Barcelona Tourism (Spain)
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Barcelona City Travel Guide
Barcelona tourism has truly diverse attractions. From museums and an array of concerts, dances, and iconic landmarks, you will be spoilt for choice. Barcelona is home to gorgeous works of arts and UNESCO has even declared the symbolic structures by famed artists like Antoni Gaudi as World Heritage Sites. Visit Barcelona to learn about the city's sports heritage, to enjoy Catalan cuisine, and to bask in the Mediterranean sunshine! Here's our detailed Barcelona city guide:
Top Barcelona tourist attractions are:
1) Las Ramblas
This is the most famous street in Barcelona. It has numerous street performers and several interesting restaurants, buildings, and shops.
2) La Pedrera
This building by made by Antonio Gaudí was formerly called Casa Mila. It features Antonio's colorful tiles and wavy works of bricks.
3) Barcelona FC Museum
The museum has 3 sections with a 3D cinema, audio-visual touchscreen, and information on the history of FC Barcelona. One part holds some photos, trophies, and documents detailing the club's history. Another part exhibits football memorabilia, including a trophy-room with every trophy or a replica the club has won.
4) Sagrada Familia (Giant Basilica)
This is a must see building designed by the renowned architect Antonio Gaudí in 1882. It's a gigantic church and is a work in progress given that it's still being constructed to date. UNESCO declared Gaudi's works in the church as a World Heritage Site and it's a big boost to Barcelona Tourism.
5) The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Built in 1929, it’s located at the head of Avinguda Maria Cristina in the area of Montjuic. The main purpose to build this was for the Barcelona International Exposition. The fountain displays a spectacular mix of colors, lights, music, and water acrobatics. Performances are every half-hour from Thursday to Sunday during summer and Fridays and Saturdays in winter.
6) Park Güell
This park, an acclaimed World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is built by Gaudi and shows his rich artistic prowess. It sits on Carmel hill and from the Central Plaza, you can view wonderful sights of Barcelona City. The park's entrance is the most decorated part of the park. It has two extravagantly beautiful houses that lead you to the Central Plaza.
This museum displays Picasso's paintings in sequence from his beginning works to his final ones. That way you can see how he designed the most famous works that made him a legend.
Plan your trip to Barcelona in December to experience the winter chill while exploring the charming attractions of the city. Even though it is not the best time to travel to Barcelona, but one can enjoy their trip to the fullest as, during this time the city is less crowded, and accommodations are available at budget prices.
The tourism in Barcelona is supported by numerous artistic buildings, including parks, museums, churches, and squares. Popular attractions include Placa Reial, Arts’ of Catalunya MNAC National Museum, and Miró Museum. The weather in Barcelona is enjoyable in most months of the year wherein May to July being the best months to visit. August is hot most of the time, while October, November and February are cold. Meals in Barcelona are mostly Mediterranean. There are a lot of legumes, fish, and vegetables. The best time to visit Barcelona is May-June and September-October. Winter in Barcelona is a popular season for honeymooners and families. During the summer seasons in Barcelona, the average temperature can be as high as 30 degree Celsius. Make sure to get weather updates while planning Barcelona holidays. Barcelona–El Prat Airport is located some 12 km from the city center. It is served by connecting flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The average flight duration from Delhi to Barcelona is about 15 hours including one layover.
The weather in Barcelona is enjoyable in most months of the year wherein May to July being the best months to visit. August is hot most of the time, while October, November and February are cold. Meals in Barcelona are mostly Mediterranean. There are a lot of legumes, fish, and vegetables. The best time to visit Barcelona is May-June and September-October. Winter in Barcelona is a popular season for honeymooners and families. During the summer seasons in Barcelona, the average temperature can be as high as 30 degree Celsius. Make sure to get weather updates while planning Barcelona holidays.
Barcelona–El Prat Airport is located some 12 km from the city center. It is served by connecting flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The average flight duration from Delhi to Barcelona is about 15 hours including one layover.
How to Reach Barcelona
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The city is close to 3 airports. The Barcelona International Airport is nearest to the city center of Barcelona.
Girona Airport is 103 kms of Barcelona. Reus Airport is 106 km from the city. The low budget flights fly down to Girona and Reus Airport. All flights take you to Barcelona. Choose your Airport wisely.
Barcelona can be reached via train from various cities of Europe. Sans Train Station is a major station in Barcelona. Trains from and to Paris, Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Valencia arrive and depart from here. Express trains arrive and depart from here.
Barcelona has a very good transport network. Metros and buses both operate here. RENFE Train takes you from Airport to the city Centre. Barcelona Bus brings you from Girona Airport to the city centre. Aerobus is a special express bus that operates from Airport to city centre. Bus number 46, N17 are Airport buses to the city centre. Barcelona transportations offer tourist bus services. Tourist bus service for one day and two consecutive days are available as well which helps one to see the city at its own pace. The Bus services are cheap and convenient. There is also a Tourist card available for tourists to save money. Also, the card gives you free entry at many places. The metro system is very well organised but is a bit complicated. One can also take a taxi or walk by foot to explore the town.
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FAQ's of Barcelona
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Tap water in Barcelona is safe to drink, however, people don't like the taste of Barcelona tap water. It is used for cooking as well, but restaurants offer mineral water bottles.
The Barcelona Card offers free entry to museums, free travel on public transport as well as access to many popular attractions of the city.
The usual business hours in Barcelona are from 09.00 in the morning till 19.00 or 20.00 in the evening with a one or two hour lunch break, more commonly known as the siesta time.
This beautiful city enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with warm and humid summers and mild winters.
The electrical outlets in Spain operate with 220-volt AC, 50Hz electrical current with a two-pin electrical plugs.
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