Mummers and street musicians
Barcelona touristy districts as La Rambla street or seaside (Port Vell) is full of street mummers and musicians. Actually mummers pay their attention on dressing unusually, copying worldwide famous people. Such shows gather lot of tourists around them, but more watchers than money-givers :)
The most I liked street musicians, who are usually people from African land. First evening in Barcelona was so nice one, as there was solo show in Cathedral square, mostly lyric ballads.
Importance of the Sea
The Mediterranean Sea has been vital to the people of Barcelona for centuries. Today, it continues to serve such a key role in the city's economic prosperity. Situated on the sea, Barcelona has several sea ports linking manufacturers and industrialists from around the world with the shops and merchants of Barcelona (and vice-versa). Numerous container ships come to port daily, and just as many leave. I have no doubt that this port-city serves great economic value to the European Union as it would be a key connection for ships coming from places like Central and South America, Africa, and other Mediterranean countries.
While the ships aren't the most aesthetically pleasing objects to look at (same goes for the ports), you can understand the significance of their purpose there. Montjuïc covers the view from most of the city so you would only see it if you went to visit Montjuïc. For a city that depends so much on the sea for the success of it's industry, commerce, and tourism, Barcelona is very fortunate to have situated itself in such a great location.
Camp Nou - A Five Star Stadium - home stadium of FC Barcelona
The stadium’s maximum height is 48 metres, and it covers a surface area of 55,000 square metres (250 metres long and 220 metres wide). In accordance with UEFA stipulations, the playing area has been downsized to 105 metres x 68 metres.
With a capacity of 98,787, it is now the biggest stadium in Europe.
Of the different facilities on offer inside the stadium, of particular note are a chapel next to the changing rooms, the presidential box, the VIPs lounge, the press rooms, several television studios, the Sports Medicine Centre, the Operative Control Unit (UCO), the veteran players area, the FC Barcelona club museum, the nursery and the offices of all of the many different club departments.
Camp Nou is one of most known stadium in Europa, in world also, and we decided to visit it.
It is not difficult to find it. When we went out from metro,we asked one old man, to show us the right way, whither to go. It doesn't needed even the knowledges of spanish or catalan language. The magic words, what help us, were - CAMP NOU.
And we got the easy and exact guide.
We looking the building outside and visit the souvenirshop.
I think, even if you are not sport-fanatic as me, you must to see this grandiose building ... and maybe to buy some thematic souvenir .... in home to flaunt before you friends ;)
Opening times: Monday to Saturday, (from 14th April to 12e October) from 10:00 to 20:00 - Camp Nou Tour until one hour before the Museum closes. The rest of the year the Museum opening hours are from 10:00 to 18:30.
Sundays and public holidays, from 10:00 to 14:30 - Camp Nou Tour until one hour before the Museum closes.
On days of League and Champions league matches in the stadium, from 10:00 to 13:00 - Camp Nou Tour not available
January 1 and 6 and December 25, closed
ADULT - 8,50 €
CHILDREN (from 6 to 13 years) - 6,80 €
CHILDREN (less than 6 years) - Free
MEMBER - Free
Camp Nou Tour and Museum
ADULT - 13,00 €
CHILDREN (from 6 to 13 years) - 10,40 €
CHILDREN (less than 6 years) - Free
MEMBER - Free
When people come to spend some...
When people come to spend some time in or around Barcelona, they sometimes forget to discover the outskirts of the city. About 50kms (50miles) NE of Barcelona is the town of Montserrat. This Medevial & Religious location is a MUST for anyone who loves scenery & music. Here you will not only see the Statue of The Black Madonna,( Jesus & his Mother Mary), but also hear the beautiful and angelic voice of the Boys Choir in the Monestery in Montserrat. These boys range from the age of 10 to 14 years of age and come from all parts of the world to get their schooling and singing training(all in Spanish) here. This place will leave you totally spellbound. There are also accomodations here in this town 10,000ft above sea level. On a clear day you can see out into the Meditteranian Sea from here.
Bus Shopping Line
All the people know about "Bus Turistic" but in Barcelona there is the "Bus Shopping Line" too!
Related to "Barcelona Shopping Line", this bus offers a tour from Catalunya Square to Diagonal along the most interesting shops in Barcelona. If you buy the T-Shopping Card you can take this bus anytime you want so it's a very comfortable solution if you love doing shopping! Any kind of things T-Shopping Card costs around 5euros