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A weekend in Barcelona: what to do

Posted at 19 June 2017

Do you want a free weekend away in Barcelona for you and your friends?

We’re giving five returning (meaning you lived with us this year, as well as next year) the chance to win a weekend away in Barcelona this October!

So what's involved? The winners will fly out to take part in the international Summer Games 2017. They will battle against students from all over - from Spain, to Germany, to the Netherlands - competing to be crowned Champions of Europe.

Whilst the Summer Games will be the highlight of your trip, you’ll want to catch a glimpse of the city’s sights. Barcelona is full of art, culture and lots of food and drink, all ready for you to explore…

Here’s how you can enter, and what to get up to in the city if you win!

Enter the Summer Games competition

Find the competition on our website and enter your, and your friends’, with their permission) details. All you need to do then is answer one question: In what year was the Barcelona Olympic Games held?

Fill up on tapas

If you’ve not heard of tapas, they’re smaller dishes of food that you share with others. Dishes include seafood, chicken, chorizo and a mix of vegetables. This means that this Spanish speciality has something for everyone.

Barcelona is full of tapas restaurants and bars, so it won’t be hard to find somewhere for dinner!

Hit the beach after a long day

Barcelona has some amazing beaches. What's even better, October will still be warm enough for you to take a dip in the Mediterranean, too! Barceloneta beach is on the coast of the city’s centre and is a great spot to relax after a long day of competing…

See some of the world’s most famous architecture

One of Barcelona’s most famous landmarks is the Sagrada Familia. Not heard of it? You'll have definitely seen the impressive church designed by world-famous architect Gaudi before. His work features all over the city, creating many free stops for you during your free time.

The city's designs include plenty of bright and quirky designs, meaning there's a new sight waiting for you around every corner.

See the city for free

Go for a walking tour and save your pennies (or cents!) not getting on the metro. But where can you go? You can walk to the Parc de Joan Miro or, if you’re feeling adventurous, head up to Montjuic castle on the hill that looks over city.