If you're looking for a short break in a cultural city close to the coast, consider booking into Barcelona hotels.
The capital of the Catalonia region and Spain's second-largest city is the ideal location for a holiday, even if you only have a few days to get away. Barcelona boasts everything you could want from a short break - sun, sea, sand, culture and a wealth of shopping opportunities.
There are plenty of places to stay if you're looking for accommodation in the city. If you want to be well positioned not too far from the airport and close to the beach, why not book a room at the NN 1898 Hotel Barcelona?
Bedrooms feature an en suite bathroom, cable television and an internet connection, with the hotel also offering a laundry service, indoor and outdoor pools, a sunbathing terrace and a sauna, among other facilities.
When you've settled in, you might want to start exploring and make the most of your time by taking in some of the main landmarks. If this is the case you're sure to want to view the strikingly beautiful church of La Sagrada Familia.
The architectural gem is a true masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi - a famous architect whose works sprung up all over the city. Head next to another of his creations - the entranceway to Parc Guell. The elaborate structure is worth taking in and a stroll round the park is a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon, especially if you pack a picnic.
Experience some local culture by sampling the dishes at the nearby restaurants or make your way to one of the art galleries, such as the National Museum of Art of Catalonia or the Picasso Museum. Alternatively, delve into the region's past with a trip to the City History Museum.
If you're hankering after some retail therapy, you'll find a number of popular department stores to visit, including El Corte Ingles and Fnac where you can pick up all manner of goods.
For something a little more high class however you might want to make your way along the city's shopping line, which stretches for five km from the top of Las Ramblas all the way up Avenue Diagonal.
Along the route you'll discover a wealth of shops from well-known retailers such as Burberry, Versace and Calvin Klein, as well as native shoemaking stores that are renowned the world over for their espadrilles.
Afterwards you should just have time to soak up some sun on the beach before making your way back to the hotel and preparing for the journey home.