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Barcelona and somewhere else?

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Barcelona and somewhere else?

Hi guys!

I am planning to go to Barcelona on 30th july until 09 of august, so my plan is Barcelona, calella de Palafrugel and Granada... Do u know guys more some interesting places ? Should i go to somewhere else? I don't have too much money for that reason i am going in a economy way!.. i hope hear from u.. thanks!!

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1. Re: Barcelona and somewhere else?

Hola Iris,

Welcome to the Barcelona forum.

Am I to assume you'll spend 4-5 days in Barcelona, a couple in Calella de Palafrugell and the rest in Granada, isn't it? You see, 10 days don't really give you much time for anything else, if I were you I wouldn't try to stretch it any more, after all you don't want to waste time (and money) on too many trains/buses :)

By the way, since these days we all seem to travel on tighter budgets, I've compiled some tips that might be useful for your visit to Barcelona:

So, this is my "fact file" for visiting the city in a shoe string budget...

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ACCOMODATION

Check out hostals (different from 'hostels', hostals are small hotels with basic amenities: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hostal) and B&Bs:

BarcelonaBB (http://www.barcelonabb.com), Hostal Oliva (http://www.hostaloliva.com/), Casa Consell (http://www.casaconsell.com/), Hostal Goya (http://en.hostalgoya.com/), Hostal Khronos (http://www.hostalkhronos.com/), Casa Marcelo (http://www.casamarcelobarcelona.com/ENG/), Hostal Que Tal (http://www.quetalbarcelona.com/), El Balcón del Born (tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187497-d2287…), Hostal Mare Nostrum (http://www.hostalmarenostrum.com/)

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IDEAS SUGGESTIONS ON ACTIVITIES:

http://www.forfree.cat/ca/

timeoutbarcelona.es/barcelona/…gratis

http://barcelonafree.es/

https://www.facebook.com/sin1durobarcelona

also check timeout.com/barcelona/features/128/festivals… as many festivals, especially those related to traditional festivities, are free.

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SOME IDEAS FOR 20s-30s

http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/tag/20s-30s/ -some are free, some are not :(

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ROUTES

Fancy doing Barcelona by bike, at your own leisure? Some suggestions: timeout.com/barcelona/sport-and-fitness/disc…

What about a walking tour?, some are free!: infocatalonia.eu/w/…

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EATING

Check timeout.com/barcelona/restaurants/barcelonas… also notice that most restaurants offer a 'menu-del-dia' at lunch time, consisting of a starter, a main dish and a dessert for 10-12€ which is worthwhile from a quality-price point of view. As local law indicates all restaurants must display the list of prices so it's visible from outside the restaurant, many take the opportunity to include as well the menu-del-dia there. But since most locals take advantage of these menus, most restaurants display big (well, say a bit 'bigger', but not massive!) signs advertising them.

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FREE AUDIOGUIES

infocatalonia.eu/w/…

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MUSEUMS

Use the university student ID card if you have one, in many museums/landmarks you have discounts (even free entrance in a few of them). Also, check their websites because many offer an open day once a month, normally on a Saturday or on a Sunday and some -the public ones- have free entrance every Sunday afternoon: timeout.com/barcelona/museums/barcelona-muse…

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TRANSPORTATION

Probably the best choice for transportation within Barcelona and to/from airport is the T-10 travelcard (10 journeys for a little more than 10 euros): how it works here, barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/transport/bar… and how to move around here, http://www.tmb.cat/en/el-teu-transport and finally how to purchase a T-10, infocatalonia.eu/w/… But first have a general idea looking at the map of neighbourhoods, …wordpress.com/2012/03/barris_bcn.jpg and then the map of the metro, mapametrobarcelona.net/mapas-metro/mapa-metr… and finally the map of the buses, www.tmb.cat/ca/c/document_library/get_file…

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VISTING OUTSIDE BARCELONA

If you're tight on resources, instead of visiting a specific museum or similar, you can visit beautiful towns/landmarks and stroll the area, maybe even bring some food with you and have a picnic somewhere. These could be some of these destinations:

SITGES : infocatalonia.eu/w/…

GIRONA : http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/30/ben/

MONTSERRAT : www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/30/montserrat/

TARRAGONA : infocatalonia.eu/w/…

VIC : http://www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/12/17/vic/

BESALÚ: www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/11/30/besalu/

ROSES: www.infocatalonia.eu/w/2013/12/15/roses/

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AND FOR A FEW OFF-THE-BEATEN PATH IN BARCELONA

MONASTIR DE PEDRALBES: infocatalonia.eu/w/…

THE MAZE PARK: infocatalonia.eu/w/…

STROLLING GRÀCIA: infocatalonia.eu/w/…

WALKING TOURS: infocatalonia.eu/w/…

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these are good resources for non-touristy ideas:

http://www.secretsofbarcelona.com/en/

http://www.spottedbylocals.com/barcelona/

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2. Re: Barcelona and somewhere else?

A lovely list, thanks Enric.

Iris, as soon as you decide on your travel dates, buy your tickets for the Alhambra online in advance. It really does sell out. https://tinyurl.com/o45dgos

Calella de Palafrugell is a beautiful Costa Brava beach town. Great for snorkeling, casual scuba diving, lying on the beach. Not so easy to access though.

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3. Re: Barcelona and somewhere else?

Iris:

Read Buying Alhambra Tickets Online and BOOK EARLY. You need 2 days in Granada.

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4. Re: Barcelona and somewhere else?

A silly question I know, but you do know Granada is not close to Barcelona (about 500 miles) so you'll either have to fly there or about 7-8 hours travel by train?

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5. Re: Barcelona and somewhere else?

I would fly Vueling.

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6. Re: Barcelona and somewhere else?

Hi.. thanks for advices... yes i know that ia not near.. but could i take the bua or train to get there as well? Thanks

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7. Re: Barcelona and somewhere else?

Woowww... thanka for the list Enri.. i am gonna check that.. thanks thanks!!!!!

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