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Preparing your trip to Barcelona: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Casa Mila  - Barcelona 1. Travelers are advised to be especially careful and keep valuables away from prying eyes. Despite the fact that Barcelona is quite a safe city, you should not tempt fate and leave bags and clothes. If you lose valuable items, you should contact the police to get insurance.
2. Tourists will find much interesting in «Guia del Ocio» newspaper as it throws the light on the upcoming cultural events and excursions. You can buy it in any newsagent.
3. Since dinners are rather late in Barcelona, you should not go to restaurants earlier than 9 pm. Many restaurants and cafes have already adjusted their working hours to the European mode, but some restaurants still offer the evening menu at nightfall.
4. When you visit cafes and restaurants, do not take the first free table; the waiter will show you the right place. Tips usually estimate 5 - 10% of the total order and are a must in dining facilities of any level.
5. The majority of public places have a ban on smoking except for some bars and nightclubs. Nevertheless, all major restaurants and shopping centers surely have some special areas for smoking. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Those tourists, who expect to spend a lot of time in trips, should definitely buy a pass for the tour bus, which runs through the city starting from the early morning and up to late evening. The cost of the pass is around 16 euros and it is valid one day.
7. Subway is another convenient way to travel around the city. The price of a trip is around 1 euro.
Barcelona attracts a huge number of fans of outdoor activities. Here travelers can try most original and unforgettable entertainments. The coastal zone is simply perfect for water sports. … Open
8. Olimpia RentCar is one of the best offices to rent a car. This organization offers most competitive prices.
9. Currency is better to be exchanged in banks or special exchange offices. We should note that not all exchange offices charge a fee, so one can easily exchange money at a favorable rate and with no extra expenses in the city.
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What to visit being in Barcelona - unique sights

Sagrada Familia

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
Since the beginning of construction, the founding idea was to erect the magnificent building solely at expenses of parishioners. This explains the fact that the construction of the temple has been going on for over a century. The edifice is notable for its amazing appearance. However, both facade and interior are unique. It's very difficult to find a straight line in decoration. Antonio Gaudi used complex geometric shapes, which made the interior and appearance of the temple special. … Read further

Vila De Gracia

From the series “Top 13 most fantastic and colorful streets and quarters”
Gracia Quarter is famous for its colorful atmosphere. There are many historical monuments. The best Spanish restaurants and unusual cultural institutions can be found right there. The picturesque quarter has its own special holiday. First, it was celebrated in the first half of the 19th century. Initially, quarter residents decorated their homes with all materials at hand. After some time, locals began decorating the main street of the quarter too. The modern holiday is sure to please those who like the urban style in art. … Read further

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Travelling to Barcelona - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Barcelona. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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