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Your next Manchester to Barcelona adventure

Barcelona has fantastic reputation as the ultimate architect’s playground, and there’s only one man who can much of the credit, Antoní Gaudi. His genius and crazy concrete fantasies shout out from every corner of this beautiful and ancient Mediterranean city. But it’s not just architecture that’s on show in Barcelona, there are all kinds of other visions and thrills just waiting to be found on every street corner, such as eye-opening shopping extravaganzas in Las Ramblas; taste-bud tingling tapas bars in La Ribera; or historic fables in the shadowed alleys and sun-splashed cloisters of the Gothic Quarter. What more could you possibly ask for on your journey from Manchester to Barcelona?

When can I book cheap flights to Barcelona from Manchester?

The cheapest months to fly to Barcelona are September and November, as this is when tickets are at their cheapest. If you really want to snag yourself a good deal on London to Barcelona, make sure to book about eight weeks in advance for a Tuesday evening. If you want to enjoy Barcelona at its most beautiful, head out in May or June, as this is when temperatures are mild and the humidity is low.

Arriving at Manchester airport

You can take Northern and TransPennine Express trains from Manchester Piccadilly to reach Manchester Airport (MAN), which lies just south of the city. You can also hop on the Metrolink tram network at points all across Manchester, and there's a direct link to the airport at Cornbrook.

Flying from Manchester to Barcelona

Ryanair, Vueling and Swiss International Air Lines are among the cheaper airlines to fly you the 1,100 miles to the Catalan capital. The best deals for Manchester Barcelona flights, though, are generally offered by Monarch. The journey will take about 2 hours and 20 minutes, but make sure to set your watches once you land – Barcelona runs an hour ahead of the UK.

Getting from the airport to Barcelona

Barcelona El Prat (BCN) Airport has several terminals, so your arrival terminal will depend on your carrier. Monarch Airlines land at Terminal 2A, while those flying Ryanair come into Terminal 2B. Swiss International Air Lines and Brussels Airlines land at Terminal 1. There are several options for the 9-mile journey into Barcelona, but taxis are usually the most convenient option, taking about 20-30 minutes and costing about GBP 30. The Aerobus service is available from Terminal 2 and costs around GBP 4.50 for a single ticket. The bus also drops off right in the heart of the city, at either Placa Espanya or Placa de Catalunya. A quick and comfortable 25-minute journey can be had on the RENFE train, which stops at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gracia and Clot.

What to do when in Barcelona

You can't miss the roll call of architectural brilliance when in Barcelona. The beautifully bizarre forms of the Sagrada Familia top the list. Surrounding it are the wide avenues of the district of Eixample, with its beautiful embellished building façades. Once you’ve enjoyed the bright modernista architecture, head to the dark, cool meanderings of the Barrio Gótico, or Gothic Quarter, and track down the medieval mysteries that surround Barcelona Cathedral.

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Hotels in Barcelona

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Hotel Colon Barcelona
Hotel Colon Barcelona
Avenida Catedral, 7, Barcelona
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Overlooking Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter, this traditional hotel is a short walk from Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas, and one kilometer from the beaches. ...

£99

£99
Ayre Hotel Rosellon
Ayre Hotel Rosellon
C/ Rosellón 390, Barcelona
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Located in Downtown Barcelona, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hospital de Sant Pau, Sagrada Familia, and Casa Mila. Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana ...

£68

£68
Hotel SB Plaza Europa
Hotel SB Plaza Europa
Calle Ciències 11-13, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (233 reviews)

Located in Sants-Montjuic, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fira Barcelona, Placa d'Espanya, and Magic Fountain of Montjuic. Camp Nou and National Art Museum ...

£55

£55
Hotel Barcelona Universal
Hotel Barcelona Universal
Del Paral.lel, Del 76-78, Barcelona
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (195 reviews)

This 167-room Barcelona hotel on Avenida Parallel is less than 1 kilometer from the Maritime Museum, La Ramblas and Old Town. The Paralel metro station is in ...

£66

£66
Barcelona Airport Hotel
Barcelona Airport Hotel
Plaza de la Volateria, 3, El Prat de Llobregat
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Fira Barcelona, Casa Batllo, and Palau de la Musica Catalana. Placa d'Espanya and Magic Fountain ...

£68

£68
Barceló Raval
Barceló Raval
Rambla del Raval, 17-21, Barcelona
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (198 reviews)

Located in Ciutat Vella, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Boqueria Market, Las Ramblas, and Gran Teatre del Liceu. Palau Guell and Barcelona Cathedral ...

£86

£86
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