City break in Barcelona for a really good price, only €72 per person. Direct flights from Brussels and 3-nights stay in well rated 3 star hotel.
This is a trip on your own. All reservations must be made by you. Places are limited and can run out quickly. Use the blue buttons to book.
ABOUT ACCOMMODATION: Situated 200 m from Universitat Metro Station, Hotel Gran Ronda offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen satellite TV. Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas are a 7-minute walk away.
The Gran Ronda is located on the edge of the lively Raval district, 350 m from the MACBA Modern Art Museum. Direct buses to Barcelona Airport stop within 400 m.
Rooms at this modern hotel have wooden floors and simple, elegant décor. Each room offers a minibar, safe and a bathroom with a hairdryer. Some rooms also have a private terrace.
CITY BREAK DETAILS:
- period: 18-21 september 2020
- flight: Brussels – Barcelona, €16 pp, Ryanair, round trip
- accommodation: Hotel Gran Ronda, €56 pp, 3-nights stay
- rent a car
Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the fifth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, the Ruhr area, Madrid, and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres (1,680 feet) high.
Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economic and administrative centre of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Since 1450, it is home to the University of Barcelona, widely considered the most prestigious university in Spain. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean are located in Barcelona. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments.
Barcelona is a major cultural, economic, and financial centre in southwestern Europe, as well as the main biotech hub in Spain. As a leading world city, Barcelona’s influence in global socio-economic affairs qualifies it for global city status (Beta +).
Barcelona is a transport hub, with the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe’s principal seaports and busiest European passenger port, an international airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which handles over 50 million passengers per year, an extensive motorway network, and a high-speed rail line with a link to France and the rest of Europe.
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