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    • I'm looking for a space for wine that looks cavelike

      by Jordyn9 Online Now 3 hours ago

      Does anyone know of a wine bar or venue that looks a bit like a cave inside?

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      Viator transportation from the airport

      by roserosada Online Now Sep 14, 2015 at 10:49 AM

      Has anyone used the Viator Tour shuttle from the airport?


      1 Answer Sep 15, 2015 at 12:16 AM
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      Warning about scammers operational in Spain

      by Connedonce Online Now Sep 9, 2015 at 5:17 AM

      We were recently scammed by someone we met personally and now know that the elderly Aussie scammer (56+) is preying on English-speaking travellers staying in hostels in Barcelona, Girona or the nearest coast. He plays the usual bad luck card quite often - recently mugged and no money or paperwork etc can you help him?.......
      Which section is the best to place this warning and maybe his photograph too? I am trying to warn anyone else who may fall for his scams :(

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2015 at 1:02 PM
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      Off the beaten path ideas in and/or around Barcelona

      by roserosada Online Now Aug 31, 2015 at 10:51 AM

      We have most of the touristy activities scheduled, but we would like to spend a day exploring other ideas. Any suggestions about places that the locals visit? Thanks

      13 Answers Sep 7, 2015 at 10:50 AM
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      What to do in Barcelona on a Sunday

      by roserosada Online Now Aug 29, 2015 at 5:51 PM

      I understand shops and some restaurants are closed on Sunday. What are your suggestions for activities; we arrive at 6 AM. Thanks

      8 Answers Aug 31, 2015 at 6:21 AM
    • Barcelona shopping

      by Ohlert Online Now Aug 28, 2015 at 7:59 AM

      I recall a Middle Ages village - now a crafts town - outside Barcelona. Great shopping. Anybody know the name?

      5 Answers Aug 28, 2015 at 1:15 PM
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      Familia Sagrada and Parc Guell

      by nicolaitan Online Now Aug 25, 2015 at 5:24 AM

      hoping to visit both sites on a monday in early october when museums are closed, with a stop at hospital de san pau between or after seeing both. assuming i can get into the church with a 0930 time frame, how much time should i allow before the timed admission to the park visiting the hospital either between or after both.

      i assume there are audio guides available or should we acquire a private guide ( no tours ). we tend to visit sites in considerable detail, not just in and out - would appreciate a rough estimate of how long each requires to be appreciated properly.

      between the two, a taxi. are taxis available at the hospital or will we have to walk back to the church.

      8 Answers Aug 28, 2015 at 6:31 AM
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      Poblenou Hotel - internet advice nearby

      by Drayman151 Online Now Aug 24, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      we are staying at the Travel lodge in Poblenou Hotel , however we need to print onward tickets of for our journey we are traveling with , we just require a internet cafe nearby please can anyone advise on this thanks , we have visited just recently and the local people were extremely friendly and polite we athnk you in advance for any help

      4 Answers Aug 24, 2015 at 3:11 PM
    • need a nice hotel

      by debi333 Online Now Aug 20, 2015 at 1:26 PM

      going on a cruise in the fall and staying a few extra days. suggestions?

      3 Answers Aug 20, 2015 at 8:30 PM
    • 2 friends 24yo males traveling to Barcelona 4th of Sept, What to do?!

      by steviegriff91 Online Now Aug 19, 2015 at 10:26 AM

      hi, just looking for things to do in Barcelona, like good food places, nights out, when to go out, things to do for the younger generations or even possible guides when we're there

      any help appreciated!

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2015 at 5:14 AM
    • Can I use a T10 ticket from the Airport to the city

      by Namronroom Online Now Aug 14, 2015 at 9:22 AM

      Can I use a T10 card from the Airport to the city

      2 Answers Aug 14, 2015 at 2:58 PM
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      Advance Online Reservations

      by nicolaitan Online Now Aug 12, 2015 at 8:06 AM

      We now have our artmuseum voucher for our trip in the second week of October. At this time, we imagine the crowds will be smaller than in the peak summertime period. As we sort of hate being tied to specific times being freelance travellers, the question is whether we should still purchase timed tickets for the major attractions that sell them online, such as
      sagrada familia\
      la pedrera
      parc guell
      catalan music museum
      palau guell
      casa batllo
      among others

      or will the lines for admission be short enough in October that we can get away just showing up without reservations.

      are there any " best times " during the day to visit these.

      and do you recommend for any of these getting private guides so we get a better experience.

      we are progressing, with all you help. Appreciate.

      5 Answers Aug 12, 2015 at 11:40 PM
    • What to see?

      by mecker49 Online Now Aug 12, 2015 at 5:45 AM

      I have 1 1/2 days free in Barcelona. What are the most important things I should see? Is there an Olympic Site? Willing to travel a bit outside of town a bit. Ideas appreciated.

      6 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 4:11 AM
    • Police Scam on beach?

      by LiverpoolAndBeyond Online Now Aug 10, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      Myself and my boyfriend stepped onto Barcelona beach today, and less than a minute later a man approached us and started shouting in broken English that he was police. He was not in uniform. I had heard of similar scams so I said l didn't believe him. He proceeded to hit me on the arm, brandish a gun contained in his waistband and scream that I was stupid. My boyfriend asked what we had done and at this point he hit me in the neck and escorted us off the beach, towards what appeared to be a genuine police station (very near placa de Burgada). In this station, I was further threatened by the shouting man, whilst a man in police uniform searched my boyfriends bag (the only 'valuable' being my pretty much empty purse). They didn't take anything, then they pushed us out as quickly as they pushed us in. I was wondering if anybody is aware that this is a scam or if the first police man was genuine but totally out of control? Either way I would like to do something about it due to the violence. Thanks.

      15 Answers Aug 12, 2015 at 4:14 AM
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      Getting a taxi

      by nicolaitan Online Now Aug 9, 2015 at 9:13 AM

      for getting a taxi, are there designated taxi ranks throughout the city where they congregate or can one hail a taxi which has the green light illuminated anywhere on the streets?

      1 Answer Aug 22, 2015 at 7:34 AM
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      Getting a taxi

      by nicolaitan Online Now Aug 9, 2015 at 9:13 AM

      for getting a taxi, are there designated taxi ranks throughout the city where they congregate or can one hail a taxi which has the green light illuminated anywhere on the streets?

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2015 at 9:24 AM
    • Picasso Museum

      by mitchpagan Online Now Aug 7, 2015 at 7:36 AM

      I ordered tickets online for this museum. I received a Proof of Purchase stating that I would receive a purchase confirmation via email. I ordered them on July 21st and have not received the confirmation. I emailed the visitor services twice at but have not received an answer. Will I be able to enter the museum with the Proof of Purchase? My son and I are leaving the States on Monday, August 10th, for Barcelona. We are very excited about visiting Barcelona. Thanks...............

      4 Answers Aug 7, 2015 at 2:58 PM
    • Hola or barcelona card?

      by Dmose Online Now Aug 4, 2015 at 5:53 AM

      We're staying in Barcelona for 21 days this October. What do you recommend for a travel pass to get around the city?

      2 Answers Aug 4, 2015 at 11:44 PM
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      Any good modern appartments / hotels to rent for a week

      by travelnut71 Online Now Aug 3, 2015 at 6:45 AM

      We will be there from aug 16 to aug 23. Must be clean, spacious for 2 adults and 2 kids and luggage. Windows. Waking distance to las ramblas approx 1 km. pool would be great .clean linens

      3 Answers Aug 3, 2015 at 11:46 AM
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      artmuseum pass questions

      by nicolaitan Online Now Aug 2, 2015 at 12:14 PM

      looks like this is our best choice rather than the barcelona card, at least for us, teamed with a 10 pack for the subway. a few questions -

      as i understand it, with this pass we can get in any time desired without waiting on line, and can return to a museum a second day if we wish.

      are there special direction signs, entrances, or desks for those with the pass or does one just walk to the head of the line and cut in front of everyone who has been waiting for hours. and do they become unpleasant.

      8 Answers Aug 5, 2015 at 11:51 PM
    • Barcelona Sightseing

      by hwoods Online Now Jul 26, 2015 at 5:18 PM

      We are spending 2 1/2 days in Barcelona prior to going on a cruise. I have some questions. I hope someone can help.
      1) I have read about a "Barcelona Card" for traveling while in Barcelona. Is this card worth buying?
      2) How much does a person tip when using a cab or at restaurants?
      3) Has anyone taken the on/off bus tour? Is this a helpful option to see Barcelona?
      4) Do you recommend purchasing tickets prior to arriving in Barcelona for different venues to tour? For example Sagrada Familia.

      7 Answers Jul 28, 2015 at 4:00 AM
    • Phone SIM card for Barcelona & Spain

      by Sofunyip Online Now Jul 24, 2015 at 6:39 AM

      I am travelling to Barcelona then Bilboa then a bus tour from Madrid to Barcelona. I will use an iPhone 4s. Should I get a SIM card in the airport or is it better value in local shops (and which ones?). Many thanks for your help. Julie

      1 Answer Jul 24, 2015 at 7:26 AM
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      Meals with Locals

      by Lurchizo Online Now Jul 22, 2015 at 5:31 AM

      We have been fortunate enough to eat with locals in their houses in places like Havana and Paris. Is there an organization(s) in Barcelona that provides this service? We would love to sit down with a local family for supper while in Barcelona.

      3 Answers Jul 23, 2015 at 3:56 AM
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      Bocce in Ciutadella

      by Lurchizo Online Now Jul 22, 2015 at 5:27 AM

      Hello all. We arrive in Barcelona on December 18th for ten days. Very happy to be back for this long as we have been several times before but only spent 2-3 days at a time. We have it in our head that we want to play bocce in Ciutadella or another nice park in the area. May seem like a strange question, but is there anywhere that rents bocce sets? Alternatively, anyone want to play? We'll bring the wine, you bring the bocce and know how.

      1 Answer Jul 22, 2015 at 5:45 AM
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      No Question Title

      by nicolaitan Online Now Jul 19, 2015 at 10:20 AM

      for a full five day visit to barcelona in october, looking to find a guide book - we don't need information on hotels, dining, shopping. looking for detailed nuts-and-bolts advice for getting around, gaining access to sites and museums, and organizing our days most effectively.

      also, have not found a relatively comprehensive map with both attractions and metro stops.

      15 Answers Jul 26, 2015 at 12:19 PM
    • Barcelona in october

      by zgr1978 Online Now Jul 18, 2015 at 7:19 AM

      I will travel to Barcelona in 10th of october. I am wondering about the weather, is it suitable for swimming in the sea? İf it is not , is the weather cold in october? Because we have a 4 years old boy with us.

      6 Answers Aug 8, 2015 at 2:04 AM
    • Santa Cecilia Montserrat

      by KellyC32 Online Now Jul 13, 2015 at 10:02 AM

      I'm going to be in Spain in August and would like to figure out how to get from the Monastery in Montserrat to Santa Cecilia to see this exhibition:

      Is there any way to get to Santa Cecilia by public transport?

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2015 at 2:54 PM
    • Advice on our 10-days trip to Barcelona

      by TheLeRoy Online Now Jun 28, 2015 at 7:54 AM

      Hello community!

      I'm beginning with a big THANK YOU to anyone who will help us. This community is amazing and I'm sure we will receive a lot of good information.

      So, we are a young couple of students (25 yo) who is staying in Barcelona from July 20 to July 30. We will be staying just north to the Barceloneta area, very close to the Escola de Nautica (Nautical School) and the train station. We will stay there the whole duration of our stay.

      A bit about us: we are from Italy (arriving by airplane), we like beaches and the sea and we tend to spend not too much on restaurants or entry fees; if something is really really really worth it, then it is not a problem at all but otherwise we try to stick with worthy free alternatives and things to do. We love nature and central city areas alike, walking and losing ourselves in big cities in the evening while eating an ice cream or a slice of pizza... I don't know if you get what I mean. We also like natural places very much.

      Another important thing is that we are vegetarian and we do not drink alcohol but we do not have any problem with places where these things are normally done.

      So, we are currently planning our trip. We are quite active and we seek to visit many places and things to see/do, we are not looking for a completely "relaxed vacation" in the sense that we do not want to just go to the beach and stay the whole day there or stay the whole day at home; we certainly want to relax and not keep rushing and running but we also don't want to miss out beautiful places and things to do. I hope 10 days are enough to enjoy (at least some aspects) of Barcelona.

      That said, we already researched and looked up for places we are sure we'd like to see. Some of these are: Sagrada Familia, Barrio Gotico, Parc de la Ciutadela and Parc Guell, Montserrat and various city center squares and places. There are also other free-entry/without fee places we will be going to but I'll not mention them here, otherwise the list may get huge.

      So we are looking forward to suggestions, on what we shouldn't absolutely miss out, what instead should be avoided, special events or things to do during our stay (from 20th to 30th July), which restaurants/pizza are advised and which are to be avoided (we are vegetarian), what are the best beaches to visit and which should be avoided instead, maybe also how to save up on expenses (food, entry fees, getting around) and in general any suggestion on how to organize our 10 days there. Are there also some fun low-cost/free activities to do?

      I hope we will get many replies so that we can start defining things more in detail.

      Thank you so much in advance, for your time and for the advises.

      7 Answers Jul 14, 2015 at 7:56 AM
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      Restaurant for birthday with 7 people

      by gbrfjr918 Online Now Jun 22, 2015 at 10:00 PM

      What is a restaurant with a nice atmosphere great food & bar that is between $15-$30 per person (food not counting drinks) I am staying at the Sercotel Amister art Hotel so if anything is near there that would be great but don't mind traveling by taxi if need be.

      1 Answer Jul 10, 2015 at 6:12 AM
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      Sercotel Amistar Art Hotel

      by gbrfjr918 Online Now Jun 22, 2015 at 7:48 AM

      Has anyone stayed here and is it easy to navigate around the city or is it far away?

      3 Answers Jun 22, 2015 at 10:42 AM