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Car for hire
Barcelona requires the driver to be at ...
Driving Tips
 Driving in Barcelona is one of ...
Buses
The bus network in Barcelona is very ...
Taxi
 With over 11,000 yellow and ...
Metro
The Metro is the most efficient ...
City in a Day
 Touring Barcelona in one day is like taking a rollercoaster ride through a restaurant while ...
11th September, Diade Nacional de Catalunya (Catalonia National Day)
The National Day of Catalonia is a Public holiday celebrated throughout the city with parades, ...
Barcelona Marathon
The Barcelona Marathon runs throughout the city and passes several of Antoni Gaudi's designs. This ...
24th September, Fiesta de La Merce
 This event consists of parades, dancing and sporting events at various venues throughout the ...
When to go
The best time to visit Barcelona is from March until mid-July and from September until ...

Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona today
 Today, Barcelona is one of the most dynamic cities of the European continent and is one of the most attractive places to visit. The second largest city of Spain, it is a major economic center and is home to one of the continent's principal Mediterranean ports. Barcelona today is an important cultural center due to its rich history and the architecture of Antoni Gaudi­ and Lluis Domenech i Montaner have been designated World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
It is one of the liveliest cities and tourist destinations in the world with some festival always peeking around the corner and one ca

Barcelona Back Then
The city has a spotted yet deep history dating back to the 4th century BC. With effects being discovered from several ages and empires, the city has been host to the Visigoths, Romans, Muslim conquerors, and the French. The city is a mixed blend of several cultures which highlights its history. The number of Roman ruins that can be seen in the Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat and the layout of the Barri Gotic, highlight the presence of the Romans somewhere around the early 3rd century. The Cathedral, also known as the Basilica La Seu, is said to have been founded in 343AD, and also highlights tha

Hotel Arts
 The marriage of New York design with Barcelona money has produced an enormous success called Hotel
Hotel Palace (Ritz)
 Dripping with opulence, style and elegance, the Ritz has maintained the aura of glamour that s
Avenida Palace
 Nestled among elegant shops and apartment buildings, this hotel is located in the central city
Barcelona Hilton
 The Hilton is located in the middle of one of Barcelona's main financial districts, close to t
Gran Hotel La Florida
If exclusivity were to be given a name, this would be it. Set in a fairy tale setting on a hilltop,
Constanza
 Conveniently located within easy walking distance of the shopping, cultural and culinary area of L

El Corte Ingls
It is possibly the most famous shop in Barcelona, it is located on Plasa de Catalunya and is a part
Habitat
A leading furniture store in the city and is great for decorative items designed by British designer
Ritual
 Ritual is a leading trendy urban/chic oriented fashion store for both men and women.
Jean Pierre Bua
If designer labels are your thing then check out Jean Pierre Bua. Address: Avenida Diagonal, No. 469
Avinguda Diagonal
 This stretch is filled with international designer labels such as Calvin Klein (No. 484, Telep
Max Mara
Max Mara has several branches dotted around the city, one of the best is on the Passeig de Gracia

2nd December, Fiesta de Santa Llucia
These are Christmas fairs held at Placa de la Seu, Placa Sant Jaume and various other venues and are
25th December, Christmas
Christmas celebrations for the family start from the 24th and carry on into the early hours of the 2
Pasqua Granada
The Pasqua Granada is a local religious holiday cum musical procession that is celebrated thro
Holy Week Festivities
There are several festivals throughout the week at various venues throughout the city, with singing
15th August, Festes de Gracia
A religious festival from the Gracia quarter; the residents decorate the streets and party all night
24th September, Fiesta de La Merce
 This event consists of parades, dancing and sporting events at various venues throughout the c

Alkimia
 A very good restaurant boasting new Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine under Ferran Adria . Its
Cantina Machito
 One of the best Mexican restaurants in the city, it is very, very hard to find an empty table
Ca l'Isidre
Ca l'Isidre is a traditional restaurant that serves a wide variety of dishes and Spanish wines. The
Jean-Luc Figueras
Set up inside a villa, the chef Jean-Luc treats you to a traditional Catalan menu with some customiz
Botafumeiro Moncho
 Considered to be the best seafood restaurant in town, this is one of the best places for shell
Arc Cafe
Arc Cafe is a great little cafe in the Gothic Quarter which is the best place to have some gastronom

Fast Facts
Location
Catalunya (Catalonia), Northeast Spain
  Dialing code
Country: 34
City: 93
  Emergency numbers
General emergencies
Telephone: 112
Medical emergencies
Telephone: 061
Fire service
Telephone: 080
Guardia Urbana (local police)
Telephone: 092
Mossos d'Esquadra - Emergencies and traffic accidents
Telephone: 088
Policia Nacional
Telephone: 091
Guardia Civil police force
Telephone: 062
Duty Magistrates Courts (24-hours)
Telephone: (93) 567 3140
  Population
Over 1.6 million
  Languages
Catalan is the native language of the Province and 95% of the population understands it while 75% can speak it, however, Castilian Spanish is the national language of the country. Many people do understand English but natives ‘suddenly’ cease to understand English at cash registers at some shops and establishments.
  Time zone
GMT + 1
Daylight Savings: GMT + 2 (From last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October)
  Average January temp:
10°C (50°F).

 
Health and Safety
 Barcelona is known as the capital of the pickpocket world so be ...

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