Barcelona, in the northeast part of Spain, is a striking city with a lot of energy. Barcelona holidays offer a glimpse into the vibrant culture of this city: enjoy the performers along the famous Las Ramblas pedestrian street, go shopping at one of the many upscale fashion parlours of the Passeig de Gracia, or wander through the streets and admire Barcelona's famous architecture.
Barcelona hits ideal temperatures in late spring or early autumn. If the skies are clear, late winter and early spring can also be quite comfortable. In the summer months, the city can be busy and hot, but there are some lovely dancing and music festivals to be enjoyed. Barcelona falls in a GMT+2 time zone from late March to late October, then switches to GMT+1 for the rest of the year. Flights straight to Barcelona are usually offered from major British and European cities, or if you want to save a bit of cash you can take a flight to Reus or Girona and take a train from there to Barcelona. Once you get there, you can hire a car or take a bus, train, or taxi. Cars are driven on the right-hand side of the road.
Barcelona holidays should without doubt include a walk around the historic district of Barrio Gotico. If you've still got energy after that, the Collserola Hills offer great views of the city. If it's art you're after, Barcelona's Museu d’Art Contemporani (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art) is the place to head to. Later, have a drink at one of Barcelona's famous bars, taking in the city's abundant night-life, cocktail in hand.