On 23 June Barcelona gives a fiery welcome to the official start of summer – the festival of Sant Joan. The beach comes alive with bonfires, fireworks and people dancing till the wee small hours. Read on to find out how to join in the celebrations.read more
Back for its sixth year in Barcelona, the Cruilla Festival 2013 promises as varied a line-up as ever. Held down by the seaside at Diagonal Mar, the 2-day event takes place at the start of July – the perfect way to get into the groove for summer.read more
Summer’s just round the corner and it’s time to dust down that beach towel! If you fancy getting away for a day, Barcelona offers loads of options – from the Costa Brava in the north to the Costa Dorada in the south. Spoiled for choice? We talk you through some of our favourite beach spots, all within easy reach by train from Barcelona. Mediterranean sun here we come…read more
History, nature, music, great views – Montserrat has it all. Visit this UNESCO world heritage site and discover why it attracts 3.2 million visitors each year. On this tour, after a drive through the picturesque villages you will make your way up the mountain. Which is 1235 metres from the ground.read more
Overwhelmed by the choice of clubs in Barcelona? This night-by-night guide will help you decide where to go and when to make sure you have an amazing night out in Barcelona.
Many Spanish authors have used Barcelona as a source of inspiration. The city has been the setting of several top novels, and here we list some recommended reads to keep you entertained for hours.
Travel through Spain without leaving Poble Espanyol! This “town within a town” is a life-size model of a typical pueblo and is a great place to spend the day. Whether you are looking for the best in modern art, some Flamenco dancing, or some great shopping, Poble Espanyol has it all.
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City breaks with kids in tow can pose problems, but with its beaches, museums and outdoor options, Barcelona is definitely an all-round destination. We give you some options to get the most out of your family holiday.read the full story
Incredible architecture, beautiful fountains, dazzling colours, spectacular views, interesting museums – Gaudi’s Park Guëll has it all. It’s a real gem in the centre of Barcelona and perfect for a more relaxed day out. Find out what you can expect to find when you visit this architectural triumph.read the full story
Set on Montjuïc, the ‘Magic Fountain’ show is the perfect way to spend the evening in Barcelona, no matter the time of year. With 3,620 water jets, inspirational music, a stunning location and impressive lasers, this is an unforgettable activity for anyone visiting the Catalan capital.read the full story
When visiting Catalonia, Sitges is well worth a visit. Steeped in history, this glamourous town has so much to offer, from beautiful beaches to zombie film festivals! Sitges is so easy to get to – just 40 minutes by train from Barcelona’s city centre – and offers a good all-round option for a day trip from Barcelona.read the full story
Barcelona has a huge amount of choice when it comes to shopping so whatever your age, style or budget, you won’t have any problem finding something for you. Take a look at our guide so you can spend less time looking for the shops and more time in them!read the full story
Spending a day at Barcelona beach is a must-do experience on a trip to the city, especially in the upcoming summer months. The beaches offer something for everyone, whether you want to relax or party. Read our guide to the seven individual beaches to figure out what one will suit you best.read the full story