|population:||1.5m (inner city), 4.5m (including outer)|
|time difference:||GMT+1 (+2 in summer)|
|flight time:||2 hours|
|currency:||Euro (€) (see www.xe.com for daily exchange rates)|
|things you must see:||Sagrada Familia, La Rambala, San Sebastià beach|
|surrounding countries:||Portugal (Algarve and Lisbon), France (Paris)|
|top activities:||salsa night, pampering day, yacht charter|
|tipping:||10% is standard|
|visas:||not required for British passport holders, varies for other nationalities (see here for more info)|
|immunisation/ vaccination:||none required|
|must have:||travel insurance (including health)|
|should have:||european health card|
|dialing code:||+34 93|
You can get to Barcelona by car, train and boat, but the best method from the UK is by plane. Flying from London (all airports) to Barcelona (BCN) has a 2 hour 20 minute average duration and there are 15-22 flights a day.
Barcelona’s centre is compact and easily explored on foot - though there are good metro and bus systems for longer journeys. All metro lines operate from 5am to midnight Monday to Thursday, 5am to 2am Friday and non-stop on Saturday. Buses run all night to areas not covered by the metro system.
If you’re planning on hiring a car then bear in mind that there’s little parking and most of the city is subject to one-way systems. You can hail taxis but bear in mind they can work out quite expensive at night. We can organise any transfers as needed.
Know before you go
Taxi numbers: Fono Taxi: 933 001 100, Radio Taxi: 933 033033
Emergency Services: 112
A Barcelona hen weekend has everything a group of girls could possibly want on their special weekend away - there's sun, sea, sand, shopping and plenty of sangria! This incredible Spanish city offers all of the above and much, much more. The best way to look at your Barcelona hen do is to have a set itinerary. To ensure you and the girls don't miss what this fantastic city has to offer see our Barcelona must do's below.
All Barcelona hen weekends have one thing in common - they are filled with fun from start to finish. There are just so many possibilities. You can choose from a range of hen activities such as an active session of traditional salsa or flamenco dancing to a fun afternoon behind the bar cocktail mixing. If relaxing is more your thing then you can enjoy a tranquil spa day at the beautiful Arab baths or an afternoon in the sun, out at sea lying on a luxury yacht charter. There really is nothing better on your Barcelona hen do!
In addition to the great choice of daytime activities available, there is also so much to see in this beautiful city. Barcelona is a city famous for its culture and history, so if it’s some sight-seeing you’re after, then you’ve certainly come to the right place. Barcelona is most famous for the fantastical architecture of Antonio Gaudi, whose buildings are scattered all around the centre of the city. Head to Passieg De Gracia where you can see La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Parc Guell is another of Gaudi’s wonderful creations. Finally, you can’t visit Barcelona without viewing Sagrada Familia, arguably Gaudi’s most impressive work.
Once the sun starts to set and you've seen the sights that Barcelona has to offer, the fun by no means stops there! There are endless bars for you to feast on traditional tapas and enjoy the delightful wines and drinks Barcelona has to offer. When it comes to your Barcelona hen night there are excellent late night bars and nightclubs that will give you and the girls the chance to dance long into the night!
When the night comes to an end you and the girls will want a good nights rest, again, Barcelona certainly doesn't disappoint. From budget busting central hostels to your very own city centre luxury apartments which are perfect for getting together with all the girls.
With 7 beaches and average temperatures of 30 °C you can't leave your Barcelona hen do before fitting in some time to relax in the glorious sunshine!
Barcelona really is a city where you can do it all, and promises that you'll have a hen party that you'll never forget!
|if you've got the options why not get it right, you can choose exactly what you want for your hen weekend in Barcelona ...
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