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    Waiting for the metro
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    Good value for money

    by neilward Written Sep 25, 2005

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    Another great way to get round this city is to use the Metro system,there are stations everywhere,easy to use and very cheap.We only encountered one small problem when we should`ve got off at the main connecting station for the airport,instead we stayed on for one stop too many !!!! 40 minutes later we were back where we were supposed to be !!!!!

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    Underground (metro)

    by LanaFromRiga Written Aug 28, 2005

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    Metro in Barcelona

    Barcelona has an excellent metro system whose five lines reach nearly every interesting sight in the city. At each station the directions of the trains are clearly signposted. Trains run from 5:00 to 24.00 during the week and until 02:00 at weekends and holidays, though there are plans to extend the timetable. The last metro is signalled by a hooter as it comes in. Get a multi trip ticket (tarjeta multi-viaje Y-10) which allows you 10 journeys and is much cheaper than buying single tickets.

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    The Metro of Barcelona

    by seamandrew Updated Aug 1, 2005

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    Metro stop at the Pla��a d'Espanya

    The best way to get around Barcelona (other than walking which can be quite exhausting and time consuming for larger distances) is by using the Metro. It is an affordable and efficient alternative to taxis, buses, and walking. There are 5 main lines that cover the city quite well. Look for the sign to your left and if you're staying there for several days, invest in the 10 trip card or weekly card.

    A bit of advice, the electronic ticketing machines do not accept US credit cards. We tried it and it did not work. Also, you may be better off avoiding the Metro if you're traveling with luggage in tow. Many stations do not have escalators and as such, make for a difficult trip. Take a cab on those days unless you know you can carry the weight with no problem.

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    Metro

    by Kristina1701 Written Aug 1, 2005

    I always thought that the term "metro" would refer to the Parisian subway only but the Barcelonians call their subway metro too.
    We went around the city by metro most times. It was relatively cheap and even more so if you purchased ten tickets at once. You can use those tickets for the busses too so that's really handy!
    If you've just arrived in Barcelona, with lots of suitcases and bags, and want to get to your hotel you might want to call a taxi though. We made the mistake of taking the metro, not knowing that there are no escalators in some stations and, at times, really had problems getting our heavy stuff up the stairs.
    All in all the metro is very recommendable though and it even seems to be safe to use it at night!

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    Cheaper than a taxi - easier than walking

    by grahamopey Written Jun 29, 2005
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    Barcelona can be easily navigated on foot, and is by far the best way to get around the city. However, after two days of constant walking (including up and down various churches and monuments) it proved a very cost effective and fast way of getting around.

    It's open from 5am to 2am most days so you should have no problems.

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  • Great Metro System

    by vivaBarca Written Jun 25, 2005
    (that's not me)

    The metro in Barcelona is safe, quick, relatively clean, and usually, on time. In my experience, the green and particularly, the older yellow line were the most likely to have stoppages. They're usually not too bad, I can't remember being stuck underground for more than 15 minutes. The newest line, the Purple Line, is by far the cleanest and probably the most efficient. Many interesting characters ride the BCN subway...so enjoy it, but hold onto your stuff!

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    Easy Transportation

    by emilybcn Written Apr 11, 2005

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    inside the metro car

    The metro in Barcelona is really easy to use and pretty affordable. There are five different lines as well as train access to cities outside Barcelona. The main lines are identifiied by color as well as number so don't be confused to find out that the blue line is also number 5. Yellow-4, Green-3, purple-2, 1-red. A 10 ticket is a good option because it can be shared and costs about 6.50 euro. This 10 pack (one card which can be used 10 times) will also work on city buses, so you have the option of using both. With so many places close together you should be able to get through a short trip to Barcelona by walking to many places and only purchasing a couple 10 trip cards.

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    Metro - the best way to go everywhere

    by klebsiella Written Apr 3, 2005

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    In my opinion, the best way to walk around Barcelona is by Metro: it's really fast, very easy and it covers all the "major" part of the town.
    As I used "Barcelona Card" (which I hardly recommend!!) I realy don't know about he prices of a single ticket but if you're a tourist and you like to know and visit many places in Barcelona, you should take Barcelona Card (27€/4 days...but are other prices: it depends on the number of days).
    You can have have at the airport, for example.

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    undergorund net

    by xaver Updated Mar 8, 2005

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    metro map

    Barcelona has a very large and confortable underground net.There are a few cloyred lines and the one going to the main spots is usually the red one(ramblas, plaza catalunya, passeig de gracia exc.If you plan to use public transports a lot, it's convenient to buy the t-10, it is a ticket valid for 10 trips you can use in underground or busses and it costs 6,10 euro.

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    Metro the way to go!

    by Meadows11 Updated Mar 3, 2005
    Metro Train

    The city of Barcelona is extremely well linked by the metro system. It is easy to use, and there are a number of ticketing options depending on the frequency of usage. It is cost effective and also time effective, because as we learnt the traffic 'upstairs' can get really bad.

    The trains seemed generally quite safe, and we never felt intimidated or over cautious at any point. The trains seemed well maintained and clean.

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    Fastest way

    by magictravelers Updated Mar 3, 2005

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    Metro sign at Sagrada Familia

    Barcelona is mainly a pretty old city with a whole bunch of new structures and "barrios". But the most popular places for tourist are located at the "older" areas of Barcelona, which means narrow streets. Narrow streets equal, few parking spots, and few parking spots mean expensive.
    There are a lot of cars also, since the high price of housing has made that a lot of people buy outside of Barcelona, but they still work in the city.
    If you will be visiting for a few days and have limited time, don´t bother renting a car.
    Metro stations are the best way to move around and the fastest way. You can buy a 10 ride card for about 6.00 euros which allows you to transfer twice within 90 minutes. You can combine the metro with the bus system also, and the new "tranvia".
    With the public transportation system, you will save time, money and will be more ecological.

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    The Barcelona metro is a great way to get around

    by stressball Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    The Barcelona metro system is very easy to navigate. In addition, many of the main tourist attractions are very easily accesible from the metro stops.

    The tickets can be bought in all different denominations. For example, you can purchase a single fare ticket for 1,15 euros or a pack of 10 tickets (a T-10) for 6,30 euros. There are also several day passes available.

    The website below is very detailed and helpful. You can find a subway map on this site. You can also do searches for where you want to get to and the website will tell you which line and stop to get off at to get there.

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    On time

    by IIGUANA Updated Feb 1, 2005

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    The metro in Barcelona is not as good as the one in Madrid. Although it always runs on time (stations show you the exact time left for the train to arrive), the frequency of the trains is not very high, plus the stations are not scattered everywhere in the city as you wish they were. But, it is a very good option if you need to get from A to B quicky.

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    TMB website

    by felicitywu Written Dec 22, 2004

    It's the most convenient and efficient way to tavel around Barcelona by metro
    Check the TMB website to find the best way to get
    where u want to go, or you always can get the map of metro at any station.

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    Metro

    by racheljapi Written Dec 10, 2004

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    The metro is great in Barcelona. If you are staying for a week or more (even just a couple of days) you can get a metro pass for like six or something rides for 6 euros or something like that. Basically, check out the ticket machines and get a bulk pass for metro trips if you are going to be around. You will save a lot of money.

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