City profile

Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid; about five million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area.

The attractions of Barcelona are numerous, most follow the trail of the renowned architect Antoni Gaud, whose works include Sagrada Familia and several buildings in the Gothic Quarter in the centre.The 100,000 seater home of Barcelona FC, the Nou Camp is a must see.

Barcelona has seven beaches in total; one of which was awarded best urban beach in the world. A simple walk down Las Ramblas can provide a feast of entertainment. with its street performers and countless shops and cafe/bars.

The nightlife scene in Barcelona is every bit as diverse as the daytime attractions, with something for everyone on offer. Las Ramblas is a natural starting point with a mix of restaurants, pubs and clubs; from there the party can be found in the beach bars at the sea front or staying more central in the Gothic Quarter. All tastes are catered for, with cocktail bars, salsa clubs and discos running well into the morning.

In short, uber-cool, laid-back, great fun and th ehome of several top class educational institutions.



City Travel

Fly to Barcelona from: Cork, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham.