One of Spain’s most vibrant cities and one of Europe’s best-loved destinations, Barcelona is the capital of the Catalonia region. Perhaps most famous for its architecture, Barcelona is home to Gothic cathedrals and magnificent creations by legendary architect Antoni Gaudi.
- Air conditioned departure and arrivals hall
- Public telephones
- Duty free and souvenir shops
- Taxi rank and shuttle service to the centre of Barcelona.
How To Get Around
- Currency - The currency in Barcelona is the Euro (EUR). Coin denominations include: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. Note denominations include: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros.
- Time Zone - Barcelona uses Central European Time (CET), which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+1). Central European Summer Time (CEST) is 2 hours ahead (UTC+2).
- Weather - Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Temperatures average from 29 degrees Celsius in July and August to 13 degrees Celsius in January and February. The driest month is July, with an average rainfall of 220 millimetres.
- La Sagrada Familia - Barcelona's most recognisable building and one of the most famous structures in the world, the Gaudi-designed La Sagrada Familia has become a symbol of the city. Intriguing design features include the bell towers covered in Venetian mosaics and the nativity-themed facade. The church is home to a crypt where Gaudi is buried.
- Barri Gotic - dating back to the 13th century, Barri Gotic (the Gothic Quarter) has a charming Old Europe-style atmosphere. Highlights include the narrow, winding streets lined with boutiques and antique galleries and the Museu Picasso. Dedicated to the works of Pablo Picasso, it is Barcelona's most visited museum.
- Las Rambla - located opposite the cruise terminals, Las Rambla is Barcelona's main thoroughfare. This promenade is over 1.5 kilometres long and leads from the waterfront to the centre of old Barcelona. Along the way you’ll find tapas bars, shops, flower stalls, street performers, the Boqueria Market and the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona's famous opera house founded in 1874.
- La Pedrera - another Gaudi masterpiece, La Pedrera (also known as Casa Milà), dates back to the early 1900s. Characterised by its undulated stone facade, the building was used as a family residence in the early 20th century. Now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Pedrera was the last civil work designed by Gaudi.