Barcelona is one of those cities that seems to have something, well everything really, for everyone. Whether you are 14, 44 or 104, there is a wealth of city awaiting your discovery.
If you are in your 20s, you are going to fall head over heels in love with the city of Barcelona. What does this city not have? Snow, maybe?
Whether you are the kind of twenty something that wants to marinate yourself in sun tan oil during the day whilst snoozing on the beach and then go clubbing in the evening; or whether you are after something a little more, ahem, cultural, then Barcelona is not going to disappoint you. Either way.
During the day, if you’re not beach bound, then Barcelona is a shopping mecca – from national brands such as Mango and Zara (offering cheaper prices than other countries) to the designer shops of Passeig de Gracia, if you want to shop, Barcelona is the place for you.
For the boys, or the girls that like football, take a trip to Camp Nou, the home of Barcelona’s adored football team, where you can take a tour of the hallowed ground and visit the Barca museum.
After a hectic day buying things or watching people kick things, Barcelona has a diverse range of bars and cafes, whether you are looking for vegetarian tapas, snacks, arepas from Argentina, pinchos from the Basque Country or just tapas, tapas, tapas, you will not go unfed.
After dark, Barcelona has some of the best clubs in Europe, along with lots of live music from the biggest names from the international touring circuit to flamenco guitar in the back room of dusty and dusky bars. Clubbing starts late here, with some clubs not even opening until after 2am. So it’s best to have a Spanish-style siesta and not even think about leaving your hotel room until after midnight.
Barcelona is also the home of cheap booze. Beer, wine and cava are all considerably cheaper than in the UK, US and many other countries, so it is possible to go out all night, have the time of your life and still have enough euros left over to pay for your lounger on the beach the next day.