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Spain ( Europe )
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Barcelona is categorised as Beachside


Lloret de Mar main beach
Costa Brava (Photo Courtesy: Gabriele Delhey)
Florist's Shop on La Rambla (Photo Courtesy: Sergi Larripa)
La Sagrada Familia (Photo Courtesy: Bernard Gagnon)
Las Ramblas (Photo Courtesy: Oh-Barcelona.com)
Magic Fountain of Montjuic (Photo Courtesy: Till F. Teenck)
Montserrat (Photo Courtesy: Josep Renalias)
Park Guell (Photo Courtesy: Bernard Gagnon)
Peralada Castle (Photo Courtesy: Josep Renalias)
Picasso Museum (Photo Courtesy: uayebt)
Pyrenees mountains (Photo Courtesy: Nhamblen)
Rendezvous Bay (Photo Courtesy: Roy Googin)
Sant Jeroni (Photo Courtesy: Steve)
Santa Maria de Montserrat (Photo Courtesy: Bernard Gagnon)

Reasons to Visit
  • Barcelona is commercial capital of Spain and a city full of cosmopolitan culture, beaches, cafes and beach restaurants.
  • Barcelona is one of the most visited destinations of Spain and a popular arrival point for International Travellers.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Barcelona
  • Barcelona is connected by Air with Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin (Ernakulam), Hyderabad, Kolkata

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3 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Barcelona

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Short Break (4-6 nights)1
Holiday (7 or more)2

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List of Holidays for Barcelona

Short Break

  • Highlights Of Spain (4 Nights)

Holiday

  • Highlights Of Portugal And Spanish Sizzle (11 Nights)
  • Sizzling Spain (7 Nights)

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Destination Ideas

  • Understanding Spain - An Indian Traveller Perspective

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    The world's most famous painter Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, but lived in Barcelona with his family from 1895 to 1904. Picasso first exhibited his work in Barcelona and considered himself from Barcelona. The Picasso museum in Barcelona does not have the most famous Picasso paintings, but the collection in Barcelona is unique. You will find his earlier paintings in a fabulous gothic mansion called El Born. A must visit for art lovers.
    Museum
    Heritage Museum
    2
    Lake or Riverside
    Riverside
    2
    The busiest and the most picturesque street in Barcelona. You will get the pulse of the city. La Rambla starts at Plaza Catalunya and ends at the Monument of Columbus at the Port Vell harbour of Barcelona. You will find lots of street cafes, markets, galleries and tourist shops where you could stop by.
    Shopping
    General
    2
    The 100 year old structure has become an icon of Barcelona. The church is a beautiful structure embellished with stain glass paintings that light up the interiors, leaves the visitors mesmerised. It was designed by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and is yet not finished. The construction of the church is still on. The plan is to finish it by 2026. Do make sure you purchase tickets in advance such that you can save up time to explore the area than stand in the queue.
    Church
    Roman Catholic Church
    3
    Parc Guelli is marked as a UNESCO World Heritage and considered one of Gaudi's top works. The park is located uphill and is studded with beautiful mosaic designs and is open to public. It is definitely worth visiting.
    Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site
    4
    A beautiful display of sound and light works with water attracts 2.5 million tourists a year. The Magic fountain was built in 1929 as one of the main attractions for the Barcelona World Fair In summers, the show dates are from Monday to Wednesday and in winters the show is only on Fridays and Saturdays. Do make sure you check the show dates before visiting the city such that you do not end up missing the fun.
    Theme Parks
    Amusement Park
    4
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Live Performances
    6
    Shopping
    General
    14
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    The Montjuic Castle is located on the Montjuic hill that overlooks the city. Do visit the attractive old fort for its Spanish history and the panoramic view of the city. The Spanish village called Poble Espanyol was built in 1929 for the Barcelona World Fair and Universal Exposition. The village was an architectural experiment to create a village, which would represent all of Spain's different styles of architecture. The village is still intact and now houses some great cafes, handicraft shops and nightclubs.
    Historic Site
    Memorial
    6
    60 km from Barcelona, this beach destination is one of the best kept secrets of the country. You will find white sand, old gothic architecture in the buildings, narrow cobbled streets and the best location to jump off a plane. As it attracts a lot of Brits year round, the pubs and restaurants are more or less British.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    60
    Montserrat is situated about 1 hour away from Barcelona, and is easily accessible by train, car and bus. You can get to the top by cable car or you can hike it up. The tourist office in Montserrat will help you with a hiking map that will help you mark your trail. Keep an eye out for the black and yellow Montserrat Oriole, the national bird that makes its home in the treetops.
    Activity
    Village Visit
    61
    It is a Benedictine abbey which hosts the Black Madonna, and the Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat: the oldest press in the world which still runs. It published it's with the first book published in 1499. Virgin of Montserrat (the black virgin), is Catalonia's favourite saint. It is located in the sanctuary of the Mare de Deu de Montserrat. The statue's sanctuary is located at the rear of the chapel, where an altar of gold surrounds the icon, and is now a site of pilgrimage. Do not miss the iconic view of the mountains from the top. If you have hiked it up there then you are sure to enjoy it all the more to see what's in store for you after you made all the effort.
    Activity
    Factory Visit
    61
    Montserrat's highest point can be reached by a footpath from the top station of the Funicular Sant Joan. You can enjoy the breeze and the view of almost all of Catalonia and sometimes, the island of Majorca is visible. If you are interested in hiking it up, leave either from the monastery 2-3 hours to Sant Jeroni (via the cross of Sant Miquel) or back downhill halfway through the shady valley or from the top of the Sant Joan funicular (1-2 hrs to top). The main trails are well marked. Do pick up a map at the information desk first.
    View Point
    Valley Views
    62
    If you are a lover of luxury and opulence, this is your side of the town. You will find long shopping arcades, casinos, well laid out promenades and almost all the famous chain of restaurants available here. Along with the usual water sports you can also indulge further by hiring a yacht. Do make sure you are in one of the local pubs when there is a Barcelona football match. The locals are very passionate about their team and you will see the pub in shout in unison on every goal.
    Shopping
    General
    75
    With white sands and wild surfs, this place makes for the perfect water-sports point. You can partake in snorkelling, kayaking, scuba diving or simply lay down to enjoy the wonderful weather and the soft sand. If you are here for more than a day you can take diving lessons for deep see diving and experience a whole new side of the world into the blue.
    Adventure
    Scuba Diving
    98
    Discover the Salvador Dali Museum at Figueres (hometown of Salvador Dali). The Dali Theatre-Museum is the largest surrealistic object in the world. Not only is the museum an artwork in itself, it's also home to many famous works by Dali, one of the world's most famous surrealist artists.
    Museum
    History
    140
    Head to the Spanish hills for the day to hike the spectacular Pyrenees mountains on a small group excursion from Barcelona. You can take a tour through a minivan, rent a car or take a train to the foothills. There are several villages on the way that are set up in the typical Catalonian style. One way up to the Pyrenees takes you past Berga, known as the Gateway to the Pyrenees. From Berga and beyond, there are a number of lovely small villages, each with its own heritage and charms. Walk through the villages and the hamlets, away from the hustle bustle and visit the farmlands and the small side cafes to experience the rustic Spanish culture. Finally you will travel the last 6km to your end destination, only accessible by a special railway track which will carry you into Valle de Nuria, surrounded by 7 glaciered peaks doing their utmost to hide the almost heavenly valley 2,000 meters above sea level. Up in the Pyrenees you will get to choose from several activities such as horse riding, open air bowling, archery lessons, boating on the lake or taking a walk around the valley to explore the terrain.
    View Point
    Valley Views
    276
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    The castle was built in 13th century to keep a watch on the pirates and protect the locals. It is one of the attractions in the city and is on the coast of Lloret de Mar.
    Activity
    Farm Visit
    75
    The Catalonia region around Barcelona is famous for its cava sparkling wine, as well as the wine regions of Penedes and Piorat. Take a day's trip and learn the techniques of wine and cheese making, especially the traditional cava (Spanish sparkling wine). Ask your travel agent about the best wineries in the region to suit your taste and itinerary.
    Activity
    Factory Visit
    84
    You can either visit or stay here overnight. It is a small fishing village with a very picturesque location. It is partially guarded by a dilapidated fort wall. There are plenty of diving schools and sport shop where you can hire your gear for water sport. For the people who are not much of an adventure fan, there is a glass-bottom boat available which enables you to see fish and such, and explores local grottos. You can also hire bikes or cars here as there is free parking drive-friendly.
    Activity
    Village Visit
    87
    The castle was built by Viscount Rocabertí in the 14th century outside the walled enclosure The tour includes the library, the wine museum, the glass museum, the church and the cloister of El Carme. The castle currently has an important wine cellar, with a tradition dating from the 15th century. During the month of August it plays host to an important international music festival.
    Activity
    Farm Visit
    146

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Barcelona, Catalonia

January
14°C / 7°C
February
12°C / 6°C
March
15°C / 9°C
April
18°C / 11°C
May
19°C / 12°C
June
24°C / 16°C
July
28°C / 19°C
August
30°C / 21°C
September
26°C / 19°C
October
22°C / 15°C
November
17°C / 11°C
December
14°C / 8°C

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Airport in Barcelona
  • Barcelona El Prat Airport ( BCN ) , Barcelona
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