Barcelona, Spain Travel Guide

Barcelona: arrival and transport


Maximum speed
There is a speed limit of 50 km / h for vehicles throughout the city.


per mille limit There is a limit to the permitted blood alcohol level of 0.5 per mille for drivers of motor vehicles.


Aeroport Internacional El Prat (BCN)
The airport is about 12 km from the city center. Here you will find ATMs, car rental and information points as a newcomer. In addition, local trains run to Barcelona every half hour, with luggage a taxi should cost around 20 euros according to homeagerly.
Flight information: 0034- (0) 93-2983838
Email: [email protected]
08820 Barcelona
Tel.Terminal A: 934 784 704
Tel.Terminal B: 0034- (0) 93-4 780 565
Fax 0034- (0) 93- 4 784 736
Email: [email protected]


The shipping company Transmediterránea operates daily ferry connections between Barcelona and Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza from the Estació Marítima. Most of the time, the ferry crossing takes place overnight.

Local transport

General information
Changing between the individual means of transport generally requires a new ticket!

Metro and FFCC

Five metro lines (L1-5) and the FFCC called light rail vehicles of the Generalitat open up Barcelona. Single trips cost 1 euro, the day ticket “T-Día” costs 4.50 euros. The metro is often noisy and crowded, but it is quite reliable and runs from 5:00 a.m. to midnight and until 2:00 a.m. on the weekends. The fact that trains stop running so early is astonishing in a city where you don’t go out to eat before 9:30 p.m.


At first glance, the city buses form a network of lines that is confusing. The best thing to do is to get an information brochure from the transport company. Single trips also cost 1 euro on the bus.

Rack railway and cable car

A rack railway runs up Montjuic from the corner of Carrer Nou de la Rambla and Avinguda Parallel to Avinguda Miramar; in summer daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and in winter from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. A cable car (“telefric”) runs from the amusement park to Montjuc Castle; in summer daily from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., in winter on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


The taxis in Barcelona can be recognized by their black and yellow color scheme. A glowing green light on the roof signals “libre”, “free”. The prices are moderate, but you have to be careful not to charge too high a surcharge for luggage, for example. In any case, it is better to make an arrangement with the taxi driver before starting the journey. Taxi reservations can be made by calling 0034- (0) 93-2250000 or 0034- (0) 93-3033033.

Barcelona, Spain Travel Guide

Barcelona: Recommended excursions

Mont Tibidabo
The mountain is located in the northwest of the city. In good weather, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Barcelona, ​​the Mediterranean, Montserrat and the Pyrenees from here, and there is an old-fashioned amusement park at the top of the mountain. A cable car goes up from the Peu de Funicular.


A cable car in Aeri de Montserrat also travels to the top of the pilgrimage site of Montserrat. The monastery has a museum with paintings by El Greco, Careaveggio and Picasso. Caves and Klausen can be visited on mountain hikes.

Figueres – Teatre-Museu Dalí

The surrealist museum of the eccentric artist Salvador Dalí is located in Figueres, about 145 km northeast of Barcelona.
It was built by Dalí himself in the former city theater while he was still alive.
Tel. 0034- (0) 97-2677500
Daily from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.


Sitges is a popular seaside resort with an attractive old town and beautiful beaches. The city can be reached in 40 minutes by train.

The ecosystem at the Delta del Llobregat allows visitors to observe many species of birds all year round.
There are guided hikes and your exhibition in the culture house of El Prat (Casa Municipal de Cultura, Plaza Pau Casals).
Tel. 0034- (0) 93-3709002

Port Aventura

The most famous, largest and most expensive amusement park in Spain offers over 60 shows every day. There are also many shops and artisans to watch as their products are made. The park is divided into five themed areas: Mediterranean port, Polynesian village, Chinese fishing port with an imperial palace, Mexico during the Mayan times and the Wild West Fort. The park can be reached from Barcelona by car or train.

Barcelona: markets, events, festivals


The culinary offer on the markets is by no means the same in all of Spain. In Catalonia, the “cazuela” (casserole, stew pot) is a specialty. Other typical foods are cheese, “butifarra” (sausages) and regional sauces. The most famous sauce is “ali-oli” made from garlic and olive oil. Due to Barcelona’s seafront location, there are also excellent fish dishes and seafood.

A market is defined differently in Barcelona than the term might suggest: a few market stalls are not set up somewhere once or twice a week, but there are market halls in which the market takes place all week long. The most famous and also the most beautiful is the hall of the Mercat La Boquería on the Ramblas. The building is beautifully decorated on the outside, the inside is bustling with activity and there are stalls of all kinds. The visit is a wonderful experience for both tourists and locals. The market hall of the Mercat des Born (in the old town to the east of the Santa María del Mar church) is being converted into a library; nevertheless it is clearly a sight.