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Barcelona City Breaks

Barcelona is a very popular destination for City Breaks. Fabulous architecture, world famous museums, brilliant Spanish cuisine, flamboyant culture and wonderful weather is what you get.
Over the last 10-15 years short stay city breaks has become very popular weekend holidays, with Barcelona as a very popular destination. One of the reasons is the possibility to fly with airlines that offer a low air fare. Today an estimated 15% of all holidays are city breaks, with such a huge variety of things to see and do, it is no wonder why Barcelona city breaks are so popular. 
Fabulous architecture, world famous museums, brilliant Spanish cuisine, flamboyant culture and wonderful weather, all combined it makes Barcelona a truly magnificent city. Late deals on weekend breaks are usually available with last minute, all inclusive packages. Special offers for budget priced Barcelona city breaks are also often available. Short midweek breaks in Barcelona can sometimes be a cheap alternative to long weekend bookings, and at midweek, the city attractions can be quieter.

La Rambla
 is the most famous street in Barcelona; this wide tree-lined pedestrian boulevard stretches for approximately 1.2 kilometers. The promenade is crowded during the day and until late in the night. It is full of kiosks that sell newspapers and souvenirs, flowers and birds, street performers, cafes, restaurants and shops. Near the port are found smaller local markets and the shop-fronts of painters and draftsmen.

However due to the popularity of Las Ramblas, and sheer volume of visitors, you will find that the restaurants and cafes have elevated prices and generally a lower level of service than you would experience in a less touristy area. But for a tourists' first visit sitting on the Ramblas with a mug of sangria is an absolute must!

Strolling along La Rambla one can see such historic buildings as the Palace of the Virreina and La Boqueria market and the famous Liceu Theatre (Liceo in Spanish), in which operas and ballets are staged. One of the side streets, only a few meters long, leads to the Plaça Reial, a plaza with palm trees and porticoed buildings containing many pubs and restaurants, and in which stamp and coin collectors gather on the weekends.

Although the Ramblas offers excellent access to the very heart of the city it is worth remembering that if you choose accommodation on the Ramblas you must be prepared for noise. There is no getting away from this. This is regardless of whether your hotel has double glazing or not, be prepared for some noise. There will even be street noise not only during the daytime but also at night when the Ramblas can be busy until 3 a.m. or later.

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