Barcelona has always been a popular destination for British travellers; located on the Mediterranean coast, the charming capital of Cataluyna has a rich history of art, theology and inventive gastronomy. A city designed to be enjoyed; Barcelona is perfect for a weekend break or holiday in the sun. It has a casual ambiance, photogenic architecture and a warm, embracing climate.
Spain's revival as one of the most favoured short-haul destinations for British travellers is unsurprising given their food, wine and weather. Cultivating a reputation for some of the best restaurants in the world, serving complex tapas dishes fused with a thousand flavours to simple and fresh seafood straight from the sea. Luxury PR Consultancy.
In the winter months, the pleasant temperature makes it a great city to explore by foot. Sites not to be missed include the iconic Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's titanic masterpiece due for completion in 2026; Barcelona's historical, Reciente Moderniste Sant Pau; and The Museo Nacional d'Art de Catalunya offers some of the best examples of Romanesque Gothic art with panoramic views of the city.
The Patricia Urquiola-designed Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is the perfect address from which to explore the city, stepping into the fashionable Passeig de Gracia, and only five minutes' walk from Antoni Gaudi's iconic, Casa Battlo. The busy Boccaria market is filled with food stalls and another must-see in the neighbouring Ramblas.
Guests can enjoy cocktails from the rooftop pool that overlooks the busy streets below, or relax in the shaded Mimosa garden. Alternatively, The Spa, and indoor pool are welcome retreats from the summer sun.
Moments restaurant delivers Catalan cuisine from Carme Ruscalleda, the most Michelin-starred female chef in the world and her son, Raul Balam. BistrEau boasts an inventive seafood menu by chef-of-the-sea, Angel Leon who uses niche ingredients such as cultivated plankton in his cooking.