Barcelona is a city steeped in culture and history, so if you want a bit of sightseeing then you've come to the right place. Barcelona is famous for the beautiful architecture of Antonio Gaudi, whose buildings are scattered around the city center. The most famous and impressive can be seen along Passeig De Gracia where you will find La Pedrera and Casa Batllo or go to Parc Guell which is a magnificent park designed by the man himself. However, the most impressive work is arguably Gaudí's Sagrada Familia, the huge temple not yet finished. You can not help but feel humbled by so imposing and ambitious project, the detail on the exterior walls is simply amazing, but beware, if you are afraid of heights do not be tempted to climb to the end of the turrets.
Apart from Gaudi, Barcelona offers much in terms of architectural brilliance. The Gothic Area in the heart of the Gothic is something you should not miss. Walking around Barcelona you will find a feast of beautiful buildings, and also go out of Las Ramblas, there is much more to see just 2 minutes on both sides of this famous street.
Barcelona has many museums to keep happy. The MACBA and CCCB which is next door, worth to be visited and generally have good exhibitions every month. The exhibition of Picasso and Dali permanent display in the Gothic District are always popular. The Caixa Forum is a museum that has different art exhibitions every month. It is just outside of Plaça Espanya Avenida Marques de Comillos that is popular with the locals but it is ignored by tourists, which is a shame because it's great and free! About Caixa Forum is the MNAC which is very beautiful inside and out.
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It is the largest city in Catalonia and the second in Spain.
The official language of Barcelona is Catalan , Spanish language although also spoken everywhere.
Dishes in Catalonia
Spanish Bread with tomato, escudella, snails, anchovies from L'Escala ... and all the other dishes like omelette , fried calamari, paella, fried anchovy fried , ham ...
In Barcelona, in most of downtown restaurants you can eat at any time. The normal hours to get lunch are between 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Barcelona is a fairly safe city. Be careful with pickpockets. Avoid carrying backpacks hung on the back in sites with many people and avoid leaving bags on the floor or next to you while sitting on a terrace, cafeteria, underground ... Use the sfe in your room and do not go out with all your belongings.
Downtown shops are open from Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 9pm.
Shopping centers are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm.
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 2pm. There are currency exchange offices in Las Ramblas.
It is not mandatory but it is often given a small amount, especially bartenders. depending on the restaurant, is left up to 10% tip. Normally if the service is no good, no tip.
220-240 Ac / DC voltage
Addaptadors at your disposal at the reception desk.
The international code for Spain is 34 and the area code is 93.
For international calls dial the country code 00.
Barcelona Tourist Office
is in Plaza Catalunya, although our receptionists are here to help in any way you need.
General emergencies call 112
Police call 092
061 Ambulance call
Fire call 080
National and local holidays
January 1: New Year
January 6: The three kigs
Friday and Monday Easter: March or April usually
May 1: Labor Day
June 24: Sant John
August 15: The Assumption
September 11: National Day in Catalonia
September 24: Patron of Barcelona "La Merce"
October 12: El Pilar
1 November: All Saints
December 6: The Constitution
December 8: The Immaculate Conception
December 25: Christmas
26 December: Sant Esteva(Boxing day)
** Most of these days the stores are closed, except for 6 and December 8 opening due to Christmas shopping. **.