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What to do in Barcelona
Barcelona is the second largest city of Spain. That’s why it’s no surprise that the city is chockfull of destinations that seduces travellers from all over the world. From museums, chic shops, gorgeous architecture, wonderful cuisine, and more, you won’t find it hard to say “te amo” (I love you) to Barcelona.
Step right into the culture of Barcelona and walk around the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter. The historian and photographer in you will marvel at La Seu Cathedral, Museu d'Història de Barcelona, and Placa Reial.
Have several jaw-dropping moments when you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that were created by the master architect, Antoni Gaudi. See the best of Barcelona’s architecture and stop by the Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, Palau Guell, Casa Vicens, Park Guell, and Gaudi’s Crypt in Colonia Guell. Or if you want a more natural view, enjoy endless stretch of gorgeous beaches in Costa Brava.
Hop on and hop off the Barcelona Bus Turistic or ride the tramway and tour the rest of the city’s top destinations. Stroll along the famous streets in Ciutat Vella, like the beautiful tree-lined Las Ramblas, along with the fountains and statues of La Placa Catalunya.
Want to go shopping next? Grab your wallet and head to Els Encants, which is Barcelona’s biggest flea market. Have a food trip in the city too, and taste the best of Spanish cuisine with this Barcelona food guide from a fellow Aussie.
These are just a few of the things you should see in the city. So start planning your trip now, and get travel tips and ideas from the ultimate Barcelona travel guide.
When to visit Barcelona
The best time to visit Barcelona is year-round. During high season from March to August, you can enjoy warm summer months. But for cooler temperatures and less tourists, schedule your trip for shoulder (September-October) and low season (November-February). But don’t forget that the cheapest time to fly to Barcelona is the month of June.
Choose any time of the year for your trip, because you can fly to Barcelona Spain visa-free for up to 90 days. Just make sure your passport is valid for at least six months on your return date to Australia. Check out Smartraveller too for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Barcelona
International flights from Australia land at Barcelona-El PRat Airport. Travel from Barcelona Airport to the city centre by:
- Private transfer
- Taxi cab
- Aerobus Express Bus Service
- TMB Airport Bus
- RENFE train
- Car hire
Journey time from airport to Barcelona city centre is between 20-60 minutes depending on traffic, your next destination, and choice of transport. Some airport transport options require advanced booking so make sure to contact their customer service ahead of time. Once settled, travel around Barcelona travel around the city by subway, bus, tram, train, taxi, and on foot.
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Airlines that Fly to Barcelona
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