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Experience our award-winning service from Melbourne to Barcelona. The emphasis is on your comfort, relaxation and an outstanding customer experience from start to finish. Fly on our fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft and enjoy our delicious cuisine served by our attentive cabin crew. With plenty of legroom to stretch out and relax, you’ll be in Spain’s most exciting city before you know it.
Barcelona is one of the most colourful and energetic cities in Spain, a country that’s known for its vibrancy and energy. The gardens and parks of the city balance its role as a regional industrial hub with plenty of tranquil, green open spaces. The café culture is a sheer joy and a good way to immerse yourself in the culture. With its great museums and galleries, and attractions such as Gaudi’s amazing architectural wonder of La Sagrada Familia make Barcelona a must-visit destination.
This award-winning airport is one of the most popular in Australia, taking business and leisure travellers to destinations all over the globe. Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne take you to our hub in Doha, and the sheer comfort and luxury of Melbourne Airport means that your journey is a pleasure from the very start.
Aboriginal art decorates the airport terminals, while modern shopping options provide you with those last-minute gifts and souvenirs.
Transportation and parking
Short-term parking is available close to the main terminal, while longer-term options are also available. Business parking is just a few metres from the main building, and pick-up and drop-off points are located outside the main entrances.
A bus service runs from the long-term parking area to the main terminal. The Skybus to, and from, the airport runs from the city centre every 15 minutes, while other bus services run throughout the day. Taxis are plentiful, and a pre-book limousine service and car rental are also on offer.
Arriving in Melbourne
Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne depart from Terminal 2, which handles all outbound international flights. An expansion scheme was completed in 2012, providing greater space for retail outlets and passenger lounges.
Because Qatar Airways uses the new A380 Airbus, most departures will be from Gate 9 and11.
Facilities and amenities
The Air Lounge in Terminal 2 offers passengers a relaxing location to grab a quick bite before boarding their Qatar Airways flight from Melbourne.
A number of Australian produce outlets are also located in Terminal 2, as well as luxury accessories retailers and shops selling everything from surfing paraphernalia to perfumes and watches. There is also a large number of food options, from small cafés to excellent restaurants serving international cuisine.
Spain’s second largest city and the capital of the fiercely independent Catalonia region, Barcelona is a unique blend of baroque buildings, ultra-modern skyscrapers and beautiful squares full of character. A cultural epicentre for southern Europe, Barcelona is an eclectic location that is full of interest.
Perfect for city breaks or a longer vacation to really explore its many riches, this unique city welcomes visitors from all over the world. Book a flight to Barcelona with Qatar Airways and fall in love with this vibrant, energetic city for yourself.
At 9pm in the evening, Barcelona has a unique landmark that enchants those who see it – the musical fountains of in Plaça d'Espanya. The Barri Gòtic or Gothic Quarter is the medieval heart of the city, but some structures date even further back to the Roman settlement of Catalonia.
A slightly more modern addition to the city’s landscape is the Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. Originally built in 1929 but torn down less than a year later, the reconstructed version built in 1986 demonstrates how important to the history of modern architecture the original was.
Barcelona is also packed with World Heritage sites, including the striking Park Güell, the extraordinary Casa Batlló (one of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces) and the truly stunning Palau de la Música Catalana, where you can hear some of Barcelona’s finest musicians perform. There is also a myriad of galleries to explore, as well as plenty of open spaces to relax in.
Flights to Barcelona with Qatar Airways land at Barcelona-El Prat International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Barcelona please check the visa and passport requirements.
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