About Barcelona

Barcelona is a city that is inconceivable until you get there, unbelievable while you walk its streets and unforgettable after you've gone - if you ever manage to tear yourself away. His enviable position between the mountains and the sea ensures year-round outdoor fun.

The city has transformed itself from smug backwater into one of the most dynamic and stylish capitals in the world. Summer is serious party time, with week-long fiesta fun. But year-round the city sizzles, it's always on the biting edge of architecture, food, fashion, style, music and good times. The art, with significant collections by Picasso and Miró, will make you clammy all over. The people, with their exuberance, their duende, their persistent egalitarianism, will fascinate you. The buildings, many the work of the eccentric genius Gaudí, will blow you away.

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Travel Information

Barcelona -El Prat airport has two large terminal buildings: T1 and T2. Barcelona Airport follows the criteria of terminal use by company, regardless of the destination or origin of the flight, so flights may depart from either of the two terminals.


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Barcelona-Sants is the main train station, several trains arrive per day (including overnight hotel trains) from other parts of Europe (via France) are regular and reliable.

The long-delayed AVE high-speed train line to Madrid finally opened in February 2008. Travel time is 3 hr with intermediate stops (11 trains a day) or 2.5 hr non-stop (6 trains a day during morning and evening peak hours).