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Experience Your Best Barcelona Vacation

Whether you are into culture, shopping, history, or fine dining, Barcelona has what you are looking for. Book your entire vacation package, from flights to city tours, with Orbitz.com and get ready to experience Spain as you've always dreamed about it.

The fantastical nature of this coastal city can be seen almost everywhere you look. Marvel at the stained-glass skylight, impressive sculptures, and modernist architecture of the Palace of Catalan Music. Wander up the magical twisted staircase of the Park Güell to see the incredible panorama from the top of the park's main hill. With so much to see, it's hard to narrow down which attractions you should visit first.

Best time to take a vacation to Barcelona

  • Swept by the breezes with humid, temperate winters and balmy, dry summers, Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Thunderstorms and rains are common from August through September, while dry months span from February through July.

    Summer is peak season, and August is the hottest and most tourist-populated month. Save bucks traveling between mid-September to mid-November, when the weather is still pleasant, or come when it's colder -- and cheaper -- from January until March.

    Festivals and events are held year-round and one of the most popular is the Festa Major de Gràcia, and August street bash, featuring live music, outdoor movies and theater.

  • Early summer and fall are two excellent times to visit Barcelona. The city's Mediterranean climate ensures that these seasons experience pleasant weather. If you want to swim, time your trip between June and October, because the sea may be too cold for a dip at other times of the year. August temperatures average 81 degrees Fahrenheit, so Barcelona can be both hot and crowded, because this is the month when most Europeans take their annual vacations. Winters can be chilly, but temperatures rarely go below freezing and snow is not common. Winter prices tend to be lower, and if your interests lie mostly in indoor activities and museums, winter may be an ideal time for you to visit Barcelona.

Insider tips for Barcelona travel

  • Barcelona City Card

    Buy a Barcelona City card to score free public transportation plus discounts on museums, venues, shops and restaurants.

  • Parc de la Ciutadella

    Explore the city's numerous parks, including the Parc de la Ciutadella and Gaudí Parc Guell just north of the city.

  • Euskal Etxea or shot of tapas

    Dive into pintxos at tapas bar Euskal Etxea, where toothpick-speared bites are paid for based on how many you eat.

  • Custo Barcelona

    Shop for original Spanish fashions at Mango and Zara, plus MTX Barcelona and ultra colorful Custo Barcelona.

  • Fireworks

    Come during Festes de la Mercèe, a September street festival filled with fireworks, an over-sea air show and performances.

  • Kaiku

    Dine on Kaiku's terrace to enjoy gorgeous views of the water while you nosh on tasty, fresh seafood.

    Stroll Down La Rambla

    On a walk down the one-mile road La Rambla, you are likely to see fortune tellers, living statues, musicians, and dancers.

    El Born

    The funky, offbeat neighborhood of El Born is home to plenty of art galleries, tapas joints, and locally owned shops with unusual merchandise.

    Tapaç24

    Locals and visitors alike love sharing tapas at this venue developed by local chef Carles Abellan. Features dishes include foie gras burgers and oxtail stew.

    El Tablao de Carmen

    Enjoy the dancing, music, and style of a world-class flamenco show at this venue that hosts both flamenco stars and up-and-coming new talent.

Barcelona Vacation Packages

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Passeig de Gracia, 116 Map
4.4 / 5 9 reviews
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Wifi
Hotel only
$14

Casa Gracia Hostel Barcelona creates a local, homelike environment in the most authentic neighborhood in the city - Gracia! Once you come in our door, you will actually feel at home everything is included: comfortable bed, free coffee and tea 24 hours, daily cleaning... More

Hotel only
$14
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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 559 Map
4.1 / 5 18 reviews
  • Sunday Special Gift: Chocolate and bottle of water
  • Sunday Special Gift: Chocolate and bottle of water
Hotel only
$78

Close to Plaa Catalunya, Passeig de Grcia and Les Rambles, H10 Casanova is situated in the city center of Barcelona. The hotel is fully restored and refurbished but kept the original 19th century facade. H10 Casanova offers a modern and elegant ambience with the authentic... More

Hotel only
$78
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Calabria, 90-92 Map
4.4 / 5 7 reviews
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Wifi
Hotel only
$59

The new TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel - Adults Only has 87 rooms and private parking in the same threefacadesbuilding that combine the architecture of the Eixample district with last innovationsand high tech attributes of vanguard and urban design.This new gay/lesbian Axel... More

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$59
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Balmes, 117 Map
4.8 / 5 9 reviews
  • Early Booking: Stay 4 nights & Save 20% off!
  • Early Booking: Stay 4 nights & Save 20% off!
Hotel only
$123

Olivia Balmes Hotel is a 4-star superior hotel with the highest quality standards, so you can enjoy an exclusive stay in Barcelona.Located in the heart of Barcelona's Eixample district, in the shopping and touristic center of the Catalan capital. This location allows... More

Hotel only
$123
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Enric Granados, 83 Map
4.7 / 5 15 reviews
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Wifi
Hotel only
$69

The most urban and avant-garde hotel designed for gourmet bohemians and the most adventurous. The Granados 83 Hotel provides design and comfort to enjoy Barcelona. A passage of light takes you to a place where things are always happening, in a factory-type design using... More

Hotel only
$69
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Aribau, 33 Map
3.9 / 5 67 reviews
  • Free WIFI available in all areas
  • Free WIFI available in all areas
Hotel only
$69

In a beautifully restored Art Deco building near Gaudi-designed Casa Batllo, gay/lesbian Axel Hotel Barcelona is steps away from many Barcelona attractions. Stylish rooms feature a contemporary look and free Internet. The Wellness Club 33 full-service spa at Axel Hotel... More

Hotel only
$69
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Passeig de Picasso, 26-30 Map
4.6 / 5 16 reviews
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Wifi
Hotel only
$110

The new K+K Hotel Picasso opened in June 2012 and with it brings a K+K boutique hotel with its usual elegant facilities to the lively city of Barcelona, Spain. The "avant-garde architecture" of the new, 4-star K+K Hotel in the chic El Born district of Barcelona... More

Hotel only
$110
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Corsega, 373 Map
3.0 / 5 3 reviews
  • Stay 5 nights & Save 20% off!
  • Stay 5 nights & Save 20% off!
Hotel only
$16

You'll find Generator Barcelona conveniently located at just a 5 minutes walk from two main metro stations, Diagonal and Verdaguer. Travelling to and from the hostel to all the must see sights is a piece of cake. The beautiful sandy beaches are just a 15 minute metro... More

Hotel only
$16
Free Cancellation
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Ronda Universitat, 21 Map
4.1 / 5 36 reviews
  • Sunday Promotion!
  • Sunday Promotion!
Hotel only
$65

H10 Universitat has an enviable location in the heart of Barcelona, a hop and a skip from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. Housed in a meticulously refurbished 19th century building, the hotel sports well-designed interiors and free Wi-Fi throughout. Rooms are bright and... More

Hotel only
$65
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Gran Via Corts de les Catalanes, 574 Map
3.9 / 5 51 reviews
  • Free wifi
  • Free wifi
Hotel only
$55

The small and charming Caledonian sits right on the edge of Barcelona’s high-end Eixample district, a quick walk from the iconic Las Ramblas, the bustling Gothic Quarter and the upscale shops of Paseo de Gracia. Cozy rooms at the Caledonian come with complimentary Wi-Fi.... More

Hotel only
$55

Barcelona highlights

  • Barcelona
  • Gothic Quarter

    Stroll through a maze of once-Roman streets studded with cathedrals, picturesque squares and boutiques, tapas joints and bars aplenty.

  • Sagrada Familia Cathedral

    Surreal with Gothic and Modernist details, this Gaudi-designed Roman Catholic basilica is punctuated by eighteen spires and three grand facades. Climb the towers for picture-perfect views of Barcelona and beyond.

  • L'Aquarium de Barcelona

    Walk through a glass-encased shark tunnel at this seaside stunner, home to multicolored fish, sharks, corals, eels and more. Kids enjoy educational activities and interactive aquariums. Experienced divers can swim with the sharks in the Oceanarium.

  • Poble Espanyol de Montjuic

    Architecture buffs flock to this open-air village where quarters are dedicated to architecture, craft workshops, shopping, wining and dining.

  • Barcelona FC Museum

    Learn about the history of FC Barcelona at this football museum, replete with trophy halls, winning balls, team garb and interactive exhibits.

  • La Pedrer (Casa Mila)

    Built by Antoni Gaudi, this wavy building features espanta bruixes -- chimneys designed to scare off witches. Head to the Espai Guadi in the attic, a gallery dedicated to the life and work of Gaudi.

  • Barcelona Zoo

    Bring the tykes to this animal haven where the world-famous albino gorilla Snowflake once lived. Today they'll meet dolphins, iguanas, hippos, orangutan, gazelle and more. A train runs around the park.

  • Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso)

    Stand in awe of one of the extensive collection of Spaniard Pablo Piccasso's work, hung in five interconnected medieval palaces.

  • Joan Miro Museum

    Ogle this dynamite museum filled with the artist's colorful paintings, sculptures, tapestries and early sketches.

  • Las Ramblas

    Get ready to be wowed by this kaleidoscopic, mile-long road, enlivened with street performers, stalls and cafes.

  • Sagrada Família

    Designed by Gaudi, the Sagrada Família features intricate sculptures that give this edifice a look unlike any other church in the world.

    Musee Picasso

    Chronicling the early years of the famous cubist painter, the Musee Picasso is inside a complex of six palaces.

    Casa Batllo

    This home was designed by Gaudi. While it looks fantastical at first glance, there is plenty of evidence that the look was meticulously planned out.

    Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya

    This art museum has the largest Romanesque art collection in Europe, as well as plenty of Modernist, Renaissance, and Baroque pieces.

    History Museum of the City

    Dimly lit walkways lead you deep into an archaeological dig in the heart of Barcelona. There are also exhibits on the city's history from Roman times to today.

    The Gothic Quarter

    This neighborhood is known for its Roman and medieval buildings now operating as bars, cafes, and restaurants.

    CosmoCaixa

    Families with kids will love this science museum that features a planetarium and exciting temporary and permanent exhibits.

    Montjuic's Magic Fountain

    This spectacular fountain has evening light and water shows that are free to watch.

    Montserrat

    A natural park, a monastery, and a shrine dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat are but three of the attractions located at Montserrat.

    Jardi Botanic

    This botanical garden has plants from Mediterranean-like climates around the world and a futuristic design aesthetic.

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