It really is no surprise that Barcelona rates as one of the top European city breaks for Brits. The sun city of Barcelona has great food and wine, a fascinating history, celebrated architecture, sophisticated nightlife, sun-soaked beach life, and tantalising cultural delights... in fact it's only a surprise that we haven't all packed up to go and live there.
Flights to Barcelona arrive at Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN), just a little way out of the Spanish city. Transfers to the city centre are quick, easy and cheap, with buses, trains and taxis taking the load. Car hire is a fantastic option if you want to explore the areas around the capital of Catalonia, and rates are competitive here. The Costa Brava and Costa Dorada are just short drives away.
Whether you're into art, sport, or simply people watching with a few tapas dishes and a glass of cava to keep you company, you are bound to find your own slice of city paradise in Barcelona.
Art lovers will be kept happy at a host of museums across Barcelona, the most popular being the Picasso and Miro museums (what is it with abstract surrealism and Catalan artists?).
Then there's Antoni Gaudi, a Catalan and adopted son of Barcelona. His influence is everywhere - from the undulating façade of Casa Mila (also known as La Pedrera) in the district of Eixample, to beautiful Park Guell, and on to the still unfinished church of Sagrada Familia - one of the most visited tourist attractions in all of Spain.
Sports lovers will be kept happy in the Olympic host city of 1992, mostly with world-class football at the Nou Camp from the boys at FC Barcelona, simply known as Barca.
Hiking routes are popular on Tibidabo Mountain, which overlooks the city, and the kids will enjoy the mountain top amusement park.
More sedate pleasures in bountiful Barcelona can be found by simply strolling the city streets to discover the cathedral in the Barrio Gotico (Gothic Quarter), and Las Ramblas, a great stretch of the city that is just for pedestrians and lined with market stalls, shops, street performers and cafés in which to order your tapas and cava.
Barcelona flights are frequent from the UK, and take around two to three hours.
Using a price-comparison site and booking ahead is the best way to find bargain flights to Barcelona. Peak season is during the hottest months of July, August and September, though cool sea breezes can keep the claustrophobia of the heat at bay. Cheap flights to Barcelona can be found outside of these months, and the city is a real delight at any time of the year.
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