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8 Tips to travel to Barcelona Zero Limits ( FRIST PART )

I’m Julian, full time Wheelchair User from Barcelona and I want to share some tips for helping you to enjoy your travel to Barcelona.

 

1  How can I get to the city form the Airport?

 

From the airport to downtown, you can easily get public transport without needing to take the shuttle airpot or taxi. With the 46 bus that leaves from Terminal 1 and at Terminal 2 you will reach “Plaça Espanya” in 20 minutes and from there you can move around the city quickly. Another alternative is the train from Terminal 2 and goes directly to Plaza Catalunya, the center of the city, and then we can visit Barcleona.

 

2.  How can I move around the city?

 Barcelona has an extensive metro and bus network that will take you to every corner of the city. A metro or bus ticket costs 2.15€ per trip, but the Barcelona Metropolitan Transportation (TMB) service offers discount travel cards. Travel cards can be purchased from metro ticket booths or Tourist Information offices.

 

Most of the buses od the bus network are wheelchair accessible. However the metro is a quicker way to move from around the city. Most of the stations are wheelchair friendly, however we recommend you to get a metro map with the accessible stations information. You can download a the map from the following link:

http://www.tmb.cat/ca/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=c8996f6c-8ad5-4d21-b59b-faf9fceebd80&groupId=10168

 

3. When is the best time of the year to visit Barcelona?

 The best time to visit Barcelona is the month of November, after the all saints bankholiday and before the end of the month. This is the time of year when there are fewer tourists (be realistic, there are always many tourists in Barcelona, do not expect to be the only one!)

 The prices of the hotels in Barcelona are usually cheaper than during the rest of the year. Moreover you will find less long queues!

 

4.   Where to eat?

 Avoid eating in crowded tourist areas, especially in the Ramblas, where everything is much more expensive. Just move a little to find much better prices especially for drinks. Neighborhoods like Gracia and Borne offer alternatives with a much better price / quality deal than Las Ramblas or Plaza Catalunya.

 

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