For a city break that offers both sun and sites, you can’t do better than Barcelona. From the remnants of Romans and Visigoths to intrepid explorers and ecclesiastical majesty, there’s a lot to cram in.
On your first day in this majestic city, there’s nowhere better to start that with Gaudi’s masterpieces. If there’s time, why not stop in at the city’s Egyptian Museum.
Today, wander through the fascinating history of Catalonia, then head up to the roof of the museum for great views and a spot of lunch. There’s more dizzying heights atop the Columbus monument before plunging underground to the fascinating tunnels of Refugi 307.
We’re back in the Gothic Quarter today, seeing everything from Roman ruins to ecclesiastical wonders.