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Barcelona Airport BCN The airport is located seven miles (12km) southwest of central Barcelona.
Airport Transport: The best and easiest way to travel into Barcelona is by train which runs from the airport to various stations in the city centre every 30 minutes. The airport station is located near Terminal A and is connected to the terminal by a moving walkway. Passengers travelling to Barcelona city hotels can use the Aerobus service that departs from Placa de Catalunya every 15 minutes dropping off at various locations en route.

Barcelona City InformationGuide: Barcelona ia full of elegance and sophistication as well as being the second largest and the most cosmopolitan city in Spain. This vibrant Catalonian capital leads Spain with outstanding architecture, haute couture and haute cuisine, particularly in the medieval and romantic Gothic quarter. Here you will find street entertainers, flower-stalls and the excellent shops of the Ramblas and the majestic Romanesque courtyard of the Bishops Palace.

Places of interest in Barcelona: The Ramblas, originally the site of the ancient city walls is now the major promenade area of the city 'where one goes to be seen'. Museums worth visiting include the Picasso museum with works ranging from early sketches to later masterpieces. The Military museum reached by the funicular to the top of Montjuich from where you can enjoy excellent views across the city.

Architecture and style: The mediaeval alleyways of the Gothic Quarter provides outstanding architecture. One of Barcelona's most outstanding landmarks is the Sagrada Familia one of the worlds most extraordinary churches. The emphatic decorative art of Antonio Gaudi is much loved in Barcelona. Other examples of his work can be seen throughout this beautiful city at the Casa Battlo, Casa Mila and Parque Guell. Barcelona is not just handsome and exciting - it's also supremely civilised.

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Local Transport:
Barcelona can be easily explored on foot, alternatively hop on or off the Bus Turistic, which stops at 18 convenient tourist locations around the city and you can usually buy tickets from the driver.

Nightlife in Barcelona: Authentic flamenco shows are held in the Spanish village. The Ramblas has many tapas bars, chic cafes and restaurants specialising in local dishes. Popular dining times are between nine o'clock and midnight with vibrant festivities of the bars and nightclubs open into the early hours of the morning. Beware the pick pockets.

Tourist Excursions around Barcelona: One of the most visited excursions is to the monastery at Montserrat, located 35 miles (56km) northwest of Barcelona. Founded in 1025 and housing over 75 monks it has rapidly become one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain, to celebrate local visions of the Virgin Mary. The monastery sits on a mountain perch which is reached by cable car.

Shopping: Barcelona is a shopping Mecca with its numerous boutiques and markets open late into the afternoons. The main shopping streets are the Paseo de Gracia full of large boutiques, jewelers and shopping centre's. The narrow streets in and around the Gothic area are worth visiting and the Ramblas for souvenirs.

What to buy: Antiques, clothes, perfume, leather goods pottery.

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Spain: Spain known for its rich culture and a fantastic choice of beaches with coastlines bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea. A visit to this fascinating land will help you discover the real Spain with mountain villages where donkeys still tread the cobbled streets, picturesque fishing villages and vibrant cities full of life and colour. For some of the best history and culture in Europe visit the famous cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Granada.

Climate:

Conditions vary, ranging from the typical Mediterranean heat and sun in the south of mainland Spain to the cooler and wetter north coast and the refreshing mountain air of the Pyrenees and their heavy snowfalls during winter. Madrid is sweltering in midsummer when temperatures soar and the Leveche, a hot wind from Africa can prove oven-like conditions in the South. There is little rain in the summer apart from the occasional thunder storm. Winters can be cool.

Major Events:

Carnival in Tenerife and Cadiz in February. Fallas Valencia in March. Holy Week in Seville, Cuenca Malaga in March. Spanish Formula one in April. Moors and Christians festival Equestrian Games, Jerez.

Top Attractions: The Alhambra (Granada). The Prado Museum (Madrid). Royal Palace (Madrid). Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao). Gaudi Museum (Barcelona). Port Aventura theme park (Costa Dorda).