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Barcelona Attractions

 

Barcelona General information

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, located on the Costa Brava in North East Spain. It's Spain's second largest City with 4.5 million inhabitants. Madrid the capital of Spain is the largest city 6 million inhabitants.

 

The city of Barcelona has the benefit of a large metropolitan City, a busy sea port and a beach resort combined together.

 

The city is blessed with an efficient bus services Bus and Metro Metro station (Underground) system with stations scattered throughout the city. 

 

Barcelona has 4 km of sandy beaches, making it a beach resort, a busy scenic harbour and is also a popular City break.  It's mix of history, cosmopolitan atmosphere , large beaches and culture draws tourists from all over the world. Because of Barcelona's vast size the location of your hotel will be important, and will vary depending on the reason for your visit.

Barcelona Language  Catalan

The main and official language for Spain is Castilian known around the World as Spanish, but Catalan is more widely spoken and is an official language for the Barcelona and also the Balearic Islands and along the coast Costa Brava, Costa Dorado and as far south as Valencia.

The use of more than 1 language can result in place names and street names having different spellings on maps and street signs.

English is widely spoken in the main tourist resorts in tourist hotels, bars and shops.

The favoured language of the area of Barcelona, and the Balearic Islands is Catalan rather than the national language of Spanish.

Tip

Spanish pronunciations are different from English pronunciations. When using public transport write down your destination and show when purchasing tickets.

Barcelona Attractions

 

 Barcelona Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotti)

 

The Barri Gotti, the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is where the medieval walled town of Barcelona is situated. Unfortunately most of the old town walls have disappeared as the city expanded. The Barri Gotti is a maze of narrow twisting streets. The entire area is a tourist attraction with it's shops, cafes, bars and hotels. Being the old part of the city it contains the following major attractions: Placa del Reial , Palau Major

More information Barri Gotic   

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Barcelona Cathedral

 

Barcelona Cathedral

 

Casa Batilo House by Gaudi

 

Casa Batilo House by Gaudi    Casa Batilo House by Gaudi

 

Video of  Casa Batilo



 

 

Casa Milo

Video of Casa Milo



 

 

Casa Calvet  House by Antonio Gaudi

 

Casa Calvet was built for a wealthy textile manufacturer as his home, the upper floors & commercial premices, basement & ground floor.

It is Gaudi's most conventional building, but still stands out from it's neibours.

Now it is a highly rated Restaurant

Casa Calvet Location

Located in the Eixample district of Barcelona at Carrer de Casp 48.

Casa Calvet House by Antonio Gaudi

Panoramic Tour of Casa Calvet



 

El Palau Guell Palace & Park by Antonio Gaudi



 

 

Built for a very rich industial magnate the Palace was deigned by the renowned Antonio Gaudi & built in 1888

Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3 5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Metro station Metro Liceu: Mero Line 1 Line 3

Bus  Bus: 14, 59, 91, 120

 

Park Guell by Antonio Gaudi



 

Park Guell Monumental Flight of Steps

Park Guell Monumental Flight of Steps & Pillars of the Hypostyle Room behind

Main areas of Interest



 

Austria Gardens

Casa del Guarda (The Warden’s House)

Hypostyle Room, exterior   

Hypostyle Room, interior

Monumental Flight of Steps  

Nature Square

Porter’s Lodge

Portico of the Washerwoman

Ramp and Casa Larrard


 

Temple La Sagrada Familia  Antonio Gaudi Masterpiece



 

Temple La Sagrada Familia Antonio Gaudi Masterpiece

The most eye catching building on the Barcelona skyline,  this unfinished cathedral masterpiece designed by Gaudi is a must on your sightseeing list. 

More information and photographs La Sagrada Familia

 

La Rambla Famous Street



 

La Rambla is Barcelona's best known Streets and well worth a stroll along its length. Full of market style stalls many selling flowers, its street performers and living statues. One of Gaudi's famous buildings, El Palau Guell , is located towards the lower end.

 


Christopher Columbus Monument (Monument a Colom)



 

Christopher Columbus Monument The Christopher Columbus Monument is a statue of Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the West Indies and America. The statue surmounts a tall column with a height of 60 Metres.

Located in the center of the roundabout at the bottom end of La Rambla on the sea front

The discoverer of America is pointing to the East away from his discovery America located to the west. When he set out to the west he was looking for a westerly route to the spice islands in the East and thought he had found them.


 

 

IMAX Barcelona



 

IMAX Barcelona is a 416 steeply banked seat cinema with an extremly large screen showing a various of films in one of the following formats:

  • IMAX Technology uses a 21 metre high x nearly 29 metre wide screen, thats a 7 story building high

  • 3 D Technology uses the same screen as IMAX and patrons wear polorized glasses.  The size of the screen really does make this a most memorable experience

  • Omnimax Technology uses an even bigger 900 square metre wrap around screen that almost turns the screen into a dome

Sound in the theatre is spectacular and uses wrap around & didgital technology

 

Located in Port Vell

 

Address: Moll d'Espanya, s/n

 

Metro station Metro Liceu: Mero Line 1 Line 3 & Mero Line 1 Line 4

Bus  Bus: 14, 17, 19, 36, 45, 57, 59, 64, 157 & Tourist Bus

 

 

Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso)



 

The Picasso Museum is across Via Laietana, down Carrer de la Princesa, and right on Carrer Montcada a street known for Barcelona's most elegant medieval palaces. Displays include childhood sketches, pictures from the beautiful Rose and Blue periods.

 

Picasso Museum. Montcada, 13/15 08002, Barcelona Tel 93 256 30 00


Fundacio Miro



 

The Miro Foundation was a gift from the artist Joan Miro to his native city and is one of Barcelona's most exciting showcases of contemporary art. The airy, white building was designed by Joseph Lluís Sert and opened in 1975.

 

Maritime museum



 

Dressanbes ave s / n, 08001, Barcelona

 

History Museum of Barcelona (MUHBA)



 

Plaça del Rei, s / n 08002, Barcelona

 

Frederic Mares Museum (MFM)



 

Plaça de Sant Iu, 5 6 08002, Barcelona

 

Shoe Museum



 

Placa Sant Felip Neri, 5 08002, Barcelona

 

Town Hall



 

Plaça Sant Jaume, s / n
08002, Barcelona

 

Old Jewish quarter



 

C / del Call, 1
08002, Barcelona

 

Archdeacon's House



 

Santa Llúcia, 1
08002, Barcelona
Tf Tel. 93 318 11 95

 

College of Architecture



 

Plaça Nova, 5
08002, Barcelona
Tel 93 306 78 10

 

Sculpture  of Barcino



 

Plaça Nova, 1 (Davant Cathedral)
08002, Barcelona

 

Source Portaferrissa



 

Cucurulla, 4
08002, Barcelona

 

Catalunya Generalitat Palace



 

Plaça Sant Jaume,
08002, Barcelona

 

Roman Temple of Augustus



 

C / Paradis, 10
08002, Barcelona

 

Sepulchral Via Plaza Villa de Madrid



 

Plaza Villa de Madrid
08002, Barcelona

Barcelona Churches

Santa Lucia Chapel



 

C / Santa Lucia, 1 08002, Barcelona

 

Iglesia Mayor de Santa Anna



 

Plaça Ramon Amadeu 08002, Barcelona

 

San Felip Neri Parish



 

Plaça Sant Felip Neri 08002, Barcelona

 

Santa Maria del Pi



 

Casañas Cardinal, 16 08002, Barcelona

 

 

St. James Parish



 

Ferran, 28 08002, Barcelona

Barcelona Beaches

Barceloneta Beach



 

Is the nearest to the city centre and consequently is usually the busiest.

 

Metro station Metro stop 'Barceloneta'  Yellow Line, L4 Approximately 10 minute stroll or take the slightly longer walk from the Columbus monument (La Rambla and enjoy the sites, about 20 minutes

 Barcelona Restaurants

Barcelona has a fast array of very good restaurants.

For a snack have a tapas in one of the many Tapas Bar. If you are new to taps then check that the bar has a counter display of the tapas selection then it is easy to choose one or two that you fancy. Tapas are usually served with bread.

 Barcelona Shopping

Barcelona is a shoppers dream with all the latest fashions in clothing , headwear & footwear for Ladies, men and children.

 

Main Shopping Streets & Areas



 

  • Passeig de Gràcia i Rambla de Catalunya
  • Gran de Gràcia
  • Poblenou
  • El Cor d'Horta
  • Sants Creu Coberta
  • Sarrià
  • Sant Gervasi
  • Raval
  • Barna Centre. A group of shops grouped together to promote there area which they named the Barna Centre and it is located in the Gothic Quarter

  • Nou Barris *
  • GraciNova
  • Cor Eixample
  • Maragall
  • Sant Andreu
  • La Rambla Sant Antoni Centre Comercial BCN de Palau a Palau
  • Sant Martí
  • Sants Les Corts

Barcelona Official Tourist Information Offices

Main Tourist Office



 

Address: 17 Placa de Catalunya

Open: 09:00 to 21:00

Closed: Christmas Day and New Year Day

The office is located underground under Catalunya Square near the fountains. Look for the Large pillars with ' i ' on them.

Metro station  Metro Catalunya: Green Line, L3 and  Red Line, L1

 

Airport



 

Tourist information is located in arrivals at Terminals A and B

 

Catalonia Tourist Office



 

Pg de Gràcia, 105, 08008 Barcelona

Barcelona Post Offices (Correos)

Main Post Office



 

The main Central Post Office (Correos)

Plaça del Antonio López, 1

Metro: Metro stationJaume I or Barceloneta

Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am 9.30pm. Saturday 8.30am 2.30pm.

 

Sub Post Offices



 

There are almost forty sub post offices located throughout the City

Barcelona Transport

Barcelona has excellent public transport systems. Car hire and driving are not recommended because of heavy traffic and poor parking facilities.

The easiest way of getting around the city of Barcelona, and unfortunately the least scenic is the

 

Barcelona El Prat airport



 

Very frequent train service and bus service between Airport & Barcelona City

Full details of the Barcelona El Prat Airport  & transport

Click to book Airport Transfers Barcelona Airport Barcelona Hotels & Apartments

 

 

Metro underground or subway system Metro station



 

The underground lines 1, 2, 3 etc are colour coded and depicted Mero Line 1Mero Line 2Mero Line 3Metro Line 4Metro Line 5Line 6

Metro tickets are the same price as bus tickets and the multi journey tickets can be used on either

Barcelona Multi Journey tickets available

  • 10 journey T ticket approx €6 for 1 zone
  • 2 day approx €8 €9
  • 3 day approx €12

 

Railway Stations



 

The main railway stations followed by the Metro underground station name are:

  • Sants Metro: Sants Estació   Barcelonas Main Station Trains to the Airport & to the South
  • Arc de Triomf Metro: Arc de Triom
  • El Clot Arago Metro: Clot
  • Estacio de França Metro: Barceloneta Trains to France & the Continent
  • Passeig de Gràcia Metro: Passeig de Gràcia
  • Plaça de Catalunya Metro: Catalunya
  • Sant Andreu Arenal Metro: Fabra i Puig
  • Sant Andreu Comtal Metro: Sant Andreu
  • Torre del Baro Metro: Torre Baró Vallbona

 

Barcelona Buses Bus



 

This method of travel allows you to see where you are going, but is subject to traffic holdups. Luckily there are exclusive bus / taxi lanes to help speed your journey.

  • Route maps are displayed at bus stops and buses run from around 5:30 am to 11:30 pm.
  • Multi journey tickets are much cheaper than buying single fares. 

Hop on Hop off Barcelona Tourist Bus (Bus Touristic)

Routes

There are 2 Bus Touristic routes.  Your ticket allows you to use buses on either route changing routes if required at the 3 central common stops

This bus runs roughly every 25 minutes around the tourist sightseeing attractions, the complete journey takes approximately 2 hours per route. A one day ticket that can be purchased on the bus costs around €15.00, a two days' ticket is only a few euros more.

 

You can get off the bus to walk around the attraction and catch a later one to continue your journey.

Ruta Norte Roja. The Red route North
Ruta Sur Azur. The Blue route South

 

Barcelona Taxis



 

Taxis are plentiful, can use the exclusive bus / taxi lanes, thus helping them through traffic congestion

Taxi Costs

Costs are reasonable, and are metered. Make sure the meter is on. Current fares are posted inside the cabs.

Extra charges and minimum fares:

  • Day minimum fare around €1.20, night €1.35 (2004 prices)
  • Airport supplement €2.10, with a minimum fare of €11.15
  • Port supplement €1.85
  • Oversized luggage supplement €0.85

Barcelona tours & Activities

A wide variety of Barcelona Tours & Activities in or from Barcelona are available

 

Sample Tours



 

  • Barcelona Half Day or Full Day City Sightseeing Visit the Sagrada Familia and many more Barcelona top Attractions
  • Barcelona Hop On Hop Off Pass One or two day pass for the hop on hop off the open topped tourist bus

Current Weather in Barcelona

Click for Barcelona, Spain Forecast

Barcelona Bars and Nightlife

Barcelona is a large city with an amazing array of nightlife to suit all tastes

 

Barcelona Flamenco Show



 

Seeing a Flamenco Show is a must when in Spain, click the banner below for details of the Barcelona Flamenco Show at the Tablao de Carmen Located in Avda. Marqués de Comillas s/n. Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc

The location is in the Andalusian quarter (Barrio Andaluz), up the mountain is in the specially built village of Poble Espanyol, which has building styles from all of the different areas of Spain known as "autonomous communities". I recommend that you arrive early so you can wander around the village. The price of the show usually includes entrance to the village.

Barcelona Flamenco Show

 

 

The closest Metro and Bus stop is Espanya
By bus nº 50 & 13 stop at "Plaça Espanya"
By Metro line 1 & 3 stop at "Espanya".

The walk is not too far but it is up a steep hill, or get a Taxi

Barcelona guides and Barcelona Maps

Time Out Guide to Barcelona

"Time Out" Guide to Barcelona Providing the visitor with in depth, authoritative coverage of the Catalan capital, this guide contains information on where to stay and eat and includes details on restaurants, bars, museums, art galleries and nightlife. It is researched and written by Barcelona residents themselves.

The Rough Guide to Barcelona Map

The Rough Guide to Barcelona Map

Packed with information, this double sided map is printed on waterproof paper. The colours used for mapping have been chosen after research into what works best in different light conditions, so the map should be as easy to read under street lamps as it is in daylight. The main area of the city is covered, with an enlarged downtown city centre street map on the reverse. A comprehensive street index and clearly marked one way streets and pedestrianized areas should make this map ideal for use on foot, driving, or using public transport.