Cheap Flights to Barcelona
Travel to Barcelona, a Gothic gem on the Spanish coast and one of the world's leading cultural centers. Its influence on Western civilization has been recognized by UNESCO, which has named eight world heritage sites within the city. Dating back to the Middle Ages, Barcelona blends high culture and energetic nightlife to create an exciting destination for travelers. Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Barcelona's mild Mediterranean climate makes it a great year-round vacation choice.
Attractions in Barcelona
Barcelona is for lovers, especially lovers of fine art. Few cities have contributed as much to the visual arts as Barcelona. The spirit of the city is also expressed in its architecture. The mixture of Gothic and Modernesta styles surrounds visitors in a wide array of public buildings and cathedrals.
In this metropolitan area of almost 5 million people, many of Barcelona's most famous landmarks are concentrated downtown. The Gothic center, the oldest neighborhood in the city, features the Cathedral of Barcelona and Catalunya Square. It is bordered by La Rambla, the major boulevard of the city that is dotted by impressive statuary and the Bourqueria Market, a vibrant local market. There is an endless selection of art museums in this area, but the Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Museum of Catalan Art are two of the finest collections in Europe.
One can enjoy a respite from sightseeing at Barceloneta Beach or the nearby zoological park complex. For those who favor spectator sports, FC Barcelona is one of the most recognized names in sports, and the team plays games at Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe. After the sun goes down, you'll find that Barcelona's performing art scene rivals that of New York or London. If you're feeling lucky, spend an evening at the casino on the waterfront.Barcelona Travel Guide
Travel Tips for Visiting Barcelona
Barcelona is blessed with warm, dry summers and cool winters that rarely fall below freezing. Bursting with exquisite restaurants, Barcelona is a gourmet enthusiast's delight featuring the best in Catalan cuisine. Casually dining with friends over wine and tapas is still the most popular pastime in town. A night of tapas at a fun bar could run anywhere from $10 to $40 per person. Barcelona is a city that goes all night, so many evening activities start rather late. Lunch is usually served from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., and visitors can enjoy a nice dinner from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Fun Facts: Barcelona By the Numbers
● 30% is the average % saved on airfare by traveling to Barcelona in January (based on 2017)
● 99,345 is the capacity of Camp Nou (2nd in size globally only to a North Korean stadium)
● 68 is the amount of parks found in Barcelona
● 50 F is the average temperate in the winter (Jan), and 75 F is the warmest in the summer (Aug)
● 1992 is the year Barcelona gained its first beach (for the 1992 Olympics); the city now has 7
● 2.5 hours is the amount of time it takes to get to Madrid by train
● 250+ is number of cannabis clubs found within the city
● 9 is the amount of UNESCO-protected monuments in Barcelona
Flying into Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Located at El Prat del Llobregat, Barcelona-El Prat Airport is about 10 miles from the city center. Most international flights to Barcelona will land at Terminal 1 although some low-cost airlines and regional carriers still use Terminal 2. The two terminals are connected by green transfer shuttles. From the front of Terminal 1, a shuttle bus to the RENFE train runs approximately every 30 minutes to the city center. Visitors transfer at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia or Clot, which connects to the city's subway system.