yes great driving conditions, and great you are driving the best way to see things and little corners of a country. Snow some years and the mountains high up yes.
see road conditions at repsol, it changes to Spanish for driving but with symbols its fairly easy.
its the equiv of michelin and it works great in Spain but also other countries like France.
a very popular destination for cruises in the mediterranean, my son has use and quite happy with it.
Out of Barcelona to the islands and even Rome ,Italy
you have in English all if not most questions you may have on the cruise port there at the contact link below
important to know the T3 PORTBUS shuttle takes cruise passengers from Plaza de Colón in central Barcelona to terminals A, B, C and D (Palacruceros) on the Adossat wharf.
and an even clearer site from unofficial sources but very well explained (better than I anyway) is here
a leading site on cruises here
and from Barcelona tourism board a full pdf file information on the cruise port here
Among the busiest of Europe's airports, Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) is ten miles (16 kilometers) east of Madrid. It offers flights to most European cities, North America, South America, Africa, and Asia.
Airlines serving Madrid Barajas International Airport: Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Aerosur, Air Algerie, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Berlin, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air Moldova, Air Nostrum, Alitalia, American Airlines, Atlas Blue, Avianca, Blue Air, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Ceiba Intercontinental, CityFlyer Express, Conviasa, CSA Czech Airlines, Cubana Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, Egyptair, El Al Israel Airlines, Finnair, Germanwings, Helitt Airlines, Iberia, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, LANChile, LANEcuador, LANPeru, Libyan Airlines, Lithuanian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Luxair, Malev Hungarian Airlines, Meridiana fly, My Way Airlines, Olympic Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Ryanair, SAS-Scandinavian Airlines, Saudia Airlines, SN Brussels Airlines, Spanair, SunExpress, Swiftair, Swiss International Air Lines, Syrian Arab Airlines, TAM Brazilian Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Tarom Romanian Air Transport, Thai Airways International, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Vueling Airlines, and Wizz Air Hungary.
The city of Madrid is flat and many of the major tourist attractions are within walking distance of each other. Therefore it is ideal to just walking and sight-seeing in the city. However it can be very hot in summer months and you will be sweating profusely at the end of the day. So you need to bring along lots of mineral water with you to quench your thirst.
We were prepared for a one entire day walking tour in the city center of Madrid one morning. We took subway after breakfast from our hotel at O'Donnell metro station and alighted at Opera metro station. We began our own walking tour by walking westwards passing Teatro Real and Plaza de Oriente towards the Royal Palace (as depicted on our second photograph). We then walked south towards Almudena Cathedral (third photograph). After visiting and exploring the Cathedral, we walked eastwards along Calle Mayor towards Mercado de San Miguel and Plaza Mayor (fourth photograph). We left Plaza Mayor and continued our walking tour eastwards towards Puerta del Sol (our main photograph above). After taking some souvenir snapshots at Puerta del Sol we walked northeast direction under the sunshade "covered walkway" Calle Preciados towards Gran Via, Plaza España (our fifth photograph) and finally Temple de Debod. We had been walking a total distance of approximately five kilometers that day covering at least ten major tourist attractions along the way. It was certainly enjoyable and a very good exercise too!
Atocha Train Station is the largest of the two train stations in the city of Madrid. It has history that dates back to the middle of the 19th century. But the original building was totally destroyed by fire at the end of the 19th century and was completely rebuilt of steel and glass. Atocha Railway Station has 13 platforms and serves communter trains, regional, inter-city as well as high speed AVE trains. It handles approximately 80,000 passengers per year.
Atocha Train Station is not just a railway station. It has a unique indoor Tropical Garden complete with turtle pools and some lovely sculptures. The Tropical Garden certainly draws tourists to the railway station although the Tropical Garden is a little bit warmer without air-conditioning. The turtle pools are the most photographed objects in the Tropical Garden. To chill out visitors can visit the shopping and eateries section of the train station which is equipped with air-conditioning. Atocha Train Station can easily be reached by metro from other parts of the city of Madrid. The two subway stations nearest to the railway station are Atocha and Atocha Renfe.
Passengers who wish to travel to Barajas International Airport from Atocha Railway Station have several alternatives, i.e. by taxis, by metro or by Airport Express buses which cost just 5.00 euros per adult.
Travelling by hop on hop off bus is a great way to see the city in Madrid. You plan your itineraries at your own pace and you view the city's tourist attractions and architectural buildings especially at Gran Via from open-top double decker bus. As in many large cities in Europe as well as in other parts of the world, the hop on hop off bus tour is a very popular tour and means of transportation for local and foreign tourists even though it is a little bit more expensive by using this means of transportation.
There are one and two day passes available in the market and with different routes too. Price of a day pass costs from 21.00 euros per adult and a two day pass costs from 25.00 euros per adult. Commentaries on the bus are in several major European languages including Englsih and Spanish plus Chinese and Japanese. One round trip takes approximately 1½ hours to complete. The operating hours of hop on hop off bus service are bewteen 9.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. daily during the summer months with shorter operating hours during the winter months.
Routes for the hop on hop off buses include the following major attractions such as Prado Museum, Plaza de Colon, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via, Plaza de Espana, Temple de Bod, Palacio Real, Almudena Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Santiago Bernabeu and Plaza Torros de Las Ventas. The advantage of this hop on hop off bus tour is that you can plan your itineraries accordingly and at your own pace.
its very easy to drive as long as dont get into the old section , there better on foot. I go there and use the car always, park in Gros neighborhood here
all commodities secure , central,and safe. There are other parking areas for choices
the areas in red in the map are the cheapest to park, believe me its RED
and here are identify all the parkings in the city ,click on the area of the map you want and see the parkings available
The routes to Spain and France cuts across here at N1/AP1 (Madrid-Irún), and the expressways A-8 (Bilbao-Irún) ,and A-63 (Paris-Irún), as well as the local expressway A-15 (Pamplona-San Sebastian).
Metro underground network in Madrid is the third largest metro network in Europe after London and Berlin. It is the 6th longest metro network in the world with a total length of almost 300 kilometers. Madrid metro has a total of 13 lines. You may travel by line 8 from Madrid Barajas International Airport to the center of the city in Madrid. More than 600 miliions passengers use the metro network in Madrid annually. It has history that dates back to the early 20th century. It is certainly the cheapest way to travel around the city of Madrid.
The most economical way to travel by Madrid metro network is to purchase a 10 ride pass (a ticket valid for ten journeys and is perfectly legal to use by two or more persons). A 10 ride pass costs just 12.20 euros. If you are staying in the city of Madrid for a few days and when you plan your travel in the city wisely, a 10 ride pass is enough for two persons to last the duration of your stay in Madrid as most of the major tourist attractions are located within walking distance of each other in the heart of the city of Madrid.
The operating hours of Madrid metro network are between 6.00 a.m. in the morning and 2.00 a.m. late at night. Beware of pickpockets inside the trains as pickpockets are very common in the crowded trains. Don't carry your rucksacks behind your back and don't leave your wallets in your back pockets.
Madrid Barajas International Airport is located approximately 15 kilometers northeast of the city center of Madrid. It is one of the largest airports in Europe. In actuality it is the fourth busiest airport in Europe and handles approximately 50 millions passengers annually. It was officially opened to traffic in the year 1928. It has a total of four terminals although terminal 4 (newest and biggest) handles the most passenger traffic. The Barajas International Airport has four runways.
Transportation from Barajas International Airport to the city of Madrid is quite frequent and convenient. You may travel by Airport Express buses like we did (cost just 5.00 euros per adult each way), by local buses which take longer time, by taxis (much more expensive) or by metro although by metro is not necessarily faster than by Airport Express buses due to many interchanges along the way and also depends on which part of the city you are travelling. Airport Express buses have only three stops in the city of Madrid, i.e. O'Donnell (first stop), Plaza Cibeles (second stop) and Atocha Railway Station (last stop). Frequency of these Airport Express buses is every 15 or 20 minutes. So you don't have to wait for too long. You can purchase your bus tickets from the driver of the bus.
You can also travel between the various terminals by free airport transit buses (yellow colour) which arrive and depart between the teminals quite frequently - usually within 10 minutes during peak hours.
the new AVE fast train line between Barcelona and Figueres is open and running now.
Girona is another thing usually is where ryanair lands as Barcelona airport lol! From there to Marseille is two countries away with still track train change at Cerbere or port Bou. The AVE is working its way there to eliminate this but will take some time.
now solutions, eurolines bus company has the run
frogbus founde by British in 2008 only does the run from girona to perpignan not marseille.
Marseille will be busy its the European Cultural Capital for 2013. But worth it.
the train is here
excellent service comfortable rides, done once,and from friends has been the same so decided to post a tip for all here
the company is Sàgales takes you all over Catalunya and even Madrid, Girona,Zaragoza,and the Prats Barcelona airport.
A nice way to let others drive and see the scenary and the local flavor of its people.
ticket prices is here in Catalan, but self explanatory on the rates in Euros
the price from girona to barcelona can be purchase in advance as it has connection with the Ryanair flights there
even a shopping trip to Andorra
some typical inter urban routes on the bus
Gatika(basque) is inland in basque country. you can see if VT has tips about these cities above in destinations. or go to the tourist office in Euskadi Basque country here
Zumaja is Spanish, been basque it is written Zumaia, here is again the tourist office. this is beautiful coastal area.
you have each city link above sites, then, the bus is available from Bilbao on the A 316 bilbao mungia and then change bus on the A3531 to Gatika, all is here
go left column to municipio de Bizkaia in both DESDE and HASTA, go down the selection of cities until you hit the ones you are going, highlighted them and then hit CONSULTA
When I am in the area I go by car, but the above should help you
its an old narrow city, and narrow streets so space is premium indeed. There are parking restrictions on time green and blue colors areas with 11 define zones so dont try parking on the street or run the risk of been towed away.
You can try San Ignacio metro station (meter free zone) and take a 10´ ride to the city centre.In addition, you can go a bit out and take the metro in, no need for acar in the city try Las Arenas and Algorta metro station areas. Or the airport ,you need to prebook your parking and get a huge discount,
you can then use public transport to the city.here is the airport in spanish, if can figure it out, let me know.
hope it helps
there is no bus from morella to benicarlo.but there is from Tarragona.
you are using two autonomous regions of Spain, Tarragona is in Catalunya and Benicarlo is in Castellon/Valencia as is Morella.
this is what is available at Morella , think have it in English,its their city govt site
the better way to go in is the bus, (done it, but usually go by car as have family outside limits of Toledo) ,the train leaves you out then need to come in by bus to inner city.
Bus station (Estación de Autobuses). Avenida de Castilla-La Mancha. Toledo. Buses depart daily for Toledo from the Plaza Eliptica Bus Station in Madrid (Metro: Estación Plaza Elíptica, Avda. Lusitana, s/n). The trip takes approximately 1h15 by Alsa . The station in Toledo is near the river, about three-quarters of a mile from the centre up a steep ascent, although it is possible to take a local bus (numbers 5 or 6).
hope it helps
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