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Barcelona, capital of the Catalonia Region on the Balearic Sea and one of the world’s best cities, is known for its wide-ranging and remarkable architecture, museums, culture, design industry and lively feel. Often thought of as Spain’s second city – it is fastly becoming the most popular Spanish city destination for Irish Travellers seeking a weekend retreat. Barcelona is famed for its medieval streets and squares, refurbished harbour, Art Nouveau architecture, and proud local history. Festivals abound in this city and you should avail of the celebrations if one is on while you are in town. Tourist information can be obtained at: www.barcelonaturisme.com.
El Prat de Llobregat Airport is about 12km from the city and is serviced by bus, train and taxi service. Buses depart from outside the airport terminal for the 30-minute trip to the city centre, costing about €3.25. Trains take about 15 minutes to reach the city centre and cost about €2. Taxis can be hailed outside the cost about €20.
If you plan to do a lot of sightseeing, invest in the Barcelona Card, good for 1 to 5 days of sights and transportation, costing €16.25 to €26. Armed with the Card, visit: Barri Gotic, the city’s Medieval section of town with stunning gothic architecture; the Cathedral, with its 28 richly decorated chapels; Casa Mila, built in 1910 by Antoni Gaudi with exhibits of his work and a fine view from the roof; Museu Picasso, exhibiting some of Picasso’s best works; La Rambla, where the city’s best known boulevard runs past cafes, flower markets of the old city down to the harbor; Monument a Colom, a pedestal with a statue of Columbus on top; l’Eixample (Expansion) area of town where modern architecture is at its best with its glass, iron, tile and brick buildings, including Gaudi’s Casa Batllo with its remarkable balconies and tile roof; L’Aquarium down on the waterfront; Museu d’Art Contemporarani, a modern art collection housed in a spacious white building; Palau de la Musica Catalana, a modernistic concert hall; Parc de la Ciutadella with its wonderful waterfall and zoo; Placa Reial, a city square noted for its Gaudi designed lamp posts and fabulous palm trees; and La Sagrada Familia, an impressive yet unfinished church designed by Gaudi with inspiring towers offering a great view of the city. Just outside of town you will find Montjuic, a hill overlooking the city complete with castle, renowned fountains, Catalan Art Museum, and site of the 1992 Olympics.