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Like many other cities, the metros and regular buses stop at night (between midnight and 5am most nights). There is a different night bus network (NitBus) in Barcelona and its suburbs with 18 lines (N0 to N17). I believe that the fares and passes are the same as for the day buses.


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It's definitively possible. If you check Google Maps, you can see that an one-way journey takes approximately 3 hours. So If you leave early morning, you can be there on late forenoon. Then you can spend some hours there and go back late evening. However, you have to decide by yourself if that's reasonable for you. You will have to drive a long time in one ...


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Any large international car rental firm that operates in both Germany and Spain should work. I just searched via the regular homepages of Hertz and Europcar, and both offered similar rates. It won't be cheap though - around 1000 EUR if you allow only a week for the trip, 2000 if you take a month. Be sure to buy a large enough km package in advance.


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There are political reasons behind this and I believe that this isn't the appropriate website to discuss this. Anyway, you can find cheaper rail and air tickets for the BCN-MAD route. Try with Rumbo for instance. This website returns prices for airlines and Renfe trains. I've tested for you some dates and you can fly for less than 30 euros and go by train ...


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I'm not a city person, but I've been to Barcelona as a 13-year old in 1998. One day that I particularly remember is when we hiked up Montserrat, very close to Barcelona and interesting both from a cultural and natural point of view. Should probably still be fine even if it's almost November (the picture below was apparently taken in January). Image ...


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Barcelona is a great place to visit; it has been the object of lots of changes some twenty years ago when it hosted the Olympic Games and it has resulted in a general improvement of the area. As you probably know, Barcelona is the town where the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí worked and it can show some of the best examples of his visionary form of art. ...


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I've travelled by train in many countries in Europe, and I can say that the Spanish AVE is the most luxurious train I've ever been on. It's very fast, the railway and the trains are very new, and travelling conditions are good. For example, at the AVE, you get a 100% refund if the train runs more than 5 minutes late. Try that at the TGV in France or the ICE ...


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Two years ago I drove from Madrid to Barcelona. I didn't rent a car, but used my own. However, I can add some hints: As MastaBaba mentioned, the toll roads are sometimes quite expensive. On the other hand very often you can choose if you want to use the new and empty highway and pay the toll or if you want to use the old highway that is quite often next to ...


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As far as I know there is no such website or app that allows to book last-minute cheap flights. So you have to use any of the well-known services. In particular, the flight trip between Barcelona and Madrid (or viceversa) is known as "puente aereo" (literally "aerial bridge") and in general the cheapest company that operates this route is Vueling (13 flights ...


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You have to see Sagrada Familia of course. Do the climb up to the top of the tower. See the museumy thing in the basement. Visit the little school right next door with the wavy roof. In addition to any Olympic-y or other Gaudi things, you should walk down Las Ramblas about 10 or 11pm. Don't have a lot of money on you when you do, so you can relax and gawk ...


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Well it's only twenty kilometres from Barcelona, so from that point of view, yeah it's feasible. I've done a similar thing in the past for Valencia; staying just outside of the city. It'll take you about 25-30 minutes to drive to the center of Barcelona from Gavà. Gavà is also very close to the airport, which may be handy depending on how you are ...


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The nearest one from Barcelona is Sant Lloren ( 30 minutes by car ). There is a monastery on the top of the mountain. Alternatively you can go to Parc Natural del Montseny. ( 1 hour by car ).


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According to this site there's a bus from Reus Airport to Barcelona: The journey time is one and a half hours, and it costs €12.50 for a single ticket and €22.00 for a return. The bus travels to Barcelona Sants bus station. A similar site states the following about the bus from Girona Airport to Barcelona: Tickets cannot be reserved in advance and ...


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'Beautiful' is relative, but if you take the highway, well, it's a highway. Spain ain't, say, the Central African Republic, so, car hire is a pretty boring (and safe) business. All the regular players are available in Barcelona. I recommend booking through 3clickcarhire. They tend to give decent deals. This September, I also rented a car through ...


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As far as I know: No. There are two combined tickets on sale: Trans Montserrat: 26,60. This includes transportation from anywhere in Zone 1 to Montserrat using the Metro, FGC train and the rack railway, outward and back. Tot Montserrat: 42,65. Transportation as per Trans Montserrat, but with unlimited travel on the local funiculars in Montserrat, access ...


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For a cheap eat in spain (in general), look for the "Menu Del Dia" at lunch time; which usually come with an app, main (or main and dessert) and a glass of wine. Near the Ramblas, there's Romesco (Carrer de Sant Pau, 28) which is cheap (it was cheap a couple of years ago). Even if you are in Spain and want to eat Spanish food, don't forget to look at the ...


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Barcelona is well known of their football club. One of the best player in the world (Lionel Messi) is a Barcelona player. Since you like architecture, you may want to visit Barcelona stadium ( Camp Nou ).The Camp Nou Tour is only open on the non-match day.


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Two things that stood out from my last visit to Barcelona in March 2011: Joining a laser cutting workshop at the DHUB FAB. This workshop was open to everyone and cost somewhere between 30 and 50 EUR per person for two days. There is also the Fab Lab Barcelona, which is somehow connected. Walking up the mountain to the fortress at Montjuïc. The view ...


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I tried to do something like this once, but starting in Spain. I found that it was much more cost effective to buy a car even with insurance. If you have a friend living in Europe I would suggest buying the car in their name to make life easier but it is possible to buy a car as a non-resident in Spain.



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