5 Reasons why Barcelona should be your first choice destination for a city break
Thinking of booking a city break for 2018 but feeling spoilt for choice? We believe Barcelona to be the perfect destination for your next getaway, as chosen by millions of holidaymakers each and every year.
Spain has so much to offer for tourists with its vibrant, warm and welcoming character, host of cultural and historic attractions and miles of golden sands. Here are some of our favourite things about Barcelona:
The combination of city and sea
Barcelona is a vast city with so much to see and do in the city center, but also in the city’s surroundings. Part of Barcelona’s charm and beauty is its close proximity to the sea. You can go from city shopping to beachside relaxing in no time at all. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life with ease and escape to Lloret de Mar or Maresme as part of a day excursion by coach.
2. The food and drink
Fresh seafood hauled in by fishing fleets that day, tapas plates of all shapes and sizes, and the free-flowing bubbles of cava. After a day at the beach, sit back and relax in the host of bars and restaurants Barcelona has on offer. You won’t taste paella or sangria like that of Barcelona anywhere else in the world!
Barcelona Coaches also offer exclusive day trips to Catalonia’s cava wineries, where you can experience how this traditional wine is made first hand.
3. The scenic views
Whether you take a walk (or cable car) up Montjuic, or a day excursion to Montserrat Barcelona is a beautiful city to see from above. Head outdoors to enjoy the sunset from Park Güell, picnic in hand or enjoy taking in all of the intricate details of the Sagrada Familia, which towers over Barcelona’s cityscape.
4. Hidden cultural gems
In between narrow cobbled streets are hidden bars, boutiques, and restaurants. There are ancient buildings nestled between new complexes embracing the juxtaposition of old and new. Find a secret tapas bar frequented by locals, enjoy a quiet walk through the peaceful parks or stay up late and enjoy flamenco dancing in the streets with resident performers.
5. Range of exciting attractions
From impressive sporting stadiums such as Camp Nou and Estadio Olimpico to historic churches and cathedrals, Barcelona has a wide range of attractions to see, both old and new. If you have been persuaded that Barcelona is the city break of dreams, book a city tour to explore the city’s highlights today!
Have you ever visited Barcelona? What are your favourite reasons to visit the city?