Barcelona Holidays

Coach Holidays to Barcelona

Barcelona is a fascinating Spanish seaside city with a wonderful sense of history and culture, remarkable architecture, numerous museums, theatres and live music venues, and of course its vibrant and lively drinking and dining scene. Have the best of both worlds and make the most of the Mediterranean climate with its warm summers and mild winters to spend time on Barcelona’s closest beach, Barceloneta which is just a 20-minute walk away from the city centre.
Our coach holidays to Barcelona and the Spanish coast offer you the chance to take in the sights of this wonderful city, see Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the mysterious Gothic Cathedral, visit Picasso Museum and stroll through the charming Park Guell.

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Things to do in Barcelona

Coach tours to Barcelona provide the opportunity to visit a wide range of attractions and places of interest

La Rambla

La Rambla is 5 separate streets strung end to end of Pedestrian Boulevard, packed with buskers, living statues, mimes, and salespeople selling everything from lottery tickets to jewellery. Places to stop off at include the 18th-century rococo mansion Palau de la Virreina which contains information on arts and entertainment and has a ticket office. Next door to that is the Mercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla's most colourful market. Walk on the Mosaic de Miró, and see if you can find the tile signed by the artist, and see the world famous opera house Gran Teatre del Liceu. La Rambla stops at the lofty monument to Columbus, but don't let your visit stop there, as you can ascend the monument by lift, and there are also the royal shipyards which house the fascinating marine time museum.

Picasso Museum

This is Barcelona's most visited museum showing numerous works that trace the artists early years and features canvases such as 'The Defenceless' and ceramics and his early works from the 1890's. The museum itself is housed in three beautiful stone mansions, which is located in what was an approach to the port in medieval times. On the second floor there are works from Barcelona and Paris 1900 -1904, and the portrait of 'Senyora Canals' is also on display.

La Sagrada Familia

The work of Antoni Gaudí, the unfinished cathedral has been under construction since 1882, and it is considered Gaudí's life work, as he eventually devoted the last fifteen years of his life entirely to this endeavour. The cathedral is an absolutely magnificent building and one of the most visited attractions in Barcelona. The church was intended to be the 'last great sanctuary of Christendom' and it's most striking feature is its spindle-shaped towers, there will eventually be eighteen towers, representing the Twelve Apostles, the four Evangelists, the Virgin Mary, and the tallest tower, Jesus Christ. You will be able to visit the Nave, Crypt, Museum and shop, and will be able to go up some of the towers via a lift.

Aquarium Barcelona

The aquarium in Barcelona is home to 35 different aquariums, 11000 animals of 450 different species, from giant conga eels to seahorses, and an underwater tunnel that runs for 80 metres, letting you get close and personal with some jagged-tooth sharks. The aquarium of Barcelona is one of the most important marine leisure and education centres in the world concerning the Mediterranean, a definite must-see when you visit Barcelona.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic

The magic fountain was built in 1929 as part of the 1929 Barcelona World Fair and Universal Exposition, and to this day remains one of the most famous spots in Barcelona. It is a spectacular display of colour, light, motion, music and water acrobatics, all of these elements added together in the right combination is pure magic!.

Park Guell

Another of Antoni Gaudí's creations. Park Guell is a garden complex containing amazing stone structures, stunning tiling, and fascinating buildings. The park also contains a small house that Gaudí lived in for a short period of time, this has been turned into a museum and features some of the interesting furniture that Gaudí designed. The park is developed around a central square that is used for cultural and popular meetings, and there is a large network of serpentine paths that allow you to walk quietly and enjoy nature and look at the Gaudí artwork.

Barrio Gotico

The gothic area is the heart of old Barcelona, a jumble of narrow pedestrianised streets and squares that are full of charm and character are home to hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants as well as some fantastic medieval buildings such as the Gothic cathedral, the Ajuntament, Plaça del Rei and the Palau de la Generalitat. Not to be missed if you want to have a real taste of old Barcelona

Coastal Holidays to Spain and Barcelona

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