Barcelona and Surrounds Advice
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jan 17, 2013 12:13 AM Last Post By: artico1
Jan 5, 2013 5:48 PM
Barcelona and Surrounds AdviceHI All,
Firstly, overjoyed the forum has returned. I am off to Barcelona in late March/early April after a week in the UK for a conference. Booked accommodation through habitat apartments and flights to the UK (flights to Spain going to be booked soon ) getting excited.
We (my partner and I) were planning two day trips during our 6 day stay. One was to Tarragona and Sitges with Viator. The other we were planning on going to to Girona and Figueres to see the Dali Museum. For this second trip, all of the groups that ive found who organise these day trips from Barcelona, don't seem to be starting these till April 1. We are leaving on April 2, so it limits our options somewhat. Am I missing something? Is it just low season so they dont run these tours over winter? I've looked at the museum website and there is no indication that it is closed during this period. Ive contacted three of these groups to enquire about this but no reply as yet. Just thought it was odd. Any advice appreciated.
Also, we are staying in the Born area if anyone has any restaurant recommendations in the area that would be greatly appreciated. Whether this is Tapas or not up to a budget of approx 30 euros a person excluding drinks.
Thanks in advance and welcome back to all
Jan 6, 2013 1:01 AM
1All the places mentioned can be reached by local train. See the RENFE website. Girona is an hours journey and Sitges is half an hour.
Jan 6, 2013 2:18 AM
Jan 17, 2013 12:13 AM
3As it was told by yorky it could be done by public transportation.
Barcelona- Girona- Figueres is well served by renfe, the train company in Spain. You could travel to Girona and Figueres by bus as well with Barcelona bus.
If I were you I wouldn't miss Cadaqués in Figueres area where there is Dali House in Portlligat or the astonishing landscape of the lighthouse in El far del Cap de Creus ( to reach it, you should have your own car or hitch hike the way). Everybody that hitch-hicked this short distance of 6 km has been successful.
Keep in mind that Dali Museum and dali House maybe is closed On Mondays. Check on the website.
As you have your accomodation in El Born I highly recommend you to eat in La Paradeta, fish restaurant.
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