An professional information to a weekend in Barcelona | EUROtoday

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Barcelona combines every little thing that’s most charming about Mediterranean cities – a relaxed tempo, months of limitless sunshine, unbeatable meals – with the cultural and design clout of just about any metropolis within the chilly north.

Its patchwork of architectural types shows darkish, Gothic façades subsequent to the harlequin buildings of the Modernistas and the skyline-piercing constructions of Jean Nouvel or Herzog and de Meuron. A day spent admiring them could be topped off with a sundowner on one of many metropolis’s many seashores earlier than dinner at any variety of Michelin-starred gastronomic temples or humble, family-run tapas bars. This is a metropolis with a proud sense of identification and its language, tradition and conventional festivals are fiercely guarded. Human pyramids, fire-breathing dragons and fibre-glass giants strolling the streets are in proof most weekends in the event you look exhausting sufficient.

Explore our interactive map beneath for all of the native highlights, and scroll down for our instructed day-by-day abstract of the most effective issues to see and do…

For additional Barcelona inspiration, see our in-depth guides to town’s greatest motels, eating places, bars and nightlife, purchasing, sights, and issues to do without spending a dime.