From Morocco to Barcelona , it was quite a change ,in every sense. Morocco was quiet , with less people and very rural. Barcelona had its beach, its mountains, its amazing architecture,plenty of people and the whole cosmo vibe of the city was very electric and energizing. With great architecture, historic sites and a vibrant culture, Barcelona is a traveler’s dream. Spain’s second largest city may be a little too cosmopolitan to many but to people like me , Barcelona was a dream destination with a fantastic art and gastronomy scene. For once I was feeling, I wish I lived here with a little sangria pool in my backyard ;) . Now as travelers you know that we do not have the luxury to spend weeks at one place , but a little planning can come really handy in a place like Barcelona where there are just too many things to see. So here is Barcelona – A Complete Travel guide ,that will help you plan everything . :)
How To Reach :
Land , air and maritime routes allow anyone to reach the city from anywhere. No wonder Barcelona is the most visited city in the world. Here is my order of preference to reach Barcelona by different modes.
By Air : El Prat (BCN) is the main Barcelona airport. It is about 15 km south-west of the Barcelona city centre (Plaça Catalunya). From the airport you can get to the city by bus, train or taxi . The best way to reach the city’s downtown is by Aerobus Express shuttle (A1 and A2) , connecting the airport to the Plaza Cataluna square and costs around 6Euro. The other option to reach to the downtown is by Taxi which will cost you around 25- 30 Euro.
By Train : Close to Plaza Espana is the main train station of Barcelona known as Barcelona Sants Train Station. It is the primary train station for national and international arrivals and departures. Ave is the high-speed train connects Spain with other Spanish cities like Madrid, Zaragoza, Málaga, Valencia and Sevilla, and also with French cities such as Paris, Lyon, Toulouse and Marseille. For trains , sooner you book better deal you get.
By Road : If you want to travel by car, Barcelona offers an excellent arrangement of freeways and highways that connect the city with the rest of Spain and France. You can land in Madrid and then rent a car and travel to Barcelona whilst enjoying the scenic beauty.
By Boat : Located right next to Mediterranean sea , Barcelona is often flocked by many cruise liners. Cities like Mallorca, Ibiza or Menorca have daily cruisers arriving and even though the trip can be rather long, this is still an ideal choice for those visiting from the Balearic Islands who want to have their own car available while vacationing.