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 Nowadays, the station has largely been superseded by Barcelona Sants …

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From the Cruise Ship Terminals to Barcelona City Centre

Early morning at the Moll Adossat pier, Barcelona cruise terminals A to D

Barcelona is Europe’s largest cruise ship port and the city receives more than two and a half million cruise ship passengers every year. Fortunately there are plenty of transport options available to get you from your ship to the city centre as quickly as possible. Which mode of transport you choose will depend on which …

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The Never Ending Tunnel at Passeig de Gracia

The dreaded tunnel at Passeig de Gracia metro station.

With eleven lines, frequent modern trains and plenty of stations Barcelona’s metro is an excellent way to move around the city. You seldom have to change lines more than once to get anywhere in Barcelona. There is however one black spot; the dreaded tunnel at Passeig de Gracia! Passeig de Gracia metro station connects 3 …

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Barcelona International Classic Bus Rally

Red Dodge bus at the International Classic Bus Rally

This year Barcelona’s fourth annual international classic bus rally took place on the 1st and 2nd of June. Around 30 classic buses were on display in Av. Reina Maria Cristina from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning. After that all but two of the classic buses drove from Barcelona to Caldes de Montbui. Not only was …

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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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