From the Romans and Moors to today’s glam globestrutter, it seems the world just can't get enough of Barcelona.


Glittering Med sea – check; stunning architectural marvels – check; just add culinary fireworks and sparkling wines. Vamos!

Ask for una caña not una cerveza. Sangria is for Tonya Tourist – sip on cava, tinto de verano or vermut instead.

The sun shines year round. Winter is crisp, autumn and spring are perfectly balmy, but avoid Aug – the place shuts down, the locals flee and the coachloads descend.

From Our Editors


The LUXE Barcelona Top 5

Top 5 Barcelona picks as chosen by fans of LUXE

A useful Catalan phrase to get you going...

Bon dia / Adéu : 

Good day / Cheerio