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Barcelona
—  City  —

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Nickname(s): Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts),
Barna,
BCN
Barcelona is located in Catalonia
Barcelona
Location in Catalonia
Barcelona is located in Spain
Barcelona
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 41°23′N 2°11′E / 41.383°N 2.183°E / 41.383; 2.183Coordinates: 41°23′N 2°11′E / 41.383°N 2.183°E / 41.383; 2.183
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Barcelonès
Government
 - Mayor Jordi Hereu i Boher (PSC)
Area
 - City 101.4 km2 (39.2 sq mi)
Elevation (AMSL) 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2008)
 - City 1,673,075
 Density 16,499.8/km2 (42,734.2/sq mi)
 Metro 4,150,000
Population rank 2
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08001–08080
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona)
Administrative Divisions 10
Website Official website
.Barcelona (Catalan pronunciation: [bəɾsəˈlonə], Spanish: [baɾθeˈlona]) is the capital and the most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, with a population of 1,615,908 in 2008. It is the 11th-most populous municipality in the European Union and sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Rhine-Ruhr Area, Madrid and Milan, with a population of 4,185,000.[1] 5 million[2][3][4] people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area.^ After the second day in Barcelona I realized it was safe or as dangerous as any other big city, like the big city I live and work, New York City.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ It seems that many people here isist in showing Barcelona as an uncivilized city.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ Lets put it this way I am moving to Spain this summer and Barcelona is the city I would definitely start my life to raise a family.
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.The main part of a union of adjacent cities and municipalities named Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) with a population of 3,186,461 in area of 636 km² (density 5.010 hab/km²).^ Barcelona is not a medieval city, the name comes from "Barcino", as the Romans called it two thousand years ago.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ The one absolute must for nightlife in Barcelona is a concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, a Modernista triumph in the Old City.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ As for mentioning bad parts of a city in a photo (or any other travel guide), I think it would be irresponsible of Philip or other writers to not warn people away from a dangerous area.
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It is located on the Mediterranean coast (41°23′N 2°11′E / 41.383°N 2.183°E / 41.383; 2.183) between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 m/1,680 ft).
.Barcelona is recognised as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade.^ Barcelona is a medieval city surrounded by baroque quarters surrounded by the finest Modernista buildings (Spanish Art Nouveau, notably the architecture of Antoni Gaudi).
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ Robert Hughes, art critic and author of one of the best histories of Australia, has written a massive history of the city: Barcelona .
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

[5][6] .Barcelona is a major economic centre with one of Europe's principal Mediterranean ports, and Barcelona International Airport is the second largest in Spain after the Madrid-Barajas Airport (handles about 30 million passengers per year).^ Tags: 2009 , adcc , barcelona , day two , quick notes , results , second day , spain .
  • ADCC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARCELONA 2009 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC adccbarcelona.com [Source type: General]

^ VII Barcelona International Congress on the Mediterranean Diet .
  • Barcelona Conferences, Conventions, Trade Shows and Meetings 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.allconferences.com [Source type: News]

.Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona became the capital of the Counts of Barcelona.^ I'm not much of a city tourist at all, but I found Barcelona to be a really great time.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ Barcelona is not a medieval city, the name comes from "Barcino", as the Romans called it two thousand years ago.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

.After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, it became one of the most important cities of the Crown of Aragon.^ One of the most famous streets in Spain, La Rambla runs through the Old City right down to the harbor.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ In one day you can see most of the important Gaudi buildings.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

.Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination and has a rich cultural heritage.^ I'm not much of a city tourist at all, but I found Barcelona to be a really great time.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ And I probably should have stressed the advantages of the city more but really Barcelona is such a famous and popular tourist destination that I didn't think I needed to.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ In general as a tourist town Barcelona is a great destination, but people will rip you off any chance they get so be careful.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. .The city is well known in recent times for the 1992 Summer Olympics.^ For the 1992 Olympic Games the city was blessed with a wealth of modern recreational facilities.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean are located in Barcelona.
.As the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona houses the seat of the Catalan government, known as the Generalitat de Catalunya; of particular note are the executive branch, the parliament, and the Supreme Court of Catalonia.^ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 08011, Barcelona - view map .
  • Barcelona Hotels | Luxury, Boutique and Design Hotels 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.splendia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 08010, Barcelona - view map .
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^ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 08014, Barcelona - view map .
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The city is also the capital of the Province of Barcelona and the Barcelonès comarca (shire).

Contents

Names

.The name Barcelona comes from the ancient Iberian Phoenician Barkeno, attested in an ancient coin inscription in Iberian script as Barkeno in Levantine Iberian script,[7] in Greek sources as Varkinòn, Βαρκινών;[8] and in Latin as Barcino, Barcelo[9] and Barceno.^ Barcelona is not a medieval city, the name comes from "Barcino", as the Romans called it two thousand years ago.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

[10]
During the Middle Ages, the city was variously known as Barchinona, Barçalona, Barchelona, and Barchenona.

History

The foundation of Barcelona is the subject of two different legends. .The first attributes the founding of the city to Hercules 400 years before the building of Rome thus the name Βαρκινών; .^ Barcelona is not a medieval city, the name comes from "Barcino", as the Romans called it two thousand years ago.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

.The second legend attributes the foundation of the city directly to the Carthaginian Hamilcar Barca, father of Hannibal, who named the city Barcino after his family, in the 3rd century BC.^ Destination by Name for a Family Drivable from my big city for a Vacation with a Deal for a Group Just added: .
  • Luxury & Boutique Hotels in Barcelona | Tablet Hotels 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.tablethotels.com [Source type: News]

^ Barcelona is not a medieval city, the name comes from "Barcino", as the Romans called it two thousand years ago.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

[11]
.About 15 BC, the Romans redrew the town as a castrum (Roman military camp) centred on the "Mons Taber", a little hill near the contemporary city hall (Plaça de Sant Jaume).^ Agbar Tower Cathedral City Centre Forum Of World Cultures La Pedrera Casa Mil La Rambla Montjuc Nou Camp Stadium Olympic Port Parc Gell Pedralbes Monastery Plaa De Catalunya Plaa Despanya Plaa Sant Jaume Sagrada Famlia Tibidabo .
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^ City Center Ciutat Vella Eixample Horta - Guinardo Les Corts Lhospitalet Near The Sea Passeig De Grcia Sant Mart Sarria - Sant Gervasi .
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Under the Romans, it was a colony with the surname of Faventia,[12] or, in full, Colonia Faventia Julia Augusta Pia Barcino[13] or Colonia Julia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino. Mela[14] mentions it among the small towns of the district, probably as it was eclipsed by its neighbour Tarraco (modern Tarragona); but it may be gathered from later writers that it gradually grew in wealth and consequence, favoured as it was with a beautiful situation and an excellent harbour.[15] It enjoyed immunity from imperial burdens.[16] The city minted its own coins; some from the era of Galba survive.
.Some important Roman ruins are exposed under the Plaça del Rei, entrance by the city museum (Museu d'Història de la Ciutat), and the typically Roman grid-planning is still visible today in the layout of the historical centre, the Barri Gòtic ("Gothic Quarter").^ Location: Ciutat Vella Guest recommendation: 91 % - 95 opinions In the city centre - Terrace - Historical Building - Restaurant Hotel Neri was built inside a small 13th century p...
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^ The one absolute must for nightlife in Barcelona is a concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, a Modernista triumph in the Old City.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ Location: Ciutat Vella Guest recommendation: 89 % - 95 opinions Sea side - Terrace - Swimming pool - Solarium - Panoramic view - In the city centre Historically, during the end of the 16th century, ...
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Some remaining fragments of the Roman walls have been incorporated into the cathedral.[17] .The cathedral, also known as basilica La Seu is said to have been founded in 343. The city was conquered by the Visigoths in the early fifth century, by the Moors in the early eighth century, reconquered in 801 by Charlemagne's son Louis who made Barcelona the seat of Carolingian "Spanish Marches" (Marca Hispanica), a buffer zone ruled by the Count of Barcelona.^ I'm not much of a city tourist at all, but I found Barcelona to be a really great time.
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^ Barcelona is a medieval city surrounded by baroque quarters surrounded by the finest Modernista buildings (Spanish Art Nouveau, notably the architecture of Antoni Gaudi).
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

The Counts of Barcelona became increasingly independent and expanded their territory to include all of Catalonia. .In 1137, Aragon and the County of Barcelona merged by dynastic union[18][19] by the marriage of Ramon Berenguer IV and Petronilla of Aragon and their titles were finally borne by only one person when their son Alfonso II of Aragon ascended to the throne in 1162. His territories were later to be known as the Crown of Aragon which conquered many overseas possessions, ruling the western Mediterranean Sea with outlying territories in Naples and Sicily and as far as Athens in the thirteenth century.^ The towers are very narrow, the stairs within the towers are only wide enough for one person, and the bridges between the towers are narrow and packed with people.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ All have unique flavor that it's hard to pick which one is the best; however, my person favorites are Avila, Cordoba and Barcelona.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

The forging of a dynastic link between the Crowns of Aragon and Castile marked the beginning of Barcelona's decline.
The marriage of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile in 1469 united the two royal lines. The centre of political power became Madrid and the colonisation of the Americas reduced the financial importance (at least in relative terms) of Mediterranean trade. Barcelona was always the stronghold of Catalan separatism and was the center of the Catalan Revolt (1640–52) against Philip IV of Spain. The great plague of 1650-1654 had halved the city's population.[20] The Napoleonic wars left the province ravaged, but the postwar period saw the start of industrialization.
The resistance of Barcelona to Franco's coup d'état was to have lasting effects after the defeat of the Republican government. .The autonomous institutions of Catalonia were abolished[21] and the use of the Catalan language in public life was suppressed.^ I had absolutely no trouble there, don't speak Spanish or Catalan, and used public transport to go to heavily touristed places.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

.Barcelona remained the second largest city in Spain, at the heart of a region which was relatively industrialised and prosperous, despite the devastation of the civil war.^ Lets put it this way I am moving to Spain this summer and Barcelona is the city I would definitely start my life to raise a family.
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^ George Orwell wrote about Barcelona in the difficult civil war years: Homage to Catalonia .
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^ Spain was a wonderful country and I had visited quite many cities- San Sebastian, Bilbao, Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Avila, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada and Barcelona.
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The result was a large-scale immigration from poorer regions of Spain (particularly Andalucia, Murcia and Galicia), which in turn led to rapid urbanisation. .Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games in 1992, which helped revitalize the city.^ For the 1992 Olympic Games the city was blessed with a wealth of modern recreational facilities.
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[22]
A panoramic view of Barcelona (click to enlarge)

Geography

Barcelona from space
Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea, on a plateau approximately 5 km (3 mi) wide limited by the mountain range of Collserola, the Llobregat river to the south-west and the Besòs river to the north.[23] This plateau has 170 km2 (66 sq mi),[23] of which 101 km² (38.9 sq mi)[24] are occupied by the city itself. It is 160 km (100 mi) south of the Pyrenees and the Catalonian border with France.
Collserola, part of the coastal mountain range, shelters the city to the north-west. .Its highest point, the peak of Tibidabo, 512 m (1,680 ft) high, offers striking views over the city[25] and is topped by the 288.4 m (946.2 ft) Torre de Collserola, a telecommunications tower that is visible from most of the city.^ Barcelona is possibly the worst city I have ever visited from the point of view of theft - I have yet to visit America.
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Barcelona is peppered with small hills, most of them urbanized and that gave their name to the neighbourhoods built upon them, such as Carmel (267 m), Putxet (181 m) and Rovira (261 m). The escarpment of Montjuïc (173 m), situated to the southeast, overlooks the harbour and is topped by Montjuïc castle, a fortress built in the 17–18th centuries to control the city as a replacement for the Ciutadella. .Today, the fortress is a museum and Montjuïc is home to several sporting and cultural venues, as well as Barcelona's biggest park and gardens.^ Well, I just got back today from 3.5 days in Barcelona!
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.The city borders are the municipalities of Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Sant Adrià de Besòs to the north; L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Esplugues de Llobregat to the south; the Mediterranean Sea to the east; and Montcada i Reixac and Sant Cugat del Vallès to the west.^ Parc de la Ciutadella, just to the east of the Old City, contains a small zoo, several museums and important Modernista fountains and sculpture.
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^ Why not a recommendation to visit Calella de Palafrugell or Llafranc in la Costa Brava (North), or Sitges (near Barcelona going South).
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Climate

Barcelona
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
 
 
41
 
12
4
 
 
29
 
14
5
 
 
42
 
16
7
 
 
49
 
18
9
 
 
59
 
21
13
 
 
42
 
24
16
 
 
20
 
27
19
 
 
59
 
28
20
 
 
86
 
25
17
 
 
92
 
21
13
 
 
58
 
16
8
 
 
51
 
13
5
average max. and min. temperatures in °C
precipitation totals in mm
source: [26]
.Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate,[27] with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers.^ With its sunny Mediterranean climate and winter temperatures in the 50s and 60s, Barcelona can be enjoyed as a weekend escape from gloom and grey.
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Barcelona is located on the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, so Atlantic west winds often arrive in Barcelona with low humidity, producing no rain. The proximity of the Atlantic, its latitude, and the relief, are the reasons why the summers are not as dry as in most other Mediterranean Basin locations. Lows (not surface lows but high-atmospheric "cold invasions") can easily affect the area of Barcelona (and Catalonia), causing storms, particularly in August. Some years, the beginning of June is still cool and rainy, like April and May. .Together with August, September, October and November these months are the wettest of the year.^ January February March April May June July August September October November December .
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The driest are February, March, June and July. .As in many parts of Catalonia, the annual weather pattern varies greatly from year to year.^ The weather was very nice at that time of year, and there were not as many tourists around I think (really nice for the Gaudi sites).
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[28]
So, on average, the rainy seasons are spring and autumn, and the dry ones are winter and summer. .The order from wettest to driest is: AUT-SPR-WIN-SUM. The Western Mediterranean Climate is one of the most irregular climates in the world.^ That´s understood nowadays in most parts of the world, even such remote ones as Spain :-) .
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For instance, one year October can be very dry and July or February wet months. Barcelona and London have the same annual rainfall, but London's climate is not as irregular and torrential as Barcelona's.
As for temperatures, December, January and February are the coldest months, averaging temperatures of 9 °C (48 °F) at the Airport and over 10 °C (50 °F) in the city. July and August are the hottest months, averaging temperatures of 24 °C (75 °F). The highest temperature recorded in the city centre is 38.6 °C (101.5 °F).[29] The coldest temperature recorded was −6.7 °C (19.9 °F) on 11 February 1956 and −5 °C (23 °F) on 12 January 1985. However, in the 19th century −9.6 °C (14.7 °F) was recorded in January 1896.
At the Fabra Observatory, situated on the Tibidabo hill, 412 m (1,351.71 ft) above the sea level, the record summer temperature is 39.8 °C (104 °F) [30] on 7 July 1982, and the lowest temperature ever registered, -10.0 °C (50 °F) on 11 February 1956. Near the hills and the Airport annual rainfall reaches 650 mm, and in the city centre about 600 mm.
Climate data for Barcelona
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.4
(56)
14.6
(58)
-70
(-94)
17.6
(64)
20.5
(69)
24.2
(76)
27.5
(82)
28.0
(82)
25.5
(78)
21.5
(71)
17.0
(63)
14.3
(58)
20.0
(68)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
10.0
(50)
-700
(-1228)
13.1
(56)
16.3
(61)
20.0
(68)
23.1
(74)
23.7
(75)
21.1
(70)
17.1
(63)
12.6
(55)
10.0
(50)
15.6
(60)
Average low °C (°F) 4.4
(40)
5.3
(42)
-7801
(-14010)
8.5
(47)
12.0
(54)
15.7
(60)
18.6
(65)
19.3
(67)
16.7
(62)
12.6
(55)
8.1
(47)
5.7
(42)
11.1
(52)
Precipitation mm (inches) 41
(1.61)
29
(1.14)
42
(1.65)
49
(1.93)
59
(2.32)
42
(1.65)
20
(0.79)
61
(2.4)
85
(3.35)
91
(3.58)
58
(2.28)
51
(2.01)
628
(24.72)
Avg. precipitation days 6 5 6 7 7 6 3 6 6 8 6 6 72
Source: World Meteorological Organization (UN)[31]
Snow[32] falls are common but frost is common on some nights on the outskirts very rarely in the center . Snowfalls[33] seldom cause any disruption to traffic. Nonetheless, the city has experienced its share of heavy snowfalls, as for example at Christmas 1962,[34] when a true blizzard affected the city, with 50 cm of snow falling in the city and at least 1 metre on the hills. But, according to old news sources, the greatest snowfall took place in 1887, with over 50 cm. The third heaviest snowfall was in December 1933, with 30 cm on Montjuïc hill. The most recent ones were on 8 March 2010, 6 January 2009, 27 January 2006, 28 February 2005, 29 February 2004, 18 February 2003 and 14 December 2001 and, finally, the most exceptional snow storms such as the sooner of the history, the 21st November 1999 [](the only time in which has snowed so soon in at least 3 centuries) and the big storm of snow of the last 8th of march 2010 when the city rested two days with a huge disruption because the fall of at least 10 cm (3.94 in) of wet snow across the entire city.
Thunderstorms, which occasionally reach severe limits, are common from mid August until November. The most recent big heavy summer storm was on the 31 July 2002,[35] when over 200 mm of rain were recorded at some observatories.
Though Barcelona is normally not a windy city, it is affected by sea breezes from May/June to September and winds from the west and north-west in winter. Eastern gales sometimes cause floods on the coastline. East and NE winds can exceed 100 km/h. .In winter Barcelona is sometimes affected by the tramontana or mistral winds—like other places in the Northwestern Mediterranean Basin.^ I don't know what it was like in other cities, but in Barcelona...
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Barcelona is generally a sunny city, however, some days of fog and spells of cloudy days are not rare. Sea fog is frequent in early spring, when the first warm African air masses come in over the cold sea water. Cloudy days are most frequent from April to October/November.

Cityscape

Parks

The entrance to Gaudí's "Park Güell"
Barcelona contains 68 municipal parks, divided into 12 historic parks, 5 thematic (botanical) parks, 45 urban parks and 6 forest parks.[36] They range from vest-pocket parks to large recreation areas. The urban parks alone cover 10% of the city (549.7 ha/1,358.3 acres).[24] The total park surface grows about 10 ha (25 acres) per year,[37] with a proportion of 18.1 square metres (195 sq ft) of park area per inhabitant.[38]
Of Barcelona's parks, Montjuïc is the largest, with 203 ha located on the mountain of the same name.[24] It is followed by Ciutadella Park (situated in the place of the old military citadel and which houses the Parliament building, the zoo and several museums; 31 ha/76.6 acres including the zoo), the Guinardó Park (19 ha/47.0 acres), Park Güell (designed by Antoni Gaudí; 17.2 ha/42.5 acres), Oreneta Castle Park (also 17.2 ha/42.5 acres), Diagonal Mar Park (13.3 ha/32.9 acres, inaugurated in 2002), Nou Barris Central Park (13.2 ha/32.6 acres), Can Dragó Sports Park and Poblenou Park (both 11.9 ha/29.4 acres) and the Labyrinth Park (9.10 ha/22.5 acres), named after the garden maze it contains.[24] A part of the Collserolla Park is also within the city limits.

Beaches

Barceloneta beach
Barcelona has seven beaches, totalling 4.5 km (2.8 mi) of coastline. Sant Sebastià and Barceloneta beaches, both 1,100 m (3,610 ft) in length,[24] are the largest, oldest and the most frequented beaches in Barcelona. The Olympic port separates them from the other city beaches: Nova Icària, Bogatell, Mar Bella, Nova Mar Bella and Llevant. These beaches (ranging from 400 to 640 m/1,300 to 2,100 ft) were opened as a result of the city restructuring to host the 1992 Summer Olympics, when a great number of industrial buildings were demolished. At present, the beach sand is replenished from quarries given that storms regularly remove large quantities of material. The 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures left the city a large concrete bathing zone on the eastmost part of the city's coastline.

Other

Plaça Catalunya
The area around the Plaça Catalunya makes up the city's historical centre and, alongside the upper half of Avinguda Diagonal, is the main commercial area of the city. Barcelona has several commercial complexes, like L'Illa in the higher part of the Diagonal avenue and Diagonal Mar in the lowest, La Maquinista, Glòries in the place of the same name and the Maremagnum by the port.
Barcelona has several skyscrapers, the tallest being the Hotel Arts and its twin the Torre Mapfre, both 154 m (505 ft) high, followed by the newest, Torre Agbar 144 m (472 ft). Barcelona is conveniently situated at just 125 km from the ski resorts of the Pyrenées. The skyline of the city is decorated in winter by the summit (1,712 m (5,616.80 ft) high) of the Montseny mountain, normally covered by snow.

Demographics

Demographic evolution, 1900–2007, according to the Spanish Instituto Nacional de Estadística
According to Barcelona's City Council, Barcelona's population as of 1 June 2006 was 1,673,075 people,[39] while the population of the urban area was 4,185,000. It is the central nucleus of the Barcelona metropolitan area, which relies on a population of 4,992,193.[4]
The population density of Barcelona was 15,779 inhabitants per square kilometer (40,867/sq mi),[40] with Eixample being the most populated district. 62% of the inhabitants were born in Catalonia, with a 23.5% coming from the rest of Spain. .Of the 13.9% from other countries, a proportion which has more than tripled since 2001 when it was 3.9%,[24] the majority come from (in order) Ecuador, Peru, Morocco, Colombia, Argentina, Pakistan and China.^ That doesn't mean Americans are more violent than other people.
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^ You can't say Americans are not more violent than other people?
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[41]
As the national language, Spanish is understood almost universally in Barcelona. 95% of the population understand Catalonia's native Catalan language, while 74.6% can speak it, 75% can read it, and 47.1% can write it,[42] thanks to the linguistic immersion educational system. While most of the population state they are Roman Catholic (208 churches), there are also a number of other groups, including Evangelical (71 locations, mostly professed by Roma), Jehovah's Witnesses (21 Kingdom Halls) and Buddhists (13 locations),[43] and a number of Muslims due to immigration.
In 1900, Barcelona had a population of 533,000 people,[23] which grew steadily but slowly until 1950, when it started absorbing a high number of people from other less-industrialized parts of Spain. Barcelona's population peaked in 1979 with 1,906,998 people, and fell throughout the 1980s and 1990s as more people sought a higher quality of life in outlying cities in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. After bottoming out in 2000 with 1,496,266 people, the city's population began to rise again as younger people started to return, causing a great increase in housing prices.[44]

Economy

Barcelona Business Centre
Area south of the park's Diagonal Mar, with some tall buildings as the illa llum (1), with 88 m (288.71 ft) tall.
Barcelona has a long-standing mercantile tradition. Less well known is that the region was one of the earliest to begin industrialization in continental Europe, beginning with textile related works from the mid 1780s but really gathering momentum in the mid nineteenth century, when it became a major centre for the production of textiles and machinery. Since then, manufacturing has played a large role in its history. The traditional importance in textiles is reflected in Barcelona's repeated attempts to become a major fashion centre. In summer 2000, the city became a host for the prestigious Bread & Butter urban fashion fair until 2009 when it was announced that it would be celebrated again on Berlin.[45][46] This was a hard blow for the city as the fair brought €100 m to the city in just three days.[47] There have been many attempts to launch Barcelona as a fashion capital, notably Gaudi Home.
Montjuic Plaça Espanya
Hotel Vela, Barcelona.
As in other modern cities, the manufacturing sector has long since been overtaken by the services sector, though it remains very important. The region's leading industries today are textiles, chemical, pharmaceutical, motor, electronic, printing, logistics, publishing, telecommunications and information technology services.
Drawing upon its tradition of creative art and craftsmanship, Barcelona is nowadays also known for its award-winning industrial design. It also has several congress halls, notably Fira de Barcelona (Trade Fair), that host a quickly growing number of national and international events each year, which had also meant the opening of new hotels each year. However, the economic crisis and deep cuts in business travel are affecting the Council´s positioning of the city as a convention centre.[48] In addition to the economic downturn, the recent mafia-style killing of the director of the city's International Convention Centre and the revelation in El Periódico newspaper of Thursday 12 February 2009 that the Bombay attacks were planned from Barcelona may only worsen matters.[citation needed] El Periódico pointed out that Barcelona´s International Convention Centre and its biggest luxury hotels are all near the waterfront and thus provide a tempting target.
Barcelona has one of the highest costs of living in Spain, and occupying the 31st position in the world rank according to a report by Mercer Human Resource.

Government and administrative divisions

Barcelona is governed by a city council formed by 41 city councilors, elected for a four-year term by universal suffrage. As one of the two biggest cities in Spain, Barcelona is subject to a special law articulated through the Carta Municipal (Municipal Law). A first version of this law was passed in 1960 and amended later, but the current version was approved in March 2006.[49] According to this law, Barcelona's city council is organized in two levels: a political one, with elected city councilors, and one executive, which administrates the programs and executes the decisions taken on the political level.[50] This law also gives the local government a special relationship with the central government and it also gives the mayor wider prerogatives by the means of municipal executive commissions.[51] It expands the powers of the city council in areas like telecommunications, city traffic, road safety and public safety. It also gives a special economic regime to the city's treasury and it gives the council a veto in matters that will be decided by the central government, but that will need a favourable report from the council.[49]
The Comissió de Govern (Government Commission) is the executive branch, formed by 24 councilors, led by the Mayor, with 5 lieutenant-mayors and 17 city councilors, each in charge of an area of government, and 5 non-elected councilors.[52] The plenary, formed by the 41 city councilors, has advisory, planning, regulatory, and fiscal executive functions.[53] The six Commissions del Consell Municipal (City council commissions) have executive and controlling functions in the field of their jurisdiction. They are composed by a number of councilors proportional to the number of councilors each political party has in the plenary.[54] The city council has jurisdiction in the fields of city planning, transportation, municipal taxes, public highways security through the Guardia Urbana (the municipal police), city maintenance, gardens, parks and environment, facilities (like schools, nurseries, sports centres, libraries, etc.), culture, sports, youth and social welfare. Some of these competencies are not exclusive, but shared with the Generalitat de Catalunya or the central Spanish government.
The executive branch is led by a Chief Municipal Executive Officer which answers to the Mayor. It is made up of departments which are legally part of the city council and by separate legal entities of two tipes: autonomous public departments and public enterprises.[55]
The seat of the city council is on the Plaça Sant Jaume, opposite the seat of Generalitat de Catalunya. Since the coming of the Spanish democracy, Barcelona has been governed by the PSC, first with an absolute majority and later in coalition with ERC and ICV. Since the May 2007 elections, PSC is governing in minority only with IC, since ERC decided against a renewal of the previous coalition. The second most voted party in Barcelona is CiU, followed by PP, both currently in the opposition.

Districts

Since 1987, the city has been divided into 10 administrative districts (districtes in Catalan, distritos in Spanish), each one with its own council led by a city councillor. The composition of each district council depends on the number of votes each political party had in that district, so a district can be led by a councillor from a different party than the executive council.
The districts are based mostly on historical divisions. Several of the city's districts are former towns annexed by the city of Barcelona in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that still maintain their own distinct character. The official names of these districts are in the Catalan language.

Neighbourhoods

Districts of Barcelona
  • Ciutat Vella ("Old City"): El Raval (also known in Spanish as the Barrio Chino, ("Chinatown"), the Barri Gòtic ("Gothic Quarter"), La Barceloneta and the Barri de la Ribera.
  • Eixample: Sant Antoni, Esquerra de l'Eixample ("the left side of the Eixample" facing away from the sea), Dreta de l'Eixample ("the right side of the Eixample"), Barri de la Sagrada Família, Fort Pienc, Sant Antoni
  • SantsMontjuïc: Poble Sec, La Marina, La Font de La Guatlla, La Bordeta, Hostafrancs, Sants, Badal.
  • Les Corts: Les Corts, La Maternitat, Pedralbes.
  • Sarrià-Sant Gervasi: Tres Torres, Sarrià, Vallvidrera, Bonanova, Sant Gervasi, Putxet-Farró, Galvany.
  • Gràcia: Vallcarca, El Coll, La Salut, Gràcia, El Camp d'en Grassot
  • Horta-Guinardó: Horta, El Carmel, La Teixonera, El Guinardó (Alt i Baix), La Clota, La Vall D'Hebron, Montbau
  • Nou Barris: Can Peguera, Porta, Canyelles, Ciutat Meridiana, Guineueta, Prosperitat, Vallbona, Verdum, Vilapicina, Roquetes, Trinitat Nova, Torre Baró, Torre Llobeta and Turó de la Peira.
  • Sant Andreu: La Sagrera, Congrés, Trinitat Vella, Bon Pastor, Sant Andreu, Navas, Baró de Viver
  • Sant Martí: Diagonal Mar, Fort Pius, San Martí de Provençals, Poble Nou, La Verneda, El Clot, Vila Olímpica del Poblenou.

Education

Barcelona from the air looking East. At the back we can see the Mediterranean Sea.
Barcelona has a well-developed higher education system of public universities. Most prominent among these is the University of Barcelona, a world-renowned research and teaching institution with campuses around the city. Barcelona is also home to the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the newer Pompeu Fabra University and, in the private sector, the Ramon Llull University encompassing internationally renowned institutions like IESE Business School and ESADE Business School. The Autonomous University of Barcelona, another public university, is located in Bellaterra, a town in the Metropolitan Area.
The city has a network of public schools, from nurseries to high schools, under the responsibility of the city council (though the student subjects are the responsibility of the Generalitat de Catalunya). There are also many private schools, some of them Roman Catholic. .Like other cities in Spain, Barcelona now faces the integration of a large number of immigrant children from Latin America, Africa and Asia.^ I don't know what it was like in other cities, but in Barcelona...
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Culture

In La Rambla, famous for its living statues
The façade of the Liceu, viewed from La Rambla
Barcelona's cultural roots go back 2000 years. To a greater extent than the rest of Catalonia, where Catalonia's native Catalan is more dominant, Barcelona is a bilingual city: Catalan and Spanish are both official languages and widely spoken. The Catalan spoken in Barcelona, Central Catalan, is the one closest to standard Catalan. Since the arrival of democracy, the Catalan culture (very much repressed during the dictatorship of Franco) has been promoted, both by recovering works from the past and by stimulating the creation of new works. Barcelona is designated as a world-class city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network.[56]

Entertainment and performing arts

Barcelona has many venues for live music and theatre, including the world-renowned Gran Teatre del Liceu opera theatre, the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the Teatre Lliure and the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall. Barcelona also is home to the Barcelona and Catalonia National Symphonic Orchestra (Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, usually known as OBC), the largest symphonic orchestra in Catalonia. In 1999, the OBC inaugurated its new venue in the brand-new Auditorium (l'Auditori). It performs around 75 concerts per season and its current director is Eiji Oue.[57]
Yearly two major pop music festivals take place in the city, the Sónar Festival and the Primavera Sound Festival. The city also has a thriving alternative music scene, with groups such as The Pinker Tones receiving international attention.[58]

Museums

Barcelona has a great number of museums, which cover different areas and eras. The National Museum of Art of Catalonia possesses a well-known collection of Romanesque art while the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art focuses on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art. The Fundació Joan Miró, Picasso Museum and Fundació Antoni Tàpies hold important collections of these world-renowned artists.
.Several museums cover the fields of history and archeology, like the City History Museum, the Museum of the History of Catalonia, the Archeology Museum of Catalonia, the Barcelona Maritime Museum and the private-owned Egyptian Museum.^ I don't know what it was like in other cities, but in Barcelona...
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The Erotic museum of Barcelona is among the most peculiar ones, while Cosmocaixa is a science museum that received the European Museum of the Year Award in 2006.
Several museums offer free entry on the first Saturday or first Sunday of each month.

Architecture

The La Sagrada Família church, Gaudi's masterpiece
The Barri Gòtic ("Gothic Quarter" in Catalan) is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Many of the buildings date from medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Catalan modernisme architecture (often known as Art Nouveau in the rest of Europe), developed between 1885 and 1950 and left an important legacy in Barcelona. A great number of these buildings are World Heritage Sites. Especially remarkable is the work of architect Antoni Gaudí, which can be seen throughout the city. His best known work is the immense but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882, and is still financed by private donations. As of 2007, completion is planned for 2026.
Barcelona is also home to Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. Designed in 1929 for the International Exposition for Germany. It is an iconic building designed by one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.
Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture,[59] the first (and as of 2009, only) time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect.

World Heritage Sites in Barcelona

Media

El Periódico de Catalunya (Catalan and Spanish editions) and La Vanguardia (Spanish) are Barcelona's two major daily newspapers while Sport and El Mundo Deportivo (both in Spanish) are the city's two major sports daily newspapers, published by the same companies. The city is also served by a number of smaller publications such as Avui and El Punt (both in Catalan), by nation-wide newspapers with special Barcelona editions like El Pais and El Mundo (both in Spanish), and by several free newspapers like Metro, 20 minutos, ADN and Què (all bilingual).
Several major FM stations include Catalunya Ràdio, RAC 1, RAC 105 and Cadena SER. Barcelona also has several local TV stations, among them BTV (owned by city council) and 8TV (owned by the Godó group, that also owns La Vanguardia). The headquarters of Televisió de Catalunya, Catalonia's public network, are located in Sant Joan Despí, in Barcelona's metropolitan area.

Sports

Barcelona has a long sporting tradition and hosted the successful 1992 Summer Olympics as well as several matches during the 1982 FIFA World Cup. It has also hosted the Eurobasket twice and the X FINA World Championships.
FC Barcelona is a sports club best known for its football team, one of the largest in Europe, three-time winner of the UEFA Champions League. FC Barcelona also has teams in the Spanish basketball ACB league (Regal FC Barcelona), the handball ASOBAL league (FC Barcelona Handbol), and the roller hockey league (FC Barcelona Hoquei). The club's museum is the second most visited in Catalonia. Twice a season, FC Barcelona and cross-town rivals RCD Espanyol contest in the local derby in La Liga. FC Barcelona's basketball section has its own local derby in Liga ACB with nearby Joventut Badalona. Barcelona also has other clubs in lower categories, like CE Europa and UE Sant Andreu.
Barcelona has two UEFA 5-star rated football stadiums: FC Barcelona's Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, and the publicly owned Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, used for the 1992 Olympics and, until last season, home of RCD Espanyol, while the club's new stadium was being built.
The Open Seat Godó, a 50-year-old ATP World Tour 500 Series tennis tournament, is held annually in the facilities of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona (Barcelona Royal Tennis Club). Several popular running competitions are organized year-round in Barcelona: Cursa del Corte Inglés (with about 60,000 participants each year)[citation needed], Cursa de la Mercè, Cursa Jean Bouin, Milla Sagrada Família and the San Silvestre. Also, each Christmas, a swimming race across the port is organized. Near Barcelona, in Montmeló, the 131,000 capacity Circuit de Catalunya racetrack hosts the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix and the Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix. Barcelona has also become very popular with skateboarders, which has led to a new anti-skateboarding law, which came into effect in 2006.

Transportation and Infrastructure

Airports

Barcelona is served by Barcelona Airport in the town of El Prat de Llobregat, about 17 km (11 mi) from the centre of Barcelona. It is the second-largest airport in Spain, and the largest on the Mediterranean coast. It is a main hub for Vueling Airlines, and also a focus for Spanair, Air Europa and Iberia. The airport mainly serves domestic and European destinations, but some airlines offer destinations in Asia and the United States. The airport is connected to the city by highway, commuter train and scheduled bus service. The airport handled 32,800,570 passengers in 2007.[60] A new terminal (T1) has been built, and entered service on 17 June 2009.
Sabadell Airport is a smaller airport in the nearby town of Sabadell, devoted to pilot training, commercial flights, aerotaxi and private flights. Some low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair and Martinair, prefer to use Girona-Costa Brava Airport, situated about 90 km (56 mi) to the north of Barcelona and, Reus Airport, situated 77 km (48 mi) to the south.

Seaport

Port Vell as viewed from the Monument a Colom at the end of La Rambla.
The Port of Barcelona has a 2000-year history and a great contemporary commercial importance. It is Europe's ninth largest container port, with a trade volume of 2.3 million TEU's in 2006.[61] The port is managed by the Port Authority of Barcelona. Its 7.86 km2 (3 sq mi) are divided into three zones: Port Vell (the Old Port), the commercial port and the logistics port (Barcelona Free Port). The port is undergoing an enlargement that will double its size thanks to diverting the mouth of the Llobregat river 2 km (1¼ mi) to the south.[62]
The Port Vell area also houses the Maremagnum (a commercial mall), a multiplex cinema, the IMAX Port Vell and Europe's largest aquarium, containing 8,000 fish and 11 sharks contained in 22 basins filled with 6 million litres of sea water. The Maremagnum, due to being situated a designated tourist zone, is the only commercial mall in the city that can open on Sundays and public holidays.

Public transport

The Port of Barcelona building, in the Port Vell area.
Barcelona is served by a comprehensive local public transport network that includes a metro, a bus network, two separate modern tram networks, a separate historic tram line, and several funiculars and aerial cable cars. The Barcelona Metro network comprises nine lines, identified by an "L" followed by the line number as well as by individual colours. Most of the network is operated by the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), but three lines are FGC commuter lines that run through the city. When finished, the L9 will be the second longest underground metro line in Europe with 42.6 km; only shorter than London's 76 km Central Line.
TMB also provides most of the services of the city's daytime bus network, as well as a tourist bus service. The tourist bus service gives the opportunity to visit the city on open-topped double-decker buses. The Barcelona Bus Turistic runs along three sightseeing routes, and passengers can get on and off as many times as they like. The night bus network, known as Nitbus, is operated by Tusgsal and Mohn. Transports Ciutat Comtal operates the Aerobus (to the airport) and the Tibibus (bus from Plaça Catalunya to Tibidabo amusement park) services. Other companies operate services that connect the city with towns in the metropolitan area.
Torre Agbar, Barcelona
Barcelona taxi
Another company, TRAMMET, operates the city's two modern tram networks, known as Trambaix and Trambesòs.[63] The historic tram line, the Tramvia Blau,[64] connects the metro to the Funicular del Tibidabo. The Funicular de Tibidabo climbs the Tibidabo hill, as does the Funicular de Vallvidrera. The Funicular de Montjuïc climbs the Montjuïc hill. The city has two aerial cable cars: one to the Montjuïc castle and another that runs via Torre Jaume I and Torre Sant Sebastià over the port.
Barcelona is a major hub for RENFE, the Spanish state railway network, and its main intercity train station is Barcelona-Sants station. The AVE high-speed rail system was recently extended from Madrid to Barcelona. Renfe cercanías/rodalies and the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) run Barcelona's widespread commuter train service. The Estació del Nord (Northern Station), a former railway station that was renovated for the 1992 Olympic Games, now serves as the terminus for long-distance and regional bus services.
.Barcelona has a metered taxi fleet governed by the Institut Metropolità del Taxi (Metropolitan Taxi Institute), composed of more than 10,000 cars.^ Barcelona and Chicago never seemed more beautiful than they did that fall.
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Most of the licences are in the hands of self-employed drivers.[65] With their black and yellow livery, Barcelona's taxis are easily spotted.
On 22 March 2007,[66] Barcelona's City Council started the Bicing service, a bicycle service understood as a public transport. Once the user has their user card, they can take a bicycle from any of the 100 stations spread around the city and use it anywhere the urban area of the city, and then leave it at another station.[67] The service has been a success, with 50,000 subscribed users in three months.[68]

Roads and highways

Barcelona is circled by three ring roads or bypasses, Ronda de Dalt (on the mountain side), Ronda del Litoral (along the coast) and Ronda del Mig (separated into two parts: Travessera de Dalt in the north and the Gran Via de Carles III), two partially covered[69] fast highways with several exits that bypass the city.
The city's main arteries include Diagonal Avenue, which crosses the city diagonally, Meridiana Avenue which leads to Glòries and connects with Diagonal Avenue and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, which crosses the city from east to west, passing through the centre of the city.

International relations

Twin towns and sister cities

Barcelona is twinned with the following cities:(in chronological order)[70]
Other forms of cooperation and city friendship similar to the twin city programmes exist to many cities worldwide.[85]

Other sights

See also

References

Bibliography

Notes

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  48. ^ La crisis pone en jaque los proyectos de nuevos hoteles en Barcelona y Madrid
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.Discussion on defining district borders for Barcelona is in progress.^ Your Apartment in Barcelona Charming 2 Bed Room Barcelona Apartment on the borders of the Old District.
  • HOLIDAYS IN BARCELONA Apartments Rent Accommodation Ramblas 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC holidaysinbarcelona.com [Source type: General]

.If you know the city pretty well, please share your opinion on the talk page.^ Are you PROUD of your city?
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ A welcome dinner at the start of the course helps ensure you get to know your fellow trainees at an early stage.
  • TEFL Courses In Barcelona, Spain, Teach English In Spain 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.teflcorp.com [Source type: General]

^ Then you can create your own Pocket Guide, bookmark your favourite reviews, share photos, leave comments and join an author’s fan club.
  • The Travel Editor: Barcelona City Guide - Hotel reviews, restaurant reviews and tourist attractions 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.thetraveleditor.com [Source type: General]

Barcelona is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings — consider printing them all.
View of La Rambla, Barcelona
View of La Rambla, Barcelona
.Barcelona [1] is Spain's second largest city, with a population of 1.5 million people, and the capital of Catalonia.^ Benvinguts a Barcelona the progressive capital of Catalonia.
  • Barcelona Boutique Hotels | Luxury and Charming Affordable Hotels in Barcelona, Catalonia | Spain 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.epoquehotels.com [Source type: General]

^ Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia and bilingual, Spanish and Catalan.
  • UrbanRail.Net > Europe > Spain > Catalonia > Barcelona Metro 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.urbanrail.net [Source type: General]

^ History of Barcelona Barcelona is the capital of the city of Catalonia which is also considered as the 2nd largest city in Spain.

.The city is on the Mediterranean coast, and has a wealth of unique historic architecture.^ The city lays claim to many important museums and galleries, whose Modernist architecture championed by Antoni Gaud contrasts with the ultra-modern Olympic port and pristine beaches of the stunning Mediterranean coast.
  • FC Barcelona Summer Soccer (football or F�tbol) Camps, FC Barcelona Soccer Schools, FC Barcelona Soccer Training and FC Barcelona Soccer Academy with Barcelona Football Club in Barcelona, Spain 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.soccercampsinternational.com [Source type: General]

^ With a wealth of unique historic architecture and a modern flair, it has emerged as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
  • Barcelona, Spain Trip Information - TravelMuse 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.travelmuse.com [Source type: General]

^ While in the Gothic Quarter you can see buildings of the Middle Ages, it is Barcelona's Art Nouveau architecture that enhances the city's uniqueness.
  • Barcelona Spain City Guide, photos and information for the traveler. 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.travelinginspain.com [Source type: General]

.Barcelona emerged as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe during the 1990s.^ Barcelona has emerged as one of the most popular destinations in Europe.
  • Cheap Barcelona Hotels - Discount Hotels in Barcelona from Hotels Cheap 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC barcelona.hotelscheap.org [Source type: General]

^ Most popular bookmarks from Trips to Barcelona .
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^ With a wealth of unique historic architecture and a modern flair, it has emerged as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
  • Barcelona, Spain Trip Information - TravelMuse 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.travelmuse.com [Source type: General]

.It's a beautiful city, full of markets, shops, museums and churches, and great for walking around.^ There are numerous markets around the city and so don't hesitate to stop in one for a reasonably priced alternative for breakfast or lunch at your hotel.
  • Spain Tourism | Best Places to Visit in Barcelona,Spain | Spain Travel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.thereareplaces.com [Source type: General]

^ Within walking distance to all cultural and shopping amenities including ' La Boqueria Market', Gothic Quarter and Paseo de Gracia.
  • Barcelona hotels, cheap discount hotels, reservations, accommodation - lodgings 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.all-hotels.com [Source type: General]

^ Just by observing its present day appearance and walking through the streets of Barcelona you will discover the history of this beautiful Spanish city.
  • Spanish courses in Barcelona learn Spanish in Barcelona Spanish language schools study Spain 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.barcelona7.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There’s an area called “La Rambla” where people like walking.^ La Rambla walking street .
  • Barcelona City Tourist Guide 2010 - Weather in Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.barcelonayellow.com [Source type: General]

^ From there, it’s a 2 minute walk to La Farga.
  • Grand Prix–Barcelona Event Information : Tournaments & Events : Trading Card Game : Magic: The Gathering 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.wizards.com [Source type: General]

^ Take a walk down Las Ramblas .
  • Barcelona Spain City Guide, photos and information for the traveler. 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.travelinginspain.com [Source type: General]

.It’s a favorite tourist attraction because there are flower sellers, street performers,paintings and restaurants.^ There are travel information like admission prices and hours of opening for a each tourist attraction.

^ There are several multiple-ride tickets available, and the Barcelona Card includes discounts on some restaurants and tourist attractions.
  • Barcelona Flights and Travel Guide 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.cheapflights.com [Source type: News]

^ Come here to see the street performers jump out at unsuspecting tourists, enjoy the flower and pet stalls, or just sit back and watch all of Barcelona walk by.
  • Discover Barcelona: Photos and hotspots on Google Maps, no need to book a flight or hotel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC wiki.worldflicks.org [Source type: General]

.However, you can go to the beach, which is near, or you can walk around.^ The Waterfront If you prefer to just go for a stroll, you can go for a walk along the wooden boardwalk Barcelona boasts along its coast.
  • Travelcreek - Travel Guide to the city of Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.travelcreek.com [Source type: General]

^ Great museums, art, beaches, restaurants, music nightclubs that START at 1:00am and go til sunrise, what more would you want!
  • Barcelona - Top 29: Best Cities To Live In - 2009 Edition - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]

^ Then head down to the beach in Vila Olmpica when you can catch a tan, have some lunch, or people watch as the movers and shakers come and go from the Hotel Arts.
  • Study Abroad in Barcelona Spain | Study Abroad Programs 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.academicstudies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1992 Barcelona hosted the Olympics and the Games were very well organized.^ Barcelona Olympics 1992 .
  • Barcelona Bed and Breakfast | Barcino 147 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.barcino147.com [Source type: General]

^ Barcelona was the site of the 1992 Summer Olympics .
  • Barcelona - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.
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.However, some time before the city was prepared for that, and the transformation was very important; new areas were made and the city was opened to the sea.^ Lately, the Olympic Games of 1992 boost the modernization of urban facilities and the city opened again to the sea.

^ This important sports offer can be, most of the times, the trip complement for many of the visitors that come to Barcelona now or even, in some other cases, is just the reason why they come to our city.

^ On an afternoon city tour, you’ll see some of the art and architecture that has made Barcelona such a destination for generations—works by the masters .
  • Barcelona and Wine Country - Saranjan Tours 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.saranjan.com [Source type: General]

.This transformation and the games made the city known all over the world, and increased the tourist flow, as well as the naval traffic, with numerous ships docking in Barcelona's port.^ Barcelona is also a city of neighborhoods, all distinct.
  • Barcelona Spain - Cruises from Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.cruisecritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Its proximity to the Fira de Barcelona, the Conference Center and the World Trade Center has made Hotel Barcelona Universal a landmark for all the city’s business travelers.
  • Hotel Barcelona Universal nearby Ramblas, just 5 minutes on foot | 4-star Hotel, ideal for business or pleasure trips 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.hotelbarcelonauniversal.com [Source type: General]

^ Our holiday rentals in Barcelona are located all over the city, so, the best areas to experience Barcelona's main attractions and entertainment venues are at your fingertips.
  • BOOK BARCELONA Apartments,Barcelona accommodation,Barcelona holiday RENTALS, 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.getreadybarcelona.com [Source type: General]
  • BOOK BARCELONA Apartments,Barcelona accommodation,Barcelona holiday RENTALS, 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.getreadybarcelona.com [Source type: General]

.On the other hand, Barcelona has lost its 90's leadership in terms of international business headquarters, to Madrid.^ Located near France, and being a major international port, Barcelona is different from the other large cities of Spain.
  • Barcelona Spain City Guide, photos and information for the traveler. 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.travelinginspain.com [Source type: General]

^ Real Madrid, meanwhile, won only two games less than Barcelona, but lost twice as many.

^ Like with many of the other football rivalries, the Barcelona- Real Madrid has been somewhat softened by the fact that they realize they need each other.

Parc Diagonal Mar
Parc Diagonal Mar
Barcelona has many neighborhoods, but the most important and interesting for visitors are:
.
  • Ciutat Vella - Barcelona's old town, including the medieval Barri Gotic and El Borne (also known as La Ribera)
  • Eixample - Modernist quarter, noted for its art nouveau buildings.
  • Gràcia - Formerly an independent town, it joined the city in the XXth century.^ L'Eixample When the old town became overpopulated in the mid-19th century, the city...
    • Barcelona Hotels, Vacations and Tourism, Barcelona, Spain Travel Guide - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: General]

    ^ El Borne - La Ribera (36) .
    • Apartments in Barcelona , Barcelona apartment, Holiday apartment in Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.barcelonapoint.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Gothic Quarter with its many medieval buildings is the heart of Barcelona's old city.
    • Discount Hotels In Barcelona, Cheap Hotel Booking in Barcelona Spain 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.go4hotels.com [Source type: General]

    Narrow streets and a cosmopolitan and young atmosphere with not too many tourists.
  • Barceloneta - Known for its sandy beaches and many restaurants and cafes along the boardwalk.

Understand

When to visit

.August is probably the busiest time in Barcelona; at the same time about 10% of shops and restaurants can be found closed from mid-August to early September, when the owners go on vacations.^ This was formerly the old port of Barcelona but today is an ultra modern leisure zone with bars, restaurants, shopping arcades, the Barcelona Aquarium and an Imax cinema.

^ When traveling to Barcelona , most people tend to think the spring and the early summer is the best time to go, but the city always has something to offer, and is a popular destination throughout the year.

^ Sponsor: view.atdmt.com/IWC/view/127073599/direct/01/ view map of Barcelona Spend time in Barcelona Vacation rentals are ideal for your longer stay.
  • Barcelona Vacations, Tourism and Barcelona, Spain Travel Reviews - TripAdvisor 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

.You'll find cheap accommodation and a much quieter city as a vast majority of Spaniards go on vacation in August.^ Below you'll find our recommended accommodation for Barcelona.
  • Busabout Europe -Independent Flexible Travel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.busabout.com [Source type: General]

^ You'll also find a vast array of bars, cafés, clubs and discos providing music and fun for all tastes.
  • easyJet.com - Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.easyjet.com [Source type: General]

^ Click Here to select the airport closest to you to find Cheap Flights to Barcelona Cheap Flights to Barcelona Lying on the Mediterranean coast, the capital city of Barcelona is the most populous and second largest in Catalonia.
  • Barcelona Flights, Cheap Flights to Barcelona, Barcelona Flight (BCN) - Globester 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.globester.com [Source type: General]

.Business is low, people from Barcelona tend to be on vacation, hotels, that remain open but don't have their business customers tend to lower prices and make offers.^ Search for hotels in Barcelona Customer Comments for Barcelona .
  • Cheap flights to Barcelona, Spain | Jet2.com the low cost airline 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jet2.com [Source type: General]

^ Use the search-form below with your arrival and departure dates and let us have the pleasure to offer you a better and cheaper alternative to a hotel stay by staying in flats and vacation rentals in Barcelona.
  • Rentals in Barcelona. Vacation & corporate flat rentals 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC rentalsinbarcelona.com [Source type: General]

^ Its proximity to the Fira de Barcelona, the Conference Center and the World Trade Center has made Hotel Barcelona Universal a landmark for all the city’s business travelers.
  • Hotel Barcelona Universal nearby Ramblas, just 5 minutes on foot | 4-star Hotel, ideal for business or pleasure trips 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.hotelbarcelonauniversal.com [Source type: General]

.However there will still be plenty of tourists.^ There is plenty to do and the transport system is excellent for tourists.
  • Barcelona holiday, travel & hotel reviews for Barcelona | tripreport.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.tripreport.com [Source type: General]

.Barcelona has decent enough beaches but the locals will really appreciate it if visitors do not consider it a beach resort and don't wear beachwear when visiting churches, etc...^ To those who claim that Barcelona has no real crime problem: why then do the locals all walk around with the bags across their chests, held in front?
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ If you don't believe me, just visit any Barcelona police station and ask anyone in the long queue why they are there.

^ Don't miss the city's historical center, Plaça Catalunya, where you can visit magnificent churches and cathedrals.
  • Cheap Barcelona Hotels - Discount Hotels in Barcelona from Hotels Cheap 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC barcelona.hotelscheap.org [Source type: General]

.Barcelona is great off-season and is a lovely city even in winter months of January and February as long as the possibility of rain is low.^ One of the wonderful things about Barcelona is that its very easy to get a great view of the city from one of the many hills that surround it.

^ If you are looking for a city packed with great shopping, a buzzing nightlife, historic architecture, delicious cuisine and a lively atmosphere, then you need to be in Barcelona .
  • Barcelona Spain Destination Guide - Sky Travel 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC travel.sky.com [Source type: News]

^ The hunters can go through this extensive research and select the cheapest flight to Barcelona from the long list of low cost flights offered.
  • Barcelona Flights, Cheap Flights to Barcelona, Barcelona Flight (BCN) - Globester 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.globester.com [Source type: General]

.Given the high humidity, 19-23°C is considered comfortable weather, which is normally the temperature between April and June and between late September-November.^ Between 22 and April 23 2009, this campaign will give 5,100 free roses to the elderly and others in home care!
  • Barcelona City Tourist Guide 2010 - Sant Jordi's day 23rd April 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.barcelonayellow.com [Source type: General]

^ December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 March 2007 July 2007 December 2007 February 2009 May 2009 November 2009 .

^ May, June and September are ideal times to visit Barcelona when the average temperature is in the high 70s (F).
  • Barcelona Flights and Travel Guide 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.cheapflights.com [Source type: News]

.This is the best time to visit the city.^ With the controversy over NATO, this may not be the best time for a fleet visit.
  • Barcelona Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Whit Stillman and Chris Eigeman movie 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thank you very much again, and whenever we’ll find the time, we’ll visit your city again and again.
  • Appartamenti Barcellona - Commenti dei Clienti - visit-bcn.com 24 September 2009 17:42 UTC www.visit-bcn.com [Source type: General]

^ Spring is the best time to visit Barcelona, as you can expect a temperature of around around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20C).
  • Barcelona travel guide 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.world66.com [Source type: General]

Anything warmer than this can feel too hot.
  • Sónar. .A annual three-day music festival held in Barcelona, Spain.^ Trip: Agents can choose from three different itineraries to that visit Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal.
    • Barcelona, Spain News - Topix 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

    ^ To join in the celebrations, you should visit Barcelona in September when the festival of La Merce, patroness of Barcelona , is held - four days of non-stop music, dancing, fireworks, bullfights, and parades.
    • easyJet.com - Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.easyjet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ My wife went to Barcelona back in 1999 and in the two days she was there she witnessed two purse snatchings and two or three people in their group had wallets lifted.
    • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

    .It is described officially as a festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art.^ Festival de Sonar - Advanced music and multimedia art in June.
    • Barcelona - Wiki Travel Guide - Travellerspoint 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.travellerspoint.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The MACBA contemporary arts museum in Raval, an up-and-coming district with younger people too, due to the area's annual hosting of the trendy SÓNAR , the International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Sonar Music Festival, is popular with tourists.
    • Cheap flights to Barcelona, Spain | Jet2.com the low cost airline 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.jet2.com [Source type: General]

    ^ June and July sees the El Grec arts festival all over Barcelona with music, plays, dance and fun.
    • Holidays in Barcelona - cheap citybreaks, lates deals and bargain package holidays in Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.beatthebrochure.com [Source type: General]

    Music is by far the main aspect of the festival. .The festival runs for three days and nights, usually starting on a Thursday in the third week of June.
  • Festes de la Mercè.^ And, while most who praise her name today no longer have such lofty goals, she's still celebrated in Barcelona with the Festes de la Mercè, the city's biggest party.

    ^ Renfe and the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) run Barcelona's widespread commuter train service.
    • Barcelona - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There are 3 metro lines close by and regular buses and night buses run along the Paseo de San Juan.
    • TEFL Courses In Barcelona, Spain, Teach English In Spain 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.teflcorp.com [Source type: General]

    .Barcelona's main annual festival around the 24th of September, encompassing many events such as which group of 'castellers' can form the highest human tower, live music events, firework displays and processions involving wooden giants.^ However, remember Barcelona is truly an international city and host to many conferences and world wide events.
    • Barcelona Stag Weekends - Stag Party Weekend in Barcelona - StagAbroad.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.stagabroad.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Apartments in Barcelona , which you will find very near the main attractions such, and main shopping centres are ideal for your weekend break or short stay in the city.
    • Barcelona Apartments | Apartments in Barcelona | Barcelona Apartment | Apartment in Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.apartmentsramblas.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Barcelona’s biggest festival is a city party called La Merce on 24 September.
    • Holidays in Barcelona - cheap citybreaks, lates deals and bargain package holidays in Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.beatthebrochure.com [Source type: General]

    All of this is accompanied by a heavy consumption of Cava, the national drink of Catalonia.
  • Festes de Gràcia. .The Festes de Gracia is a Catalonian celebration, held around the 15th of August each year to commemorate the Assumption.^ It is the so called Montana de Sal (Salt Mountain); proof of the seas presence in the area around 65 million years ago.
    • BARCELONA PROVINCE, Spain. Travel guide and travel information for the province of BARCELONA, Spain. SOL Spain On Line. 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.sol.com [Source type: General]

    .During the week of festivities that mark one of Barcelona's most important fiestas, the city of Gracia explodes with fun, excitement, color and fireworks.^ Barcelona Tourist Bus: The most original, flexible and comprehensive way of discovering the city’s main points of interest.
    • Hôtels à Barcelone, Espagne - Réservation, Offres - NH Hôtel 24 September 2009 17:42 UTC www.nh-hotels.fr [Source type: General]

    ^ The hotel is surrounded by the best luxury shops in the city, in addition to the most important Modernist architecture by Gaudí: the Batlló House and the Pedrera building (Casa Milà)....
    • Barcelona Hotels - 80% Discount on Cheap Hotels in Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.searchforhotels.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Barcelona was a stronghold for the anarchist cause -anarchist opposition to the call-up of reservists led to the city's Tragic Week in 1909 - siding with the Republic's democratically elected government during the Spanish Civil War ( 1936 - 39 ).
    • Barcelona - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Many streets are decorated by the neighbours, live music, food in the street, and the parties continue all night.
  • Festes de Sants.^ The clientele is in all ages and the music is selected in order for a variety of people to like it and dance the night away.
    • BarcelonaGuide.org - People's guide to Barcelona / guia de Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.barcelonaguide.org [Source type: General]

    ^ During this period people from various neighbourhoods decorate the streets of the city and many concerts (most of them free concerts) take place in different districts.
    • Barcelona - Wiki Travel Guide - Travellerspoint 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.travellerspoint.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Watching the many stands (food, birds, painters) , street artists and shows, the human status and whatnot.
    • Barcelona | Travel guide | Travelogue | Trip Photos | Hotels Info | Attractions | Tips 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC barcelona4all.com [Source type: General]

    Similar to Gracia's event, but smaller and later on in August. .If you can't go to the Gracia's, try go to this festival instead.
  • Sant Jordi.^ Sant Jordi Aragó We speak English, Spanish and Italian & will provide you all the information you need.
    • Barcelona Hostel Search: Book Cheap Barcelona Hostels with HostelBookers.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.hostelbookers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia staff is just waiting for you.
    • Barcelona Hostel Search: Book Cheap Barcelona Hostels with HostelBookers.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.hostelbookers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't think anyone here is trying to say that Barcelona is uncivilized, they are just saying to be smart when you go.
    • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

    23rd of April. Considered to be like Valentines Day. .People give roses and books around the streets.^ If you think you're being "sterotyped", just act as if nothing happened, be yourself, don't give them room and people around will support you.
    • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Your Apartment in Barcelona Fully equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom with double bed, 1 bathroom, double sofa bed.Apartment gives onto street with balcony.Capacity: 4 people .
    • HOLIDAYS IN BARCELONA Apartments Rent Accommodation Ramblas 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC holidaysinbarcelona.com [Source type: General]

    Traditionally men give women roses and women give men books. It is one of the most popular and interesting celebrations in Catalonia.
Casa de l'Ardiaca during Corpus
Casa de l'Ardiaca during Corpus
  • Corpus -Late in May (Corpus Christi day). An egg is put over the fountains (most of them in the churches, and decorated with flowers), and "magically dances" over the water. .Most of the churches are in the city center: Cathedral's cloister, Santa Anna, Casa de l'Ardiaca, Museu Frederic Marés, and over 10 more fountains there are over 15b people live here.
  • Fira de Santa Llúcia.^ The hotel is surrounded by the best luxury shops in the city, in addition to the most important Modernist architecture by Gaudí: the Batlló House and the Pedrera building (Casa Milà)....
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    ^ January, 2010 Ten For the Next Ten 'So here are 10 ideas that might make the next 10 years more interesting, healthy or civil.
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    ^ La Rambla” is the admired boulevard between center and harbor in the heart of the city people love to go.
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    From December 2nd/3rd to December 23rd, to commemorate Sta Llúcia (December 13th). In front of the Cathedral, is where the Christmas objects are sold. .Some places sell Christmas trees, but most of them sell elements for making the pessebres, the representations of the birth of Jesus that people uses to put at home.^ This is a place where according some legends the Devil seduced Jesus Christ offering him whole world in exchange for his worship.
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    ^ Coming Soon Splash Magazines is unleashing a brand new section to cover events, places and necesities that some one new to a city could really use.
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    ^ Of course this is a place for all kind of people, but it has no sense speaking of BCN as the 'the city used as the base for folks who make the religious pilgrimage to Loudres and Fatima'.
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    These include small sculptures, wooden pieces and moss used to simulate grass.
December 13th is the feast day of Santa Llucia, patron saint of fashion designers and blind people, who gather at the Santa Llucia chapel in the cathedral to pay their respects.
  • Revetlla de Sant Joan. This is the midsummer solstice celebration. .It is celebrated on 23rd June every year and is signified by the fireworks that are permanently on display during this time.
  • Fira de Barcelona.^ Fira de Barcelona .
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    ^ What will be Barcelona like in 50 years' time ?
    • Barcelona ERASMUS Student Guide. Student Accommodation and Nightlife tips! 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC barcelona.brighterplace.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The last time I was in Barcelona was 7 years ago.
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    .All year you have events [2] and fair services [3] in Barcelona.^ View all events in Barcelona .
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    ^ Apartments Barcelona are close to all the main public transport systems so you never have to worry about being too far away from any place in Barcelona you choose to visit.
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    ^ GSMA Mobile World Congress – the most significant and most successful global mobile event – for the 5th consecutive year will take place on 15-18 February in Barcelona.

    .The Feria Internacional de Barcelona organisation was not officially constituted until 1932. The International Exposition was held in 1929.
  • La Mercè (few day before Sept 24): Another day that is famous, but not that important.^ La Mercè 2009 Barcelona .
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    ^ As can be seen from the name, the architecture in the Quarter is Gothic but the Roman influence on Spain, and in this case Barcelona, is visible between Placa de la Catedral and Placa St Jaume.
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    ^ Lluís Domènech i Montaner, another Catalan architect also left his unique legacy to Barcelona: the Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau .
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    .It is holiday and the city offers a lot of activities to have fun.^ Discover the best Barcelona hotels, a large selection of apartment rentals and lots of activities and special packages for your holidays in Barcelona.
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    Enjoy fountains and fireworks show at the base of the Montjuic hill.
  • Catalonia Today [4]. English-language newspaper covering events in Catalonia.
  • Miniguide [5]. Pocket-size guide with listings on events and cultural, leisure, dining, and nightlife recommendations. Includes a map of the Metro in the back.

With children

.Toddler happiness is considered a public responsibility in Spain: in any public place people around you put every effort into making your toddler happy: whenever he looks bored or is crying, everyone does their best to entertain or to calm him.^ If you are looking for the best Amsterdam hotels you are at the best place to be.
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^ Our holiday rentals in Barcelona are located all over the city, so, the best areas to experience Barcelona's main attractions and entertainment venues are at your fingertips.
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^ You can buy freshly prepared delicious Spanish food in several places of the area or make your shopping in the market, food stores or shopping centre.
  • Pottery courses in Barcelona - ElTornBarcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.eltornbarcelona.com [Source type: General]

Get in

By plane

.Low cost carriers operating to Barcelona include: Air Berlin [6], Monarch Airlines [7], Jet2.com [8] , SkyEurope [9], ClickAir [10] (a discount subsidiary of Iberia), Vueling [11], WIZZ Air, easyJet [12], Ryanair [13] (only to nearby Girona and Reus airports, see below), Blue Air [14], flyGlobespan [15], Transavia [16] among many others.^ See the table below for your destination in order to find the bus company and bus station from which you're leaving Barcelona.
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^ From 01-Jan-10 to 12-Feb-10: Enjoy a 10% discount, for a minimum stay of 2-night(s) .
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^ HOWEVER, one make take the Barcelona-bound train line 10 to SANTS station and, there, take the metro to Plaza Catalua and many other destinations in Barcelona.
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Barcelona International Airport

.Barcelona International Airport [17] (IATA: BCN, ICAO: LEBL), also known as El Prat, is a major transport hub and fields flights from all over Europe and beyond.^ You can also choose from many a hotel near El Prat, the Barcelona International Airport , as well as hotel rooms as far away as the breathtaking Parc Natural del Montseny.
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^ Public transport easily links guests with access to all major attractions and amenities, including the Mediterranean Sea and the Olympic Stadium used in the 1992 Olympics.
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^ Barcelona's International El Prat Airport - or "Aeropuerto Internacional El Prat de Barcelona" - (see Barcelona Airport website HERE ) is located 12 kilometers southwest of the city near the village of El Prat de Llobregat.
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Terminals: There are now two terminals, T1 and T2, the latter with A, B, and C subdivisions. .T1 and T2 are linked by a bus shuttle (every 6 to 8 minutes, travel time 10 minutes).^ On Friday, Sunday and bank holidays they run every 2-10 minutes between 5 am and 2 am, while on Saturday besides running during daytime they also do for the whole night.
  • Barcelona - Wiki Travel Guide - Travellerspoint 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.travellerspoint.com [Source type: General]

^ This is my first time traveling abroad, by myself, so every precaution is always appreciated.
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^ La Ciutat is situated just 10-15 minutes from the city centre by metro/bus (Metro: Line 4, Joanic), 10 min.
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.T1 has opened in June 2009 and hosts Spanair and a variety of major international airlines (e.g.^ June, 2009 Fantastic opening night well, just a few things, cause it could be so long.
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SAS, TAP, Lufthansa, Austrian).
.Sectors A, B and C of T2 are all within fairly easy walking distance of each other.^ Hotel Avenida Palace is ideally located within walking distance of the Rambla, museums, theatres, exclusive shopping, the business centre, port and terraces.
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^ Catalunya and the Ramblas, within a short walking distance from every i...
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^ The neighborhood is also within easy walking distance of Plaza Catalunya and the world-class shopping along Passeig de Gracia.
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T2 B is used by some Spanish carriers (Iberia, Air Europa, Vueling) and their partners (eg members of Oneworld alliance for Iberia). .T2 C is smallest and used for all domestic flights, including the Puente Aereo (Air shuttle) to Madrid.^ Terminal C is used only for the Pont Aeri (Puente Aereo) air shuttle between Madrid and Barcelona.
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^ Having three terminals, Terminal A handles nearly all of of the international flights while Terminal B is mainly for domestic flights.
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T2 A is used for all other flights except those now departing from the new T1.
.Please be aware that you can check in for your flight only at the respective terminal T1 or T2, and since they are miles apart and there is little information available at the train station and bus stops, it will be good advice to know where to go before arriving at the airport.^ They are only interested in your money, and are not likely to harm you.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ Book your bed before you go...

^ Before you go .
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AENA provides information about the allocation of airlines to terminals [18].
.Transfer to/from the airport: The airport is only about 10 km away from the city center.^ The only odd thing about this car was that although it came from Malaga airport it carried Barcelona number plates.
  • Alexei Sayle: Barcelona Plates - Short Story 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.barcelonareview.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Location: City Center Guest recommendation: 89 % - 10 opinions City center - Boutique style serviced apartments - Contemporary - Exclusive services - Great area This boutique style establishment, constructed in ...
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^ Only a short Metro ride into the city’s center, the hotel is ideally placed for leisure and business travelers alike.
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.Airport transfers can be arranged for groups, taxis are available but expensive (€20-30 to the city center).^ Upon arrival, central Barcelona is about a 20-minute and 30-euro taxi ride ($40.50 at $1.35 to the euro) away.
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^ I chose the Renaissance Barcelona Airport Hotel, which is only a mile away and had a free shuttle to the city and the airport I also figured it would have a solid business center.
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^ Vilanovapark is located in Vilanova i la Gertrù, at 30 miles from Barcelona city center .A train leaves every 15 minutes to...
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.A cheaper and often faster option is the half-hourly RENFE C-2 suburban train line calling at Sants (20 minutes), Passeig de Gràcia (25 minutes) and El Clot in the city center.^ Passeig de Gràcia .
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^ CIEE Study Center in Barcelona, Spain The CIEE Study Center in Barcelona, Spain is located in a historic building on Passatge Permanyer, near Passeig de Gràcia and Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona’s main square.
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^ In recent years, office developments along Passeig de Gràcia have been allowed to break up the architectural unity of the 19th and early 20th century buildings lining the avenue - a process which shows no signs of slackening.
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.Please be advised that this airport train has changed, and no longer terminates at Estació de França (it now goes through the center of Barcelona and into the suburbs, so it is important to know at which station you should get off).^ Sants Train Station (Estació de Sants) .
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^ We had gotten the train from the airport to Passeig de Gracia and were getting off the train.

^ CIEE Study Center in Barcelona, Spain The CIEE Study Center in Barcelona, Spain is located in a historic building on Passatge Permanyer, near Passeig de Gràcia and Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona’s main square.
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.The train terminates next to T2, with a connecting bus service to T1 (plan for an extra 15 minutes of travel).^ It is very well connected, by underground 10 minutes to the Plaza Cataluña and by tramway in 15 minutes to Puerto Olímmpico and the beaches or 10 minutes to the Forum.
  • Pottery courses in Barcelona - ElTornBarcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.eltornbarcelona.com [Source type: General]

^ Vilanovapark is located in Vilanova i la Gertrù, at 30 miles from Barcelona city center .A train leaves every 15 minutes to...
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^ When you register you can: Share your stories Save your favorite places and plan your next trip Connect with other travelers Get the latest travel deals Register Now Already a member?
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.The drawback of arriving at T2 by train is that you should overcome several flights of stairs--think twice if with huge luggage, a stroller or a wheelchair.^ I think you should.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ Train: Once arriving at Barcelona Sants Station one can change to city trains (or regional trains) which reach several points in Barcelona by Renfe Cencanas/Rodalies trains.
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^ You might even think you should have born in another era.
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.A single ticket is about €1.35, but you can also use the T-10 ticket (€7.70 for ten trips, including all bus and metro transfers made within 75 minutes) instead.^ The T-10 tickets can be used for 10-trips on local buses.
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^ I believe it was 10 EU a day if you made use of it.
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^ Metro stations (L3 and L5), bus routes (6, 7, 15, 30, 33, 34, 43, 59, 63, 66, 67, 68, 75, 78) night buses (N12, N0) and the tram, and 10 minutes on foot from Sants railway statio .
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.You can buy a T-10 from the ticket vending machine at the airport station.^ Here you can buy the Barcelona ticket.
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^ If you think you'll be using the metro more than 6 times total it's recommended to buy the 10-ride tickets for 6.65 Euros (good for ZONE 1, most of Barcelona).
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^ You only need to buy multizone tickets if you want to go to places as Sitges, Calella or Montserrat Abbey.
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.Alternatively, the Aerobús A1 line stops at T1 and between T2A and B and travels along Gran Via to Plaça Catalunya.^ BCN Casanova is located at Calle Casnova between Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes and Calle Diputació.
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.Buses depart every 6-9 minutes, the published journey time is 35 minutes (although can take considerably longer during rush hour) and costs €5 one-way.^ It cost 7.50 euros, one-way.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ Between Madrid and Barcelona you can take the AVE, which can take you from one to another within 3 hours.
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^ By reserving one of our cheap hotels in Barcelona, you can save on the cost of accommodation and spend more on having a good time.
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Buses are heavily air-conditioned in summer: have something extra to wear during the journey. .Aerobuses stop running at midnight, but you can catch a Nit Bus night bus service instead (Nit Bus N17, between 22.00 and 05.00. The ride from Plaza Cataluña to Airport El Prat takes about 40 minutes).^ Weekday schedules are 06:00 am to 01:00 am from El Prat Airport to Plaza Catalunya.
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^ If you're planning on seeing U2 in Barcelona, the Nou Camp stadium can be reached from the heart of Barcelona (about three miles away) via the Metro or Bus.
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^ TO BARCELONA BY BUS: (from airport) A1 AeroBs adequately serves as a standard shuttle bus from Terminals A, B, & C of Barcelona's El Prat airport to the city center and makes stops at Plaza Espanya, Gran Via/Urgell, Plaza de la Universitat, Plaza Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia/Diputaci, Avenida de Roma/Urgell, Estaci de Sants (train station), Plaza Espanya, and back to the airport.
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Duty-free shops. Open from 6/6:30AM to 9:30PM (few to 10PM). .Shops are numerous and some are hard to find elsewhere in the city.^ Taxi: one only need step outside the Barcelona Sants Train Station (or any train station) to find numerous taxis waiting to take you (almost) anywhere in the city Barcelona.
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.After security check, most shops are before the passport control; only one or two are afterwards.^ Whether travelling for business or on holiday, a secure booking in one of our hotels or apartments in Barcelona is only minutes away!
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^ I do always carry two photocopies of my passport--one in my money belt; the other in my carry-on luggage.
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^ Hotel Pelayo Situated in one of Barcelona’s most emblematic streets, Hotel Pelayo is only a few steps away from Placa Catalunya ...
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Tax-free shopping refund. Office closes at 10PM without compromises. .After that time checks can be processed only by mail: complete your tax-free forms with your passport data and addresses, stamp them with the custom office (a window next to arrivals gate door; they don't ask to see your purchases); put them into envelope you were given in the shop--and wait for several months.^ They don't really tell you about that unless you ask.
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^ They are only interested in your money, and are not likely to harm you.
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^ We've cooked up some fun dynamic images for you to put on your homepage.
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Cafes, pre-security check. Limited options, sub-standard fare. Food at Ars is awful and not cheap. Pans & Company have almost no hot meals.
Cafes, post-security check. Numerous options, all close something between 10PM and 11PM.
.Parking: Costs €1.35/hour, €9.45/day, €6.75/day from the 6th day.^ Fax facilities, • Meeting rooms, • Private car park, • Laundry service, • Individual catering service, • Reception desk open 24 hours a day.
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Luggage lockers: Baggage storage is €4.60 per day for a large locker that easily fits 2-3 serious suitcases. .Left-hand end of Terminal 2B, behind the Ars cafe.^ The exposition also left behind the Arc de Triomf and the Museu de Zoologia (a building originally used during the fair as a cafe-restaurant).
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Departure gates: For T2, poorly conditioned at ground level (at least gate #57, sector 2A, after 11PM). T1 is hyper-modern and comfortable.
.WiFi: Available throughout the airport, operated by KubiWireless [19]: €7.5 for 45min, €9 for 1 hour, €15 for 24 hours.^ Daily schedule from the airport is as follows: 07:45 am, 10:45 am, 12:45, 15:15, 17:45, 19:45 and 21:45.
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^ Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Nearby airports

.Some low-cost carriers, notably Ryanair, use the airports in Girona, nearly 100km to the north, or Reus, around the same distance to the south, instead.^ And finally, the Barcelona Airport Bus Station serves popular, "nearby" destinations such as Figueres, Girona/Gerona, Lleida/Lerida, Reus, & Tarragona.
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^ You can take the Rapid Bus from the airport to Girona, Figueres, Tarragona, Reus, Lleida.
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^ Nearby Airports Girona Airport (103km) Reus Airport (106 km) .

.For Girona Airport [20] : The Barcelona Bus service runs a shuttle bus from Estació del Nord in Barcelona to Girona Airport and this ties in with various flight times.^ Estació del Nord bus station .
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^ Renfe and the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) run Barcelona's widespread commuter train service.
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^ The hotel has excellent communications with the historic centre of Barcelona by the Metro lines 1 and 4, and the number 7 city bus, which stops 20 metres from the hotel.
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.A one-way ticket costs €12 and a return ticket costs €21. The journey takes approximately one hour and ten minutes.^ It cost 7.50 euros, one-way.
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^ Price: One-way 28 euros, return tiket 48 euros, voucher for four trips 74 euros, ten trips 175 euros and twenty trips 325 euros.
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^ If you can obtain your tickets in advance of your arrival in Barcelona (see the tip below) that way you do not need to take out your purse or wallet to pay for tickets.

Timetables are available online [21].
.For Reus airport, the easiest way is to take the train from Barcelona Sants station to Reus and then the local bus to the airport.^ Barcelona NORD & BCN AIRPORT bus station .
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^ Barcelona NORD bus station & SANTS .
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^ Barcelona NORD & SANTS bus station .
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.The train costs €6.45 and then the bus costs €2. This takes roughly about an hour and a half.^ It takes about 11 hours.
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^ The train has a 30 minute frequency on weekdays, takes about 25 minutes from the airport to Estaci de Frana and costs 3.80 Euros.
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By rail

.Several trains per day (including overnight hotel trains) from other parts of Europe (via France) are regular & reliable.^ ESTACIO DE SANTS TRAIN STATION: DEPARTURES FROM BARCELONA From the Barcelona Sants Train Station one can also reach other parts Catalunya, other parts of Spain, and a few international destinations.
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^ Most all of the national, regional, and international visitors coming to Barcelona by train will arrive at the "Estaci de Sants" - Barcelona Sants Train Station - but some others will arrive at Estaci de Frana, the train station for France.
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Main train stations:
  • Barcelona-Sants (to the south west of the center).
  • Barcelona-Estació de França, Avinguda Marquès de l´Argentera (on the edge of the old town next to the seafront district of Barceloneta).
.From/to Estació de França there are several connections per day to Cerbère (France), connecting there on trains towards Marseille and Nice.^ Most all of the national, regional, and international visitors coming to Barcelona by train will arrive at the "Estaci de Sants" - Barcelona Sants Train Station - but some others will arrive at Estaci de Frana, the train station for France.
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^ There are also nice small cities south of Barcelona, easily accessible by train.
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.There are also 2 direct trains a day from Sants and Passeig de Gracia to Perpignan, Beziers, Narbonne and Montpellier in France.^ Street Musicians: Passeig de Gracia .
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^ We had gotten the train from the airport to Passeig de Gracia and were getting off the train.

^ Appartement Passeig de Gracia , 4 pers.
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The long awaited TGV to France is not yet open, but will be expected in 2010.
.The long-delayed AVE high-speed train line to Madrid finally opened in February 2008. Travel time is 3 hours 23 minutes with intermediate stops (11 trains a day) or 2 hours 38 minutes non-stop (6 trains a day during morning and evening peak hours).^ The store features its own line of postcards, magnets, mugs and trays all of which are of artistic images of a Barcelona we see every day but hardly ever stop to look at.
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^ The only downside was on our very final evening, we took the parallel metro, hoping to take the funicular to be able to see Montjuic at least from the air, since we ran out of time to see it on foot during the day.

^ London and Madrid to be linked by high-speed train World Monuments Fund announces list of endangered treasures Photo of the Day (10.11.09) A Frommer's gourmet Barcelona tour, fully illustrated See all Barcelona posts on Gadling AOL Travel Send us feedback More on Travel .
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By sea

The city's port is one of the busiest on the Mediterranean. It supports both ferries and cruise ships. Large cruise ships dock 1-2 kilometers to the southwest. .Many offer bus-shuttles to points near the south end of La Rambla.^ Why not a recommendation to visit Calella de Palafrugell or Llafranc in la Costa Brava (North), or Sitges (near Barcelona going South).
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^ Hello BCN Hostel is located only 10 mins walk from Las Ramblas and only 2 mins walk to the metro/ bus stop, offering easy...
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^ Many thanks for a great stay, Alison Visit Barcelona Appartamenti in affitto a Barcellona Las Ramblas 88, 3rd floor.
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.You can arrive to Barcelona by boat from the Balearic Islands, from Genoa and from Rome.^ Guinardó y Guell - Barcelona, Spain 4 miles “run up guinardó, when you arrive at the top search for the bridge, run across it and head down the r”… Show on Map!
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^ AAE HostelBoat Port Forum Barcelona Only AAE Hostels offers you a chance to stay on a live aboard sail boat in Barcelona at an affordable...
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^ Knowing at which bus station your Barcelona-bound bus will arrive depends on the bus company with whom you're riding.
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From Rome (Civitavecchia) it is actually cheaper than the bus. The ferry docks almost directly on the Ramblas.
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  • Rent a Yacht, [25].^ We recently returned from a 2-month long stay in Barcelona where we divided our time between two apartments we rented from your agency: the Los Angeles and the Deluxe.
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  • Rent a boat, [26].^ We recently returned from a 2-month long stay in Barcelona where we divided our time between two apartments we rented from your agency: the Los Angeles and the Deluxe.
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By bus

.Contact Barcelona Nord for all bus connections, national and international.^ All months   British Airways has frequent flights to Barcelona International Airport , eight miles south-west of Barcelona's city centre.

^ From inside Spain the A-7 runs from the most southern tip of Spain all along the coast to Barcelona, connecting cities like Málaga, Almeria, Murcia, Alicante and Valencia with Barcelona.
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^ Comments When we first landed in Barcelona back in October we were bewildered by all the signs leading us out of the Barcelona International Airport.
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  • Barcelona Nord, 902 303 222., [27].  edit

By car

.There are several main roads leading to Barcelona from France and Spain and traffic is usually relatively light outside of peak hours.^ Duration : 1 hour Departs from : Barcelona, Spain Type : Tours around Barcelona Available : daily .
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^ Duration : 10 hours Departs from : Barcelona, Spain Type : Day Tours in Barcelona Available : daily except Monday .
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^ There are several rental companies that will hire you a bike by the hour, day or week.
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It is possible to find free parking spaces a few metro stops from the center of the city.
Beware of green colored parking spaces on the street. .They might lead you to believe that is free parking, while it is really a paid space that allows a discounted fare only for nearby residents.^ While most taxi drivers are honest, diligent persons, it's recommended to ask for a sales receipt when paying in the event you might later believe to have been misled or cheated.
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^ They will watch where you put your purse or wallet after you have paid for your tickets.

^ In this information center they will give you a Barcelona map that is really useful.
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Get around

.The department store El Corte Ingles publishes a helpful (and free) street map for tourists.^ For one-stop shopping, including a traditional souvenir selection, try the huge department store El Corte Ingles ("The English Cut", referring to its origins selling men's suits) on Placa Catalunya (north tip of La Rambla).
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.You can pick a copy at the store, or from most hotel front desks.^ Hotel HOSTAL D'UXELLES - Eixample Dret Hostel inaugurated in July 2001, located in the city center of Barcelona, from where you can easily reach most of the in...
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^ Most laptop computer and digital camera power supplies can function on this power and at most you'll need a mechanical adaptor, which you can get at Radio Shack before you leave, from the front desk at better hotels, or from a tourist shop.
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^ So you might want to pick yourself up a copy of Teach Yourself Catalan/a Complete Course for Beginners .
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.
  • The Bus Turístic [28] links all of the Barcelona tourist sites you could possibly want to visit.^ You can visit almost all of the tourist spots just by walking.
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    ^ Barcelona Dream - Be Hostels Do you want to dream???
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    ^ If you're planning on seeing U2 in Barcelona, the Nou Camp stadium can be reached from the heart of Barcelona (about three miles away) via the Metro or Bus.
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    .It has three routes (map provided as you board), including a northbound and a southbound line that leave from opposite sides of the Plaça de Catalunya.^ Bus: Buses 32, 44, 78, and 109 leave from (or pass by) Estaci de Sants: (click bus number for route map and stops) #32 : goes to the Northeastern corner of the city.
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    ^ Hotel Paseo De Gracia The 1 star Hotel Paseo De Gracia is located right on the Modernist Route (path which leads you to many impressive modern ...
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    ^ You find the business centre on the Rambla de Catalunya, right in the heart of Barcelona next to Paseo de Gracia, in one of the most prestigious areas of the city.

    Each takes 1-2 hours. .The hop-on/hop-off format lets you get-off risk-free at any interesting stop, see what interests you, then get back on any later bus at that or any other stop.^ If you're planning on seeing U2 in Barcelona, the Nou Camp stadium can be reached from the heart of Barcelona (about three miles away) via the Metro or Bus.
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    ^ See the main highlights of Barcelona as you explore Plaza de Cataluna, Via Laietana, the Cathedral and its cloister, the Gothic Quarter and other interesting sights.
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    ^ Board a double-decker bus that allows you to hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 20 stops.
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    .One approach is stay on for an entire route, then continue while getting off at locations that interested you earlier.^ Hotel Paseo De Gracia The 1 star Hotel Paseo De Gracia is located right on the Modernist Route (path which leads you to many impressive modern ...
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    ^ You can get very cheap internet access on Calle Avigno, just off the Rambla, for 300 pesetas an hour, at one of the telefonico stores.
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    ^ Kabul Backpackers Hostel, which is a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, is perfectly located just off 'Las Ramblas', in one o...
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    .Buses are double-decked, with the upper deck offering much better views...sunscreen essential in summer months, jackets in winter/early spring/late fall.^ You will see much better views from the castle, Sagrada Familia or the cable cars.
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    .As you first get on, you are offered earphones.^ We are a young company and we employ the most innovative management techniques to offer you a first-rate, enthusiastic and professional service.
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    Outlets near every seat let you choose among many languages and playback volumes. As you approach each significant location, you receive audio describing it. .You can buy tickets at the bus stops and elsewhere (e.g., better hotels) valid for one day (€20) or two consecutive days (€26).
  • The metro can take you to many places.^ Here you can buy the Barcelona ticket.
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    ^ If you're planning on seeing U2 in Barcelona, the Nou Camp stadium can be reached from the heart of Barcelona (about three miles away) via the Metro or Bus.
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    ^ Board a double-decker bus that allows you to hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 20 stops.
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    .Stations are marked <M> on most maps; every station has a detailed scheme of exits to the city.^ We host the most unforgettable celebrations, banquets or gala receptions for you by taking care of every single detail.
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    ^ Metro: From the Barcelona Sants Train Station, one can reach most all points of Barcelona City by metro.
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    .A one-journey ticket cost €1.35, so it's probably best to buy a multi-person 10-ride ticket for €7.70 (called a T-10) or a personal 50-ride monthly ticket for €31.50. These tickets are also valid on the buses and trams.^ It cost 7.50 euros, one-way.
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    ^ If you think you'll be using the metro more than 6 times total it's recommended to buy the 10-ride tickets for 6.65 Euros (good for ZONE 1, most of Barcelona).
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    ^ Vending machines selling these 10-pass tickets can be found before upstairs and downstairs in the metro station below.
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    [29]. .1- to 5-day public transport tickets are available that allow unlimited travel on the metro and bus networks (€5.80 for one day, €10.70 for two days, €23.10 for five days).^ It gave each of us 3 days unlimited travel and saved a lot of worry about change.
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    ^ The one valid for 5 days costs 36 a person and it gives you discount prices for museum and restaurants and all the public transport are included.
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    ^ We got a 12.50 euro metro/bus ticket at the metro ticket booth.
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    These are excellent value. .Be sure to look after them well as bent or damaged cards will not be read by the ticket machines (such cards can be replaced at one of TMB's customer service centers).^ It now looks better, reads better and is, well...
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    ^ When the washing machine broke it was replaced quickly by a new one.
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    Metro operating hours are: Sunday and Mon-Thur 5:00 to 24:00, Fri 5:00 to 2:00, Saturday 24 hr (continuous service from Saturday at 5:00 until Sunday at 24:00).
Pay attention to the fact that to get from metro lines operated by TMB (1,2,3,4,5 and 11) to the ones operated by FGC (6,7 and 8) you need to exit and then enter through a new pay-gate. In this case, if you had a one-journey ticket, you need to get a new one. If you used a multiple journey ticket (such as the popular 10 rides T-10 ticket -the one that locals use the most-) you won't be charged for a second time when changing lines.
Unusual features are: all cars are air conditioned; there are large screens for video advertising between lanes (e.g. at Universitat).
.
  • The Barcelona Card [30] features unlimited free travel on public transport and free admission and discounts at around 100 visitor attractions.^ Barcelona Transportation: Traveling around Barcelona, to Barcelona, & daytrips from Barcelona - navigating Barcelona Spain .
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    ^ The one valid for 5 days costs 36 a person and it gives you discount prices for museum and restaurants and all the public transport are included.
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    ^ Vila Universitaria Vila Universitaria is a residential complex placed in a natural environment, close to Barcelona, the public transport network, services and...
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    .The card is available for purchase for periods of between 2 and 5 days, costing €24 for a 2-day card and €34 for a 5-day card.^ Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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    If you don't plan to see lots of museums every day, then it is cheaper to buy transport-only tickets (see above).
But there are many things that you will want to do in Barcelona that are not eligible for discounts. You can't use the Barcelona card on fun transport options like cable cars, funiculars or trams, for example.
.
  • Tramvia Blau is a an old tram (beginning of the 20th century) connects Av.^ Casa con estilo ‘Casa con estilo' is a beautiful historical building from the beginning of the 20th century and located in Barcelona City...
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    .Tibidabo metro station and Funicular station at the foot of Tibidabo.^ Tibidabo underground station and Tibidabo funicular.
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    ^ One will take you from the Funicular Railway (connects with the Parallel metro station) up Montjuic.
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    .Costs: €3.10 for a two-way trip.
  • Funicular connects the foot of Tibidabo with view point.^ We made a point of dressing simply, looking alert and purposeful--and acting that way too--and consulting maps and guidebooks only when out of general view.
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    ^ You catch the monuments but not the way of living, that´s my point of view.
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    ^ And most long-distance bus routes only make one (or two) stops along the way, usually at the mid-point.
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    Costs: €4 for two-way trip.
  • Barceloneta Bikes, [31]. .One of the cheapest places to rent a bike in the city.^ Barceloneta Bikes is one of the city's most affordable options and is located right near the harbor and beaches.
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    .Very close to the harbor and the beaches, this company has different kinds of bikes you can choose to rent, but it doesn't organize tours.
  • Bicing, [32].^ MelonDistrict is the largest student residence hall in Barcelona, besides being a new concept in tourist accommodation, located very close to the Barcelona beach....
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    ^ Your Barcelona Apartment Gorgeous Barcelona apartment in the exclusive area of the BORN, meters from Chocolate Museum, 1min walking to Picasso Museum, very close to the Beaches and Old Harbour.
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    ^ Also, doesn't that scarf kind of look like a neck brace until you see the whole picture?
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    .(Barcelona's bike-sharing program, started in March 2007) is another option for an environment-friendly in-city transport.^ Barcelona is a relatively bike friendly city with quite a few dedicated lanes and some nice routes along the beach and around the harbour.
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    ^ Barceloneta Bikes is one of the city's most affordable options and is located right near the harbor and beaches.
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    ^ Vila Universitaria Vila Universitaria is a residential complex placed in a natural environment, close to Barcelona, the public transport network, services and...
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    .Unfortunately, it is just for residents.
  • Biking in Barcelona, [33].^ I've just been reading all the unfortunate experiences of visitors to Barcelona regarding being pick pocketed etc.

    ^ "I'm just back from a week in Barcelona and unfortunately all did not go to plan.

    ^ The CSIC Hall of Residence is situated in the centre of Barcelona, just a few metres away from La Rambla and Plaa Catalunya, within the district of Ciutat Vella...
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    Backed by Biciclot, a cooperative that promotes the use of bicycles in Barcelona. .They offer high-quality tours for groups (from 12 to more than 100 people), private groups or individuals, as well as bike rentals.
  • Budget Bikes [34].^ Fat Tire Bike Tours offers tours as well as bike hire.
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    ^ They offer tours as well as rentals.
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    ^ Budget Bikes provides good quality bikes and offers good reductions when you hire as a group.
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    .With top quality Dutch bicycles on hire, Budget Bikes offers good group reductions as well.
  • Fat Tire Bike Tours, [35].^ Fat Tire Bike Tours offers tours as well as bike hire.
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    ^ Budget Bikes provides good quality bikes and offers good reductions when you hire as a group.
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    ^ Gran Central Inn Proving especially popular with professionals, couples, small groups of friends and backpackers, the Gran Central Inn offers quality private rooms...
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    .You can either rent a bike from them or take one of their tours.^ You have to either pay for tickets or take your tickets out from a purse or wallet.

    ^ Take the elevator up one floor and you'll find yourself in the lobby.
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    ^ And here is some feedback from one site visitor if you're not completely convinced that you should take these precautions: .

    The tour charge is around €22.

By car

.Parking around all major tourist destinations is costly (€1.5-2.5/hour, €20/day) and the spaces are difficult to navigate, as there are several classes of public parking space, with complicated rules for each class.^ Parking * 20 euros per day .
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^ We are ideally located in the centre of Barcelona, within walking distance to all major tourist attractions, museums and the famous nightlife.
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^ There are several rental companies that will hire you a bike by the hour, day or week.
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Cars with French license plates are said to be rarely towed, but follow this at your own risk.
.Having a driving map is essential - plan your route before you set off.^ Unless you're an absolutely fluent Spanish speaker, point to your desired destination on a map.
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^ If you need to look up anything on a map go into a cafe and sit down rather than look up your destination in the streets.

^ Just keep a few bills worth about $50 or so in your jeans pocket and you are set.
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.Navigating with an average tourist map is frequently misleading: many streets are one-way; left turns are more rare than rights (and are unpredictable).^ And yes, there is one particularly racy scene involving Scarlett, Penelope and Javier, but we hear it's been talked up quite a bit more than it deserves.
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^ One of the most famous streets in Spain, La Rambla runs through the Old City right down to the harbor.
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^ Oh yeah by the way, maybe because I am hispanic, I get robbed by more white collar and blue coller Americans than Foreigners.
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.As an example, Gran via de Les Corts Catalanes is technically two-way, but in one direction supports only minor traffic: after every crossroad you'll find the traffic light on the next crossroad turns red by the time you reach it.^ Rambla de Catalunya y Gran Via de las Cortes Catalanes .

^ Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, 656 (08010) - Barcelona (Eixample) .
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^ Carrer d Anibau y Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes .

Some free parking spots reported by travelers are:
  • Near Moll de Sant Bertran (which is south-west from Museu Maritim) - driving at B-10, exit to WTC and make a complete round at roundabout, heading to warehouses - and park next to its employees cars.
  • Somewhere near Guell Park.
  • Outside of term time, near Universidad.
.Getting around by car makes sense if you plan to spend much more time driving outside the city borders than inside it - and ideally if you don't plan to park overnight at all.^ If you think you're being "sterotyped", just act as if nothing happened, be yourself, don't give them room and people around will support you.
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^ I'm not much of a city tourist at all, but I found Barcelona to be a really great time.
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^ Our establishments, in some of Spain's most symbolic cities in terms of tourism and business, boast more than 1,400 rooms and 80 function rooms for conventions.
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Otherwise, for purely in-city transportation, consider renting a scooter.
See also: Catalan phrasebook, Spanish phrasebook
.Barcelona's official languages are Catalan and Spanish.^ Lionel Messi committed his future to reigning Spanish champions Barcelona by signing a new six-year contract with the Catalan giants.
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^ On the other hand, if you intend to spend a lot of time learning one of the languages of Barcelona, you'll probably pick Spanish.
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^ Please remind 90% of the people speaks Catalan, a 100% speaks spanish, so english is our third language.
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.However, most signs are indicated only in Catalan because it is established by law as the official one.^ Unless it is raining, skip the Museum of the History of Catalonia (photography prohibited; most signs only in Spanish and Catalan).
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^ Our guide book gave at least 4 good vegetarian restaurants but we only got to try one of them because they all seemed to close for the day at 4pm!
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^ You only take one official day off work and you get 5 days' holiday.
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.Yet, Spanish is also widely used in public transports and other facilities.^ We used the public transportation for the entire trip and it was convenient and cheap.
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^ I had absolutely no trouble there, don't speak Spanish or Catalan, and used public transport to go to heavily touristed places.
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.As in most other countries, any attempt by visitors to use the native language, in this case Catalan and Spanish, is always appreciated.^ Unless it is raining, skip the Museum of the History of Catalonia (photography prohibited; most signs only in Spanish and Catalan).
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^ I had absolutely no trouble there, don't speak Spanish or Catalan, and used public transport to go to heavily touristed places.
  • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

^ On the other hand, if you intend to spend a lot of time learning one of the languages of Barcelona, you'll probably pick Spanish.
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The majority of Catalans instinctively address foreigners in Spanish. Catalan is a language, not a dialect, and sounds close to Italian and French in many ways. Try to avoid referring to Catalan as a dialect, which will probably offend Catalans. .Around 30% of local people consider that Catalonia is a nation, with its own culture, history and traditions, different from the other regions in Spain.^ Date of travel: Nov 2008 Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, officially an autonomous region, for many of us a country, with own traditions, a different language and very different from the rest of Spain.
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^ I swear I've seen the same people in more that 3 occasions at different parties around Barcelona.
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^ Djembs, guitars, fireplaces, people dancing around and stealing each other's flip flops ("What?"
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Bullfighting and flamenco are not so popular in this region, but the other differences are actually quite few. The identity subject might be a very sensitive one among certain traditional Catalans. .Moreover, speaking in Catalan to Spanish-speaking Catalans might also be a sensitive issue.^ I had absolutely no trouble there, don't speak Spanish or Catalan, and used public transport to go to heavily touristed places.
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^ Please remind 90% of the people speaks Catalan, a 100% speaks spanish, so english is our third language.
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^ Partly this may be due to the fact that the population is already bilingual, speaking Spanish and Catalan.
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.In tourist areas, almost all shops and bars have some English speaking staff.^ The trip began on the mainland in Barcelona , where Oprah celebrated her 55th birthday in Poble Espanyol , a popular tourist destination featuring shops, restaurants and bars.
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^ You can visit almost all of the tourist spots just by walking.
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^ You can get around the tourist areas with English but you'll find a lot of strange food on your plate and conversations will be limited.
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.But English is not very widespread among Spanish people, even among young ones.^ The towers are very narrow, the stairs within the towers are only wide enough for one person, and the bridges between the towers are narrow and packed with people.
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^ The thief ran very fast and even though some people tried to run after him, he was too quick.
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^ Please remind 90% of the people speaks Catalan, a 100% speaks spanish, so english is our third language.
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.They are kind and will make an effort to try to help you if you speak in English but their vocabulary will be very limited.^ They always try to cheat you to get money!
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^ I'm sure she was just trying to make me feel better, but she also thought it was good luck to have a pigeon shit on you (see a pattern yet?
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^ As to photography, autumn skies in Barcelona if you manage to miss the rains are the bluest I've ever seen and they make a dramatic backdrop to scenes aroudn the city.
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.If you do find a fluent English-speaking Barcelonian it is most likely to be born outside of Spain, usually a European or North American inmigrant (both groups being a very significant part of the city center inhabitants along with the not-so-well-integrated Asian and African inmigrants, who, of course, also often know English).^ Who you don't know.
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^ Its location in a quiet part of town allows you to enjoy the open air without missing out on living in a big city.
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^ Anita s B&B In Anita's Bed and Breakfast you will find a very relaxed and familiar atmosphere.
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What to see in the dark
The most spectacular sights in the night are:
  • Musical fountains, in Plaça d'Espanya. From Thursday to Sunday, May to October, 8:30PM. Each session lasts 30 minutes, with the last one starting at 11PM.
  • Casa Batlló.
  • Torre Agbar office tower, highlighted Fri-Sun 7-11PM.
  • City views from Montjuic hill
See the district articles: Ciutat Vella (Gothic Quarter), Eixample, Gràcia and Barceloneta for detailed listings of sightseeing, museums, churches and other individual places to see in Barcelona.

Overview

.Walk around the winding streets and hidden squares, fountains and palaces in the Barri Gòtic (Ciutat Vella).^ Apartment BANYS NOUS - Barri Gòtic - Ramblas Apartament, for 8 people, located between the Ramblas and Via Laietana, a 3 minutes walk from the Cathedral.
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^ Hotel H10 Racó del Pi Carrer del Pi, 7 08002 Barcelona (Ciutat Vella (Gòtic)) .
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^ Located in this point Located in this street Located in this area Hotel Montecarlo Rambla, 124 08002 Barcelona (Ciutat Vella (Gòtic)) .
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.If you are thinking of visiting several museums, an "articket" will save you some money.^ We have already recommended you to some friends of ours (John & Lena Evans) who are visiting Barcelona in March.
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^ You can buy the Airticket (20 a person) too and you can visit 3 museums as Picasso, la Fundactio Mir, Modern Art National Museum, La Pedrera.
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^ To inform yourself about the unique architecture of the city, you might want to visit the library and pull out some books on Antoni Gaudi, e.g., Gaudi of Barcelona .
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.It is a combined ticket costing €20 and coevering admission to eight museums.^ A single ticket costs, EUR 2.20.
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  • Harbour Cable Car, +34 (93) 430-47-16. Jun-Sep: 11AM-8PM. The 1450 metre long harbour aerial tramway with red cars connects Montjuic and Barceloneta. .It starts in Barceloneta on the top of 78 metre tall Torre San Sebastian tower, which has also a restaurant on its top accessible by an elevator.^ Once inside, you have the opportunity to take an elevator or walk to the top of one of the towers on the east side of the church.
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    It has an intermediate stop at Torre Jaume I tower (close Columbus monument), which can be reached by elevator from ground--107 metre tall tower, the second tallest aerial tramway support tower in the world. The final point of the tramway is Montjuic. Overall, the tramway is quite old (built in 1929), and the car is packed with tourists during the daytime--particularly sensitive for a stroller or a wheelchair. .Currently, the Torre San Sebastian tower in Barceloneta is temporarily closed for renovation, while two other stops work as usual. One-way €9.50, round trip €12.50.
    ^ It cost 7.50 euros, one-way.
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    ^ Most of the classicly styled buildings have a sculpture depicting a woman on one side of a shield and a man on the other, usually reclining.
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    ^ In many ways the glamour tie of the round with Bayern Munich who thumped Sporting 5-0 and 7-1 in two completely one-sided games in the last round against tournament favourites Barcelona.

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Estadi Olímpic Communication Tower, Barcelona
Estadi Olímpic Communication Tower, Barcelona
  • El Poble Espanyol, Av. Marques de Comillas, 13, +34(93)508-6300 (, fax: +34(93)508-6333), [36]. .A fake village built in 1929, with replicas of characteristic buildings in Spain (like the Avila walls, the Vall-de-roures town hall, etc).^ A project called PROCIVESA tried and succeeded on opening this depressed areas by building museums like the MACBA so that this towns are recieving more foreign and intern visitors.
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    .The village hosts the Fondation Fran Daurel, where you can enjoy an interesting Modern Art collection boasting Miró, Picasso, Tapiès and other, mostly Spanish and Catalan, contemporary artists.^ Joan Miró Museum (Fundacio Joan Miró): Joan Miró was a Catalan artist from the early 20th century.
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    ^ Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) mainly has 20th century, predominantly from Catalan, pieces of art on display in this museum.
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    ^ For English movies, remember to look for "VO" or "VOS" in the listing, unless you enjoy a dubbed-in-Spanish or dubbed-in-Catalan soundtrack.
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    The audio tour is very worthwhile here.
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  • Miramar viewpoint. .This is where you arrive by a harbour cable car.^ You will see much better views from the castle, Sagrada Familia or the cable cars.
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    ^ However, after you have visited the castle on the mountain, you can walk down to another cable car ride that takes you out to the ports.
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    Marvelous place in the spring, full of roses and fountains. Entrance to the cactus garden is nearby.
  • The Montjuïc Castle. .Provides a beautiful panorama view over the rest of the city.^ Carretera de les Aguiles - Path of the Eagles - Barcelona, Spain 5 miles “A beautiful run from Sarria up to Tibidabo with beautiful views of the city.”… Show on Map!
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    The Montjuic Castle is in the Montjuic Mount. .From the Montjuïc Castle, take the harbor cable car to Barceloneta for more splendid views.^ You will see much better views from the castle, Sagrada Familia or the cable cars.
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    ^ However, after you have visited the castle on the mountain, you can walk down to another cable car ride that takes you out to the ports.
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    A view of Barcelona from Montjuic
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    A view of Barcelona from Montjuic
  • Telefèric de Montjuïc cable cars [37].^ Cristbal de Moura 08019, Barcelona - view map .
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    ^ Barcelona city coast run - Barcelona, Spain 6 miles “Lovely run with 4.5km running along two passeig de maritim's with lovely views of the Barcelona's co”… Show on Map!
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    ^ Carrer de la Diputacio 08007, Barcelona - view map .
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    .Newer analogue of the harbour cable car that opened after total renovation in May 2007. Runs between Montjuic Funicular (Parc Montjuïc station) and Castell (Montjuic Castle).^ You will see much better views from the castle, Sagrada Familia or the cable cars.
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    ^ One will take you from the Funicular Railway (connects with the Parallel metro station) up Montjuic.
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    ^ However, after you have visited the castle on the mountain, you can walk down to another cable car ride that takes you out to the ports.
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    .Open hours: Apr, May and Oct: daily 10AM-7PM; Jun-Sep 10AM-9PM; Nov-Mar 10AM to 6PM. Adult: one-way: €6, round-trip €8.30. Child (4-12yrs): one-way €4.70, round-trip: €6.30.
  • Montjuic Funicular [38].^ One will take you from the Funicular Railway (connects with the Parallel metro station) up Montjuic.
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    .Runs from Metro Parallel to Joan Miró Museum.
  • Plaça d'Espanya.^ Joan Miró Museum (Fundacio Joan Miró): Joan Miró was a Catalan artist from the early 20th century.
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    Once used for public hangings, Placa d'Espanya was created for the 1929 World Exhibition. The fountain in the center of the square is a great attraction and plays music during the summer. .Plaça Espanya is located at the base of Montjuic mount.
  • FC Barcelona, [39].^ Hostel is located close to Diagonal and FC Barcelona Stadium 'Camp Nou'.
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    ^ AAE Barcelona Central Hostel AAE Barcelona Central Hostel, perfectly located a mere stone's throw from the famous Plaça Catalunya landmark where the airport bus...
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    ^ Pension Miami Small hotel located in Barcelona’s Old Town area, 150 meters from Las Ramblas and one kilometer from the Plaça Catalunya.
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    .If you're a football fanatic, then you can't miss a visit to Camp Nou, the home ground for Barcelona's biggest and most popular team and one of Europe's greatest footballing 'cathedrals'. FCB are the only major football club in the world that does not sell advertising space on its strip, and because the club does not want to spoil the aesthetics of its famous red and blue jersey.^ The world of football lost one of its most famous sons yesterday.

    ^ Nou Camp; (for football fan only) 6.
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    ^ Barcelona's most popular attractions.
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    While they now have a logo on their jersey, they pay for the privilege of using it—FCB contributes millions of euros a year to UNICEF. During the Franco era, FCB were the only way that suppressed Catalans could vent their anger against his dictatorship. Because of that, it became and stil is a symbol of Catalan identity. .Camp Nou is the biggest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 98,600 people, with shops and a museum of the club's history.^ Hostel is located close to Diagonal and FC Barcelona Stadium 'Camp Nou'.
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    ^ Camp Nou, Barça´s futbol stadium, and near Montjuic, Barcelona´s largest, mountainous park.
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    ^ Nou Camp Stadium .
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    .Match tickets start at about €42 and games hardly ever completely sell out, unless it is a match against the hated rivals Real Madrid (a match commonly dubbed El Clásico), one of the other top teams (currently Valencia or Sevilla) or in the Champions League.^ Selling is more than a job one is cut out or not cut out for.
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    With the quality in the current team, there are always a few goals, and it is nearly always a resounding win for Barca. .Stadium tours are not fantastic, and the audio tour is not really worth it also, but for a quick recent history of matches played there, consult the backs of the doors in the cubicles--most have a lot of graffiti championing their team that played here.^ Go there, it is really worth it.
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    ^ Before I realized it, I was already out the door and too embarrassed to go back.
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    ^ Parallel to Palau Real and back - Barcelona, Spain 9 miles “Running trace goes on bike routes, it's quite but in the everninh there is could be a lot of peoplr”… Show on Map!
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    .It is also unfortunate that the home team changing rooms are not open to the public, only the somewhat dated away dressing rooms, which are not that impressive.
  • FC Barcelona Tickets, Barcelona Football Club [40].^ Ciutat de Sant Adria Hotel Small family run hotel where guests will feel like at home, located in the centre of the Sant Adria town, only 5 km away from Barcelona.

    ^ Bet with Bet-at-home on Barcelona and a 50% first deposit bonus Buy your Barcelona tickets today Squad .
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    ^ During their only and unique concert in Barcelona in June 1965, The Beatles stayed in the Master Suite (Rooms 109-110-111) of the Hotel Avenida Palace!
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    .Official Ticket agent for FC Barcelona Tickets.^ "FC Barcelona tickets + accommodation" .
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    It is a little overpriced than in the stadium but you skip long queues and are assured with the seats you want, and the tickets will be sent to the hotel.
  • Botanical Garden farther after the stadium.

Museums

  • Caixa Fòrum, Plaça Espanya, [41]. This place hosts great exhibitions. Free entrance.
  • Joan Miró Museum, [42]. This museum is on the Montjuïc accessible by the metro (L3 Paral·lel and then the funicular). Treasured museum dedicated to Joan Miró and always has interesting temporary expositions on display. Entrance €8.
  • Military Museum. In the military fortification on the Montjuic. The museum was closed definitively on 24th May 2009.
  • Palau Nacional. .Hosts the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Catalan National Museum of Art).
  • MNAC (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) in the Palau Nacional, [43].^ National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC) features one of the biggest collections of Romanesque art in the world.
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    ^ Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) mainly has 20th century, predominantly from Catalan, pieces of art on display in this museum.
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    ^ You can buy the Airticket (20 a person) too and you can visit 3 museums as Picasso, la Fundactio Mir, Modern Art National Museum, La Pedrera.
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    .Has the single best collection of Romanesque art in the world, and a fine Gothic collection as well.^ National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC) features one of the biggest collections of Romanesque art in the world.
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    ^ Paintings by the artist are displayed, as well as other art collections from all over the world.
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    Includes the Pantocrator from the Taüll Romanesque church. Free on the first Sunday each month (but they close at 14:30).
  • Futboll Club Barcelona Museum, [44]. .This is one of Barcelona's most visited museums near the stadium.
  • Catalan Archaeological Museum, [45].^ Before I visited Barcelona, I had one impression.
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    ^ In collaboration with Xoxoa, one of the most renowned chocolatiers in the city, Wawas Barcelona Bombons offer the perfect combination of chocolate and art, and is a delicious snack or souvenir.
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    ^ Date of travel: Jun 2007 Barcelona is a beautiful city, wonderful sites, parks, museums and almost everything one could ask from a holiday destination.
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    Situated on the Montjuic, it exhibits archaeological findings from Catalunia from different periods.
  • Museu Etnologic (Catalan Ethnographical Museum), [46]. Passeig Santa Madrona, 16*22 (Montjuic); 934 246 807‎. This museum mainly exhibits exponents, which were imported by Catalan sailors as they explored the new world. Free on the first Sunday each month (11:00AM to 3:00PM)
  • El Museu de l'Esport Olímpic
  • The German Pavillion (El pavelló Alemany) A must-visit if you like architecture, it was designed by Mies van der Rohe.
Many museums have free entry on the first Saturday or Sunday of each month.
  • Tibidabo. .Located on the mountains of Barcelona (farther north from Gracia) and offers a spectacular view of the city (532 m high).^ Hotel HOSTAL D'UXELLES - Eixample Dret Hostel inaugurated in July 2001, located in the city center of Barcelona, from where you can easily reach most of the in...
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    ^ In collaboration with Xoxoa, one of the most renowned chocolatiers in the city, Wawas Barcelona Bombons offer the perfect combination of chocolate and art, and is a delicious snack or souvenir.
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    ^ Barcelona city coast run - Barcelona, Spain 6 miles “Lovely run with 4.5km running along two passeig de maritim's with lovely views of the Barcelona's co”… Show on Map!
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    This is a place where according some legends, the Devil tempted Jesus Christ offering him the whole world in exchange for his worship. At the top there is an awesome church, which offers panoramic views of the city. The church is almost surrounded (bizarrely) by a big funfair. You will also find an observatory and an ascendable communications tower nearby. To get there, take the metro to Av. .Tibidabo Station, then Tramvia Blau, and then Funicular up to the mountain.^ Tibidabo underground station and Tibidabo funicular.
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    ^ One will take you from the Funicular Railway (connects with the Parallel metro station) up Montjuic.
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    It takes a good hour or more from Sants, and a little longer from the center. The beautifully scenic walk down is lined with some un-missable Spanish architecture for your photo album. .You can not take photos very well from the tram, but the walk is wonderful.^ Once again, thank you very much for a wonderful weekend.
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    ^ If you're determined to take some photos, be prepared with a fast lens and ISO 800 or ISO 1600 film.
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    ^ Try to avoid showing expensive material with the brand 'steal me', and take care of the back pack, and the you can walk everywhere, at 4AM, and no trouble at all.
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    The cafe con leche at the cafe near the church is terrible. Try at the bottom of the funicular.
  • Monestir de Pedralbes, Baixada del Monestir, 9. A beautiful Gothic monastery near the university, there are a picture gallery (the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection), a museum which depicts the monastery life, a church, and a marvelous chapel covered with medieval frescoes.

Museums

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  • Museu de Ceramica (Ceramic Museum), Avenida Diagonal 686. At the Gaudi Pedralbes Palace, [47]
  • CosmoCaixa, [48].^ AC Diplomatic Situated right in the center of Barcelona, very close to the emblematic Paseo de Gracia and just a step away from Avenida Diagonal.

    .Isaac Newton 26; 932 126 050. The city's science museum and probably one of the best places to visit in Barcelona.^ Before I visited Barcelona, I had one impression.
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    ^ Phone: 932 126 050 .
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    ^ CosmoCaixa is the city's Science Museum and one of Europe's best.
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    .One of the best science museums in Europe.^ CosmoCaixa is the city's Science Museum and one of Europe's best.
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    Located near Avinguda del Tibidabo.

Gaudi architecture and Modernist Barcelona

.Gaudi architecture includes the Parc Güell, the still unfinished Sagrada Família and the houses; La Pedrera/Casa Milà and La Casa Batlló.^ Start at the Sagrada Familia, the church that Gaudi started in 1883 and that still isn't done.
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^ Hop a cab to the Casa Mila, an apartment house designed by Gaudi.
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^ Regarding the Gaudi sights, La Sagrada Familia is impressive but I felt Parc Guell and La Pedrera (Casa Milo) were better value as access is easier and there is no building noise or debris.
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The Ruta del Modernisme [49] run by Modernisme Centre (Pl. de .Catalunya, 17, subterráneo; phone +34 933 177 652): guidebook and discount voucher book for €12. Takes you round all the best Modernisme (art nouveau) buildings in Barcelona.^ Tel +34 933 152 265 Copyright 2009 Visit Barcelona SL. .
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^ Anyway, all this to say that A Brighter Place is once again back to bring you stories, ramblings and random stuff from Barcelona and Lisbon!
  • Barcelona ERASMUS Student Guide. Student Accommodation and Nightlife tips! 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC barcelona.brighterplace.com [Source type: General]

^ Between Madrid and Barcelona you can take the AVE, which can take you from one to another within 3 hours.
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.The main part of the route can be walked in a couple of hours, providing you don't stray too far from the main routes.^ The shops are very handy if you don’t want to travel far.
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.The Tourist Offices offer a pack that includes discounted tickets to many attractions such as La Pedrera and La Casa Batlló.^ We are a party hostel located in the centre of Barcelona, close to all the sites such as Casa Battl and La Pedrera and only a short walk to the main city square ...
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^ Located 10 mins walk from Las Ramblas giving easy access to all of Barcelona's tourist attractions.
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^ Casa Mila (La Pedrera): Casa Mila's undulating roof line is one of Barcelona's most iconic images.
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All can be seen from the outside for free.
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  • Casa Vicens, Gracia, C/de les Carolines 24 (buses 22, 24, 31, 32), [50].^ If you are walking up the Passeig de Gracia then take the 24 bus.
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    .The first building Gaudi has built himself in Barcelona.^ Barcelona is a medieval city surrounded by baroque quarters surrounded by the finest Modernista buildings (Spanish Art Nouveau, notably the architecture of Antoni Gaudi).
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    ^ Gaudi Hotel Elegant and stylish family run hotel set in a historical building just opposite the Park Guell, in the center of Barcelona.

    ^ Catalonia Corcega CATALONIA CORCEGA is in a prime location near the key Gaudi Modernist buildings and the Barcelona's best shopping, services and business area.

    Can be seen only outside, as it is a property of a private owner. .The only exception is May 22 every year, when it is open to "neighbours and citizens".  edit
    In Unesco World Heritage Sites list since 2005
  • La Pedrera (Casa Mila), (Diagonal metro station), [51].^ We are a party hostel located in the centre of Barcelona, close to all the sites such as Casa Battl and La Pedrera and only a short walk to the main city square ...
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    ^ From today onwards, every Saturday and holiday eves until the 18th of October, the metro will be open 24 hours.
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    ^ La Pedrera Casa Mi...
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    .Hosts a large exposition of Gaudi works, covering Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlio, not only La Pedrera itself.^ We are a party hostel located in the centre of Barcelona, close to all the sites such as Casa Battl and La Pedrera and only a short walk to the main city square ...
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    ^ Start at the Sagrada Familia, the church that Gaudi started in 1883 and that still isn't done.
    • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

    ^ In specific - Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, Gran Teatre Liceu, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Sagrada Familia, the Cathedral & other churches, and the Flamenco show.
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    .The exposition is a good place to start your exploration of Gaudi; it reveals many hidden details for the art novice. Entrance: approximately €10.
    ^ Gothic Point Hostel Placed in a building of the beginning of the century with details of modernist art, the hostel has b...
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    ^ If you want to step out of your hotel into a crowd, a hooker (after 10:00 pm), a pickpocket (anytime), etc., this is good advice.
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    ^ There are to many good places to put here now.
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  • Güell Park (Parc Güell), [52].^ La Ciutat Hostel Situated next to the Park Güell, 15 min.
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    ^ Barcelona's main point of interest such as Park of Labyrinths, Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell and many other beautiful places!
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    ^ Click on the title to see .
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    .This is on a hill overlooking Barcelona, so expect a relatively steep walk to the top (Gracia, Lesseps metro station, then follow arrows that are every 300 m); you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the whole city.^ We stayed outside the city and walked 2 blocks to the metro station.
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    ^ You can get a ticket that excludes the museum but lets you go up on top for the view.
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    ^ Maybe it's the holy week, you could find a lot of police stationed in every corner of the street.
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    .For more off the beaten track, the park can be also reached from metro Vallcarca.^ If you want to visit public places, fine, if you go off the beaten track be careful.
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    .The park has two distinct parts, a relatively undeveloped (and uncrowded) natural area near the top of the hill, and the more famous sculpture park below (really crowded most of the time).^ I personally never really felt very threatened by street crime, but then I was in a group of four or five most of the time so I'm sure that deterred most.
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    ^ I think Phil was right to emphasise the need for safety in Barcelona - most visitors will spend most of their time in the riskiest (central - as mentioned above) areas and so need to be careful.
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    ^ And I probably should have stressed the advantages of the city more but really Barcelona is such a famous and popular tourist destination that I didn't think I needed to.
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    The sculpture portion is full of walkways and other structures exhibiting the distinct and colorful style of Gaudi, including the famous terrace. The undeveloped part is isolated(?) from the sculpture park with a fence. .If you take the bus 24, it is full of pickpockets--be careful) Free entrance..
    ^ When you are travelling all over the world, you must always take care of your stuff.
    • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

    ^ In Barcelona, take care when you are going into Old town (Las Ramblas, Barceloneta), but that's it.
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    ^ In summary, Barcelona is beautiful and non-threatening (compared to the US) but you will be a victim of pickpockets if you don't take heightened precautions.
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Sagrada Família Crucifix
Sagrada Família Crucifix
  • Sagrada Família. .Getting up to the tower by elevator costs €2.5, and believe the signs that tell you that the wait could be 120 minutes to ascend.^ Take the elevator up one floor and you'll find yourself in the lobby.
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    ^ If you are AT ALL afraid of heights, then don't go up the towers!
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    ^ Once inside, you have the opportunity to take an elevator or walk to the top of one of the towers on the east side of the church.
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    .Previously, it was possible to go up the spiral stairs, but now, they allow you only to get back down.^ If soemthing is happening which you feel uncomfortable with, get up and walk off in the direction of a crowd, not down dark alleys.
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    ^ You won't have trouble backing up from the buildings.
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    ^ You only need to buy multizone tickets if you want to go to places as Sitges, Calella or Montserrat Abbey.
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    .The most impressive thing is to see Sagrada Família at night with lights on, this is the time when you understand why people say that it is built of bones.^ Why do you say that?
    • Barcelona Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Whit Stillman and Chris Eigeman movie 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I get indignant email from time to time telling me the things on my web page (see below) are false.
    • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Most people would tell you to stay on or just off La Rambla.
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    Entrance costs €11. Get the audio commentary for €4 as it is well worth it. .You will gain a much better appreciation of the Sagrada Família.^ You will see much better views from the castle, Sagrada Familia or the cable cars.
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    ^ Right on La Rambla you won't find much better than Amaya at #20, close to the column of Christopher Columbus.
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    Sagrada Família metro station. .At busy times, you would be well-advised to take snacks, refreshments and maybe even a personal music player to pass the time in the queue.
  • La Casa Batlló, [53].^ Most people would tell you to stay on or just off La Rambla.
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    ^ Do you think any cool Trade Fair girl would give you the time of day...
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    ^ Winter is a great time to go to avoid crowds and queues but remember that it will get VERY cold in the evening before heading back to the hotel after dinner!
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    9AM-8PM. .Often overlooked for La Pedrera, (also by Gaudi), La Casa Batllo is equally as stunning with its unique architecture and infamous two ornamental pillars in the entrance to the terrace.^ The most interesting is Gaudi's Casa Batllo.
    • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Regarding the Gaudi sights, La Sagrada Familia is impressive but I felt Parc Guell and La Pedrera (Casa Milo) were better value as access is easier and there is no building noise or debris.
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    ^ To inform yourself about the unique architecture of the city, you might want to visit the library and pull out some books on Antoni Gaudi, e.g., Gaudi of Barcelona .
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    .Open for visitors from ground floor to a roof, and down by an old-time elevator. Entrance: adults €16.5.
    ^ Torras This is a split level, ground floor apartment with stairs leading down to the bedroom on the undergr...
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Non-Gaudi modernisme:
  • Casa Amatller, [54] by Puig i Cadafalch, is a fine work of Modernisme. Open for visitors (free entrance), only ground floor. Check detailed photos and explanation of facade sculptures. .It also has a shop that sells fine chocolate (the Amatller family made its money out of cocoa).
  • Museum of Natural History in the Ciutadella Park (Barceloneta)
  • Stroll along the following famous streets:
    • Las Ramblas, a gorgeous tree-lined pedestrian walkway, the busiest and most lively street of the city.^ Its location in a quiet part of town allows you to enjoy the open air without missing out on living in a big city.
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      ^ One of the most famous streets in Spain, La Rambla runs through the Old City right down to the harbor.
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      ^ Barceloneta Bikes is one of the city's most affordable options and is located right near the harbor and beaches.
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      .Mostly occupied by tourists, expect to pay higher prices for food and drink.^ Prices were generally ok for food and drinks, apart from Mickeys on La Rambla.
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      ^ How much does the average student spend per month(mostly on student accommodation, drinks, fast-food and general nightlife!
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      .Avoid the groups of people supposedly betting on a game played on a cardboard table, they are thieves.^ I feel that Philip with his general warning makes people see thieves everywhere - and might miss them when they really are around, because they are really tricky!
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      .Head off into some of the side streets for a cheaper, more local, and authentic experience of Barcelona.
    • La Plaça Catalunya.^ I crossed the street and headed straight into a caf鬠but he had already given up on me.
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      ^ Apartments also mean that you get more of a feel for the city as you will probably be living side by side with the locals!
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      ^ In Barcelona, take care when you are going into Old town (Las Ramblas, Barceloneta), but that's it.
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      .Connecting all the major streets in the city, the Placa is known for its fountains and statues, and the central location to everything in the city.
    • El Portal de l'Àngel.^ The City's civic and political centre is situated in the square known as Plaça de Sant Jaume, where the palaces of the Generalitat and the Town Hall stand.
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      ^ Located in the heart of the Collserola Park with 25 hectares of gardens, forests, sports fields and 500 m from the metro which connects the hostel with the city centre ...
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      ^ Location: Passeig de Grcia Guest recommendation: 82% - 22 opinions Central location - Exclusive architectural features - Luxurious apartments - Wellness and fitness ce...
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      Large pedestrian walkway with many new and stylish shops to browse in.
  • Cruise miles of beachfront boardwalk starting from Barceloneta or get a tan on the beach.
Platja de la Barceloneta Looking onto Port Olímpic
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Platja de la Barceloneta Looking onto Port Olímpic
  • Sit on a wooden bridge to Maremagnum and cool your toes at the waters edge: with a book, sandwich or just for a short rest.
  • Wander the Barri Gotic, the largely intact medieval center of the city.
  • Enjoy your Sangria at La Placa Reial, near the La Rambla Street.^ Situated just 5 minutes from las Ramblas, the Port and the Olympic Park.
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    ^ Most people would tell you to stay on or just off La Rambla.
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    ^ The one absolute must for nightlife in Barcelona is a concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, a Modernista triumph in the Old City.
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    .Great place to sit,relax and drink.
  • Shake to the beat and dance the night away at one of Barcelona's 200 or so nightspots.
  • Walk in Born, a very popular area with great restaurants and places to have a few drinks.^ Barcelona is simply seething with wonderful places to eat and drink and at very reasonable prices - try and get a "Menu del dia" and you can get a 3 course meal with wine for 1200ptas upwards.
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    ^ Established in 1870, Restaurant Puda Can Manel is one of the best places in town for seafood.
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    ^ I have visited Barcelona 8 times and never been robbed or felt remotely under threat.I have walked the streets day and night its a fantastic place to visit.You just got to use some common sense and you'll be fine.Enjoy it.
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    .If your accommodation is on Rambla, Born is a great place to escape the crowds, enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and meet off-the-beaten track travellers and non-tourist-industry locals--especially in the evenings.
  • Stroll across the sand on the beach every Sunday night throughout the summer for live music, drinks and swimming.
  • Check out Gràcia: a neighbourhood just off Park Guell, full of local culture, few tourists, and tons of places for relaxing and eating.
  • Visit a Flamenco Show in a real tablao.^ Winter is a great time to go to avoid crowds and queues but remember that it will get VERY cold in the evening before heading back to the hotel after dinner!
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    ^ The Dykins family We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend Visit Barcelona to our friends, Moderista 2 was a lovely apartment and Barcelona was a fantastic place.
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    ^ If you want to visit public places, fine, if you go off the beaten track be careful.
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    Tablao de Carmen [55], which is situated in Poble Espanyol, offers a spectacular flamenco evening. .The entrance fee (€31) includes the 1.5-2 hour show, drink and free of charge entrance in Poble Espanyol.^ When you enter in this square on the right there is a place when you can go and drink something and each half hour there is a Flamenco show very nice to see (6 a person).
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    .A cheaper alternative is the flamenco night in jazzclub Jazz Si [56] in the Raval neighbourhood.
  • Ride the Cable Way to get from the sea front to Montjuïc mountain.^ However, after you have visited the castle on the mountain, you can walk down to another cable car ride that takes you out to the ports.
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    €7.50 for one-way ticket. .Rides on the Montjuic cable are not included in transit tickets like the Barcelona Card.
  • Check out Montjuïc and its green surroundings, where you can also admire the German minimalist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1929 Pavilion [57] or the interesting Caixa Forum building (right in front of the Pavilion).
  • Sit and sip on a coffee in Plaça dels Àngels, while admiring the whiteness of the MACBA [58] and the best street skate tricks in town.
  • Catch a performance at the beautiful Teatre del Liceu and the Palau de la Musica Catalana.
  • Rent a bike or join a Biketour and get to see the highlights of the city in a different way.^ Barcelona is a wonderful city with a lot to see.
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    ^ The one absolute must for nightlife in Barcelona is a concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, a Modernista triumph in the Old City.
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    ^ Realy excellend, like the beautiful town of Barcelona.
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    .Ride from the magic beaches of the Mediterranean, to Gaudí's modernist buildings through the medieval atmosphere of the Gothic Quarter.^ A 5 minute walk from the Ramblas and the beach is only 12 min walk away, this hostel is located in the Gothic Quarter.
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    ^ Designed in 1860 by Ildefons Cerdà, it is where countless modernist buildings can be found, the most important of which is Sagrada Família, the biggest project from Antoni Gaudí.
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    ^ Century Modernist building situated in Gracia, the Bohemian Quarter of Barcelona.
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    .More info: Biking in Barcelona [59].
  • Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc (Swimming pool on Montjuic), Av Miramar 31, 934430046, [60].^ I was there in late May 2001 I stayed at the Plaza Barcelona Hotel at Plaza de Espanya ($$$$) in Montjuic, not bad, felt like I was in the US. Top notch accommodations and a great view from the rooftop pool!
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    Mon-Fri 11.00-18.30. In the summer months July and August the outdoor swimming pool is open for public. This pool offers spectacular views over the whole city. .The pool is close to exit from the funicular that departs from metro station Parallel; metro ticket is a valid for the funicular. €5,05 for adults.^ One will take you from the Funicular Railway (connects with the Parallel metro station) up Montjuic.
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La Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc - for majestic swimming.^ To see all property types in Barcelona, click here Newsletter Signup .
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^ Click on the title to see .
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La Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc - for majestic swimming.

Learn

.For those wishing to make a real attempt at learning the language, there are plenty of Catalan and Spanish language schools in Barcelona.^ If you're going to learn a new language, Spanish is a good one.
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^ I wish I could speak Spanish but since that was not the case, I had to make it by with the little that I knew.
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^ To those who claim that Barcelona has no real crime problem: why then do the locals all walk around with the bags across their chests, held in front?
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  • The University of Barcelona [61]. .Tel: +34 952 222 998
  • C-2 Barcelona [62].^ Tel +34 933 152 265 Copyright 2009 Visit Barcelona SL. .
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    Tel: +34 932 72 16 34
  • UAB [63] Tel: +34 93 581 13 25
.BCN Languages [64] In Barcelona: Gracia, Sants, Eixample, Sagrada Família and Palma de Mallorca.^ Hotel Onix Rambla Rambla de Catalunya, 24 08007 Barcelona (Eixample) .
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^ Hotel Murmuri Barcelona Rambla de Catalunya, 104 08008 Barcelona (Eixample) .
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^ Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, 656 (08010) - Barcelona (Eixample) .
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  • Abla Lenguas [65] Tel: +34 902 106 589, email: idiomas247@gmail.com, C/de València 300 (planta principal). A young alternative to the big institutions. .Primarily private classes, so you can start any time and choose when you want your lessons, which makes it quite suitable for travellers.
  • Don Quijote [66] You can take 4-6 hours of courses a day.^ You sure you don't want to go?
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    ^ The shops are very handy if you don’t want to travel far.
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    ^ So many things happen in Barcelona and some of them are right under your nose and you just don't realise it.
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    All courses including beginner courses are taught entirely in Spanish.
.Barcelona is a huge city, so all individual listings should be moved to the appropriate district articles, and this section should contain a brief overview.^ My mother should move to Barcelona.
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^ Barcelona contains monuments and remains from all the different stages in its history, and therefore is a very old city with a rich and varied past.
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^ Read our brief city guide to Barcelona below to help you decide if a weekend getaway or short break in Barcelona is what you want, then click on Barcelona short break packages to view our short break packages to Barcelona.
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.Please help to move listings if you are familiar with this city.^ Read our brief city guide to Barcelona below to help you decide if a weekend getaway or short break in Barcelona is what you want, then click on Barcelona short break packages to view our short break packages to Barcelona.
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^ Please let me know if I can help you and suggest you some places to go.
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.Most shops and Shopping malls are closed on Sundays because of law restrictions, but not all.^ Our guide book gave at least 4 good vegetarian restaurants but we only got to try one of them because they all seemed to close for the day at 4pm!
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.On the Ciutat Vella area as well as the Barceloneta area you will find plenty of small fashion shops, souvenir shops and small supermakets open on Sundays.^ Located in this point Located in this street Located in this area Hotel Montecarlo Rambla, 124 08002 Barcelona (Ciutat Vella (Gòtic)) .
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^ Terry's description and has plenty of nice restaurants and shopping areas.
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^ You can get around the tourist areas with English but you'll find a lot of strange food on your plate and conversations will be limited.
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.Moreover on the the Port Vell, right at the end of The Ramblas there's Maremagnum a Shopping Mall that stays open all Sundays.^ I spent a week there in the spring of 2000, stayed in a hotel in the old part of the city (Barri Gotic) away from La Rambla and never felt unsafe.
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^ Sylvia’s Guest House Guesthouse in the old fishermen district, walking distance from the Port Vell (old harbor), end of Ramblas, Park de la...
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^ The aquarium is open until 9:00 pm and is on the harbor, behind the Maremagnum shopping center, directly across a footbridge from La Rambla.
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  • Secondhand English books in Grácia.
  • La Central del Raval is a bookshop with really 'huge selection' of books on art, architecture and design.^ Barcelona is also a mecca for art-lovers, galleries sporting the works of Miro and Picasso, and the buildings reflecting the eccentric designs of Gaudi and his more contemporaries.
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    .C/ Elisabets, 6 (between MACBA and La Ramblas).^ (Cathedral, Picasso Museum, Palau de la Musica, Gaudí architectures, MACBA, Las Ramblas...
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    [67]
  • El Corte Inglés, [68]. .Spanning several floors and several buildings, and in several locations around town, you can find anything and everything in this department store, from gastronomy to pneumatics.^ Its location in a quiet part of town allows you to enjoy the open air without missing out on living in a big city.
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    ^ Take the elevator up one floor and you'll find yourself in the lobby.
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    ^ Accommodations are many, restaurants abound,there is a metro station, and there are several camera stores (some with Fuji film prices similar to B&H,NYC)around University Square - centrally located in Barcelona.
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    Tax return checks are made on a separate floor of the store, whatever are your purchases. See review for the whole chain in the Spain article.
  • Fnac, [69]. .Sells books, music, games, and many other interesting items.^ Barcelona's main point of interest such as Park of Labyrinths, Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell and many other beautiful places!
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    .Fnac is in the El Triangle shopping center in Plaza Catalunya (Opposite El Corte Inglés).
  • Maremagnum.^ The aquarium is open until 9:00 pm and is on the harbor, behind the Maremagnum shopping center, directly across a footbridge from La Rambla.
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    Nice shopping mall by the sea at the end of The Ramblas. The only shopping mall in the city open on Sunday and public holidays. .Clothes: mostly mass-market brands; no independent designers; only a few outlets of national chains  edit
  • Kelkom, • Gràcia's neighborhood.^ But even though they say 'no', they really mean that they know only a few words.
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    Street Còrsega 393. Between Bruc and Girona Street.Underground L5 Verdaguer ó L3 Diagonal. .Shop of gifts and accessories where you can find from necklaces, earrings, bracelets, shirts, bags, clocks, gifts and many things more, of different styles and prices.
  • La Boqueria.^ So many things happen in Barcelona and some of them are right under your nose and you just don't realise it.
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    ^ If you yearn for broccoli, you might have to buy it yourself at La Boqueria, the covered market off La Rambla.
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    ^ Eating out could be quite expensive in the city centre, but if you have the time to wander around you can find very decent places for a very decent price, either in the city centre or in the outskirts.
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    In Ciutat Vella. Large public market with a diverse range of goods and produce. Enjoy freshly squeezed organic fruit juices for 1€ per cup.  edit
  • Cacao Sampaka [70] (C/. .Consell de Cent, 292), Xocoa or The Chocolate Factory are must for chocolate lovers.^ Aragó Street and Consell de Cent.
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    ^ Consell de Cent 08001, Barcelona - view map .
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    ^ Consell de Cent 08013, Barcelona - view map .
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    .There's also a Chocolate Museum in Carrer Comerç, 36. The Museum is rather lousy: it consists just of one room next to a cafe.^ I don't buy that there's just one girl who's right for you.
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    ^ You can get a good room in one of the "pensiones" just off La Ramble or in aother part sof town.
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    ^ There are 500 rooms packed into one of the tallest buildings in Spain, smack on the Port Olimpic yacht harbor.
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    Different sculptures made of chocolate build the core of the exposition. Do not expect much information about recepies or different chocolate types. This part of the exposition is really rudimentary and provides at most 3-4 text paragraphs.
The sign of the famous shop.
The sign of the famous shop.
  • Happy Pills, C/. Els Arcs. A petite candy store located next to the Cathedral Square noted for resembling a pharmacy and packaging their product in plastic medication bottles or first aid kits.  edit
  • Art Montfalcon, Boters 4 (Final Portaferrisa), 93 301 13 25 (), [71]. Probably the largest souvenir shop in the city at 1000 sq. m. Almost no ordinary souvenir-shop trivialities; really good choice of creative and artistic souvenirs: watches, plates, jewellery, mugs. Creative mechanical toys: spiders etc. .The only missing thing is Kukuxumusu, but there is a choice of other souvenir t-shirt brands.  edit
  • There is a lovely shop in Carrer Bisbe selling crafts including miniature versions of the dracs (dragons) and gigants (giants) that feature in Catalan processions and fiestas.^ Fundactio Miro with very abstract art, go there only if you like this things because it is quite big.
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    ^ The best thing for us was that we could see not only tourists but the ordinary people also in shops buying their every day food as we did too!
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    ^ There are dozens of other events and festivals though, including: .
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    .El Ingenio, in Carrer Raurich, sells the real ones and is worth a visit just to look - you can also buy confetti, jokes, rubber snakes and other amusements.
  • Wawas Barcelona, c/Carders, 14 (off Via Laietana, near Picasso Museum), (+34) 93 319 79 92, [72].^ Before I visited Barcelona, I had one impression.
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    ^ The Laberinto Park in Barcelona can be worth visiting too.
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    ^ Here you can buy the Barcelona ticket.
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    Mon-Sat 11-2, 5-8:30. .A truly new and innovative souvenir shop featuring its own line of postcards, magnets, mugs and trays, all of which being of artistic images of a Barcelona we see every day but hardly ever stop to look at.^ Every day I see that I’m in the right direction.
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    ^ It is a lovely place to come home to after a busy day at Barcelona's museums or just going shopping!.
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    ^ Guests will enjoy the best location in Barcelona close to all there is to see.
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    .Also offers chocolate bars by Xocoa, one of the most renowned chocolatiers in Barcelona, wrapped in a photo of the city.^ We present one of the most comprehensive selections of Barcelona hotels available through the web, with detailed information on the hotels facilities, photos, maps, and secure reservation forms.

    ^ Barcelona has a wide range of choices: from the finest and most expensive restaurants, passing through a middle point, to the cheapest ones.
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    ^ The one absolute must for nightlife in Barcelona is a concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, a Modernista triumph in the Old City.
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    .Wawas sells guidebooks, and has a selection of products and gifts designed, made, and marketed by the best designers and creators in Barcelona.^ Hostelworld.com brings you online bookings at the best selection of hostels in Barcelona.
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    ^ Find the best Barcelona hostel deals using the search wizard on the right or select a Barcelona hostel from the list below.
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    A must-see for visitors and locals alike.
     edit
  • Stamps are actually sold in 'Tabacs' or tobacconists. .Once you know what they look like, you'll notice them on every block or so.^ Would suggest; look confident and know where you're going.
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    ^ They'll get to you in crowds, on escalators, while you shop, etc.
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    ^ If you like paella, you'll be happy here.
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    To post your mail, you need to find one of the yellow letter box located rather infrequently along the sidewalks.
Places to avoid:
.
  • The souvenir shopping scattered throughout the Barri Gotic (the old city) and all along La Rambla are tourist traps, none of them sell Catalan or Spanish products but the typical array of Chinese general souvenirs, they should be avoided.
  • Bolsos Turo - Pilar Guardia Located in the Sant Antoni neighbourhood, at 10 min from Ramblas and Plaza de Universitat you will find this Spanish Leather Bags and Accessories shop.^ Central location, only 10 minutes to Plaza Catalunya, and La Rambla.
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    ^ Located 10 mins walk from Las Ramblas giving easy access to all of Barcelona's tourist attractions.
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    ^ Located 1 min from Las Ramblas, 5 min to Plaza Catalunya and 10 min to the beach.
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    .Calle Manso 76 (Cornering Ronda Sant Pau).^ Ronda Sant Pau 08001, Barcelona - view map .
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    ^ Theresa Holmstedt Jensen We recently rented your apartment in Ronda Sant Pau.
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    ^ Helen Weston We have had an amazing honeymoon here on Ronda Sant Pau.
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    Metro L2 Sant Antoni or L3 Poble Sec. .Bolsos Turo is a shop for affordable and fashionnable leather handbags, suitcases, travel bags, leather belts and more.
  • Kelkom Barrio de Gracia.^ Located on Paseo de Gracia, which is a great central location, close to shops, restaurants, bars.
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    Street Còrsega 393. Among Bruc and Girona. Metro L5 Verdaguer or L3 Diagonal. .Gift shop and accessories where you can find everything from jewellery, shirts, handbags, watches, gifts and much more, of different styles and prices.
  • Designers and chic fashion clothes are widely available in Born (Jaume I Metro station).
  • Most of the luxury international brands can be found at Passeig de Gracia.
  • Amateur, c/Riera Baixa 16, Raval (m.^ Street Musicians: Passeig de Gracia .
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    ^ Appartement Passeig de Gracia , 4 pers.
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    ^ Located on Passeig de Gracia, Barcelonas most pre...
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    .Liceu / Sant Antoni), +34 93 329 1721 ().
    ^ Ronda Sant Pau 08001, Barcelone, Espagne - Réservations: +34 93 184 5014 - Voir carte .
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    Mon-Sat 10:30AM-2:30PM, 4:30-8:30PM. Small boutique shop featuring several independent designers.  edit
  • Custo Barcelona, [73]. .Popular designer clothing brand with 3 stand alone stores--plus Ministry of Sales (Placa del Pi, 2).  edit
  • Juan-Jo Gallery, C/Elisabets 20, El Raval.^ The prettiest budget hotel is the Hostal Jardi, on the Placa del Pi.
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    ^ We had a balcony to Placa del Pi, and one night we got stuff for a picnic at the Boqueria market and had a nice picnic dinner in the balcony, overlooking the Placa full of people and street musicians.
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    .50 meters to MACBA Museum.
    (m.Liceu/plaça Catalunya), 933028900 (), [74].
    ^ Pension Miami Small hotel located in Barcelona’s Old Town area, 150 meters from Las Ramblas and one kilometer from the Plaça Catalunya.
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    11.00-20.30. Fashion leather. Jaquets, bags, hats and complements designed and made in Barcelona with Spanish leather.  edit
  • La Gauche Divine. .See in Ciutat VellaA multi-functional space that combines fashion, music, art and design.  edit
  • Jordi Labanda, C/del Rosselló, 232 (between Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia), +34(93)496-1403 (), [75].^ Street Musicians: Passeig de Gracia .
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    ^ Went down from Verdaguer to Passeig de Gracia and was switching to the green line down to Catalunya.
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    ^ I've stayed in the Gran Hotel Havana on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 647 (+34 93 412 1115, fax 412 2611).
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    Brand store of famous Spanish designer.  edit
  • Lluch Sabates, d'Avinyo 14. Tempting Italian shoe store with gorgeous designs. Features oXs.  edit
  • Miriam Ponsa, Career de la Princesa, 14. .Boutique shop offering designer wares.  edit
  • Nice Day, Nice Things, 1) Maremagnum shopping center; 2) Carrer de Pau Claris, 172, +34(932)157-479, [76].^ AC Vilamari Placed near the Plaza de Espana and the "Fira de Barcelona" in the city center, offering convenient facilities and comfortable accommodations.

    ^ The aquarium is open until 9:00 pm and is on the harbor, behind the Maremagnum shopping center, directly across a footbridge from La Rambla.
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  • Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, C/ Consell De Cent 314, 932 155 288.^ Aragó Street and Consell de Cent.
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    ^ Consell de Cent 08001, Barcelona - view map .
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    ^ Consell de Cent 08013, Barcelona - view map .
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  • Camper, multiple locations, [77].^ The one absolute must for nightlife in Barcelona is a concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, a Modernista triumph in the Old City.
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    ^ Advance Hotel Comfortable hotel housed in a historical building located in the commercial center of Barcelona, close to the Placa Catalunya, Las Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia.

    ^ Carrer de la Diputacio 08007, Barcelona - view map .
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    (10AM-10PM; vacation from mid-Aug to Sep 5). Standalone store at El Triangle shopping center at Placa de Catalunya seem to have widest choice of models and sizes in the city.  edit

With children

Brands

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  • Bobolino brand is good value-for-money garments for babies.^ Somnio This brand new hostel, just a short distance from Las Ramblas, offers good value accommodation for young travelers in a...
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    Sold in Maremagnum and other malls.

Stores

  • La Pedrera (Casa Mila). .At the exit from museum part (same floor as The Pedrera Apartment), La Pedrera hosts a small toys store.^ Serenity Apartments Raval Small hostel, totally centric (just two blocks from LAS RAMBLAS) and 10 minutes walking from Plaza C...
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    ^ Parc de la Ciutadella, just to the east of the Old City, contains a small zoo, several museums and important Modernista fountains and sculpture.
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    .Mid-XX century-style metal toys (including musical boxes and whirligigs); fascinating books with pop-up pages (especially check Alice in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, €30 each).^ From 01-Feb-10 to 11-Feb-10: Early booking offer (up to 30 days before arrival).
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    ^ From 18-Feb-10 to 18-Feb-10: Early booking offer (up to 30 days before arrival).
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    ^ From 13-Feb-10 to 14-Feb-10: Early booking offer (up to 30 days before arrival).
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    Check also several books How to Speak to Children About Art from several galleries (Tate Gallery, Metropolitan Museum). To get to the shop, you need to buy a standard ticket to La Pedrera.
  • There is a underground mall somewhere between Placa del Pi and Born area, with a good selection of child shops.
.Barcelona is a huge city, so all individual listings should be moved to the appropriate district articles, and this section should contain a brief overview.^ My mother should move to Barcelona.
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^ Barcelona contains monuments and remains from all the different stages in its history, and therefore is a very old city with a rich and varied past.
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^ Read our brief city guide to Barcelona below to help you decide if a weekend getaway or short break in Barcelona is what you want, then click on Barcelona short break packages to view our short break packages to Barcelona.
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.Please help to move listings if you are familiar with this city.^ Read our brief city guide to Barcelona below to help you decide if a weekend getaway or short break in Barcelona is what you want, then click on Barcelona short break packages to view our short break packages to Barcelona.
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^ Please let me know if I can help you and suggest you some places to go.
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.Barcelona's cuisine is inconsistent in quality, as with all highly touristic cities, but good food does exist at reasonable prices.^ I'm not much of a city tourist at all, but I found Barcelona to be a really great time.
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^ And I probably should have stressed the advantages of the city more but really Barcelona is such a famous and popular tourist destination that I didn't think I needed to.
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^ Balmes apartments Located at the heart of Barcelona, you could discover all the main places of the city.
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.The golden rule of thumb applies well in Barcelona; to save money and get better food, look for places off the beaten track by fellow travellers and seek out cafes and restaurants where the locals frequent.^ I find that the following tips are golden rules for travel photography...
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^ Just say to the writer of the article, that if he lived in Barcelona he could have spent a little more money to find a decent place to live.
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^ Barcelona City Ramblas Hostel Barcelona City Ramblas is our "low cost" hostel: for people that look for a place to see the city a...
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Where to eat during siesta
.Majority of restaurants and cafes are closed between 4PM and 8PM for migdiada.^ Our guide book gave at least 4 good vegetarian restaurants but we only got to try one of them because they all seemed to close for the day at 4pm!
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If you failed to plan for that, here are some places you can eat during this period:
  • tapas in bars (not too healthy nor cheap to substitute a full meal)
  • international chains
  • selected restaurants who are flexible enough to cater for tourists all day long: Origen 99.9%, Udon, Vegetalia.
Most restaurants (and some bars) offer a menú del dia (menu of the day), which usually means a simple and unpretentious two course meal (one salad, main dish and a drink; plus a desert sometimes), 3 or 4 options each, with a drink and a dessert, for €8 to €15-20, depending on a restaurant. .During the week, some smart restaurants offer lunch specials from 2PM to 4PM. The savvy traveler will try the hip places for a fraction of the price during the day.^ Our guide book gave at least 4 good vegetarian restaurants but we only got to try one of them because they all seemed to close for the day at 4pm!
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^ I also have first hand accounts of women trying to sell me twigs while during my week long stay in Sevilla (Seville).
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A good idea is to avoid restaurants with touts outside.
.The bigger restaurants (more than 100 square meters) have non-smoking areas.^ Be cautioned, however, that Phil is right: pickpocketing in the city, especially in the old city (the Cathedral Square area) is more than rampant.
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In most of the smaller places smoking is permitted.

Dishes

.You can get food from any part of the world in Barcelona, but make sure you try some Catalan food.^ We have already recommended you to some friends of ours (John & Lena Evans) who are visiting Barcelona in March.
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^ If you rent a car, you'll find that a 100-mile drive from Barcelona will take you to some of the most interesting sights in Spain.
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^ I don't think anyone here is trying to say that Barcelona is uncivilized, they are just saying to be smart when you go.
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.The selection of seafood is consistently great, although not a lot of it is local (this part of the Mediterranean is pretty well fished-out).^ We all had a great stay in Barcelona and the apartments worked out very well despite not being what we had originally booked!
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.A treat to try that no travel guide mentions is waffles sold at street stands.^ As for mentioning bad parts of a city in a photo (or any other travel guide), I think it would be irresponsible of Philip or other writers to not warn people away from a dangerous area.
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They will tempt you with their mouth watering smell and taste.
Even though tapas restaurants are now all over the city, tapas itself originated in Andalusia in the south of Spain and is NOT native to Catalan cuisine. .Catalans generally eat three course meals (appetizer, main dish and dessert) and would more likely go for a pre-dinner drink and pintxos (Basque counterpart for tapas) at a Basque taverna than for a meal consisting entirely of the new trend in tapas-only dining.^ Barcelona is simply seething with wonderful places to eat and drink and at very reasonable prices - try and get a "Menu del dia" and you can get a 3 course meal with wine for 1200ptas upwards.
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^ Only got to spend 1 day in Madrid, and this is where I would most like to return to.
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^ Budget for 5-8 euros for lunch, 10 euros for dinner and 15-20 euros if you want to splash out a bit for a 3 course meal.
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.As you travel to smaller towns in Catalonia outside of Barcelona, it isless likely that you will find tapas and more likely to see restaurants serving traditional Catalan food in three courses.^ The more I travel the more I like my city.
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^ Barcelona is a BIG town, but I would advice to any tourist to travel a couple of days to smaller towns around, one day trip with the train (I take it everyday and they work fine) can take you to very interesting towns where you will be able to "feel Catalonia" and the modernistic architecture of the begining of the century (XXth that is :-) About "personal security"...
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^ Dancatoria just outside the centre is great (ages 20 - 45) as is Xampenyet (tapas bar where they ply you with their own cava).
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Areas to eat

.A popular quarter for Barcelona's citizens is Barceloneta, where you can try fish based dishes, such as Paella (a name that may hide many different kinds of rice concoctions) or Arròs negre (Black Rice), that takes its colour because it is made using squid ink.^ And I probably should have stressed the advantages of the city more but really Barcelona is such a famous and popular tourist destination that I didn't think I needed to.
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^ In summary, Barcelona is beautiful and non-threatening (compared to the US) but you will be a victim of pickpockets if you don't take heightened precautions.
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^ Hostal Alogar Barcelona welcomes many different people who go to the heart of the city for medical treatements, to...
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.It's a very good place to eat tapas as well.^ And go for it - its one of the best places to be - try all the bars as well - they have a very extensive bar culture that has to be seen to be believed.
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Gracia, Ciutat Vella, Eixample and Poble Sec also offer a wide range of restaurants.
.For budget eating you may choose "menu del dia" in small bars on the Avinguda del Parallel for €9-€11 per person.^ Barcelona is simply seething with wonderful places to eat and drink and at very reasonable prices - try and get a "Menu del dia" and you can get a 3 course meal with wine for 1200ptas upwards.
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Be aware that sometimes the menu and the staff are only in Spanish.
.The large cafes that line the Passeig de Gracia and the Rambla de Catalunya, just north of the Plaça de Catalunya, offer a variety of acceptable tapas.^ It is just north of the Old City, a 10-minute walk from La Rambla, a 10-minute walk from the major works of Gaudi, and convenient for driving and parking.
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^ I'll extremly recommend "Txapela", a restaturant in "Passeig de Gràcia" at 30 seconds from "Plaça Catalunya".
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^ If you are walking up the Passeig de Gracia then take the 24 bus.
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.This part of the town is quite touristy and a bit expensive.^ Food is a bit more expensive here than other parts of Spain.
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Pricing

€10 is the lowest price for a standard .menu del dia; for less it can be only canteen or budget-style eating--or fast food.^ Barcelona is simply seething with wonderful places to eat and drink and at very reasonable prices - try and get a "Menu del dia" and you can get a 3 course meal with wine for 1200ptas upwards.
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This guide uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Up to €10
Mid-range €10 - €25
Splurge €25 and up

Budget

Groceries

In several supermarkets you can find a wide stall with a great selection of ready-to-eat dishes. You can get a two-course lunch for less than €5.

Non-Catalan Cuisine

.Döner Kebab: There is no shortage of Döner (more commonly known as Gyro) stands in Barcelona, offering tasty beef or chicken and salad in toasted flatbread for around €3.50. Gyro is the Greek name and version of the Turkish doner-kebab and it is unlike any kebab you have ever had in the US (but like anywhere else in Europe)!^ If you are one of those losers that gawks around sort of stunned-like without a thought in the world whilst on holiday, then you may get targetted.
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^ Next he wanted us come around the corner to find water fromsomewhere, but there was no water there.
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^ In summary, Barcelona is beautiful and non-threatening (compared to the US) but you will be a victim of pickpockets if you don't take heightened precautions.
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Delicious! .You could live on these things for a week!^ Maybe it's the holy week, you could find a lot of police stationed in every corner of the street.
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  • Bella Istanbul (1: Barceloneta Pg. .Joan de Borbo 2; 2: Carrer Industria 164, near to the Sagrada Familia--metro "Hospital de Sant Pau") The most famous and cheapest Döner Kebab in the city.^ Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia hostel.
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    ^ It is here where the fun begins...Welcome to the famous Albareda Hostel, located in the heart of Barcelona, the most exciting city in Europe.
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    ^ One of the most famous streets in Spain, La Rambla runs through the Old City right down to the harbor.
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    .They have got my favorite food in the city for only 3.50€.^ The article and photos captured barcelona perfectly...it is one of my absolute favorite cities.
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    Very delicious.
.Also you can consider the Asiatic offer, with a lot of Chinese, Japanese and Indian restaurants.^ Suite Gaudi Barcelona We offer you beautiful spacious rooms with maximum comfort and lots of natural light.
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Specialties to take away in: Noodle and Wok to Walk. (in carrer de l'hospital or c/ Escudellers.)

Vegetarian

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  • La Riera in C/ Regent Mendieta, 15 - Les Corts (at next to football club Barcelona, Metro L5 Collblanc) Tel.629574268 / 650429440. One of the best Vegetarian Restaurants in Barcelona; cheap and tasty.^ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 08011, Barcelona - view map .
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    ^ Hotel Ronda Lesseps Modern hotel situated in Barcelona’s city centre, 400 meters from Lesseps Metro Station and one kilometer from Parc Guell.
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    ^ Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 08010, Barcelona - view map .
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    .HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Price (Menu): 8,60€
  • BioCenter in C/Pintor Fortuny, 2 offers cheap and tasty vegetarian and vegan food.
  • Comer y no Bombas (location variable) shares free vegan food.
  • Govinda, 04,Plaza Vila de Madrid (Walk through the entrance to Citadines Hotel and go past the hotel into the area behind it), +34 93 318 77 29, [78].^ I've stayed in the Gran Hotel Havana on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 647 (+34 93 412 1115, fax 412 2611).
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    ^ I opted for a shortcut down to the park at Montjuic instead of walking back to Plaza de Espanya or taking the bus down to town, two young men attacked me from behind in the middle of the afternoon in the park.
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    ^ Fresh and Ready is a sandwich and salad chain with an English menu and a reasonable selection of vegetarian food.
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    20:30 - 23:45. is just 2 min from the Rambla. .This restaurant serves only vegetarian food.^ Our guide book gave at least 4 good vegetarian restaurants but we only got to try one of them because they all seemed to close for the day at 4pm!
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    The food is mostly of Indian cuisine and very delicious. Try the thali here.
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  • Veg World, C/Bruniquer 26, Gràcia (Take the left from Joanic Metro station and walk for 5 min.^ Hotel Ronda Lesseps Modern hotel situated in Barcelona’s city centre, 400 meters from Lesseps Metro Station and one kilometer from Parc Guell.
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    ^ One will take you from the Funicular Railway (connects with the Parallel metro station) up Montjuic.
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    ^ We stayed outside the city and walked 2 blocks to the metro station.
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    The restaurant is on the left side of the street.
    ), +34 93 210 70 56 (). Tues to Sat 12:45PM to 4PM & 8PM to 11PM, Sun 12:45PM to 4PM, Closed Monday. is a restaurant that serves only vegeratian food - mainly Indian dishes. .This may be the only place in Barcelona where you can get Masala Dosa.^ You'll get surprised and maybe you'll realize that maybe there are places not so civilized as Barcelona.
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    ^ Balmes apartments Located at the heart of Barcelona, you could discover all the main places of the city.
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    ^ Nest Hostel Barcelona by Feet Up Hostels Are you looking for a place that is welcoming, friendly, clean, spacious, fun and personalized?
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    The food is delicious.
    05-15€.  .'eat', 'Barcelona');return false;" title="click to edit Veg World">edit
  • Maoz [79] offers excellent vegan falafel (including unlimited salad) for around €4. There are several around Barcelona including one on 95, La Rambla, about 10 minutes walk from Pl Catalunya.
  • Vegetalia, 54, Escudellers st., +34 93 317 33 31, [80].^ About eating, Barcelona really have a very wide offer.
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    ^ For one-stop shopping, including a traditional souvenir selection, try the huge department store El Corte Ingles ("The English Cut", referring to its origins selling men's suits) on Placa Catalunya (north tip of La Rambla).
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    ^ I didn't think Phil overdid the pickpokets much, it depends where abouts you are in Barcelona, There is a LOT of pickpocketing on Las Ramblas, La Place de Catalunya, and the Sidestreets and alleys around Las Ramblas, I went down Las Ramblas and the sidstreets around it and we got followed by a gang of pickpokets and when we went back on to the Ramblas a couple came up to someone in our group with a newspaper, one of the two tricked them into reading it while the other one snatched her handbag.
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    10:00 - 00:00. Offers excellent organic vegetarian foods, as a compliment to the restaurant there's a store carries the full range of Vegetalia products as well as other well-sourced organic foods. The staff are friendly and the prices reasonable. 5-10€.  .'eat', 'Barcelona');return false;" title="click to edit Vegetalia">edit
  • Bestial C/Ramón Trias Fargas 2-4. Fabulous lunch specials to be enjoyed on their great beach terrace on warm sunny days.^ Just returning from a fine 14 days holiday in Barcelona I would like to add a few comments.
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    Dinner tends to be quite expensive, thus lunch is the value for money option.
  • Hisop, passage Marimon 20, [81]. One of the most promising cuisines in Barcelona with excellent wine service. Mains around € 20.
  • Dos Cielos, Pere IV, [82]. Intimate dining atmosphere with eclectic cuisine. Well worth the visit.
  • Sky Food Bar, Pere IV, [83] Modern atmosphere, Mediterranean style with traditional Catalonian influence with full bar.

Traditional Catalan cuisine

  • Can Punyetes, C/Maria Cubi 189. A very traditional Catalan restaurant favored by locals. Menu in Catalan, but it's worth the risk, the food is delicious.  edit
  • El Glop, three locations, [84]. Excellent Catalan meals at a price within most budgets. Allow about €20 per person, although you could get out of there for half of that if you let the price dictate your choice of dishes.  edit
    .
  • Braseria El Glop, C/de Casp, 21, +34 93 318 75 75, [85].^ I've stayed in the Gran Hotel Havana on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 647 (+34 93 412 1115, fax 412 2611).
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     edit
  • Taverna El Glop, Sant Lluís, 24 (intersection of Sant LLuís/Montmany), +34 93 213 70 58, [86].  edit
  • Els Quatre Gats (Four Cats), Carrer Montsio, 3 bis, +34 93 302-41-40 (), [87]. Frequented by tourists, Els Quatre Gats, is the successor to the famous cafe where Gaudi drank and Picasso exhibited, in a fine Modernisme building by Puig i Cadafalch. The cooking is of a high quality (if it's not onion soup). The wine list (and wine recommendations) can be quite pricey. The decor is quite old fashioned, while the attentive staff are dressed formally. .Local visitors for dinner are either over 40s or families with children. Menu del dia (1PM-4PM Mon-Sat): €24 on Sat; main courses typically ~€17 and up (VAT not included).^ Barcelona is simply seething with wonderful places to eat and drink and at very reasonable prices - try and get a "Menu del dia" and you can get a 3 course meal with wine for 1200ptas upwards.
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  • La Flauta Carrer Aribau, 27. Many local business people come to dine here during the week.^ A lot of people come here.
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    ^ CLICK HERE TO SPEAK WITH A TRADE SHOW TRAVEL SPECIALIST. Thousands of businessmen come to Barcelona trade fairs and Barcelona trade shows each year due to the city’s historical and commercial attractiveness.
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    ^ It seems that many people here isist in showing Barcelona as an uncivilized city.
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    .The ever changing menu del dia (menu of the day) costs around €10 and will fill you up with delicious Catalan cuisine that is well prepared and equally well presented.^ Taxis in Barcelona are inexpensive but you've got about a 1 in 10 chance of a driver taking you around in circles.
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    ^ Barcelona is simply seething with wonderful places to eat and drink and at very reasonable prices - try and get a "Menu del dia" and you can get a 3 course meal with wine for 1200ptas upwards.
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    ^ I believe it was 10 EU a day if you made use of it.
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    The Crema Catalana, similar to a creme brulee, makes an excellent choice for dessert. Arriving for lunch before 14:00 could save you from waiting for a table.
  • Origen 99.9%, (), [88]. 12:30PM-1AM Mon-Sun ('''no break for siesta'''). Eco-friendly chain of Catalonian-cuisine restaurants; organic only in some of products. Good choice of specialty liquors. main courses: fish €5.5-6; meat: 5.85.  edit
  • Passeig del Born, 4, +34 932 956 690.
  • Muntaner, 409, +34 932-014-579 ().
  • C/Enric Granados 9, +34 93 453-1120.
  • C/Ramon y Cajal 12, +34 93 213 60 31.
  • C/Vidrieria 6-8, +34 93 310 75 31.

Non-Catalan Cuisine

  • Udon, four locations, see below, [89]. A chain of inexpensive noodle restaurants inspired by a japanese chain Udon Ya, serving tasty Japanese cuisine. No reservations.  edit
  • Born, Princesa 23 / Montcada 6 (Metro Jaume I (line 4)). Tue-Sun 13-24; closed on Mon.  edit
  • L'Illa, Centre L'Illa Diagonal, Avinguda Diagonal, 545-565 (Metro Maria Cristina (line 3)), 93 444 11 99. Mon-Sat 13-21:15.  edit
  • Raval, Tallers 69 (Metro Catalunya (line 3)), 93 301 45 69. Mon-Sat 13-24. Extremely prompt service; waiters even help each other in everything they do--really rare thing in restaurants.  edit
  • Eixample, Concell de Cent, 23 (Metro Passeig de Grac (line 4), Universitat (line 3)), 93 487 51 69. Mon-Sat 13-24.  edit

Vegetarian

  • Orgànic on C/ Junta Comerç, 11 at <M> Liceu (L3). A little more expensive, around €20 for the menú del día, but is worth it! .Whether you're vegetarian/vegan or not, this kitchen is organic and the food is amazing and of high quality.^ Thus you're able to make an informed decision as to whether or not the journey will be photographically worthwhile.
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    Not a quick eat, but a nice sit down to good food meal. The service is friendly and down to earth and funny.
  • Batik Restaurant, 454 Valéncia, [90]. Indonesian, Malaysian and Tailandia food. .Just a 3 minute walk from La Sagrada Familia makes this combination and ideal way to spend an afternoon.^ Serenity Apartments Raval Small hostel, totally centric (just two blocks from LAS RAMBLAS) and 10 minutes walking from Plaza C...
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    ^ It is just north of the Old City, a 10-minute walk from La Rambla, a 10-minute walk from the major works of Gaudi, and convenient for driving and parking.
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    .To get there from La Sagrada Familia (or the metro stop (L2 or L5) you just head down "Calle Marina" and turn left onto "Calle Valéncia". Batik Restaurant is on the right hand side of the street -- you can't miss it.
  • Alkimia, Carrer Industria 79. One of Barcelona's most highly regarded restaurants, run by acclaimed restauranter Jordi Vilà.^ One of the most famous streets in Spain, La Rambla runs through the Old City right down to the harbor.
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    ^ In one day you can see most of the important Gaudi buildings.
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    ^ You can get a non-stop flight into Barcelona from most European capitals.
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    With a minimalist white interior that directs the attention to the inventive and indulgent foods on offer, Alkimia spearheads a new wave of new Catalan cooking that will delight and impress. Was awarded a Michelin Star.
  • Gaig, Aragó 214 (Cram Hotel) [91]. With a reputation for serving the freshest produce around, (there are even chickens wandering around the patio), Gaig focuses on classic Catalan cuisine, but in a modern, lighter sense. The decor is in a contemporary red and black design, and the staff are friendly and weloming. Was awarded a Michelin Star.
  • Cinc Sentits, Aribau 58 [92]. Named one of the '80 Hottest New Restaurants in the World' by Condé Nast Traveller shortly after opening in 2004, Cinc Sentits surpasses expectations. One of the few restaurants in Barcelona to offer a wine pairing, it features contemporary Catalan cuisine in a modern, warm interior.
  • Drolma Restaurant, within the Hotel Majestic on Passeig Gracia, noted for fine spanish and continental cuisine.

Been There/Done That "Dining"

.Yes, you'll find a Hard Rock Cafe on the south side of La Plaça Catalunya.^ On La Rambla, reduce your exposure by wearing a hidden money belt or pocket, avoid taking a bag and you'll have less to worry about.
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^ Right on La Rambla you won't find much better than Amaya at #20, close to the column of Christopher Columbus.
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^ Take the elevator up one floor and you'll find yourself in the lobby.
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.Along with many others elsewhere, you'll find a Burger King and McDonalds in the southwest corner of La Plaça Catalunya.^ Maybe it's the holy week, you could find a lot of police stationed in every corner of the street.
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^ On La Rambla, reduce your exposure by wearing a hidden money belt or pocket, avoid taking a bag and you'll have less to worry about.
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^ Right on La Rambla you won't find much better than Amaya at #20, close to the column of Christopher Columbus.
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.Barcelona is a huge city, so all individual listings should be moved to the appropriate district articles, and this section should contain a brief overview.^ My mother should move to Barcelona.
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^ Barcelona contains monuments and remains from all the different stages in its history, and therefore is a very old city with a rich and varied past.
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^ Read our brief city guide to Barcelona below to help you decide if a weekend getaway or short break in Barcelona is what you want, then click on Barcelona short break packages to view our short break packages to Barcelona.
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.Please help to move listings if you are familiar with this city.^ Read our brief city guide to Barcelona below to help you decide if a weekend getaway or short break in Barcelona is what you want, then click on Barcelona short break packages to view our short break packages to Barcelona.
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^ Please let me know if I can help you and suggest you some places to go.
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Cafes

Try a "cortado con hielo" an espresso with a drop of milk served with a glass of ice cubes on the side and any local 'bar de cafe'
  • Starbucks, [93]. .With 17 locations in most of the touristic destinations around the city, Starbucks offers a sense of familiarity for the less adventurous traveler.  edit
  • Bracafe, C/Casp #2, [94].^ And I probably should have stressed the advantages of the city more but really Barcelona is such a famous and popular tourist destination that I didn't think I needed to.
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    Nice cosy cafe to sit and lounge over a cup of proper coffee.  edit
  • Sutton - Located on Diagonal, this club hosts Studio 54 on Thursdays. If you like House or Techno music this is a must. .Open until the metro starts back up, Sutton has a very large dance floor with two VIP rooms.^ Garcia in Popovich closed guard, stands up, opens guard trying to pass, Popovich gets back to feet.
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    ^ Also, the rooms come with a power converter (not adapter, but converter) located under the bathroom sink - look for a very large and heavy box.
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    ^ I for one will not go back until I see a good faith effort on the part of the government of Barcelona to clean up their act.
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    It also has a small stage where multiple go-go dancers perform throughout the night.
  • Catwalk [95]. .One of the most popular nightclubs in the city, with the peak time around 2AM. They offer 2 different floors with R&B and hip-hop styles mixed with House or Techno.
  • Chupitos, are located in several locations through out the city, including one in Barceloneta.^ One of the most famous streets in Spain, La Rambla runs through the Old City right down to the harbor.
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    ^ Regardless she enjoyed the city and would like to return one day (and I'd like to go for the first time because it sounds wonderful).
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    ^ Barcelona offers many of the charms of other European cities, including a cathedral, Baroque palaces, and a smattering of modern successes.
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    Chupitos is Spanish for "shots" and offers hundreds of unique shots including the "Harry Potter" (a shot that sparks as cinnamon is sprinkled over it), and "Monica Lewinsky" (a variety of flaming shots) amongst others. As much a show as it is a place to get a drink, it's a fun night out.
  • Maumau [96]. A chilled out lounge bar with groovy tunes that uses its space to host short film nights, installations and concerts. Their webpage is worth a look for upcoming events and shows in Barcelona.
  • Cafè Milans [97]. Probably on of the most dinamic bar of the Gothic Area. Dj sessions, live exhibitions, art, and cocktails...
  • La Paloma, Tigre 27 (M. Sant Antoni), [98]. Thu, Sat 10PM-5AM; Fri 2:30AM-5AM. A very popular night club. .Crowded in late nights, packed with young and beautiful people (La Paloma is currently closed.^ Concerning Barcelona, I think tha main interesting points are: modernism style, Las Ramblas and old town, and people (during day and night).
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    It's not known when the club will open its doors again)
    entrance €5-15.  edit
  • Shoko, [99]. Designed by a Feng Shui expert, Shoko serves you good karma all night. Depending on the night, the dj usually spins House or Hip Hop tunes.
  • Dow Jones, Carrer Bruc 97. Cool bar where the prices of drinks fluctuate like in the stock market. Be sure to grab a drink when the market crashes, and the prices drop, and there's a mad scramble to buy a drink!

Budget

Mid-range

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  • Comerç 24, Carrer del Comerç 24, Born, Ciutat Vella (M. Arc de Triomf), +34 93 319-2102 (), [100].^ I've stayed in the Gran Hotel Havana on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 647 (+34 93 412 1115, fax 412 2611).
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    A fashion tapas bar. Very creative, very good.  edit

Splurge

  • Connect Club Discount Card, Pl. Urquinaona 11, 3 2, Barcelona, +34 93 317 0474 (), [101]. The Connect Club Discount Card is a possibility to have an affordable stay in Barcelona. .The discount card offers significant discounts and special privileges for Barcelona’s hottest nightclubs, best bars, most famous restaurants, and more… It costs only €12 and is valid for a whole year.^ And I probably should have stressed the advantages of the city more but really Barcelona is such a famous and popular tourist destination that I didn't think I needed to.
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    ^ Use common sense, your gear and most of all you will be safe and you will enjoy Barcelona more.
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    ^ Barcelona, and its people, are even more so - there's something about the Gaudi architecture that just gives the place a vitality that's truly special.
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     edit
  • Bcnjoy Party Tours, City, Beach, Eixample, 663917176, [102]. 21:30. Join the Bcnjoy Party tours. Choose between three different areas: City, Beach, Eixample. The price of €20 includes free welcome drinks in three different bars and entry to a club. 20€.  edit
Barcelona Accommodation Statistics
  • Total number of hotels: 750
  • 3 star and below price range: $35 - $295
  • 4 star price range: $68 - $552
  • 5 star price range: $133 - $412
Price in US Dollars.
.Barcelona offers a great arrangement of accommodations, from cheap, decent hostels and guest-houses to five-star hotels.^ This opulent five star hotel is a protected monume...
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^ About The Club The Club Benefits The Club Hotels FAQ My selection - 0 hotels Home > Spain > Catalonia > Barcelona hotels Newsletter Discover exclusive offers and the world's most desirable hotels.
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^ Location: City Center Guest recommendation: 92 % - 196 opinions Swimming Pool - Spa - Central Location - 'Moo' restaurant (1 Michelin star) The Omm Hotel is one of the hotels that offers the...
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See the district articles: Ciutat Vella (Gothic Quarter), Eixample, Gràcia and Barceloneta for detailed listings of hotels, hostals and pensions, hostels and apartments.

Apartments

.Barcelona has hundreds of short term and vacation rental apartments, and many websites offer search and booking services for rentals from agencies and direct from owners.^ Barcelona offers many of the charms of other European cities, including a cathedral, Baroque palaces, and a smattering of modern successes.
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^ BCN Houses BCN HOUSES was created to offer lodging services in Barcelona.
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some guest houses and hotels also offer self-catered apartments.
See the Ciutat Vella, Eixample, Gràcia and Barceloneta district articles for detailed listings of apartments.

Contact

Internet

.Free WiFi now available through much of the City, Provided by Barcelona City Council.^ I'm not much of a city tourist at all, but I found Barcelona to be a really great time.
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  • Infoespai [103], Plaça del Sol. A free internet cafe, and social center. In the Gràcia quarter.

Stay safe

Pickpockets

Barcelona is easily Spain's pickpocketing capital. .As always be alert in crowded places, such as public transport, train and bus stations, La Rambla and Raval.^ Serenity Apartments Raval Small hostel, totally centric (just two blocks from LAS RAMBLAS) and 10 minutes walking from Plaza C...
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^ If the crowds of La Rambla, especially in the summertime, put you off, consider going south to the port or north into the Eixample neighborhood.
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^ I had absolutely no trouble there, don't speak Spanish or Catalan, and used public transport to go to heavily touristed places.
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.People may approach you asking for change, or to change money.^ Take extra money to cover anything that you may or may not need.
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Just ignore them. .If you are asked to change money, then it has been known that official looking police will approach you afterwards to 'check' your wallet for ID etc.^ On La Rambla, reduce your exposure by wearing a hidden money belt or pocket, avoid taking a bag and you'll have less to worry about.
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^ If you want to step out of your hotel into a crowd, a hooker (after 10:00 pm), a pickpocket (anytime), etc., this is good advice.
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^ When he turned my way and found me looking straight at him, he approached and said or asked me something that I couldn?t understand.
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.These are not police, so be at your most vigilant, otherwise you might find they have taken a few cards or cash upon returning your wallet.^ Most of these photos were taken with an Olympus E-10 digital SLR .
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^ If it is cold enough for a jacket, choose one with a zippered interior pocket and use that for cards and most of your cash.
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^ Maybe it's the holy week, you could find a lot of police stationed in every corner of the street.
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.The Football trick is a local specialty.At certain tourist hotspots there are African men who will try to show you a 'magic trick'. This involves tying a piece of string around your finger.^ You won't know who they are until they put their hand in your bag.
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^ I don't buy that there's just one girl who's right for you.
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^ There are a very large number of much more clueless tourists than you'll ever be (hopefully after having read the above advice), and they'll be preferred to you.
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.While you are distracted (and your arm is effectively disabled), an accomplice will pickpocket you.^ You literally can't even check into your hotel without getting warned of the pickpockets.
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^ If you want to step out of your hotel into a crowd, a hooker (after 10:00 pm), a pickpocket (anytime), etc., this is good advice.
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It is also possible that criminals will pose as tourists and ask directions in order approach their victims. .Keep your distance and likewise try not be offended if you find it difficult to engage passers-by in busy places.^ Just keep a few bills worth about $50 or so in your jeans pocket and you are set.
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^ Is there any other place in the world where you can find this?
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^ You can get around the tourist areas with English but you'll find a lot of strange food on your plate and conversations will be limited.
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ATMs

Choose an ATM in a quiet area to avoid being targeted
.Barcelona is particularly well equipped with rich ATM points.^ He pointed up that no matter how well she and Ted were in Barcelona...
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ATMs labeled "Servired" offer a wide range of services (withdrawals, transfers, mobile credit recharges, ticketing etc.) and accept credit cards of various banks.

Overcharging

A variety of methods are employed, including the No Change trick

Streetside Scams

.A version of Three Card Monte is one of many scams played on Las Ramblas.^ One of the most famous streets in Spain, La Rambla runs through the Old City right down to the harbor.
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^ We were staying at Grouphotel Gravina, just one block from the famous La Rambla.
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^ To be honest, I did see on the La Rambla almost daily, Three Card Monty being played and looking for victims, gypsies with babies who were begging and kids with newspapers, along with the Barcelona police.
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Areas of caution

Women traveling alone should exercise caution while exploring the more isolated parts of Montjuïc. The city beaches, particularly the ones adjoining Barceloneta, have proven to be quite lucrative for bag-snatchers. Anything that one would rather not chance losing is best left (locked) in one's hostel or hotel.
.Men traveling alone should expect the prostitutes on Las Ramblas in the early hours to be very aggressive, and to be in league with pickpockets and robbers.^ For an Internet fix, visit the 24-hour easyEverything cafe on La Rambla.
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^ You can get very cheap internet access on Calle Avigno, just off the Rambla, for 300 pesetas an hour, at one of the telefonico stores.
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^ He even reminded us to watch out the pickpockets in a number of area like La Rambla.
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Cars

Tourist drivers may attract special attention, such as Red light bag snatch or Flat tire scams

Reporting crimes

.If you need to report a crime - for example, to claim on travel insurance - be prepared for the reality that in the downtown police station, officers may not be able (or willing) to speak English, despite that fact the official theft report form is in both English and Spanish.^ Pimsleur tapes are best but remember that you'll need 30 minutes for 30 days to listen to the cassettes or CDs (Amazon sells Spanish I on CD , Spanish I on cassette , Spanish II on CD , Spanish II on cassette , Spanish III on CD , and Spanish III on cassette ) .
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^ To those who claim that Barcelona has no real crime problem: why then do the locals all walk around with the bags across their chests, held in front?
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^ Maybe it's the holy week, you could find a lot of police stationed in every corner of the street.
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.The police station most often used to report theft is the Mossos one near Las Ramblas.^ One of the most famous streets in Spain, La Rambla runs through the Old City right down to the harbor.
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^ If it is cold enough for a jacket, choose one with a zippered interior pocket and use that for cards and most of your cash.
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^ We did go to the police station later that night to fill out a report and judging from the number of other people in the station, this was far from an isolated incident.
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Cope

Hospitals

EU citizens can get free or reduced cost medical treatment on presentation of an EHIC card and passport.
  • Hospital Clinic I Provincial De Barcelona, C/ Villarroel 170, +34 932 275 400 Metro: Hospital Clinic (Line 5).  edit

Get out

Day trips from Barcelona include:
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  • Figueres - Home of the impressive Salvador Dalí museum.
  • Montserrat - Visit the monastery nestled high in the mountains to see the Black Madonna or hike to the peak to earn a fantastic view of the surroundings.^ I thought most of the comments about the sights to see were right on target, except that I would recommend a visit to the Picasso Museum.
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    30 miles from Barcelona.
  • Sitges - A traditional beach side destination for the locals. Full of fashion shops open on Sundays. Is a popular gay destination too.
  • Girona - A quiet town with an ancient Jewish section, narrow streets, imposing walls and plenty of cafes. .See directions to the north airport above.
  • Pyrenees - A mountain range around 150 km north from the city.
  • Sant Cugat del Valles - Has one of the most interesting Romanesque cloisters in Catalunya, with many interesting carvings.^ One of the most famous streets in Spain, La Rambla runs through the Old City right down to the harbor.
    • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

    ^ In one day you can see most of the important Gaudi buildings.
    • A Photographer's Guide to Barcelona - photo.net 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC photo.net [Source type: General]

    The town itself is full of expensive vilas.
This is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

.There is more than one meaning of Barcelona discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.^ There are numerous Metro and bus stops within walking distance, as well as more restaurants and shops than one could imagine.
  • Study Abroad in Barcelona Spain | Study Abroad Programs 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.academicstudies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Barcelona is a major cultural centre, awash with more than 40 museums , numerous art galleries , theatre, music, dance and opera.
  • Barcelona Spain - Holiday Travel Guide - Vacations 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.indigoguide.com [Source type: News]

^ You can read all about the man and his work here There's a saying in Barcelona, well-known throughout the rest of Spain as well, that FC Barcelona is "more than a club".
  • Barcelona Spain City Guide. Cheap hotels, apartments, tourist information, maps 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC gobarcelona.com [Source type: General]

.We are planning to let all links go to the correct meaning directly, but for now you will have to search it out from the list below by yourself.^ You also have much opportunity to go out .
  • * Barcelona.de - Hotels, apartments, flights, barcelona Card, sightseeing and more 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.barcelona.de [Source type: General]

^ You have many opportunities to go out.
  • * Barcelona.de - Hotel, Apartment, Flight, Barcelona Card, Tourist Bus, Sightseeing, Car Rental, Events 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC booking.barcelona.de [Source type: General]

^ Even in the worst of times, Barcelona has a magnetism that would make it an ideal place to spend a few years, especially if you have the means to support yourself.
  • Barcelona - Top 29: Best Cities To Live In - 2009 Edition - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]

.If you want to change the link that led you here yourself, it would be appreciated.^ Would you like to be here?
  • Barcelona guide - Barcelona travel guide - Barcelona city guide – Spain travel Barcelona 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.nozio.com [Source type: General]

^ If you want to find out which are the very latest tendencies today - go to discover it here.
  • BARCELONA by All About Spain 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.red2000.com [Source type: General]

^ Great museums, art, beaches, restaurants, music nightclubs that START at 1:00am and go til sunrise, what more would you want!
  • Barcelona - Top 29: Best Cities To Live In - 2009 Edition - AskMen.com 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]


Wiktionary

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  1. A Spanish port and the capital of Catalonia

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  1. Barcelona

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[[File:|thumb|300px|right| Sea Front]] Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital city of Catalonia, which is a section of Spain. Barcelona is on the Mediterranean coast. The city is between the rivers of Llobregat and Besòs, and south of the Pyrenees mountains.

In 2007, about 1.6 million people lived in Barcelona. Around 3.1 million people live in the Metropolitan Area and 4.9 million people live in the Urban Region. Barcelona is the second most populated city in Spain, and the tenth in the European Union.

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[[File:|thumb|200px|right| Sagrada Familia]] [[File:|thumb|200px|right| Guell Park]]

Sister cities

Barcelona has sister relationships with many places worldwide:

Glasgow, Scotland
Antwerp, Belgium
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
File:Flag of South Korea (bordered).svg Busan, South Korea
Monzón, Spain
Cologne, Germany
Dublin, Ireland
Gaza, Palestinian National Authority
File:Flag of Poland (bordered).svg Gdańsk, Poland
Istanbul, Turkey
Kobe, Japan
Montevideo, Uruguay
Montpellier, France
Perpignan, France
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Tel Aviv, Israel

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