Barcelona

Barcelona, Capital of Catalan and the most visited city along Madrid

Currency: Euro

Language: Catalan, Spanish

Tax Refund: Can be done when leaving the European Union

Best Way to and from Airport

Can take the AeroBus cost 5.90 Euro each or find out about transfer from the hotel. The Aerobus takes around 30-40 min to the airport, depending on the traffic condition. It is possible to pay directly to the driver to purchase tickets. The Bus stop is located at Plaza Catalunya, opposite El Corte Ingles. If in multiple pax, I would recommend a cap as it is only 29 Euros, much more worth in comparison and fuss less

Attractions

La Plaça de Catalunya

The centre of the city and main transportation hub connecting all the major streets, the Square is known for its fountains and statues, plus the shops that surround it. A favourite meeting spot for locals.

La Sagrada Familia

One of the most famous work of Gaudi and probably the most iconic building representing Barcelona. Nearest metro: Sagrada Familia. Within walking distance from Plaza Catalunya. Best to buy tickets online about 2 to 3 months in advance. Cost 23.80 Euro for the Guided tour of Sagrada Familia and the tower.

La Rambia

La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre. With street performance. The side streets provides a cheaper, more local and authentic experiences of Barcelona. It will be good maybe to walk all the way down the street to the beachfront.

Palau de la Música Catalana

A concert hall in Barcelona, it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The beautiful exterior and Catalan modernist style is worth admiring even though not watching a concert. Within walking distance of Plaza Catalunya.

Plaça Reial

This square is famous for the nightlife and the uniform architecture. It is considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world. It is also a good place to go for a drink or a dance see the street lamps. Near to Las Rambia.

Palau Güell

The Palau Güell is a mansion designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell. Admire the beautiful exterior. Within walking distance of Plaza Catalunya. Open on Tuesday to Sunday from 1000 to 2000. Tickets cost 12 Euro and 8 Euro for concession.

Casa Mila

A modernist building also an UNESCO world heritage site it is a building that is not to be missed. Within walking distance of Plaza Catalunya.

 Camp Nou

Nearest Metro: Collblanc.

The home stadium of F.C Barcelona, if free and don’t mind, it will be a good experience to visit the magnificent stadium.

Shopping

El Portal de l’Ànge, Plaza Catulunya, Gran Via and Passig de Gracia

These large pedestrian walkway contains most of the brands that you actually can think of, from LV to Zara. They are one of the most expensive streets in all of Spain and offers visitors many new and stylish shops to browse.

La Boqueria

Large public market with a diverse range of goods and produce. Enjoy freshly squeezed organic fruit juices for €1.5 per cup. If you go near closing time (20h, 8PM) sellers will make you a special price (2 or 3 for 2€). Closed Sundays. Open from 8am to 8.30pm.

Restaurants

El Quim (Boqueria Market)

A famous place for cheap and good tapas, extremely crowded, located inside the Boqueria market, stall 584 to 609. No fixed menu, need to ask the chef for recommendation or the special tapas. Famous dishes includes fried egg with squid, patatas bravas together with a glass of Cava. Closed on Mon, Sun and public holidays. Open from 7am to 4pm on Tuesday to Thursday and till 5pm on Friday and Saturday. 

Pinotxo Bar (Boqueria Market)

Located inside the market, recommended by the concierge, famous dishes includes the scrambled eggs with clams and chorizo omelettes. Stall number 466-470, it is best to arrive before 11am.

Café Emma

Calle Pau Claris, 142, 08009 Barcelona

Highly recommended French café for breakfast, located near the main streets. Open daily from 0800 to 0030. The croissant have to be ordered.

Can Conessa (Sandwiches)

Conesa, Carrer de la Llibreteria, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Cheap and very good sandwiches. Always with a lot of people. Open from 8.15 am to 10.15pm from Mon to Sat.

Granja La Pallaresa

Calle Petritxol, 11, 08002, Barcelona, España

One of the most famous shop selling hot chocolate and churros in, it is open from Mon to Sat, 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 9pm, Sun from 9am to 1pm and 5pm to 9pm. 

Taller de Tapas

Rambla Catalunya 49 – 51

Highly recommended to taste the tapas here also the daily specials, open from 8.30 am till 1 am and from 12pm on Sunday. Reservation is highly recommended.

Belgious (Ice Cream)

Carrer d’Avinyó, 50, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

An amazing place in the Gothic Quarter that sells waffles (gofres in Castellano), crepes, fresh juices from Brazil and the most amazing 48 flavours of ice cream, all with natural ingredients and no preservatives. Recommend the Rosemary ice cream. They also sell crepes salados or lunch crepes. Open from 5 pm till midnight on Mon to Fri. 

Tapas 24

Diputació Street, 269, 08007 Barcelona

Located near Passing de Gracia, owned by well-known Catalan chef Carles Abellan. There are many tapas not to be missed, with prices typical expensive European prices for us. Atmosphere seems to be better late at night. Opened from 0900 till midnight daily except Sundays. No reservation is allowed.

La Ría de Vigo

Carrer de Sevilla, 84, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

A very beautiful restaurant in the beachfront of Barcelona, famous for seafood dishes and the Paella. Closed on Wed and Sunday afternoon. Should be open till 11.30pm. Reservation is highly recommended. 

Les Quinze Nits

Plaça Reial, 6, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Open from 1-3.45PM, 8.30-11.30PM daily. A place to get cheap, huge and delicious paella. The Gazpacho served here is also one of the finest in the world. Some complaints about quality of steaks and paella, however. Overall, good value for money. There’s no reservation, so arrive early. 

Alsur Café

Carrer de Roger de Llúria, 23, 08010 Barcelona

Located just next to the hotel, this is the perfect place to have brunch on a lazy morning, open from 0800 on weekdays and 0900 on weekends with affordable prices. The place is excellent for a light breakfast and brunch on the weekends.