Catalonia Hotel Suite

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Muntaner 505, Barcelona, Barcelona 08022
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Barcelona- 3 days visit.

by norha1

On my way from South America to East Europe it is possible to spend 3 days
in Barcelona?

What are the "musts" to be seen at this city?

Re: Barcelona- 3 days visit.

by vtveen

See Barcelona Travelguide:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Catalunya/Barcelona-274654/TravelGuide-Barcelona.html

Re: Barcelona- 3 days visit.

by johnincornwall

It's not clear how much of your trip is already planned. For example are you saying you already have a stopover in Barcelona? If not there are plenty of places to see in Europe that fit in with your schedule without taking a possibly costly diversion.

If you are definitely heading for Barcelona then follow the Barcelona section of this forum. Lots of stuff even just recently.

Re: Barcelona- 3 days visit.

by Badger1492

You absolutely must see all the "must sees," that's for sure.

Re: Barcelona- 3 days visit.

by fa87

This guide was really helpfull during my stay last summer: http://www.apartime.com/component/option,com_sectionex/Itemid,99/id,4/view,category/
I really saw a lot this great city has to offer

Re: Barcelona- 3 days visit.

by Tracyden

I spent just two days in Barcelona - it does feel like a very short time as there is so much to see and do - I found the tourist bus useful for seeing a lot in a short space of time - it isn't cheap but you do get a book of vouchers for popular attractions, you can hop on and off whenever you like and if you travel all three routes you will see most of the must sees. Set off early though as the bus got busier as the day went on.

Don't miss Parc Guell - it was my favourite.

Re: Barcelona- 3 days visit.

by richardjohnsonmiller

For sure try to go to Barcelona, as it is one of the greatest cities I know... You'll love it.

Check this must-see places guide: http://issuu.com/desigbarcelona/docs/barcelona-guide?utm_source=foro&utm_medium=social%2Bmedia&utm_content=post%2B2011&utm_campaign=BCN%2Bguide

Hope you like it

Travel Tips for Barcelona

General Sightseeing

by grayfo

Sights and museums in Barcelona are spread out across the city, so you do need to use public transport. A T-10 ticket entitles you to 10 rides on the bus or metro, and costs €6.90 (£4.60). A single ticket costs €1.25 (83p) and a day ticket costs €5.25 (£3.50). Tourist tickets are available for periods from two to five days, from €9.60 (£6.40). The Barcelona Tourist Bus has two routes stopping off at major points of interest and costs €19 (£12.75) for one day or €23 (£15.40) for two days, with discounts at museums, attractions and restaurants. The Barcelona Card includes public transport, and discounts at museums, attractions and shops. From €24 (£16) for two days.

La Rambla
Five separate...

by eladr

La Rambla
Five separate streets strung end to end, La Rambla
(also called Las Ramblas) is a tree-lined pedestrian
boulevard packed with buskers, living statues, mimes
and itinerant salespeople selling everything from
lottery tickets to jewellery. The noisy bird market
on the second block of La Rambla is worth a stop, as
is the nearby Palau de la Virreina, a grand 18th-
century rococo mansion, with arts and entertainment
information and a ticket office. Next door is La
Rambla's most colourful market, the Mercat de la
Boqueria. Just south of the Boqueria the Mosaïc de
Miró punctuates the pavement, with one tile signed by
the artist. The next section of La Rambla boasts the
Gran Teatre del Liceu, the famous 19th-century opera
house. Below the Plaça Reial, La Rambla becomes
decidedly seedy, with strip clubs and peep shows. La
Rambla terminates at the lofty Monument a Colom
(Monument to Columbus) and the harbour. You can
ascend the monument by lift. Just west of the
monument, on Avinguda de les Drassanes, stand the
Reials Drassanes (Royal Shipyards), which house the
fascinating Museu Marítim. It has more seafaring
paraphernalia than you'd care to wag a sextant at -
boats, models, maps, paintings, ships' figureheads
and 16th-century galleys.

The picture is frmm many clowns and street shows in La rambla.

more language issues

by Belsaita

I heard sometimes in the forums that most Catalan people would rater prefer to speak English than Spanish to foreigners. This has part of reality, but not due the political reasons some may think. The fact is that still not many people have a decent level of English, apart from the ones working in the touristy industry and services. Therefore, if you ask something in English to a random person on the street, and it happens this person do speak English, yes... probably he/she would prefer to practice English with you (rather than speak Spanish that’s a daily thing!)

In any case, here as everywhere in the world, the "golden rule" usually works well: be polite and smile!

Here you have some useful words/expressions:

English / Catalan / Spanish (Castilian)

Hello / Hola / Hola
Good morning / Bon dia / Buenos días
Good afternoon / Bona tarda / Buenas tardes
Good evening / Bona nit / Buenas noches
Thank you / Gràcies / Gracias
Please / Sisplau / Por favor
Excuse me / Perdoni / Perdone
I'm sorry / Em sap greu / Lo siento
Goodbye / Adéu / Adios
See you later / Fins després / Hasta luego

Hi, I don’t speak Catalan / Spanish, do you speak English?
Hola, no parlo Català / Castellà, vosté parla Anglés?
Hola, no hablo Catalán / Castellano, usted habla Inglés?

If you're interested in learning some Catalan expressions, the following links is an online conversation guide where you can hear the words/sentences (oriented to foreigner University students, but may be useful to any visitor):

www.ub.edu/guiaconversa/angles/

Football!! Soccer!!

by crazyguitar

Spanish football league is one the best around the World. There are lots of good players and teams.

In Barcelona there are two teams playing in the professional league:

FC Barcelona (called BARÇA here) and RCD Espanyol.

You can check schedules and other information in:

http://www.fcbarcelona.com/

http://www.rcdespanyol.com/

If you are lucky maybe you will have the chance to see some Champions League match!!!

Barcelona's strife-torn history

by nancyread

The city council is trying to sell Barcelona as a kind of post-modernist nirvana full of yacht havens, conference centres, shopping malls, etc. - in fact the kind of stuff you can see almost anywhere.

Wars, uprisings, riots and revolutions are swept under the carpet by the marketing boys. It is a pity, because all of those things have made Barcelona the way it is today.

I am thinking of drawing up a Spanish Civil War itinerary. In the meantime, here are a couple of snippets on Barcelona's strife-torn history.

If you happen to be in the Sant Andreu district, look a few yards up on the wall of number 2 Socrates street. There's a cannon ball incrusted in the wall - a remnant of shelling by General Prim, who bombarded the then town of Sant Andreu de Palomar on December 22, 1842. The townsfolk were demanding a more liberal government in Spain.

Read Orwell's "Homage to Catalonia"? Visit eslgesia del Pi (church) in Placa del Pi. On the wall you will see faded writing: Placa del Milicia Desconegut (Square of the Unknown Militia Man) - the name it was given in September 1937 during the Civil War. Amazing, when you think of the pains Franco took to erase all traces of the Spanish Republic.


Underground Sant Andreu (red line), placa Orfila > Gran de Sant Andreu street > Socrates street.

Placa del Pi in the Barri Gotic (Old Quarter). [worth a visit in its own right]

[Tip to be extended in due course]

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