Pack Your Bags: Barcelona Metro

I sometimes get lazy when traveling.

"Lazy" in the sense that I don't want to take the time

to learn the public transportation routes,

and I'd rather just walk endlessly

 to where ever it is that we are headed.

 

In Barcelona,

to reach the famous Park Guell-

you either have to pony up for a taxi

or hop on the metro.

 

(It's a haul out there!)

 

We opted for... both.

 

Taxi there (about €15 there),

and then metro back.

 

I loved the metro!

 

It was super easy,

super cheap,

and not overly chaotic.

 

Win!

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If you're looking for some of the big sites

in Barcelona,

here are the stops you can find them at

-and what line they are one via their color-

for quick reference:

 

PICASSO MUSEUM

ARC DE TRIOMF, LICEU, JAUME I

(all are nearby and about equidistant)

PARC GUELL

LESSEPS

(be prepared for a 20 minute walk up to the Park from here...

there's a small bus that can take you up to the top!

 

GAUDI - LA SAGRADA FAMILIA

SAGRADA FAMILIA & SAGRADA FAMILIA

(Yes, both lines have this stop.)

 

LA RAMBLA

DRASSANES (southern end), LICEU (middle), CATALUNYA & CATALUNYA (northern side)

 

LA BOUQUERIA

LICEU or CATALUNYA & CATALUNYA

 

OLYMPIC PARK

PLACA ESPANYA

 

LA PEDRERA ANTONI GAUDI

DIAGONAL

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Oh, and one more Barcelona-transport fact:

 

You can't take the metro to/from the airport.

 

You'll either need to take the shuttle bus 

or a taxi...

 

If you can spare the €25 for a taxi,

it's nice to get the door to terminal dropoff!

 

(Since most cities are so much more expensive than that, 

we jumped at the chance to have a car take us.)

 

But if you want info on the airport shuttle, you can

check here

for more information on tickets & times.

 

 

*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy

Posted on February 5, 2014 and filed under "barcelona", "spain", "travel tips".