Organizing a Cheap Trip to Barcelona
If you plan to visit Spain with a tour or just your main priority is the feast of visits to spend several days on the way to explore Barcelona and its surroundings is definitely worth it. And in case if there is going to blow the budget, you may prefer to arrange a visit yourself. So not only save money but also time. And then, when the independent traveler you can avoid “Rush Hour” tour and enjoy the view that not many people.
If you stay in a seaside town, then go to Barcelona easiest way is to use the Renfe. Sometimes, however, you get to the bus station. In small towns, cashiers rarely speak English, but near the small window, there’s a calendar and you can only put a finger to the desired destination. In Barcelona, will be “Plaza Catalunya” (Plaça de Catalunya). If you visit Barcelona on a regular basis or if you have a large company, will be more profitable to buy a 10 trip ticket. The ticket can be used worldwide and savings will be significant.
In Barcelona, they can walk, only occasionally resorting to the metro station. If you are not a lover of step – get a ticket for bus travel. Open-top double Dockers movement of the platform by several routes, passing near the main attractions. Having a ticket, you can enter and leave at any stop. In addition, buses are equipped with an audio guide, including English, so that time spent on the bus will be very beneficial. Another interesting feature is that the bus ticket is attached to the coupon booklet to visit museums. In the city there are two competing companies: Tourist Bus Tours and Barcelona, but no fundamental differences between these two. A one day ticket cost 22 euros, while for two days, you have to pay 29 euros.
If you decide to walk through the city on foot – will not be able to do without a map. Maps and guides in several languages of Barcelona are sold on every corner. The exact same cards can be taken from most hotels and tourist information centers (located in the Plaza de Catalunya).
To see the Gothic Quarter, Parc Guell and Casa Mila, a gift tracker is not required. All major attractions are marked on tourist maps and most of them can walk from Plaza Catalunya.
And so we will see items that are considered not accessible to the individual visit and are always included in the various individual tours organized by travel agencies.
In addition to the old amusement park in Barcelona, there is a beautiful temple on the mountain with a huge statue of Christ the coronation of high peak. In just two euros expensive elevator will take you to the upper terrace of buildings, where you can climb the statue of himself. City View from the top of the mountain is spectacular. That’s why coming here is the problem.
In Plaza Catalunya you can take the bus “Tibidabo”, which takes you straight to the mountain. And you can choose a route a little more complicated but more interesting. Once you reach the station until the last stop brown line entitled “Tibidabo”, go to the road and ignoring the cheapest travel “Tramvia Blau” To boldly go walking along the railroad. Along the way, do not forget to admire the beautiful villas of the local oligarchs, who are very different in style. As soon as the tram goes left, look in the opposite direction and see the door to the park. Once in the park, follow the “funicular”, and after 10 minutes, you get to the bus stop which takes you to the top of Mount Tibidabo. On the way back to Park Guell, which is nearby.
Located 50 km from Barcelona, the monastery is a place of pilgrimage for Catholics from around the world. Furthermore, the nature that surrounds you here is so great that the Spanish government announced that these places should be preserved region. For the convenience of the tourists in a dozen hiking trails of varying levels of complexity are placed on the mountain. All come with a detailed list and getting lost is impossible. Go get one of these trips, it is preferable that the first train of FGC, which leaves the Spanish station at 8:30. Only in this case, you may see the monastery and its surroundings without the crowds of tourists, who after a couple of hours is supplied by the tour buses.
To purchase tickets in advance, you must decide whether to climb the mountain by cable car or on the button and, consequently, to buy a machine or a combined ticket for the train or Train Rack + + Aeri. In the first case, change the way cable will be at the Montserrat-Aeri station, and the second stop later – in the station Monistrol Mr. At the end of the trip, look at the temple, and then take a stroll through one or several hiking trails.
The museum of the great artist is in the small town of Figueres and the scope is not so difficult. Trains run every 20-30 minutes that address the main train station in Barcelona-No. In the city, off the train, go to the mainstream of tourists to the city center and within 10 minutes you reach the desired destination. Incidentally, in addition to the Dali Museum in Figueres, there are other fun activities here. First, near the museum is the largest fortress in Europe, the Castle of Sant Ferran, the territory that you can walk freely. If you want extreme, you can go on a boat trip through the flooded cellars beneath the castle.
On the way back you can stop in a beautiful Spanish city of Girona, where many medieval buildings so far.
The train from Central Station in the city of Barcelona is wonderfully comfortable about an hour. Tickets must be taken to Tarragona, but the train can go further: in Zaragoza and Tortosa. When the map of the city and was obtained from the tourist office near the station, you can boldly to the discovery of Roman ruins, and simply enjoy the pleasant town.