Tag Archives: Placa de Catalunya

MM 2-46: Barcelona Metro

One day during our visit to Barcelona last Fall we walked to the Metro Station below Placa de Catalunya to take the L7 to Tibidabo. We only had to wait a few minutes for our train which was enough time … Continue reading

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The Black Bus to Montserrat

“The bus stops right across the street,” the Tourist Information receptionist told me. “And it leaves promptly at 8:30 so get there by at least 8:15. And don’t forget it’s a black bus.” I memorized everything she said, including the … Continue reading

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Getting to Montserrat

There are three ways of getting from Barcelona to Montserrat, Catalonia’s most sacred mountain and Spain’s first national park. You can rent a car and drive northwest for about 60 km; you can take the R5 train (toward Manresa) from … Continue reading

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Barcelona’s Barri Gotic

On our Day # 3 in Barcelona we went on our second Rick Steves walk. This time we explored Old Barcelona, better known as the Barri Gotic (Gothic District). All of Rick’s walks start at the Placa de Catalunya and … Continue reading

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Our Bus Tour of Barcelona — Part Two (the Red Route)

After our stroll down La Rambla on our second day in Barcelona we hopped on the hop on / hop off sightseeing bus to continue our sightseeing tour of Barcelona (see here for my posting on our Blue Route tour). … Continue reading

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Our Bus Tour of Barcelona — Part One (The Blue Route)

On our second day in Barcelona we decided on two sightseeing bus tours: the Bus Turistic Blue Route tour in the morning and their Red Route tour in the afternoon. In between the tours we had lunch at a nice … Continue reading

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An Early Morning in Barcelona

We retired early on our first evening in Barcelona and then awakened around 5am the next day. We were famished! So we exited our hotel and soon discovered that we had two problems: (1) It was not yet Dawn and … Continue reading

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The Heart of Barcelona

It’s called The Placa de Catalunya (Spanish: Plaza de Cataluna; English: Catalonia Square) and we just had to choose a hotel that was within walking distance of this square. We stayed in Barcelona for a total of seven days and … Continue reading

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