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City trip to Barcelona

City trip to Barcelona

A perfect combination of culture, shopping, delicious food and beach: that's Barcelona. After a short flight you really are in a different world with a Mediterrean climate. Low season is an especially lovely time to enjoy the sunshine on a terrace in one of the many squares that Barcelona has to offer. The centre of the city is Plaça Catalunya. From here you can wander down the Ramblas to the harbour and beach. This is always a pleasant and lively area.

Travel information for Barcelona

There's only one airport which is actually in Barcelona, and that is El Prat de Llobregat Aeropuerto. It's possible to fly into this airport, but tickets are probably more expensive. The low cost airlines fly to the airports of Girona and Reus, which are approximately 120km outside the city. From these airports you can use a transfer service to Barcelona centre, travel onward by train or hire a car.



 

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Camp Nou
The biggest soccer stadium in Europe, and third biggest in the world! It is home to FC Barcelona and to experience a match there is something you will never forget. The atmosphere and the sight of passionate Catalans is unbeatable. If you visit Camp Nou, you can also book a guided tour of the stadium, the museum and the multimedia zone. A definite must for football fans!

 

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Tibidabo amusement park
A nostalgic amusement park on top of the Tibidabo mountain. Escape the bustle of the city and enjoy attractions, some of which date from the early 19th century! The view over the city and sea is amazing here and the attractions have been adapted to maximise that fact. The best known attraction is the red plane which flies in a circle above Barcelona. Due to its high location, the park is best reached by public transport.



 

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La Maquinista
You can find Catalonia's biggest shopping centre in Barcelona, namely La Maquinista. The complex is mainly outdoor, made up of three floors with a surface area of more than 250,000m2. This is a shopper's paradise. Take a break in one of the many cafes and restaurants and you can even catch a movie in the cinema.

 

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Some tips about eating and drinking in Barcelona

  • Spanish people have dinner late, maybe later than you are used to. They do take into account that Barcelona attracts a lot of tourists, but don't be surprised if restuarants are still closed at 18.00 hours.
  • Take your time over lunch and dinner, just like the Spanish do. Lunch can easily take all afternoon.
  • Pay close attention to where Spanish people eat, there's a good chance that you can find the best tapas there.

Eating with children
Eating out in Barcelona is a real feast for all, including the children! There are so many types of tapas on offer you’re guaranteed to find something to suit everyone’s taste. You can take a nice picnic in one of the many parks in the city… why not purchase some goodies at the covered market in Las Ramblas and enjoy a very tasty picnic!


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