I took advantage of the Easter Holidays to visit Barcelona, it’s a “must see” city for those who love the art, the architecture and culture. I’m going to give you some useful informations about museums, where to eat and how to get around the city.
Museums: There are a lot of museums to see and I’m going to explain how to save time, considering all the lines at the entrances. I suggest you to buy the tickets on the official websites of the museums that you want to visit, download the pdf and then show it at the entrance. All you need is a credit card, I suggest this procedure for the Sagrada Familia visit and for the inside of Parc Güell, because there is usually long lines. If you do the traditional queue, there is the chance that you might buy the ticket but you will enter some hours later, so the entrance might not be immediate.
– There is a price reduction for children and students in many museums, so don’t forget your student card!
How to get around
By Metro: The metro of Barcellona is fast and practical, there are a lot of lines, so the city is well connected. I suggest you to buy the T10 ticket, it contains ten tickets and it costs 9,95 euros. I’ve had an hard time to find the touristic sites by the names of metro stops, so I’m going to tell you some useful names of the metro stops:
Catalunya: it’s the metro stop in Plaça Catalunya, where you can get to La Rambla
Arc de Trionf: it’s by the Arc of Triumph, very close to the Parc de la Ciutadella
Vallcarca: it’s close to Parc Güell
Sagrada Familia: it’s the Sagrada Familia stop, this one is the same!
By bike: in Barcelona there is the bicycle lane that goes everywhere in the city. It’s very easy to go around and it’s a fun way to explore the city. You can rent a bike for the price of 10 euros for 4 hours, and it’s required a deposit. I rented a bike in a bar in front of La Sagrada Familia, this is the website sagradafamiliaticket.com
How to get to the Airport
There are many ways, when I arrived I’ve decided to take a taxi, which requires a fixed price of 29 euros, because I didn’t know exactly where to find the hotel.
On the way back I’ve taken the metro, you need to take the line R2 and the airport stop is the last one. You can still use the T10 tickets that I told you earlier in the post.
Where to Eat:
– I would discourage to try the non-loco restaurants, like the arabian or Japanese for example, because they tend to be very touristic so the value of money is not the best.
– I have discovered MariscCo, a restaurant where I’ve had an amazing paella and a wonderful catalan cream. It’s in Plaça Reial, an elegant square next to La Rambla, I feel like suggesting it.
– If you are looking for a place for breakfast I suggest you Granier.