The Independent and Independent on Sunday in association with debonair have arranged a super value short break to Barcelona. From just pounds 143 you can fly to Barcelona with Debonair and stay for two nights in one of six specially chosen hotels.

One of Europe's most cosmopolitan and avant garde cities, Barcelona is the perfect summertime destination. To experience Barcelona at this special discounted price simply call the number printed below or complete the coupon.

The offer includes return flights from Luton airport and two nights accommodation in one of the hotels listed. All flights must be booked by 30th June and all flights must be taken by 29th September 1997. The schedule of the available flights is printed below. All prices are per person sharing a twin room.

Debonair operate a fleet of modern British Aerospace whisper jets. Each aircraft is furnished with elegant and comfortable seats in one class. Daily scheduled services are operated from London Luton airport and all flights are no smoking. Their dedicated check-in area at London Luton airport is exclusive to Debonair passengers, ensuring hassle free check- in and smooth connections.

London Luton airport is easily accessible by rail using the Thames Link service from Kings Cross.

London Luton - Barcelona Daily 0900 arr. 1210

Saturday 1600 arr. 2130

Barcelona - London Luton Daily 0815 arr. 0935

1810 arriving 2130

Saturday 1955 arr. 2115

How to Book

Booking could not be easier, simply call Travel Plus - ABTA:E1228, ATOL:3470 - on

0171 208 4444 between 9am - 6pm, Mon - Fri and 10am - 4pm, Sat - Sun

and quote The Independent offer. Alternatively, complete the booking form and send to Travel Plus who will then call you to confirm your booking details. Payment can be made using all major credit cards and/or personal cheque made payable to Travel Plus Ltd. All prices are correct at time of going to print.

Terms and Conditions

All bookings are subject to availability. The listed prices are for travel in June only. For travel during July, August or September there will be a pounds 20 supplement per person. All flights must be booked by 30th June 1997 and all flights taken by 29th September 1997. All prices are per person sharing a twin room. There is a single occupancy room rate which you will be advised upon when booking. All flights are from Luton airport. Prices do not include transfer to and from the airport, or airport tax which currently stands at pounds 6.70. Travel insurance is recommended for all overseas travel and is available from Travel Plus, the booking agents. Passengers are responsible for their own passport(which must be a 10 year passport). Readers should be aware that no changes or amendments are available with this offer. Lost or stolen tickets are non refundable. A full list of terms and conditions is available from Travel Plus, who are responsible for this offer.

The city of Barcelona

Fortune smiles upon Barcelona. The heart of Catalonia was blessed with a spectacular setting. The city is sprinkled along the shore of the Mediterranean, and into the folds of mountains which slide gracefully into the sea. This preposterously pleasant setting has been decorated with wit and audacity. Barcelona is unique.

Barcelona is an easy city to explore with many of the major sights within walking distance of each other. Wandering around and soaking up the streetlife, between regular stopovers in bars and cafes is an enjoyable a way of getting to know the city and is the best way to absorb quintessential Barcelona.

At night, Barcelona erupts with an array of nightlife. Waterfront cafes stay open until 5am, and a host of designer bars and clubs all combine to provide an exotic night life experience.

The cities Olympic revamp of 1992 has opened up the city to the sea front and created an impressive and stylish setting which provides a host of choices for the first time visitor to indulge in some al fresco dining.

In stark contrast to Barcelona's modern Olympic facilities is the city's greatest monument, Antonio Guadi's Sagrada Familia. Begun over a century ago and yet to be completed, the Cathedral still reaches it's crescendo above the city.

Artistically, Barcelona has many options. Gaudi, Picasso, Dali and Miro all have strong links with the city. The Meseu Picasso, housed within a Medieval Gothic palace, is a testimony to the years Picasso spent in the city amongst Catalonia's avant garde.

The magical mountain of Tibidabo is the peak that presides over Barcelona, protecting the city from the interior. From the summit where a funfair and the Temple of the Sacred Heart jostle for command, you will experience an extraordinary panorama of an exceptional city.

The Hotels

Hotel Santa Marta - 2 Star - 2 nights from pounds 143.

Simple, unsophisticated accommodation, but neverthless clean and comfortable and furnished to a respectable standard. Situated near the port of Barcelona in the old town.

Hotel Aragon - Superior 2 Star- 2 nights from pounds 155.

A pleasant, clean and comfortable hotel situated in one of the main streets of Barcelona with easy access to any point in the city.

Hotel Roma - 3 Star - 2 nights from pounds 155

A small hotel with traditional character, situated a short metro ride from the historic centre of Barcelona.

Hotel Oriente - 3 Star - 2 nights from pounds 155

A listed building and the city's oldest hotel. Centrally located, the hotel has a large and historically ornate breakfast room.

Hotel Rialto - Superior 3 Star - from pounds 159.

A lovely traditional hotel with superb location in the historic centre of Barcelona.

Hotel Gran Catalonia - Superior 4 Star - 2 nights from pounds 169.

A modern style hotel located in the best shopping area of the city.

Please complete the booking form below and send it to: The Independent Barcelona Offer, Travel Plus Ltd., Quay Level, Europe House, 1 East Smithfield, London E1 9AA. You will be contacted on receipt of your form to confirm your reservation. If you have any queries please call 0171 208 4444. The Independent cannot guarantee availability