Barcelona

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Updated, May 2023

City

Barcelona is a Capital of Catalonia province and one of the biggest city of Spain. It is an ever-growing unique city which makes you comfortable. Its one of the centers of football culture and home of F.C. Barcelona. The city is planned in gridiron pattern but every square has its own beauty. walking and biking in the city are very advisable as its friendly cycle tracks and pathways. landscapes are just highlights along the streets.

Best time to visit: Barcelona is best visited between March and May, or between September and November, when the weather is warm and crowds are lower than during the high summer months.




Getting In & Around

Getting in
Barcelona El Prat Airport
14 km SW from center, Train: €4.10 ( R2 Nord train only from terminal 2) 20 min journey to Barcelona Sants, Metro: €4.60 (Line 9 Sud), Bus: Aerobus €5.90 single (to Pl. de Catalunya) every 5-10 min. buy online , Taxi: €30 – €35
 

Barcelona Sants
Central railway station, Connected by Green L3 and Blue L5 line metro (underground) and suburban rails, Shopping and public facilities including bag deposit are available here.

Estacio de Franca
It’s a beautiful old station/terminal very close to beach and Barcelona Zoo. Bus to airport very close from station, bus stop is available but metro station is 5 min walk line L4 Barceloneta station. Restaurants and public facilities available.

Getting around

Public Transport
Tickets:
single ticket €2.40  for one way journey in public transportation. T10 ticket €10.20 for 10 single journeys in public transportation. T-Dia: 24 hrs ticket €10.50  Unlimited use in public transport for 24hrs. 
Other options at TMB website

Ticket can be purchased from automatic machines and ticket window or customer desk at stations. Public transport in Barcelona can get little complicated due to its big network and many colors on the map. but overall not difficult to understand. it consists of metro underground network, public city buses, trams and funicular systems.

Barcelona Sants



See & Do

La Sagrada Família: 
church | opening hours: nov-feb 9 am to 6 pm, apr-sep 9 am to 8 pm, mar & oct 9 am to 7 pm, tickets: Basic: €20, with audio guide : €26, Free for children under 11Visit websitephone: +34 932 080 414email: [email protected],  address: Carrer Mallorca, 401, Barcelona 08013

La Rambla: 
La Rambla is a lively pedestrian thoroughfare in central Barcelona known for its street performers, cafes, and vibrant markets.

Park Güell: 
park | opening hours: nov-mid feb: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, mid feb-mar 8:30 am to 6 pm, apr-sep & oct 8 am to 7:30 pm, may-aug 7:30 am to 8:30 pm, tickets: Adult: €10, Children(7-12), senior(+65): €7, Free for children under 7,  Visit website,  address: Carrer Olot, 7, 08024 Barcelona

Gothic Quarter:
The Gothic Quarter is Barcelona’s oldest neighbourhood, with small alleyways, mediaeval architecture, and landmarks such as the Cathedral and the Gothic Quarter City Hall.

Arc de Triomf:
A triumphal arch built in the 19th century as the main entrance for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair. It’s located in a large open area and is free to visit.

Casa Milà:
Also known as La Pedrera, is a unique modernist building designed by Antoni Gaudí. It now serves as a museum with exhibitions about Gaudí’s life and work. General tickets cost €24, while children between 7 and 12 pay €12.

Casa Batlló:
Another of Gaudí’s masterpieces, this building is known for its striking façade and imaginative design. It is now a museum that offers audio-guided tours. General tickets cost €25, while reduced tickets are available for €22.

Cathedral of Barcelona:
The Gothic-style cathedral is located in the heart of the city’s Gothic Quarter and is free to visit, though there is a charge for guided tours.

Mirador de Colom:
A monument to Christopher Columbus located at the end of La Rambla. Visitors can take an elevator to the top of the 60-meter column for panoramic views of the city.

Montjuïc Castle:
A military fortress built in the 17th century located on top of Montjuïc Hill. It offers stunning views of the city and has a small museum. Entrance costs €5.

Güell Palace:
A magnificent modernist palace designed by Gaudí’s contemporary, Josep Puig i Cadafalch. It now serves as a museum and cultural center.

Mercado de La Boqueria:
A bustling market located off of La Rambla, offering a wide variety of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and prepared foods.

Plaça de Catalunya:
A large public plaza located in the heart of the city, surrounded by shops, restaurants, and landmarks.

Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
A stunning church located atop Tibidabo Mountain, offering panoramic views of the city. There is no entrance fee, but visitors must pay for the funicular or bus to get to the top.

Tibidabo:
The highest mountain peak in the Serra de Collserola range, offering panoramic views of the city and the sea. It is accessible by funicular or bus.

Torre Glòries/Torre Agbar:
A striking skyscraper designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Visitors can take guided tours to the top for views of the city.

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
It is a contemporary art museum located in the Raval neighborhood. It features an extensive collection of Catalan and Spanish contemporary art, as well as international works. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Tickets: €11. Children under 14 can enter for free.

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
It is an art museum located on Montjuïc hill. The museum showcases Catalan art from the Romanesque period to the mid-20th century, with an emphasis on Gothic and Modernisme art. Opening hours:  Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, Tickets costs €12. Children under 16 can enter for free.

The Picasso Museum
located in the El Born neighborhood and features a large collection of works by the famous artist Pablo Picasso. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm, Tickets: costs €12. Reduced admission tickets are available for students, senior citizens, and disabled visitors for €7. Children under 18 can enter for free. It’s recommended to book tickets in advance, as the museum can get crowded.

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona
L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is a large aquarium located in Port Vell, Barcelona. It features over 11,000 marine animals from over 450 different species. Tickets: General: €21, Child (5-12): €16, Child (3-4): €8, Senior (65+): €16

Barcelona Zoo
Barcelona Zoo is located in the Parc de la Ciutadella and it is home to over 4,000 animals from over 400 different species. Tickets: General: €23,60, Child (3-12): €14,10, Senior (65+): €11,85

Barceloneta Beach
Barcelona’s Barceloneta Beach is a renowned beach in the Barceloneta neighbourhood. It is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere, excellent seafood restaurants, and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Ciutadella Park
Ciutadella Park is a huge park in Barcelona’s centre. It is home to a stunning fountain, a lake where you may rent boats, the Barcelona Zoo, and the Catalan Parliament building. 

Barcelona




Activities
 

Nearby Places

Montserrat – 40km
A monastery located little far on the mountain. perfect day break for this 360 view.

Costa Brava – Northeast coast of spain
take a ride from the city and spend a day on any of the beaches along the coastal towns, take a dive in the sea.

The Pyrenees –150km
The Pyrenees are Mountains between France and Spain border north of the city. take a drive out and spend a day in the mountains

Tarragona – 100km
It’s a small beautiful historical town south of the city. a day out exploring its Roman ruins in this coastal city

Barcelona beaches



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