About Barcelona

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and famous for Gaudí and other Art Nouveau architecture, Barcelona is one of Europe’s most beautiful and dynamic cities. It’s a hub of new trends in the world of culture, fashion and cuisine. It combines the creativity of its artists and designers with respect and care for local traditions.

Barcelona is a major transport hub, with Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which handles over 50 million passengers per year, the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe’s principal seaports and busiest European passenger port, an extensive motorway network, and a high-speed rail line with a link to France and the rest of Europe. As such, it makes for the perfect venue for the flagship annual gathering of the global aviation community.

Learn more about our unique location in this Barcelona City Guide prepared by the city council, or peruse the top 30 things to do in Barcelona right now by TimeOut magazine.