El Prat de Llobregat (sometimes shortened to El Prat or Prat) is small city of 64,000 people (2018) in the Baix Llobregat region of Catalonia. With a quiet atmosphere and friendly people, it has the advantage of both a big city and a small town. El Prat sits between the airport and the city of Barcelona, making it a place that many people pass through but few stop to explore.
The city covers an area 32 km², including production farming, a large industrial estate and commercial real estate.
The weather is typical Mediterranean. The annual average temperature is around 15 °C. Summer is sunny but not usually too hot. The winter is mild and humid, though it doesn’t rain very often. Sometimes it rains in May and October; but not often in February and July.
- 1 Barcelona El Prat Airport. The airport is close to the town and sits partially within its municipal border. To get from the airport to town, just take Metro line 9.
By train or metroEdit
- 2 El Prat de Llobregat railway station. Served by Rodalies and by the Barcelona Metro (Line 9)
El Prat has a little old town with the church, the town hall, the theatre and the old market. Also, it has of narrow streets with ground houses.
- Antiga caserna de Carrabiners and El Semàfor, ☏ . Tu-Su 08:00-14:00. The caserna is a barracks by the sea built in the middle of the 19th century to control smuggling and monitor the coast. From this point on, the Carrabiners corps took part in rescuing ships and people. El Semàfor was built in 1887 to regulate coastal maritime traffic. The function of the watchmen who lived in the building was to communicate through the use of flags with the castle of Montjuïc to warn of possible incidents or shipwrecks. This historic building is located in a unique setting and becomes an exceptional viewpoint of the delta landscape that surrounds it and the protected beach closed to the public that can be seen from its spectacular walkway.
- There’s an area called Parc Nou where people go at weekends to eat barbecue meat with the family. They relax and watch the airplanes land and take off.
- River Llobregat
The people at the weekend, also, walk in the beach and sunbathe. In El Prat there is a beach. The people sunbathe on the beach.
Nowadays the beach is cleaner than a few years ago this is why people can enjoy it and go to walk and to swim. Also it has one long beach with calm and warm water.
El Prat is also famous for its bank holidays. One in September coincides with the Mercè in Barcelona, while another in December celebrates the “avicola party”.
In Zonilla, the modern town has fashion shops, bars, restaurants and an ice-cream parlour.
Poultry farmed by ”Pollastre de pota blava”. Pota blava chicken is fed with cereal.
The land of the Llobregat River delta produces quality lettuce, artichoke and melon.
El Prat de Llobregat is famous for its Vermouth and Tarrida.