Things to know BEFORE you go to BARCELONA | Travel Tips 2020May 09, 2020
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traveling to Barcelona, including where the main attractions are, the best time to visit, where to stay and for how long, how to get around the city, how much they cost, the best apps to use, the best views. of the city and other practical information, don't forget to like this video, subscribe to our channel, enable notifications and share your own experience or ask a question in the comments below. We also created a mobile-friendly pdf document that covers everything related to this video plus the 20 best
thingsto do in Barcelona, including multiple maps here are 16 essential
knowbefore visiting Barcelona number 16 the map of Barcelona Facing the Mediterranean Sea Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, let's look at the map and see where the main attractions are located To get your bearings, let's start with the Sagrada Familia, a famous Roman Catholic church in the UNESCO World Heritage Site To the northwest of the Sagrada Familia you will find Parkway, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, beneath the works of Antonio Gaudi, located on the west side of the The park is a mountain with stunning views of Barcelona.
Casa Milá. Another of these notable buildings is located southwest of the Sagrada Familia. In the southeast you will find the Citadel park with a zoological lake and other popular places. Also don't miss the nearby Arc de Triomphe to the south of the park you will find La Barceloneta, this coastal neighborhood is home to one of Barcelona's most beloved beaches and w Barcelona a sail-shaped hotel with fantastic views of the city and the sea the old city the corridor Gothic known for its medieval squares and streets take you to the famous La Rambla promenade from La Rambla you can enter the world famous La Boqueria food market Don't miss the famous monument to Columbus just at the end of La Rambla by the sea further southwest At the foot of the hill of Montjuic is the plate of Spain, one of the most important squares in the city and an important transport hub.
Near the square are the magic fountain and the Cinahl Dar de Catalunya museum at the top of the hill. From Montjuic you will find Manjuk Castle, take the Manduk cable car to the castle for stunning views of Barcelona and of course, if you are a sports fan, don't miss the world famous camp. Normally you will arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona El Pratt Airport, which is located near the city, the main train station is Barcelona Arena Station located near Plaza de España to get a better idea of the distance, a 1-minute walk. .3 miles or 2.1 kilometers from the parkway to the Sagrada Familia takes about 30 minutes if you use public transportation, it will take you about the same amount of time as it takes about 45 minutes to walk 2.3 miles or 3.7 kilometers from the Sagrada Familia to Barceloneta beach for 30 minutes if you use public transport number 15 Time and climate Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate Winters are mild with temperatures ranging between 48 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit or 8 and 15 degrees Celsius It is usually sunny at Sometimes cloudy or rainy but it rarely snows in the city center Summers are hot and humid Temperatures range between 68 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 and 29 degrees Celsius in spring and autumn The weather is mild and relatively rainy in Barcelona it gets Frequent cold winds at this time of year, especially in April, temperatures range between 54 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 and 23 degrees Celsius in spring and between 47 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 12 and 26 degrees Celsius in the fall, of course, These are just averages.
The weather and temperature may be different at the time of your visit, so remember to check the weather forecast before your 14th trip. The best time to visit The best time to visit Barcelona is late spring and early summer, from May to June, and in the fall from September to October at this time of year the water is pleasant and the crowds are relatively small. January and February are the cheapest months to visit the city. The least convenient time to visit is probably August, when it is very hot and humid and there are summer tourists. everywhere, but don't worry, Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so you'll have a great time no matter the season and how can you find out the best days and times to see the attractions?
Just check Google to see how busy it is. The specific location is at a certain time of day, of course we recommend going early in the week or on the 13th morning of your stay. Many
travelers stay in Barcelona for three days to see its main attractions and get a basic idea of this extraordinary city. city but if you want a more relaxed and authentic experience we recommend you stay from one to three days plus number 12 where to stay with accommodation cost if it is your first time in Barcelona we recommend you stay in the Elborn Gothic Corridor or in a Champlain we will be close to many Of the main attractions, these areas are also great for nightlife along with Pablino and Santantoni to experience the small town atmosphere.
Stay in Grace, which is also a great family-friendly neighborhood. If you love the beach, choose La Barceloneta for greater comfort. Stay inside or just get out of the city also make sure to check if there is a metro station nearby so you can easily get to the city center on average a mid range hotel room in Barcelona costs around 150 euros or 170 dollars per night for budget hotels the average is about 50 euros or 60 dollars again, these are just averages and the ranges for different hotel categories are relatively wide. With a little online research, you can get some good deals, especially if your dates are flexible and you don't travel during peak seasons.
Watch our video on the best apps to book your 11th stay avoiding crowds Barcelona is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe and receives around 8 million international visitors each year with these large crowds exploring the city can be a challenge but Even if you can't avoid all the crowds, you can do some
thingsto make your trip to Barcelona a more pleasant experience. You can avoid the peak seasons. Avoid taking the metro during rush hours. Get up early in the morning to explore the city without the crowds. google or google maps to check how busy a specific place is at a certain time of day or explore outside the city center once you've visited the number 10 must-see attractions transportation to and from the airport to get to and from Barcelona and pratt airport you can use the metro or train buses taxis and private transfers and car rental check our travel guide for links and additional information on how to get to and from
barcelonaeltrad airport arriving by train if you come to
barcelonaby train you will normally arrive to Barcelona's del sol station which is located northwest of the city center, about 10 minutes walk from the plaza de españa, another important train station is the franca station, which is close to the citadel park and from the beach, from this station you can take medium-distance routes to other regions of Spain before your trip. check which station is closest to where you are staying in barcelona arriving by car if you arrive in barcelona by car consider booking a hotel or apartment with a nearby car park parking rates are 2 euros to 3 euros per hour and per day rates They range between 15 and 40 euros.
You can also consider parking on the outskirts of the city. These facilities are located near the metro, train or bus stations so you can easily reach the city center via public transport. The rates are from 9 euros 95 cents for one day to 60 euros for seven days moving around the city Barcelona is well covered by public transport however you will have to walk a lot so bring comfortable shoes to move around the city you can use the dmb barcelona public transport service which includes the subway and city buses is an economical and efficient way to see the city's attractions.
A single ticket costs 2 euros 20. You can also buy an integrated ticket for multiple trips of 1 to 5 days. Other transport options include trams, taxis and getting off buses bicycles scooters and of course funiculars and cable cars check our travel guide for timetables prices links and additional information number nine general information here are some other things you should know for an enjoyable and easy experience in barcelona drinking water is safe drink tap water in barcelona there are around 1,600 free drinking water fountains throughout the city we will cover apps to find water fountains in a minute bathrooms you will rarely see public toilets on the streets of barcelona however you can use the bathrooms in museums and In other public buildings and even in shopping centers there are also bathrooms in cafes, bars and restaurants where you will have to ask for something if you want to use the bathroom free wi-fi barcelona wi-fi offers tourists wi-fi access free to almost 2,000 access points throughout the city, including museums, parks, libraries, markets, subway stations and even on buses and on number eight street for international travelers.
Travel adapters. If you are coming from outside of Europe or the UK, you will probably need a special European travel adapter to charge your phone and other devices. This is what the Spanish plugs look like. If you travel a lot, consider purchasing a universal travel adapter that you can use in others too. countries, always bring some cash while most hotels, restaurants and shops in Barcelona accept major credit cards such as visa or mastercard it is advisable to always have some euros in your wallet currency exchange like most other European cities Barcelona use the euro at the time of making this video one euro is worth approximately one dollar and eleven cents or 89 pence be sure to check the exchange rate before you travel, the easiest way to get euros is through ATMs in Spain.
ATMs usually ask you if you want to be charged in euros or your local currency to get better exchange rates and lower fees. Choose to be charged in euros. It's also best to withdraw as few times as possible to avoid multiple ATM fees. You can also consider using debit cards like Revolut, which don't charge fees for limited ATM withdrawals. Of course, you can also exchange your foreign cash for euros at a currency exchange office. It can be competitive. Rates at tourist spots like La Rambla, La Sagrada Familia, Avenida del Parallel and El Raval. Avoid currency exchanges at airports and hotels that generally offer low rates and charge high rates.
Prepaid SIM Cards You can buy a prepaid SIM card to access the internet on your phone. Local operators include Vodafone Orange and Moviestar. See our travel guide for more information. Pocket Wi-Fi. Alternatively, you might consider renting a pocket Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot if you're from the US and travel a lot. Consider using Google Fi. Barcelona time zone. Uses Central European Daylight Time or GMT plus two Most continental European countries are in this time zone number seven Safety Barcelona is generally a safe city, but there are some areas to avoid, especially at night, get more Information on which areas to avoid in our travel guide Unfortunately Barcelona is not only popular with tourists but also with pickpockets and bag and watch thieves, especially around the main attractions and metro stations, take care of your valuables and use the common sense for emergency services. dialogue one one two number six best apps to use here is a list of useful apps to use during your stay there metro de barcelona or metrobus barcelona for metro and bus schedules routes maps and tickets with locals meetup or ethwipt to do things with locals jaga rabbi and other providers to rent an electric scooter donkey republic for bicycles electric bicycles and electric scooter rental Google Maps or Apple Maps for walking, driving and using public transportation.
Google Maps also allows you to download maps, which is a great option if you don't want to use the roaming city mapper or move it around to get information about public transport, such as the fastest departure and arrival times. routes, etc. barcelona travel guide almond mr almond barcelona travel guide Lonely Planet or other similar applications for practical information on attractions and public transportation the fork for free restaurant reservations in real time and special discounts tripadvisor and yelp for restaurant hotel museum and two wi-fi reviews Wi-Fi map or finder that helps you find Wi-Fi throughout Barcelona. Press to locate the nearest water source.
Citro Squad or Flash to find public bathrooms in Barcelona. Consultationour travel guide for links to download these apps on iOS and Android and for more information. App Suggestions Number Five Languages and Expressions The languages spoken in Barcelona are Spanish and Catalan, while English is not spoken or understood everywhere in most tourist-oriented places such as restaurants, shops and main attractions, They will have people who speak English. Here are some words and expressions in Spanish that always come in handy hello or hello good morning or good morning goodbye or bye or how are you okay thank you well thank you nothing at all or there is no problem or I don't understand I don't speak Spanish or I don't speak Spanish how much does it cost?
Find more useful words and expressions in Spanish and Catalan in our travel guide number 4 Free city tours A great way to discover Barcelona Walking tours are organized by expert guides who know a lot about the fascinating history and unique art of the city and culture, some providers even offer free walking tours, but you are still expected to leave a tip of your choice after the tour. Check out our travel guide for links to free guided tour websites and other interesting tours in Barcelona. Passes number three for the city. There are several passes. You can choose to help you save money and time in Barcelona, for example, Barcelona Pass, Barcelona Cart Barcelona.com and TurboPass Barcelona.
These passes include entry to several top attractions, skip-the-line privileges, various types of discounts, unlimited free use of public transportation and hop-on hop-off bus tickets. See our travel guide for current prices and link numbers. Two, food prices and
tipsFood prices can vary widely in Barcelona and you will have many dining options no matter what your budget, we suggest using Yelp and Tripadvisor to find nearby places with good reviews, try to avoid restaurants below the main tourist sites you will often get much better value for money in a restaurant one or two blocks from the main attractions a cheap meal in a restaurant ranges between five and nine euros for lunch and between eight and fifteen euros for dinner a small plate of tapas costs between 3 and 5 euros and you will get a delicious paella for about 8 euros you can buy a baguette in a bakery or cafe for approximately 1 euro a typical nsa mada or other similar pastry from one to three euros and churros with spicy sauce chocolate from four to five euros as for drinks a coffee costs between one euro thirty-two euros fifty a bottle of soft drink about two euros a glass of beer between 2 euros 50 and 4 euros 50 and a glass of wine from 1 to 3 euros there are excellent fries in Barcelona.
Check out our travel guide for the list of the best cheap dining spots, like Champagneria for tapas, Correa Food for fresh pasta and empanadas, and Churreria Laitana for churros with hot chocolate. To save some money, you can buy food and drinks at a grocery store or fresh fruit at a local food market. In fact, Barcelona is famous for its market culture. There are around 40 food markets in the city, the largest and most impressive of which is Lagoqueria. Use Google Maps or a similar app to locate a grocery store or market near you Tips You are not expected to tip in Barcelona or Spain in general, you can still tip if you want because you feel you have been well taken care of, we recommend giving a tip of five to ten percent of the construction.
Based on the quality of service, also always keep in cash, even if you pay by credit card, number one best views in the city, you can enjoy several amazing views of Barcelona from TBW Parkway Sagrada W Hotel Barcelona. Check out our travel guide for more places with free admission. and amazing paid views of the city and maps to easily locate them our travel guide is a mobile friendly pdf document that you can store on your phone for offline use. Covers the 10 best things to do in Barcelona plus 10 additional attractions. Maps. Links. Opening times. and other information that will help you make your trip to Barcelona stress-free by purchasing our travel guide, you are also helping us maintain this channel.
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