Come fly away with SWISS International Air Lines or one of our subsidiary companies and book your next flights from Cork to Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city, and the capital of the Catalonia region.
Barcelona is the sixth largest urban area in the European Union and is among the world’s most popular of tourist destinations. With an abundance of striking architecture, which of course includes the famous Sagrada Familia, its beautiful sandy beaches, as well as a vibrant modern atmosphere that demonstrates the fierce independence of the Catalonian people and their truly unique culture, you will quickly fall in love with this beautiful Mediterranean port city.
Catalonia’s shining capital
For thousands of years, Barcelona has long played a significant role in the Iberian Peninsula, having witnessed and changed hands over numerous empires, and today continues to be an influential city in Europe. This city’s beautiful structures and monuments have firmly entrenched it as a prime travel destination, and when you visit Barcelona for yourself you will discover an experience unlike any other.
This very modern, thriving city comes complete with numerous attractions such as La Rambla, an open-air mall that hosts a wide variety of nightlife venues, restaurants, bars and cafés. With no shortage whatsoever when it comes to lodging in Barcelona, you will be able to stay comfortably while you explore all the city has to offer.
Furthermore, the efficient, readily available transport services, traveling throughout Barcelona, as well as Spain, the simplest of matters. All visitors to the city should pay a visit to cultural venues like the Liceu opera house or Theater Lliure. And of course, a visit to Barcelona would be truly incomplete without visiting its most famous church and structure – la Sagrada Familia, which has been centuries in the making and is as of yet unfinished in its entirety, but still stands as a magnificent example of Catalonian architecture.
- La Rambla pedestrian mall
- The vast number of cafés and restaurants with unique Catalonian cuisine
- Liceu Opera House and Theater Lliure
- Primavera Sound Festival
- La Sagrada Familia