I Arrived in Barcelona, Spain by plane from the U.K which was a short 1 hour and 55 minute flight and I spent the next 3 days with great company and having my best city break.

Barcelona is very famous for its un-build “la Sagrada Família”, a large Roman Catholic church which has taken over 130 years to build to its current glory and is suspected to be finished in 2028. And of course, it’s great football club!.

Barcelona’s city is full of big architectural buildings, sculptures and small pretty beaches.

Hotels are a very reasonable price in Barcelona as was everything else in Barcelona.

Barcelona is a city that has a lot to offer from exciting museums to great nightlife as well as streets packed full of tapas bars to stunning beaches and harbour scenes.

The food is a very good price, you should expect to find lots of fresh fish, paella and pasta dishes as well as plenty of tapas.

Barcelona certainly has enough to keep you entertained for a few of days and more if you include some beach time.

Barcelona beach

I found Barcelona had plenty to offer and this really has to be one of my favourite city’s that I have visited.

Barcelona is not just “the best of both worlds” as the saying goes, but the best of at least five, It has a great beach scene to relax and catch the sun life, it has a great city full of architectural buildings to explore, as well a romantic scene to be enjoyed with a loved one whilst tucking into some tapas.

It also has the football scene as well as the famous Montjuïc circuit for any F1 lovers and so much more, so as you can see this really is a city that is “the best of all words”

I loved the fact that I could be in the city viewing an incredible building and then 10 steps later I found myself relaxing on the beach.

This could be the reason I found this to be my best city or it could be because it’s the first city that I have had fantastic company that I got to share every moment with, either way, I owe this incredible time not just to Barcelona but also to the best company Emily, that shared my excitement in exploring a great city.

Getting from  airport to city centre Barcelona

Barcelona Airport is approximately 15 km from the city centre.

The easiest way from Barcelona airport to Barcelona city centre is to take a free bus to terminal 2 and catch the RENFE train which takes 25 minutes and leaves every 30 minutes and a single ticket cost 4.10 euros (£3.20).

Metro L9 also runs from both terminals into the city, but to get to the city centre you would be required to change lines depending on your final destination and a single ticket costs 4.50 euros (£3.50).

Aerobus just outside each terminal can take you from Barcelona airport to Barcelona city centre in around 30 minutes for 6 euros (£4.70) (single) and 11 euros (£8.70) (return).

A taxi will take your from Barcelona airport to the city centre for around 30 euros (£24) and will take around 30 minutes.

Travelling Around Barcelona

For travel within the city, I would suggest to just walk. However, there are trams, buses and metro lines.

You can buy tickets from ticket machines, some supermarkets and tourist information points.

A single ticket cost’s 5 euros (£4)

A 3- day ticket cost’s 20 euros (£16)

A 4- day ticket cost’s 26 euros (£20)

A 5- day ticket cost 32 euros (£25)

Travel is free with the Barcelona card as below.

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It is as simple as booking online, printing your voucher and then exchanging it at the airport information point.

Spain’s, Barcelona Card

A Barcelona Card gives you free travel on all pubic transport, Free admission to 23 different attractions, discounts to museums, culture venues, leisure attractions, night- time venues, entertainment, shops, restaurants and other services.

3- day: 40.50 euros (£32)

4- day: 49.50 euros (£39)

5- day: 54 euros (£43)

If you’re in Barcelona for a few days I really would recommend getting the Barcelona card as each attraction itself can cost around 10 euros (£8), around 4 attractions at a discounted price and you’ve saved.

For nightlife in Barcelona

Barcelona has great nightlife with good bar crawls, There is nightlife in the centre of Barcelona as well as down by the harbour.

Accommodation, Eating and Drinking in Barcelona, Spain

Hotels and hostels budget for every price range with:

Hostel’s in the centre of Barcelona can be found for around 15 euros (£12) per person.

3- star hotels with 2 sharing a double room with breakfast can be found from around 50 euros (£40).

4- star hotels with 2 sharing a double room with breakfast and spa facilities can be found for around 80 euros (£63).


If you’d rather, you could find a 5- star hotel for 482 euros (£380).
Restaurants are all over Barcelona from the harbour, beach to the centre of the city and are not too expensive.

If you were looking for a 3- course meal in a mid- range restaurant you could expect to pay 26 euros (£20) and a beer for 3 euros (£2.50).

If you were looking for a single course meal in an inexpensive restaurant you could expect to pay 10 euros (£8).

Museums worth a visit in Barcelona

A lot of museums are free or discounted with the Barcelona card, so if you plan to see a lot of museums and sights it’s worth getting the card

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, abbreviated as MNAC, is the national museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona.

The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art is situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval, Ciutat Vella.

The Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum opened in 2007 at the Olympic Ring in Barcelona.

CaixaForum Barcelona is an art gallery in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It is sponsored by Barcelona bank “la Caixa”, and opened in 2002 in a former factory. CaixaForum is located in the Montjuïc area, on Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia.

Things to do and must see in Barcelona

So many bikes to hire, but a must is “Steel Donkey Bike Tours”

The Columbus Monument is a 60 m tall monument to Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was constructed for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona in honour to Columbus first voyage to the Americas. (Make sure you go up)

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí.

Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress, with roots dating back from 1640, currently serving as a Barcelona municipal facility, built on top of Montjuïc hill in Barcelona.

Free things to do Whilst in Barcelona, Spain

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a fountain located at the head of Avinguda Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighbourhood of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The fountain really is a magical experince at night but check times online.

Take a stroll in Montjuïc park hills.

The Arc de Triomf or Arco de Triunfo in Spain is an arch in the manner of a memorial or triumphal arch in Barcelona. It was built as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.

The Torre Agbar is a 38- story skyscraper / tower located between Avinguda Diagonal and Carrer Badajoz, near Plaça de Les Glòries Catalanes, which marks the gateway to the new technological district of Les Glòries Catalanes, which marks the gateway to the new technological district of Barcelona.

Enjoy the day at the beach.

Also plenty of churches and cathedrals to pop in, however, a few have an admission fee.