In Catalonia and throughout Spain, the festival of El Día de los Reyes on 6 January is a massive event. It celebrates the arrival of the three kings in Bethlehem with their gifts for the infant Christ, and is the traditional Spanish day for exchanging gifts. A huge parade takes place throughout Barcelona, with fireworks and street parties, as children clamour to receive their presents.
With an Olympic stadium, castle and several museums, Montjuïc is a hill worth climbing – but don't tire yourself out before you even get there! Catch the Montjuïc cable car and glide all the way to the top.
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.
It’s what we’ve been waiting for all year round…summer has finally arrived in Barcelona! Beaches, festivals, nightclubs and more...here are a few of the best bits the city has to offer during the summer season.
Barcelona in spring provides the perfect blend of sun, sea, sand and must- see events. Find out how the city comes into full bloom, with excellent dining, culture, weather and shopping.
A visit to Barcelona zoo will always be a popular trip for all of the family. Situated close to the city centre, swing by and say hi to the monkeys, dolphins and flamingos as well as hundreds of other animals.
One of Europe’s largest aquariums, this underwater tank is made up of 21 enormous tanks brimming with over 450 marine species. See for yourself this visual delight and be wowed the scary sharks, beautiful fish and playful penguins that Barcelona Aquarium boasts!
Mount Tibidabo, watching over Barcelona, is a great place to spend time whilst in the city, by day or night. Our article provides you with a comprehensive guide to the area, including attractions, sights, restaurants and bars so you can make the most of a trip to the top of this famous hill.
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.
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...
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