If you are a fan of Ed Sheeran then you will be sure to have heard one of his latest songs, Barcelona – which features on his new hit album, Divide.
With the song inspired by one of Glasgow Prestwick Airport’s popular year-round destinations, we couldn’t help but look into it a bit more.
Not only does the pop superstar love Barcelona, but in the song he mentions he would take his girl to the very famous promenade, Las Ramblas, and dance around the architectural masterpiece that is La Sagrada Familia.
The church, La Sagrada Familia was designed by the Catalan Spanish architect – Antoni Gaudi. He is the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism, and his work reflects a very distinctive style. Gaudi was a very passionate man and all of his designs were influenced by religion, nature and architecture. His detailed creations are considered masterpieces and still, to this day, people travel far and wide to visit his astonishing buildings. La Sagrada Familia was once his place of residence – for 16 years he worked morning, noon and night building it. It is also his final resting place – with his body buried in the crypt below.
Las Ramblas is an extremely popular tourist spot which cuts through the heart of the city. You will find all of the action along the lively promenade with an array of Barcelona attractions. From beautiful Spanish music to people dancing before your eyes, it’s no wonder Ed envisions himself twirling his love in his arms to the Spanish beats on the street.
In the Grammy award winner’s latest interview, he explained why Barcelona makes him happy and is one of his favourite destinations. He also openly admits the song doesn’t make a lot of sense as he clobbered together the only Spanish words he knew.
But don’t just take Ed Sheeran’s word for it – fly to Barcelona and experience the city’s beautiful history and architecture for yourself. We would recommend booking your tickets to visit La Sagrada Familia which could save you up to two hours waiting time. Tickets can be purchased at www.tiqets.com.
Return flights to Barcelona departing Friday 5 May, returning Monday 8 May available for just £80pp*
Return flights to Barcelona departing Saturday 24 June, returning Friday 30 June available for just £89pp*
*Prices correct at time of publication