BARCELONA

After my trip ended in Ibiza my friend and I caught our flight out to Barcelona where were going to stay for the next four days. Once arriving in Barcelona we caught the bus from the airport to our hostel, once we checked in, settled down and freshened up we got ready to wonder the streets. This was where we were to begin our adventure. There is so much to this city to discover as it is big, we covered many sights and attractions within our stay.

I will provide information about Barcelona along with photos below of my trip!

Location

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and is the capital and the largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia. It is located in the northeast of Spain on the Mediterranean coast. It is a 23 hour plane ride from Melbourne with a stopover in Dubai flying with Qantas or Emirates, otherwise if you’re flying with other airlines it generally takes longer.

Language

The most common languages that people speak in Barcelona are Catalan, Spanish & English.

Currency

The currency in Barcelona is the EUR Euros.

Best season to travel

Spring: April & May.

Summer: June, July & August.

Autumn: September & October.

What to know

  • You can purchase a Hop on Hop off bus pass at your closest bus route or tourist desk. It is a great way to visit sites and attractions.
  • Public transportation (bus and train) is easily accessible in Barcelona if you want to travel around.
  • Pre-book your tickets online if you plan on visiting sights and attractions, this will ensure you skip the line once arriving there. So you can easily avoid lining up in the queue for hours.
  • Be aware of your belongings as pick pocketing is common in Barcelona.
  • Try not hanging around the streets of Barcelona to late at night, as it gets quiet dangerous.

Sights and attractions

  • La Rambla, Barcelona
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Park Guell
  • Gothic Quarter, Barcelona
  • Casa Mila
  • Casa Batllo
  • Montjuic
  • Camp Nou
  • La Boqueria
  • Museu Nacional D’Art De Catalunya
  • Tibidabo
  • Arc De Triomf
  • La Barceloneta
  • Montjuic Castle
  • Tibidabo & more

Spending 

It depends on how you spend your days although money does add up quite quickly whilst you’re over there. On average I would say $50 AUD is enough to spend for the day.

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Trying out Spanish Paella

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Barcelona

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La Boqueria Market

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La Boqueria Market

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La Boqueria Market

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La Boqueria Market

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Barcelona

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Parc De La Ciutadella

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Paella & Sangria

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Barcelona

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Casa Mila

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Cathedral of Barcelona

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Barcelona

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Parc De Montjuic

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Parc De Montjuic

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La Sagrada Familia

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Outside La Sagrada Familia

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Park Guell

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Park Guell

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Barcelona Lookout

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