In Luis Suárez, Neymar and Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona have the most clinical attacking triumvirate in world football, guaranteeing a flurry of goals whenever they grace the field. If FC Barcelona is mes que un club – more than a club – then this is more than a city break.
Showcasing the most potent strike force since the days of Puskás and Di Stéfano and their spellbinding brand of tiki-taka, FC Barcelona is without doubt one of the most mesmerising teams to watch. And the city itself is every bit as mesmerising as the team, so why not combine the two with a luxurious short break watching the defending European Champions at the Camp Nou.
Staying at the prestigious Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I located on Avenida Diagonal, famed for its many stylish stores and enticing restaurants, the hotel is set within 25,000 square metres of blissful 19th century gardens offering a serene base to unwind after cheering on the Catalan giants.
The hotel has an array of 5-star-facilites to ensure a lavishly comfortable stay. Named one of the world’s top ten spa & fitness centres by Condé Nast Traveler, head to The Royal Club Fitness & Spa, located in the surrounding gardens, for a revitalising massage or a soak in the hot tub. Or take to the chic outdoor solarium and bask in the Iberian sun, dry martini in hand, by the large pool.
You’ll notice the city centre itself has a real fervent energy with plenty to offer. Visit La Rambla and take in the strip’s famous atmosphere, stroll along the beachfront and refuel on a platter of fresh seafood by the Mediterranean Sea, or cycle over to Park Güell and marvel at the architecture of Gaudí.
When evening hits, make sure you’re in the Gothic Quarter. Made up of jinking rat-runs, the city’s old town is a bustling location packed full of lively bars serving classic cocktails. Here the drinks flow until the early hours.
With so much inspiring art and culture, worldly attractions, thriving bars and restaurants, a Mediterranean climate and privileged beachside location, not to mention perhaps the greatest football team of all time, it’s easy to see why Barcelona is bubbling with life and one of Europe’s hottest city breaks.
FC Barcelona city-break package details:
- 3 nights from 07 May 2016
- Accommodation at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I in a Standard Room on bed & breakfast
- 2 x Cat 3 FC Barcelona v RCD Espanyol tickets on 08 May 2016
- Return flights with BA from London Gatwick