Hi! I´m Valeria from Buenos Aires. I´m going to Barcelona on January 24 and I need some informal information. What kind of transport is the best (and cheepest, where to eat, and stuffs like that.
I study landscape architecture, and if you know not very turistic places to go, that will interest me, please tell me!
I will be for 6 days.
Thank you very much
As well as in BB.AA. in Barcelona, in my opinion, the metro is the best option to move inside the city, apart from walk.
To eat and to move around, I do prefer the Barrio Gótico (around Ramblas).
I think walking is the best way to get around Barcelona unless you are in a hurry or not very fit!
The metro is often convenient and easy to use but it doesn't always go where you want to go to and sometimes you have to change lines a lot and you end up walking as far as if you had walked to your destination!
If you are going to make more than 6 journeys on the metro or bus it is worth buying a T-10 ticket for 6,65 euros. This gives you 10 journeys on a bus or the metro or local train (you can even change from a bus to a metro and it still counts as one journey).
For good suggestions on where to eat, look at www.timeout.com/barcelona or my website :-} www.saboroso.com (click on restaurant of the month - there are more reviews if you follow the link on the bottom of the reviews page).
As you probably know, Barcelona is full of interesting architecture,particularly by Gaudí - but these are all very touristy sites. You could visit some of the lesser-known parks such as Parc de la Creueta del Coll, passeig de la Mare de Deu de Coll, 89, Gràcia, Parc del Laberint d'Horta and Jardins de Joan Brossa on Montjuic. Montjuic has many other interesting parks and gardens including the botanical gardens and a large cactus garden with views over the sea.
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