Sleep: Barcelona

Who wouldn’t fall in love with this seductive Spanish city, where languid lunches linger until dawn on lively, historic plazas? After hours of hot-to-trot action, you’ll need a decent bed to rest and recuperate in. Take your pick from a Kelly Hoppen-designed retreat, a laid-back billet with rooftop pool, and a beachside property that’s perfect for people-watching

The top 10 things to do in Barcelona

We round up the 10 most unmissable attractions in the thrumming Spanish city, from tiny tapas bars to Michelin-starred restaurants.

Barcelona: 7 things to do with kids

A dream ticket to see Messi and co play at the Nou Camp kicks off an unforgettable family break.

Travel video of the week: Barcelona

This week, we head to the ever-charismatic Catalan capital.

City life: Barcelona

With everything from stylish shopping to Gaudí's startling architecture, a football coliseum and a trove of Michelin-starred restaurants, Barcelona is one of the world's truly great city breaks

Ask the experts: European weekend breaks

Our panel comes up with ideas for cheap and easy European weekend breaks

Barcelona: Live like a local

In between Barcelona's most popular tourist spots lie neighbourhoods such as Raval and Gracia, where life unfolds at a slower pace. Discover the New Catalan cuisine, the afterhour drinking dens and the fashion styles of the locals

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