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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2017
transfer from cruise terminal to hotel

A friend and I are coming to Barcelona and needing to get transportation from cruise terminal to hotel. I need to know of any transfer companies in Barcelona and also any recommendations for nice but not too expensive hotels that are centrally located. Also will be in Barcelona for 3 days, so would like recommendations for shopping. Thanks for the info.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2017
Hotel in City Center  (6 Answers)

Can you recommend a safe, centrally located hotel.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2016
Anyone fancy an afternoon beer  (2 Answers)

Hi vt'ers

I will be in Barcelona from 2-8th January to see some friends but they will be working during the day. Anyone fancy a coffee or a beer one afternoon. I am staying near the university and close to la rambla ?
hope to see you soon
jonathan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2016
24 hours bars in barcelona  (3 Answers)

Hi vt'ers
Are there any 24 hour bars in Barcelona, hopefully easy to find. when I was last there there was one, Velodroma but I'm not sure now.
cheers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2016
Best hotel to stay at with rooftop bar  (3 Answers)

I am trying to stay at an affordable hotel with a nice rooftop bar in Barcelona. I would prefer something closer to Las Ramblas or Placa Cataluna, I believe. I really wanted to stay at Villa Emilia, however, it is sold out for my visit in September. Any advice for a hotel that would be in a $150-$200/night price range would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2016
Restaurants open Dec 24th and 25th in Barcelona?  (5 Answers)

Does anyone know if there are any restaurants open in Barcelona on the 24th and 25th? I am hoping to find somewhere for dinner on these 2 days for my family of 4. Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions, would love to make some reservations.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2016
A good restaurant with 'menu of the day' in Barcelona  (3 Answers)

I am going to Barcelona from 12 till 16 November, staying at the Hotel Ibis Sagrada Familia, and I am looking for a typical restaurant that serves 'menu del dia'. I found a tapas bar around the corner 'Chiqui'. Has anoyne been there ?. So no 5 star tourist restaurant.Just a restaurant where the locals come. And I do like fish. No problem to take a bus or metro to the other side of the city....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2016
One day in Barcelona. Nou Camp.  (4 Answers)

Hi All,

I am travelling this weekend to watch Barcelona FC match ( starts at 16:15 Local ). I am travelling with 11 year old son.
My flight arrives in Barcelona at 09:50 and I need to go to BAH Barcelona Airport Hotel. Any idea how long will it take for me from this Hotel( which I suppose is very close to airport) to get to Nou Camp. Is there any time I should target to reach Nou Camp? I am not sure if I should go to Town centre spend around an hour or so ( eat food etc) and then head to Nou Camp.

Any advise is highly appreciated?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 30, 2016
Best public transportation from Barcelona Airport to Grand Torre hotel Catalunya?  (4 Answers)

What is the best and easy way to go from aiport to my hotel, and from hotel to port of Barcelona?
Can we buy a ticket for hop on hop off bus at the hotel or have to buy it online? Thanks for your advise.

MyB76


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2016
Overstaying 90 day Schengen stay limit  (9 Answers)

I am from the US and am studying abroad in Barcelona for 87 days. There is no way for me to get a student visa, and my program director can't extend my trip by 3 days in order for me to get a visa. I my family is planning on meeting me in Barcelona on my 87th day and we are planning to go to Italy on my 89th or 90th day. We are planning on staying in Italy for about 10 days, staying in only Italy for those 10 days, and then flying back to the US from Italy. If I get caught overstaying my 90 day limit, what are the consequences? Has anyone ever dealt with a situation like this? Would it be smarter to just meet my family in Italy rather than have them meet me in Spain (saving money and already be in Italy before I reach my 90 day limit). Thank you! Any advice is greatly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 14, 2016
Which Hotel to stay at?  (10 Answers)

I am overwhelmed with ALL the Hotel options and don't know where to stay!! My son and I traveling there in October for 5 days before going to Bilbao. My niece was there last year and she recommended Hotel SB Diagonal Zero. When I looked it up it seems quite far from the center of all the attraction, although it appears the metro, bus, etc...may be easy to catch out front of the hotel. Then, I was referred to the Ronda Lesseps Hotel, which is on the complete opposite end, near metro, but reviews are not that great!! HELP!!! Also, are all the rooms with two beds twins?? I am traveling with my 22 yr old son and it would be nice to have to double beds? Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2016
Barcelona metro tickets  (7 Answers)

Could someone please tell me if you need a ticket for each leg of a journey on the Barcelona metro or is it like Paris where your ticket remains valid whilst you are underground
many thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2016
ATM locations in Barcelona airport (terminal T1)  (1 Answer)

I will arrive via American Airlines at terminal 1 in Barcelona and I have looked at the airport website to find ATM locations but I do not know which floor I arrive on...are the ATM's located in the arrival area before collecting luggage? Are these ATM's safe to use? Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 31, 2016
A good traditional resturant in Barcelona? Restaurant tradicional en Barcelona?  (2 Answers)

Hi guys, I had write a question in both languages but I don't think it went through so I ll give it another go, apologies if you see this twice.
Does anyone know of a traditional, not only in food but also a not so modern building or decoration at least? Somewhere not too expensive, we all speak Spanish fluently so no worries about the language. It needs to be open on Sundays or Monday for either lunch or dinner. I know this could be asking too much, but we have gotten some amazing tips here in previous trips in Europe so maybe someone can help? Thanks in advance!

Hola! habia escrito la post pero me parece que no entro, estoy escribiendo por segunda vez o sea que disculpas si ven esto de nuevo.
Sera que alguien puede recomendarnos un buen restaurant tradicional Espaniol? No solo comida tradicional pero tambien el edificio/la casa o por lo menos la decoracion que no sea moderna? que no sea muy caro, nosotors hablamos Espaniol o sea que el idioma no es problema (disculpad las faltas de ortografia ya que estoy escribiendo en teclado Ingles)
Tiene que estar abierto Domingos o Lunes, para almuerzo o cena.
Se que de repente es mucho a pedir todo junto pero habiendo recibido consejos maravillosos aqui en previos viajes en Europa, tal vez alguien tenga una buena sugestion. Muchas gracias desde ya!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2016
Group of 10+ eating in Barcelona  (1 Answer)

Hello,

I am trying to organise eating arrangements for a group of 10/11 visiting Barcelona in a couple of weeks. We are staying near the Gothic Quarter and I was wondering if anyone could recommend restaurants that can accommodate this size group that I can make a reservation with beforehand ?

Thanks

Dan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2016
Barcelona Airport to Sitges  (1 Answer)

Hi all, Ill be travelling to Sitges with my partner on Sunday 04th Sept. Can you tell me what the best way to Sitges is please? Is there any interruptions to public transport on Sundays or woulld i be better off getting a taxi? Regards, Dave.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2016
Online tickets  (5 Answers)

Hello Virtual Tourists,
I bought online tickets for skipping the line because in August it is crowded everywhere in Barcelona. Does anyone know how much time I have to be there in advance if I already have tickets (it is mentionned the day and the exact entrance hour)? Someone suggested to be there one hour before the time written on the ticket, but I think 30 minutes are enough. I let only 2 hours between succesive attractions.... Can you help me with a suggestion? Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2016
Nice family spanish restaurant  (4 Answers)

Hi,we are coming to barcelona for the first time in early september,and looking for a nice centeral family spanish restaurant,which is not so expensive,does any one have a good suggestion?tnx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2016
Taxi Barcelona  (3 Answers)

Hello,
I will be in Barcelona for 2 days. I searched and I found a metro map also some information about public transportation. But I am thinking to move from Parc Guell to Sagrada Familia (3 km only) by taxi because I bought tickets online so I must be there at 11 am. I will enter in Parc Guell at 9 am so.... little time between them.
Can anyone tell me how much does it cost a taxi in Barcelona? Also maybe a few trustful taxi companies.... or any other information you think it will be useful for me.
Thank you.
Ana


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2016
Taxi Barcelona  (1 Answer)

Hello,
I will be in Barcelona for 2 days. I searched and I found a metro map also some information about public transportation. But I am thinking to move from Parc Guell to Sagrada Familia (3 km only) by taxi because I bought tickets online so I must be there at 11 am. I will enter in Parc Guell at 9 am so.... little time between them.
Can anyone tell me how much does it cost a taxi in Barcelona? Also maybe a few trustful taxi companies.... or any other information you think it will be useful for me.
Thank you.
Ana


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2016
Best beach resorts close to Barcelona  (9 Answers)

I am planning a sea holiday for June 2017 what would you suggest , warm sea, sand.. sitges, pineda de mar or best village in costa brava I would like to have a relax holiday nice beach, restaurants, cafes, shops.. holiday resorts .. Prefer a village close to Barcelona , thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2016
Taxi from City Centre to T1 BCN airport  (6 Answers)

I will be catching a 0600 hrs flight out of Barcelona which means I have to be at the airport at 0300hrs on a Sunday. Please let me know best reliable and cost effective way to get there with 2 persons & 2 pieces of luggage. Appreciate indication of extra charges and total cost approx,
Much appreciate your help !


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2016
Train travel to Santa susana  (2 Answers)

Hi we are arriving on TGV at sants, what is the best way to get to place du catalunya to get the train to Santa Susanna. Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2016
Luggage storage  (2 Answers)

Greetings. I am leaving Barcelona in a few days to walk the Camino and will return to Barcelona in a month. Does anyone know a cheap and secure place to leave a bag of clothes for a month?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2016
Spend a few days  (4 Answers)

Hello! I'm hesitating to pack my bags and to leave my country to spend a few days in Barcelona. I went there a few years ago and I really liked it but this time, I want to travel on my own, in solo. Do you think that I can find as much enjoyment as being alone that with some friends? Because during the day, I'll walk around, lay on the beach, visit some places but I'm scared to be bored in the evening for example. Thank you for your opinion !


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 11, 2016
Question about " Servise Tax" in Barcelona ( Spain)  (5 Answers)

I might be incorrect, but I have been traveled around Europe in many countries and do not recall that bills in restaurants list some additional " tax" separately. I think it is incorporated into the "Total" of the bill in Europe ( not like in the US ) If there is extra, it is specifically states : " like for example in Italy " Coperto" or "Servizio"
In Barcelona, restaurant bills came with " Service Tax" amount ( about 10%) What is this ? is this a tip added to the bill or like sales tax or ?
Locals / Experts pls clarify
Thank You :-)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 11, 2016
How far is Blanes from Barcelona  (5 Answers)

Hi,
I am looking for a house to stay near Barcelona on July, and I found this one
But it is in Blanes. Somebody knows how far is Blanes from Barcelona? Is it a nice place to spend time in summer?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2016
Accommodation recommendations for Barcelona  (4 Answers)

Hi all,
I am travelling to Barcelona for 5 nights in mid September with my partner and would like to hear some of your recommendations for Barcelona please?
I need to be close to everything (i heard la ramblas is the best location) and something clean,comfortable and reasonably priced please?
Regards,
Dave


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2016
What to pack if i am visiting Barcelona and Madrid in Mid sep 2016  (4 Answers)

What to pack if i am visiting Barcelona and Madrid in Mid sep 2016.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2016
Back from Barcelona  (3 Answers)

Got back from a trip to Barcelona. My God.. it exceeded my expectations. In addition to Architectural Heaven, it is also a Paradise for Foodies.
Thank You ALL for your recommendations & advises.
@ Belsaita, thank You for " Cinc Sentits" tip. It was fabulous
Cheers !



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