Local area info
City, in the eastern part of the region, 95 km north-east from Tarragona, 100 km south-west from Girona. Access: railway station in the resort. Madrid 610 km. France 160 km. For arrivals by plane: airport Barcelona (BCN) 15 km, Girona-Costa Brava (GRO) 100 km. Spain's second city is lively and exciting and perfect for a visit at any time of year. The palaces, residences and old churches give it a special character, mainly in the "Barri Gotic" and in the modern "L'Eixample". The wonderful buildings of the famous architect Gaudi have left a wonderful mark on the city (Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Casa Mila etc). One of the most beautiful views from the city is from the "Tibidabo", with access via a picturesque road or by funicular. In "Montjuic", nature park where the Anilla Olimpica is also located. Cosmopolitan city, of many contrasts and whose central point is the famous Las Ramblas. You should also visit the Port Olimpic, with many bars and lively restaurants during the summer. Barcelona offers many cultural and relaxing activities. International music festival in October. Train station. It is possible to play golf ("Golf Plana de Vic", "Real Club de Golf El Prat"). The centre of Barcelona and the area around the Ramblas is a bit like Soho and you should take care with your belongings.