Visiting Barcelona: Practical Info

The city of Barcelona is the second largest in all of Spain. It is also a very beautiful city whith the Mediterranean shoreline as part of its landscape. The beaches offer a wonderful way to spend the hours for both locals and visitors to the city. Another very wonderful thing about Barcelona are the Flamenco dancers and dancing. It is a wonderfully beautiful type of dance that you’ll see a lot of while you’re visiting.

There are plenty of cultural aspects about this beautiful city to satisfy your needs. Many museums and theatres offer exceptional outings for the whole family. We always tell you to wear comfortable shoes while visiting the museums, as there is a lot of walking involved.

If you love the nightlife you’re in for a treat when you’re in Barcelona. There are bars and nightclubs of all sorts, for dancing and a whole night of fun. The people of Barcelona like to have fun and partying goes on all night long in Barcelona. How much fun can you have?

If you are looking for a good hotel you can book Barcelona Hotels on website or Airbnb. There is a wide selection of hotels to choose from.

You might wish to consult online over the internet or the tourist office to make plans for when you’re in the city. They’ll know what special events are taking place when you’ll be travelling to Barcelona. They can also help you with accommodations, as there are many different Barcelona Hotels available to you.

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Travelling to Barcelona will prove to be both adventurous and spectacular so make the most of it. You’ll want to return again and again to this fantastic city.

Practical Details

Metro Line Map in Barcelona
Metro Line Map in Barcelona

Barcelona is a great place to visit. Here is some info you may find useful: the Barcelona Card, currency, time, weather, visitor centres and so on.

Barcelona Card

A two-day adult card costs about €22-25 while a five-day card is around €35. There is a small reduction for children. This card gives you free transport in the city and includes 16 attractions plus discounts at over one hundred more plus other discounts. Available online or from tourist information centres, some metro stations and some tourist agencies.
Barcelona Card
Plaça de Catalunya, 17-S

Ticket Machines in Barcelona
Ticket Machines in Barcelona


The euro is the currency in Barcelona, Spain.


The time zone in Barcelona is GMT plus one hour.

Visitor Information Offices

In Barcelona there are many different tourist offices for your convenience. At these information centers you’ll find all kinds of information on hotels and other accommodations in the city.

With all the maps and brochures you’ll be able to research the different attractions and decide which of those you wish to see first. You’ll also be able to stock up on maps and other information for your trip. The workers at the tourist office live and work in the city so they know a lot of information and they will give it to you just for asking.

They will know the latest events and the latest traffic patterns, too. They can also tell you what events are on during your stay.

Turisme de Barcelona
Plaza Catalunya
(Pl. Catalunya, 17-s)

Turisme de Barcelona
Tel.: 807 117 222 calls from Spain (Price per minute: 0,39 €, VAT inc)
Tel.: 34 932 853 834 calls from abroad

Turisme de Barcelona Permanent Information Offices:
Pl. Catalunya
Pl. de Catalunya, 17-S

Sants Railway Station
Pl. Països Catalans, s/n

Infopista Montseny (Motorway AP7/E15)
Àrea de servei Montseny-Sud, Km 117
Motorway AP-7/E-15

Columbus Monument Information Booth
Address: Pl. Portal de la Pau s/n
Open: 9am.-9pm.


In Barcelona the winters are cool and the summers are warm and sunny so let that help you when you are thinking about when to visit the city.

It’s a popular city to visit in Europe at all times during the year because the winters are not frigid and there is hardly any snow.

Travelling at that time is possible and enjoyable. The summer is a great time to visit Barcelona making the best sightseeing time of the year.

Many people travel to Barcelona in July and August, so keep that in mind.

If you want to avoid the crowds you’ll want to travel at a different time of the year. Pack plenty of comfortable shoes and clothing no matter what time of the year you decide to visit.


Here is a map of Barcelona city.

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You’ll want to have a more detailed one for travelling around the city and you can buy this in your local bookstore or check out the internet book and map suppliers.

If you find what you want they’ll dispatch it to you quickly if they are a well-known supplier.

If you’re in need of another map visit the tourist office and they will have some available for you.

The public transportation stations and airports will also have free maps.

One of the best things you can do is to plan out your routes ahead of time.

Ample preparation assures you won’t get lost and will give you plenty more time for sight seeing.

Barcelona is a great city with much to see and do. By being well prepared for your trip, you’ll enjoy it all the more.

Where to Stay

Apartment Rental

Many people like the idea of staying in an apartment even for a short stay. It gives them more independence and they can prepare meals or snacks as they wish.

This is especially useful if you are travelling with children when you can have special meals and sleep times for them.

It is a good idea to find out exactly what the rental cost includes ie is linen included, is there a charge for the final cleaning, are there any cleaning services during your stay and more.

The best websites to look for your apartments or hotel rooms are and