The appeal of city breaks in Barcelona lies in the fact that the city has something to offer travellers on all budgets.
This is according to Maria Luisa Albacar-Fracanzani, head of foreign relations at Barcelona Turisme, who said that the Catalan city’s cultural hotspots include the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and the Miro Foundation.
"The British are the number one tourists in Europe using low cost flights, therefore when flights are cheap the rest is really peanuts," she commented.
A recent survey by OnePoll named Barcelona as the number one European holiday hotspot thanks to its short flight time, warm weather and impressive architecture.
A spokesperson from the market research company said that Barcelona boasts "super nightlife, architecture and it sees a lot of sun".
"It’s ideal because it’s not too far away for many Europeans, and just a short flight away for us Brits, which makes for a perfect weekend break."
Other Spanish destinations making OnePoll’s top-20 list include Madrid, Benidorm and Puerto Rico in the Canary Islands.