La Ribera and El Borne are neighbouring districts set within the Sant Pere quarter of Barcelona, Spain. La Ribera translates in Catalan as ‘The Shore’ and is therefore located very close to the city’s wonderful beaches. In complete contrast, La Ribera and El Borne also boast numerous interesting medieval buildings, making the districts popular amongst tourists with interests in all thing historical; as well as for those looking for sun, sand and sea type holidays. To cater for the district’s steady influx of visitors, tourists looking to spend their holidays in La Ribera and El Borne will discover there is a great choice of self catering rental accommodation available, suitable for all tastes and budgets. There are small studio apartments, luxurious villas with pools and even rustic casas (cottages), ideal for those looking to stay somewhere more traditional and brimming with character.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in La Ribera and El Borne will find that due to their location, so close to the centre of the bustling cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, there is no shortage of things for them to see and do. There are all the wonderful shopping opportunities to be expected from such a major city. There are a great choice of shopping malls and boulevards, selling a broad range of designer and high street goods, as well as enabling tourists the opportunity to pick up traditional Catalan arts and crafts as quality souvenirs. After all this retail therapy, tourists will then be able to kick off their shop shoes and relax on one of the cities seven beaches. The more athletic may wish to partake in the abundant choice of water sport activities available here.
Due to its deserved reputation as being one of the world’s major tourist, cultural and entertainment centres, visitors looking to spend their holidays in La Ribera and El Borne will find Barcelona a fascinating destination. For those with more cultural and archaeological interests, Barcelona boasts numerous art galleries, museums and theatres. There is also a wonderful selection of impressive buildings, churches and monuments, in a broad range of architectural styles - perhaps the most instantly recognisable being the still unfinished La Sagrada Familia church, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in La Ribera and El Borne will discover that this region of Spain enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and relatively dry, with temperatures frequently reaching the high 20s degrees Celsius, whilst winters are milder with temperatures averaging around 10 to 14 degrees Celsius. La Ribera and El Borne receive an average annual rainfall of around 18 inches.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in La Ribera and El Borne will first fly from the UK to Barcelona International Airport (BCN). There are a number of airlines operating regular flights here, to include British Airways, easyJet and BMI Baby. These flights depart from a number of regional UK airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), East Midlands (EMA), Bristol (BRS) and Newcastle(NCL).