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On flights from Sydney to Barcelona with Qatar Airways, you’ll receive a range of in-flight benefits that are designed to make your trip to Spain’s capital of art and culture a most enjoyable one. Your ergonomically designed seating gives you the space to relax and stretch out, with that all-important extra legroom. As you sit back and enjoy your flight, why not sample some delicious cuisine as well as a fine selection of quality services? You’ll arrive in sunny Barcelona feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to explore or do business.
Barcelona, historic capital of Catalonia in the south of Spain, is fairly awash with colour and pulsating with irrepressible energy. The city is packed with art and culture outlets, including Gaudi’s magnificent and truly eccentric cathedral of Sagrada Familia. The Gothic Quarter of the city is steeped in history and the food scene here is eclectic, including everything from tapas bars to gourmet restaurants.
Australia’s best-known city is not actually its capital, but the harbour-side metropolis of Sydney.
This location is full of iconic buildings and landmarks, and is served by one of the largest airports in the country, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport. Just 8km from the city centre, it is also the oldest international airport in the world, and passengers flying from Sydney with Qatar Airways will find it to be a friendly, relaxed yet extremely efficient departure point. Staff are polite and helpful, and the facilities at this extensive airport are excellent.
Transportation and parking
Its close proximity to the centre of Sydney means that there is plenty of transport available to and from the heart of the city to the airport itself. The Airport Link rail service connects the three terminals to Sydney Central Station and takes just under half an hour. Terminal 1 has its own railway station, while Terminals 2 and 3 share a station.
Sydney buses run to and from the terminals and take around 40-45 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. Taxis are plentiful, and the journey time from the centre to the airport is around 30 minutes. Parking at the airport is plentiful, and there are four car parks to choose from.
The International Car Park is located opposite Terminal 1 and provides short and long-term stays. Other car parks are designed for domestic and short-term visitors. Valet parking is available.
Arriving in Sydney
Passengers flying from Sydney with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 1. The terminal is particularly large, so ensure that you check the departure boards on arrival for your gate number. Recently, security at Sydney Airport has been tightened, so allow extra time to check in and to clear customs and security checks.
Facilities and amenities
Communications facilities are excellent, with free Wi-Fi available throughout Terminals 1 and 2. Internet kiosks are also located both pre and post-security, and mobile telephone hire is available from several vendors in the arrivals area of Terminal 1. There are more than 150 shops and retail outlets at the airport, with a huge selection of luxury and designer goods, tourist souvenirs and Duty Free.
The food court offers a broad choice of both on-the-go fast food and more formal dining options, with plenty of beverages and snack vendors to sample too.
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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