Barcelona general Information
Barcelona is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Is cosmopolitan, colorful with a special charm, prosperous and unique full of contrasts and surprises.
Barcelona and Catalonia have traditionally home to visionary and revolutionary artists. Besides the widely recognized Gaudi they gave birth, among others, to Dali and Miro. Also Picasso (born in Malaga), grew up in Barcelona where he spent the years of his personal and artistic training. Barcelona is home to wonderful museums dedicated to these wonderful artists.
The center of the city is marked at Plaza De Cataluña, the biggest Barcelona square, place of many events and also popular meeting point. Between this square towards the sea you will find the old part of the city or Gothic's district.
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Getting from the airport: Barcelona has three airports. El Prat is the biggest and closest to Barcelona. Girona y Reus are more or less one hour driving from Barcelona. For your best commodity ChicRoomBarcelona provide private transports services from the airport to your apartment and viceversa. We have designed an transfer service, either for business or pleasure trips. We also offer other transfer services and tours.
From El Prat airport, the taxi is the most common way to reach Barcelona city center which is the fastest and safest way. The whole journey will be around 30 minutes, depending on the traffic and cost around 28-38 Euros.
The bus service, it takes about half an hour and leaves you either at Plaza España or Plaza. Cataluña. The train can also be your choice and the frequency is 30 minutes and you will be in Barcelona Sants station in 30 min.
Girona is about 100 km north from Barcelona. The bus stops in front of the airport and takes you to the 'Estacion del Norte' within 1 hour.
Reus is about 1.5 hours away south from Barcelona either you take a train or a bus (which stops in front of the airport and leaves you at Barcelona’s 'Estacion Sants'.
Metro and Bus around the city: Barcelona’s metro is the fastest way to get around. You can buy the tickets at any metro station. Bus can be a good option too. The transport ticket is valid for Metro, Train, Bus, Night bus and for Funicular to Montjuic or Tibidabo as well.
Driving in Barcelona can be a bit difficult if you don’t know the city and parking, as in any other big city can be a problem.
Barcelona and it’s ideal location make the city even more attractive and is proud to have 4 km of beaches along the coast.
Barceloneta beach: a favorite with young tourist and locals. There are many chirinquitos and clubs such as Opium, Shoko, CDLC and also Ice Bar on the next beach – Port Olimpico.
Nova Icaria beach, Bogatell and Marbella beach that have softer sands and has become more popular in recent years as it’s less crowded.
Barcelona is well know being design and shopping. Barcelona's markets are also beautiful and include Els Encantes Vells antiques market and the Boqueria food market.
The best shopping areas in central Barcelona are Passeig de Gracia and the streets to its southwest, Barri Gotic streets such as Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Carrer de la Boqueria, Carrer del Call, Carrer de la Llibreteria and Carrer de Ferran, and around Placa de Sant Josep Oriol.
Its cuisine is undoubtedly a strength of the city. In Barcelona you can enjoy Catalan dishes such as fideuà or paella, tapas, etc. The best area of Barcelona for restaurants is Barceloneta where the specialties are seafood dishes.
Barcelona is also famous for its nightlife. and the rich and varied range of clubs and bars, offering cocktail bars in the neighbourhood of El Born, 'alternative' bars in the Gothic Quarter, like Jamboree and Moog or discos such as Razzmatazz, Catwalk and Otto Zutz. If you like festivals there is a couple in Barcelona that are internationally famous and worth of Primavera Sound and Sonar.
There are over 55 museums in Barcelona and if you are staying longer in Barcelona it’s very recommendable to visit Dali Museum in Figueres and Cadaques. Surprisingly, the most visited museum it’s the F.C. Barcelona's Museum in the Camp Nou.
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