Cities don't come more cosmopolitan, enchanting and vibrant than Barcelona. On the beach, with tapas bars and fine dining restaurants aplenty and with world famous architecture, a trip to Barcelona is a magical experience for all your senses.

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Barcelona is synonymous with culture, art and a quality of city life that will make you want to come back again and again. A passion for life and living it well is a constant theme in its various bars, restaurants and architecture.

All the luxury aspects of a city break are well catered for, with 5 star hotels and restaurants serving the very best produce from near and far. Barcelona is at the forefront of world gastronomy, with the influence of the world famous "El Bulli" restaurant and others like it making Barcelona one of the world's finest cities for Michelin-starred dining.  

Glorious weather, and the rejuvenated harbour area make for a perfect setting for sipping a cocktail in any one of the cities numerous trendy bars. For a traditional flavour of Catalunya, the family-friendly tapas style of dining is perfect. There can be few more envigorating experiences for the sports fan than a visit to the impressive Camp Nou, the towering FC Barcelona stadium that seats more than 98,000. 

Our city guide will help you make the most of your luxury city break in Barcelona.

Barcelona - where to go at a glance

1. Montjuic

A fabulous public park atop one of the highest of the hills that surround Barcelona, you will get the finest views of the city from here.

2. Poble Sec

At the foot of Montjuic lies this relaxed, traditional residential area with leafy avenidas and cool shady squares from which you can watch the world go by.

3. L'Eixample

A late 19th century district which now boasts the best of Antoni Guadi's extraordinary architecture, including the UNESCO listed "Casa Batlló".  With "de luxe" shopping and restaurants, put this area on your "must do" list.

4. El Raval

A vibrant, fun-filled district that underwent massive gentrification before the 1992 Olympics, this is now the number 1 party district in Barcelona, with the famous "Las Ramblas" street at its heart.  

5. Barri Gotic

"The Gothic quarter", this is the centre of Barcelona old town and still its beating heart, with bars and clubs open till late to let you party in style.  Barcelona style!!

6. El Born

An area made for people, this largely pedestrianised area offers tapas bars, fine restaurants and nightlife in abundance.

7. La Barceloneta

Traditionally a fishing district, this area combines charming, close-knit traditional Catalan houses with a stunning beach and sea views. Modern art, traditional bars and tapas restaurants make this one of the most aesthetically diverse ares of Barcelona.

8. Gracia

Housing another of Gaudi's unique achievements, Parc Guell, this district enjoys a hip, bohemian feel, with the hustle and bustle of downtown Barcelona easily accessible.

9. El Poblenou

Meaning literally "the new people", this modern district is full of creative, trendy young professionals.  Sample the very latest "en vogue" music in the clubs and bars that pepper its streets.
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