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Founded as a Roman city, later the seat of Catalan royalty, Barcelona's past and present provide it with a rich cultural heritage. Barcelona travel packages are very popular with holiday travellers seeking to pluck the ripe fruits of this fabulous city. You can join those discriminating holiday visitors by booking one of the cheap flights to Barcelona that Direct Flights offers.

Barcelona - The Jewel of Catalonia

Barcelona, a thriving city on the northeast coast of Spain, faces the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. The city is a major economic centre, one of Europe's principal Mediterranean ports, and the political and cultural capital of Catalonia. Rich with Roman and Spanish history, Barcelona has been one of the quintessential cities of the Iberian Peninsula - and one of the most celebrated cities of the world - for more than 2,000 years.

Founded as a Roman city, later the seat of Catalan royalty, Barcelona's past and present provide it with a rich cultural heritage. Barcelona travel packages are very popular with holiday travellers seeking to pluck the ripe fruits of this fabulous city. You can join those discriminating holiday visitors by booking one of the cheap flights to Barcelona that Direct Flights offers.

Barcelona is unequivocally Mediterranean, but not just because it faces that beautiful and storied sea. First and foremost in Barcelona are its history, traditions and cultural influences, all of which are internationally recognized: the city features two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With its fabulous architecture, brilliant Spanish cuisine, flamboyant culture and wonderful weather, Barcelona is a truly magnificent city. And Barcelona is easily accessible from anywhere in the world - from Paris, London, Berlin or as far away as Australia and New Zealand- because of its excellent air connections. Visit the Direct Flights International web site to book discount travel to Barcelona: arranging cheap flights to Barcelona and discount accommodation in Barcelona is easy, safe and secure with Direct Flights. You could be strolling down Barcelona's winding streets, immersing yourself in its colourful local atmosphere, in no time.

There are so many things to see and do, it's amazingly easy for travellers to let their imaginations run wild while they're on cheap holidays to Barcelona. The world-renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi is responsible for several must-see Barcelona locations. His La Sagrada Familia is a truly awe-inspiring sight and an iconic Barcelona destination. This astonishing Gaudi masterpiece is an unfinished cathedral with magnificent, soaring spires that are encrusted with sculptures and said to be inspired by the nearby holy mountain Montserrat. Construction of the cathedral began in 1882 and continues today as an almost sacred task of the city. Park Güell, or Gaudi Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a garden complex designed by Gaudi and the most famous park in Barcelona.

Las Rambla de Canalete is a pleasant tree-lined pedestrian boulevard where shops, markets, street performers, restaurants and a rococo mansion all beckon. One of Barcelona's most vibrant areas, the Mosaic de Miró accents its pavement. Las Ramblas also boasts the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona's famous 19th-century opera house. The boulevard ends at the harbor, where the nearby Reials Drassanes (Royal Shipyards) house a fascinating maritime museum. The Barri Gotic, the core of old Barcelona, features a concentration of mediaeval Gothic buildings located within easy walking distance of Las Rambla. The area is a maze of streets and squares, and offers plentiful cafes and bars as well as the cheapest accommodation in Barcelona. Most of its buildings date from the 14th and 15th century, when old Barcelona was at the height of its commercial prosperity. The Cathedral in the Barri Gotic is one of Spain's greatest Gothic buildings. The Park de la Ciudadella is also in the Barri Gotic and features many museums. The Museu Picasso is Barcelona's most popular museum and another must-see, comprised of three strikingly beautiful stone mansions. The Palau de la Música Catalana is a flamboyant Barcelona landmark and an extraordinary music hall that offers concerts and daily tours. Plan and book discount holidays to Barcelona with Direct Flights and grab super cheap flights to Barcelona, discount hotels and accommodation in Barcelona, and cheap Barcelona car hire options.

Montjuic, the hill overlooking the city centre, is home to fine art galleries, peaceful parks and the main group of venues from the 1992 Olympic Games. Several fountains are nearby, including La Font Màgica, which comes alive with a free light and music show on summer evenings. Also nearby is the Fundacio Joan Miró, Barcelona's gallery for the greatest Catalan artist of the 20th century. Miró's colourful style, filled with Mediterranean light and humour, is a perfect match for Barcelona. See all this and more on your Barcelona holiday when you plan and book destination activities with Direct Flights. Save time and money when you combine discount flights, hotels, and car hire into a cheap discount holiday package.

Sant Sebastià and La Barceloneta are two of the oldest and most beautiful beaches on Barcelona's coastline, and attract nearly seven million visitors each year. Spend the day lazing in the brilliant Mediterranean sun, or take a break and wonder through the nearby markets. Regardless if your interests gear you towards the sea, or more land based delights such as hotel accommodation, night entertainment or delectable cuisine options, these spectacular beaches feature it all.

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Barcelona International Airport serves domestic and international flights to and from cities in Europe, Asia and the United States. With its history, high culture and jaw-dropping architecture, from the soaring Sagrada Familia to the city's colourful markets, Barcelona is the complete holiday package. It's easy to understand why cheap flights to Barcelona are always in demand. Flights to Barcelona, as well as accommodation in Barcelona, are available year-round through Direct Flights.


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