A rich historical heritage, distinctive architecture and five kilometres of sandy Mediterranean beaches are the main reasons Barcelona is popular among tourists. In 2016, 32 million travelers visited the capital of Catalonia. This is the city of Isabella I of Castile, Christopher Columbus, Antoni Gaudí and Salvador Dalí. The swimming season in Barcelona lasts from April to November, with the number of tourists peaking in July and August. The beaches are free and perfectly equipped and have been awarded Blue Flag status for their cleanliness.
The easiest way to get to Barcelona is to buy tickets for a direct Moscow-Barcelona flight. Direct flights take about 5 hours and arrive at El Prat Airport (Aeropuerto de Barcelona – El Prat), which is located 12 km from the city centre. The best deals sell out quickly, so we recommend booking in advance.