Things to know BEFORE you go to BARCELONA | Travel Tips

in this video we'll cover all you need

to know before traveling to Barcelona

including where all the major

attractions the best time to visit we

have to stay and for how long how to get

around the city how much things cost

best apps to use best views of the city

and other practical information don't

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Barcelona including multiple maps here

are 16 essential tips to know before you

visit Barcelona number 16 the map of

Barcelona facing the Mediterranean Sea

Barcelona lies on the northeast coast of

the Iberian Peninsula let's look at the

map and see where major attractions are

located for orientation let's start with

the Sagrada família a famous Roman

Catholic Church and the unesco world

heritage site northwest of Sagrada

família you'll find par-cook way another

unesco world heritage site under works

of Antoni gaudí located on the west side

of the park is tibidabo a mountain with

amazing views of barcelona casa milà

another one of gaudi's remarkable

buildings is located southwest of

Sagrada família in the southeast you'll

find Citadella park with zoo lake and

other popular spots also don't miss them

nearby Arc de Triomphe south of the park

you'll find La Barceloneta

this seaside neighborhood is home to one

of the most loved beaches in Barcelona

and W Barcelona sail shaped hotel with

fantastic city and sea views the old

city the gothic or known for its

medieval plazas and streets takes you to

the famous brominate

from La Rambla you can enter the

world-renowned La Boqueria food market

don't miss the famous columbus monument

right at the end of NAMBLA next to the

sea further Southwest at the foot of

majouk Hill is plaza de espana one of

the most important squares in the city

and a major transport hub near the

square are the Magic Fountain and the

museo nacional d'art de Catalunya on the

top of majouk Hill you will find the

Magic Castle hop on the muic cable car

to the castle for stunning views of

Barcelona and of course if you're a

sports fan don't miss the world-famous

camp know normally you will arrive in

Barcelona at Barcelona

el prat airport which is located close

to the city the main train station is

barcelona sants station located near

plaza de espana to get a better sense of

the distance 1.3 miles or 2 point 1

kilometer walk from Parkway to La

Sagrada família takes about 30 minutes

if you use public transport it will take

you approximately the same amount of

time you will spend about 45 minutes to

walk 2.3 miles or 3.7 kilometers from

Sagrada família to lab arsenate of each

or 30 minutes if you use public


number 15 weather and climate Barcelona

has Mediterranean climate winters are

mild with temperatures ranging between

48 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit or 8 and 15

degrees Celsius

it is often sunny sometimes cloudy or

rainy but rarely snowy in the city

centre summers are hot and humid

temperatures range between 68 and 85

degrees Fahrenheit or 20 and 29 degrees

Celsius in spring and fall the weather

is mild and relatively rainy Barcelona

gets frequent cold winds at this time of

year especially in April temperatures

range between 54 and 79 degrees

Fahrenheit or 10 and 23 degrees Celsius

in spring and between 47 and 70 degrees

Fahrenheit or 12 and 26 degrees Celsius


of course these are all just averages

the weather and temperature can be

different at the time of your visit so

remember to check the weather forecast

before your trial number 14 best time to

visit the best time to visit Barcelona

is in late spring and early summer from

May to June and in the fall from

September to October at this time of the

year the weather is pleasant and the

crowds are relatively small January and

February are the cheapest months to

visit the city the this convenient time

to visit is probably August when it's

very hot and humid and there are summer

tourists everywhere but don't worry

Barcelona is one of the world's most

beautiful cities so you'll have a great

time regardless of the season and how

can you figure out the best days and

hours to see the attractions just check

Google to see how crowded a specific

location is at a certain time of day of

course will you recommend going early

during the week and/or in the morning

number 13 length of your stay

many travelers stay in Barcelona for 3

days to see its top attractions and get

a basic feel of this extraordinary city

but if you want more relaxed and

authentic experience we recommend

staying one two three more days number

12 where to stay cost of accommodations

if this is your first time in Barcelona

we recommend staying in the Gothic

quarter hellborn Shamblin will be close

to many top attractions this areas are

also great for nightlife along with

poblano and Sant Antoni to experience a

small-town vibe stay in Gracia which is

also a great family-friendly

neighborhood if you love the beach

choose Barceloneta for convenience

stay within or just right outside the

city also be sure to check if there is a

matter station nearby so you can easily

reach the city centre on average mid

range hotel room in Barcelona cost

around 150 euros or 170 dollars per

night for budget hotels the average is

about 50 euros or $60 again these are

all just averages and arranges for

different hotel categories are

relatively wide

research online you can get good deals

especially if your dates are flexible

and you don't travel in the peak seasons

check out our video on the best apps to

book your stay number eleven avoiding

crowds Barcelona is one of the most

densely populated cities in Europe and

it gets around 8 million international

visitors every year with this huge

crowds exploring the city can be a

challenge but even if you can't avoid

all the prouds you can do some things to

make your trip to Barcelona a more

pleasant experience you can avoid big

seasons of it's taking the metro during

rush hours get up early in the morning

to explore the city without the crowds

use Google or Google Maps to check how

crowded a specific location is at a

certain time of day or explore outside

the city centre once you've visited the

must-see attractions number 10

transportation from Earth to the airport

to get to and from Barcelona and Pratt

airport you can use metro train buses

taxis and private transfers and car

rentals check out our travel guide for

links and additional information on how

to get to and from the Barcelona el prat

airport arriving by train if you're

coming to Barcelona by train you will

normally arrive at Barcelona

sand station which is located northwest

of the city centre about a 10-minute

walk from Plaza de Espana another major

train station is Astacio de Francia

which is near Citadella park and the

beach from this station you can take

medium distance routes to other regions

of Spain before your trip check which

station is closer to where you're

staying in Barcelona arriving by car if

you're arriving in Barcelona by car

consider booking a hotel or an apartment

with an nearby carpet parking rates are

from 2 euros to 3 years per hour and

daily rates range between 15 and 40

euros you can also consider Park and


plots on the outskirts of the city these

facilities are located close to metro

train or bus stations so you can easily

reach the city centre through public

transport rates are from

nine years 95 cents for one day - 60

years for seven days getting around the

city barcelona is well covered by public

transportation however you still have to

walk a lot so brink comfortable shoes to

move around the city you can use DMB

Barcelona's public transport service

which includes the metro and city buses

it is a cheap and efficient way to see

the sights throughout the city single

ticket costs two years twenty

you can also buy an integrated ticket

from multiple journeys from one to five

days other transportation options

include trams taxis pop on top of buses

bikes scooters and of course funiculars

and cable cars check out our travel

guide for timetables prices links and

additional information number nine

general information here are some other

things you should know for a nice and

easy experience in Barcelona drinking

water it is safe to drink tap water in

Barcelona there are around 1600 free

drinking fountains throughout the city

will cover apps for finding water

fountains in a minute toilets you'll

rarely see public toilets on the streets

in Barcelona however you can use the

restrooms at museums and other public

buildings and even shopping centers

there are also toilets at cafes bars and

restaurants we don't have to order

something if you want to use the toilet

free Wi-Fi Barcelona Wi-Fi provides

tourists with free Wi-Fi access at

almost two thousand hot spots all over

the city including museums parks

libraries markets metro stations and

even on buses and on the street number

eight for international travellers

travel adapters if you're coming from

outside Europe or from the UK you will

probably need a special European travel

adapter to charge your phone and other

devices this is what Spanish power plugs

look like if you travel a lot consider

buying a universal travel adapter that

you can use in other countries to always

bring some cash

while most hotels restaurants and stores

in Barcelona accept major credit cards

like Visa or MasterCard

it is wise to owe

have some euros in your wallet money

exchange like most other European cities

Barcelona uses the Europe at the time of

making of this video

one euro is worth approximately one

dollar and eleven cents or 89 pants

be sure to check the exchange rate

before traveling the easiest way to get

euros is to ATMs in Spain ATMs typically

ask you if you want to be charged in

euros or in your home currency for

better exchange rates and smaller fees

choose to be built in URIs it's also

best to withdraw as few times as

possible to avoid multiple ATM fees you

can also consider using debit cards like

her blood that don't charge fees for

limited ATM withdrawals of course you

can also exchange your foreign cash for

euros at a currency exchange office you

can get competitive rates at tourist

spots such as La Rambla La Sagrada

família Avenue of the parallel and El

Raval avoid airport and hotel currency

changes which usually offer poor rates

and charge high fees prepaid SIM cards

you can purchase a prepaid SIM card to

access the internet on your phone local

carriers include Vodafone orange and

mostar see our travel guide for more

information pocket Wi-Fi alternatively

you can consider renting a pocket Wi-Fi

or a mobile hotspot if you're from the

US and travel a lot consider using

Google fie time zone Barcelona uses

Central European summer time or GMT +2

most countries in continental Europe are

in this times up number 7 safety

Barcelona is generally a safe city but

there are some areas to avoid especially

at night learn more about which areas to

avoid in our travel guide

unfortunately Barcelona is not only

popular with tourists but also with big

pockets and bag and watch thieves

especially around major attractions and

metro stations watch your valuables and

use common sense

emergency services dial 1 1 - number 6

best apps to use here is a list of

useful apps to use during your stay


barcelona metro or metro bus Barcelona

for metro and bus schedules routes maps

and tickets week locals meetup or eat

wait for doing things with locals Jaeger

rebbe and other providers for renting an

electric scooter donkey Republic for

bike electric bikes and electric scooter

rentals Google Maps or Apple maps for

walking driving and using public

transportation Google Maps also lets you

download maps which is a great option if

you don't want to use roaming citymapper

or move it for information on public

transport such as departure and arrival

times fastest routes etc barcelona

travel guide almond almond barcelona

travel guide Lonely Planet for other

similar apps for practical information

on attractions and public transport the

fork for free real time restaurant

bookings and special discounts

TripAdvisor and yep for restaurant hotel

museum and to reviews Wi-Fi map for

Wi-Fi finder which caps you find Wi-Fi

throughout Barcelona deaf to locate the

closest water fountain seater squat or

flush for finding public restrooms in

Barcelona check out our travel guide for

links to download these apps on iOS and

Android and for more app suggestions

number 5 language and expressions the

languages spoken in Barcelona are

Spanish and Catalan well English is not

spoken or understood everywhere most

jurist and replaces such as restaurants

shops and major attractions will have

people who speak English

here are some Spanish words and

expressions that always come in handy

what are four hello

buenos dias or good day adios goodbye

que tal or what's up and how are you

bien gracias good thank you de nada

you're welcome or no problem no antenna

or I don't understand no hablo espanol

or I don't speak Spanish

quanto vista esse how much does that

cost find more useful Spanish and

Catalan words and expressions in our

travel guide number for free city tours

a great way to discover Barcelona

walking tours are organized by expert

guides who know a great deal about the

city's fascinating history and unique

art and culture some providers even

offer free walking tours but it is still

expected to leave a tip of your choice

after the tour see our travel guide for

links to websites of free guided tours

and other interesting tours in Barcelona

number 3 city passes there are several

passes you can choose from to help you

save money and time in Barcelona for

example Barcelona pass the Barcelona

cart Barcelona calm and turbo pass

Barcelona these passes include entry to

several top attractions skip the line

privileges various kinds of discounts

unlimited free use of public transport

and hop-on hop-off bus tickets

check our travel guide for current

prices and links number to food prices

and tipping food prices can range widely

in Barcelona and you'll have plenty of

dining options no matter what your

budget is we suggest using Yelp and

tripadvisor to find nearby places with

good reviews try to avoid restaurants

next to major tourist sites you'll often

get a much higher price quality ratio at

a restaurant a street or two away from

the main attractions and inexpensive

restaurant meal ranges from five to nine

euros for lunch

and eight to 15 euros for dinner a small

plate of tapas cause between three and

five euros and you get a tasty pea for

around eight euros you can buy a

baguette at a bakery or a cafe for about

one year

a typical insane madam or another

similar pastry from one to three years

and churros with hot chocolate for four

to five euros first for drinks coffee

costs between one year at thirty and two

years fifty a bottle of soda around 2

euros a glass of beer between two years

fifty and four years fifty and a glass

of wine from one to three years there

are some great cheap eats in Barcelona

check out our travel guide for the list

of best inexpensive dining places such

as / urban area for tapas to Korean food

for fresh pasta and empanadas and chill

area like Donna for Laura sweet hot

chocolate to save some money you can buy

food and drinks at a grocery store or

fresh fruits at a local food market in

fact Barcelona is famous for its market

culture there are about 40 food markets

in the city the biggest and most

impressive of which is la boqueria use

Google Maps or a similar app to locate a

grocery store or a market area tipping

you are not expected to dip in verse

Luna or Spain in general you can still

tip if you want to because you feel like

you've been well taken care of

we recommend tipping 5% to 10% of the

bill based on the quality of service

also always deep in cash even if you pay

by credit card number one best use of

the city you can enjoy several amazing

views of Barcelona from tibidabo Parkway

Sagrada família bankers of Carmel museo

nacional d'art de Catalunya manju castle

and W Hotel Barcelona check out our

travel guide for more places with free

and paid amazing views of the city and

maps to easily locate them our Travel

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