Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain; it’s also the capital city of Catalonia. Barcelona is located on the northern coast on the Mediterranean coastline and just south of the Pyrenees Mountains. Barcelona offers much to the keen traveler including Wine, food, festivals and an in depth history of the surrounding areas.
Flight can be booked with many of the major airlines here at business travel blog we have selected Birmingham, Manchester, and Gatwick as departure points leaving on the 11th April and returning on the 14th April.
Using edreams the cheapest price from Birmingham was £112.33 departing with monarch and returning with Ryanair two and from El Prat Airport.
Flights from Manchester can be booked for £61.99 to Girona airport with Ryanair, were a frequent coach service operates into and out of Girona airport to Barcelona. This coach service is scheduled to co-inside with arrivals of Ryanair flights and cost 25.00 euro for a return ticket. The journey takes around 90 minutes.
Finally flights from Gatwick based on the same dates come in at £134.50 departing with Vueling and returning with Monach into El Prat airport.
As you’d expect with a city the size of Barcelona there are many places to rest your head that will suit all budgets using the same dates above at The Business Travel Blog have picked three great hotels to make your stay memorable
Bagues Hotel Barcelona – This 5 star rated hotel is a superb location for seminars, conferences and meeting ontop of this the hotel offers 33 splendidly decorated rooms with all the modern amenities and a roof top pool, Located on Las Ramblas the Bagues hotel is not far from the action for the precious down time moments. Prices are £202 per night based on the dates above.
Casa Fuster Hotel – This hotel is located near Gaudi’s Segrada Familia, and is a listed building and with its attention to detail approach the hotel offers a relaxing and luxuries stay. Its rooftop bar is highly recommended whilst the small pool can be used to soak away any aches and pains from exploring Barcelona, Prices begin from £190 per night for the dates above
Melia Barcelona Sarria – Located in the very modern cosmopolitan area of Barcelona close to the Olympic Village the hotel offers 10 meeting and banqueting rooms that can accommodate up to 700 delegates, The Hotel houses an Al a carte restaurant and cocktail bar that is a thriving after work meeting point in the heart of Barcelona. What more rooms cost just £93 per night for this splendid 5 star hotel.
All Hotel prices were sourced from Hotel Club
Things to do
Gaudi – For many travelers the pull of the amazing architectural vision is something that should not be missed. The Segrada Femillia designed by Gaudi in 1852 is yet to be completed with the current estimated completion date of 2026. The amazing architecture features aspects of nature from columns that replicate trees to turtles carrying columns on their backs. Gaudi Also designed parts of the Guall Parc situated on the hill El Carmel overlooking the city below.
Concerts – Visit a range of music Venues from the Razzmatazz to the Apollo the concert halls are phenomenal. There also various music festivals you could choose to see such as Primavera Sound and Sona.
Picasso’s Youth – Go and have a look where Picasso spent his early days. You can walk down the street where his family lived although the building was destroyed. Visit Museu Picasso a gallery that shows off some of Picassos famous art work.
Nightlife – On a night you can hang out in the best clubs around the town. Sala Apollo provides a different theme every night, Sidecar for the indie rockers still going after 30 years and Marula for those of the Funk and Hip Hop generation.
Barcelona is a city with something for everyone from the best DJ clubs to simple shopping to taking in the coastal views this really is the place to go.