BARCELONA

Description:

Barselona is the capital of Catalonia, Spanish autonomous community on the North-East of the country, and a second largest city in Spain. The official language together with Spanish is Catalan; furthermore the majority of people fluently speak English – that’s why it is easy to find in restaurants and hotels information not only in Spanish. Spain is a member state of the Europe Union, according to this euro it’s official currency. Foreign currency can be changed at saving banks “Caixes” (Monday to Friday 8.30 to 2.00 pm, and Thursday afternoons, from September to June, 4.30 pm to 7.45 pm), banks (Monday – Friday from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm, Sunday, except summer months, from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm) and at the main railway and autobus stations. All institutions in Barcelona open at 8-9 am and end at 6-7 pm, with a 2-hour break at 2 pm. Holidays in Barcelona: Official holidays throughout Spain - New Year%27s Day (01/01) - Three Kings%27s Day or Twelfth Nigh (06/01) - Columbus%27 Day or National Day of Spain (12/10) - All Saints%27 Day Official holidays in Catalonia: - Easter Monday (25/04) - St John%27s Day (24/06) - Saint Stephen%27s Day (26/12) Local holidays: - first day of the Setmana Blanca or "White Week" school holiday (07/03) - Festival of la Mercè (24/09)

Climate

Barcelona belongs to GMT+1 time zone during winter period and to GMT+2 – during summer period. Barcelona, facing the Mediterranean Sea, has a warm climate - tourists can enjoy sunny weather and lovely beaches, totaling 5 km of coastline, all the year.

Transport

There is also urban and metropolitan rail network, which supplements Barcelona’s metro network – it contains of 3 lines. Time: Monday-Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am -midnight. Friday: 5am-2am. Saturday and evenings before public holidays on 1/1, 24/6, 15/8 and 24/9: continuous service. Another popular public transport is tram. It is a perfect alternative to metro, which provides easy access to Barcelona’s major industrial areas, shopping centres and parks. There are 2 tram lines. Time: Monday-Thursday, Sunday and public holidays: 5am - midnight. Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays: 5am-2pm. Barcelona has a bus service and there is a special night-bus service (Nit Bus), which connects the city and suburban area. All buses begin at 10.40 or 11.40 and end at 05.00 or 06.00 am. They all stop at or depart from Barcelona’s Plaça de Catalunya. Airport of Barcelona, El Prat, is located 16 kilometers south from the city. Access to airport: - Aerobus A1, A2. Journey time: 35 minutes. Departs from Plaça de Catalunya every 10 minutes from 05.28 am to 23.14 pm. From airport: 5.42 am – 23.38 pm. Ticket price: 5.30 euro – one way, 9.15 – return. - Train (RENFE), departs from Renfe (Spanish Rail) stations at Sants (05.13 am – 23.11 pm) every 30 minutes. Journey time – 19 minutes. - 46 Autobus, departs from Pl. d’Espanya to Barcelona Airport (05.00 am – 00.15 am) every 30 minutes. Ticket price: 1.40 euro. - Night bus №17, runs from Ronda Universitat / Pl. Catalunya to Airport every 20 minutes, one way ticket price – 1.40 euro.

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Hotels in BARCELONA


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Luxury Central Apartment

Address: Diputació, 205, Floor 1, Barcelona

Luxury Central Apartment

Located in central Barcelona, just a 10-minute walk from Barcelona’s La Rambla, Luxury Central Apartment offers self-catering accommodation with balconies, a spa bath and free WiFi.This spacious and bright apartment comes with air conditioning, 3 bedrooms with a balcony each and 2 bathrooms with a... more

Bcn Central Terrace

Address: Sepúlveda, 66 - Sobreatico 2, Barcelona

Featuring a spacious terrace with dining area and attractive city views, Bcn Central Terrace is an apartment located in Barcelona, 10 minutes' walk from Plaza España Square. Free WiFi access is available.The stylish, air-conditioned apartment has a living room with sofa bed, flat-screen TV, DVD... more

Barcelona Touristic Apartments

Address: Vilamari 126 Principal 1º, Barcelona

Barcelona Touristic Apartments

Offering a covered terrace and free WiFi, Barcelona Touristic Apartments apartment is located 170 metres from Sants Estació Metro Station in Barcelona. Plaza de España Square is a 15-minute walk away.Featuring functional and modern furniture, the apartment comes with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms,... more

Florida

Address: Floridablanca 90, 1º 1ª, Barcelona

Florida is an air-conditioned 4-bedroom apartment with free WiFi. It is centrally located, 6 minutes’ walk from Barcelona’s Urgell Metro Station and 10 minutes’ walk from Plaza Universitat, where the Airport Bus stops.The apartment has a balcony and a living room with a flat-screen TV. There is a... more

Petit Rossell

Address: Carrer Rosselló, 275 - 3 A, Barcelona

Located just 100 metres from Passeig de Gracia Boulevard, Diagonal Metro Station and 200 metres from Gaudí’s La Pedrera House, Petit Rosselló offers free WiFi and air conditioning.Featuring a stylish, modern décor, the apartment includes a living-dining area with a flat-screen TV and DVD player, and... more

Ramblas Suites

Address: Peu de la Creu, 19 - Entresuelo 1, Barcelona

Ramblas Suites is a self-catering accommodation located in Barcelona. FreeWiFi access is available. The property is 400 metres from Sant Antoni and 700 metres from Plaça Catalunya.Accommodation will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. There is a full a kitchenette with a microwave... more

Barcelona Group Apartments

Address: Balmes, 64, Barcelona

Barcelona Group Apartments offers bright and spacious apartments located in a same building within 5 minutes’ walk of Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and Passeig de Gracia. Free WiFi is provided.Each apartment at Barcelona Group features a kitchen equipped with an oven, ceramic hobs, and kitchenware; while the... more

Villarroel

Address: Villarroel, 50, Barcelona

Villarroel is an apartment located in the centre of Barcelona, 140 metres from Urgell metro station and 10 minutes' walk from Plaza Catalunya Square and Las Ramblas. Free WiFi access is available.The property is 550 metres from Sant Antoni Market. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the... more

OH! Barcelona Apartment

Address: Margarit, 38, Barcelona

OH! Barcelona Apartment is a self-catering accommodation located in Barcelona. FreeWiFi access is available. The property is 600 metres from Montjuïc and 200 metres from Paral·lel.Accommodation will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. There is a full a kitchenette with a microwave... more

A Home in Barcelona

Address: Santa Catalina, 71, 5º, Barcelona

Located 10 minutes’ walk from Barcelona-Sants Station, A Home in Barcelona offers an air-conditioned apartment with a large private terrace with city views. Free WiFi is provided.Decorated with bright colours, the apartment features a living-dining room with a sofa and a TV, and a modern kitchen... more


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