Book Cheap Flights to Barcelona from South Africa
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This enchanting seaside city is as famous for its architecture as it is for its wining and dining scene. With many of the cities most prized architectural and artistic treasures spanning a 2000-year timeline, you are encouraged to enjoy the finer things in life with gorgeous, sunny Iberian weather to match.
Uncover the European gem that is Barcelona with direct flights from South Africa and some of the cheapest flight deals with Cheap International Flights.
Cost of Flights from South Africa to Barcelona, Spain
We analyse searches for flights from South Africa to Barcelona that have been made during the last 24 hours. The tables below show the top 5 cheapest flights from Johannesburg, Cape town and Durban, South Africa to Barcelona in Spain.
The Best Time to Book Cheap Flights to Barcelona
The summer months in Barcelona (June – August) are considered high season, with sweltering heat, high prices on flights and hotels and plenty of tourists. The quieter, ‘shoulder’ seasons from April – May and September – October are a great time to visit Barcelona with mild weather, fewer crowds and reasonable flight prices.
Winter falls from November – February and is not a recommended travel time to explore Barcelona, however it doesn’t get as cold this far south when compared to the northern European cities.
Book Cheap Flights to Barcelona on the Following Airlines
As Spain’s most popular tourist destination, Barcelona is an international hub of activity. Barcelona-El Prat International, the second busiest in all of Spain, serves the city through the following airlines:
- Aegean Airlines
- Aer Lingus
- Air China
- Air Europa
- Air France
- American Airlines
- Atlantic Airways
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Delta Air Lines
- Easy Jet
- Egypt Air
- LATAM Brazil
- Qatar Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
International Airports in Barcelona
Barcelona’s International Airport, is located just 12km from the city centre. It is the main airport of the region of Catalonia and the 7th busiest in all of Europe.
In 2016, Barcelona airport handled a record number of passengers at 44.1 million, and is the hub of several European airlines such as Easy Jet, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair and others.
Getting To and From the Airport and Exploring Barcelona
Barcelona’s El Prat International is well connected to the city centre and main tourist areas via Metro rail, public bus (aerobúses) or private bus and taxi hire.
Navigating Barcelona couldn’t be easier for travellers with abundant, reliable options:
- Metro rail: the most convenient option, running from 5am – 12am, Sunday to Thursday and until 2am on Fridays.
- Hop-on, hop-off bus: this service runs from Plaça de Catalunya, ideal for those wanting to see the city’s main sites in a short time
- Taxi: taxis are relatively inexpensive by European standards and can be hailed all over the city
- On foot: Explore the old city of Barcelona on foot, easy to navigate and possibly the best way to experience this city.
Top Tourist Attractions, Places of Interest and Events in the City
Barcelona is the ultimate show ground for both art and ancient architecture fans. Some of Barcelona’s top spots to see include:
- La Sagrada Familia – the ancient Medieval church has been under construction for over 130 years and is true architectural wonder.
- The La Pedrera – just of Gaudi’s most quirky and fascinating architectural masterpieces.
- Le Catedral – a UNESCO World Heritage listed church, beautiful in its ornate Gothic design.
- La Rambla – Barcelona’s most famous street for wining, dining and a window into Catalonian culture.
- Mercat de la Boqueria – Barcelona’s most central produce market and a sound, sight and smell sensation!
Food in Barcelona
Barcelona offers a truly world-class gastronomic experience like no other. Some of the local Catalonian dishes to try include:
- Esqueixada – a fresh Catalan ceviche dish
- Suquet de Peix – a delicious, potato-based, seafood stew
- Fideuà – very similar to its Paella counterpart, except this version is served with noodles
- Escalivada – undoubtedly of the most famous, yet most simple dishes in Catalonia, consisting of smoked vegetables such as eggplant and bell peppers and served as a ‘tapa’
- Crema Catalana –deliciously decadent, this creamy custard dessert is similar to a crème brulee and is a definite must-have
Know What Visa You Need Before You Book Flights to Barcelona
South African residents must apply for a Schengen Visa before entry to Barcelona, Spain. This visa application can downloaded online and must be completed and sent to the Embassy of Spain in Pretoria or Cape Town for approval.
The visa is normally valid for a period of 90 days, and travellers are advised to apply at least two- three months prior to departure.
Fun and Interesting Facts about Barcelona
- Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city with 1.6 million residents
- Both Catalan and Spanish are official languages in Barcelona
- Each year, 8 million tourists visit Barcelona, making it Europe’s third most-visited city
- The Port of Barcelona is Europe’s largest cruise port, with approximately 3.6 million cruisers passing through annually
- Barcelona is home to 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 7 of them were created by Gaudi!
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Barcelona is a city where you can truly lose yourself in the fascinations art and architecture, food, drink, music, football, glorious weather and more!
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