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’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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What to Wear in Barcelona in March

Pidgeons and tourists in Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona

As March draws to a close we take a look back at the month’s weather and more importantly, at what we’ve been wearing. March sees the transition from winter to spring and the changeable weather normally reflects this. This year has been no exception. The first of March was sunny with maximum temperatures of around …

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