Barcelona El Prat International Airport (BCN)

Flanked by the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is a 2,000-year-old city, steeped in cultural heritage, vibrant art and impressive architecture. From the scenic Barceloneta area to the gothic quarter, Barcelona is sure to bring joy to travelers of every age. In addition to the beaches, carnivals, festivals, street performers, fantastic food, eye-popping murals and striking edifices, the real stars of Barcelona are its friendly people, who will welcome you with open arms.

Works by great artists like Picasso, Dalí and Gaudí are just a few of the notables to see in this veritable cornucopia of art and architecture. Explore a myriad of museums to take in these fine works of art and national treasures. And, the city is bursting with ornate enclaves of architecture, including classic churches, temples, fountains and castles. 

As with most cosmopolitan areas, Barcelona has its fair share of shopping experiences, from high-end couture to quaint boutiques, where you are sure to find something to suit any taste or style. One of the most famous locations in Barcelona is Las Ramblas, a mile-long pedestrian avenue with various shops, restaurants, flower stands, book kiosks and stalls. This tree-lined promenade comes alive with a fascinating flow of colorful characters and animated street performers like jugglers, puppeteers and living statues; it is the perfect place to people watch in Barcelona.

The people of Barcelona are serious about their food. A special mixture of seafood and mountain dishes will tempt the most discriminating taste buds with a delectable sachet of seafood, meat mixed with aromatic herbs, spices and other authentic foods. Because lunch is usually eaten late in the afternoon, and dinner is not served until late evening, a bevy of tapas restaurants can be found to help satiate a healthy appetite. 

Travel Tidbits

Local events are a wonderful way to get a real look at Barcelona. Plan your getaway around the Festival de Sant Joan to celebrate the start of summer with an all-night revelry of fireworks and beach bonfires; or experience Festes de la Merce, where people compete to form the highest human tower. There’s also parades involving wooden giants, live music events and consumption of Cava, the national drink of Catalonia.

Barcelona  packages offer places to stay, which vary widely: elegant, cosmopolitan hotels; large properties overlooking Las Ramblas; boutique hotels with a taste of the city’s distinctive personality; and cozy apartments that make you feel like a local. Bundle, book and save on a unique vacation to Barcelona from Delta Vacations, and receive the benefits, flexibility and service to provide the backdrop for the ultimate European getaway.

Getting to your hotel from Barcelona El Prat International Airport is easy by purchasing transportation with your Delta Vacations package. Other ways to get around the city include a tourist bus, which passes all the main sights, and gives you the ability to hop on and off at different stops; and the metro system for easy access to all parts of the city.

The main languages in Barcelona are Spanish and Catalan. Most locals can speak Spanish, although Catalan is more commonly spoken.