Getting around in
Almost any kind of information about Barcelona that you may need can
be found at the web pages of the City Hall. In
particular these pages include a very useful interactive city map.
In particular, the City Hall web pages may be very useful when you want
to get some specific kind of information (for instance the address,
telephone number and opening hours of a restaurant or the web page of a
museum). However, they may be not as useful when, for instance, you just
want to get an overall idea about what you can do in Barcelona. For
this purpose, you can look, for instance, at this guide.
In Barcelona public transport consists, essentially, of a network buses
and two kinds of underground train: a "standard" metro and a train,
similar to Paris RER, that also reaches some nearby towns. For details
and useful information, including advices on the best itineraries
between any two addresses in Barcelona, you may look at the web pages of
Public Transportation in Barcelona
Tickets can be bought at metro stations and at many tobacco shops and
newspaper agents. Single tickets can also be bought from the bus
drivers. Tickets are valid for all means of transport mentioned above.
There are many kinds of tickets that you can buy (see TMB), but we advice you
to buy a T-10 card. This card is valid for ten combined journeys. A
combined journey means that, from the moment you validate your card, you
can combine different kinds of transportation during 1h15m.
Nevertheless, when you change into another kind of transport you should
again validate your card (but the card will not be marked if you are
within the 1h15m). The cost of a T-10 card is 6 euro. The cost of a
single ticket, which can only be used for a single kind of
transportation, is 1.10 euro.
In addition to visiting all the nice places and museums that are
described in the guides mentioned above, there are some other places
that you may like to visit while in Barcelona:
to do in Barcelona
- If you like the opera you may like to go to the Liceu, the
Barcelona opera theater. During ETAPS 2004 they will be playing Giuseppe
Verdi's Macbeth. You can have more information and perhaps you may buy
the tickets at the Liceu web pages.
- If you like classic music you should try to go to the Palau de la
Música. Actually, even if you don't like music too much you
should try to visit this beautiful building, designed at the begining of
the 20th century by Domenech i Montaner, one of the three great Catalan
architects of the time (together with Gaudi and Puig i Cadafalch). For
more infore information and buying the tickets you may visit the Palau web
- 2004 is the 100 anniversary of the birth of Dalí. To
celebrate this anniversary, from Feb. 21 to May 23, at the Caixaforumthere
will be a very important Dalí exhibition that you should visit.
- If you like football, perhaps you should try to go to the stadium
of the Barcelona FC. In
particular, on Sunday April 4 the Barcelona will play against the
Villarreal. You may buy tickets, for instance, at this site.