Barcelona Holiday Deals
Barcelona is one of Spain's most fascinating and vibrant cities, packed full of things to see and do whether you're into culture, history, art, shopping, outdoor pursuits or relaxing in the sun. What makes a holiday in Barcelona particularly appealing is the fact that you can easily mix time spent sightseeing with days at the beaches that line the coast right next to the city.
This makes it the ideal choice if you're keen to explore one of Europe's top cities and head to the seaside in a single trip. If it's beaches you're after, you need to visit the Sant Marti district to recline on its golden sands.
Should you wish to see some of Barcelona's famous architecture, make sure you wander around the Eixample neighbourhood where the Sagrada Familia and Quadrat d'Or are located. Alternatively, spend time in Barri Gotic for a glimpse into the city's fascinating history or stroll down the amazing La Rambla for a spot of retail therapy.
Top sights in Barcelona
Barcelona is home to so many attractions it's hard to know where to begin. The following is a rundown of a few of the best known that you must visit if it's your first time in the city.
• Sagrada Familia - This is one of Antoni Gaudi's masterpieces and a symbol of Barcelona. It's located close to the amazing Quadrat d'Or where you can see wonderful examples of modernista architecture.
• MNAC - The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya is one of Barcelona's top galleries where you can see a wide selection of Catalan art dating from the 10th through to the 20th century. El Greco, Rubens and Picasso are among the artists whose works are on show.
• Museu d'Historia de Catalunya - This museum is dedicated to Catalunya's history, taking visitors on a journey through the region's past. You'll find it in a former warehouse in the Port Vell district.
• Parc de Montjuic - Situated on a hill overlooking the city, Parc de Montjuic is the perfect place to get away from the hubbub of the city. Within its boundaries are the botanical gardens, several museums and Poble Espanyol where you'll find an artisans' village.
This barely scratches the surface of all the things there are to see and do on a holiday in Barcelona, so see what kind of deal you can find with Monarch.
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