Continental has one-stop flights from Dulles to Barcelona with fares starting at $514.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Ciutat Barcelona
Carrer Princesa 35, 011-34-93-26-97-475
In the historic downtown Born neighborhood, near museums and trendy restaurants, this is a modestly priced, 78-room boutique hotel done up in a playfully modern style. Double rooms start at about $89.
Casa Camper Hotel
Carrer Elisabets 11, 011-34-93-34-26-280
In the artsy, sometimes scruffy Raval neighborhood, this is probably Barcelona's most avant-garde hotel, with only 20 rooms and five suites. The interior was designed by Ferran Amat of the housewares store Vinçon, and includes rental bikes hanging from the lobby ceiling. Rooms start at around $243.
Hotel Omm Barcelona