Questions tagged [barcelona]

Seaside city in the Catalan-speaking region of Spain noted for many buildings by Gaudí and the site of the 1992 Summer Olympics.

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One-way train from Paris to Barcelona [closed]

I'm traveling with my fiance this summer (early August) for 10 days, five in Paris and five in Barcelona. We already have flights and hotels set up, and wanted to take the train from Paris (early ...
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What does this stamp mean? [duplicate]

Can someone tell me what this stamp means?
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Can a hotel cancel a confirmed reservation?

I booked a hotel a yesterday though Booking.com for a special occasion in Barcelona (I'm traveling from another European country). The booking isn't for another few months. The booking includes: ...
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Traveling to USA from Morocco through Barcelona do I need a transit visa If I am asked to collect my chec-luggage (using different airline company) [duplicate]

I am contacting you guys concerning one of the problems that I believe I will have them during my trip through Barcelona Airport. I am traveling from Morocco (CMN Airport, Casablanca) to ...
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I need help regarding travel to Lisbon from Pakistan [duplicate]

I am traveling from Pakistan to Lisbon. I have a 30-day visa from Portugal. I will be transiting in Barcelona. Do I need another transit visa for Spain? Can I use the transit area of the Barcelona ...
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France railway strike affecting my Barcelona to Paris journey. Alternatives?

I was supposed to travel to Paris from Barcelona on 7th June via the 9:25 train. But due to the France railway strike, all the trains on 7th June are cancelled except the one at 1:25 pm. The problem ...
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Is it possible to walk along the coast from Barcelona to Gibraltar?

I am thinking to make a walking trip along the sea from Barcelona south to the Strait of Gibraltar. I used Google Maps and I saw that it offered me almost all highways. Is it even possible to walk on ...
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Will I need to go through security again if I have a layover in Barcelona?

I'm an American citizen and I'll be flying on one ticket/same airline from Naples, Italy to Copenhagen with a one hour layover in Barcelona. The connecting flight will be in the same terminal, but ...
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Where can I find Taizé groups in Barcelona?

I'm staying in Barcelona for a few days. Where I live use to go to the Taize' prayer in my Parrish. I know the prayer is international and that many people, after coming back to Taizé, start to pray ...
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Can I student visa holder in France exit Schengen from another country? [duplicate]

As a student in France with a long-term student visa, I want to go from Barcelona airport back to my country. Is it possible or do I have to exit from France only?
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What are the differences between Barcelona Pass vs Barcelona Card vs Barcelona City Pass?

Background: Traveling in December 2017-January 2018 and planning on visiting the usual spots (Park Güell, Camp Nou, Montjuïc, a lot of Gaudi's work, etc). It seems like two are private, one is ...
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When I swim near Malaga (Spain) what I should pay attention for?

I googled about dangerous stuff in sea nearby Malaga (Spain) and Barcelona(Spain). When I googled I have got information only about Portuguese man o' war. Is there are any other dangerous animals or ...
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Can you order tapas or pintxos “to go” in Barcelona?

I'm in Barcelona, my friend is not feeling well and I'd like to get some food and bring it back to the hotel. Will local tapas or pintxos restaurants allow me to order food to go? Or must I eat it at ...
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Hand luggage storage in Barcelona, or better to take with us?

I will be visiting Barcelona for 5 days with a small cabin trolley. On the last day we need to check out from our apartment at 10, but the flight won't be until 4. We'd like to go somewhere for lunch ...
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Is there passport control in Barcelona train station?

I'm an Indian student studying in the south of France and I plan to visit Barcelona for a day. Is it necessary to take my passport with me? Is it accurante that there is no border control between ...
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Where is the luggage storage in Barcelona Sants station?

Thanks to the ever-excellent Man in Seat 61, I've found out that there are luggage lockers available at Barcelona's Sants main station: Barcelona Sants has luggage lockers, open 05:30-23:00 daily. ...
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Snorkeling places in Barcelona [closed]

Do you know any good places to snorkel in Barcelona ? I'm looking for a spot to snorkel that would not be crowded, I don't want to book a tour. As my question could be subjective, I would like to ...
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When did Barcelona's Park Güell needed tickets ?

Went to Barcelona last week and tried to go to Park Güell to be told we needed tickets to get into the "Gaudi area". Last time I was in Barcelona, 10 year-ish ago we did not need tickets for that ...
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Barcelona airport terminal 2B to Liceu by public transport

What's the easiest way to get from Barcelona Airport (Terminal 2B) to the Liceu area (or nearby, don't mind walking from another stop) using public transport (not taxi). Arriving day time, so no ...
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What is the shortest segment of high-speed rail out of Barcelona where trains reach the maximum speed?

I will be in Barcelona soon and would like to try out the high speed rail. I don't want to go farther than necessary (e.g. to Madrid), but I would also like to avoid short segments where the trains ...
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How to find a grave in Barcelona?

A relative of mine lived many years in Barcelona, Spain and died there. I am quite sure she is buried there too but do not know in which cemetery nor even how many cemeteries there are there. I found ...
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Why are CaixaBank ATMs in Barcelona so complex?

During a recent trip to Barcelona, I regularly encountered CaixaBank ATMs, with an incredible array of buttons, slots and displays. The first time I tried to use one I tapped the touchscreen, which ...
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What are the other ways to get from Ibiza (Spain) to Barcelona except the airplane?

I'm going to visit Ibiza (spain) in October and my return flight is from Barcelona. I'm wondering is there cheaper way to get to Barcelona than on the airplane?
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Are most places open in Barcelona during Día de la Hispanidad?

Is it a good idea to travel to Barcelona during Día de la Hispanidad/Fiesta Nacional de España (October the 12th)? We plan to be there from 08.10 for a week, but are concerned that Fiesta can spoil ...
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Optimum fares for transportations inside and around Barcelona (metro/trains)

I'm looking for the best prices for getting around Barcelona. We will be traveling as four adults and one kid (16 y.o.) and we have accommodation in Barcelona city center for ten days. Also we would ...
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My passport got stolen in Barcelona ,Spain

I am on Sweden tourist visa and my passport got stolen in Barcelona and I am non EU national person i.e. Indian. I got the police report but as I have return flight from Barcelona to Stockholm on ...
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Bad hostel, recourse?

I've just spent a rather unpleasant night at a hostel in Barcelona. I didn't sleep well. Quite hot and loud and I was being eaten by insects. A few hours sleep woken by the place shaking at 8 due to ...
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How can a tourist register for the Bicing bicycle sharing in Barcelona?

When I was in Barcelona I saw many bike sharing stations in the city, belonging to a program called Bicing. Remembering how convenient it was to use the service in London, I decided to try and ...
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Parking a camper near Barcelona [closed]

I plan to visit Barcelona next month in my camper, but want to sleep (Airbnb) in the city for a couple of nights. Has anybody suggestions where I can cheaply park my camper within easy train (or bus/...
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What is the cheapest way of getting a taxi from Barcelona airport?

I'm arriving to Barcelona at midnight and would like to take a cab since the night transport is not too convenient. I know that taxis at airport stands can be prone to scamming tourists and it's not ...
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Where and when can I see people building a Castell near Barcelona?

Castells are a world-famous tradition of building human towers: I am going to visit Barcelona this July and would like to see one of these towers. Where and when can I do so? Bonus points for ...
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Step-free / wheelchair (or few steps) access on the Barcelona Metro

We went to Barcelona recently, as my wife has CP, she finds steps hard work, my arm also gets a good workout supporting her if we have too many steps to face. Most metro stations seemed to have many ...
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Does La Sagrada Familia light up every night?

For example this blog post says it does not. I can't find a schedule anywhere.
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Late night travel on a Sunday in Barcelona

Does the transport from the airport run on a Sunday night (about 9pm) going to Tetuan, Marina, or Arc de Triomf? One of our guide books incorrectly said the airbus did not run on a Sunday, hence this ...
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Cheap places to park a car in Barcelona?

I would like to go to Barcelona by car and I'm looking for cheap ways to park my car for about 6 hours. I have already been to Barcelona and I parked my car for 10 hours of parking of Arc De Triomf ...
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Reserve hotel from Barcelona airport?

I am travelling from NYC to Barcelona, and returning back. If I miss my return flight to NYC, and my next flight is a one day later, how can I reserver hotel from Barcelona airport? I do not speak ...
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Early morning on-demand taxi in Barcelona, Spain

I need to go to the airport in early in the morning so I'm looking for popular on-demand taxi services in Spain. My Airbnb : El Born, Barcelona From : Barcelona Airport To : Geneva Airport Time of ...
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Travelling to Spain via London, Madrid or Barcelona [closed]

I am going to Spain for one week. I have a flight from the 21st to the 26th, from London to Madrid. But, now, I did some searching and found that Madrid is perhaps not as interesting as Barcelona. ...
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Can I enter Paris with Spain visa? [duplicate]

I have a single entry visa to Spain but I decided recently to change my trip from Barcelona to Paris, the question is can I go to Paris with the issued visa? Note that: there's no direct flight from ...
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What are my options for frequent travel between Barcelona and Mataró?

I will regularly take a train from Barcelona to Mataró and back (twice a day, every weekday, starting from October). The R1 line seems to be exactly what I want: it crosses Barcelona with stops in 5 ...
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Leaving luggage in Barcelona at midnight [closed]

I'm arriving in Barcelona past midnight, as my plane is arriving at 23:30. I was wondering where I can leave my luggage at this time; I checked on the websites of LockerBarcelona and others, but all ...
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What's the safest way to protect your valuables from theft at the beach?

I am travelling solo to Barcelona. I was wondering if anyone has any tip on how to enjoy the beach when travelling alone. As in, is it safe to leave your belongings on the beach when you go for a ...
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Until when are Barcelona's beaches warm enough to swim?

I'm looking to book a flight sometime this fall to Barcelona. How far away can I be sure that the water is going to be warm enough to swim? Obviously there are seasonal variations, so I'm interested ...
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What's the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Barcelona?

I need to travel between Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. Do they still have slow regional trains?
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Where was this place in Barcelona?

I went to Barcelona in October 2000 and we went out partying, went to a place that was a cathedral(?) located up on a hill and they had a club in the building that once had been a cathedral, several ...
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Place to leave my luggage in Barcelona for one night and get it back early in the morning

I will have a one night connection at Barcelona airport and planning to visit the city during the night I would like to know the address of locker where I could leave my luggage and get it back early (...
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What's the best way to go to Barcelona from Madrid? [closed]

What's the best way to get to Barcelona from Madrid?
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Is the train station of Aiguafreda, Spain ever served?

While planning a trip, I saw that to access the Montseny Park, near Barcelona, one can take a train to the town of Aiguafreda. However, on Renfe website, the train services website, I cannot find ...
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Catalan or Spanish in Barcelona?

I am going on a city trip to Barcelona, and as usual, I want to learn a few local words so that I can ask directions or order my drinks that way. My question, though: should I learn Spanish or ...
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Buying stamps in Barcelona Sants station

Earlier today, I bought some postcards in Barcelona, from a gift shop at a museum which didn't sell stamps. I then retired to a nearby cafe for a coffee, and wrote the postcards. After that, I hopped ...