Barcelona-El Prat Airport, more commonly known as Barcelona Airport, is located southwest of the city centre. Travelling to the airport typically takes about 30 minutes on various forms of transportation. Bus and train services connect the city centre to Barcelona Airport, and while buses arrive more frequently, they typically take a longer time to arrive at the airport. Taxis are also available, but are more expensive.
Free shuttle buses will take travellers between Barcelona Airport’s two terminals – T1 and T2.
Located within a half hour’s drive from Barcelona Airport, these sights should not be missed!
Cathedral de Barcelona
Also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Barcelona, the Cathedral de Barcelona is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. Both the gothic and modern stained-glass windows are sights to linger over, as well as the gothic altarpieces in the chapels, which were hand-painted by various artists.
La Sagrada Familia
This church, formerly described as an extraordinary interpretation of gothic style has become one of Barcelona’s signature structures. Designed by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, the La Sagrada Familia is an architectural and religious wonder that should not be missed by any of Barcelona’s visitors.
If you want to squeeze in several activities in a short time, try walking through Barcelona’s Port Vell. The area is a bustling hive of entertainment, leisure activities and shopping complexes. It also borders the waterfront, and provides spectacular views of the sea.
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If you still have a hankering for grand and imposing monuments, where better to travel to than Athens, the capital of Greece. Athens is home to the one of the most historically-significant sites in the world – the Acropolis, which is a collection of dramatic and ancient buildings. The National Archaeological Museum in Athens also hosts some of the finest Greek antiquities, and is literally a treasure trove. For an exuberantly loud experience, take a walk through The Athens Central Market, where all sorts of vibrant spices and food are sold.
London, United Kingdom
The multicultural capital of the United Kingdom will satisfy any traveller looking for a myriad of experiences within convenient distances. Shopping is a breeze down Oxford Street or in Covent Garden, but if you’re on a budget, London offers London offers numerous free cultural or theatrical exhibitions. Do not miss out on the Buckingham Palace, a structure that is truly a sight to behold.
If you hold an interest in art, be sure to visit the grand city of Rome. As the home of the most number of historical and architectural artefacts, Rome is what many consider to be the hub of cultural heritage and artistic talent. While there, be sure to visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the largest Roman Catholic churches in the city.
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