Center-Ramblas Backpackers' Hostel

C/ Hospital, 63, Barcelona, 08001, Spain
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Tourist Attractions

by PocketRocket

Hi There,

My boyfriend and I are coming to Barcelona in December / January. Neither of us have been there before so we are not sure how many days we need and what tourist sites we need to see. Also how cold in the winter at this time of the year?

Any information on the above would be much helpful


Re: Tourist Attractions

by leics

Climate tables here will give you a rough idea of what to expect:

Pack clothes you can layer and rainwear/umbrella.

Have a look at the VT Barcelona pages for loads of information about what to see and do, where to eat etc all written by VT locals and members. Put 'barcelona' into the searchbox top right of this page to find them.

Re: Tourist Attractions

by PocketRocket

Thanks for the responses. There are so many cities we are going to see. A lot of research ahead

Re: Tourist Attractions

by PocketRocket

I have done lots of travel in the past. With this trip coming up I will be covering some old ground as my boyfriend has not seen what I have seen before however I would also like to see some new ground also only I don't know what new ground I want to cover and how much time we should be spending in each place.

Re: Tourist Attractions

by leics

That's where the research comes in!

No-one else can tell you what you must see or how long to stay, simply because it all comes down to personal preferences.

But wandering through the VT Barcelona guide, and the other sites listed, should give you an idea of what you will find interesting and then you can work out how much time accrodingly.

Re: Tourist Attractions

by PocketRocket

Hi There,

We are just about ready to book our holiday in December/January. We are trying to make a decision on whether we do a bus tour around Europe or if we plan our own tour through the same countries and drive/train etc.

What we don't know is, what is the weather like for driving around Europe at this time of year and what are the roads like particulary being winter and probably snow.

This is what will determine whether we do a bus tour or if we do our own thing. If it's too dangerous to drive ourselves then we will do the tour, if it's still safe enough to drive through winter in the winter conditions then we will make our own plans.



Travel Tips for Barcelona

It is difficult to choose...

by YsndHalf

It is difficult to choose something you absolutely must visit in Barcelona, because this one is a really rich city (in all of the senses ;-))
However, I think there's something you really should visit: Les Rambles and Plaça Catalunya. Maybe these two places (very near one each other: in fact, Les Rambles begins in Plaça Catalunya) are the most representative ones of the diversity of Barcelona.
In Plaça Catalunya you will find the most rich offer to the tourist: Restaurants, fast-food restaurants, cinemas, shopping centers (El Corte Inglés, Fnac and much more), games centers... everything placed around a beautiful square.
In Les Rambles, a delightful avenue where cars have left their place to people, you can find dancers, painters, human statues and much more amusements for the tourist. Also, following Les Rambles down to the sea port, you can find the Columbus statue and the Maremagnum (the most visited commercial center in Europe).
The easiest way to go there is by Metro (subway), Line 3 (green). To go to Plaça Catalunya you should stop at Catalunya station, and to go to Les Rambles you can choose three stations: Catalunya (recommended: you can visit this square and then continue with Les Rambles), Liceu (at the middle of the avenue) or Drassanes (at the end, where you'll find the Columbus statue). If you like the sea, I recommend you to visit the Olympic Ville (Metro, Line 4 (yellow), Ciutadella-Vila Olimpica). Just go there and take a walk by the sea... it's lovely.

Taking a stroll through...

by naranja

Taking a stroll through Barcelona's streets on Sunday morning, we came to an out of the way square, where these wonderful gegants wellcomed us. These giants take often part of folk festivities. Aren't they handsome!


by Hosell

The oficial languages in Catalonia are Catalan and Castellano (Spanish).In Barcelona all people can speak both languages,but also there are many people from other parts of Spain and also Latin American that are now living here.Don't be surprised in some small villages of Barcelona or other provinces in Catalonia to find that people don't speak spanish,just catalan.

Parc de Joan Miro

by easyoar

This park is a massive park, a little way down from the Placa d'Espanya. It has football pitches and sporting areas, and then an elevated section with a small lake and this huge statue by the Catalan artist Joan Miro.

The sculpture is called Woman and Bird (Dona i Ocell in Catalan) and is pretty typical of Miro. This is not my favourite Miro creation. Paris has a much better one in La Defense (see my Paris pages for this). If you like Joan Miro, then his Foundation (Art Gallery in Montjuic, Barcelona is a must see).

Use Metro Tarragona.

Large and beautiful

by Joacim about Diagonal Mar

This is a big shopping mall, with a lot of different shops, restaurants and cafés. Whatever you are looking for you can find it here!

Don't do what we did though, going there on a Sunday, slowly wandering about, thinking that "it is nice with so little people in the mall, but when does the shops open?" The problem was that they didn't ofcourse, it was a Sunday! Anything


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