Cheap flights to Barcelona
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Book a cheap flight to Barcelona and enjoy:
- the mouthwatering fresh fruit at La Boqueria market
- tapas and sangria at the city’s lively bars
- the architecture of Gaudi
Birthplace to the eccentricity of Salvador Dali and the once hang out of Picasso, this second-largest city in Spain makes for a city-break immersed in rich Catalan heritage. Perfectly situated on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula which juts out into the Mediterranean Sea, it is no surprise that the city is an ideal seaport. Barcelona spreads out across a hilly plateau some 5 km wide, flanked by the two rivers Llobregat and Besòs and overlooked by the majestic Serra de Collserola. It is both the capital of Catalonia, one of seventeen communities in Spain and the seat of the Catalan government. As of 2008 the population was estimated at over 1.5 million in the centre, with a total metro population of nearly 5 million. airBaltic flights to Barcelona land at the International Airport, only 3 km from the city centre and the largest of the Mediterranean’s coastal airports. It is served by a number of airlines, some of which offer trans-Atlantic and Asian flights.
Most inhabitants of Barcelona speak Catalan, a unique language which makes one think of French or Italian and is certainly not a dialect of Spanish, the second of the major languages. While locals are friendly and helpful, don’t expect easy communication without a handy phrasebook, as English has not quite taken off as even a moderate second language. For an English language newspaper covering most major events, check out the Catalonia Today upon arrival.
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