the UK to Barcelona airport are available at discount rates. The flight time to Barcelona from the UK is approx 2 hours.

City breaks to Barcelona can be booked at Hessle Travel, give us a call for a quote.

Getting Around
The city is best explored on foot. For longer distances, the metro is convenient and cheap and taxis are plentiful. Lastly, the hop on, hop off Bus Turistic, which runs between the city's most popular spots is great fun.

Must See
Don't miss the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's Battlo House and the inventive Guell Park. Works on show in the Picasso Museum range from early sketches to later masterpieces.
A visit to Barcelona FC's football stadium and museum is a must for sports fans.

Nou Camp
Nou Camp Football Stadium at Barcelona

Must Do
Take the cable car to Montjuic Castle which offers breathtaking views of the city. Shop until closing time on the Rambla Cataluna or check out the outdoor stalls in the Gothic Quarter.

To Relax
Soak up Barcelona's cafe culture along the chic Paseo de Gracia before sampling the local cava with a selection of tapas. Dine in the popular Maremagnum area. The port Aventura theme park is also easy to visit by rail from the city.

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Barcelona Highlights

> Classy, cosmopolitan and extrovert

> See the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece

> Visit the Picasso Museum and the Els Quatre Gats Cafe, a favourite haunt of the artist

Picasso Museum
Picasso Museum

> Stroll down the Ramblas, Spain's most famous street

> Linger in the historic Gothic Quarter with its wealth of medieval architecture

> Top up your tan on the lively beaches of Barceloneta

> Visit the Nou Camp Stadium Museum - one of the city's most popular attractions

> Enjoy the panorama from Parc Guell, a modernist masterpiece from the turn of the last century

> Stroll around the shops, bars, restaurants of Port Vell, the new face of Barcelona directly on the waters edge

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