Visiting a foreign country is always new and exciting, but seeing the sights in person can be an overwhelming experience. Having a city guide can make for a worry free holiday.
Barcelona, Spain, is a huge city that has many features and attractions that people from all over the world flock to see each and every year. Planning your trip is probably the best way you can make it fun and predicable, with no unpleasant surprises creeping up on you. Doing a little research, either by detailed internet searches or through an experienced travel agent can give you a good start in making your trip to Barcelona memorable.
Quite possibly the most expensive thing you’ll spend your money on while abroad, besides food, is on transportation. This is especially so if your hotel or hostel is quite far away from the attraction or historical site that you’re going to that day. One of the ways to get around the high costs of transportation is to get onboard the Bus Turístic! The Bus Turistic is a unique tourist bus in Barcelona that will help you on your way to seeing the city, its sights, and having a worry free holiday.
Bus Turistic gives you an unlimited pass so you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like at 44 different destinations. Audio tours are also available in 11 different languages. This pass is a very convenient and provides a worry-free way to see the sites of Barcelona.
Want to explore the sites of Barcelona with someone who you can interact with, take pictures of, and ask questions? Then a guided tour is what you need and, luckily, there are three guided tours available to choose from. You could even choose to do all three of the tours with just one ticket!
Barcelona has some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world! With enough sites to pack your days with fun and excitement, you’ll never run out of things to do in this ancient city. Possibly the most famous building in Barcelona, and maybe all of Spain, is the La Sagrada Familia. This Roman Catholic Church is a UNESCO World Heritage site and, although it is still incomplete, it is one of the most beautiful buildings in the whole city.
Another feature that you can’t miss when visiting Barcelona is their world-famous beaches. Beach season in Spain starts around mid-March and goes through until mid-November. There are nine major beaches in Barcelona, and, like many beaches in Europe, you may find some topless or even nude bathers! Barcelona’s major beach, Barceloneta Beach, is accessible by the subway system and is nearly a mile long! It’s a must do for people who enjoy swimming, or for those who just want to relax on a beautiful white-sand beach with music, a snack, and a drink in hand.
Picasso walking Tou
Another major attraction that Barcelona has to offer its visitors is guided walking tours of the life of Pablo Picasso. Discover the life of the late 19th and early 20th century painter. See his paintings at the Picasso Museum and discover the places that the painter himself frequented. The tour guides speak excellent English, have a vast knowledge of the city and the life of Picasso, and even provide guests with a radio so you can hear the tour guide on those busy streets without missing anything they are saying. The museum is an interesting place because it’s built out of several medieval homes. Tickets for the tour are even available for purchase online!
The key to a successful and memorable experience abroad is to plan as much as possible in advance. This can be done via the internet or through an experienced travel agent, who should be able to answer as many questions as possible. When researching on the internet, it’s good to check out things like transportation and tourist sites; knowing what you’re getting into before you go is the secret of a good trip. Studying Barcelona’s city guide makes for a worry free holiday, a memorable trip, and stories to share with friends back home.
This article was aritten by Ralf Hayden, a Barcelona based travel writer, shares his experience on what he loves about Barcelona.