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Barcelona Holiday

What are the best places to visit in Barcelona?

About to go on your Barcelona holiday? Can't work out what sorts of things to put on your travel itinerary? Don't stress — we're here to give you some suggestions.

If you only had one day in Barcelona, you'd want to spend it at Sagrada Familia. An iconic attraction that you won't soon forget, it brings in crowds of visitors from across the globe.

Boasting attractions like Casa Mila and the Casa Batllo, you'll never have a dull moment in this bustling city. When you're done checking out those, continue in the direction of Barcelona Cathedral and Park Guell.

If you fancy some sunshine and a workout, don some comfy sneakers and make your way right to the summit of Montjuic. There's a fabulous range of things to keep you busy in this destination. Sure, dancing along to tunes through headphones is nice, but you can't beat the excitement of watching a mind-blowing live performance! So why not book front-row seats to a concert at Palau de la Musica Catalana? Still have time to spare? As you sightsee around Arc de Triomf, be sure to look up and admire its decorative features and durable structure. This important monument deserves to be observed from every angle.

What are the most popular activities for a Barcelona holiday?

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all, so why not open yourself to some new and unforgettable experiences?

Your trip to Barcelona is about to get a lot more exciting. There are plenty of things to do, including:

Take a look at our Barcelona things to do page for a full list of activities.

What types of accommodation options are available in Barcelona?

There's nothing like kicking your shoes off after a day full of activities. There are approximately 782 accommodation in Barcelona, so finding a nice bed for your cheap holiday or luxury getaway will be a cinch.

Barcelona's premium choices such as the Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona (Passeig De Gracia, 38-40) and the Hotel Arts Barcelona (Marina 19–21) are sure to please even the fussiest visitor. Would you rather lower-priced accommodation? Check out the W Barcelona (Plaça Rosa dels Vents, 1) and the Mercer Hotel Barcelona (Carrer del Lledo 7).

If you'd prefer to stay within easy reach of Sagrada Familia, the Central Apartments Barcelona and the castro Exclusive Residences SPA Sagrada Familia ought to tick all your boxes.

Is there an airport in Barcelona?

Nobody likes hanging out at the airport. But it's worth it when you remember the amazing destination that awaits! Found 7 miles southwest of Barcelona, Barcelona International Airport (BCN) is the closest terminal.




Guide to Exploring Barcelona


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Hotel Arts Barcelona
Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020
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Hotel Arts Barcelona

Hotel Arts Barcelona

Marina 19–21, Barcelona, Barcelona
     
    4.5 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Beautiful hotel in every way. Would love to return for leisure

    Arc la Rambla
    Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020
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    Arc la Rambla

    Arc la Rambla

    La Rambla 19, Barcelona, Barcelona
       
      4.2 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Clean and modern rooms. Igor at the front desk was helpful with directions to local attractions.

      Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only €65
      Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020
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      Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only

      Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only

      Aribau 33, Barcelona, Barcelona
         
        4.0 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Friendly staff, great location. Will be back.

        Mercure Barcelona Condor €79
        Reviewed on 15 Dec 2019
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        Mercure Barcelona Condor

        Mercure Barcelona Condor

        Via Augusta, 127, Barcelona, Barcelona
           
          4.0 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Close to the metro, and the room was clean and cosy.

          Melia Barcelona Sky
          Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020
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          Melia Barcelona Sky

          Melia Barcelona Sky

          Pere IV, 272 - 286, Barcelona, Barcelona
             
            4.1 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            El hotel esta bien. Su ubicación te deja cerca a todo pero no demasiado que puede ser ideal para el descanso. Los espacios un poco estrechos, apenas justos. El punto negro es la condición del piso de los pasillos, deteriorados que dan la impresión de no estar limpios.

            Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar, managed by Melia
            Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020
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            Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar, managed by Melia

            Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar, managed by Melia

            c/ Cristobal de Moura, 138, Barcelona, Barcelona
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              In an area undergoing regeneration so apart from Diagonal Mar shopping centre a bit isolated

              Hotel SOFIA Barcelona, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt €200
              Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020
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              Hotel SOFIA Barcelona, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

              Hotel SOFIA Barcelona, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

              Plaza de Pio XII, 4, Barcelona, Barcelona
                 
                4.7 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Everything was perfect there’s nothing I didn’t like

                The Gates Diagonal Barcelona
                Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020
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                The Gates Diagonal Barcelona

                The Gates Diagonal Barcelona

                Avinguda Diagonal 205, Barcelona, Barcelona
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The staff was friendly and hotel was updated/modern. The hotel is also conveniently located within walking distance to Metro & Tram stations which provide easy movement throughout the city. Overall, great experience.

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