Barcelona Ramblas

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Roser 40, Barcelona, 08004, Spain
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Barcelona day-trips

by jnowosadko

Dear everyone,

My husband and I are thinking of visiting Barcelona this March. Are there any interesting day-trips to consider? We'd love to get up in the mountain area if possible - is there anything within a 1-2 hour drive from Barcelona? If not, any other ideas would be welcome. We are interested in culture, architecture, food, and the outdoors.

Re: Barcelona day-trips

by traveltime10

While in Barcelona, we went on a day trip to Montserrat- a monastery located high on a mountaintop. The view was incredible, the monastery extremely interesting, and it is home to the Boys Choir, who sometimes sing at Sunday Mass, and sometimes it is possible to attend a practice during the week. A local type of farmer's market outside the monastery area made it interesting, and while I didn't get to see much of the church inside due to visiting during Sunday mass ( and there were crowds there to hear the choir) it is a place I would like to go back to. There is also a museum and trip further up the mountain offered.

It was a great experience.

Re: Barcelona day-trips

by unaS

Agree that Montserrat is a marvelous day trip. I would park at the bottom of the hill and take the Cable car (Aeri) up to the top of the mountain, the views are superb.

Girona is about 90 km. from Barcelona.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girona
http://www.girona.cat/turisme/eng/activitats.php

Re: Barcelona day-trips

by torrede8

I suggested go to Montblanc and l'Espluga de Francoli, they are both medieval villages, near of them you can visited the monastery of Poblet. the landscape is: olive trees and vineygards, with some hills (pine), and if you are interested in hikking, there are some ways from Montblanc, for instance.

Re: Barcelona day-trips

by torrede8

I suggested go to Montblanc and l'Espluga de Francoli, they are both medieval villages, near of them you can visited the monastery of Poblet. the landscape is: olive trees and vineygards, with some hills (pine), and if you are interested in hikking, there are some ways from Montblanc, for instance....

Re: Barcelona day-trips

by Badger1492

I agree that Montblanc + L'Espluga de Francoli + Poblet is a good day trip. I just want to point out that you will need to rent a car for the day. I don't think you can make it conveniently with public transport. If I'm wrong about that, please correct me.

We did this daytrip by car and it was great. Let me know if you want some details like where to eat in L'Espluga.

Re: Barcelona day-trips

by HispanicYob

If you're looking for something artsy, I recommend Parc Guell. It gets overcrowded in the summer so be wary if you don't like crowds. There's lots of little pathways to walk around and kick back under the shade. There's lots of gardens there. A good outdoor thing to do. It's high up in the city with a good view of the city.

Travel Tips for Barcelona

when u will have the chance to...

by dubflo

when u will have the chance to go to bcn u absolutely have fun, drink the more tequila u can and make your life easier.
but first of all please leave home all your paranoia, u don't need them there. I don't know if i can write my best memory of barcelona here....

Inventive and innovative, radical and racy...

by Klod5

Inventive and innovative, radical and racy, Barcelona is one of Europe's most dynamic cities. Strolling through its streets is like wandering through a living museum, a legacy of its remarkable two thousand years of history. From the ancient maze-like Gothic quarter, built within the Roman city walls, to the astonishing regimental grid plan of the turn-of-the-century Eixample district, studded with eye-catching jewels of Modernista architecture, and the space-age constructions for the 1992 Olympiad, the city contains some of the finest and most eccentric art and architecture in the world. Outstanding even by Barcelonan standards is Gaudí's extraordinary Sagrada Família - for many, reason enough to visit the city.

Paella

by bpwillet

This is a traditional Spanish rice dish which is prepared in an number of ways. It can be mixed with different types of vegetables and meats, seafood only, Valencia style (with chicken and vegetables), or vegetarian. There are different types of rice you can have with it as well. All of them are great and a good meal to keep you going as you tour the city. It is usually a thick rice platter that is usually still sizzling when it comes out. The bring the skillet out to you when you are served.

The buildings outside the main streets

by vec

Barcelona is known for it's architecture, but Barcelona is not only Gaudi. Just take a trip outside the main streets, and you will find a more genuine Spanish architecture, showing more of joy in the construction work than just art.

Main shopping districts in Barcelona

by LeaJoy about Shoes / Clothes

I visited Barcelona in July, the time when summer sales start, so I was able to shop till I drop :)) for bargain prices. If you go there in winter, sales start around January 10th.
Barcelona's main shopping districts are around Placa de Catalunya (where El Corte Ingles is, one of the best department stores), Passeig de Gracia (Max Mara, Escada, Zara) and Av. Diagonal.
My favourite Spanish store is Bershka, located in Av. Portal d´Angel. Clothes here are really cool and also really cheap.
If you're into designer clothes, Av. Diagonal is the place for you. Shops along here include Calvin Klein, Armani, Versace and Gucci.
One last thing, stay away from Las Ramblas when going shopping. This is a popular tourist attraction so things are really overpriced.

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