Eurostars Ramblas Boqueria

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Rambla de Sant Josep 91 - 93, Barcelona, 08002, Spain
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from Barcelona to Saint Jean du Port and overnight

by slometa

I'm doing my Camino this summer. I will land to Barcelona Reus on 17th July around 17:00. Do anybody have a recommendation what is the best way to come to Saint Jean du Port where I will start walking?
Probably I will need to oversleep before coming to the destination. I would be grateful for overnight tips anywhere.
Thank you for your help. Will be appreciated!!!

Re: from Barcelona to Saint Jean du Port and overnight

by puerto_lover

My PC is going slow and may not be able to answer correctly. But flying into Barcelona Reus is not the ideal airport for getting to Saint Jean Pied de Port which is in France. It will require quite a journey - not as great a journey as Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela though.

Re: from Barcelona to Saint Jean du Port and overnight

by slometa

Yes, but still it should be the best way of the ways...... ;)
I can't change it now ;(

Re: from Barcelona to Saint Jean du Port and overnight

by puerto_lover

You could get some idea of train options by looking at times on:

and then look closer at Spanish Railways web site:

Train = Reus to Lerida then Lerida to Irun then Irun to Hendaye then Hendaye to Bayonne then Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port.

Re: from Barcelona to Saint Jean du Port and overnight

by Belsaita

Definitely its not a good choice of airport (apart of being in the "wrong" side of the peninsula, Reus is a 'remote' airport without good transport connections), but if you can't change it now...

Apart of trains, maybe you can get better combinations by bus (probably from Barcelona (or maybe Tarragona if possible) to Zaragoza or Pamplona, then to San Sebastian and from there to Saint Jean.... You can check

Or, find a cheap flight, but I'm afraid it should be from Barcelona (BCN, this is the only real airport in Barcelona, Reus is only "Barcelona" on Ryanair's marketing department, it's not even in the same province) to Bilbao, Pamplona or San Sebastian and from there bus/train to Saint Jean.

Zaragoza, Pamplona, Bilbao or san Sebastian are all nice towns and good places to spend an overnight (and more), choice should depend on what kind of transport you'll find.

Re: from Barcelona to Saint Jean du Port and overnight

by rkearns

i can't help you with info but YAY!!! good for you!!! i have been wanting to do the camino for a while and need to save money. let us know how it goes. that's awesome. what a journey.

Re: from Barcelona to Saint Jean du Port and overnight

by slometa

Thanks to everybody. I really see it could be a hard task. But I hope I can manage with not so much costs... ;(
Nice day.

Re: from Barcelona to Saint Jean du Port and overnight

by slometa

Yes, I'm looking forward to it. Ok, I will let you know when I come back.
And I see even the way to the start will be the adventure... ;)

Travel Tips for Barcelona

When Time is Precious

by gilabrand

Let's say you only have a day and a night in Barcelona, as often happens when you are on a cruise. This is what you could do: Spend the day walking from one end of the Ramblas (Placa Catalunya) to the other (statue of Columbus ) with detours into the side streets, Gothic quarter, and Mercat St. Josep market.

Go see Sagrada Familia (Gaudi's surrealistic church) at night when it's lit up. Walk all around it and view it from all angles - no need to go in (anyway, it closes at 7 p.m.). It's full of scaffolding and you'll spend half the day waiting on line to get in, which seems a pity when time is precious.

Eat at a "menjador" which means dining room. That is where the locals eat. It's cheaper and more authentic.

If you have a little more time, walk up to Passieg de Gracia (past Placa Catalunya in the opposite direction from the Ramblas) where two famous Gaudi houses are located - Casa Battlo and Casa Milla. You'll know you're there when you see long lines of people waiting on the sidewalk to get into very wild, lumpy-looking buildings.

La Oveja Negra

by Klod5

This place is great. Not only does it serve the best sangria in the world, but the atmosphere is one of a kind. Known as a "rustic tavern," it is certainly no ordinary pub. There is no actual bar inside, but rather long tables, the tops of which are thick slabs of wood, giving the place an almost medieval essence. They only serve beer or sangria, and you have to buy it by the pitcher, but you can’t beat their prices !
While La Oveja is well known among the natives, it seems to be a gathering place for British tourists especially in the late summer. It is perpetually filled by a large but amiable crowd, and it’s easy to make lots of new friends just standing in line (or queue as the case may be) !
If you want to have a table to sit at though, I recommend getting there at about 10:00 p.m. To get there, take the Metro to Plaza Catalunya. From there, begin walking down the Ramblas, turning right on the first street you come to. From there turn left on the first street you find. That should be Calle Sitges. La Oveja Negra will be off to your right. Enjoy !

How to enjoy local food without spending a fortune

by Belsaita

As a rule, the best way for you to enjoy local food without spending a fortune is having the main meal at lunchtime (as we locals do). Look for “Menu del dia” at most restaurants (3 courses for a fixed price, including drinks, from let’s say 7 to 20 euros, depending on the place). These “menus” are usually offered only on weekdays (even on Sat-Sun some places have menu option too, but probably more expensive than from Mon to Fri).

Funny enough, the very city center is an ideal area where to find really good deals. There is plenty of offices in he city center, we local workers usually have 1 hour for lunch (no, no siesta here! :-) so most of us do eat near the office. Hence, there are many restaurants trying to attract local customers. A phrasebook may be most helpful if you don't speak Spanish: "menu del dia" deals are usually written in a board outside the restaurant, usually only in local language.

For dinner, you may have just some tapas/pintxos or a sandwich/ salad. Of course at any non-touristy spot, in the touristy restaurants you will spend A LOT of money to eat very little, as they charge too much for very small tapas). By the way, “tapas” are a relatively new thing in Barcelona, but this will be another tip...


by mingul

A visit to Montserrat Mountains and monastery is absolutely compulsory. The last part of the train trip offers an absolutely stunning scenery, and the views from the top of the mountains are trully amazing.

The monastery is beautiful also. Inside you can find a famous sculpture of Virgin Mary. There is no entrance fee to visit the monastery.

You can add up to the already amazing experience by taking the Sant Joan funicular straight up to the top of the Montserrat mountains. It is a very steep line up.

Reaching Montserrat is very easy from Barcelona. You will take a train from the metro station Espanya (you will have to take a special line from there). As you approach the platform you will find a special kiosk with flyers and leaflets about Montserrat. As we were students we paid around 15 Euros for the transportation there.

The transportation can be various. You can also hike up to the monastery I believe. Our route was from Barcelona Espanya to Monistrol to Montserrat. There we changed to another train called la Cremallera de Montserrat. It is wise to pick up this solution as on the return you will have guaranteed places to sit. The train gets very crowded sometimes and it is pretty small.

For another 5-7 Euros you can take the Sant Joan funicular right to the top of the mountains. It is a very nice experience, very worth if you are in Montserrat.

In Montserrat there are several cafes available and also a small museum.

Beware of the temperatures in Montserrat. Always take some warmer clothes and definetely an umbrella.

The Unusual and sometimes Exotic Streetlamps

by dlytle

Barcelona, especially Las Ramblas, is a colorful place, a flurry of flower stalls, newspaper stands, chirping birds and strange people who dress up in odd costumes—standing still for minutes on end waiting to be paid. There are chic shops and Burger Kings and cafes and cool restaurants everywhere. Barcelona pulses with life; it is always buzzing with activity. It is crowded, full of excitement and things to do. Couples are always engrossed with each other. The people are fashionable and arrogant, true Catalonians. And all of these things conspire to keep a tourists eyes focused to the immediate vicinity just around him. After all, in all this frenetic activity who wants to miss out on something or someone that is fascinating or unique?

Unfortunately, missing out on some unique things is just what you might do if your eyes never stray upwards to take in some often overlooked features. Features such as defensive arrow loops, old roman bricks in the walls, ancient battlements, and—the topic of this tip—some magnificent streetlamps.

On so many of the blocks of the old sections of the city, and in some of the plazas as well, there are beautiful old and often unusual streetlamps to be seen and admired. Go to Placa Reial for lunch or dinner and admire one of Gaudi’s early achievements which were the streetlamps in that square. Spend a day in the Las Ramblas area and then hop the Metro subway to visit Gaudi’s Sagrada Família at night. I was there in late June and the lights came onto the Familia at 10PM to bath it in a warm golden glow. But across the street, near a fast food restaurant, you’ll find another nice old streetlamp to admire that comes on much earlier.

The streetlamp in this picture was one of the nicest that I saw during my time in Barcelona. It hovers over the La Rambla in a glorious display of metal-sculpturing and fine art. Try not to miss it as I think these little extra-ordinary features that the typical tourist misses are the spice that differentiates a good visit from a great visit.


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