For serious history, high culture, breathtaking architecture and jaw-dropping style, no other Spanish city does it quite like Barcelona. A cosmopolitan metropolis in the sun, this popular destination attracts huge numbers of holidaymakers and with low-cost flights available year-round, it has never been easier to visit.
As the second-largest city in Spain, Barcelona has a great deal to offer anyone looking for a memorable holiday. With so much to do and see, it's easy to understand why cheap flights to Barcelona are always in demand. From the breathtaking Sagrada Família to the wonderful Montjuïc Castle, there is no shortage of attractions to take in.
Upon arrival at Barcelona International Airport, transport to the city centre has never been easier to arrange. Located just 13km (8 miles) from the city, there are frequent buses, trains and taxis plying the route from the airport. You can also hire a car by contacting one of several car rental agencies at the airport.
With the potentially fraught transport situation sorted, it's time to get on with enjoying your holiday. Many holidaymakers book flights to Spain for the country's fantastic weather, culture and history, and in those terms Barcelona is second to none. With plenty of fantastic sightseeing opportunities and as many fascinating parts of the city to explore, be sure to keep your camera at hand at all times.
Among those you should not miss is Las Rambla de Canaletes, one of the liveliest areas of Barcelona. To say it is a merely a vibrant part of the city is an understatement as shops, markets, street performers and restaurants vie for your attention. This busy street is a popular holiday hotspot for many tourists and is named after the Font de les Canaletes fountain. Local legend has it that if you drink its water, you will keep coming back to Barcelona ? something that is made all the more likely thanks to the availability of affordable flights.
Barcelona is also renowned for its magnificent, striking and occasionally unusual architecture. During your visit, be sure to see some of Gaudi's standout works including the Sagrada Família church, a building of outstanding beauty that was started in 1882 and not yet finished and Park Güell, a garden built between 1900 and 1914.
Of course there are many other attractions in the city to keep you busy during your stay ? be that a matter of days or weeks. If you are looking for more information to create an itinerary before you travel and get the best flight information possible, take a look at the travel guide to Barcelona. There you will find details of best times to fly, local climate patterns and top places to visit.
If you plan on visiting other Spanish cities during your holiday, we has also created an informative travel guide to Spain to help you find the destinations best suited to your tastes. Whether you prefer a beach holiday along the coast or a city break in Madrid, we has up-to-date travel information and great deals on last-minute flights.