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La Sagrada Familia:
Buy tickets Basílica de la Sagrada Familia | Clorian
Official tickets purchase for Basílica de la Sagrada Familia. Buy now tickets for Basílica de la Sagrada Familia without queues, skipping the line and enjoy your visit.
A visit to La Sagrada Familia is a must when you are visiting Barcelona. It is imperative that you book your tickets in advance as they are typically sold out for days.
La Pedrera (Casa Milà):
Casa Mila official website | La Pedrera, Gaudi Barcelona
Buy tickets online to save €3 on price at the ticket office. No queuing. Tours, opening times, rates, offers and more of Casa Mila and Gaudi.
Another amazing building designed by Gaudi.
I recommend the Essential & Night tour option. I enjoyed the evening experience.
Casa Batlló | Antoni Gaudí Modernist Museum in Barcelona
Official website of Casa Batlló, modernist building designed by Gaudí in Barcelona. Information on Gaudí and the building, visits, prices, offers and events.
Another spectacular building designed by Gaudi.
Official website Park Güell | Barcelona | Web oficial Park Güell | Barcelona
Come and visit Barcelona’s Park Güell with all the information you’ll need for discovering the area designed by Gaudí and the urban park’s sites
A failed project of Gaudi’s. It was originally inteded to be a housing development commissioned by Güell.
Palau de la Música Orfeó Català:
Palau de la Música Catalana
It’s an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. An essential visit in the list of top 10 things to see in Barcelona
The 3-D stained glass window was actually a picture on TV displays at one point.
Shortcut to the tickets for the guided tours in the link below
All guided tours
Picasso Museum Barcelona | Official website
Official Picasso museum Barcelona website. The Picasso museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso.
Palau Güell |
El Palau Güell és un dels primers encàrrecs importants que va rebre Antoni Gaudí a l’inici de la seva carrera. Eusebi Güell (industrial, polític i mecenes) va voler que Gaudí li construís aquest peculiar palau urbà com a ampliació de la casa familiar que tenia a la Rambla de Barcelona.
Another building designed by Gaudi.
Fundació Joan Miró:
Home | Fundació Joan Miró
A space for discovering Miró’s work and contemporary art
Museu Nacional D’Art de Catalunya:
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. One museum, one thousand years of art in Barcelona.
Museu d’Historia de Barcelona:
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🎢 Your Montserrat Day Trip! | Cremallera i funiculars de Montserrat
Come to Montserrat for a day trip from Barcelona Plaza España by public transport with train and rack railway. Buy online combined Tickets. Sant Joan Cable car included.
This involves a bit of a train ride to get to the monastery on top of the mountain. The link to purchase train tickets is above and the link below offers some more guidance.
How to get to Montserrat from Barcelona
Every year, thousands of people, residents or foreigners, visit the mountain of Montserrat for its beautiful and curious location.
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There are a couple of options to get to and from the airport.
Barcelona Metro Airport | Metro Line 9 | Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona
The metro line 9, L9, connects Barcelona city and the Airport terminals T1 and T2. Check travel ticket prices and operating hours.
The L9 metro goes to the airport, but is not very convenient. You will need to make many transfers and unless you have a Hola BCN multiday card the cost (in 2019) is 4.6 Euro per person each way.
Airport ticket | Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona
Find out all the information you need on the airport ticket for transport by metro from Barcelona city centre to the airport.
Hola multi-day card:
Hola Barcelona Travel Card | Hola Barcelona
10% off the cost of the Hola Barcelona Travel Card! Unlimited travel on public transport (2, 3, 4 or 5 days). Travel to Barcelona-El Prat airport included.
TMB (Metro) website:
TMB Barcelona bus and metro | Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona official website. Barcelona public transport guide. All about transport in Barcelona: maps, timetables and tickets.
Since the underground is complicated I recommend using a smartphone app like Moovit or CityMapper to choose the quickest route.
This may be the most convenient method for getting to the city center to and from the airport using public transportation. There is a luggage rack on the bus. Price (in 2019) is 10.20 Euro round-trip and is about 35 minutes each way.
Direct bus Barcelona – Airport
The bus service AEROBÚS connects Barcelona airport with the center of Barcelona. Every 5 minutes, every day of the year. Approx. 35 min travel time.
There is a T3 Portbus that will take you to the cruise terminals from the Christopher Columbus monument. The cost (in 2019) is 3 Euro each way, per person, or 4 Euro per person for a round-trip. It is over a mile to walk to the closest cruise terminal…
Map of Barcelona Cruise Terminal. A, B, C, D, E are the cruise ship terminals.
Getting into Barcelona from the port | Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona
See information on all public transport to get around Barcelona from the port.
This company will deliver your luggae to the ship from the airport or the airport to the ship. I’ve used their service and it was excellent. My bag magically arrived in my stateroom and I was able to explore Barcelona without having to struggle with my checked bags.
Luggage Store in Barcelona Book now! Bags & Go
Enjoy Barcelona without Luggage! Luggage Storage · Luggage Locker · Luggage Drop Off | We pick up your luggage at your arrival at: Barcelona Airport, Barcelona Port and Barcelona Sants Train Station | We Deliver it wherever you Want ¡Book Now! ✅
International Electrical Outlets
Don’t forget your adapters to charge your electronics. Here is a good website with the information you need for all the places you want to go.
Plug & socket types – World Standards
This is an overview of all electric plugs that are currently in use around the world. There are 15 types of plugs in use today, each of which has been assigned a letter.
Safety / Security
Before you leave the United States it is highly encouraged to register with the U.S. State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. You will receive security messages from the Department of State and the Embassy of the country you are visiting. More information regarding this free program can be found on the U.S. State Department’s website shown below.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
Protect Your Electronics
The last thing anyone expects on vacation is rain… To protect my camera (and hide if from pickpockets) I recommend a ‘dry bag’. This is usually used for people enjoying watersports (kayaking, boating, etc.) and available at most outdoor stores (as well as online retailers).