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Know Before You Go
- Not all the shops and restaurants are open on a Sunday. It's a good idea to make sure you've stocked up on food and to double check if a place is open before you make your way across the city.
- You don't need to tip. But if you feel that the service you received was exceptional, you can leave behind a few coins.
- The bread at restaurants is not free. If you eat the rolls your waiter puts on the table, it will be added to your bill.
- Connect to the free public WiFi. There are hotspots throughout the city to help you get online if you need to send an email or download a map.
- Check the date before you visit one of Barcelona's museums. Most offer free entry once a month or every Sunday between 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Plan your meals according to Barcelona time. The city usually only breaks for lunch around 2:30 p.m. and dinner is later in the evening, usually around 8:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m.
Getting Around Barcelona
Hire a bicycle. It's one of the best ways to explore the city at your own pace, and there are over 400 stations across the city for you to pick up and drop off your bike.
Use the metro to get around the city quickly. A single journey costs only EUR 2.15 and the trains run Sunday to Thursday from 5:00 a.m. to midnight and Friday to Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Hop on board one of the public buses. The city has an extensive network that consists of more than 100 buses and 80 routes. Fares start at EUR 2.15, and there is also a night service that operates between 10:40 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Hail a taxi. Barcelona has a fleet of 11,000 cabs to help you get to your next destination. The base rate begins at EUR 2 and goes up by EUR 1 for each additional kilometre.
When is The Best Time to Visit Barcelona?
The best time to visit Barcelona is during its shoulder season between May and June. The temperatures are warming up, and there are plenty of music festivals to attend. You'll also beat the summer crowds and still find reasonable airfare and hotel deals.
The summer months of July to August are the city's high season. European travellers flock to Barcelona for the mid-year break, driving up prices for accommodation, tours and flights. Expect longer lines outside attractions and the best hotels to fill up fast.
Another seasonal lull is during September and October. As the summer crowds leave the city, prices will start to drop, and you'll have an easier time finding deals.
For budget travellers, the cheapest time of year to visit Barcelona is during winter. From January to February, the colder temperatures keep the crowds away, and you won't have to worry about long lines outside the Sagrada Familia or Parc Guell.
Airports in Barcelona
There are three airports in Barcelona. Choosing the best one to fly into all depends on your budget, where you want to stay and how much time you have in the city.
Barcelona–El Prat Airport
El Prat is the city's main airport. It's the second largest in the country and is located 12 km from Barcelona's city centre. The airport is a hub for budget airline Ryanair as well as EasyJet and Vueling.
If you take a taxi from El Prat into the city, it will cost around EUR 25, and you'll have to pay a supplement of EUR 3.10.
Public transportation options from the airport include the RENFE train for EUR 3 and the Aerobus express service for EUR 5.
Girona-Costa Brava Airport
Girona-Costa Airport is serviced by budget airlines. Flights are cheaper, but you'll have a longer journey time into the city as the airport is 91 km from Barcelona.
To get to the city, hop on board one of the local buses. A round trip will cost EUR 21 and take 1hr 15min. There is also a train service, and you have the option to rent a car.
Another budget-friendly option is Reus Airport. Located 75 km from Barcelona, the airport is also a base for RyanAir and offers lower flight prices.
To get into Barcelona, you can take the bus with a company called Hispano Igualadina. Fares cost EUR 23, and it will take around 90 minutes to reach the city centre.
You can also rent a car, but it's not recommended if you're travelling on a tight budget.