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3 Days in Barca

ireland
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3 Days in Barca

I've just returned from 3 days in Barcelona.

I flew from Shannon on ryanair to Girona.

you need to take a bus to Barcelona which costs 21euro round trip.The bus takes approx 1hr 15.

We stayed in Eixample area of city in hotel Cram which is a nice spot and only a few minutes from heart of City.

Prepare to walk quite a bit but its still not going to kill you.

We did the bus turistic and travelled the 3 routes over 2 days which cost 27 euro for 2 day ticket.

Lots to see and do but the segrada de familia is an absolute must.

I hope this helps a little and would gladly answer any questions asked......

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1. Re: 3 Days in Barca

Hi Gilters,

Can you suggest any specific tour company you used so that we can use the same

Kiran

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2. Re: 3 Days in Barca

There appears to be 2 tour bus companies.

Bus turistic and barcelona tours(red Bus).

The bus turistic appeared to be much busier so we chose this one.

You can purchase the tickets in Plaza de Cataluyna(main Square near La ramblas)which is where the buses originate.

Hope that helps

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3. Re: 3 Days in Barca

Hi Gilters,

Just a note - Barca only only refers to the Football team, the city is Barna or BCN - don't want to be upsetting the locals ;^)

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4. Re: 3 Days in Barca

i do not think it will 'upset' the locals.

just some may laugh at you (not with you ;))

'yet another one who want to sound cool while confusing names'

nice to hear you had a nice time in bar-na ;)

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5. Re: 3 Days in Barca

I will only be in Barcelona for 24 hours and will do the Bus Turistic. There will be only 2 routes then. Where would you suggest I hop off considering my small amount of time?

I was considering Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell and La Ciutadella? would Ciutadella be worth it? I heard there is a really nice fountain or statue or I should just skip it?

From the bus, do we have time to stop and take pictures of the Pedreda or Casa Batllo for example? I hope to save time this way.

How long to walk down the Rambla to Christopher Colombus and stop at Boquerita Market? Would 1h30 be enough?

Thank you!

ireland
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6. Re: 3 Days in Barca

You must definately get off at segrada de Familia but there are large queues there...my suggestion is to get there as early as possible.We got there around 915 and spent a few hours there with little or no lines.

You should try to allow more time to wander down La Ramblas as there are lots of stalls,street entertainers,shops etc as well as La Bouqeria.

Bus turistic can bring you down that way also by the beach,olympic village,columbus statue etc....

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7. Re: 3 Days in Barca

Barna = City of Barcelona

Barça = Barcelona football team

barca means "boat" in Spanish.

ireland
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8. Re: 3 Days in Barca

Oh right mister knowall...better off if you gave some proper advice about Barcelona rather than picking up on small things like above........

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9. Re: 3 Days in Barca

A boat is really a small spot for three days… some cheap cruise?

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10. Re: 3 Days in Barca

How long would be the walk between Christopher Colombus Monument and Port Olympic???