Horta-Guinardo is a district set within Spain’s second city, Barcelona. Located towards the north-eastern outskirts of the city and on the foothills of the surrounding hills, Horta-Guinardo is known for the steepness of its streets. This affords the upper reaches of the district spectacular views over Barcelona and the Mediterranean sea beyond. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Horta-Guinardo will discover that rates for self catering accommodation within the district are much less expensive than that found within the more central locations of the city. There is plenty of choice available, from apartments and villas, to rustic traditional Spanish cottages, or casas.
Visitors spending their holidays in Horta-Guinardo will find that due to its convenient location, so close to the bustling cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, there is plenty to see and do here. They may wish to spend their time sightseeing, discovering the many architectural and historical treasures which earn much of the city the distinction of being designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is also known as a major centre of culture, due to its many theatres, museums and art galleries. In contrast to these attractions, tourists looking to spend a more relaxing time in Horta-Guinardo may wish to head to the coast. Here they will be spoilt for choice with the city’s seven distinct beaches, covering nearly three miles of coastline. They may wish to partake in a number of water sports, such as surfing windsailing or scuba diving, or simply bathe and soak up the warm Mediterranean sunshine.
Perhaps the grandest and most iconic of all the sites to be found close to Horta-Guinardo is the unique La Sagrada Familia Catholic Church. Originally designed by the Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi, this impressive landmark is still unfinished, despite construction originally starting in 1882. Visitors enjoying their holidays in Horta-Guinardo may also wish to visit some of Barcelona’s many museums and art galleries, such as The Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art of Catalonia or the more specialist Picasso Museum.
Many travellers spending their holidays in Horta-Guinardo are drawn by this region’s warm Mediterranean climate. Summers are pleasantly warm, with temperatures often reaching the mid to high 20s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, although temperatures still average around 11 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall for Horta-Guinardo is around 15 inches.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Horta-Guinardo will first fly to Barcelona Airport (BCN). There are a number of airlines operating regular and affordable flights to this busy international airport from the UK. Amongst the most popular are British Airways, Jet2.com, Ryan Air and BMI Baby, operating flights from several regional UK airports, including London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI), Bristol (BRS) and East Midlands (EMA).