Spain. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. Barcelona has more than 1.6 million. Inhabitants and is the second largest Map of Spain Barcelona and most important city in Spain, capital of the province of Catalonia.
The base currency is the euro, 1 euro = 100 cents.
The work week runs from Monday to Friday from 09.30-13.30 and 16.30-20.00, with some variations. Shops on Saturdays in the ordinary days, and to work on Sunday afternoon, but the daily work can be anything, including the clock.
Shopping centers and most of the larger stores are open even during the siesta (afternoon nap).
Barcelona in recent decades evolved from a conventional port city into one of the best not only in Europe but also in the world. Wonderful city located facing the sea, which is becoming more glamorous, thanks to its classic and modern architecture, art galleries and theaters, and not least of all the museums that are among the best in the world. Barcelona is a dynamic metropolis.

Sights of Barcelona

Barcelona is simply amazing! Places you should never miss when visiting the city. Here are the top 10 places. Cathedral. Picasso Museum, Palace of Catalan Music. Barcelona History Museum - Muhba. Church of Santa Maria del Mar. Boqueria Market. Palace Guell. Museum of Contemporary Art Macba. Royal shipyards. Museum of the History of Catalonia.
  • - Sagrada Familia - a unique and fantastic cathedral that allows visitors to see the great creator in Gaudi, expand their understanding of the world, get acquainted with the history of construction that has not yet been completed.
  • - Santa Maria del Mar, a church, a great work of construction, in which the proportions of feeling and space are taken into account, tastefully decorated, it is located in one of the most prestigious areas of the city.
  • - Palau de la Mùsica Catalana. One of the most wonderful parks in Barcelona.
  • - Climb Mount Montejuic and enjoy the beautiful view of the opening panorama of the city.
  • - Paseo de Gracia. Here you can shop in endless rows of shops.
  • - La Vinya del Senyor - bar. A place where you will enjoy the taste of the finest wine.
  • - Mirablau. See the blue Mediterranean Sea, far from the coast.
  • - Parc de Collserola. One of the best parks in Barcelona.
Try to do everything during your stay:
Stroll along La Rambla, see the city through Picasso's eyes, don't forget the pinxto-bar, be sure to try fresh seafood, visit the port, experience modernism, walk around the old city at night.
Cathedral Schedule of work Mon-Fri 8.00-12.45 and 17.15-19.30 Sat and on the eve of holidays 8.00-12.45 and 17.15-20.00. On Sundays and holidays work from 8.00-13.45 17.35-20.00. Free access to the church only.
Excursions. Includes a tour of the church, courtyard, choirs, roof and museum (entrance fee 6 €), for groups with a guide 4 €. Mon-Sat and on the eve of holidays work from 13.00-17.00 Sun and on holidays 14.00-17.00.
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, construction began in 1298. is one of the best examples of Catalan Gothic, distinguished by the severity of the decor.
Barcelona Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia or Sagrada Familia Architecture by Antoni Gaudí Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
The Sagrada Familia or Sagrada Familia is the most famous and visited attraction in Barcelona. Sagrada Familia is a majestic, magical and unusual building. The cathedral is, as it were, woven from cobwebs of the finest lace. Our eyes are presented with a facade, which is hard to believe that it was made of stone, and this is due to the large number of niches and all kinds of patterns and sculptures decorating the structure.
The construction of the cathedral began in the distant 1882 and it is still under construction. At first it was built by Francisco del Villar, and since 1883 by Antonio Gaudi.
Gothic Quarter
In the upper part of the city is the Park Güell , created in 1900-1914 by Antonio Gaudi, which is a combination of gardens and residential areas, with a total area of ​​approximately 17.18 hectares.
The center of the park ensemble is the upper terrace, under which there is a hypostyle hall. On the terrace itself is the famous bench made in the form of a sea serpent. Of interest is the fact that in the process of creating the profile of the bench, a worker was seated in wet clay, thus it was possible to repeat the bend of the human back. Gaudí's student, Jusepo Maria Jujoli, helped to create the decoration of the bench, creating wonderful collages from ceramics, broken glass and other construction waste.
Las Ramblas is the main street of Barcelona , once there was a river in this place.
Maritime Museum
Las Ramblas Panorama of Barcelona Plaza Catalunya Monument to Christopher Columbus
View of the port building from above View of Barcelona from above On the streets of Barcelona Park Güell
Plaza Catalunya (Plaça de Catalunya) - the heart of modern Barcelona, ​​is the most popular and favorite place to visit for Barcelona residents. The area is located between the Old Town and the Eixample district. Nine streets radiate from it in all directions, of which two are the most famous: Las Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia. A little lower than the square there is a subway station, where three branches and the city railway line intersect. For visitors to Barcelona, ​​from Plaza Catalunya, acquaintance with the city begins. It is hard to even imagine that even in the 19th century there was a village on this place outside the city walls.
By the beginning of the World Exhibition in 1988, a monument to Christopher Columbus was erected(Monument a Colom), designed by Gaieta Buigas. The reliefs around the base of the column recall the meeting in Barcelona with the "Catholic kings" Ferdinand and Isabella and the baptism of the Indians.
View of the building of the port of Barcelona and the Bosque i Alsina pier (Moll de Bosch i Alsina), better known as the “Tree Pier”, where timber was once loaded and stored, from the observation deck of the Columbus monument. Barcelona has meanings: province, football club, Barcelona basketball club, Barcelona music album, international airport in Spain. Barcelona is a city in Venezuela. Climate, beaches, architecture, restaurants in Barcelona.

Excursion to Barcelona

Spending your holidays on the sea coast of Spain, you will always be offered to take a sightseeing tour of the sights of this country - Barcelona is one of the main points of the excursion, there is something to see and where to go.
Trip to Barcelona. It is done as part of a group, usually on a sightseeing bus, accompanied by a Russian-speaking guide who knows Spanish well, customs, history and culture, so on the road, which takes from 1 to 2 hours, you will never be bored.
The sightseeing tour plan usually includes:
  • trip to Barcelona
  • visiting the Sagrada Familia;
  • city ​​center - Paseo de Gracia;
  • Mount Montjuic;
  • visiting one of the largest jewelry stores in Europe The Diamond Palace;
  • visit to the light and music show "Singing Fountains".
Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Sagrada Familia Excursion to Barcelona Sagrada Familia Boarding the bus
The main attraction of Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the construction of which is still ongoing. Numerous groups of tourists constantly replace each other. Sometimes there are long queues to visit the cathedral.
Tour bus routes Barcelona Bus Turistic, Barcelona City Tour
Near the cathedral is the stop of the Bus Turistic tourist bus, which runs along a certain route, you can get on it and drive to the next attraction and exit, and then continue moving again - as you like. Bus Turistic tourist bus stops have a special design, next to the stop there are bollards with a traffic plan. The buses are double-decker, the upper floor has increased visibility. Tourist buses are colored: green (along the beaches), blue (the longest route) and red. The duration of the movement, except for the green one, is approximately 2 hours, the cost of an adult ticket for a day is 26 euros, for two days 34 euros, while you can get off at any stop, then again take the bus and continue the tour, there is an audio guide (includes Russian, including number).
Park Güell
La Sagrada Familia Sightseeing Bus Barcelona Metro Map Ramon Berenguer
Barcelona Cathedral Ancient walls Bus stop Sightseeing Bus Map
These are the queues tourists stand to enter the Sagrada Familia. The sightseeing bus on the streets of Barcelona moves along the route Ruta Este - Ruta Verde. Barcelona metro map. A monument to Ramon Berengver III, who during his lifetime significantly expanded the possessions of Catalonia, reigned 1097 - 1131. In good summer weather, a lot of people crowd around the Cathedral of Barcelona - the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia of Barcelona. In the evening summertime, after the heat has subsided, a lot of people of different ages gather in the area of ​​the cathedral, who are located on benches, local cafes at the tables and on the steps of the cathedral.
Barcelona Montjuic
The most impressive thing on the mountain is the magnificent view of the port and the city itself.
Montjuic Mountain View from Montjuic Barcelona Mount Montjuic Barcelona Montjuic
The height of the Montjuic hill is 231 meters, you can climb it by cable car or by car, tourists are brought by bus and given time to view from the mountain, walk through the park, go to a cafe. The photo shows: information on the mountain, a view of the seaport, a cable car, it is pleasant to relax on a bench in the shade of the trees of the park. On the mountain itself there is a military fortress with a museum of weapons. On the mountain is the Olympic Stadium of Lluis Companys (President of Catalonia), the object is met along the way when traveling by bus. The National Palace is located at the foot of the mountain; tourists are brought to it for the evening fountain show.

How to get to Barcelona

The easiest way is to book a plane ticket both for flights from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and through other cities. The city has an excellent international airport located 10 kilometers away, but if you are traveling through a travel company, then this flight is included in the ticket price. Barcelona Airport (BCN) has two terminals Terminal 1 (abbreviated as T1) and Terminal 2, the second terminal consists of three separate buildings named T2A, T2B and T2C.
At the airport you will be met by a representative of the travel company and taken to the hotel, no matter where it is located on the Costa Bravo or Dorada or in other places, the road connection is good, so you will enjoy the trip.
Shuttle Bus
Barcelona Airport Barcelona Airport Exit Terminal Aerobus
In the photo, passengers arrived in Barcelona from St. Petersburg.
How to get from the airport to the center of Barcelona? The easiest way is instead of a black and yellow taxi (official taxi), which will be happy to take you wherever you say for 30 euros (for transporting each bag separately, which is quite expensive), it’s cheaper to take an airbus (blue) - aerobus connects the airport with the center , the stop says "Airport T2 - Barcelona City center" interval 6-15 minutes. When exiting the terminal, turn right and read the signs. The cost of a return ticket is 10.20 euros, valid for 15 days. You can also take another bus, but it makes more stops.
To ensure communication between terminals T1 and T2 (the distance between them is approximately 4 km), there is a free shuttle bus (green) that can also take you to the railway station, from which you can get to Barcelona. And if you arrived at the airport by train, then feel free to transfer to the bus and it will take you directly to the airport.
What else is happening in Barcelona, ​​what activities may be of interest to visitors. Barcelona hosts a music festival called Sonar: these are concerts, performances, business meetings, technology exchange and more. For IT specialists, in February - Mobile World Congress.