6 essential tips for traveling to Barcelona

6 essential tips for traveling to Barcelona
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This list of 6 essential tips for traveling to Barcelona will help you prepare a getaway to a city that you will fall in love with at first sight.
With the 1992 Olympic Games, Barcelona opened up to the Mediterranean Sea and the whole world. Its great cultural and leisure offer, its old neighborhoods, narrow streets, modernist buildings, parks, and terraces, together with a great gastronomy of tapas, fish, and seafood, have delighted the millions of tourists who visit it every year.

6 essential tips for traveling to Barcelona

Based on the experience of the numerous times we have visited this city, in the last one we wrote this guide to Barcelona, ​​we leave you 6 useful tips that will show you the best way to move around the city, save money and time, as well as visit places fewer acquaintances and to be able to fully enjoy a trip to Barcelona. Let's start!

1. Take the metro or the bus, instead of the taxi, to get to your accommodation from the airport. You will save money and in peak traffic hours, time.

2. If you don't have many days, don't try to see everything, Barcelona is immense. Much of the charm of the city is found in being able to walk calmly through the streets of its oldest neighborhoods, buy or look for a souvenir in its local stores or have a good beer on one of its terraces.
In addition, traveling to Barcelona is very cheap if you book in advance. You can check it with Omio and let yourself be surprised.

3. Visit the Hospital Sant Pau in Barcelona on the first Sunday of the month, for free, one of the essential places to visit in Barcelona. This enclosure is one of the best examples of modernist architecture in Barcelona, ​​built by the famous architect Lluís Domènech I Montaner. This hospital, declared a World Heritage Site, is very close to the Sagrada Familia, so if you do not have many days, it is advisable to combine the two visits. If you want to learn more about the history of the hospital, you can book this guided tour or buy this ticket in advance.

4. Stay away to eat from the most touristy areas such as Las Ramblas or the surroundings of the Sagrada Familia. Neighborhoods such as Born, Poble Nou, Sants, La Barceloneta, or Gràcia, among others, have a wide gastronomic offer where you can find everything from quality tapas food to very cheap daily menus of traditional Catalan food.

5. See the city from Turó de la Rovira, one of the best viewpoints in Barcelona and one of the best things to do in Barcelona. Here are the Bunkers del Carmel, where you can see the remains of an anti-aircraft battery from the Spanish Civil War. You can get there by bus and do the last part of the journey on foot.

6. If you are looking for accommodation not far from the center of Barcelona, ​​a good option is Airbnb. With a wide offer and much cheaper than a hotel, you can rent an apartment or share it with other people.A good area to stay is the L'Eixample district, the popular Barrio de Grácia, or Poble Nou, especially if you can't find anything affordable in the downtown area.

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My name is Anna 6 years of experience writing and traveling, lifestyle, content for publications on different sites.
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