Cheap flights to Catalonia

As an autonomous community within the country of Spain, Catalonia has been designated a ‘historical nationality’ by its Statute of Autonomy. Provinces within the region include Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. The region’s capital and largest city is Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain. It is also one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe, and comprises most of the territory of the former Principality of Catalonia, with the rest of it now part of France.

What to see & do

Some of the areas worth highlighting in the region of Catalonia in Spain include the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Camp Nou, Casa Milà, PortAventura, Casa Batlló, Baqueira-Beret, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, and Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, in addition to many more. Catalonia’s Casa Batlló, is a known building that can be found towards the centre of Barcelona. Among Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces, it has been redesigned in the early 1900s, refurbished a couple of times, and now offers the loft, the noble floor and museum, the roof terrace, and the facade. Baqueira-Beret within the Pyrenees, in the Aran Valley and Àneu Valley in Lledia, is a ski resort with a ski area elevation of around 1,500 to 2,500 metres or 4,900 to 8,200 feet in height. The ski resort has three different zones namely Baqueira, Beret, and Bonaigua, with around 99 pistes of varying difficulties divided for beginner, easy, intermediate, and expert levels. When skiing within Baqueira-Beret, there are long and wide ski runs, a gondola lift, 20 chair lifts, and around seven conveyer belts and ski lifts.

How to get around within Catalonia

When within Spain’s Catalonia region, some of the ways to get around include going by road and rail. Driving within the areas of Catalonia can be done through its approximately 12,000 kilometres or 7,500 miles of roads, with principal highways such as AP-7 and A-7, namely Autopista del Mediterrani and Autovia del Mediterrani. The region also has a good number of major roads that include AP-2, A-2, C-16, C-17, and C-60, in addition to a few more. Going around through the region’s railway service on the other hand would mean going through the lines that mostly originate from Barcelona. Divided into its suburban and inter-city services, railway service within Catalonia include high-speed rail or AVE which goes from Madrid to Lleida, Tarragona, and Barcelona; with the newer LGV Perpignan-Figueres Vilafant, which goes through Girona and Figueres, through a tunnel towards the Pyrenees. Additionally, there is a direct train that travels towards Paris Austerlitz, starting from Barcelona Estació de França, via the slightly older tracks within the area.

How to get there

Spain’s autonomous community of Catalonia is served by airports including Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Girona-Costa Brava Airport, Sabadell Airport, and Empuriabrava Aerodrome, to name a few. Barcelona-El Prat Airport is the second largest airport in Spain, next to Madrid Barajas Airport. Flights received by the airport include flights from destinations including Athens, Dublin, Moscow, Madrid, Miami, New York, Minsk, Cairo, Doha, and São Paulo, through airlines such as Aegean airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Europa, American Airlines, Belavia, EgyptAir, Qatar Airways, and TAM Airlines, among others.

Flights to Catalonia

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