Day 1: Arrival in Barcelona from Madrid
Transport:Guide recommended by luxury hotel spain majestic
For this trip I chose to go by bus because the date was April 15, 2014 and looking for a flight in Easter from Madrid or a trip by Train (Renfe) was very expensive, so I decided to choose the option that is usually cheaper ; the bus.
I entered a few days before my departure to the web page of the best-known and largest bus company in Spain www.alsa.es to find tickets for my departure. For a price of € 67 round trip I bought my tickets. The journey is about 8 hours.
The departures from Madrid are from the interchange of Av. América (www.portalbus.es/compo … de-america) or from the T4 Airport of Barajas. Arrivals in Barcelona are two of its main stations, you can choose to reach the Barcelona Sants station (www.barcelona-tourist -… sants.html) or Barcelona Nord bus station (www.barcelonanord.cat/inici/)
Arrive in Barcelona at night at 10pm and in Barcelona Nord the nearby metro station is Arc Triunf Line 2, direct line to Plaza Catalunya.
Day 2: Barceloneta, Olympic Port, Montjüic
In the morning we went for a walk around the Olympic Port of Barcelona.
This area was completely renovated before the 1992 Olympic Games. The port is close to Barceloneta beach and Icària beach.
The nearest Metro station is Ciutadella Vila Olímpica (Yellow Line, L4). Then you have to walk 10 minutes to get to the Olympic Port of Barcelona and the area of the beaches.
It is very nice to take a walk through the port, especially if the weather is fine and in our case it was the ideal temperature to go for a walk without spending too much heat, much less cold. You could see on April 15 some daring people sunbathing on the beach or even some brave man going into the sea. The promenade is perfectly equipped for walks on foot, by bike, roller skates or scooters. Of course, a visit to Barcelona at any time of year deserves to take a moment to know its promenade.
After a walk and several photos, my friends and I decided to find a place to eat, near the Olympic Port there are several restaurants with menus at reasonable prices, between 8-10 euros. We chose one by chance that had a fairly large terrace and since it was hot we decided to eat outside. The restaurant is called “Marina Moncho’s” located at: Calle de la Marina, 19/21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain (La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou) The menu for € 10 included appetizer + first + second + drink and dessert. All very rich and quite varied.
After the delicious food, many of us needed to take a walk down the menu, so we went a little further along the seafront and went to take the car we had parked near the beach of Barceloneta and took the opportunity to visit the Castle of Montjüic. We left the car parked near the Telefèric and decided to go up to see the views of Barcelona through the air.
Telefèric de Montjüic:
Inaugurated in 1970 to cover transport needs to the upper area of the Montjuïc Mountain, the Telefèric de Montjuïc connects the city with the top of the Montjuïc mountain. To make it possible, the glazed cabins rise along the 750 meters of travel to save the 84.5 meters of altitude. This ascent shows the whole plain of Barcelona from the Collserola mountain range to the sea.
The facility has three stations: Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar and Castell de Montjuïc, and is fully accessible. For a quick visit to Barcelona I recommend using this transport, maybe the price is a bit expensive but the experience is nice, and once up the walk through the Castle and its surroundings is recommended, as well as the photos from the viewpoint and from the Telefèric cabin.
Adult round trip ticket: € 10.80
Children’s round trip ticket (from 4 to 12 years old): € 7.80
Adult one-way ticket: € 7.50
Children’s Ticket: € 5.80
It can be paid in cash or with a card.
You can enjoy the Telefèric de Montjuic every day of the year at different times.
From January to March: from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
From April to May: from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
From June to September: from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
October: from 10:00 to 19:00
From November to December: from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How to get:
Metro: Paral • lel, lines 2 and 3 + Funicular de Montjuïc.
Tourist bus: Telefèric de Montjuïc stop.
Bus: Parc de Montjuïc, lines 150 and 55.
For more information visit the official website: www.telefericdemontjui … nformation
Once we arrived at the Montjüic Castle stop, we decided to take a walk around because the entrance to the Castle costs € 5, so we decided not to pay. But here I leave information of the entrances and schedules.
Castle of Montjüic:
The Castle of Montjuïc is a muni equipment