11-16 September 2016
Barcelona
Europe/Madrid timezone

WELCOME TO BARCELONA

Barcelona

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barcelona is a modern, cosmopolitan city, but has inherited many centuries of history. Its geographic location and the open character of its inhabitants are the reasons why the city is being culturally enriched all the time. It has a valuable architectural and monumental heritage, the most splendid exponents of which are its Gothic and modernista buildings. Nine of its buildings have been designated World Heritage Sites. The entire city guarantees that visitors will enjoy taking a stroll around its streets which are replete with charm. 

Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm summers. It is a coastal city and has over four kilometres of urban beaches and large areas of nearby forest. Although it is a large city, it is easy to get around on public transport and on foot. You can reach any point in the city by metro, bus and taxi.

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WHAT TO VISIT?

You will always find something to do in Barcelona. The city has over 50 museums, showcasing permanent collections of works by artists such as Picasso, Joan Miró and Antoni Tàpies, although most museums stage temporary exhibitions. Barcelona has museums devoted to art, science, sport, history, archaeology and many other fields. 

Barcelona is also renowned for its wide variety of musical events, which includes all the genres, and has three major venues: the Gran Teatre del Liceu, devoted to opera, the Palau de la Música, a modernista marvel, and L'Auditori, the concert hall designed by Rafael Moneo.

Barcelona is a box of surprises which will keep you entertained with countless cultural and recreational activities. Barcelona is an open-air museum. You can visit it by bus, bicycle or on foot, and enjoy its bustling streets. There are many ways to discover the city and a whole host of things to do, for those interested in culture, for those in search of entertainment or for those thinking about where to do some shopping.

GETTING AROUND THE CITY

Public transport is the most practical way of getting around the city. We recommend you use public transport and alternative means of transport such as bicycles in order to get around the city. There is no better way to discover the city than by walking through its streets. If you come to the city by car your best bet is to leave your vehicle in a car park and enjoy your visit by bus, metro or taxi.

  • METRO y FGC: Barcelona currently has six metro lines covering a total of 86.6 kilometres and passing through 123 stations.
  • Barcelona underground (metro)
  • Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
  • BUS: Barcelona has a fleet of 1000 buses which operate on over 80 routes and connect all the city's districts. 
  • TAXI: Barcelona has a fleet of 11,000 taxis which can be easily identified by their yellow and black livery.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS

EMERGENCY PHONES

Unified emergency telephone: 112
Health Emergencies: 061
Fire: 080
Police (city): 092
Police (national): 088
Pharmacy: 0034 934 810 060


TRANSPORT

TMB (Bus, Metro): 0034 902 07 50 27
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat: 0034 932.051.515
Renfe: 0034 902.240.202
Airport (information): 0034 902.404.704
Taxis: 0034 932.250.000 / 0034 933.033.033
Taxis for disabled: 0034 934.208.088