One of the most popular European cities for a city break is Barcelona. Barcelona holidays can be easy to organize with fairly good air links from around Europe . You will find everything from busy streets to lively beaches to architecture that ranges from classic to modern.
Barcelona airport (Airport code BCN) is served by virtually all the European airlines and many from outside Europe. Take note of the airport code. One airline labels Girona (Airport code GRO) Barcelona Girona. Even worse Reus can be labeled Barcelona Reus. Avoid any problems by booking your flight to BCN. Just entering Barcelona risks you ending up at one of the other airports if you aren’t careful. Remember BCN.
Once you have landed you will be able to pick one of several methods to reach the city centre. Express bus,metro or taxi.
The main Aerobus stop that will interest tourists is Pl. Catalunya the final stop from the airport. Pl. Catalunya is also the first stop for travel back to the airport. The Aerobus is relatively inexpensive at €5.90 one way or €10.20 return. Note the return must be within fifteen days. You will also need to keep your ticket for the return.
Buying a T10 pass for your Barcelona holiday is a more economical choice. The T10 allows you ten rides. Strangely that doesn’t include the airport metro. It does include the train line. You’ll need to take the Rodalies R2 North trains and then transfer on to the correct train for your final destination. At around €10 for ten rides the T10 pass is a good deal but it is more complicated when compared to the Aerobus. The T10 can be used during your stay in Barcelona to travel with in the city. It can also be shared between a group.
Final option is a taxi. At roughly €30 depending on your terminal it represents the easiest door to door option. For a group it’s also not much more expensive than the alternatives.
The Sagrada Familia is a work in progress. First started more than 130 years ago the work is expected to continue well into the 21st century. Tickets should be brought in advance. Failing to buy tickets prior to your visit you risk having to stand in a lengthy line to purchase your ticket. Current entry prices start at €15.
For many people Barcelona holidays mean a day or more at the beaches. You’ll find a few kilometers of beaches all easily accessible from the city centre. Walking along the beach promenade you can start at Sant Sebastià and walk all the way to Llevant. Along the way you will cross a range of beaches. Each with its own character. Each beach provides showers and beach cafes.