The epitome of Mediterranean living, Barcelona is a dazzling metropolis by the sea – a city overflowing with vivid architecture, innovative cuisine and an all-embracing Catalan spirit
Barcelona is a city for those in search of la buena vida (the good life). From the labyrinthine alleyways of the Gothic Quarter to the steaming paella pans of its restaurants and the glistening sands of its beaches, the Catalan capital is a multi-sensory feast. Whether indulging in innovative Mediterranean cuisine, sipping Cava on a glitzy rooftop terrace at sunset or exploring Antoni Gaudí’s Modernist masterpieces, you’ll soon see why everyone who visits this spellbinding city falls so madly and deeply in love.
When to go:
Barcelona is a treat at any time of year. However, the city is at its best in late spring, summer and early autumn, when the sunny squares, parks and beaches come alive.
How to get around:
Barcelona’s handsome boulevards, narrow passageways and sandy beach boardwalks are perfect for exploring on foot. There’s also an excellent metro system and bicycle lane network.
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