About Barcelona

With its beautiful beaches and long sunny days, the Catalonian capital is one of Europe's top destinations.

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Good to know

Airport Transfer

Taking the Aerobus is the best way from the airport to the city. The shuttle runs every five minutes and takes approximately 30 minutes. Single tickets start at €5.90.

Currency

Euro. You can exchange money at the airport or use one of its ATMs.

Public Transportation

The Metro is efficient, air-conditioned (which is particularly helpful on those hot Spanish days!) and runs 24 hours on Saturday night. Single tickets from €2.15 each, but a much better bargain is a T10 ticket - 10 trips from €9.95.

Safety

Barcelona is unfortunately well known as the pickpocketing capital. Always be alert and keep your valuables securely in front of you. Be especially wary on the subway platforms at Sants train station and Sagrada Família.  

Tipping

Tipping in Barcelona is not obligatory but very much welcomed.

Emergency number

112

Useful words

Hi - Hola
How are you? - ¿Cómo estás?
Please – Por favor
Thank you – Gracias
Do you speak English? - ¿Hablas inglés?
How much does it cost – ¿Cuánto cuesta?

Barcelona's Top Attractions

1. La Sagrada Família
2. Park Güell
3. Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)
4. Las Ramblas
5. Casa Batlló

GOTHIC QUARTER

This is the center of the old city and is lined with narrow streets filled with hip bars and eateries.

>> Where to stay, eat, drink and go shopping in the Gothic Quarter

SEASIDE AREA

Do not forget your bathing suit and take a dip in the beautiful Barcelona beach.

>> Where to stay and eat in the Seaside Area