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momoperth

Travel in Barcelona

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we would like to visit the Gaudi Museum and Gardens when we visit Barcelona on Arcadia.  Can anyone suggest the best way to get there?  Is there a shuttle bus into the city centre?

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I had the same as cruise addict, the last time I sailed into Barcelona we caught the shuttle service which dropped us off at the world trade centre. I think a few cruise lines do this while others prefer to drop passengers at the port gates entrance. Either way there will be taxis waiting to take you to anywhere you wish to go. If you're dropped off at the world trade centre, there's also the hop-on-hop-off tour buses that can be worth doing, especially if its your first visit to Barcelona? It's a good way to get around.

 

Having said that, if you are dropped off at the world trade centre, there are so many places within a nice stroll from there and it can also pay to wander a little further for a taxi as you often get a better rate.

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If you are on a Early Saver/Saver fares and have to pay P&O for shuttles Port of Barcelona does their own cruise port Blue Bus  shuttle buses and drop off nearly at same place as P&O shuttle and is very cheap

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If you are on a Early Saver/Saver fares and have to pay P&O for shuttles Port of Barcelona does their own cruise port Blue Bus  shuttle buses and drop off nearly at same place as P&O shuttle and is very cheap

Yes, it drops off closer to Las Ramblas than the P&O bus. From memory the fare was €3. Using either bus it is a short walk to the nearest Metro (underground) station of Drassanes at the bottom of Las Ramblas. From there you can get the Metro cheaply and quickly to wherever you want to go.

Brian

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Depends on what you're looking to see and do willow. If your out for just a stroll and a browse around then yes you can see plenty by just walking around but if you want to pack more into your day then the hop-on-hop-off service is good value for money.

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Trouble with HOHO buses in Barcelona is the queues can be very long at certain stops so can mean a long wait so you have to be aware of that because of returning to the ship. When we did it a few years ago we stayed on for the duration of the trip.

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Im planning to see as many sights as possible. Including Nou Camp, Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Ive never been before so im guessing the bus might be a easier idea smile.png

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Im planning to see as many sights as possible. Including Nou Camp, Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Ive never been before so im guessing the bus might be a easier idea :)

The problem with the tourist bus is that you have to complete each loop, which can take a couple of hours and from a cruise you need to do two loops. It's not particularly cheap either at €28. If you just want to go to specific sites, then it's better to take the underground (Metro) which is faster and cheaper. It is €2.15 for a single journey but you can get a 10 journey ticket for €9.95. Go on the TMB Barcelona website to download maps and other details.

Brian

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