Barcelona-El Prat Airport abbreviated BCN is located 7.5 miles (12km) southwest of Barcelona. The airport is the 31st busiest airport in the world and after Madrid Barajas it’s the 2nd largest airport in Spain. Barcelona itself is full of rich history, culture, and mythology. It’s the 2nd largest city in Spain and its population is 1.6 million. The city is divided into 6 districts Ciutat Vella, Eixample, Gracia, Sants-Montjuic, Santi Marti and Inland Suburbs.
Things to know
Barcelona is busiest in August but the best time to visit is in between either April and June or September to November; the weather is the most comfortable then.
The visitor’s information office is located at Passage de la Concepció, 7-9 08008 Barcelona. The Hospital Clinic I Provincial De Barcelona is located at C/ Villarroel 170 take the line 5 to get there. Free Wi-Fi is provided by the city; the password is “Barcelona Wi-Fi. The official language is Catalan and most signs are Catalan but most locals are bilingual and also speak Spanish.
Things to do
Get your air ticket because it will only cost you 30 Euros and you’ll get admission to six museums: CCCB, Fundaicio Antoni Tapies, Fundacio Joan Miro, Macba, Museu Nacional D’art De Caalunya, Museu Picasso. If those aren’t enough visit the Museu Blau, or the CosmoCaixa Museu. If you’re with the kiddos make sure to take them to the Tibidabo Amusement Park. Barcelona was also named the number 1 beach city by National Geographic. There are a total of 9 beaches.
Where to eat
Most restaurants serve the menu’ del dia (the menu of the day). Expect small portions usually 2 mouthfuls but your get a salad, main dish, and a drink sometimes a dessert. The menu will have 3 or 4 options for a main dish. Expect to pay between 8 and 20 Euros.