You're going to love Barcelona
The capital of Spain's Catalonia region, Barcelona could well be the ideal destination for a European urban getaway. This historic, artistic, gastronomic, sporting hub is full of great food and attractions for everyone to enjoy.
Barcelona is great for food, culture & art.
With overtourism being a very real issue in Barcelona and so many travelers flooding in during peak season, we suggest visiting during the slower, winter months for a more local experience (that will likely also save you money as a bonus).
largest city in Spain
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Getting to Barcelona
Once you land in Barcelona, the journey from the airport to the center takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Catch the Aerobus outside Terminal 1 or 2 for less than $10.
Median airfare by month
$364 Median airfare from US to Barcelona in January
Median airfare by time before departure
$574 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
Staying in Barcelona
If you want to be central to Barcelona attractions but also close to the beach, consider staying in El Born. For nightlife and dining options, El Raval may be more your speed.
Median hotel rate by month
$102 Median January hotel rate
Median hotel rate by night
$78 Median Sunday hotel rate
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When in Barcelona
Must-see in Barcelona
Weather in Barcelona
48° Average temperature in January
Eating in Barcelona
What should you order while you’re in Barcelona?
Paella is a must, but do as the locals do and dine on paella for lunch (since dinner is served late, it’s typically a lighter meal). As a general rule, if a restaurant has paella on its dinner menu, it’s a tourist spot.
What you’ll expect to pay (USD)
Nice dinner for 2
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