There is an airport in Barcelona. There are also airports in nearby Girona and Reus too.
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Five Things to Do in Barcelona:
- The architecture of Antoni Gaudi - the two most important being La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell
- Explore the various Barrios of Barcelona, the neighborhoods that make up the city.
- Las Ramblas - one of the few streets in the world that is a genuine tourist attraction in itself. Watch street performers or drink coffee in the cafes, amongst many other activities.
- The Hospital de Sau Pau, a spectacular, fully-functioning hospital.
- Montjuic, with its mountain-top castle, the Poble Espanyol and museums
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Starting from Placa Catalunya you have a few choices - stroll down Las Ramblas, Barcelona's main artery which carries all life through the city; head indirectly towards Gaudi's Sagrada Familia along the grand boulevard of Passeig de Garcia; or walk along Ronda de Sant Pere to Barcelona's Arc de Triomf - undoubtedly more atttractive than its French counterpart - and then on to the Parc de la Ciutadella. Whichever you choose, come back and do the rest later or you'll regret it.
Walking down Las Ramblas from here, you have the winding alleys of the Gothic Quarter on your left and on your right, El Raval, a notoriously seedy district that is currently undergoing a government-backed regeneration process. Subsequently there is nearly as much to do on this side as there is in the more popular Gotic district and you shouldn't be put off from spending time here - at least not in the daytime.
The end of Las Ramblas leaves you at the Mirador de Colon and the Drassanes Maritime Museum, with the harbour right in front of you. Turn left and follow it round and you'll come to the cable car station which can take you up to Montjuic. Alternatively, turn right and spend the rest of your day on the beach!
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