In and Around Barcelona



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Not only is Barcelona an incredible city to explore, to discover new architecture and to immerse yourself in its rich history, but it is also in such close proximity to many other interesting and exciting places. If you plan on staying in Barcelona for more than 3 days, it's definitely worth it to look into setting up a few day trips. This will give you a taste beyond the small streets and trendy shops of Barcelona and provide you with a little more insight into some of its surrounding areas, giving you a fuller picture of Spain and the province of Catalonia. This guide will help you plan a well rounded stay in Barcelona including a few day trips to spice things up.

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Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc

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Location:

passeig Olímpic 17
Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 292 7700
fax: +34 93 285 3831(Tourist Information)


Hotel Arts

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Location:

Carrer de la Marina 19-21
08005 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 800/241-3333 in the U.S
fax: 93-221-10-70


Parc de la Ciutadella

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Location:

passeig de Picasso 1
Entrances on the Passeig de Picasso and Passeig Pujades
08005 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)


Passeig del Born

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Location:

passeig del Born
08003 Barcelona, Spain


Barri de Gracia

Location:

carrer de l'Argenteria
08003 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 3 68 9700


Apolo 7

Location:

carrer del Comte d'Urgell 106
08011 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 34 93 451 01 19


QuQu (Quasi Queviures)

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Location:

passeig de Gràcia 24
08007 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 34 93 317 4512


Parc d'Atraccions (Tibidabo)

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Location:

Plaça Tibidabo 3
08035 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 93-211-79-42
fax: +34 93 417 9665


Barri del Raval

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Location:

La Rambla
08002 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)


Hotel Barcelona Princess

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Location:

Avinguda Diagonal 1
Avinguda Diagonal 1
Spain Barcelona, Barcelona

Contact:

tel: 2.21894
fax: 93-3561000


Soho Hotel

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Location:

Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 543-545
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 543-545
Spain Barcelona, Barcelona

Contact:

tel: 2.15983
fax: 93-5529610


Day 1 - Barcelona


A great first day in Barcelona is to start out on foot and take a stroll around the city. Hit up the beach in Barceloneta in the morning before the crowds arrive and when you're finished tanning head towards Las Ramblas. Walk up Las Ramblas until hitting Placa Catalunya where you can sit in the square and enjoy a cerveza from one of the sellers in the street. After a short break continue upwards on Passeo de Gracia where you can do a little shopping or window browsing, depending on your budget. While on Passeo de Gracia check out Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, two of Gaudi's masterpieces, giving you a glimpse into some of his amazing work. For dinner or a late afternoon snack, try some greasy tapas and taste the best croquets in the city, at La Bodegueta.


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Las Ramblas

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Location:

La Rambla
08002 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)


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Casa Museu Gaudí

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Location:

carrer d'Olot
Parc Güell (up hill to right of main entrance)
08001 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 219 3811
fax: +34 93 284 6446


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Casa Batlló

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Location:

Passeig de Gràcia 43
08007 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 93-488-06-66
fax: +34 93 488 3090


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Barri de La Barceloneta

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Location:

Port Vell
08003 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)


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Passeig de Gràcia

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Location:

passeig de Gràcia
08007 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)


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La Bodegueta

Location:

rambla de Catalunya 100
08008 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 34 93 215 4894


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Casa Milà

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Location:

passeig de Gràcia 92
08008 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 285 3834 (tourist information)


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Plaça Catalunya

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Location:

passeig de Gràcia
(Ronda de Sant Pere)
08002 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)


Day 2 - Barcelona


Since you're not too strapped for time during this Barcelona visit, take a relaxing day and start off at Guadi's, Parc Guell. This is a great place to kick off day two and take in some sun while seeing one of Gaudi's greatest creations up close. Take the rest of the day to walk from the Park to see more of Gaudi's wonders, at the Sagrada Familia and then continue to Placa Espanya where you might catch the magic fountain show. For some great tapas and a true Spanish experience, the Xampanyet has cheap cava and food all day, but get there as early as possible because it's always packed and there's often no place to stand let alone sit. If you're still up for food after or just a few cocktails, Margarita Blue is a tasty, trendy restaurant perfect for a relaxing, yet entertaining night out.


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La Sagrada Família

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Location:

Majorca 401
08013 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 93-207-30-31
fax: +34 93 476 1010


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Margarita Blue

Location:

Carrer de Josep Anselm Clavé 6
08002 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 34 93 317 7176


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Plaça Espanya

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Location:

carrer Pla de Matabous
08034 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 368 9700(Tourist Information)


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El Xampanyet

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Location:

carrer de Montcada 22
Al lado del museu Picasso
08003 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 34 93 319 7003


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Parc Güell

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Location:

carrer d'Olot
08024 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 317 39 74


Day 3 - Barcelona


Get outside of the city for a day and head into a wonderful, quaint little town with an incredible amount of history and culture. Girona is about an hour outside of Barcelona and is most definitely worth a day trip and a walking tour. If you come back to Barcelona for dinner, Cal Pep is an excellent choice for good seafood. After dinner for those that feel like clubbing, BeCool is one of the best dance clubs in the city and always guarantees an amazing night.


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Cal Pep

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Location:

Plaça de les Olles 83
08003 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 34 93 310 7961
fax: +34 93 319 6281


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Sala BeCool

Location:

Plaça de Joan Llongueras, 5
08021 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 34 933 620 413
fax: +34 93 362 0413


Day 4 - Barcelona, Sant Feliu De Llobregat


Take a day and experience Barcelona's old city, in particular, the Gothic Quarter (Gotico). Stroll down the narrow small streets of the Gotico on a walking tour that will take you to the famous Cathedral and Picasso Museum. If you appreciate art or just feel like you want a small taste of Picasso's work, go inside and see his wonderous collection. The Gotico is a great place to find unique and eclectic clothes and accessories from high end designers. Check out Calle Ferran and Avinyo for some of the best shops. When the sun starts to go down further your experience in the old city and take an evening tapas tour that will lead you into the trendy Born neighbourhood. For an exciting late night on the town, hit up Mondo Club right by the port. Although a bit touristy it has great music with a good space for dancing.


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Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

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Location:

Barcelona, Spain


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Carrer Avinyó

Location:

carrer d'Avinyó
08002 Barcelona, Spain


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Carrer Ferran

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Location:

carrer de Ferran
08002 Barcelona, Spain


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Mondo

Location:

Moll Espanya S/N
8039 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 34 932 213 911


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Hostal Layetana

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Location:

plaça Ramón Berenguer El Grande 2
Placa Ramón Berenguer el Grande 2
Spain Barcelona, Barcelona

Contact:

tel: 2.177489
fax: +34 93 319 2012


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Comerç 24

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Location:

Carrer Comerç 24
Sant Feliu De Llobregat
08980 Sant Feliu De Llobregat, Spain

Contact:

tel: 34 93 319 2120
fax: 34 93 319 1074


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Walking tour of Gothic Quarter with the Cathedral and Picasso Museum

Location:

plaça Nova
08002 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: +34 93 285 3834 (Tourist Office)


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Museu Picasso

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Location:

Montcada 15-23
08003 Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 93-319-63-10


Day 5 - Barcelona


Use your last day in Barcelona to venture outside the city to Montserrat, the bodegas and Sitges. All boasting beautiful views and scenery, this is a great day to relax on the beach, sip some vino and take in your last bit of history and culture while staring at breathtaking surroundings. This trip usually takes an entire day, so pack accordingly. If you manage to be back in Barcelona with enough time for a light dinner, Tapa 24 is an extremely well known restaurant with tasty food and excellent service. It's definitely worth a visit and is a perfect way to end the trip.


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Tapa Ç24

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Location:

Diputacio, 269
Barcelona, Spain

Contact:

tel: 34 934 880 977


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Independent Day Trip to Montserrat, Torres Winery and Sitges

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Location:

Barcelona, Spain


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