Barcelona, Spain is a great holiday destination, offering a huge variety of art, architecture, theatre and football.
The city is nestled between hills and the Mediterranean in Spain’s Catalonian region. Gorgeous beaches compliment the cobblestone streets and boutique storefronts.
Popular places to visit in the city include the Gothic Quarter, a six to seven century old area of the city that features a mix of Golden Age architecture and popular places to eat and drink.
Multiple churches and basilicas, including Basilica Santa Maria del Mar, showcase the cities architectural roots and one-of-a-kind artwork.
Travelling to Barcelona from other countries is easiest by plane or train, although international busses are also available, running from Estacio d’Autobuses de Sants. The other major train station in Barcelona, Estacio del Nord, has busses departing Barcelona to almost every other city in Spain.
The two main Barcelona train stations service a variety of Spanish and international destinations, including Zurich, Geneva, Italy, and France.
Barcelona Airport (El Prat Airport; Airport code BCN) is the second busiest airport in Spain, trailing Madrid-Barajas Airport.
98 different airlines fly into and out of El Prat. In 2009, over 27 million passengers passed through the terminals.
The recently built terminal T1 is part of the over 5 billion Euros that the airport is investing in the development and refurbishment of terminals.