Barcelona.

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    We've never visited it, should on the way back from Marjal ?

    Is the parking/aire near the Olympic area good/safe ?

    I'd like to see some of Gaudi's work.
     
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    Hiya, considering Bob and I do not like cities, we did enjoy our visit to Barcelona. We went in on the train and took the bus tour (great for getting a feel for the place and a good look at the architecture) and took a walk down Las Ramblas. Would visit the Gaudi village if we returned. Keep an firm grip on your valuables :Rofl1: and as forthe aire, they charge well for it as for if it is safe I have no idea. We would probably park (camp) away from Barcelona and catch a train in again if we did not have Izzy (no dogs on trains). Hope that helps, Jane :Smile:
     
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    dead right camp on site near a rail station..and barca has more pick pockets than the whole of spain ?????? dont take anything you dont need on you ,,
    but its a great place to go you must visit
    the zoo and gaudis church,, there are two round barca busses one goes one way one goes the other on tours.you used to be able to park with m/h at the footie ground :thumb:
     
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    Barcelona fantastic been several times always had a great time never been robbed , but just be as careful as if you were in any large city . We used the ACSI card at http://www.camping3estrellas.net/ then caught the bus in from outside campsite I think it was around 2euros return , and the bus drops you off at the start of the Ramblas far more enjoyable I think :thumb:
     
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    We went 3 years ago parked in Air / carpark has fences round and security on gates hook ups bit lottery, toilets / showers dirty 25eruos night tour bus goes from up road and you can get on and off when you want 2 different routes included in price 30 ish euros per day think you can get longer tickets better buy.Barcelona great lots to see.enjoy
     
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    Stayed there during the summer for 2 nights, Bus stops right outside, Supermarket within walking distance, perfect for a stop for sight seeing in barca, wouldn't hesitate to go back, felt very safe, 30euro a night.
     
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    I'm very surprised that a well traveled man like you has never been to Barca. Its a fantastic city with loads to see.

    The open top buses around the city are great, you can get on and off all day.

    The area around the Olympic stadium is fairly quiet but I don't know anything about the Aire.

    It gets very hot during the day time in the city which can make it hard work but worth it.

    If you wander down Les Rambles, keep your hand on your wallet.

    Jim
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    Barcelona is well worth a visit.

    Lots of Gaudi architecture and not forgetting Parc Guell designed by Gaudi along with the structures in the grounds.
    Sagrada Familia
    Picasso Museum
    Cable car ride from the Montjuic area down to the Barceloneta beach
    Placa de Catalunya - apart from the place itself, Brian, lots of bikes park here.

    If your wife carries a handbag, she should carry it over her shoulder to the front. If you and she visit a pavement cafe/restaurant don't leave the bag on the floor by her legs.

    Use the tourist buses to get around the top sites.

    The Barcelona city have a good site for info. Here
     
  10. MikeandCarolyn

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    We spent 3 days there,doing the Gaudi thing-probably going there again after Marjal.
    Talk to you about it in Marjal :BigGrin:
    Mike.
     
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    Our plan was to stop further out of Barcelona and then train in, so picked Blanes to the north. We knew the coastal rail line would be interesting, the cost was peanuts. We went in twice.

    Fortunate enough for there to be a game at the Noucamp, it was a wonderous. No tickets available but there were loads of touts and we had amazing seats belonging to season ticket holders (long story).
    The bar across the road from the stadium after the match was a true life experience, smashing people to be with.

    Overall a fabulous city living up to it's reputation in all respects.

    We found that just being a little savvy and haven't almost nothing with us except for the basics, we felt quite happy going all over and around Barcelona. So leave your most valuable possessions (MH etc) somewhere safe, and go to Barcelona without any fear, just a little awareness.
     
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    We regularly catch the train from Santa Suzanna and have never had a problem with our dogs on the train! People get on with bikes, and all sorts, so a small dog on my knee has never raised an eyebrow. We have showed our tickets to the conductor, who was much more interested in the many people who did not buy a ticket.
     
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    We always stay at camping Bon Repos in Santa suzanna north of Barcelona. Campsite right on the beach with free wifi. Trains station is virtually next door and costs about 8 euro return.
    On way to Marjal, currently just arrived in Benidorm today..
    See ya there :thumb:
     
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    Women should not carry a handbag........go very light take very little.Beware of being close to other people.
    Watch out for diversionary tactics of any kind. Money belts..or wallets that are fixed to a belt loop via a cord are good..never in a back pocket.

    In Barcelona you are up against some of the best international pickpockets....they are the preditors and you are the potential victim.

    barry:Smile:
     
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    best not to wear any clothes do the naturist thing try and hide your money up your arse. on thinking about it go to afghanistan.:Smile:much safer.
     
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    Thanks for that :Smile: we were going on what we had heard. Shows we should have just tested the rules. I suppose, if challenged, we could have said she is an an assistance dog :BigGrin: Jane :thumb:
     
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    Thank you for this, we were looking for something nearer than Vilanova Park which we had to get a bus and train this looks just perfect.
    Any one going for the first time I would say don't eat until you have been into the amazing market down the Ramblas, we had eaten and was so disappointed we could not eat in there, this time its on the to do list. Well worth taking the city hop on and off bus.
     
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    I can guarantee hilldweller will not be pickpocketed in Barcelona. I know this because he has read the Motorhome Security Handbook :BigGrin:
     
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    20p pieces are all right but the CC makes your eyes water.
     
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