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Download a city guide of some of Europe's most beautiful cities onto your iPod, mp3 player or phone. As we guide you through the streets, along the route we've planned for you, our city guides will tell you what you're looking at and how to make the most of your city break.
We only had a long weekend to do the city and so your tour really helped us get our bearings. There's just so much to see there! I know we only scraped the surface but it worked really well for us.
Tanya Ellison - (27/08/06)
This was a great tour that took you everywhere you needed to go. Particularly liked the walk through of the mosaic frescoes on the front of the Basilica. We had a great time in Venice, made all the more special by this evocative guide. Like the speaker's voice too - one of the best I've listened to.
Andrea How - (19/02/06)
BARCELONA CITY GUIDE: Lively, creative and definitely not Spain - this is Catalonia, don't forget - Barcelona, has always prided itself on being different.
Our guide to the Eixample will show you the work of Antoni Gaudi and his architects and explain why their style – called Modernisme – came about about and why it was so important for Barcelona’s unique identity.
BARCELONA TOURIST INFORMATION: From El Prat de Llobregat airport:
By taxi: This is the fastest but most expensive option. Taxis leave from outside both terminals. A taxi into the centre of town will take about 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic and costs about EURO 25.
By bus Buses also depart from outside the terminals. The bus service goes to the Placa Catalunya, stopping on the way. It takes about 30 minutes and costs about EURO 3.45 one way.
By train There is a half hourly train service which costs about EURO 2.60 and takes about 25 minutes to get to the Placa Catalunya where there are lots of taxis. This is good for the Ramblas and the old town. Most trains then go on to Barcelona Sants station which is also on the metro system.
Metro and bus You can buy tickets from stations and tobacconists. Ask your hotel as they sometimes sell them too. You stamp your ticket with at the Metro entrance or on the bus to validate it. You can use a ticket on any form of transport within one hour and 15 minutes of its. See the transport authority's website
www.tmb.net for more detailed information.
It's usually worth investing in a travel card:
T-Dia - unlimited travel for 24 hours after validation.
T-10 - ten journeys, transferable from one person to another, with no time limit.
T-50/30 - allows fifty journeys over 30 days.
Taxi Barcelona’s famous yellow and black taxis are normally quite plentiful and good value. Most can be hailed in the street - a green light means that they are available. As always, check that the meter is running when you set off.
The Barcelona Card includes free travel on public transport and free entry at museums and leisure facilities as well discounts at shops, restaurants other attractions. Valid for two days at EURO 25 for an adult up to 5 days at EURO 40.