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Barcelona Destination Guide

Fly Direct to Barcelona

Get your sun holiday or city break off to a perfect start and enjoy close airport parking with short walks to the terminal. You’ll also love the relaxed atmosphere at Shannon - no congestion and no hassle guaranteed!

Just two hours flight away, Barcelona is considered by many to be both the cosmopolitan and cultural capital of Spain.  

When you land 

Once you land in Barcelona El Prat airport you are just 20 minutes from the heart of beautiful Barcelona city.
The city has a wide range of public transport options, so getting around is easy! From Gaudi buildings, the gothic quarter, Las Ramblas and more, Barcelona is the perfect destination for the ultimate city break.
The Catalonia capital also hosts a wide range of Mediterranean cruises with ships berthing at Barcelona’s waterfront, Port Vell, which has become a tourist attraction in itself.


Where to stay 

Barcelona has accommodation for every budget with some really extreme places to stay. From the Room Mate Emma Hotel with futuristic designs created to rocking yourself to sleep in a VIP Cabin in The Boatel - a yacht serving as a floating boutique hotel, Barcelona is a city with lots of options.   

Local Culture, Food, and Shopping 

A stroll along Las Rambla is not to be missed and you’ll find lots of Smartphone apps to help you with your own walking tour.  All over the city, you’ll notice how the beautiful architecture blends seamlessly with its environment like Park Guëll, a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill.  

Food & Shopping 

Look out for traditional Spanish paella, and ‘fideuà’, a Barcelona version which uses thin noodles instead of rice. Allioli, a typical Catalan sauce similar to mayonnaise made with only garlic, olive oil and salt is also a regular on menus everywhere. The Boquería Market and Plaza del Pi square, a traditional food fair on the first and third weekend of every month are also stops for foodies of all types. 

The main shopping areas in the city include the Centre, Eixample, and Diagonal, where you’ll get lost in a sea of bargains and offers, side-by-side with designer outlets. 

Start planning your trip and find out more about Barcelona right here.
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