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What does Barcelona Spain have to offer?

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This page is the first of three pages to give you a better understanding of what Barcelona Spain has to offer you. You'll find the link to Part II of the overview at the foot of this page.

If however you want to find answers to specific questions e.g. the best way to find accommodation etc, we suggest you go to our home page which will explain how to do this.
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Where is Barcelona?

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Barcelona is cradled in the North Eastern Mediterranean coast of mainland Spain, about 2 hours drive South from the French Pyrenees.

It's the capital of Catalunya, a region of Northern Spain that has its own unique culture, traditions and personality.

Barcelona city is one of a kind

Few European cities can offer you the wide diversity of cultural experience that you'll find here in Barcelona. Couple that with the luxury of 4.2 km of beach only a short walk from the city centre, warm sunshine most of the year, you have all the makings of a complete holiday in Spain.
Summary of the year-round weather in Barcelona Spain

A city of modern art

Many great painters and artists worked here at some time and their influence is still evident throughout the city. Two of which are Picasso and Miró who have museums dedicated to some of their more important works. There are also dozens of other museums and art galleries dotted all around the city so you'll always have plenty of art to experience whilst here. See our pages on some of the best Barcelona art galleries or Barcelona museums.

Beaches on your doorstep

Should you ever find yourself suffering from art and culture overload then you can spend the day recovering on one of Barcelona's sandy beaches only a short stroll from the city centre. Order a sangria at one of the bars and kick off your shoes, sit back and soak up the sun, sea and the view :-). See this page Barcelona Spain beaches for more information.

Cuisine in Barcelona Spain

While you're on the beach you can sample some of the best seafood the Mediterranean has to offer, or if you prefer, there are plenty of excellent restaurants and bars that offer tapas. There are also many restaurants providing more conventional dishes if you prefer a traditional meal.


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Gaudí -sagrada familia

Barcelona is home to masterpieces of many great architects. The most famous of which is Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí's work is admired by architects around the World as being one of the most unique and distinctive styles in modern architecture.

One of his most well know works, La Sagrada Família, is a giant basilica.

See the following page for some of Gaudí's masterpieces

Is Barcelona Spain for you?

Have you had enough of an overview? or are you ready to start organizing your trip right away? If so see our home page on how to start organizing your trip.

Or if you want to continue with the overview of Barcelona Spain click on the link below to discover the 3 key factors that make Barcelona such an appealing city to visit.

Part II - Overview to Barcelona City

Our Insider Tip

Did you know you can enjoy unlimited travel on public transport for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days? See for free top attractions in Barcelona and get a 10% discount for other attractions which you wish to visit?

BCN Essentials Pass

Sagrada Familia entance tickets
Park Guell entance tickets
Unlimited public transport (metro, TMB buses, tram, regional & urban railways, Montjuïc funicular)
Transport from / to Airport
10% discount on other attractions
Audio guide with maps

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