Cheap Flights to Barcelona

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Barcelona overview

When to fly to Barcelona

Peak Season:
Summer is peak season, however travellers planning cheap flights to Barcelona in August should note that many locals clear out of the city for the month. May, June, and September are great months to visit. The weather is warm but not overbearing.

Off Season:
There's no real off season per se. Barcelona, between leisure and business travellers, is a four-season destination.

Overview

Barcelona has it all - history, culture, stunning architecture, beautiful beaches, exciting cuisine, one of the world's biggest soccer clubs and a definite cool factor. On top of all this, Barcelona is home to some of the most enthusiastic party-goers on the planet. It's no wonder that it is a regular in lists of must-visit cities. Happily, that means there are always plenty of cheap flights to Barcelona.

Two of Barcelona’s most famous artists are Pablo Picasso and Antonio Gaudi. Picasso lived in the city between his teenage years and early-20s. His museum is at 15-23 Montcada. There are 3,500 works there – sketches, collages and paintings. To see Gaudi's work, look around the streets. The Sagrada Familia church is stunning, and unfinished. The other is Parc Guell. The rainbow-coloured architectural features bubble and morph and melt, the most famous is perhaps the smiling dragon that reclines on the stairs.

Barcelona climate

The climate is Mediterranean - hot summers and mild, damp winters. The hottest months are July and August. Temperatures average 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). The coldest months are January and February. Average temperatures are about 10 degrees (50F).

Getting around Barcelona

Public transportation is a great way to get around in Barcelona. Once you’re in an area, walking is a very nice way to explore. The metro is best and buses will take you to the airport and out from the centre of town. The double-decker Bus Turistic makes stops at popular tourist destinations in the summer. 

Save some money by buying multiple-ride tickets. The Barcelona Card gets you discounts at various restaurants and tourist attractions. You can also rent mopeds and bicycles, or hail a taxi. Taxis are reasonably priced, but it’s always a good idea to make sure the meter is running. Note that night fares are more expensive.    

Barcelona insider information

  • A lesser-known tourist attraction is the Museu del Calcat, the shoe museum. You'll find it in the Gothic Quarter between the cathedral and Carrer Banys. Showcasing exhibits from Roman times, entrance costs just a couple of euros.
  • The GothicQuarter has some of Europe's best-preserved medieval streets. The new part of town is around Montjuic Hill from where there are sumptuous views.
  • For evening entertainment, walk along the tree-lined Las Ramblas. It's a buzzy area of market stalls, cafes, and lots and lots of street theatre.
  • Take a cruise on the catamaran Orsom, which is moored at the port of Barcelona. Cruises take about one hour, 20 minutes and there's a bar service. Sunset cruises are the best of all. Book at the port at the bottom of Las Ramblas near the Columbus statue.
  • To avoid the crowds at the Sagrada Familia, get there in the early morning.
  • The closest beach to the city is Barceloneta. As you'd expect, it's a very busy spot. Take a short bus trip to Nova Icaria, near the Olympic marina, for a quieter beach experience. To sunbathe in perhaps more privacy, visit Ocata. Hop a train to Blanes from Sants Estacio, Placa Catalunya or Arc de Triomf. The train stops virtually on the long and sandy beach.

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How much do things cost in Barcelona?

Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
C$ 121.59
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 119.82
Transport
One-way ticket (local transport)
C$ 3.05
Petrol (1 litre)
C$ 1.82
Taxi - fixed fee
C$ 3.37
1 hour taxi waiting fee
C$ 30.81
Restaurants
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 3.63
Meal at McDonald's or similar
C$ 10.16
Cappuccino
C$ 2.42
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
C$ 2.50
Markets
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 1.93
A dozen eggs
C$ 2.66
Loaf of white bread
C$ 1.57
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
C$ 7.26
How much does an apartment cost in Barcelona?
3 bedroom apartment downtown
C$ 1770
3 bedroom apartment in the suburbs
C$ 1258
1 bedroom apartment downtown
C$ 1029
1 bedroom apartment in the suburbs
C$ 805

More information about Barcelona

  • Fly direct to Barcelona Airport and then journey southward along the Mediterranean coast to Valencia and beyond
  • One of Europe’s most iconic and cultural cities, Barcelona is the perfect destination for a city break
  • Explore the city’s most spectacular architectural marvel, Gaudi’s astounding Sagrada Familia cathedral
  • Football fans should definitely make sure to watch a Barcelona FC home game at the iconic 98,000-seater Camp Nou
  • Discover the huge impact that Barcelona had on the young Pablo Picasso by visiting the city’s Museu Picasso
  • Visit the bars and clubs at Port Olympic at night for some of the best entertainment Barcelona has to offer
  • Treat yourself to live theatre or opera at one of Barcelona’s world-famous venues, like the Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Bask on one of the city’s seven beaches along its 4.5 kilometre coastline in average summer temperatures of 27.5 degrees
  • Journey northward in winter and go skiing in some of Europe’s best - yet unspoilt - resorts in the Pyrenees

International departures to Barcelona

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