SPANISH FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 2019SPANISH F1 2019
10 12 MAY (PROVISIONAL)

DESTINATION & TOURISM

Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do

    Background

    Catalunya is a autonomous community of Spain, situated in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Andorra and France. The stunning Costa Brava runs down one side of Catalunya, culminating at the regional capital of Barcelona. To the north of the region, you can find the beautiful Pyrenean mountain range.

    Barcelona is the capital city of Catalunya, and the nearest city to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. With a population of 1.6 million inhabitants, it is also the second most populated city in Spain (after Madrid). The city spreads from the coast out to the surrounding hills, and boasts stunning architecture, great weather and beautiful parks.

    • Language: Spanish
    • Currency: Euro (EUR)
    • Time Zone: CEST (GMT+0200)

    International Travel

    There are two airports near the Circuit de Catalunya. The closest is Barcelona-El Prat Airport, which is about 40km away from the circuit, in the south of Barcelona. This airport is perfect for accessing the city of Barcelona, and travelling onward to the circuit. Alternatively Girona-Costa Brava Airport is approximately 72km to the North-west of the circuit, and offers ease of access to coastal towns along the Costa Brava.

    Accommodation

    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

    Things To Do

    The famous city of Barcelona is only a short distance away from the distance, so why not make the most of your trip to the Spanish Formula 1?

    Take a walk down the Gothic Quarter, or Bari Gotic, with its medieval streets filled with trendy bars, clubs and Catalan restaurants where you can try out the exquisite local cuisine. Alternatively, if fresh and diverse foods are to your liking, try dropping by La Boqueria, a famous indoor public market.

    For sightseeing, there are plenty of famous tourist spots to choose from. Start high: Monjuic, a historic site located on a hill, hosting a beautiful castle and museums, and offering a fabulous view of the city from above. Chase it down with a Gaudi-themed tour. This can keep visitors occupied for a few hours, as Barcelona is home to many of the artist's designs. The most emblematic one: The Sacred Family, La Sagrada Familia. Then, Gaudi's houses: Casa Mila and Casa Batllo, both open for visitors on exclusive occasions.

    Park Guell is an unmissable spot to visit, a beautiful park designed by Gaudi, hosting his museum, as well as mosaic-covered buildings, steps and sculptures. The most famous one: the dragon (El Drac).

    If you are still thirsty for more, head over to La Rambla: a tree-lined pedestrian walkway in the centre of the city, known for its buildings and shops, where something is always happening.

    Weather

    Catalunya boasts a Mediterranean climate, with temperatures up to 22 degree centigrade in the month of May. Rainfall remains relatively low at this time of year, but there is always a chance of showers!

    Location Map

    Important Info

    Provisional Date

    The date of this race is based on the provisional calendar. Usually these dates do not change but this cannot be guaranteed until the final calendar is released towards the end of the year. If the date of the race does change, it will not affect the validity of any tickets you purchase for the event. If possible, we recommend booking any accommodation and flights/travel on a flexible basis or waiting until the calendar is confirmed.

    For extra peace of mind, you can take out Booking Protection cover at the checkout and receive a refund on your booking including service and delivery fees if the event date changes and you cannot attend on the new date.

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