Barcelona, located Spain’s Catalonia region, it is the city that has it all. Known for its art and architecture, its history and culture, it also has some of Spain’s best beaches, as a destination, it has something to suit everyone.

La Sagrada Familia is one of the worlds most iconic churches designed by the world renowned architect – Antoni Gaudí. This architectural icon (started in 1882) is the only great Temple in the world that is still under construction (hoping to be completed in 2026). Visitors are free to explore the church and museum or take part in a guided tour.

The Park Güell is a public park composed of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill. The park was officially opened in 1926 and became a World UNESCO Site in 1984. Famous for its mosaic tiled walls and sculptures, Güell created the park to offer the people of Barcelona a calm and peace place to retreat to. Entry to the park is free, although visitors will have to pay to see where the monumental work is.

If football is your passion in life, why not visit the world famous Camp Nou and see where Barcelona FC play their games. Experience a guided tour of the grounds before learning about the history of the club in its museum, then stopping at the gift shop to purchase the latest strip, it really is the perfect day out for any football fan.

Located only 10 minutes from the city center is Barcelona’s coastline, with its stunning golden sand beaches. This beach not only offers the perfect place to relax in the sun, you can take part in a multitude of watersports, or sit and watch the world go by in one of the many seaside bars and restaurants.

Travelling to Barcelona by Ferry

The closest ferry port to Barcelona is Bilbao Ferry Terminal. This ferry terminal is approximately 376km away (605 miles) which would be a pleasant drive allowing you to explore the Spanish countryside, taking around 6 hours.

There are two separate Spanish to ferry ports that will get you within a 7 hour drive of Barcelona (Bilbao and Santander). Where ever you live in the world, driving to Barcelona should be easy with ferries arriving into Spain from England and the Republic of Ireland.