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Recommended accommodation - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

 
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Tourist information

Barcelona is a gorgeous coastal town with limitless culture, amazing architecture, and an exceptional drinking and dining scene. Sun-drenched beaches make a fine backdrop to a jog, bicycle ride or leisurely roam by the coast – followed by a relaxing dip, of course. You can as well take joy in the view from out on the sea while kayaking, sailing, wind-surfing or taking it simple on a sunset cruise. Barcelona is the 10th-most-visited town worldwide and the third most explored in Europe after Paris and London, with almost 11 million travellers each year. With its Rambles, Barcelona is ranked the most favourite town to visit in Spain. Barcelona is worldwide famous tourist place, with innumerable leisure districts, best beaches worldwide, gentle and pleasant atmospheric conditions, historic cultural attractions, consisting of eight UNESCO World Heritage Spots, a number of top-quality hotels and resorts, and amazing tourist infrastructure.

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a Mediterranean and metropolitan town with Roman leftovers, ancient districts and the most attractive samples of 20th century Modernism and avant-garde. It is no surprise that representative buildings by the Catalan designers Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. The town's origins are Roman and wide cultural program will take guests to art galleries, events, open-air sculptures… and several performances, plays and dances.

When to visit Barcelona

July is most likely the busiest time in Barcelona; at the same time roughly 10% of stores and bars can be found sealed from mid-August to early September, when the business owners go on holidays. In the heart of Barcelona you will discover most stores and dining establishments open. Nevertheless there will be a number of travellers. Barcelona has respectable beaches although the inhabitants will actually cherish it if guests do not consider it a beach resort and don't wear beachwear when exploring churches, bars, events and galleries. Barcelona is exceptional off-season and is a charming town even in winter season as long as the possibility of rainfall is low. During the course of these months the town is not too chilly averaging between 9-12°C with bright and blue skies. Given the high moisture, 19-23°C is considered mild climate, which is generally the temperature level in May and June and in October and early November. This is the most appropraite time to visit this part of Spain. Anything hotter than this can feel too hot.

Barcelona Cuisine

Gastronomy has become among the key dynamos for Catalonian economic situation in the last couple years, with some of the world’s greatest dining establishments and top chefs, for instance Carme Ruscalleda, Ferràn Adrià, Carles Gaig, Sergi Arola and Puig, all native of and working in the area. The cuisine is a vibrant blend of classic and modern exploratory meals, with affects from several different cultures who have lived in Barcelona over the last couple hundred years: Arab, Jewish, Provençal, French, Greek and Italian.

Scams

Scams are surprisingly frequent, particularly in very touristy districts. The number one thing to keep in mind about a scam is that you should never speak with someone you don't know who walks up to you in a cramped area. Do not sign anything, talk to them or help them with their issue. Being rude is literally your perfect defense versus scams. You can't be deceived if they don't have time to speak with you. Be sure to keep your doors locked while driving in the town and look for any suspicious scooters stopping near your automobile.

Get around

Around the city of Barcelona there are several small towns and villages which are definitely worth a visit, featuring the city off Vic, located to the west of the Sau reservoir. Town of Vic is home to a magnificent basilica. Two beautiful towns that must be visited are the Villafranca del Penedes and Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, both wine producers of the area, and enjoying a plentiful cultural ancestry and many of colourful tourist attractions. Sant Sadurni d’Anoia is the main producer of Cava wine in Spain, the equivalent to French champagne.The small town of Manresa, with its fortress settled on a hill and an crucial stop-off away from the coast of Barcelona.
 
 

Town is recommended for

Families with Teenagers, Girls Getaway, Romantic trips, Suitable for older people, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Adventure and Sport, Tourists without a Car, People with Disabilities, Families with pets
 

Barcelona, Spain - General details

Arboretum, atm, botanical garden, churches, cinema, duty free, fitness centre, forests, grocery stores, hospital, library, marina, water parks, theme parks, zoo, wine cellar, restaurants, tennis courts, swimming, walking paths, sailing club, cycling, fishing, horse riding, ski resorts, golf club, windsurfing, water ski, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, diving, hunting, bird watching, casinos, hiking, rafting, snorkelling
 

Barcelona, region of Catalonia - Distances

 
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    Barcelona - Madrid: 505 km
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    Barcelona - Sevilla: 830 km
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    Barcelona - Ciutat Vella (406+ accommodation units): 2 km
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    Barcelona - Poble Sec (169+ accommodation units): 2 km
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    Barcelona - Camp Nou (40+ accommodation units): 3 km
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    Barcelona - Collblanc i La Torrassa (33+ apartments): 3 km
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    Barcelona - Barri de Santa Eulalia (4+ accommodation units): 4 km
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    Barcelona - Zona Franca (0+ accommodation units): 5 km
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    Barcelona - Barri de Sant Josep (1+ apartments): 5 km
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    Barcelona - Barri del Gornal (2+ accommodation units): 5 km
  • Airport "El Prat De Llobregat", town of Barcelona (Germanwings, Aegean Airlines, American Airlines, Air Berlin, Air France, Air Algerie, AeroMéxico, Aerolineas Argentinas): 12 km
  • Airport "Girona-Costa Brava", town of Gerona (Ryanair, Transavia Holland): 76 km
  • Airport "Reus", town of Reus (Ryanair): 87 km
 

Valencia -> Barcelona - road routes

 
  • 1. Head north on Plaça de l'Ajuntament toward Carrer de les Barques.
  • 2. Take the 1st right onto Carrer de les Barques.
  • 3. Continue onto Carrer del Pintor Sorolla.
  • 4. Turn left onto Plaza Alfonso Magnánimo.
  • 5. Turn right onto Calle Palacio Justicia.
  • 6. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Carrer del Justlcia.
  • 7. Continue onto Pont de l'Exposició.
  • 8. Continue onto Carrer Don Armando Palacio Valdes.
  • 9. Continue onto Carrer del Dr. Moliner.
  • 10. Turn right onto Av. de Blasco Ibáñez.
  • 11. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Av. Cataluña.
  • 12. Continue onto V-21 (17.7 km)
  • 13. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for E-15/AP-7/A-7/Castelló/Castellónarcelona and merge onto E-15/AP-7. Partial toll road. (259 km)
  • 14. Take exit 31 to merge onto C-32 toward N-340/El Vendrell/Coma-ruga/Aeroport de Barcelona. Partial toll road. (58.9 km)
  • 15. Take exit 16B to merge onto B-10/Ronda Litoral toward Barcelona/E-90/Port (8.0 km)
  • 16. Take the exit toward 21 Ciutat Vella/Paral.lel/La Rombla/Montjuïc/Port Vell.
  • 17. Merge onto Passeig de Josep Carner. Go through 1 roundabout.
  • 18. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto La Rambla.
  • 19. Turn right onto Carrer Santa Anna.
  • 20. Take the 1st right onto Carrer Canuda.
 

Tourist attractions and sights

 
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    Sagrada familia, 0.6 km from the centre of town of Barcelona.
    The Sagrada Família, Gaudí's incomplete masterwork, is among Barcelona's most favourite traveler attractions. It's a giant Cathedral that has been underneath construction since 1882 . Despite of all the controversy surrounding cathedral it is a clearly spectacular building and an absolute must-see when you explore Barcelona. Sagrada Familia attracts roughly 2.75 million travellers per year and is the most explored monument in Spain.
     
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    Casa Batllo, 0.6 km from the centre of town of Barcelona.
    Casa Batllo is situated in the center of Barcelona and is among Antoni Gaudí’s masterworks. This is most likely the strangest residential building in Spain. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), as it has a visceral, skeletal organic quality . While Gaudi is the man behind the building and its design, he nonetheless had help from professionals within the fields ceramics and iron works to complete the building.
     
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    Palau de la Musica Catalana, 1.4 km from the centre of town of Barcelona.
    Palau de la Música Catalana was created by designer, Lluís Domenech i Montaner and constructed in the middle 1905 and 1908. The castle has been a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. No journey to Barcelona is complete without seeing this spectacular castle. A guided tour is an ideal chance to view the building. Palau de la Musica Catalana has a credibility for being more outstanding on the inside so it's well worth paying to see the inner parts.
     
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    Golf club Sant Cugat, 10.8 km from the centre of town of Barcelona.
    Golf club Sant Cugat is a course with more than 90 years of past, initially created by Mr. Harry S. Colt. It has 20 holes that are blended in various courses. This is a really tight course with elevation changes, deep bunkers and not so simple to stroll. The high quality of the greens is outstanding and they are hosted in high esteem by professional players.
     
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    Golf club El Prat (Open), 22.1 km from the centre of town of Barcelona.
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    Golf club El Prat (Blue), 22.3 km from the centre of town of Barcelona.
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    Golf club Barcelona, 28.3 km from the centre of town of Barcelona.
 

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