Barcelona is easily accessible by aeroplane. Most – but not all – airlines fly into Barcelona El Prat airport, the main one in the city. It is also accessible by car, from France (E15 and E09) and Portugal (E90). Barcelona has a great public transport system, with buses, the metro and new tram lines covering the city and its outskirts.
Take advantage of Barcelona’s coastline to try some great seafood. You can find an ample spread, including oysters, squid, shrimp and clams at Cal Pep. Don’t forget to try some Catalan cuisine at Agut, a family-run restaurant, or at Cinc Sentits. Barcelona also offers Basque cuisine. Many restaurants serve pintxos, a Basque take on tapas.
As a cultural hub, Barcelona is constantly buzzing with activity. The Guitar Festival, held in the spring, draws Spanish and international artists, while the De Cajón!Flamenco Festival offers an Andalusian flavor. The city’s stylishly-designed concert venues play host to many shows throughout the year, from jazz to classical music.
The Camp Nou, where FC Barcelona play, is the largest stadium in Europe, and seats 96,336 people. The stadium hosted football matches at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
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