Barcelona, Spain with a capital S
Between sea and city, Catalonia's capital city is an ideal destination for long holidays or for a weekend away. Discover La Rambla, Güell Park, the Picasso Museum, Montjuïc, the Gothic Quarter…The sunny summer weather will soon lead you to the seaside and beaches to idle away the afternoon! Barcelona is also a great starting point to visit Catalonia.
Vueling operates direct flights between Rennes and Barcelona all year round.
Journey time between Rennes and Barcelona: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Capital city : Barcelona
- Climate : Barcelona has a warm Mediterranean climate all year round, and is very sunny in the summer. The average yearly temperature is 15.4°C. In the hottest months the temperature rises above 28°C, and the lowest temperatures in winter remain above 4°C.
- Time difference with France : None
- Currency : Euros
- Official languages : Catalan and Spanish
- Travel document requirements : Passport or valid national identity card
- Tourist Information : www.spain.info/en, www.barcelonaturisme.com
Barcelona, from Gothic to Gaudí
Barcelona, Catalonia's capital city, is a Mediterranean, cosmopolitan city home to Roman ruins, medieval districts and Modernism’s most beautiful monuments, as well as some 20th Century avant-garde works. UNESCO has listed as World Heritage Sites the most remarkable buildings and sites by Catalonian architects Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner.
Make the most of Barcelona’s rich artistic heritage, from museums and exhibitions to outdoor sculptures… Not forgetting music, theatre and dancing to suit every taste.
Explore the pedestrian streets in the historic districts, chill off in the parks and green areas, and stroll along the magnificent seafront with its modern facilities. The city also boasts beautiful urban beaches, marinas and seaside golf courses. Nature lovers need only travel a few kilometres to roam the slopes of the coastal mountains and the Catalonian Pyrenees.
Must-see sites in Barcelona: the Gothic Quarter, near to La Rambla, with its cathedral and its old, narrow streets, Boqueria market, Antoni Gaudí’s architecture including Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, the Sagrada Família, Güell Park and Montjuïc Hill, with its many museums, parks and gardens, and its castle.
With its 360 miles of coastline, Catalonia is essentially Mediterranean. With a host of coastal landscapes, Catalonia is home to more than 200 beaches, from the Costa Brava’s little creeks in the north to the Costa Daurada’s long sandy beaches in the south.
Catalonia also offers a rich and varied cultural heritage:
from Iberian settlements (Ullastret, Olèrdola) and the ruins of the Iberian peninsula's first Greek cities (Empúries and Roses) to Roman heritage sites (Tarragona and Barcelona itself).
Catalonia is proud to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the works of its architects Antoni Gaudí (in Barcelona: Güell Park, Güell Palace, Casa Milà, the Nativity façade and crypt of the Sagrada Família, Casa Vicens, Casa Batlló and the Colònia Güell crypt at Santa Coloma de Cervelló) and Lluís Doménech i Montaner (in Barcelona: the Hospital of Saint Paul and the Palace of Music).