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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ABBA BALMORAL HOTEL BARCELONA

Address: VIA AUGUSTA 5, BARCELONA

$96 - $589

Your business hotel in Barcelona. In Barcelona city center 5 minutes to Gaudis famous building La pedrera next to la Diagonal of Barcelona and close to Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya. 103 Rooms. free WIFI connection in all hotel. meeting rooms upo to 180 people. coffee bar. restaurant.... more

CATALONIA SAGRADA FAMILIA HOTEL

Address: ARAGON 569 BIS 571, Barcelona

$63 - $129

THE CATALONIA ARAGON WAS NAMED AFTER THE STREET IN WHICH IT IS LOCATED.THIS IS A CONVENIENT STREET IN TERMS OF TRANSPORT AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TOUSE IT TO QUICKLY ACCESS ANY PART OF THE CITY. CLOSE TO A TRAIN STATIONWITH DIRECT CONNECTION TO THE AIRPORT.AND THE SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH /ANTONI GAUDIS... more

Silken Concordia Hotel

Address: Avenida Paralelo 115, Barcelona

$77 - $139

Property Location A stay at Silken Concordia Hotel places you in the heart of Barcelona, convenient to Teatre Tantarantana and Sagrada Familia. This hotel is within close proximity of Refugi 307 and Teatre Lliure.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 88 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars... more

Husa Pedralbes

Address: Carrer de Fontcoberta 4, Barcelona

$74 - $128

Property Location With a stay at Husa Pedralbes in Barcelona (Sarria-Sant Gervasi), you'll be close to Guell Pavellons and Sagrada Familia. This hotel is within close proximity of Monestir de Pedralbes and Barcelona Textile and Clothing Museum.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 30... more

U232 Hotel

Address: Comte D'urgell 232, Barcelona

$86 - $175

Property Location With a stay at U232 Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Barcelona, convenient to Foto Colectania Foundation and Sagrada Familia. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Fundacio Sunol and Casa Mila.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 102 air-conditioned rooms... more

*AC Irla Hotel*

Address: C/Calvet, 40-42, Barcelona

*AC Irla Hotel*

Location This hotel is located in one of Barcelona's suburbs, within minutes of the centre, the nearest public transport links, pubs and restaurants. The nearest nightclub is aproximately 1 km away. Facilities Built in 2003, the hotel has 5 floors and 36 double rooms. It offers a 24-hour... more

Hotel Granvia

Address: Gran Via Corts Catalanes 642, Barcelona

$89 - $158

Property Location With a stay at Hotel Granvia, you'll be centrally located in Barcelona, steps from Casa Calvet and minutes from Tivoli Theatre. This hotel is within close proximity of Museu del Perfume and Casa Lleo-Morera.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 58 air-conditioned rooms... more

Hesperia Sant Just

Address: Carrer de Frederic Mompou, 1, Barcelona

$89 - $399

Hesperia Sant Just

Hotel Hesperia Sant Just has been totally renovated in 2003, and enjoys a privileged location at the end of Barcelona's Diagonal Avenue, in Sant Just Desvern, beside the TV3 TV Studios, at only 10 minutes from the airport and very close to the Barcelona centre. The property has several... more

Hotel EuroPark

Address: Aragó, 323-325, Barcelona

$89 - $192

Property Location A stay at Hotel EuroPark places you in the heart of Barcelona, minutes from Montaner Palace and close to Sagrada Familia. This hotel is within close proximity of Barcelona Egyptian Museum and Casa Calvet.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 66 air-conditioned rooms featuring... more

Expo Hotel Barcelona

Address: Carrer de Mallorca,1-23, Barcelona

$87 - $149

Property Location With a stay at Expo Hotel Barcelona in Barcelona (Sants-Montjuic), you'll be minutes from Park of Industrial Spain and Joan Miro Park. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Placa d'Espanya and Caixaforum.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 423... more


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