Planning to visit Barcelona for a holiday or city break? If so, this site can help.
visitBARCELONA.co.uk provides you with all the information and web links you are likely to need, including flights to Barcelona from the UK, Barcelona hotels and accommodation options, what to see and do in Barcelona as well as other useful Barcelona guides and resources. All gathered here in one place - simple really, but hopefully useful.
How to Get There? Flights to Barcelona from the UK
Barcelona is a popular holiday destination and there are lots of flight options available.
The following airlines fly to Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) from the UK:
- British Airways fly to Barcelona Airport from London Heathrow and Gatwick.
- easyJet fly there from London (Gatwick, Luton and Southend), Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle and Belfast.
- Ryanair fly there from London Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh.
- Jet2.com fly there from Manchester, Leeds-Bradford and Glasgow.
- Monarch fly there from London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds-Bradford airports.
- Vueling fly to Barcelona from London Gatwick, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
To find the best flight deals to Barcelona from the UK (including stop-overs), also consider using flight search engines such as those from Expedia.co.uk, Skyscanner or CheapFlights.co.uk.
If you you want to hire a car from Barcelona airport, try RentalCars.com for good deals.
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Where to Stay? BARCELONA HOTELS, B&Bs and Hostel Accommodation
- Try Booking.com for a good selection of Barcelona city-centre hotels, from budget to 5-star. One of the very best hotel providers with a hassle-free cancelation process if you change your mind later.
- Or use the search box below from HotelsCombined.com to compare prices and find the best hotel deals
- Hostelworld.com: Barcelona hostels for backpackers
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Why Visit Barcelona? SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS - What to See & Do
Top attractions include the bustling Las Ramblas avenue (watch out for pickpockets though!) including the Monument A Colum (a 60m statue dedicated to Christopher Columbus), Gaudi architecture and the Sagrada Familia, Barri Gotic (Old Town), the Waterfront area including Barcelona’’s Aquarium (one of Europe’s largest), the Fortress on Montjuic and the Military Museum.
Other good museums include the Picasso Museum, City History Museum of Barcelona, National Arts Museum of Catalonia, the Maritime Museum and FC Barcelona Football Museum (including Nou Camp stadium tours), or better still, watch a live match if possible.
Then there’s a beach area, tapas and sunshine - what more do you need? No wonder Barcelona is one of Europe’s top city breaks.
Lonely Planet’s list of sights and attractions in Barcelona provides further details on what to see and do in Barcelona while you are there.
And if you want some exercise, Barcelona is a great city for biking. Try Barcelona Biking or Barcelona By Bike for bike tour options.
Walking tours are another good way of getting a better insight and overview of the city. Good tour options include Runner Bean Tours and Sandeman’s Barcelona Walking Tour.
And if you’re feeling less energetic you can always do a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour around the city.
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Extras: MORE INFO, Resources & Useful Websites for BARCELONA
Situated on the east coast of Spain, Barcelona is the country’s second largest city with a population of around 1.6 million inhabitants.
For a zoomable map of Barcelona, click HERE.
For the latest weather forecast, see the BBC’s Barcelona Weather guide.
Plenty more information on Barcelona for visitors can be found at the official Barcelona Tourist Board website and also Wikitravel’s Barcelona Travel Guide.
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