The name Barcelona can be divided in three Catalan words meaning bar (yes the same you are thinking of) cel (sky) and ona (wave) so essentially what you will find in this vibrant city is a blue sky, wonderful food and drink and the sea. But there is so much more. This is a city where the beauty is definitely in the detail. You'll discover a thousand quirky façades being a prime example), jaw dropping architecture and secret places that will send your Instagram snapping instinct into overdrive. You can go from the amazing gardens designed by genious Antoni Gaudi (whose work symbolises the colourful and imaginative spirit of Barcelona) to the tranquil gardens or the wild
mountains (where you'll also find the 'muntanya russa' a very scary roller coaster). The Spring is arguably the best time to visit as the mild temperatures and sunny skies are just perfect for strolling. Make sure you try local delicacies such as the traditional sugar coated pastries: the Easter 'Bunyols de cuaresma'