Aeroport del Prat – also known as Barcelona Airport – serves the city of Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and one of the world’s most beloved tourist destinations. Though multiple air facilities serve the region, Aeroport del Prat is the biggest, busiest and also the most convenient. The airport handles over 40 million air travellers annually, making it one of the busiest air facilities in Europe. It consists of 2 separate passenger terminals.
The airport is the hub base of Spanish low-cost carriers Vueling and Level, but is also served by a diverse array of international airlines such as Emirates, British Airways, Air France, Ryanair, Lufthansa and KLM. Popular destinations from Aeroport del Prat include major cities within Europe like London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, and Frankfurt.
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Aeroport del Prat is located only about 14km from the heart of Barcelona. To get from airport to city, travellers can take the express Aerobus direct to the city centre. This bus ride will take only about 35 minutes, at a fare of around SGD 9 (USD 6.42). Otherwise, the RENFE train connects travellers from the airport to the Estacio Sants station in central Barcelona in around 25 minutes at a fare of about SGD 6 (USD 4.28).
What to see and do
A city doesn’t get to be one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations without having some pretty strong points. Barcelona has just about everything - great food, pretty scenery, magnificent architecture, a league-winning football club and fantastic weather. But if there’s one thing that’s an absolute must-see in the city, it’s the Sagrada Familia. A terrifyingly spectacular architectural behemoth, the Sagrada Familia is the brainchild of Antonio Gaudi and has been under construction for more than 120 years. Constructed as a massive Basilica, it may be the strangest church you’ve seen yet - with twisted columns, intricately carved patterns, and tall towers, the Sagrada looks more like an eccentric castle than a church. It seems doomed to stand uncompleted till at least 2020, though - after Gaudi passed away in the middle of the Sagrada’s construction, his plans were lost and subsequent attempts to complete the structure have proven difficult.
Next must-see after the Sagrada - the famous Las Ramblas street, a pedestrian mall lined with merchants hawking all manners of stuff. You can pick up anything from fruit and produce to meat, candy, souvenirs, and even a new pet or 2 along this 1.2-kilometre long mall, whilst enjoying the lively antics of a diverse range of ever-present street performers.
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