An Affordable European Destination is…
Barcelona has about one-quarter of the amount of visitors annually than Paris, making this Spanish coastal city a pleasure to visit for its weather, attractions, and less expensive hotels than other top European tourist destinations.
For annual visitation, London remains atop the list in Europe with 16.8 million international tourists in 2013, followed by Paris, Rome, and Milan which means there’s more room for you to enjoy fifth-place Barcelona.
Situated along the Mediterranean Sea along the north east coast, the summer weather is ideal for visitors, with temperatures in the low 80s (mid to upper 20’s in Celsius), and hosts a wealth of cultural sights, museums, and easy access to nature.
In a quick search for four or five-star hotels in Barcelona this summer, I found 14 hotels under $100 on LMTclub.com (a members-only global travel booking site). One example of a hotel deal is the 4-star Sunotel Club Central with a roof-top pool, and perfectly located in the elegant Eixample neighborhood for well under $100, and 40% below the popular U.S. travel websites.
The hotel features free Wi-Fi, a cozy full-service bar, and complimentary bicycle rentals to explore the famous Las Ramblas Boulevard, and nearby Plaza Catalunya.
With saving like that, (and with the strong U.S. dollar) your wallet remains full for sightseeing activities starting from the centrally located Sunotel:
- “Discover Hidden Bays and Fishing Villages Tour” – Leaving Barcelona behind, discover Tamariu, a beautiful small village of whitewashed houses in Costa Brava. Walk with your expert guide along the rocky coast following the historical “camí de ronda” path, where you will uncover the impressive pine forests next to the sea and the most beautiful natural bays of Costa Brava.
- “Wine and Cava Tasting” – Full day tour that will take you to three cellars of the Penedès area where you will find the elaboration of wine and cava (Catalan sparkling wine). Catalunya is one of Spain’s most prominent wine producing areas, boasting eleven appellations of origin.
- “Artistic Barcelona Sightseeing Tour” – Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism and the place where famous architect Antoni Gaudí, one of the greatest innovators of his time, lived, leaving behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover in Barcelona.
- “Montserrat Railway Half-Day Tour” –The journey follows the remarkable forms of the mountain and provides exceptional spectacular views of the Surroundings to Montserrat, (not the Caribbean Island) which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters).
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