Barcelona Cheap Flight Deals
If you're looking for a city break that has just about everything, book flights to Barcelona. The Spanish metropolis is full of amazing things to see and do, with historical landmarks, fantastic art galleries and fascinating cultural institutions among the highlights - not to mention its stunning urban beaches and eclectic array of shops.
What's more, because flights to Barcelona usually take around two hours from London (or two hours and 20 minutes from somewhere further north, like Manchester), it's just as easy to reach the Spanish destination for a short weekend getaway as it is to jet off for an entire week.
Monarch Flights offers cheap tickets to Barcelona from London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham airports - and there are still plenty of flights to Barcelona available in 2013, so check out the deals and book today.
Why choose Barcelona?
Aside from the length of the flight to Barcelona and the fact that there some great cheap offers available, there are many more reasons to visit this particular Spanish city. What's especially great about it is that it offers something for everyone, from active travellers and sun seekers to culture vultures and history enthusiasts.
Barcelona boasts a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites - including several of Antoni Gaudi's works, such as the Sagrada Familia cathedral (that has yet to be finished) and Park Guell. There are numerous art galleries showcasing a range of classic and contemporary pieces, with artists such as Miro, Tapies and Picasso among those whose works are on display.
For a break from art and culture, head to one of Barcelona's beaches - between them there is over 4.5 km of sand for you to lie back on and work on your tan. There are also some exceptional parks in the city if you want to head to a green space rather than the seaside.
Top Barcelona districts
One of the best things about Barcelona is the diversity of its various districts. Below are a few highlights for you to explore during your break in the city.
• Eixample - In the heart of the city is Eixample, where you'll find some of Barcelona's most famous monuments, including the Sagrada Familia, Esquerra de l'Eixample and Quadrat d'or.
• Sants Montjuc - Sants Montjuc boasts some of the best shopping areas in the city, the beautiful Parc Montjuc and the fascinating neighbourhood of Poble-Sec.
• Ciutat Vell - Ciutat Vell has an eclectic mix of sights, from the Barri Gotic area where some of Barcelona's oldest landmarks can be found to Port Vell, which combines historical attractions like the Maritime Museum with modern offerings such as the Barcelona Aquarium and the IMAX Port Vell. Ciutat Vell is also where you'll find the well-known La Rambla shopping street.
• Sant Marti - Located on the coast, San Marti is one of Barcelona's most modern districts and is home to the ultra-chic waterfront district of Poblenou, as well as cultural facilities that have been developed in the area's disused factories.
If all that still hasn't convinced you that Barcelona is the right choice for your next getaway, don't worry! There are many flights to other Spanish destinations, such as Malaga, Almeria and Alicante.
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