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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.

    Barcelona is also home to a host of architectural delights, with many of the late Antoni Gaudi's works scattered across the city. If you are looking to go slightly off the beaten track, Park Guell offers a mix of this famous architecture as well as panoramic views of the city, but is a bit of a walk from public transport, so be prepared with comfortable shoes and plenty of water.

    • Language: Spanish
    • Currency: Euro (EUR)
    • Time Zone: CET (GMT+0100)

    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.

    Alternatively Girona-Costa Brava Airport is approximately 72km to the North-west of the circuit.

    Accommodation

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

    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!

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