Barcelona City Breaks

07.01.19

Bargain Barcelona Holiday

2 Nights in 4* Art Hotel by Beach Incl. UK Flights

Barcelona is truly one of Spain’s finest cities! With an indelible offering of art and culture, a gorgeous shoreline and some of the best bars in Europe, the capital of Catalonia beckons you. I found this bargain Barcelona holiday on Voyage Prive that will have you stay by this modern city’s luscious coastline. Bargain Barcelona […]

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28.12.18

Bargain Barcelona Mini Break

2 Nights in 4 Star Hotel Incl. Flights

Book this bargain Barcelona mini break to see the superb works of Antoni Gaudi up close! You'll get 2 nights in a 4* hotel including flights for a fantastic price!

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Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain
08.12.18

Chic Barcelona Trip

2 Nights incl. 4* Boutique Hotel, Breakfast & Flights

Barcelona is a stunning city to visit. And I have found you a luxurious 4* hotel to stay in so that you can get your exploring shoes on! Grab it right here :)

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27.11.18

Fabulous Barcelona City Escape

3 Night Stay in Fabulous Central Hotel with Rooftop Bar and Lots of Dates and Flights Available

There are so many options for this awesome Barcelona city escape, you'd be mad to miss out on it!

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22.11.18

Brilliant Barcelona City Break

2 Nights in 4* Hotel in City Centre with Flights, Breakfast, Welcome Gift as well as Late Check-Out

Visit amazing sites like the Sagrada Familia in this absolutely stunning city. You'll have breakfast provided each morning as part of this deal. Find it here!

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19.11.18

Banging Barcelona Break

2 Nights incl Choice of Hotel & Flights - Multiple Departure Airports Available!

We all need a little TLC and some luxury at times, so bag this banging Barcelona break for 2 nights incl hotel & flights!

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Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain
17.11.18

Fantastic Barcelona Break

3 Nights Stay in a City Centre Hotel incl. Return Flights with Plenty of Dates

Don't miss out on this fantastic Barcelona break where you can visit one of the most beautiful cities in Europe for under £100!

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09.11.18

Me Time in Barcelona

3 Night Stay in Wonderful Private Room with Breakfast and Flights included

Looking for a little getaway? Barcelona is the perfect way to tempt you.

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05.11.18

Brilliant Barcelona City Break

3 Nights Stay in a Well Reviewed, Central Guesthouse with Return Flights

Two people can stay for three nights in a city centre hotel along with flights with this brilliant Barcelona city break that I've put together!

01.11.18

Barcelona Break

2 Nights incl. a Choice of Hotels & Return Flights

Explore Barcelona and soak up some Spanish sunshine! It's the perfect shopping break! Hotel & Flights for only £69pp! You have no excuse!

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31.10.18

Barcelona City Spa Break

2-3 Nights incl. 4* Hotel & Return Flights

Barcelona City Spa Break: 2-3 Nights incl. 4* Hotel & Flights! Don't miss out on this super spa break in this stunning part of Spain!

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28.10.18

Ultra Modern Barcelona Hotel

2 Nights in Gorgeous Hotel with Rooftop Bar, Breakfast & London Flights

Are you looking for a super stylish getaway? This ultra modern hotel in Barcelona is the perfect choice, and it will really amaze you with its location and decor. Take a look!

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20.10.18

Luxurious Barcelona Getaway

2 Nights Stay in a 4* Hotel in a Fabulous Location incl. Return Flights & Breakfast

Explore a Spanish gem in some serious style with this luxurious Barcelona getaway for 2 nights incl. plenty of extras & your flights

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Barcelona – Park Guell, Spain
15.10.18

Gorgeous Barcelona City Break

2 Nights in 4* Luxury Hotel in Fabulous Location incl. Breakfast, Welcome Drink & Flights

Barcelona is one of those cities you can never get tired of! No many how many times you’ve visited, it is so enticing with a gorgeous coastline, exquisite Spanish food and centuries of beautiful history scattered across the city! Treat yourself to a 2-night getaway with your bestie or your sweetheart! :) Gorgeous Barcelona City […]

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05.10.18

Off-Peak Barcelona Holiday

3 Nights in Hotel on Las Ramblas Incl. Flights

With the temperatures still moderate in November, this off-peak Barcelona holiday is a bargain way to delve into the architectural treasure trove.

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03.10.18

Relaxing Barcelona Break

3 Nights in a Fabulous 4* Hotel, Located in the City Centre incl. Return Flights

Get away from it all just before the Christmas rush with this relaxing Barcelona break for 3 nights incl. a hotel & flights

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Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain
29.09.18

Amazing Barcelona Getaway

3 nights in a Luxurious Apartment in Fantastic Location incl. Return Flights from London

Take a trip to the colourful city of Barcelona, draped in Catalan culture and historic relics! This is a timeless city that you will never want to leave!

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23.09.18

Barcelona Rooftop Getaway

2 Night Stay in Beautiful Hotel with Rooftop Bar with Breakfast & Flights

Who doesn't love a trip to Barcelona? I've found the perfect option in January 2019! It's the perfect opportunity for that winter sun you've been craving.

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15.09.18

Superb Barcelona Break

3 Nights Stay in a Well Rated Hotel in a Good Location incl. Flights from Birmingham

One of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in Europe is waiting for you with this superb Barcelona break for 3 nights for a fantastic price

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08.09.18

Beachfront Barcelona Getaway

3 nights in a Fabulous Hotel with Return Flights from London

This deal is something quite special as your hotel occupies a fantastic beachfront location and won't leave you out of pocket, at just £107!

Find the Best Barcelona City Break with MyHolidayGuru

Barcelona is a city break bucket list staple for so many of us. Catalonia’s capital, as well as Spain’s second largest city by population, is a hubbub of activity, excitement, culture and music. There is excitement at every corner you turn. If the city is still somewhere you haven’t visited, then get reading my tips for a great Barcelona city break.

The Climate in Barcelona | Flights from the UK to Barcelona | Accommodation in Barcelona
Famous landmarks in Barcelona | The best Barcelona deals

The Climate in Barcelona

Barcelona has a maritime Mediterranean climate. Summers are very hot, while winters are quite mild. The temperatures are highest in July and August, when the city can experience temperatures as high as 29 degrees. It falls to its lowest in the months of December and January, with highest temperatures of 15 degrees. As Barcelona is on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, many of the winds that come in from the Atlantic have lost a lot of their moisture. So, the city receives little rain in general. But, because of its location, as well as how close it is to the Atlantic, Barcelona’s summers often see more rainfall than other areas around the Mediterranean Sea.

Flights from the UK to Barcelona

We’re lucky enough in the UK to have so many airports at our disposal. So, there are lots of options for your Barcelona city breaks to begin. Barcelona has two main airports. There’s Barcelona El Prat (BCN), the city’s main airport. It is found roughly 10km southwest of the city. Overall, it’s Spain’s second largest and second busiest airport, with an average of 40 million passengers every year. There are several airports and airlines with which you can fly from the UK to El Prat:

Airline Airports
British Airways London Gatwick, London Heathrow
Seasonal: Edinburgh, Glasgow
easyJet Bristol, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Seasonal: Belfast
Norwegian Air Shuttle London Gatwick
Seasonal: Edinburgh
Ryanair Birmingham, East Midlands, Liverpool, London Stansted, Manchester, Glasgow Prestwick
Vueling Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Cardiff

The second airport in Barcelona is Girona (GRO), which is actually a little further out of the city. In fact, it is over 90km away and closer to the town of Girona than Barcelona. This airport is used as a second airport for the city, and can also service areas close to the Costa Brava and to the Pyrenees and the French border. Passenger numbers are, in general, much lower here than in El Prat. In 2016, 1.6 million passengers passed through Girona Airport. The airport is a hub for Ryanair, meaning Ryanair concentrates its passengers and operations at this airport. There are several airports across the UK from which you can fly into Barcelona Girona. Many of the flights are seasonal, meaning they are only operated at certain times of the year:

Airline Airports
Jet2 Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Norwegian Air Shuttle London Stansted
Ryanair  Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow Prestwick
Thomas Cook Airlines Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester
TUI Airways Birmingham, Bristol, London Gatwick, Manchester

Accommodation in Barcelona

It’s never been too hard for me to find a great deal for a Barcelona city break. If you book a tiny bit in advance you can get super cheap flights and also choose a lovely central hotel for not too much money. If you’d like to book a weekend break you might have to spend a little more, but also only if you leave it too late to book. Aside from that, you can expect to pay under £200 for a three night Barcelona city breaks.

First of all, you have to decide where you want to stay in the city. The beach area around Barceloneta makes sense if you plan to laze around in the sun in summer. Or you might enjoy an apartment in the middle of the Gothic Quarter to wander around and spend hours and hours in cafes and restaurants (my preferred choice) and are interested in the architecture and history of Barcelona. The area around Avinguda Diagonal is perfect when you plan a shopping break with your friends. Barcelona is pretty big, so you don’t want to waste too much time travelling.

Hotels in Barcelona

For a great selection of hotels in Barcelona I would recommend to check out Trivago or Hotels.com. You can get some great deals for fantastic hotels with central locations. If you love a bit of luxury, treat yourself to a night in the W Hotel. It’s set right at the end of the beach in Barceloneta and looks like a gigantic sail.

If you’re travelling on a budget then a stay in a hostel might be a better idea. This doesn’t mean you have to put up with smelly and filthy dorms. There are some really top class hostels in Barcelona with incredible interior design. The Generator Hostel in Barcelona is a great example if you want to combine cheap lodging with comfort.

AirBnB in Barcelona

If you are travelling as a group to Barcelona, as a stag or hen do, family getaway or simply with your best friends, I can highly recommend booking a private accommodation like AirBnB in Barcelona. You may have heard the city has difficulties controlling the vast offer of private accommodation to rent, because it makes places to rent for the locals difficult and expensive. Tourists benefit from this and have the chance to live like a local in stunning and authentic apartments in the Gothic Quarter, for example. But don’t be surprised, it is not always cheaper than a hotel!

Famous landmarks in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia

Gaudí’s unfinished cathedral is almost synonymous with Barcelona at this stage. This humongous Catholic basilica was started over 100 years ago in 1882. When the architect, Antoni Guadí, passed away in 1926 it was still only a quarter of the way to being fully built. There are three facades to the basilica – one portraying the Nativity, one of Christ’s Passion, and the Glory Facade, on which construction began in 2002. Construction is expected to finish in 2026, which is the centenary of Guadí’s death.

Parc Guell

Parc Guell is ablaze with colour and life. The park is filled with gardens and benches, and it has amazing views over the city. It is designed to mirror the creative ideas of Antoni Guadí, yet another influence of this architect on his home city. The park is home to a multicoloured salamander, which is popularly known as El Drac (or “the dragon”).

Camp Nou

The home of FC Barcelona is Europe’s largest stadium by capacity. Almost 100,000 spectators can fit into these hallowed grounds to watch their heroes play. The stadium has been home to FC Barcelona since 1957, when it was known as the Estadi del FC Barcelona. It got its new name in 2001.

The best Barcelona deals

If you book in advance and aim for an off-peak time, you can find a fantastic Barcelona city break. Keep an eye on my website and let me help you cross this Spanish city off your bucket list!