Travelling - Entertainment - Shopping
There are many different
kinds of transport in Barcelona. Let us see...
A visitor can travel in the city by metro or underground railway, by
bus, by train, by tram,
funicular railway or cable car.
The metro is fast and comfortable (you can find a metro
map on the last page of this guide).
trains and buses are air conditioned. In the summer, visitors can
cheap combined tickets.
Some years ago, there were many trams in the city. Now there is only one tram, Tramvia Blau. Children love going to Tibidabo Mountain on this tram. A funicular train
takes you up the
The black and yellow
taxis are very popular in Barcelona. But the roads are very busy
and taxi drivers have to go slowly and so
taxi journeys are
expensive. However, taxi drivers are friendly and helpful to
You can go and see the
lighthouse in the
harbour. Special boats
(The Swallows) take you from Porto de la Pau to the lighthouse.
Visitors to Barcelona will always find many things to do. You can
visit places of historical and architectural interest.
You can also visit places
Young people, for example,
like to spend time in the
funfair parks of Montjuïc
and Tibidabo. From these mountains you can see a beautiful view of
In the evening, people watch the show of the Fonts
de Montjuic. This is a wonderful show of water, music and
lights and colour.
For a day out, go to the Parc de la Cuitadella and the Zoo. Or go to the long beach of La
Barceloneta. You can go by train to the popular beaches of Castelldefels
and Sitges in the south. Or drive to the north and
spend a day in the Costa
Night-life in Barcelona is exciting. There are many
music-halls in the city. Examples are the popular El Molino
in Avinguda del Paral-lel or the sophisticated Belle
Epoque. Dance at La
Paloma, a traditional
ballroom, or at Studio 54, a disco, in
the modern district.
Ask local people about popular nightclubs, bars and
restaurants. There are new bars and discos opening all the time.
Lovers of classical music go to the Palau
de la Música or El Liceu,
where you can make very interesting guided visits of the most
representative areas of the Liceu: the Hall,
of Mirrors and the
Lovers of the theatre go to the Poliorama
and the Romea. Barcelona
also has many cinemas.
a great many excellent restaurants and cafés. You
can go to a very simple tasca
or to the most expensive restaurant. You will enjoy everyday
cooking in tascas. You can eat very good international cuisine in
the expensive restaurants. A tasca is a warm,
friendly and noisy
place. Try the delicious tapas. These are hot or cold snacks served on small dishes. You can
drink wine or beer with your tapas and enjoy
There are many
seafood restaurants in Barceloneta, across
Shopping in Barcelona is very exciting. You will
find traditional shops and modern boutiques. You can spend time in
antique shops, big department stores and shopping centres.
The Gothic Quarter is full of beautiful, small shops. They sell
porcelain, glass and many other things. Around the Cathedral, in
Carrer de la Palla and Carrer de Banys Nous, there are
You will also find antique shops in the Eixample and in the modern
In Plaça de Catalunya there are big department stores.
Young people prefer to shop in Passeig de Gràcia and
Local people and tourists like going to the
sells books and
in Plaça Reial
stamps and coins. On Thursdays, there is
an antiques market in Plaça Nova.
Enjoy the lively and colourful
food markets. The main markets are Mercat
de la Boqueria, Mercat de Santa Catarina, and Mercat
de Sant Antoni.
Here you can buy seafood, meat, fresh fruit,
all kinds of vegetables and
dried fruit and nuts.
Knowing that this is a tourist
merchants take special care to arrange their
Barcelona has many important fairs from January to December.
fairs take place at Montjuïc, for example, the Boat Show, the
Fashion Show and the International Trade Fair.
Other popular exhibitions are the Fira
de Santa Llúcia in December, the Fira
dels Antiquaris, and the Fira
del Llibre on St George's Day.
Ramón Ribé, Neus Serra, Núria Vidal (Heinemann)
cheap combined tickets:
pasajes mixtos económicos
takes you up:
te sube hasta
los viajes en taxi
parques de entretenimientos
for a day out:
para un día de excursión
ballroom: salón de baile
The Room of Mirrors: El Salón de los Espejos
The Foyer: La Recepción
a great many:
friendly and noisy:
amistoso y ruidoso
conversación en voz alta
restoranes de mariscos
mercados al aire libre
discos de vinilo
stamps and coins:
estampillas y monedas
dried fruit and nuts:
frutos disecados y frutos secos
many fairs take place:
muchas ferias tienen lugar
MAS "DESCARGAS - GUIAS DE VIAJE"