Cork Airport

Destination of the month

Welcome to Barcelona

The vibrant street life of La Rambla is a good introduction to one of Europe’s favourite cities but Barcelona is also home to world class restaurants and popular urban beaches.

Flights to Barcelona from Cork Airport

Things to do here

Spain’s second largest city and the capital of Catalonia sits between the Collserola hills and the pretty beaches of the Mediterranean coast. In one of Europe’s best preserved Gothic Quarters, you'll see majestic cathedrals and plazas. Gaudi’s one-off architecture can be seen in L'Eixample and the works of Dali and Picasso are on display in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalanya and the Museu Picasso. Famous for its party atmosphere, Barcelona’s bars only get busy after midnight. Take a stroll down the tree lined La Rambla or soak up the sun on some of the world’s best urban beaches to recuperate.

To Eat

  1. After a long night out, nothing beats Churros, skinny pastries that are fried and dipped in sugar with a cup of hot chocolate for dipping. Try Churrería Layetana at Via Laietana 46, El Born.
  2. For a truly unique experience try Taste Ller where the importance placed on fresh ingredients means there’s no set menu. 

To Stay

  1. Dating from the 1800s and located in the historic Gothic Quarter, H10 Raco del Pi is the perfect base from which to explore Barcelona.
  2. Designated a UNESCO world heritage site, Casa Fuster is an architectural delight as well as a wonderful hotel.

Sagradia Familia Cultural

Antoni Gaudi’s magnum opus, the cathedral is the most famous building in the city.

Camp Nou Sport

Home to Barcelona FC, this impressive stadium is one of the largest in the world. Tour the stadium and learn about the Catalan soccer giants in the club museum.

Experience Mercat de la Boqueria Market

Many locals and restaurant chefs still seek out the freshest produce at Mercat de la Boqueria. Visitors can expect a veritable feast for the senses.

Museu Picasso Tour

Discover all about the formative years and varied works of an artistic genius in this gem of a museum.