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Americans In Barca

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Americans In Barca

Here is our itinerary. Please critique!

Friday July 17:

Flight arrives to Barcelona at 10:10 local time. Plan on getting bags, taking Aerobus T2 which runs every 13 minutes from Terminal 2, cost 5,90 Euro. Get dropped off at Playa Cantalunya, walk a couple blocks (see maps) and check into hotel by 12.

Hit the shower, get ready to head out for the day. Plan on walking down Las Ramblas to the Columbus Monument at the end of Las Ramblas. Check out the street performers etc along the way. Head to the Barceloneta beach and soak up some sun/nap.

Rest up plan on having dinner/ drinks in El Born and going to bed early as we will be exhausted from jet lag.

Saturday July 18

Wake up, have breakfast at a place near hotel. We have Sagrada Familia tickets need to double check the time maybe 10:15. Plan on spending 2-3 hours exploring Sagrada Familia. We have booked audio guided tour with access to one of the towers. Jump on bus at the Llúria - Urquinaona stop. Takes 12 minutes to get to Sagrada Familia

It doesn’t look like there is a good way to get to Park Guell from Sagrada Familia. We might just take a Taxi. We can stop and eat lunch either around Sagrada/ Park Guell.

Park Guell for 1-2 Hours

Tapas and Drinks @ Mirablau, Plaça Doctor Andreu, s/n, 08035 Barcelona, Spain

Serves tapas and has a great view of the city. Bus 196 can take us here or cab is 10min. There is a funicular running from Av. Tibidabo station but it runs irregularly, its schedule at www.tmb.cat

Head back to hotel for Siesta. Saturday Night is wide open. Beach Festival/ night club/ Montijuic Mountain Fountain Show. Head out around 11 for drinks on the town.

Sunday July 19

Plan on sleeping in after our long night. Whenever we wake up plan on heading down Las Ramblas to the Boqueria for a smoothie/ snacks.

Plan on either heading to the beach that day or just going out and finding cool places. Also heard to check out the neighborhood Poble Sec for food. Save checking out the gothic quarter for until we return on Wednesday.

Monday July 20

Pack up, travel to Lloret De Mar. Trains leave from nearby Playa de Cantalunya every 30 mins and travel to Blannes (1:24 train ride for 6 Euro) from there we take a bus to Lloret de Mar. Looks like we are looking at a 2 hour trip total. Currently we get breakfast/ dinner at Miramar hotel included in the price.

Beach day/Catamaran day.

Looks like they have a morning and afternoon 4 hour cruise. All Inclusive for 45-50 euro.

Tuesday July 21

Go to store and pick up snacks/drinks Take local bus for downtown Lloret numbered ‘L2’. We head to Santa Clotilde Gardens. $5 to enter. We can go down to the beach next to it and chill (Boadella beach, nudest beach). Another one is further away called: Platja de Santa Christina.

Wednesday July 22

Bus back to Blanes and train to Barcelona. Head to gothic quarter/ Hotel Ciutat. Walk around gothic quarter/ Park Ciutadella. Tons of cool places to eat/ check out.

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1. Re: Americans In Barca

I would definitely add in Parc De La Ciutadella and I reckon you may be allocating too much time at Sagrada Familia. *also before anyone else gets there Barca is the football team not the City ;) Barna is sometimes used but I would stick with Barcelona or BCN :D

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If you get time whilst in Lloret de Mar, i recommend a trip up to Tossa de Mar. Its a very nice town with a beautiful old quarter.

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3. Re: Americans In Barca

Just a few remarks,

-Aerobus from T2 every 10 minutes (or 20 minutes early in the morning or late at night), if you go back to the airport later you can get a return ticket for 10.20€ (valid for 15 days).

-A taxi is the best way to get to Park Guell from Sagrada Familia.

-Tapas and Drinks @ Mirablau - The view is great, the food is OK. To get there you'll need more then bus 196 as the stop is at Av. Tibidabo, near Pl. Kennedy and you'll need to get there first (walking, walking and bus or taxi). The funicular is for going up to Tibidabo it is operated by the amusement park and it works when the park is open (both the main park and the sky walk) which is every day except for most of january (losed) and February (only weekends). If you are talking about the Tramvia Blau (the blue tram) that goes up Av. Tibidabo, it works on weekends and holiday + every day during the summer (June 20th-September 13th). It does not work on rainy days (tracks are too slippery). Both are quite expensive.

You can find all the information in the "Getting Around" article


-The Boqueria market is closed on Sundays.

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4. Re: Americans In Barca

Cool places are easy to find but cool stuff is better. There are castellers diades om 18th and 19th www.cccc.cat and one of them is part of the Festa Major of Raval which might repay some research.

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5. Re: Americans In Barca

I did a bit for you. There's a Correfoc on the 18th from 22:30 until 23:30. If you go, you might fancy a drink then an early night after it.

This took a while to unearth ...


Don't be put off by the fact it's in Catalan. Have some fun working it out. Looks like there's a stack of music late at night as well. If I wasn't off doing Catalan things in London this weekend I might be looking for a cheap flight :)

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6. Re: Americans In Barca

Have you arranged with your hotel to check in at Noon? From experience European check is usually from 2 pm at the earliest.

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