Go Barcelona is a Barcelona, Spain city guide offering tourist information on
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Barcelona is located in the north-east of the Iberian peninsula, on the shore of the Mediterranean sea, as is Spain's second city. Its climate is typically mediterranean, with an average summer temperature of 24ºC and 11ºC in winter
Both culture and the arts flourish in this modern, cosmopolitan city which also enjoys a glorious history. This contrast is most starkly highlighted by the fact that the modern city centre houses the city's most historical quarter, the gothic quarter, so named because of the abundant gothic architecture here and home to some of Barcelona's most famous buildings, such as the Cathedral.
Barcelona Airport is located in the area called El Prat de Llobregat, about 12 kilometers outside the city. There is a train from the airport to the central Sants station every 30 minutes. Spain's capital, Madrid, is just 1 hour's flight away, and there are several shuttle flights every day.
Go Barcelona is a complete travel guide to this marvellous city. We include several accommodation options, such as hotels, self-catering apartments, hostels, youth hostels and camp-sites
This website also contains detailed and useful information on activities in Barcelona. The section on excursions includes the possibility of booking full day tours of the city, visits to the most famous museums, or day-trips to outlying picturesque villages. We also provide information on walking tours
No visit to Barcelona is complete without a visit to one of Gaudí's marvellous works. It would be difficult to imagine Barcelona without Gaudí, or Gaudí without Barcelona. He shaped the city's outline with perhaps the best-known symbol of Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia. You can read all about the man and his work here
There's a saying in Barcelona, well-known throughout the rest of Spain as well, that FC Barcelona is "more than a club".
Barcelona football club is a soccer team of course, but not "just" a soccer team. It is almost a political institution as well because it is a great source of nationalist pride for the Catalans. Over the years it has become the perfect antidote to what many in Catalonia view as the centralist attitude of Madrid, and no victory is celebrated more than one of the bitter rivals of Real Madrid. Whichever football team you support, or wherever your sporting favours lie, visiting Barça's stadium to see a live match is a spectacle well worth the money.
Of course there are many other possibilities in this wonderful city. The Miró, Gaudí and Picasso museums include important historic and contemporary collections. There are cultural, leisure and entertainment activities for all tastes, including a myriad of tapas bars, restaurants, discotheques and concert venues.
Just click on the links to the left to discover the many activities you can enjoy in Spain's most cosmopolitan city.