viernes, 1 de octubre de 2010

Visit Barcelona

Hoy le tuve que hacer un pequeño resumen a un conocido de USA que vendrá a Barcelona proximamente. Aprovechando el resumen, pues abro este post por si alguién puede dar más ideas o simplemente le puede ir bien tenerlo, como referencia. Está en "ingles", así que hay lo dejo.

I could suggest different places about Barcelona. I think that are special and they have different prices. First of all, I suggest to you walk. Because BCN it’s a city to walk.

Touristy places in BCN:
- You have to go to The Sagrada Familia, Parque Güell, La Pedrera,Casa Batlló (all this places had been built by Gaudi)
- You have to walk for The Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia. In the middle you will find Plaza Catalunya. Near the Ramblas you can visit Plaza Real and Plaza Sant Jaume. This zone is “Barrio Gótico”. I recommend you to be careful in this area with thieves.

- You could walk in front the Mediterranean sea, because we have a big area to walk. It’s from the Hotel Vela to Vila Olímpica.
- If you are a holligan football, it’s important to visit the Camp Nou and the Museum. It’s a pity! But the 17th it has a football match (Barça – Valencia) but I can imagine that you’ll leave before.
- Also you have to go to Montjuic and Tibidabo. They’re a little mountains in BCN. In Montjuic you have a park to walking. In the Tibidabo you have a little enterteiment park, but If you want to visit one of this, it’s prefer visiting Port Aventura (By Universal) in Tarragona (100 km from BCN).

- How you are one week, if you can visit Montserrat, a special mountain with a important church (45km from BCN).
- If you have a car, can you go to visit Costa Brava, in the north of BCN (150km). There are the best beaches in Catalonia, with a mix beach and mountain. And you can eat a special paella.

- You can visit the Zoo, if you have children. Also you can walk in the Ciudadella Park.
- Another areas to visit: Diagonal, new neighborhood 22@, Forum, Rambla de Catalunya, Catedral de Barcelona, Santa Maria del Mar (Born), Torre Agbar, Museum Picasso, Plaça del Pi, Portaferrisa, Portal de l’Angel, MACBA, Aquarurium and Maremagnum, etc.

Taxi is fastest than others but it’s expensive.Bus Turistic Oficial, it a bus for tourist people. You can visit the tourist places and use the bus all the day. In links you can find more information.
Another different transports: Bicing, rent a moto, go car, bus
Metro: easier and cheaper.

Food, cook and restaurants:
You can find a lot of restaurants. My recommendation is: $ (10€-20€) $$(20€-40€) $$$(40€-60€) $$$$ (more). Always Depend of the drink. Price per person

- Tapas:
o Cal Pep$$$ (it’s very special and little)$$$

- Sandwiches:

o In the Plaza Sant Jaume, the best place to take a sandwich: Can Conesa (Go!!) $
o In the ramblas, you can find a Catalan Sandwich Restaurants : Viena $
- Restaurants:
o Can Majo (Great Paella in Barceloneta)$$
o Barceloneta Restaurant (I love it) $$
o This a Group ofTragaluz, with a speacial restaurants, expensives, but modern and you can eat very well
 I suggest to you in order the best: Aqua, Cuines Caterina, Bestial, Japones,
o Another Group with cheaper prices :
 I suggest to you: Mussol, Attic
o Limbo restaurant $$ / Il Mercante di Venezia $$ / Indochine $$ / Shunka $$ / Salero $$ /Els fogons de la Barceloneta (down) $$

- Speacial Restaurants:
o La torre de alta mar $$$$
o Dos Cielos (Hotel Me) $$$

- Restaurants where I often go, In myneighbourghood, Sant Andreu:

Markets, Cheese & Wine
- Go to market La Boqueria (In the ramblas) – GO!!
- Go to market Santa Caterina (Near Via Laietana) – GO!!
- Go to market La Barceloneta

- Hotel W Barcelona, Vertigo – GO!!
- Hotel Barcelo Raval 360º
- Hotel Me (Angels)
- Carpe Diem in Barceloneta
- Mellow Beach Club
- Zone: Born, you can find different locals, with jazz, dance music, etc.
- Terraza Casa Fuster
- Mirablau (Tibidabo) - Special view

Depend of your preferences. I think that in the links you can find different events.

Links interested:
(The web from the City Hall, you can find discounts, more information)
(Here you can find the webs of the restaurants)(Here

Alguna sugerencia más? Seguro. Se aceptan comentarios. También los que vivimos en Barcelona queremos conocer nuevos sitios. Gracias

6 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

gracias david, este resumen es de gran ayuda. Apunto uno más, si queréis disfrutar del centro comercial más In de Barcelona. Pasaros por La Maquinista

David dijo...

Estoy de acuerdo. Realmente le han dado un nuevo enfoque y estan incorporando una gran variedad de comercios interesantes para un target amplio. Nuevas marcas como primer lugar en Barcelona, como Apple, Abercrombbie, GStar,etc.

David dijo...

Alguna otra cosa típica:
Tomar un café en el Café Zurich en Plaza Catalunya, tomar un suizo en la Plaza del Pi, pasear por Gràcia, visitar el Centro Comercial L'Illa Diagonal,etc.

David dijo...
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David dijo...

Respuesta a consultas de mi amigo, con nuevas recomendaciones:
I do not quite understand what you say about the restaurant. You want to go to a typical restaurant in Barcelona or you prefer a restaurant with views of Barcelona??
In the first case:
I suggest you go to Barceloneta Restaurant (I often go to this restaurant, because is near the beach and the meal is excellent:paellas, fish). It's a typical and great food. They also typical Catalan meal at the restaurant Agut. Another restaurant very catalan, special and expensive is Freixa Tradició
Also one that told you and it is very typical: Restaurante Els Quatre Gats . To eat or do tapas.
In the second case, if you want to see Barcelona when you are dining or eating, I recommend you:
- Torre de Alta Mar (but very expensive and if you go for a drink at the W Hotel bar you have better views and is paying a drink)
- Visual (has great views and is centrally located, with a tasting menu)
- Another great views is l'Orangine at Hotel La Florida in the Tibidabo
If what you want is a specialty restaurant my wife and I love The Semproniana and Comerç24.
Do not miss my recommendations sandwiches are cheap and very good (Can Conesa and Viena). And you can eat products from here.
To walk:
First, if you can walk through Barcelona to visit places is better.
Places to walk and exercise:
- It is very typical walking or running in front of the sea, on the Paseo Marítimo.
- There are two parks that you can play sports or walk: Parc de la Ciutadella and the Parque Güell.
- If you want to walk in the Tibidabo, overlooking beautiful roads exist but you should have more knowledge.
It all depends on where you live.
I hope I can help you more. I am for your help when I say.

David dijo...

Another restaurant - bar:
"El xampanyet"