Barcelona has a population of over 4 million people and is the capital of Catalonia. After your SWISS flight from San Francisco to Barcelona, you visit many sights including castles, museums and beautifully landscaped paradises. Barcelona is most famous as the working ground of the famous Antoni Gaudi, genius architect and visionary of his time.
His magnum opus, the Sagrada Familia is one of the world’s most breath-taking medieval basilicas, despite still not being finished. This unique masterpiece combines Gothic and Art Nouveau elements playfully and serves as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, even though it is still under construction and not expected to be finalized before 2026. Other famous Gaudi pieces in Barcelona are Casa Vicens, a residential building with slight Islamic architectural influences, Parc Güell, a public park where Gaudi had his private house, and the Cascada Fountain at the Park de la Ciutadella, which Gaudi only assisted designing at the beginning of his career.
Even though, Gaudi plays an important role for Barcelona, the metropolis has so much more to offer. La Rambla, for example, is a crowded pedestrian boulevard, known for having the best cafes and restaurants, as well as newsstands, kiosks, and pavement artists. Stroll along the boulevard, enjoy some Spanish cuisine or buy some nice souvenirs in one of the many shops along La Rambla. If you're a soccer fan, be sure to check out Camp Nou, the home of Spain's FC Barcelona soccer team. There is a guided tour of the stadium and team's museum, which includes visits to the team's dressing rooms. Explore the many facets of Barcelona and make some unforgettable memories. SWISS provides you with the right flight to get from San Francisco to the Catalonian capital Barcelona.
San Francisco - ParisFlight duration: 10:35 hrs total, Frequency: 3 x daily
Departure San FranciscoTerminal: InternationalCounter opening time: 3 h prior to departure