This seaside city combines the best of a beach holiday with a city escape. Barcelona is littered with museums, eateries and stunning architecture. You can amble along the beach in the morning and then stroll into the city for a tapas lunch and a wander around the winding lanes and streets in the afternoon. You’ll find the famous architect Antoni Gaudi’s work dotted all around the city, and it’s really worth seeing the impressive Sagrada Familia and Park Güell if you can. If you want to get away from the heaving city, then head to the gardens of Montjuïc. With museums, botanical gardens and an immense view of the city, it’s a perfect spot to relax.
In the evening embrace the local lifestyle and head out for a late dinner. If you fancy an after-dinner drink, the Barcelona nightlife doesn’t disappoint; for something special, go to Mirablau, halfway up the Tibidado Mountain, where you can look out over the city and then head downstairs to the dancefloor.