A December 2004 trip
to Barcelona by Desseree
Quote: We visited the best of Barcelona in 3 days, with 2 days on the tourist bus seeing most of the city's highlights and a day trip to Montserrat.
Attraction | "Sightseeing in Barcelona - Tourist Bus"
There are three coloured loops to follow. If time is at a premium, I would suggest leaving the green line for last.
For the best views, go to the top of the bus. However, make sure you have a thick coat, scarf, and hat on, as it can get very cold. I would also suggest sunscreen and lip balm.
The travel guide indicates what you can see at the next stop in both Spanish and English. They will usually indicate opening and closing times for that day and what vouchers you can use. I strongly suggest that if you have any questions, ask these people for assistance while you are on the bus or at the information centre.
Best stops: Park Guell (including the famous "lizard" mosaic) and Tramvia Blau (which takes you to Tibidabo; however, the tram and mini train only run on weekends and public holidays, so check this out before you purchase your tickets). Tibidabo is a cathedral and a fun park. It is also a magnificent view of Barcelona and the French Pyrenees. There is the Museum of Natural Arts (glorious view of the city and walk down to Poble Espanyol, displays of glass-blowing and ceramics, plus numerous gift shops with a typical Spanish theme). The cost and variety of these items is reasonable compared to most other places in Barcelona. There is a cable car at Teleferic de Montjuic and a cable car that goes across to the port (€9 round-trip) that is well worth the trip. You can also dip your toe into the Mediterranean Sea. The zoo was worth visiting, if only to see the performing dolphins. You should also see the Arc de Triomf (food and craft market).
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 20, 2005
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Attraction | "Sightseeing in Barcelona - Montserrat"
I loved Barcelona… the architecture, views, and food. It is not a particularly English-friendly region, but you can get by. It seems that most people in Barcelona are tourists, and mostly Spanish speaking ones. Don’t be afraid to walk in any direction and discover the unexpected.