Barcelona Flights

Second to only the capital city, Madrid, sophisticated Barcelona is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain. Nestled between the Tibidabo Mountains and Montjuïc, the capital of Catalonia has a vibrant night scene and perhaps the best shopping in Spain! However, if you are more interested in history and art, you can visit one of Barcelona’s museums or take a walk through the city’s Gothic Quarter.

Barcelona Flights

Barcelona is served by Barcelona El Prat Airport which is the second-busiest airport in Spain. Six airlines offer direct flights between London and Barcelona and, on average, the flight time is just 2 hours. Flight prices vary throughout the year, reaching their peak in the popular summer months. The airport is situated 12 km away from the city and there is a regular bus service and taxi rank which can transfer holidaymakers to city quickly and cheaply.

Fun Things to Do in Barcelona

There are plenty of fun things to see and do while you are in Barcelona. Although Barcelona is a large city, it is highly navigable and there are a number of tourist offices dotted throughout the city which can help you out if you get lost.

Often the first place holidaymakers visit is La Ramba, the city’s most-famous street. This is a lovely tree-lined boulevard which runs from the centre of the city to the waterfront. Along La Ramba there are number of cafes and restaurants to unwind in and you will also find two of Barcelona’s popular attractions: Plaça Reial and Güell Palace. Royal Plaza in English, Plaça Reial is one of the city’s finest squares and is home to some of the best night clubs in the city. Güell Palace is a mansion designed by Antoni Gaudí and is open for tours.

If you love shopping, the chances are that you are already of Barcelona’s enviable shopping reputation. International designer brands are well represented in Barcelona’s more fashionable streets or if you are looking for something a bit different head to Avinguda Diagonal where you will find some local boutiques. There are also some great markets in Barcelona. La Boqueria is the city’s principal food market where you can pick up some tasty produce. Quirky curios and antiques can be acquired from Mercat Gòtic de Antiguitats which is open on Thursdays.

As a major cultural epicentre, there are plenty of museums and galleries to visit while on holiday in Barcelona. Two of the best are Museu Picasso and Museu d’Història de Barcelona. The Museu Picasso is housed in five interconnected mansions and is home to a number of temporary and permanent exhibitions. Museu d’Història de Barcelona is without a doubt one of the most fascinating museums in Barcelona and explores the history of Barcelona from its Roman roots.

No trip to Barcelona is complete without visiting the city’s cathedral. Not only is the building stunning with its intricate lacy design and gargoyles, but you can ascend the roof and tower of the cathedral for an unforgettable view of the city below.