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Itinerary (Barcelona & Madrid) -- Feedback Requested

Hi, this is my VERY preliminary itinerary.. I'm certain somethings should be moved depending on proximity and I have gaps in places where I should add things..my biggest draw is that I'm super tight on money and need to do this in the most economical way possible.

Feedback would be super appreciated! Thanks =o)

Day 1: Thu, Jan 14

Fly out of EWR to BCN: $535

Arrive: 9:00am

Day 2: Fri, Jan 15 – Barcelona

- Take aerobus – 7 euros (return)

(from front of arrival terminal). Every 15 min. 35 min ride or take Train from Terminal A.

Every 30 mins. 20 min ride. 2.20 euro.

- Check in at Hotel Pulitzer - $424

C/ Bergara, 8 - 08002 Barcelona - (+34) 934 81 67 67

- Boqueria Food Market – 6:00am

right side of the Ramblas heading south.


Pinotxo – grab a snack here.

- Place Catalunya – check out the area.

- La Rambla – walk through the area

- Lunch

- Chocolate Museum - 4.30 euro

Comerç, 36, Mon-Sat 10-7; Sun 10-3


- Columbus Monument

- Placa Reial

- Movie on IMAX

Moll Espanya S/N

- Dinner

- Magic Fountain (Font Màgica de Montjuïc)

Times: 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM

Metro: Placa Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1)


Day 3: Sat, Jan 16 – Barcelona

- Breakfast

- Bus Turistic; 21 euro (1 Day), 27 euro (2 Days) – 9:00am

(havent decided if i shud do one day or two..)

Start at Red (northern) route at Placa Catalunya, getting off at Francesc Macia & get on Blue line.

- Visit the Red route places of interest:

- Casa Milà, “La Pedrera” – 10 euros


Carrer de Provença 261-265; tel.+34 90 240 0973


Bus lines 7, 16, 17, 22, 24 and 28. Metro line 3 (Diagonal station). FGC (Provença station).

RENFE (Passeig de Gràcia station).

- Santa Maria del Mar – Free

Plaça de Santa Maria1; tel.+34 93 310 2390.


- Picasso Museum

- Lunch

- Sagrada Familia – 12 euros

Carrer de Mallorca 401; tel. +34 93 207 3031



- Casa Batllo – 15 euros

Passeig de Gràcia, 43. Metro L3, Pg. de Gràcia stop. RENFE (Spanish Railways): Pg. de Gràcia station.



- Parc Guell

- ?

- Dinner

- ?

Day 4: Sun, Jan 17 – Barcelona

- Breakfast

- Haircut: Le Salon

Consell de Cent, 261. 93 323 02 54 info@lesalon.es



Jonik-Hairspa (10am-8pm)

82 Carrer Bruc (intersection with Consell de Cent)



- Visit the Blue route places of interest:

- Cable ride at Montjuic – 6 euros (one way), 8 euros (roundtrip)


Metro L2 / L3: Paral•lel Stop + Funicular de Montjuïc

Barcelona Bus Turístic: Stop Telefèric de Montjuïc

Bus: 50 / 55 / Parc de Montjuïc


- Port Olympic to Olympic Stadium

- Beach

- ?

- Dinner

- ?

Day 5: Mon, Jan 18 – Barcelona/Madrid

- Breakfast

- Dance Lesson:

- Check out of Hotel (store luggage)

- ?

- Lunch

- Fly to Madrid, 7:00pm; $50

- Check in at Hostal Adriano

Calle de la Cruz, 26 - 4º piso

28012 Madrid – España

Tel.: + 34 91 521 13 39, + 34 91 521 56 12


- Dinner

DAY TRIP OPTIONS (from Barcelona)

The Penedes Wine Country: Pendes and Priorat

Day 6: Tue, Jan 19 – Madrid

- Breakfast

- Hop On Hop Off Bus – 16 euros

buy tickets on bus or at calle Felipe IV, between the Prado Museum and the Ritz Hotel


- Royal Palace (Palacio Real) – 8 euros

Plaza del Oriente (across Teatro Real)


- Lunch/Shopping at Plaza Mayor

- Parque Templo Debod – Free

nice to watch sunset: 4:15-6:15

- The Prado

Tue: 6-8pm (free)

- Dinner

- Relax the last night in Spain...

Day 7: Wed, Jan 20

- Breakfast

- Taxi to airport

Fly out of MAD to EWR

depart: 11:25am, arrive; 2:10pm (states)

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1. Re: Itinerary (Barcelona & Madrid) -- Feedback Requested

i've lived all my life in barcelona and never been to the chocolate's museum ;) but there are so many good pastisseries in the area... for instance have a look at www.bubo.ws

you itinerary looks ok but the chocolate museum, santa maria del mar and picasso museum are very close. it looks more sensible to do all this on your first day. santa maria del mar is a real must, as well as wandering in the area near it. you don't need to spend much time in la boqueria/ramblas/pl. catalunya/columbus manument... this all can be done in a couple of hours. btw what do you mean by la boqueria at 6:00 am?

the imax is 3-d theater as anywhere else in the world, unless there is a movie you're really interested... i would do anything else

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2. Re: Itinerary (Barcelona & Madrid) -- Feedback Requested

WOW! What a site gatamaula, Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3. Re: Itinerary (Barcelona & Madrid) -- Feedback Requested

thanks for your feedback!! =o)

well i only picked movie to see bc generally when i go to another country, i like to jus go to the movies -- u know for the experience. i figured that on the first day, i'd keep it a lil low and maybe might want to see a movie at night. nothing i def have to see tho. lol

anyway, im going to rearrange my itinerary according to your feedback and take a look at that link you gave.

the marketplace timing said it was open from 6am... so i was just keeping all the timings on the itinerary bc ill def forget all the different hrs. lol

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4. Re: Itinerary (Barcelona & Madrid) -- Feedback Requested

If you want to squeeze both Royal Palace and Prado in one day, you will really need to buy Madrid Card to avoid the lines. Otherwise you should add 1-2hrs standing in line for Royal Palace and 1hr for Prado. Not a lot of fun (we tried it hard way), although you will save about 10EUR/person without a card

Edited: 05 January 2010, 22:03
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5. Re: Itinerary (Barcelona & Madrid) -- Feedback Requested

Also, put Sagrada Familia as a first thing to do in the morning. It opens at 9am and when you enter it, get into the tower lift line asap. You should not spend more than 30 min in that line before 10am, but it growth to 2-3hrs waiting time closer to lunch time.

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6. Re: Itinerary (Barcelona & Madrid) -- Feedback Requested

Definitely visit Barcelona Cathedral- we like it better than Sagrada Familia. Also consider a day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat- it is stunning. In Madrid, we spent 5 hours at the Prado! The Retiro Park in Madrid is one of my favourite places in the world- I spent a whole day there with my kids and we all loved it. There are too many things to see in this huge beautiful park to list here- google it and you'll see what I mean- and its free! Look for the Ham Museum (Musee jambon) in the city- great food and atmosphere, and soo cheap!

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