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September Getaway

A survey commissioned by 3Money has revealed that September is the most popular month for 29% of adults to enjoy a ‘summer holiday’. If the sudden drop in temperature has stirred up the wanderlust within, or you’re craving the escapism offered by some warm, sunshine, check out Barcelona for your September getaway.

Experience the Catalan culture on offer in Barcelona. The swarm of summertime tourists starts to decline but the weather stays warm – a perfect pair. Barcelona is a great city break because of the range of activities available to visitors.

Barceloneta and Icaria are two of the many beaches within the city where you can relax and test the not so baltic Mediterranean waters. Get away from the city and centre and travel the coastline of Catalunya; proudly boasting over 100 Blue Flag beaches.

The city itself bustles with tapas bars, lively nightlife, and entertainment. Las Ramblas is usually one of the first landmarks tourists identify. The fresh food market is located here and is a rainbow of colour, free for all to visit. Tapas-bars and restaurants line the streets but be wary of extortionate prices for mediocre food. Research is essential! On our last visit we discovered a hidden foodie gem – Luzia Street Grill. Staff were great, fajitas were the best I’ve had, and the cocktails photographed pretty well!

For food with a view, make the trip to Mirablau. This off-the-radar restaurant is perched on the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola and is host to one of the best views of the city – people stood during dinner to snag photos of the view, framed by the full length glass windows. The Mediterranean cuisine was tasty and were tapas sized portions. To be honest though, the surreal views distracted us from any potential negative impressions.

From a cultural point of view the city has a wealth of museums, galleries, parks and architectural structures to admire. Think elaborate water fountains, sculptured, ceramic buildings and Sagrada Familia.

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