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Inside Background
The architecture is part of what's made Barcelona one of the design capitals of...
Last edited: 08 September 2015
In Barcelona you are in one of the liveliest, most unusual, most innovative...
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Barcelona Safety Barcelona is a safe city, but, familiarise yourself with...
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 Barcelona's early history is rather unclear. With over 2,000 years of history...
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Barcelona Neighbourhoods Barcelona is divided officially into districts but...
Last edited: 15 April 2014
Travel Guides:   Paper format The Time Out Barcelona Guide by Sally Davies...
Last edited: 01 June 2016
There are numerous tourist information offices located in the city center of...
Last edited: 10 April 2014
Mild Climate     Barcelona, benefiting from its location on the Mediterranean...
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Listed below are some rental agencies that are often mentioned on the TA...
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Barcelona 24-Hour Pharmacies If you are a visitor to Barcelona and you get sick...
Last edited: 17 January 2009
Transport terminals are well understood as a high risk location for travellers...
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Catalan Art Online The Museo Nacional de Arte Cataluña (MNAC) has the most...
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What is Heron City? A large complex mainly used by the locals and holds a large...
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WHEN IN BARCELONA In the last 15 years Barcelona does have more police and...
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Welcome to Barcelona! Barcelona is located in the northeastern part of the...
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Luggage Storage Many tourists need to store their luggage temporarily in the...
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Many of Antoni Gaudi’s amazing works are to be found in Barcelona. But there...
Last edited: 05 May 2008
Modernist Buildings in the Eixample In the late 19th century and early 20th...
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Sleep : Prestige paseo de gracia Breakfast: Francescos cafe for atmosphere and...
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Barcelona Smashes Summer Annual La Mercè is the festival of all festivals...
Last edited: 08 August 2015
This is a link to some photos of Barcelona. Barcelona Pictures
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Photography at Sights   Sights Which Allow Photography    This means non-flash...
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Places with Free WiFi in Barcelona There are many places with free WiFi but for...
Last edited: 11 April 2014
Barcelona is a fascinating city and there are many things to see. Here is a...
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  Take care when travelling in Barcelona.  Pickpocket style theft can be an...
Last edited: 13 December 2012
Travelers often ask:   I'm traveling by myself. Is it safe to visit Barcelona...
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  Nearest metro station: Sagrada Familia Hours:      9:00 to 20:00 (April...
Last edited: 10 July 2016
Inside Transportation
From Barcelona Airport 'El Prat' (BCN) There are 2 different terminals (T1 and...
Last edited: 28 September 2016
Getting Around   Transportation in Barcelona is excellent, with an easy to use...
Last edited: 01 May 2016
Barcelona public transport network maps (metro and buses) The options for your...
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For information on taxis please go to the "Taxis in Barcelona" article   Car...
Last edited: 26 February 2016
Day 1: Start your trip by unwinding yourself at the beach. Barcelona has around...
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Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord Alí-bei, 80 Tel: 902-260-606 Metro: Arc de...
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BARCELONA < > TOULOUSE by train using the mountain route through Latour...
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To by Renfe tickets online you can find information on this TA Insider page.
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MONTJUIC & BARCELONETA  (map linked below) Funicular de Montjuic This is...
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DAY TRIPS FROM BARCELONA There are many interesting places that make an easy...
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The Aerobus is a fast, safe and convenient method of transportation to and from...
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There are two operators of Hop On Hop Off (Ho Ho) Sightseeing Buses in...
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Airport / Port Private Transfers Airport and port transfers are also a good and...
Last edited: 26 July 2016
Taxis are plentiful in Barcelona, there is a constant stream of them allocated...
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Local train line of RENFE Rodalies/Cercanias is the cheapest way from BCN...
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Barcelona is easily accessible through all major modes of transportation...
Last edited: 12 November 2012
It helps to know where you are and where you want to go! Here are some links to...
Last edited: 24 December 2015
Inside Things to Do
Barcelona is a modern city so there are always lots of events and festivals...
Last edited: 01 March 2012
Barcelona Zoo in Ciutadella Park. Highlight of a visit is normally the dolphin...
Last edited: 18 August 2013
If you are visiting Barcelona on a budget the tour bus can be expensive and if...
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Travel Toe offers walking tours around Barcelona - check their website of...
Last edited: 20 February 2012
Barcelona is a city known for its amazing nightlife. There is a huge variety in...
Last edited: 30 November 2015
So you found the perfect Hotel, you have engaged a good number of Barcelona...
Last edited: 12 March 2015
FC Barcelona is Barcelona's resident football team, and the biggest...
Last edited: 12 March 2014
These are the admission times and fees (if applicable) for the main churches in...
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Here are a few suggestions on where to go, what to see, where to eat and where...
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A walk through el Born..... Another very ancient part of Barcelona, the area...
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A Walk through the Gothic Quarter and The Ramblas   The Gothic Quarter is the...
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The Eixample - Ensanche The Eixample was largely built during the 19th and...
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Las Ramblas is the best-known landmark in Barcelona. This thriving pedestrian...
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You can travel for just €23 for one day or €30 for 2 consecutive days on the...
Last edited: 16 January 2012
AN INEXPENSIVE DAY IN BARCELONA - If you are arriving from a cruise ship, take...
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Archaeological Museum (MAC Barcelona) Address: Paseo Santa Madrona, 39-41 Tel...
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 If you want to walk around the center of the city from a different point of...
Last edited: 23 September 2014
This is a list of the museums that are open free of charge every Sunday after 3...
Last edited: 05 January 2015
Barcelona Internet Cafes Be aware that internet cafes go out of business...
Last edited: 01 March 2012
Barcelona Laundromats   1. Lavandería Autoservicio Punto Idea (Laundry)  Calle...
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Barcelona Museums   There are many museums in Barcelona and the following are...
Last edited: 12 July 2014
Some tips for Barcelona.  1. If you visit Barcelona for the first time buy...
Last edited: 18 October 2015
http://www.barcel...   IT IS NOT SAFE TO LEAVE ONE'S VALUABLES, UNATTENDED, ON...
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Barcelona is amongst Europe's top cities for fashion and you can find most of...
Last edited: 09 July 2015
A visit to Barcelona for a football fan will not be complete without a visit to...
Last edited: 30 July 2015
Casa Batllo Address: Passeig de Gracia, 43 Hours: 9 am to 8 pm every day of the...
Last edited: 22 February 2016
Casa Fuster Address: Passeig de Gracia, 132 Tel: 932-553-000 Website: Casa...
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Casa Museu Amatller  Address: Passeig de Gracia, 41 Tel: 934-617-460 Website...
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A Christmas Market is held in front of the (gothic) Cathedral for approx 5...
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In 2005 the CosmoCaixa opened in Barcelona and this is the largest science...
Last edited: 19 September 2014
Day Trip to Besalu   Besalu is a small medieval village, one of the most...
Last edited: 03 August 2015
Day Trip to Girona Girona is 102 km north of Barcelona and it is possible to do...
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Day Trip to Lleida One can take the Avant train from the Barcelona Sants...
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Day Trip to Montserrat It's easy to get to the Montserrat Benedictine monastery...
Last edited: 24 March 2016
Day Trip to Tarragona Tarragona was founded by the Romans and was the most...
Last edited: 27 December 2015
Day Trip to the Dali Museum in Figueres The Dali Museum is located in Figueres...
Last edited: 25 June 2014
Day Trip to Zaragoza Zaragoza is the fifth largest city in Spain and is located...
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Definitely go to Parc Guell...The kids will love it...Don't  bother going to...
Last edited: 03 November 2011
Barcelona has one of the best football teams in the world, FC Barcelona, and a...
Last edited: 14 August 2015
Antoni Gaudi As every genius he has a special life and a special work. He was...
Last edited: 13 May 2012
Casa Camarón de la Isla * Calle Roger de Flor 230 * (5 minutes from Sagrada...
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Free Entry at Barcelona Museums 1. Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya (MNAC...
Last edited: 12 March 2015
Fundacion Francisco Godia The Fundacion Francisco Godia is located at Calle...
Last edited: 31 October 2011
You don't need a tour guide to see Gaudi's major works in Barcelona. You can do...
Last edited: 17 May 2014
Gran Teatre del Liceu Address: La Rambla 51-59. Website: http://www.liceub...
Last edited: 02 May 2009
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Address: St. Antoni M. Claret, 167...
Last edited: 01 May 2009
There is a renowned ice cream parlor in La Plaza Revolucion called "Heladería...
Last edited: 03 November 2011
INTRODUCTION TO TOUR GUIDES IN SPAIN / BARCELONA This is some helpful...
Last edited: 24 December 2014
Joan Miro Foundation Address: Montjuic Park   Tel: 934-439-470   Hours: October...
Last edited: 03 May 2014
The biggest, baddest, loudest, happiest, 'fire-iest' mother of a festival ever...
Last edited: 24 August 2015
DOING LAUNDRY IN BARCELONA Laundry is "LAVANDERIA" in Spanish and "BUGADERIA...
Last edited: 11 July 2016
MEAM, The European Museum of Modern Art Address: Calle Barra de Ferro, 5 08003...
Last edited: 20 October 2015
Mercat del Born is the old market of the La Ribera neighborhood from which the...
Last edited: 09 January 2015
Most visitors know of the MNAC (National Museum of Catalan Art), the Museu de...
Last edited: 05 January 2015
Museu d'Historia de Catalunya Address: Plaza de Pau Vila, 3 (Palau de Mar) Tel...
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Museu de Ceramica The Museu de Ceramica is located at the Palau de Pedralbes...
Last edited: 31 October 2011
Museu de Les Arts Decoratives The Museu de Les Arts Decoratives is located at...
Last edited: 31 October 2011
Museu del Modernisme Catala The Museu del Modernisme Catala (Museum of Catalan...
Last edited: 31 October 2011
Museu Egipci Address: Carrer València, 284. Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10 am to...
Last edited: 21 May 2010
Museu Textil I D’Indumentaria The Museu Textil I D’Indumentaria is located at...
Last edited: 31 October 2011
          HOURS OF OPERATION AND CLOSING DAYS  Many museums close one day of...
Last edited: 30 June 2013
Museum of World Cultures The Museum of World Cultures is also known as the...
Last edited: 09 February 2015
Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) Address: Palau Nacional, Parc de...
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Here are some not-so-happy things you should know before you go. Barcelona is a...
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A "photography tuTOURial" which runs every saturday from 2pm to 6pm. Run by...
Last edited: 27 May 2008
1.  Walk down Les Rambles and cut into the old city (Barri Gòtic). Visit the...
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Plaza de España Location: At the junction of several major streets: Gran Via de...
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Pueblo Español Address: Avenida Marquès de Comillas, 13 Website...
Last edited: 01 May 2009
Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Pedralbes Address: Baixada del Monestir, 9...
Last edited: 30 April 2009
The Bike, Scooter, GoCar or moto is the best way to visit Barcelona. No more...
Last edited: 06 August 2014
Barcelona is a shoppers' paradise. Apart of the many shops of all kinds...
Last edited: 16 May 2016
Not for the faint hearted, skydiving should definitely be on the menu for those...
Last edited: 30 December 2008
These are just some of the things that you can visit during the day in...
Last edited: 19 July 2016
Purchasing tickets in advance saves time and (sometimes) money, but you may...
Last edited: 24 May 2016
Barcelona is home to many beautiful structures, many of which can be attributed...
Last edited: 16 March 2010
Built as the archway entrance for the 1888 Universal Exhibition, the arch is...
Last edited: 04 September 2010
It is easy to spend a full day hopping on and off the Bus Turistic.  The...
Last edited: 24 April 2014
Miguel Torres Winery Tour: The Torres Winery is one of the most famous and long...
Last edited: 19 November 2011
One of the biggest stadium in the world. possibly the best football team in the...
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One of 3 houses by Gaudí in Barcelona that can be toured.  truly amazing and...
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Guided Tour in English: Monday to Saturday, at 11:00h. Guided Tour in Catalan...
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Classic Cocktail bar unchanged since it opened in the 1930s. (the only thing...
Last edited: 14 October 2009
The Museu de l'Erotica features a history of eroticism with paintings...
Last edited: 12 March 2014
Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10am to 7pm ; Sundays and holidays: 11am to 8pm...
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Nearest metro stop: "Zona Universitaria" (L3). When you get out of the metro...
Last edited: 12 April 2012
La Pedrera - Casa Mila Address: Provença, 261-265 Hours: November to February...
Last edited: 03 May 2014
A delightful surprise in exploring the back streets of Barcelona - not easy to...
Last edited: 03 November 2011
Picasso Museum Location: Carrer de Montcada, 15-23 Tel: 932-563-000 Website...
Last edited: 10 September 2014
The Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat at the Plaza del Rei Address: Plaza del Rei...
Last edited: 31 August 2012
The Maritime Museum permanent exhibition will be closed for renovations until...
Last edited: 03 November 2011
Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)   MNAC, the museum’s abbreviation, is...
Last edited: 05 January 2015
One has to buy tickets ahead of time to see the Palau de la Musica (palau means...
Last edited: 16 September 2014
Palau Guell  Location: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5.  Tel.: (+34) 934-725-775...
Last edited: 03 May 2014
The Ciutadella Park is located near the port. It started out as a fortress in...
Last edited: 01 March 2012
The Ciutadella Park   The Ciutadella Park is located near the port, in the...
Last edited: 27 March 2014
For more information and photos, see: http://www.barcel... Interactive map of...
Last edited: 14 May 2011
Montjuic map A very interesting place to visit in Barcelona is the Montjuic...
Last edited: 02 August 2013
Site of the Primavera Festival, the Forum is built on the site of the Camp de...
Last edited: 25 August 2009
Park Guell - a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984     Count Eusebi Guell was...
Last edited: 09 May 2014
Originally the palace of the counts of Barcelona that was started in the 11th...
Last edited: 01 March 2012
Web: Sant Pau...
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The most incredible view of Barcelona and getting there is really half the fun...
Last edited: 24 September 2009
Hours: April 1 to Oct. 31: Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm. Nov. 1 to March...
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The University of Pompeu Fabra, indeed is a recommendable place to visit if you...
Last edited: 27 December 2010
Inside Dining Scene
Restaurants and cafes in Barcelona predominantly serve traditional...
Last edited: 20 December 2007
A great view of the Mediterranean can be had at the restaurant called La Oca...
Last edited: 29 October 2015
Barcelona is similar to the rest of Spain in expecting families to be and eat...
Last edited: 20 June 2013
Best seafood in Barcelona so far!! In three visits! Els Peixaters de la...
Last edited: 29 March 2013
Although Valencia is the official home of paella, Barcelona restaurants observe...
Last edited: 20 July 2014
Top 5 Pastry Shops in Barcelona    1. Takashi Ochiai Pastisseria Calle Consell...
Last edited: 30 May 2013
Catalan Restaurants of Barcelona These restaurants that serve traditional...
Last edited: 11 February 2011
Chinese Restaurants in Barcelona 1. Shanghai 1930 Restaurant Calle Buenos Aires...
Last edited: 30 April 2009
These are a few suggestions of where and what to eat in Barcelona. 1.  Luz de...
Last edited: 16 July 2012
Gluten-Free Restaurants of Barcelona Gluten intolerant people are called...
Last edited: 22 August 2014
Within the Muslim religion, certain foods are allowed (halal), which are not...
Last edited: 18 October 2016
In order to be fair to all restaurant owners, this list has been re-organized...
Last edited: 14 January 2012
1. Enric Rosich Macarons   Enric Rosich studied and worked in Paris for many...
Last edited: 19 September 2014
Barcelona is a mecca for foodies and some restaurants can cost more than a...
Last edited: 15 July 2016
In many of the traditional restaurants, the menu is often presented only in...
Last edited: 14 November 2012
http://www.tripad...
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Some visitors are watching their budget. Others are watching their waistline...
Last edited: 02 September 2014
OpenCor is a chain of small convenience supermarkets that are open everyday...
Last edited: 13 November 2011
Most tapas places in Barcelona are just so-so, if not a complete rip-off when...
Last edited: 25 October 2008
Barcelona offers a wide array of gastronomical delights. Catalan recipes have...
Last edited: 12 July 2016
Typical Catalan Dishes If one visits Barcelona without trying typical dishes of...
Last edited: 06 September 2013
Surprisingly tasty takeaway food from Maoz on Carrer Ferran very near Plaça...
Last edited: 03 June 2014
The place is named Bellamia, Gelateria Italiana and it is located in the old...
Last edited: 23 September 2009
Classic Cocktail bar unchanged since it opened in the 1930s. (the only thing...
Last edited: 14 October 2009
More affordable Bistro type restaurant from Michelin starred Carles Gaig...
Last edited: 16 October 2009
Opened in 2005 by young chef Santi Colominas and maître d' Sandra Baliarda, it...
Last edited: 14 October 2009
Inside Spain: For Foreign Visitors
The currency of Spain is the Euro (EUR), currently shared by 17 nations of the...
Last edited: 06 May 2012
Border crossings   Spain has FOUR European land borders. Two are with Schengen...
Last edited: 30 July 2013
Dial 112 - for all emergencies 902 102 112 - for multi-lingual services...
Last edited: 01 August 2012
In many parts of Spain, particularly small towns and rural areas, older people...
Last edited: 22 December 2014
Always dial the full number as written or printed, including area code, when...
Last edited: 14 January 2015
Locals often tip even if modestly, it is considered polite and the Spanish are...
Last edited: 28 March 2016
If you are paying by credit card in Spain and your home currency is not the...
Last edited: 28 July 2013
Voltage is 220V, 50 Hz (cycles). One needs to use a transformer (converter) if...
Last edited: 09 July 2008
Exchanging money in Spain is easy and follows a similar pattern to elsewhere in...
Last edited: 02 June 2014
Main-line policing in Spain is organised and managed on a national basis by the...
Last edited: 14 August 2014
Rental Cars Driving in Spain is easy as the roads are in good condition and...
Last edited: 02 August 2016
English to Spanish translation of words commonly seen whilst travelling by...
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