Catalunya Express

General Contreras 16, Tarragona, Costa Dorada, 43004, Spain
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Catalunya Express Barcelona to Tarragona

by pixlestar

The train station in the airport can be easily found, follow the red roofed corridor. Ask for a ticket to Tarragona which you can purchase for the very cheap price of 5.80euros. (The Regional and catalunya express cost 5.30 euros, other trains though are 16 euros if you get on the wrong train you’ll have to pay the difference when the ticket inspector comes around.) Take the journey into Barcelona, it is only three stops, and takes approximately 20 minutes. You will then need to change platforms in Barcelona Saints, however a word of caution, be careful when catching the train to Tarragona, the platform number changes without notification, and there is often no indication on the front of the trains where the final destination is . Confusing, unfortunately we ended up getting on the train we had been told was going to Tarragona by a fellow passenger and ended up heading back to the airport from which we’d just left :-) It is prudent to check once on the train that it is the actual train you want. However, once heading in the right direction, settle down for a relaxing journey along the beautiful coastline.

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Travelling by train with bicycle

by tomzoo1

Hi!
I'm going to travel in Spain by bike, and want to cross some part of Catalunya and Aragon by train with my bike.
What is the possibility to take the bike with me to train.
Particulary I'm thinking of going from Barcelona to Zaragozza and from Zaragozza to Jaca.
Thanks in advance.
Thomas

RE: Travelling by train with bicycle

by Franja

You are allowed to bring your bike with you only in the REGIONAL TRAINS.

You have two REGIONAL TRAINS (CATALUNYA EXPRESS) every day from Barcelona to Zaragoza. You also have two REGIONAL TRAINS every day from Zaragoza to Jaca.

Good luck

Franja

RE: Travelling by train with bicycle

by tomzoo1

Thank You a lot! It was incredible journey!
We travelled 700 km froma Jaca to Girona in 14 days (3 without riding). The Pyreneies were extraordinary, incredible views, adventures...
Spain is great for touring bikes...
And we used train couple times - from Barca to Jaca via Saragossa, two Cremalleras - Vall de Ribes and Montserrat, train from Girona to Barca and two way trip from Barca to Monistroll... The trains are cheap, airconditioned, and the staff is very helpfull!
Thinking of going back to Spain soon - maybe in little colder time - August was little to hot (some passes in 35-38 C temprature!)
But the overall the best trip in my 10 year touring career!!!
Tomas

how do you get to salou from malgrat

by grelf

hi

is it possible to get from malgrat to salou by train?
and how would you do this?
how long would it take?

Grelf

RE: how do you get to salou from malgrat

by chiqui1106

Hi,
I think there are no direct trains from Malgrat to Salou.
You could take the train (CERCANIES TRAIN) from Malgrat to Barcelona-Sants Estacion.
This train takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes and there is a service each 30 minutes.
Then you can take the Renfe train from Barcelona-Sants Estacion to Salou.
It takes about 1 hour from Barcelona to Salou. Look at the page:

http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/index.jspID=s&page=hjhir110.jsp&image2.x=23&image2.y=1

Click the train's name to see the details.

RE: RE: how do you get to salou from malgrat

by Belsaita

Just to confirm that there are not direct trains. You must do as chiqui well suggested. Alternatively, you may change trains at the smaller stations of Clot-Aragó or Passeig de Gracia instead of at Sants, it will be much easier.

RE: RE: how do you get to salou from malgrat

by Belsaita

Correction: you may change trains at Clot-Arago but NOT at Passeig de Gracia (the Regional Express and Catalunya Express trains to Salou stop at these 2 stations, but the ones from Malgrat to Barcelona don't stop at P de Gracia). Hope this make sense!

Travel Tips for Tarragona

Hiking - Delights at every turn.

by Jerelis

Tarragona is a city with more than 2,000 years of history. The ancient city of Tarraco was founded in 218 BC and its golden age began in the year 27 BC. The compact town of Tarragona is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Tarragona is Spain, and yet it is a culture unto itself. It was the capital of the ancient Roman Empire and its legacy of monuments can be admired in the streets to this day. Historical buildings to stroll around include the 12th century cathedral, numerous churches, a circus, forum and the defensive walls of the Passeig Arqueologic reveal delights at every turn. Time to explore it!

We can honestly state that the best way to explore Tarragona is by foot and the second best way is also by foot! Besides giving you the opportunity to roam the narrow streets and the cosy squares, it is the quickest way too. If you really want to, you can cross the city in approximately 25 minutes. Remember that sometimes it might be quicker (and nicer!) to take a few short-cuts into picturesque alleys instead of following the masses of tourists. Maybe this is easy for us to say as we stayed for a longer period of time and not like most of the tourists only for one day. But even when your stay is rather short, do try to get away from the crowds and just have a 'look around'. Tarrogona is simply a perfect place to walk for a few hours and pretending to know where you are. Have a look at Tarragona Packing List.

Monestir de Montserrat - Self supporting tour!

by Jerelis

To be completely honest we don't like the guided tours that much. We definately prefer to have a look around ourselves and explore the historical grounds by just watching and learning. The guided tours are so well attended that you're unable to hear the guide anyway and we therefore we think that you will miss out on the beuatiful details and it's also one type of tourism we don't like ... the massive groups of people wandering around (and getting in your way!).

We took our self-guided tour with some help of a map and booklet. This itinerary lead us to the most significant monuments and areas of the Sanctuary, such as the Basilica and the throne of Our Lady of Montserrat. We learned the amazing Montserrat's history through some of its architectonic and sculptoric remains and the story which was told to us by some people we spoke to. Finally we visited Montserrat's Museum which owns an important collection of modern painting, with works by Dalí, Casas, Picasso, Rusiñol, Monet, et cetera. We also saw archeology of the Biblical East and painting from 13th to 18th century, with an exceptional work by Caravaggio. So at the end of the day we could say that we had a great time at this historical place, a real pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain!

Address:
08100 Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain.

Directions:
56 kilometers north western of Barcelona.

Festival of Santa Tecla

by DSwede

The third week of September in Tarragona is filled with festivities to honor Santa Tecla, the local saint. Not that they need any other excuses to stay up late with loud music or fireworks, but now they add the extras of road closures, parades and street performances. Most of it was pretty good, but after 10 days you just want the 6am concerts to stop. Regardless, this is the time when they have the contest of the Castellers, or the human tours, which is only found in Tarragona.

There are contests in the city plaza (Placa de la Font), as well as larger contests in the Plaza del Toros! I simply cannot describe how amazing this is to see first hand!!

Carrer de Cavalllers

by Ekaterinburg

This is one of the most atmospheric streets in the old city and youwill arrive here if you take a left turn from Placa de la Pallol, at the bottom of C de la Guitarra. It's an extremely narrow street with lovely paving and this was where the nobility of Tarragona and the rich merchant princes had their mansions. Most of these houses have medieval foundations with later constructons above, and being Tarragona of course, you can always expect to see the odd lump of Roman remains incorporated also. As this street was also very quiet I sat for a while to enjoy the ambience. After a few minutes the song 'Betty Davis Eyes' came drifting down from behind a cracked rusted balcony. Some flamenco guitar would probably have been more appropriate but that's not the worst song in the world and I enjoyed it. The extremes of sun and shade in Carrer de Cavallers resulted in some very poorly lit photos. This is the best one but it is still too dark and does not do the streeet justice.

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Address: General Contreras 16, Tarragona, Costa Dorada, 43004, Spain