Altaïr – Barcelona’s Travellers Bookshop

Photo of the Altaïr travellers bookshop barcelona on Gran Via with a masked pink elephant in the foreground

Whether you’re part way through a round the world trip, on a gap year or just need a hiking guide for one of the many Spanish National Parks, you’ll be glad you found the Altaïr travellers bookshop in central Barcelona. Nowadays you can find lots of information online in travel blogs or specialist websites. But there’s …

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Barcelona’s Public Transport Zones Explained (Updated 2020)

Two maps of Barcelona’s public transport zones.

Fares on Barcelona’s public transport network are based on zones, much as they are in London. Unlike London, the entire city of Barcelona and some adjoining towns are within Zone 1. Zones 2 to 6 cover surrounding towns and cities which are also included in the integrated fare system. Different maps, different zones One thing …

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How To Use Google Maps Without Paying Roaming Charges

How To Use Google Maps Without Paying Roaming Charges

Smartphones are great and one of the most useful Apps for travellers is Google Maps. If you haven’t used it yet I suggest you download it now from the Play Store and check it out. The only downside used to be that when you went abroad you got charged expensive roaming fees. Luckily last year …

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