Start with the first page of the Barcelona Tour (Map)
Watch this Video of a visit at Park Güell.
Casa Batlló and La Pedrera-Casa Milà
You can admire the nice monuments from the outside or wait in a long line and visit them inside. (see Map)
It happens in the evenings, at dusk every half hour, but in the winter only during the week-end. You access the place from plaza de España.(Map)
Watch this Video
Watch this Video of a visit at the roof of Las Arenas. Visit the page about the Shopping.
See the different ways to get to Montjuic here, on the page about Barcelona Tourist attractions.
(Map) (Cable car site)
See the different ways to get to Tibidabo here, on the page about Barcelona Tourist attractions.
(Map) Watch this Video of a weekend walk.
El Raval is not as beautiful as "El barrio Gotico" (left side of la Rambla) but it has its own character. Don't miss the gardens "Rubió I Lluc", here in the picture.
If you want, you can visit the Stadium "Camp Nou" in a guided tour but first you have to arrive to the metro station "Les Corts" and walk a little bit (the touristic bus has a station there). If not, you can buy Barça related souvenirs in one of the many dedicated shops in Barcelona. Don't worry, you will see them, these shops are everywhere.(Map - Camp Nou), Internet site
Pretty often, there is an invasion of foreign supporters before an important game at Camp Nou stadium :
It gets warmer, right before the match : Watch this Video
And it usually ends, like this :
Barcelona Bus Turistic and Barcelona City Tour . They both let you get on and off the bus at any station and give you some discounts for museums and other attractions. You can buy the ticket for 1 or 2 days at hotels and at tourist information booths, at plaza Cataluña for example.
Taking the touristic bus is nice, but you can also decide to reach Barcelona's attractions with the metro and by walking, it's easy.
There are several companies for Bike tours and Walking tours, you will see many leaflets at your hotel. For example: Fat Tire Bike Tours
(Bicing). Unfortunately the system is not adapted for tourists, you can not rent one of these bikes with a credit card, you have to live in Barcelona. So if you want to rent a bike, you can do it in one of the many private shops in Barcelona, there are many in the Center, in the Barrio Gotico and in the Barceloneta, the beach (also electric bikes).
Here are some: Picasso, Maritim, Cataluña history, Barcelona history, Art museum and many others. Note that Gaudi is represented in all Barcelona with his monuments (La Sagrada Familia, parc Güell, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera)
See this list of Museums. See map with museums
Fresc Co), there is the big carrefour supermarket at the middle of la Rambla and the Boquería market where you can find many tapas and fruit salads for 1 or 2 euros.
Ice Cream - Helado - GelateríaWhenever you are out of ideas about what to eat in Barcelona, just eat an ice-cream.
The ice-creams are great in Barcelona, most of the places seem to have an Italian owner and Italians know how to make good ice-creams (and Pizzas and Piadinas and Pasta and other stuff).
For me the best Gelaterías in Barcelona are Farrgi and Dino, both Italians, but I’ll let you investigate this issue by yourself.
Tip 1 : The best ice-creams are not necessarily where there is a show-off in the presentation, like in La Rambla (or in this picture for instance), it's more for tourists...
Tip 2 : I personally avoid Gelaterías where they have an ice-cream color blue, it's more for kids, I am a professional.
Vegetarian options in Barcelona (suitable also for carnivores).
In a visit at a supermarket in Barcelona, I discovered that not everyone is vegetarian like me :
Then at the market, I received even more proof:
Let's go for something sweeter, for dessert there is the "Turron", a traditional Spanish sweet. You will see it a lot in Barcelona, especially at Christmas period.
Or, you can take a "Churros con Chocolate". If you can eat at McDonald's, you can also eat this. The hot chocolate you see, is very dense and the churros, quite oily. As if it was not enough, they give you also sugar.
Estrella Damn, it is very good (A Catalan Brewery) there is also a version with double alcohol: "Voll-Damm". Another one is San Miguel which is different from the one made in the Philippines (same name, different companies). And another beer from Barcelona : Moritz.
Continue to page 3 of Barcelona
More on Barcelona, on this site :
- Where to Stay in Barcelona - Potential Zones for your Hotel.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Barcelona - Weather, Feasts, Costs...
- Barcelona Tour - How is Barcelona, get the feeling of the city.
- What to Visit in Barcelona - The Tourist Attractions and how to Arrive.
- Shopping Zones and Commercial Centers in Barcelona.
- Barcelona Nightlife - Where to Drink and Dance in Barcelona.
- Barcelona Transport - How to arrive from the airport, metro, buses, trains, outside town...
- Barcelona Cost - Typical prices in Barcelona, change money...
- Barcelona Internet - How and where
to buy a local SIm, cost...
- Vegetarian Restaurants and Fast-Food in
Barcelona - Eating Healthy.
- Barcelona Maps - Google maps with points of interest for tourists.
- Barcelona Photos - Nice photos of the city.
Useful Products for the Trip Hidden pocket to carry cash, padlock, Universal plug adaptor...
If you liked this tour of Barcelona, see also the tour of Bangkok, and especially the Khaosan Survival Guide (the Backpacker's famous street).
Tour of Tel-Aviv city, with a lot of Info and Maps.
Visit - What to Pack ? - the Visual List that will help you not to forget things before your trip.
If you need a simple and flexible Travel Insurance (Health), fill the dates and you will see the price.
See my Vegetarian page. Why be Vegetarian ? What to eat ?
See my Salsa Dance page. Salsa main Styles. Why Dance Salsa ?
Listen to basic Words In Spanish , Words in French , Words in Hebrew
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