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Barcelona Metro Site
The easiest way to arrive to Barcelona Center is with the Aerobus, it takes about 35 minutes to Plaza de Cataluña, the last stop.
There is also the Metro and the Suburban trains.
See more details here, in the FAQ page.
(see Map of All).
Fnac. As far as I'm concerned I could live all my life inside a Fnac. They let you listen to music, sit and read books, touch the cameras and laptops and there is even a coffee place. One of the Fnac is at Plaza Cataluña.
El Cort Ingles is a huge national Spanish department store. There is one at Plaza Cataluña and a second one, not far, at Portal de l'Àngel. The one at Portal de l'Àngel is more sportive and the one at plaza Cataluña is more classic.
(Map). You will find a lot of small commercial streets between "Portal de l'Àngel" and "La Rambla". Also, from Plaza de Cataluña, you can walk at the other direction, to the big avenue "Paseo de Gracia", the shops are more exclusive there.
Opium and Catwalk at Puerto Olimpico, City Hall club at plaza catalunya and BLVD at the end of la Rambla.
At puerto Olimpico there are some fancy Nightclubs but if you want a really fun experience get down to the pier and you will see a row of small dancing clubs. There is not really an entry selection to access these clubs and inside you will meet people of all kinds, ages and countries. The music consists of summer hits and if you want to hear the same song again (and again) just move to the next club in the row. There are also beautiful girls in underwear dancing on the podiums.
(Map) is a good place to go. Also the barrio gótico is busy, around plaza real for example and the street Ample at the end of la Rambla to the left, has many nice bars like Margarita Blue .
If you insist on drinking a Guinness and you are looking for an Irish Pub, there is a concentration of them at Ferran street (Map) (Down La Rambla, to the left).
Mojito and Antilla. Like other dancing clubs in Barcelona, also Salsa begins late at night, especially on the week-ends. At Mojito, on the week-ends, the night starts with Salsa but after an hour or so, it changes to popular Latin music like Reggaetons. Watch this Video of Salsa party at "Agua de Luna" at Halooween.
Watch this Video of a music parade (drums) in Barcelona.
Palau de la MusicaIf your music style is more oriented towards the classics, you should visit the Palau de la Musica. It is an impressive building from outside and inside.
If you buy a ticket, you could hear a classical guitar concert, Bach, Beethoven...
The place is not far from plaza Cataluña. See Map
November begins to be cold and January is the coldest month with 13 Celsius as average at day and 4 at night. Barcelona and all Spain is very sunny throughout the year. More about the climate here
Here is a list of common prices in Barcelona in 2017 :
A fast food meal with a drink : 8 euros
Ice cream, 2 scoops : 3 euros
A Capuccino in a coffee place : 2 to 3 euros
Metro, 10 rides (T10) : 10 euros
A Cocktail or other drink in a dancing club : 10 euros
Beer in a tapas bar : around 3 euros
Internet café, one hour : 1 euro
Dormitory bed in a hostel : 15 euros
Private room in a hostel : 30 euros
Entrance to museums and cable cars : 10 to 20 euros each time
Use this Currency Converter to get the prices in your local currency.
Use Numbeo to compare cost of living between cities.
L'Auberge Espagnole in which a French Student comes to Barcelona as part of the Erasmus exchange program. Barcelona has some of the top world ranked universities, among them : the University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra. Because there are so many students, it is quite difficult to find good apartments for long time rentals. On the positive side, the students bring to Barcelona a special atmosphere.
As a tourist it's important for you to know these words in Spanish and Catalan:
Beer = Cerveza (in Spanish) = Cervesa (in Catalan)
Tapas = Tapas (in Spanish) = Tapes (in Catalan)
Watch this Video with Human Castles in Barcelona.
Watch this Video with Giant Dolls in Barcelona.
Watch this Video with Catalan popular dance, in front of the Cathedral.
(see Map). Sitges is a small coastal town, known for its annual film festival and Carnival and as a popular destination for gays and lesbians.
It is easy to reach Sitges. With the suburban train, it takes less than 30 minutes from the main station "Sants" or with a change from plaza Cataluña.
(Map). You can choose to go to Nightclubs with predominantly German tourists or ones with Russians, there are also some other nationalities in Lloret de mar.
To reach Lloret de Mar you can take a suburban train from Plaza Catalunya till Blanes (one hour and a half) and then a short bus ride till Lloret de Mar.
(see Map) is located at a 100 Km from Barcelona and it takes about an hour to reach it with the suburban train from "Paseo de Gracia" or "Sants" stations. With the new high speed train it takes just 40 minutes (from Sants station). When you go to Girona you switch to another province, the town has nice streets, a river, a cathedral, an old fortification and an old Jewish Quarter.
(Map) is almost on the French border and just 40 Km from Girona, so you can visit both of them by train. Tourists visit Figueres mainly because it is the birthplace of the artist Salvador Dalí and there is the Dalí theatre and museum to visit. It takes less than an hour to reach it with the new high speed train from Sants station.
(Map) can be visited from Barcelona in one long day with a special tourist bus. Andorra is a very small state , bordered by Spain and France. If you enter the many shops in town, you will feel like at a airport, because the goods are tax free and the cigarettes and other merchandises are exposed like in a departure hall. There are Ski stations, at the mountains around.
Barcelona is slightly sloped, the beach is on the down side and the mountains (Tibidabo) on the up side, so if you are lost and without a GPS, you may still know your direction.
La Rambla is a very central street going from Pl. Catalunya to the port. the Gothic quarter is on the left (going down la Rambla) and El Raval is on the right. El Born is right after the Gótico and La Barceloneta is the first beach after the port.
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More on Barcelona, on this site :
- 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.
- Where to Stay in Barcelona - Potential Zones for your Hotel.
- Shopping Zones and Commercial Centers in Barcelona.
- Barcelona Nightlife - Where to Drink and Dance in Barcelona.
- 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.
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.
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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