Easy Day Trips From Barcelona by Public Transport (and how to get there)

View of Girona from one of the bridges over the Onyar river, you can see the cathedral and the famous colorful houses

If you’re visiting Barcelona for longer than just a weekend, chances are you’ll want to go beyond the city limits and take a day trip. From blue flag beaches and medieval castles to extinct volcanoes and picturesque villages, there’s no shortage of awesome destinations for a quick road trip. If you don’t fancy hiring a …

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Estació de França Railway Station

Girl playing the guitar on the platform at Barcelona França train station

Barcelona França railway station (Catalan: Estaçió de França) was built in 1926 in preparation for the Barcelona International Exhibition which took place in 1929. The Noucentista style station was designed by Pedro Muguruza and Andreu Muntaner as the main terminus for trains arriving from France. Nowadays, the station has largely been superseded by Barcelona Sants …

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Understanding Barcelona’s Public Transport Zones (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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