Barcelona–El Prat Airport, simply known as Barcelona Airport, is located 12 km southwest of the centre of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, lying in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, and Sant Boi, the second largest city in Spain.
Barcelona airport is the main airport of Catalonia with 35Million passengers in 2012. The other important airport in Catalonia is Girona Airport. Also the main airport serving the Mediterranean coast, being Nice Airport, he closest airport serving this region on the north.
Barcelona airport is located really close by the Barcelona city center, which is just 14 km. It is specifically located at El Prat del Llobregat, the town that gives the name ‘Aeroport del Prat’.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a reference city in terms of tourism and a business atraction point, with several congress and meeting points during all year.
There are two Terminals. T1, built in 2009 is the main Terminal, and T2 is mainly unused, except for some low cost carriers.
Barcelona airport was the 32th busiest airport in the world in 2012 handling 35 Million passengers. Is expected to rise in the future, as it has a capacity of 55Million passengers
The main attractions of the town are basically buildings from the architect Antoni Gaudi like ‘Sagrada Familia’ or ‘La Casa Mila’ known as ‘La Pedrera’ as well as FCBarcelona stadium (Camp Nou) or museums like Picasso, Miró, MNAC and many other interesting offers.
– Is the most famous and visited tourist attraction. It is free to see from the outside. La Sagrada Familia welcomes over 3 million visitors a year, You should expect long queues to get inside most of the time how ever it depends on the day. Booking your ticket in advance is reccomended to void a longer que. From the outside it takes about 30 minutes to see. The inside of the Sagrada Familia church takes longer as there is so much to see.
– The Magic fountain was built in 1929 as one of the main attractions for the Barcelona World Fair and the Font Magica is still one of the most famous spots in Barcelona with an estimated 2.5 million visitors annually. There are water and light shows in the summer from Thursday to Sunday and admission is free.
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