Barcelona Holidays

Your Barcelona holiday

Rumoured to have been founded by Hercules himself, Barcelona has been envied and fought for almost since its inception. Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Franks have all claimed the city as their own over the centuries.

In the 12th century, with the city growing in importance, the Counts of Barcelona took control of the whole of Catalonia and through marriage formed an alliance with the Kingdom of Aragon. United under the Crown of Aragon, they engaged in empire-building, conquering territories as far afield as modern-day Italy and Greece.

In the 15th century Barcelona's progress halted. After Aragon and Castile united, Madrid was chosen over Barcelona as the capital and seat of power. The rising power of Castile and dominance of Madrid started the bad blood that persists between Barcelona and Madrid to this day. A hotbed of Catalan independence, Barcelona rose up against Philip IV in the 17th century and later opposed General Franco's coup. When Franco claimed power, he robbed Catalonia of its autonomy and forced the Catalan language underground. As ever Barcelona rose again, reinstating its language and reasserting its Catalan identity, and in 1992 it got the chance display itself to the world by hosting the Olympics. Since then, Spain’s second city has not looked back, being known throughout Europe and the world as a capital of culture and the country’s most important city for tourism. With so much on offer, it is a favourite destination for world travellers.

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Barcelona Holidays

Nouvel Hotel Barcelona

3 stars
3.4 / 5 23 reviews
The hotel is located near Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas, 15 minutes from the trade fair center and 30 minutes from the airport. The hotel is a modern building carefully refurbished.There are 78 spacious and comfortable rooms, with private bath, air conditioning, TV with satellite connection, direct telephone , a magnetic locking door, a safety box.The Hotel also provides wi-fi, reception, restaurant.
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Nightly rates from €90.00

Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel

5 stars
3.9 / 5 8 reviews
The Hotel Princesa Sofia offers 500 rooms/suites and 28 meeting rooms and is a hotel with vocation and experience in providing maximum comfort. Rooms offer all the advantages of a 5-star hotel. Non-smoking and handicapped rooms are available. The hotel provides facilities like Airport transfer, Dry cleaning, Baby sitting service, Room service - 24 hrs, Safe deposit box, Banquet facilities, Bar, Gym / Fitness facilities, Smoke-free hotel, Internet access - High-Speed, Spa Services (Massage, Facial, Steam Room, etc.), Internet access - Wireless, Solarium, Beauty Salon/Hairdresser, Laundry service, Swimming pool - indoor, Lift / Elevator, Swimming pool - outdoor, Business center, Lobby, Non-smoking rooms, Concierge, Parking facilities - at cost, Conference facilities, Currency exchange, Disabled facilities, Reception, Doctor on call, Restaurant CLUB PRINCESA SOFIA: AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB Three independent floors with impressive views from its exclusive rooms and suites. With personalised check-in and check-out service, and a private Club Lounge offering breakfast, canapes & cocktails during the day and bar service at night as well as national and international press, Wi-Fi connection. Our AQUA WELLNESS CENTRE is one of the most specialised centres of the city and offers its clients beauty treatments and programs adapted to all types of needs. You can enjoy our Q-pool (Indoor and outdoor swimming-pool)and pamper yourself with massages, sauna and Jacuzzi.
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Confortel Barcelona

4 stars
4.0 / 5 78 reviews
Snazzy hideaway with a rooftop pool a hop and a skip from the beachA quick walk away from the beach and Puerto Olimpico, Confortel Barcelona is a sleek modern hotel with a full spectrum of facilities. In addition to free Wi-Fi in the contemporary guest rooms, the hotel features a rooftop swimming pool. Right next to the pool is a fitness center and a sun terrace. The on-site restaurant specializes in Mediterranean fare. The location, steps away from the beach, is superb. The city centre is easily accessible via a short four-stop ride on the metro. Highlights Outstanding location a ten-minute walk from the beachFree high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotelRooftop swimming pool, fitness center and sun terrace Free bottled water in the rooms Rooms Confortel Barcelona offers 224 bright guest rooms with stylish décor and modern design. Standard rooms come with a full line of amenities, including plasma TVs and spacious bathrooms. Free perks include Wi-Fi, bottled mineral water in the mini bar and the choice of pillows from the pillow menu. The junior suites on the seventh floor showcase a living room, a private balcony and hydro-massage bathtub and shower. Room service and laundry service are available (fees apply). Features A great pick for beach lovers, Confortel Barcelona sits an easy walking distance from Puerto Olimpico and the beach. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, including the rooms and suites. Four computer terminals in the lobby are available for guests without their own laptops. The hotel features a rooftop with a swimming pool, a small but well-equipped fitness center and a sun terrace. The on-premise restaurant serves tasty Mediterranean cuisine and features sleek design. The nearest metro is a hop and a skip from Confortel Barcelona, located four stops away from the city center. The nearby Puerto Olimpico offers a plethora of dining and drinking options. Transportation Barcelona International Airport (9.5 mi/15.3 km)Closest metro stops: Llacuna and Poble Nou (on the L4 line) Attractions Puerto Olimpico (.8 mi/1.3 km)Picasso Museum (1.4 mi/2.3 km)Plaza Catalunya (1.8 mi/2.9 km)Las Ramblas (1.9 mi/3.1 km)Sagrada Familia (3.6 mi/5.9 km) Business Eight well-equipped meeting rooms for up to 300 peopleFree wireless and hard-wire Internet service
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Regina Hotel Barcelona

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews
Contemporary design offers a warm welcome in cosmopolitan EixampleLocated within a historic building dating back to the early 20th century, the Regina Hotel Barcelona focuses on contemporary design with a dedication to detail. Warm colors, wood floors, leather sofas and the use of natural fabrics create a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. The hotel is within a few minutes' walk of the most cosmopolitan areas of Barcelona. There is a modern Cocktail Lounge Bar, perfect for a post meeting drink or pre-dinner aperitif. Free use of a local gym enables visitors to keep fit, or just to relax in the pool or Jacuzzi. 3 Reasons To stay:Situated in the center of the Eixample district, close to shops, restaurants, bars and many popular sights, including the Opera House Free access to the nearby Holmes Place Fitness Centre, equipped with a gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi Large, light, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, including family rooms with lounges Regina Hotel Barcelona RoomsThe hotel's 99 rooms over five floors are situated in a fine building built in 1917 and refurbished in 2006. The Regina Hotel Barcelona provides contemporary classicism combined with clean modern lines. Browns, blacks and cream colors appear throughout. Large desks and free Wi-Fi access throughout the rooms and the public areas make business trips easier, whilst marble bathrooms complete with full amenities (including bathrobes and slippers) and plenty of natural light makes all travelers comfortable. All rooms have a minibar, satellite TV, an-in room safe, telephone and a desk. The Regina Hotel Barcelona also welcomes families, who can opt for one of the 15 large family rooms. They come with lounges, additional beds and leather armchairs. Room service is from 7am to 11pm and ensures that no visitor goes hungry. Things To Do:Plaza Catalanya (0.1 mi/0.2 km) Portal de l'Angel (0.2 mi/0.4 km) Catedral Barcelona (0.4 mi/0.6 km) Barri Gotic (0.5 mi/0.7 km) Las Ramblas (0.5 mi/0.7 km) Plaza Real (0.6 mi/1.0 km) La Pedrera (0.7 mi/0.9 km) Montjuic (1.0 mi/1.6 km) Sagrada Familia (1.2 mi/2 km) Barceloneta Beach (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
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Caledonian

3 stars
3.9 / 5 49 reviews
Unwind at this snug hideout with charm aplenty and free Wi-FiThe small and charming Caledonian sits right on the edge of Barcelona’s high-end Eixample district, a quick walk from the iconic Las Ramblas, the bustling Gothic Quarter and the upscale shops of Paseo de Gracia. Cozy rooms at the Caledonian come with complimentary Wi-Fi. For guests without their own laptops, the business center in the lobby has a computer with wireless Internet. Service is personalized, friendly and includes express checkout. HighlightsGood location on the edge of the upscale Eixample districtFree Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout the hotelPersonalized service and express checkout LocationLocated on the edge of Barcelona's Eixample district, this hotel is set one kilometre (a half-mile) from the shops and cultural attractions of La Rambla and Passeig De Gràcia. RoomsCaledonian has 51 neat and pleasant guest rooms with peach-colored curtains, cherry wood furnishings, parquet floors, desks and mounted prints on the walls. Large windows let in heaps of light while mirrored wardrobes and wall mirrors enhance the spacious feel of the rooms. The en-suite marble bathrooms come with tubs, hairdryers and toiletries. Other in-room amenities include work desk, satellite TV and mini bar (fees apply). Free Wi-Fi in the rooms is a great added benefit. In addition to singles, doubles and triples, the new superior rooms on the top floor come with private terraces and updated bathrooms.   FeaturesLocation is a bonus of the cozy Caledonian, located a seven-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas on the edge of Barcelona's Eixample district. In addition to well-equipped rooms with free Wi-Fi, the hotel offers a range of services such as tourist information at the 24-hour reception and reservation services for train tickets, car rental and show bookings. Laundry and parking facilities are available (fees apply). A plethora of restaurants and bars sits within easy walking distance of the Caledonian. TransportationBarcelona International Airport (7.4 mi/12 km)Closest metro stop: Universitat (on the L2 line) AttractionsPlaza Catalunya (.4 mi/.7 km)Paseo de Gracia (.6 mi/.9 km)Las Ramblas (.6 mi/1 km)Sagrada Familia (1.4 mi/2.3 km)Port Olimpic (1.9 mi/3 km)
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Abba Sants

4 stars
4.1 / 5 21 reviews
This is a modern, welcoming hotel which opened in 2000. This light, bright hotel is located alongside public gardens, in the center of the city of Barcelona. Offering very convenient access to El Prat airport, the Recinto Ferial de Barcelona and much more, with a multitude of facilities and a magnificent restaurant, Amalur, serving original and Basque cuisine. Additional amenities - lobby and reception. Breakfast available at 13.50 eur per person per day. Parking available at 19 eur per night.
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Hotel Andante

3 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews
The Andante hotel is in the "Barri del Raval", in the district of "Ciutat Vella". The location is unbeatable. In the old town, in the heart of Barcelona, just a few minutes walking distance from the "Ramblas", the Port, the access to the cruise terminals, the "Maremagnum Leisure Area" and the theatre and entertainment area "El Paral.lel". Excellent access to the airport and the fairgrounds. Andante is a 3* Hotel, practical, modern and economical, with 134 rooms on 10 floors and with different types: Double, Triple, Family (connecting rooms), Single, with terrace, with panoramic views and with facilities for disabled guests. All of them are exterior. From the roof, 11th floor, customers can watch from the terrace with infinity pool, spectacular views of the city from the district of "Raval" and the entire old town to the port of Barcelona. Hotel Registration Number HB-004488.
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B-Hotel Barcelona

4 stars
4.3 / 5 21 reviews
Ultra chic, we can't find a better way to describe this design hotel with its eclectic and minimalist atmosphere, in harmony with the modern city of Barcelona. Located near the Plaza Espaa, from here we can visit the Fuentes de Montjuic, the Anilla Olmpica and the fascinating art collections housed in CaixaForum and the MNAC. Parking available at 23 euros per day (24 hours) Hotel Registration Number: HB-004319
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Pestana Arena Barcelona Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 32 reviews
Sleek rooms and spa rolled into one modern central hotel Located in the central Montjuic area, the modern Vincci Arena is a six-floor hotel done up in an elegant, modernist style. A hop and a skip from the central Sants train station and Plaza Espanya, the hotel is ideally located for exploring Barcelona's attractions. The 84 contemporary rooms showcase a full spectrum of upscale trimmings. The on-site fitness center provides workout facilities. Massages (fees apply) are available at the small spa with a steam room and sauna. The hotel also features a terrace bar and a private car park (surcharge).   Highlights Contemporary rooms with all the trimmings Central location a stroll away from Plaza Espanya and Sants train station Fitness center and small spa on the premises Rooms The 84 soundproofed guest rooms at Vincci Arena showcase a swank contemporary look with bright colors and a stylish ambience. The hotel has 11 executive rooms, three of which have a private balcony and Jacuzzi offering fantastic views of the Montjuic hill. All guest rooms come equipped with safes, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, direct-dial telephone, Internet connection, satellite TV, mini bar and air-conditioning. FeaturesVincci Arena offers room service (light snacks only), baby-sitting facilities (subject to pre-booking), laundry, VIP room service, breakfast in bed, tourist information desk, fax and photocopying, entertainment ticket sales, plus car and bicycle hire. Fees apply for all of these services. Massages are available in the small spa, for a surcharge. The hotel also features a Japanese garden and a lobby bar that serves drinks and snacks. Two well-equipped meeting rooms are available for business visitors. The reception is open 24 hours and stocks daily newspapers. The location of Vincci Arena is excellent, a five-minute stroll to Sants train station and a ten-minute walk from Plaza Espanya. Las Ramblas is also within walking distance. Transportation Barcelona International Airport (6.5 mi/10.5 km) Closest metro stops: Tarragona (on the L3 line) and Hostafrancs (on the L1 line)  Attractions Plaza Catalunya (1.4 mi/2.3 km) Las Ramblas (1.4 mi/2.3 km) Sagrada Familia (2.3 mi/3.7 km) Port Olimpic (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
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Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel Barcelona

3 stars
4.4 / 5 7 reviews
With easy access to the subway station Drassanes, as well close to railway station and airport and other public transports. Chic & Basic Rambles Barcelona is an ideal base to explore all that the city has to offer. The air-conditioned 85 bedrooms are well-maintained and come with all the standard amenities that one requires for a relaxed stay. For guest's convenience, the Aparthotel provides other facilities such as round the clock reception service, individual safety deposit boxes and fax services. The various amenities offered are dry cleaning, high speed internet access, lift,elevator, non smoking rooms, parking facilities at cost, reception and safe deposit box.
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Hotels

Barcelona Hotels

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Nouvel Hotel Barcelona

3 stars
3.4 / 5 23 reviews
The hotel is located near Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas, 15 minutes from the trade fair center and 30 minutes from the airport. The hotel is a modern building carefully refurbished.There are 78 spacious and comfortable rooms, with private bath, air conditioning, TV with satellite connection, direct telephone , a magnetic locking door, a safety box.The Hotel also provides wi-fi, reception, restaurant.
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Nightly rates from €100.87

Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel

5 stars
3.9 / 5 8 reviews
The Hotel Princesa Sofia offers 500 rooms/suites and 28 meeting rooms and is a hotel with vocation and experience in providing maximum comfort. Rooms offer all the advantages of a 5-star hotel. Non-smoking and handicapped rooms are available. The hotel provides facilities like Airport transfer, Dry cleaning, Baby sitting service, Room service - 24 hrs, Safe deposit box, Banquet facilities, Bar, Gym / Fitness facilities, Smoke-free hotel, Internet access - High-Speed, Spa Services (Massage, Facial, Steam Room, etc.), Internet access - Wireless, Solarium, Beauty Salon/Hairdresser, Laundry service, Swimming pool - indoor, Lift / Elevator, Swimming pool - outdoor, Business center, Lobby, Non-smoking rooms, Concierge, Parking facilities - at cost, Conference facilities, Currency exchange, Disabled facilities, Reception, Doctor on call, Restaurant CLUB PRINCESA SOFIA: AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB Three independent floors with impressive views from its exclusive rooms and suites. With personalised check-in and check-out service, and a private Club Lounge offering breakfast, canapes & cocktails during the day and bar service at night as well as national and international press, Wi-Fi connection. Our AQUA WELLNESS CENTRE is one of the most specialised centres of the city and offers its clients beauty treatments and programs adapted to all types of needs. You can enjoy our Q-pool (Indoor and outdoor swimming-pool)and pamper yourself with massages, sauna and Jacuzzi.
Value FREE WiFi & access to Aqua Wellness Centre
Nightly rates from €74.70

Confortel Barcelona

4 stars
4.0 / 5 78 reviews
Snazzy hideaway with a rooftop pool a hop and a skip from the beachA quick walk away from the beach and Puerto Olimpico, Confortel Barcelona is a sleek modern hotel with a full spectrum of facilities. In addition to free Wi-Fi in the contemporary guest rooms, the hotel features a rooftop swimming pool. Right next to the pool is a fitness center and a sun terrace. The on-site restaurant specializes in Mediterranean fare. The location, steps away from the beach, is superb. The city centre is easily accessible via a short four-stop ride on the metro. Highlights Outstanding location a ten-minute walk from the beachFree high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotelRooftop swimming pool, fitness center and sun terrace Free bottled water in the rooms Rooms Confortel Barcelona offers 224 bright guest rooms with stylish décor and modern design. Standard rooms come with a full line of amenities, including plasma TVs and spacious bathrooms. Free perks include Wi-Fi, bottled mineral water in the mini bar and the choice of pillows from the pillow menu. The junior suites on the seventh floor showcase a living room, a private balcony and hydro-massage bathtub and shower. Room service and laundry service are available (fees apply). Features A great pick for beach lovers, Confortel Barcelona sits an easy walking distance from Puerto Olimpico and the beach. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, including the rooms and suites. Four computer terminals in the lobby are available for guests without their own laptops. The hotel features a rooftop with a swimming pool, a small but well-equipped fitness center and a sun terrace. The on-premise restaurant serves tasty Mediterranean cuisine and features sleek design. The nearest metro is a hop and a skip from Confortel Barcelona, located four stops away from the city center. The nearby Puerto Olimpico offers a plethora of dining and drinking options. Transportation Barcelona International Airport (9.5 mi/15.3 km)Closest metro stops: Llacuna and Poble Nou (on the L4 line) Attractions Puerto Olimpico (.8 mi/1.3 km)Picasso Museum (1.4 mi/2.3 km)Plaza Catalunya (1.8 mi/2.9 km)Las Ramblas (1.9 mi/3.1 km)Sagrada Familia (3.6 mi/5.9 km) Business Eight well-equipped meeting rooms for up to 300 peopleFree wireless and hard-wire Internet service
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Nightly rates from €82.10

Regina Hotel Barcelona

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews
Contemporary design offers a warm welcome in cosmopolitan EixampleLocated within a historic building dating back to the early 20th century, the Regina Hotel Barcelona focuses on contemporary design with a dedication to detail. Warm colors, wood floors, leather sofas and the use of natural fabrics create a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. The hotel is within a few minutes' walk of the most cosmopolitan areas of Barcelona. There is a modern Cocktail Lounge Bar, perfect for a post meeting drink or pre-dinner aperitif. Free use of a local gym enables visitors to keep fit, or just to relax in the pool or Jacuzzi. 3 Reasons To stay:Situated in the center of the Eixample district, close to shops, restaurants, bars and many popular sights, including the Opera House Free access to the nearby Holmes Place Fitness Centre, equipped with a gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi Large, light, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, including family rooms with lounges Regina Hotel Barcelona RoomsThe hotel's 99 rooms over five floors are situated in a fine building built in 1917 and refurbished in 2006. The Regina Hotel Barcelona provides contemporary classicism combined with clean modern lines. Browns, blacks and cream colors appear throughout. Large desks and free Wi-Fi access throughout the rooms and the public areas make business trips easier, whilst marble bathrooms complete with full amenities (including bathrobes and slippers) and plenty of natural light makes all travelers comfortable. All rooms have a minibar, satellite TV, an-in room safe, telephone and a desk. The Regina Hotel Barcelona also welcomes families, who can opt for one of the 15 large family rooms. They come with lounges, additional beds and leather armchairs. Room service is from 7am to 11pm and ensures that no visitor goes hungry. Things To Do:Plaza Catalanya (0.1 mi/0.2 km) Portal de l'Angel (0.2 mi/0.4 km) Catedral Barcelona (0.4 mi/0.6 km) Barri Gotic (0.5 mi/0.7 km) Las Ramblas (0.5 mi/0.7 km) Plaza Real (0.6 mi/1.0 km) La Pedrera (0.7 mi/0.9 km) Montjuic (1.0 mi/1.6 km) Sagrada Familia (1.2 mi/2 km) Barceloneta Beach (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
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Nightly rates from €67.22

Caledonian

3 stars
3.9 / 5 49 reviews
Unwind at this snug hideout with charm aplenty and free Wi-FiThe small and charming Caledonian sits right on the edge of Barcelona’s high-end Eixample district, a quick walk from the iconic Las Ramblas, the bustling Gothic Quarter and the upscale shops of Paseo de Gracia. Cozy rooms at the Caledonian come with complimentary Wi-Fi. For guests without their own laptops, the business center in the lobby has a computer with wireless Internet. Service is personalized, friendly and includes express checkout. HighlightsGood location on the edge of the upscale Eixample districtFree Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout the hotelPersonalized service and express checkout LocationLocated on the edge of Barcelona's Eixample district, this hotel is set one kilometre (a half-mile) from the shops and cultural attractions of La Rambla and Passeig De Gràcia. RoomsCaledonian has 51 neat and pleasant guest rooms with peach-colored curtains, cherry wood furnishings, parquet floors, desks and mounted prints on the walls. Large windows let in heaps of light while mirrored wardrobes and wall mirrors enhance the spacious feel of the rooms. The en-suite marble bathrooms come with tubs, hairdryers and toiletries. Other in-room amenities include work desk, satellite TV and mini bar (fees apply). Free Wi-Fi in the rooms is a great added benefit. In addition to singles, doubles and triples, the new superior rooms on the top floor come with private terraces and updated bathrooms.   FeaturesLocation is a bonus of the cozy Caledonian, located a seven-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas on the edge of Barcelona's Eixample district. In addition to well-equipped rooms with free Wi-Fi, the hotel offers a range of services such as tourist information at the 24-hour reception and reservation services for train tickets, car rental and show bookings. Laundry and parking facilities are available (fees apply). A plethora of restaurants and bars sits within easy walking distance of the Caledonian. TransportationBarcelona International Airport (7.4 mi/12 km)Closest metro stop: Universitat (on the L2 line) AttractionsPlaza Catalunya (.4 mi/.7 km)Paseo de Gracia (.6 mi/.9 km)Las Ramblas (.6 mi/1 km)Sagrada Familia (1.4 mi/2.3 km)Port Olimpic (1.9 mi/3 km)
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Flights

Flights to Barcelona

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
Dublin Barcelona Mon 15 Sep - Thu 18 Sep €135
Vienna Barcelona Mon 1 Sep - Fri 5 Sep €162
Paris Barcelona Sat 20 Sep - Sat 27 Sep €91
Helsinki Barcelona Tue 29 Jul - Tue 5 Aug Check rates
London Barcelona Tue 16 Sep - Mon 22 Sep €114
Warsaw Barcelona Thu 7 Aug - Thu 21 Aug €156
Manchester Barcelona Tue 29 Jul - Tue 5 Aug Check rates
Athens Barcelona Mon 15 Sep - Sun 21 Sep €198
Ibiza Barcelona Tue 29 Jul - Tue 5 Aug Check rates
Dubai Barcelona Tue 19 Aug - Sun 31 Aug €798
Cork Barcelona Wed 17 Sep - Wed 24 Sep €135
Fort Myers Barcelona Tue 29 Jul - Tue 5 Aug Check rates
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Best time to take a holiday to Barcelona

  • The weather in Barcelona is pleasant throughout the year. Even in December, January and February, the temperature does not usually go below 7°C, and in July and August, daytime temperatures can reach 28°C. July is the ideal month to visit Barcelona if you enjoy the sun, as it is also the driest month. However, July is peak tourist season, and you may find that popular tourist attractions are extremely crowded. With its spring-like temperatures and refreshing sun, March is a great time for a quieter visit to Barcelona, and no matter when you want to visit, you will find the best deals for air tickets and hotel rooms on ebookers.

Barcelona holiday travel tips

  • Metro

    Fast and reliable and with stops anywhere you would want to go in the city, the Barcelona metro is a great way to move around. The 'M' signal indicates a station on one of the city's eight lines. You can buy single journeys or purchase sets of ten. Travel passes are flexible and convenient, and also work on trams and buses. The metro runs until midnight on weeknights and 24 hours on Saturdays.

    Taxis

    The city's black-and-yellow taxis are an inexpensive travel option. All are metered, and from the airport to the centre of town is a 25 minute trip.

    Buses

    Barcelona is well served by buses, but most lines stop running before the metro and traffic congestion in the city can make bus travel frustrating. However, if you are stuck for a taxi home after a night out, the yellow Nitbus runs from late night to early morning and its routes cover most central locations. Your travel pass will not work on these buses.

    Bus Turístic

    If you prefer to sit back and relax rather than trying to decipher a new city's transport network, the Bus Turístic is perfect for you. You can board and jump off these spacious double-deckers as you please. They are open-topped for the ideal viewing experience. The three routes cover all of the major attractions, from the city beaches, to Montjuic and even out to FC Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium.

    By Car

    Barcelona is a busy city, and its streets are prone to traffic problems. But if you are planning to get out of town for a day trip, check out offers on car hire in Barcelona.

Insider tips for Barcelona travel

  • Port Olympic

    This quiet stretch of beach is located right near the port of Barcelona. Watch the ships as they depart from the port as you soak up the beautiful Barcelona sun.

    Espit Chupitos

    Enjoy the atmosphere of a real local bar at any of the locations of this small chain of shot bars.

    San Jose Market

    Located off of Las Ramblas, this vibrant marketplace sells everything related to food..

    Park de la Ciutadella

    This park features spectacular waterfalls as well as some of the famed architect Gaudi's earliest work.

    Carrer de la Riera Baixa

    This is the avant-garde and bohemian shopping strip of Barcelona, where you can find anything from American-style letter jackets to authentic vintage clothing.

Where to stay in Barcelona

  • For the regal experience, check in at the Catalonia Albinoni Hotel. Built as a palace in the late 19th century by Pedro Bassegoda y Mateu, the hotel today retains much of its neoclassical splendour. It is built around a courtyard—the reception and bar are here. The original central staircase is a marvel to behold. Recent additions include an outdoor pool with waterfall, and a solarium.

    Perfectly situated for exploring the city's modernist art treasures, the Murmuri Hotel almost falls into that category itself. Contrasting with the marble façade outside, the design within is sleek, with clean lines but plenty of warmth and comfort. The rooms feature flat-screen TVs and mood lighting to make your visit as pleasant as possible. The hotel's terrace on the Rambla Catalunya is a great place to watch the world amble by.

    Check in and head straight to the rooftop swimming pool with a spectacular view at B-Hotel. A monument to modern design, the hotel is easy to find—just look out for the giant sculpture of the letter 'B' perched on the roof. From the pool you can look down on Plaza Espanya and the spectacular coloured fountains of Montjuic.

    A happy marriage of the old and the new, the Claris Hotel can be found in a 19th-century palace. The palace has been extended to ensure guests can enjoy both period charm and all the comforts one expects from a top-notch hotel. It even has a gym, spa facilities, and an outdoor pool.

Barcelona restaurants

  • For a taste of true Catalan cuisine, where better than Barcelona’s oldest restaurant? Can Culleretes (C/ Quintana, 5) has been welcoming customers since 1786, and it is hard to believe the menu has changed much in 220+ years at this city stalwart. Traditional Catalan favourites still dominate, with dishes like escudella (a rustic stew with beans, vegetables), and butifarra (a Catalan sausage), wild boar, and a wide range of local fish and seafood.

    For something a little more contemporary, try Tapioles 53 in Poble Sec (Tapioles 53). Closed-door restaurant, food society, speakeasy—call it what you will—Tapioles 53 is not your average restaurant. With nothing to mark it out as an eatery on the street and almost no money invested in publicity, it is a word-of-mouth kind of place. Booking is essential, as there is space for only 24 people. The menu reflects the cosmopolitan background of owner and chef Sarah Stothart, who has lived in half a dozen countries and personally sources all of her ingredients from local markets.

    Barcelona is famed for its traditional small dishes, or tapas, and there are few better places to go for an introduction to this way of eating than Taller de Tapas (Argenteria 51, El Born). With menus in English and plenty of tables, this is a great stepping-stone before trying one of the standing-room-only traditional tapas joints where menus in any language are a rarity. Choose from plenty of standard tapas along with exciting daily specials.

Health & Safety

  • Vaccinations and Health

    There are no compulsory vaccinations for a trip to Barcelona, although boosters for those covered in the vaccination schedule are recommended. This includes: Tetanus, polio and diphtheria.

    The tap water is fine to drink.

    Barcelona's health infrastructure is excellent. Before you go, ask your local Social Security centre for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

    Safety

    As in most major cities, acts of petty crime do occur in Barcelona. In order to be on your guard, bear the following advice in mind:

    - Do not walk unaccompanied after dark or in poorly lit areas.

    - Do not walk around with jewellery or other objects that may attract attention.

    - Do not leave valuable belongings in parked vehicles.

    - In bars, do not take drinks or food offered by strangers.

    - Do not carry a large quantity of cash on your person.

    Following the terrorist attacks organised by ETA in 2004, travellers are urged to exercise the utmost caution.

    Tip: It is highly recommended that you make photocopies of all your travel documents and keep the copies on you so you are prepared if the originals are stolen or lost. Keep the original documents in a safe place with a little money. Most hotels in Barcelona can offer a safe for this purpose. When you travel, take a mobile phone with you and ensure you know the emergency telephone numbers. If you are assaulted, keep calm and do not resist or retaliate.

    Transport: Drivers are advised not to stop for hitch-hikers.

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