Spain’s second largest city and certainly one of Europe’s most colourful, fly to Barcelona and discover a city renowned for its football team, beaches, museums and architecture. From the unique street theatre of Las Ramblas to the gold medal memories that resonate through the Olympic Park, the city presents a feast for the senses.
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As the capital of the Catalonia region, Barcelona is a busy hub with many world class attractions. Gaudi’s as yet unfinished church, La Sagrada Familia, is one of the city’s best known landmarks and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Elsewhere there is plenty of architectural excellence to enjoy during your trip to Barcelona, particularly in the Gothic Quarter.
Once you’ve finished your sightseeing for the day, catch the sunset at one of Barcelona’s famous beaches. Later on in the evening, be sure to visit the spectacular displays of light and music at the Magic Fountain on Montjuic hill. There you’ll also find the majestic Palau Nacional and the Anella Olimpica, which hosted the 1992 Olympic Games.
Many people choose to take a trip to Barcelona during the summer for the spectacular beaches. But there also many other outdoor activities on offer, including an array of watersports, boat tours and entertainment. Summer is also a time for festivals in Barcelona, including the Sonar music festival in June and the weeklong Festes de Gracia in August.
There are many musical and cultural venues to explore in the city. During your trip to Barcelona be sure to check out a flamenco show.
If you want to sample some of the best restaurants that Barcelona has to offer, visit Barceloneta or Barri Gotic. Dining in Barcelona is a stimulating experience that takes its inspiration from all over the world. Alongside international cuisine you’ll find Catalonian favourites, like escudella stew and mongets amb botifarra.
Though they are not traditional to the region, well-known Spanish delicacies like paella and tapas are also in plentiful supply.
For eating on-the-go, try some local tapas at any of the cafes or restaurants which adorn the local streets.
Tourist souvenirs can be easily purchased on Las Ramblas and Barri Gotic. But if you want something that’s uniquely Catalonian to remind you of your travels to Barcelona, head to the boutiques in Gracia or the market stalls of Ciutat Vella.
For everything from designer clothes and official FC Barcelona merchandise to traditional sweets and children’s toys, take a look around the Maremagnum shopping centre in the port area.
Flights to Barcelona 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. So before you fly to Barcelona please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage: 220 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type C / F
International dialing code: +34
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