A cultural powerhouse wedged between mountains and the sea, Barcelona fizzes with style, good looks and energy; not to mention two thousand years of history. You’ll find ancient city walls, a striking Gothic quarter and fabulous art including works of Catalan Modernism by Gaudi and museums devoted to Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.
This proudly Catalan capital is also one of Europe’s best beach cities, offering some 5km of sun-kissed sands. Beachside strolls and bike rides are always an enticing proposition, or you can hop on a boat to take in the city from the water.
The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down - Barcelona has some of the best nightlife on the continent. Head out from your apartment rental for sunset tapas followed by a late dinner, drinks and dancing. And remember, things rarely start going until midnight!