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Maria Asaad
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Nothing beats a cheeky, cheap and cheerful trip to a gorgeous European city for some Spring sunshine. And with Vueling making a mighty return to London Heathrow, it is now easier than ever to enjoy a few days away in Europe. Whether it’s soaking up some Spanish sun or falling in love with some Parisian pleasures, you can get there in no time, directly from Heathrow. 

Bask in the beauty of Barcelona 

If you’re looking for a city that has it all, look no further. Barcelona is a sensational Spanish metropolis that offers everything from wonderful cultural spots to historical architecture, as well as gorgeous beaches and all-year-round sunshine. There is so much to see and experience in this beautiful city; here are just a few top spots to visit.

Basilica de la Sagrada Familia – this historic church is devoted solely to the Holy Family. It is known as one of Antoni Gaudi’s most famous works and is an iconic piece of infrastructure in the city. It is most famously known for being under construction since 1882, with donations funding the works. You can get an amazing panoramic view of the city by taking the lift to the top of the towers and marvelling at the ornate architecture.

Gothic Quarter – the incredible architecture doesn’t end there, as the legendary Gothic Quarter in Barcelona is home to some of the city’s most important politic buildings and incredible Gothic architecture. Taking a stroll through this historic centre of medieval Barcelona is a must.

Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar – the distinct Gothic theme runs through a lot of Barcelona and into the La Ribera neighbourhood, home to the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, the city’s last remaining Catalan Gothic-style church. It is the jewel of the area, with majestic naves and stunning stained glass windows to admire.

Palace of Catalan Music – the Palau is an iconic symbol of modernistic architecture in downtown Barcelona. It is one of the most recommended tourist attractions in the city as it encompasses the beauty of Barcelona in a contemporary way. The historical building was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and offers an unbeatable magical experience.


Fall in love with the pleasures of Paris 

It’s difficult not to fall head over heels for Paris's charm and splendour. Simply strolling through the gorgeous streets of the city is enough to be swept away by its charm and magic.

Eiffel Tower – this colossal landmark was first completed in 1889 and has since become the most famous symbol of Paris, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists to marvel at its architectural splendour.

Louvre Museum – the Louvre is a must visit for art lovers as it hosts some of the incredible pieces in history, such as the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and stunning collections of prized paintings. Aside from hosting all these incredible art pieces, it is one of the largest and grandest museums in the world with architectural beauty that will leave you in awe.

Arc de Triomph — standing proudly on the Western end of the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomph is a major landmark in Paris, combining commemorative and symbolic significance. You can visit an exhibition portraying the landmark's history and explaining its symbolic importance. The terrace is a great place to catch some superb city views day and night.

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre – located in Paris’ famous Montmartre, this 19th-century basilica was built by the French government after the Franco-Prussian War. The steps leading up to the large medieval-looking domed landmark are an iconic place to sit and soak in the gorgeous views of the city.