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Heathrow flyers – 7 must-visit places in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in the world for travellers – and rightly so.

It’s a beautiful city with a wide variety of fantastic things to see and do.

So for Heathrow flyers heading on down to the Catalan capital, we’ve picked out seven super spots to visit.

  1. Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia cathedral is one of Barcelona’s most loved spots. Construction on the building began in 1882 and continues to this very day. However, even incomplete, it’s one of the most magnificent architectural works in the world and must be seen up close to be fully appreciated.

  1. Hospital de Sant Pau

Just one mile up the road from the Sagrada Familia is the beautiful Hospital de Sant Pau, a former hospital built during the early 1900’s. Walk the halls of this hospital and learn about its fascinating history, then head outside for stroll through the gorgeous gardens.

  1. Gothic Quarter

The Gothic quarter is a section of the city which dates back to Roman times, so you’ll see some impressive ancient architecture here. The area has been developed over the years, so there’s cool fusion of old and new to enjoy. This Gothic Quarter article on Culture Trip lists some of the best things to do there.

  1. La Rambla

La Rambla is a 0.7 mile long road at the very heart of Barcelona, lined with hundreds of markets, shops and restaurants. It’s the perfect place to go to quite literally get a taste of Spanish culture and indulge in some holiday purchases.

  1. Park Guell

Park Guell is one the largest green spaces in Barcelona and the perfect place to go to for some relaxation time during your trip. The park is beautified by wonderful works of art, including a marvellous mosaic lizard on the entrance steps.

  1. Camp Nou

Football fans will be in their element when visiting the Camp Nou, the largest football stadium in Europe. You can book a Camp Nou tour on the FC Barcelona website – there are a range of options to choose from.

  1. Montjuic

No trip to Barcelona is complete with visiting Montjuic, a hill in centre of the city which offers breath taking views of the area. Montjuic is also home to great attractions like the Magic Fountain, the National Palace and a superb cable car system.

Getting to Barcelona

Getting from Heathrow to Barcelona couldn’t be easier – you can fly direct in a couple of hours.

Arriving at Heathrow Airport itself t can be tricky, but if you drive there, you won’t have to worry about unpredictable public transport issues holding you up.

If you do drive, remember to book Heathrow Airport Parking on Looking4.com where you’ll find fab deals that leave you with more cash to splash in Barca.

Then, with your travel arranged, you can start planning a brilliant Barcelona itinerary, which includes these seven super picks.

That’s our list! Share your thoughts on things to in Barcelona in the comments section.

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