I was en route from the US to Israel and had a several hour layover in Barcelona. After conducting some quick research online, a trip outside of the airport into the city center seemed worthwhile! What was even cooler was the rest of the people in my seat row also had the same idea during their layover so we all ventured out together!
After passing through immigration, we went across the street from the terminal to a luggage storage facility hosted by the airport. We dropped off our bags and then steps away from that, caught a bus to the city center. The ride into the city center did not take long. Once in the center, we went to the Mercado de la Boqueria and had a bite to eat. Then from there, we walked to several other attractions and beautiful historical sites nearby! Once done wandering the streets of Barcelona, we hopped on a bus headed back to the airport, picked up our luggage and proceeded on to our next flights.
The next time you have a long layover somewhere and have the option to get out of the airport and explore -- do it!!
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