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Weekend Trip to Barcelona (Tips appreciated)

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Weekend Trip to Barcelona (Tips appreciated)

Family trip, 2 teenagers (13, 17)

Driving in from Alicante, Spain to Barcelona. Want to see Sagrada Familia, and Park Guell, and Las Ramblas for sure

Friday- arrive about 11:00 am- explore las ramblas, check into hotel, late dinner

Saturday- Sagrada Familia first thing in the morning, Camp Nou (Barca game at 5 pm as of now)

Sunday- Park guell, perhaps a museum, drive back to alicante and stop to eat Paella in Valencia

Also, I've read that driving and parking is a challenge in Barcelona (already applying for international license)..so we're thinking of parking the car at the hotel and buying a metro card. Yay or nay. I hear parking is horrible at Camp Nou for games.

Also is section 419- Gol Tier 3 north or south??

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1. Re: Weekend Trip to Barcelona (Tips appreciated)

Downtown Barcelona is the Plaza de Catalunya. Use Booking.com to screen hotels or apartments in Downtown Barcelona. A good place to stay is the Eixample, the modern barrio of the city built in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a square grid of streets. The Passeig de Gracia is the most elegant avenue, with upscale stores. Good shopping streets downtown are Portal de l’Angel, Portaferrisa and Pelayo.

El Corte Ingles is a large department store located at Plaza de Catalunya. Maremagnum is located by the port and is a mall that is open also on Sunday, when most shops are closed.

The most important sights are the Modernist sites, which are the Gaudi sites and the Lluis Domenech sites.

Prebook the Sagrada Familia Basilica, the Palau de la Musica Catalana, Park Guell and the Picasso Museum.

For Valencia:

Good restaurants: (Restaurant hours: Lunch is between 1 and 4 pm. Dinner is between 8 pm and midnight.)

1. Restaurante Navarro Valencia (Calle del Arzobispo Mayoral, 5 – Tel: 963-529-623) is one of the best restaurants downtown. However you need a reservation because it is so popular. It has a great menu of the day for 22 euros.

2. Casa Roberto (Calle Maestro Gozalbo, 19 - Tel: 963-951-361).

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2. Re: Weekend Trip to Barcelona (Tips appreciated)

Thank you so much. Do you have advice about getting around? We have a car rental, however I'm nervous about driving in the city. I am fluent in Spanish, so reading and getting around shouldn't be a problem.

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