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For an unforgettable experience, book Barcelona city breaks with us at Co-operative Travel. On the shores of the Mediterranean, bathed in endless sunshine, European city breaks in Barcelona are a flamboyant and fascinating mix. From the surreal splendour of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces, to the golden beaches of Port Olimpica, Barcelona package city breaks are a treat for all ages. If that wasn't enough, just an hour from Barcelona, you'll find the brand new adrenaline packed Ferrari Land attraction. Part of PortAventura World, Ferrari Land promises a fantastic experience for all the family, inspired by the iconic Italian supercar!
Mention European city breaks to children, and you’re likely to hear a chorus of disappointed groans. However, Barcelona is totally different, and we can guarantee that once younger family members start exploring, you’ll be hard put to keep up with them. A year-round holiday destination, Barcelona offers an exceptional number of family-friendly hotels near the attractive, bustling harbour of Port Vell, with easy access to the beaches. Compact and easy to navigate on foot, the city is a popular port-of-call for Mediterranean cruises, with an excellent public transport system. Even short weekend breaks will offer an abundance of sightseeing opportunities.
All short breaks in Barcelona should include the 14th century Gothic Quarter. The magnificent cathedral of La Seu was the inspiration for Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. A walking tour of Gaudi’s Barcelona makes a cheap, if exhausting, day out, including as it does sights like the Guell sculpture park, and the creepily ornate Casa Batllo.
At Coop Travel we recommend bargain city breaks to Barcelona if you’re a lover of fine cuisine. The vibrant tree-lined boulevard of La Ramblas offers an abundance of restaurants and shops, as well as the best street market in Spain. Cheap Barcelona city breaks are infused with Catalan flavours and colours.
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Barcelona city breaks in 2018 / 2019.
Booking ahead for your 2018 / 2019 holidays to Barcelona has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
All prices are based on 2 adults sharing. Prices & availability correct at the time offers were generated and are subject to change at any time.
Key Information: Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia and is located in the North East of Spain. City breaks to Barcelona offers you everything from long stretches of silky beaches, to the incredibly lively and vibrant nightlife. Being one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, you can expect long hours of sunshine, spectacular architecture and exquisite cuisines.
Ideal Time to Go: Barcelona’s Mediterranean climate provides hot summers and cold winters. For those who want to book cheap holidays to Barcelona, we recommend visiting around May to June as the weather is warm and comfortable, while the hotel rates are still affordable. If you’re looking to embrace the Mediterranean sun, then you should book a city break to Barcelona around July and August. These months are the hottest and provide constant sunshine. Although the prices may be more expensive, there will be more festivals and events taking place at that time of the year.
Weather: The Mediterranean climate of Barcelona produces hot summers and cold winters. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures rising up to 29°C, whereas January and February are the coldest months, with average temperatures dropping to 14°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Barcelona from the UK can take around 2 hours, whereas connecting flights may take longer depending on your stops.
Time Difference: Barcelona is 1 hour ahead of the UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Barcelona is the one and only city in the world which has received a royal gold medal for its architecture in 1999.
Top Tip: Their emergency services number is 112, we recommend saving this to your phone before visiting.
Barcelona offers a huge range of activities which are perfect for families or groups. Make the most out of your Barcelona city break by visiting some of our recommended places:
La Sagrada Familia – This is the number one most visited attraction in Barcelona. The giant basilica is a very iconic building which was designed by Atoni Gaudi. We recommend booking tickets well in advanced as the queues can get quite long.
Magic Fountain Show – The Font Magica Fountain is a spectacular sight to see. The fountain display was built in 1929 as has served as one of the main attractions in Barcelona ever since. The admission is free all-year round so we highly recommend you visit this attraction.
Barrio Gotico – This area of Barcelona has remnants from the middle ages. The beautiful city is filled with churches, plazas, museums and markets. If you love culture, history and architecture, then you do not want to miss this opportunity to see buildings from the middle ages.
Direct holiday flights to Barcelona are available at airports all over the UK. As it is a part of Europe, the flights tend to be quite cheap and affordable all year round. You should find it easy to book a flight to Barcelona at any time of year, so timing should never be an issue with this holiday destination.
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On the shores of the Mediterranean, bathed in endless sunshine, European city breaks in Barcelona are a flamboyant and fascinating mix.
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