Getting around Barcelona is a breeze. The city’s Metro system is fast, clean and cheap as chips with a “T-10”, a ten–journey ticket you can share for less than ten euros. But if you’re really in a rush, flag down a taxi (there are plenty driving around), and point to where you want to go on your map. Read more to find out about Barcelona transport options offered by The Spain Event.
Of course, it would be bad manners to come all the way to the Catalan coast without seeing the epic Sagrada Familia Basilica (still under construction and due to be completed in 2020) – the towering symbol of Barcelona. This was Antoni Gaudí’s Magnum Opus, and it deserves its reputation as the most fascinating building in the world. Its outrageous spires reach into the sky, its gargoyles are ghastly and its contours and shapes have to be seen to be believed. You may well come back from your stag or hen do with a new-found passion for flying minarets! Designed in 1880, it is a fascinating and otherworldly homage to Disneyland, the Brothers Grimm and Flash-Gordon-meets-the-Pope bizarre. Fans of its eclectic modernist design will also want to check out the other Gaudí buildings in the central Eixample district, and of course the stunning Parc Güell. Go early in the morning to avoid the queues!
The beaches and the ports
Barcelona’s city beaches are easily reached by the Metro or just walking. The city has a reputation for attracting some incredibly hot sunbathers wearing the bare minimum and if this sounds like your thing you won’t be disappointed! You can also sunbathe, have a swim in the warm Mediterranean waters, or just soak up the atmosphere from one of the many chiringuitos (beach bars) located on the sand. Near the beach is Port Olympic, a fashionable marina strip lined with trendy bars, decent restaurants and party-all-night night clubs.
If enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona with a cold beer sounds more like your thing, head for Montjuïc hill, site of the 1992 Olympic Games. There are several ways to get to the top, but the most fun has got to be the old-school Telefèric (cable-car) from the beach. Don’t forget your camera!
Barcelona Transport – Airport Transfers
Beat the crowds and get to your hotel in comfort! Avoid the stress of haggling with airport taxi drivers and book a transfer to your city centre accommodation. Our smart, English speaking driver will meet you at arrivals and drop you off at your door, hassle free.
If you want to do it in style you can book one of our limos or even a hummer with a tour of the city’s main sights and a glass of bubbly thrown in on arrival. A scantily clad chica or chico can also be booked to give your Barcelona welcome that special touch…