Barcelona Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Barcelona

  • 1. Places To Avoid

    If you tell Fernanda I wrote this I'm a dead man. I've been in Barcelona more than 30 years ago, in a rush to proceed to France and Germany. I got an excellent idea of the town, but, for one reason...

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  • 2. Las Ramblas

    What else to expect at Las Ramblas? Maybe it is too much to mention, but let me have try. First off all I immediately noticed all the street performers the whole way along Las Ramblas. Most of them...

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  • 3. Overrated Sites

    Poble Espanyol was built for the 1929 International Exhibition as an open air museum that was meant to showcase different Spanish architectural styles and crafts. Today, you pay an admission fee to...

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  • 4. Purchases to Avoid

    If a 20 euro Messi jersey sounds too good to be true, it is! Avoid purchasing the cheap jerseys on Las Ramblas, unless you're buying it for someone who you don't really like, haha. The jerseys are...

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  • 5. People to Avoid

    La Rambla is very risky place. Lots of cheaters, beggars and pickpockets are roaming freely, in crowded place without any body protesting and there is no police watch. The worst and the most common is...

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  • 6. High Prices

    Although we liked walking along the promenade at Barceloneta beach the target group of all the cafes there is the tourists. This means high prices, bad service (we were waiting 25 minutes to order in...

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  • 7. Not a Tourist Trap

    This isn't the only city that wants to claim the famous Christopher Columbus.... If I had known about the observation deck at the top of this monument, I would have had travel pictures of the entire...

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  • 8. Bullfights

    The great majority of people from Barcelona and rest of Catalonia not only are against bullfight but also hate it. In fact the Catalan law of Animal Protection will quite probably be modified next...

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  • 9. Getting Around

    A lot of people come to Barcelona to have a look at Sagrada Familia Temple. They are often dissapointed to see the construction which is going more then a century. Why didn't they finish till my...

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  • 10. Three days in Barcelona

    As big as Barcelona is, its not an impossible mission to enjoy it even if you have only 3 days.Make sure the hotel you choose is at city center cause it is a...

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  • 11. The long queue at Sagrada Família

    This is not a really bad tourist trap, it is not warning either, just to let you know of the long queue when want to visit the Cathedral Sagrada Família. Maybe...

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  • 12. Flamenco

    Certainly, Barcelona may be not 'the' place for flamenco and Spanish guitar venues. Places like Tarantos in Plaça Reial may not be a bad show, but most likely...

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  • 13. You dont needed guided tours.

    I read that Barcelona companies offer walking tours through the city with guides, but you dont need that at all. Barcelona is such a nice city and it is so easy...

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  • 14. Everybody speak Spanish... but won't admit it!

    What I am going to write is not a real tourist trap, it is just a cultural matter. As I have already written in my Local custom tip about the Catalan language,...

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  • 15. La Sagrada Familia - The museum.

    But even though La Sagrada Familia is far from finished, the remarkable church is well worth a visit. After our disappointment of the central nave we visited...

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  • 16. La Sagrada Familia - A huge disappointment!

    We read that the church plan is that of a Latin cross with five aisles. That's what we wanted to see :). After our strenous walk down the spiral staircases we...

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  • 17. La Sagrada Familia - Spiral staircases.

    When we arrived at La Sagrada Familia we were gladly surprised by the fact that it wasn't that busy at all. We past the blue tape on which you could see what...

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  • 18. La Sagrada Familia - Just a summary.

    In the travel guide we had we read that the "Temple Expiatoni de la Sagrada Familia is Europe's most unconventional church and is an emblem of a city that...

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  • 19. Avoid going on tour

    I had a great time during my tour to Europe, but sadly the only city I didn't visited enough was Barcelona... :'( :'( :'(If you are going to visit the city on...

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  • 20. Restaurant Extras

    Like in some other european reastaurants the waiter will often bring little extras to your table without you ordering them. These extras such as bread, olives,...

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  • 21. bus turistic

    Hi guys Strongly advice , Avoid to get on the bus turistic. Because It is so expensive. Instead of do this you should ride on metro (You can get the main...

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  • 22. Restoarns

    In some restos you can see that fact, that waiters bring you as tapas some plate of food/ or for dessert some cookies... but always ask if it's for free......

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  • 23. Teleferic de Montjuic

    I hesitate to list this as a tourist trap - I'll tell you that straight out. It gets points for providing one of the best views of the city of Barcelona. But it...

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  • 24. Poble Espanyol - don't waste your time

    This place was the biggest toursit trap. It cost 7 euro's to enter and it is basically a large shopping mall disguised as a cultural village. Each...

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  • 25. Tax Free Shopping

    I just thought I'd mention my experience with tax free shopping - maybe only I had a bad experience. I was told in shops that tax can be returned at the...

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