The most geometrical city in Spain. Barcelona is a cultural, historical, multiethnic centre, both modern and conservative. Therefore an artistic reference point for the world. Barcelona, is all of this and more.
Barcelona is a complete city, where both industry, economy,and tourism and culture live together. So charming that one cannot avoid to fall in love with it. Situated in the north part of the Iberican peninsular, little more than 150 km from the nearest French city. It gets the cool night breeze coming from the Pyrenean mountains as well as warm temperatures and humidity from the Mediterranean sea. There are stunning views over the Olympic Port (built for the olympic games in 1992). Barcelona is a true centre of tourist interest, the heart of the catalan economy.
Second only to Madrid for the number of inhabitants, the catalan capital plays host to millions of visitors each year, coming from all over the world. Tourists, students, business people or just the curious get there.
According to recent data from Barcelona Town hall, 7 million tourists each year go to sunbathe along almost 5 km of crystal clear sand beaches. The six beaches are all been awarded with the "European Blue flag". They are equipped with all types of services (showers, bars, all sort of sports facilities, restaurants, Thalassotherapy centres and sea water swimming pools). One can enjoy live music at night and also during the day.
How to get to the capital of Catalonia? Obviously the main route is via Barcelona international airport, or better known as " El Prat de Llobregat" 14 km from the historic city centre. (Altogether different from the airport in Girona, which is more than 90 km north of the centre of the city).
This airport is made up of two separate areas (El Remolar and El Prat) which were unified as one in 1941, then its first long haul flight, went to New York.
In 2012 almost 35 million passengers passed through the Catalan airport. Today it hosts low cost airlines and any other companies, which fly to and from any part of the world. One terminal is reserved for the "air bridge" between Madrid and Barcelona with flights, which leave every 15 min to and from the Iberic capital.
The real problem for those visiting the city for the first time, is that many people rely on public transport to get from the airport to the city centre. With strong chances of wasting almost half a day in the traffic (Barcelona is a city of 3.5 million inhabitants) or getting to deal with unscrupulous taxi drivers without licence. Enormous suitcases and squealing children will do the rest.
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The quickest, most economic and comfortable way to avoid the above problems is to a Barcelona Airport Taxi from El Prat using the booking form on Taxileader.net. You can choose the date of arrival and departure, car capacity size. You can calculate the final cost per person, choose a driver (also English speaking) who will collect you directly at the entrance of the airport with a sign with your name on it. All of these are included in this private taxi service. the taxi is never shared with other unknown passengers. Also with El Prat Taxi option there will be no condition changes or extra charges made in case of late arrival, if conditions of service are followed.