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Our Guide to Barcelona

With its warm weather, excellent food and world-class architecture, Barcelona might just be the best destination for a European city break.

Guide to Barcelona

To Do: Gaudi

You can't visit Barcelona and not see at least one of Gaudi's masterpieces. Beat the queues by booking your tickets online. Here are our top picks:

La Sagrada Familia Things to do in Barcelona
La Sagrada Familia

Despite still being a work in progress, Gaudi's cathedral is quite simply one of the most majestic places on earth. Endowed with thousands of symbols and an exceptionally beautiful use of light. Not to be missed if only to bask in its architectural splendour.

Casa Batllo Things to do in Barcelona
Casa Batlló

A modernist home lived in by the Batlló family, Casa Batlló is a stunning visual feast. With its renowned dragon roof, curved staircase and exquisite stained glassed windows and tiling, the house is one of the world's most unique buildings.

Parc Guell Things to do in Barcelona
Parc Guell

Parc Guell has so much more to offer than a selfie with a tiled salamander. Gaudi's tiled mosaics, colonnaded pathway and eccentric pavilions make it a park like any other. It also offers some stunning views over the city; where better to enjoy the Spanish sun?

To Do: Best of the Rest

The Picasso Museum Things to do in Barcelona
The Picasso Museum

Exhibited in largely chronological order, The Picasso Museum walks you through Picasso's life and the development of his style. Despite not holding any blockbuster pieces, the museum does hold 4,521 of his other works and offers an unparalleled overview of his output.

Parc de la Ciutadella Things to do in Barcelona
Parc de la Ciutadella

With its glorious fountain, statues and lake, the Parc de la Ciutadella is a green oasis in the middle of the city. Take a picnic or hire a bike and explore.

Fundacio Joan Miro Things to do in Barcelona
Fundació Joan Miró

Accessible by cable car, The Fundació Joan Miró is located on the mountain of Montjuïc and offers unique views over the city. The museum itself offers an extensive collection of his work, both early and late, in paintings, sculpture, and tapestry.

To Eat: Spoonik


Spoonik Barcelona Restaurants
Located in a chef's open plan home which houses a professional kitchen, eating at Spoonik is a wonderfully unique experience. With a drinks reception in the garden, the exquisite 8 course tasting menu is eaten whilst sitting amidst the other guests: we were sat next to another fashion designer, a graphic designer and a leather supplier. The experience feels as if you had invited a team of professional chefs to prepare a meal in a friend's home.

To Stay: Hotel Primero Primera


Located 10 minutes from the city centre by tube, Hotel Primero Primera offers far more than any other price-comparable centrally located hotels. Boasting elegant design throughout, an honesty bar and a charming garden and pool, it is a beautiful oasis to escape to after a busy day in the city.

Hotel Primero Primera Barcelona Hotels
Hotel Primero Primera Barcelona Hotels
Hotel Primero Primera Barcelona Hotels
Hotel Primero Primera Barcelona Hotels

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