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four day trip to barca

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four day trip to barca

hi everyone, just booked a short trip to barcelona for march next year. how do we get from the airport[barcelona city] to the plaza de catalanya? our hotel is at the bottom of la ramblas. can we book a three day pass for the metro? we have been on a day trip to barcelona a few years ago and spent 8 hours and we did'nt even scratch the surface, cant wait to go back and would like to hear any ideas to what we can do. top of the list is gaudi and everything about him, and then the zoo. what and where do we do and go at night for a meal and maybe some entertainment. how dodgy is it at night? hope to hear from anyone soon. ellie

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1. Re: four day trip to barca

You can go from the airport to Pl. Catalunya by "Aerobus" or by train. Booth stop almost at the same place. From there to the bottom of Les Rambles you can go walking (around 1 km) or by metro. The metro stop is on the same Pl. Catalunya. Just take the L-3 (the green one) and leave at "Drassanes st."

You can buy a 3 day pass for metro/bus/FGC at any metro station.

Being a 4 days trip, in my oppinion you can avoid the Zoo. Since our white gorilla died, the zoo has lost a lot of interest. But the sorrounding park (Parc de la Ciutadella) is nice to see.

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2. Re: four day trip to barca

The train is a good way to get into town but one word to the wise. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you should get of it once you come to 'Saints' station. Whilst that is Barca's main intercity station it is still about a mile away from the center. Stay on the train until you reach Catalanya.

The only drawbacks of the train are that it is quite a walk (covered walkway) from the terminals and the service is only twice an hour so if you miss one you'll have a bit of a wait. The aerobus is generally easier but the traffic can be awful at times.

In my experience it's six of one and half a dozen of the other. If you arrive at rush hour I'd tend to suggest taking the train.