Barcelona provides an enchanting atmosphere with its sunny seaside location, artistic heritage, and first-rate dining scene. Visitors can relax in an outdoor café, visit museums, or indulge in a little retail therapy before enjoying the city's famous nightlife.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, which means that both Catalan and Spanish are official languages. One of the most alluring factors for visitors is the city's famed dining scene, so don't miss the chance to taste Crema Catalana, a delectable local version of crème brûlée. In comparison to London, prices are generally lower, particularly in restaurants. A beer costs approximately 4 or 5EUR. The time in Barcelona is one hour ahead of London.
The city's main airport is El Prat, which is located about 12 km from the city centre. Visitors can choose from an overground train, taxis, or buses upon arrival. The Aerobus A1 and A2 operate a regular service from the airport to Placa de Catalunya, costing approximately 6EUR. By comparison, a taxi costs about 20EUR. There's a wide selection of accommodation in Barcelona, with basic hostels costing about 15EUR per person each night, and hotels averaging about 100EUR per night.
Getting around Barcelona is a breeze with the efficient public transport network, which includes the metro, trams, buses, and overground trains. Expect to pay about 3EUR for a single ticket, or 12EUR for a 10 journey ticket. The Barcelona Card offers visitors reduced admission to some main attractions and museums, and is valid on all public transport.