Landscape in city of Barcelona

What to do near Barcelona Airport

Barcelona airport, also known as El Prat Airport, is an important international airport in Europe. Tourists often flock to the airport because it is a stopover for many international flights. After all, it is strategically positioned for those crossing the Atlantic or the Mediterranean.

Prat airport in Barcelona

What seems like a boring stopover may be amazing once you explore what’s near the airport. While waiting for the next flight, there are things you could do near the airport, and this article will highlight the available activities.

Also, Barcelona Airport is relatively near Barcelona city center, just 9 miles, so you can get an aerobus and arrive in just thirty-five minutes or by train in thirty minutes.


Las Ramblas street is located in the center of Barcelona, and its pedestrian. The street connects Plaça Catalunya with the statue of Columbus at the lower end of the street at Port Vell.

You can go to La Boquería, the most famous market in Barcelona, to buy a few items, walk through the Gothic quarter, and immerse yourself in the architecture.

Ruta Gaudí

It is the center of the Eixample district that starts on the Passeig de Gràcia. The route features one of the best works by Antoni Gaudi, and if you are stopping over in Barcelona, it is an opportunity for you to visit, understand his work in detail and see top Gaudí sites.

Building in Park Güell

On the route, you will see the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, which has become Barcelona’s symbol.

Plaza de España

It is a plaza at the city center and the largest square in Barcelona and the second largest in Spain. A visit to the square is free and open all day and around it there are important attractions and venues.

Not far from the square, you can get to visit the Olympic stadium, the botanical gardens and other streets such as Gran Via and Parallel.

Estadio Olímpico

The stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Anella Olímpica in Montjuïc Barcelona. It isa historic stadium built in 1927 and hosted its first event in 1929.

Over time it has been a home for various sporting activities such as the Spanish Grand Prix and the 1992 Olympics. You can visit other top sites near the stadium such as the Sagrada Familia.

Jardín Botánico

The garden is a good place to go if you are interested in plants and want to escape the crowds. The plants are divided into geographical zones.

The garden is located in a sloping terrain in Montjuïc Park. The garden’s highest point offers views of the city and the surrounding stadiums.


It is the world’s largest aquarium in Europe dedicated to the Mediterranean. It’s located on the Moll d’Espanya at Port Vell and within the Old Town. When done with the aquarium, you may want to visit the Barcelona wax museum that’s a few minutes away.

Tapas in Barcelona

The full Catalan experience is when you enjoy snacks and treats from various joints in Barcelona. In addition to the Boquería market, there are other places where you can have a good meal.

You can have a meal at the Tapa Tapa just inside the airport or go outside the airport to Lara Grill Barcelona and enjoy some amazing street food. The Poble Sec area is one of the best options for tapas in the city because it is near the aquarium and the port.

Where to stay in Barcelona

Barcelona is both a beautiful but an enormous city, so you need a comfortable place to rest and recharge your batteries in order to make the most of your days there .

The Catalonia Rigoletto Hotel is close by the Avinguda Diagonal, a good location for shopping at the Pedralbes Center and it is a few minutes from the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya Conference Center, a good place to hold a meeting.

Catalonia Rigoletto Hotel in Barcelona

Also, it is next to the famous Camp Nou, the official Barcelona Football Club’s stadium and Dexeus Clinic.

Alternatively, you can enjoy a stroll in the beautiful gardens of Palau Reial de Pedralbes which hosts the Pedralbes Festival, one of the loveliest places in the city, formerly the official residence of the king and queen when visiting the city.

When it comes to transportation, the hotel is near the Maria Cristina L3 metro station where you can travel to the Plaça de Catalunya in a few minutes.

There are lots of places you can visit depending on the time you are in Barcelona, and you may never get to exhaust the city in a day. It is best if you make arrangements and visit Barcelona and stay for a few days if you would prefer to enjoy what the city has to offer.