Not a Tourist Trap, Barcelona
This isn't the only city that wants to claim the famous Christopher Columbus....
Unique Suggestions: If I had known about the observation deck at the top of this monument, I would have had travel pictures of the entire city from the "colon." Next time I'll do more research BEFORE I leave home!
We heard a lot about the Barcelona breakfast of churros and chocolate before we came to Barcelona and really looked forward to trying it. Unfortunately, we couldn't find it anywhere until we went down to the Barri Gottica, the tourist section. Once there, we found it no problem.
Unique Suggestions: It doesn't seem to me that this is a local thing. Maybe at one time it was, but in reality, Barcelonians seem to eat differently. Sadly, churros and chocolate seems reserved for the tourist areas. The ones we had weren't really that good either.
Fun Alternatives: There is no shortage of good food to eat in Barcelona.
Theres plenty of these offices around Barcelona,and you can ask any info u need about hotels, public transports, etc etc
i have made a list of those offices and how to get there:
Informació Turística Plaça Catalunya
Pl. de Catalunya, 17S, below Pl. de Catalunya. M: Catalunya. The motherlode of Barcelona information. Provides multilingual advice, maps, pamphlets, transportation passes, hotel information and reservations, currency exchange, telephone cards, email kiosks, and souvenirs for purchase. Updates Barcelona Visitor's Info Line (90 730 12 82 in Spain; 93 368 97 31 30 abroad). Open daily 9am-9pm.
Informació Turística Plaça Sant Jaume
Pl. Sant Jaume, 1, off C. Ciutat. M: Jaume I. Fewer services and more personal attention than its big mama in Pl. de Catalunya. Open M-Sa 10am-8pm, Su 10am-2pm.
Aeroport El Prat de Llobregat
(93 478 05 65), in the international terminal at the airport outside the baggage claim area. English-speaking agents offer information on Catalunya and Barcelona, maps, transit passes, and hotel and tour reservations. Open daily 9am-9pm.
Oficina de Turisme de Catalunya
Palau Robert, Pg. de Gràcia, 107 (93 238 40 00; fax 93 292 12 70; www.gencat.es/probert). M: Diagonal. The place to come for info all about Catalunya as a whole, including camping, national parks, and driving routes. Also a student office that helps with youth accommodations, sells travel books, and offers computers for searching their website. Open M-Sa 10am-7pm, Su 10am-2pm
Also u can find an info office at sants estació ( where all the trains coming from Foreign cities arrive), up in the main hall.
Well, this is not a trap! It is a mathematical puzzle! Imagine where I saw this? In the entrance wall of Sagrada Familia!!! Gaudi had such a mind! A mathematical puzzle on a church wall!!!
Unique Suggestions: So, guess the number in the right down corner...
Montserrat is a beautiful place nearby Barcelona. It is perfect for a daytrip, especially if you like hiking. There are several trails, a Monastery, a museum, and a stunning view.The best way to get there is by regional train that departs from Plaza España. Ask for special packages that includes the cablecar to get to the Monastery
Barcelona is placed 60 km away from our region and at 45 minutes by car. But we cannot forget the railway line that we can take, for more comfort, in some villages of the region, as well as the bus line.
In Barcelona there are infinite possibilities of living immensely the city: leisure spaces, cinemas, theatres, flamenco shows, the biggest aquarium in Europe, gastronomy, bullfights, art, music, sardanes (traditional Catalan dance), popular festivities...
We can enjoy its historical heritage by means of warm urban routes, full of people and life. The best place to know Barcelona is the Rambles. To understand the historical moments of the city it is essential to go around the old city centre: the remains of the Roman wall, the Gothic buildings, the remains of the Jewish quarter...
Barcelona also has the best sample of Art Nouveau architecture, which we have to stand out: l'Eixample, the Sagrada Família Cathedral, the Casa Batlló, the Casa Ametller and the Casa Milà.
In Port Olympic and Port Vell there is a big amount of pubs, restaurants and leisure centres.
We don't have to forget the parks of Barcelona, the ones that stand out are Parc de la Ciutadella and Parc Güell, a historical artistic monument.
Barcelona has 40 museums, the ones that stand out are the MNAC, the Catalonian National Art Museum, the MACBA, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona and the Picasso Museum.