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[http://www.aerobusbcn.com/ Aerobús] is the city's shuttle bus service that connects the Airport (both terminals) with the centre of Barcelona (Plaça Catalunya), leaving every 5-10 minutes (A1), every 10-20minutes (A2), every day of the year. The "A1" line takes you to/from Terminal 1 and the "A2" line takes you to/from Terminal 2. The shuttle bus service is available everyday from 5:30am to 1am, and the journey lasts about 30 minutes (although it can take considerably longer during rush hour). From the Airport, the shuttle bus makes a total of 4 stops: Plaça Espanya, Gran Via - Urgell, Plaça Universitat, and finally Plaça Catalunya. To the Airport from Plaça Catalunya, the shuttle bus only makes a total of 3 stops: Sepúlveda - Urgell, Plaça Espanya, and finally the Airport. A one-way ticket to/from either Terminal costs €5.90 or you can buy a return ticket for €10.20 which you must use within 9 days (you can pay by either credit card or cash). Buses are heavily air-conditioned in Summer, so consider having something extra to wear during the journey. Aerobús stops running after 1am, but you can catch a Nitbús night bus service instead (line N17 to T1 or line N16 to T2, 22.00-05.00 every 20 min. The ride from Plaça Catalunya to the Airport takes about 40-50 min).
  The cheapest, but slower option than Aerobús, is a bus 46 serving both T1 & T2. Its last stop in Barcelona airport, or by train is Plaça Espanya reached in 25-30 minutes. The one-way ticket costs €2 and can be purchased from Barcelonathe driver. There are now buses Even cheaper is to barcelona city and Port buy a T10 Travelcard from the airport machine located at your hotel. Because of the narrow streetstrain staition outside Terminal 2; this offers even greater value and convenience if further transfer by metro, bus, coaches tram etc. will often drop people little walk from their hotels. A little more expensive at just over €10 be needed as the T10 Travelcard journey is valid for 75 mins - see the (shared) [http://wwwwikitravel.barcelonatransfersorg/en/Barcelona#Train Transfer by Train] section for details.com which is direct Between 11 pm and will drop you off and pick you up at your accommodation. There are also a number of official pick up points round town for 6 am the 46 bus (shuttle coaches) which you will probably leave from rather than your hotel. You must confirm pickup with the shuttle service up is replaced by N16/17 buses; they take a diversion adding some ten minutes to 72 hours before going homeotherwise a very rapid journey ending at the same Plaça Espanya.
======Train======
A cheap and fast option is the half-hourly RENFE R2 Nord suburban train line calling at Sants (travel time is 18 min), Passeig de Gràcia (24 min), Eln Clot-Aragó (30 min) and more stations beyond Barcelona city limits. Please be advised that this airport train has changed, and no longer terminates at Estació de França (it now goes through the centre of Barcelona and into the suburbs, so it is important to know at which station you should get off). The train terminates next to T2 by section B, with a connecting green coloured bus service to T1 (plan for an extra 15 min of travel). The airport train station has got facilities for disabled people: escalators, lifts, etc. A single ticket for the train is about €3.15, '''but''' you can also buy a T10 travelcard (€9.80 for ten trips over any period of time; each of those trips includes 3 bus, metro, train or tramway transfers made within 75 min) instead. You can buy a T10 from the ticket vending machine at the airport station and at the tobacco shop in front of Terminal 2B; you can '''not''' buy a T10 travelcard at Terminal 1!  Also bus 46 runs every 20 min from both terminals (downstairs at T1) to Plaça Espanya (35-45 min).
======Taxis and transfer servicesTransfer Services======
Airport transfers can be arranged for groups, taxis are available but expensive (€30-40 to the city centre). Taxis and Minibuses can be pre-booked on-line:
*[https://easyprivatetaxi.com Easy Private Taxi] offers a car (up to 4 people) for €55 and a minibus (up to 7 people) for €70
*[http://www.taxibarcelonatransfer.com Taxi Barcelona Transfer] offers English speaking service with very good prices.
*[http://www.barcelonatransfers.com Barcelona Transfers] - buses to Barcelona city and Port, €10. Because of the narrow streets, coaches will often drop people a short walk away from their hotels. There are also a number of official pick up points around the city. You must confirm the pickup to the airport up to 72 hours in advance.
====Nearby airports====
: The beauty of Montserrat speaks for itself. It is a must see and will provide a full day of sightseeing. For the most full experience possible, it is encouraged to seek out a travel guide who will bring you there for the day and show you every nook and cranny of the mountain range, providing exceptional background and knowledge on the ancient and beautiful structures that still stand strong today.
 
===Temple of Augustus===
The Temple of the Roman colony of Barcino date of the first century BC, was dedicated to the imperial cult. The building was located on the axis of the Forum, an arcaded square where the main public buildings clustered in the city, the church or the bar, where he met the Ordo Decurionum or municipal senate, there was the market on all products sold arriving anywhere in the Mediterranean.
The temple overlooking the city, which rises on a podium which is accessed by a staircase, but had also built a small hill's highest point, known as Mons Taber on which built Barcino. Today the remains of the Temple is located inside a building which houses four columns and Corinthian fluted shaft, and architrave of the podium.
Adress: Paradís street
[http://www.bcn.cat/museuhistoriaciutat/ca/muhba_temple_august.html]
=== Gaudi architecture and Modernist Barcelona ===
Gaudi architecture includes the '''Parc Güell''' in [[Barcelona/Gràcia|Gràcia]], the still unfinished (as of 2011) '''Sagrada Família''' in [[Barcelona/Eixample|Eixample]] and the houses '''La Pedrera/Casa Milà''' and '''La Casa Batlló''' both in [[Barcelona/Eixample|Eixample]]. '''The Ruta del Modernisme''' [http://www.rutadelmodernisme.com/] run by '''Modernisme Centre''' (Pl. de Catalunya, 17, subterráneo; phone +34 933 177 652): guidebook and discount voucher book for €12. Takes you round all the best Modernisme (art nouveau) buildings in Barcelona. The main part of the route can be walked in a couple of hours, providing you don't stray too far from the main routes. The Tourist Offices offer a pack that includes discounted tickets to many attractions such as La Pedrera and La Casa Batlló. All can be seen from the outside for free.
 
 
===La Sagrada Familia===
* '''CosmoCaixa: Museum of Science''' - Amazing museum for kids from 4-5 onwards. Adults will really enjoy it also.
* '''Tibidabo Amusement Park''' - Located on the Tibidabo hill overlooking the entire city of Barcelona, this is an amusement park focused on kids with priceless views.
*'''Barcelona Walk and See - Personalized tours with your children''', ☎ +34 932 684 040, [http://www.barcelonawalkandsee.com]. One fo the best options to visit our city. Barcelona Walk and See offers the possibility to make a personalized tour with your children. Discover with your family the great architecture of Barcelona, the best places, the history... Enjoy the city with www.barcelonawalkandsee.com
=== Beaches ===
** '''Las Ramblas''' or '''La Rambla''', a gorgeous tree-lined pedestrian walkway, the busiest and most lively street of the city. Mostly occupied by tourists, expect to pay higher prices for lower-quality food and drink. Avoid the groups of people supposedly betting on a game played on a cardboard table, they are thieves. Head off into some of the side streets for a cheaper, more local, and authentic experience of Barcelona. Often called Las Ramblas, because it is actually a series of several different streets each called 'Rambla de ____', the sections also have distinct feels. As you get closer to Plaça Catalunya, you find more street performers doing stunts. In the middle, you'll find street performers in costumes. Towards the pier, there are artists who will do pencil drawings, paintings, etc.
** '''La Plaça Catalunya'''. The epicenter of the city and main transportation hub connecting all the major streets, the Plaça is known for its fountains and statues, plus the shops that surround it. A favourite meeting spot for locals.
** '''El Portal de l'Àngel'''. This large pedestrian walkway is one of the most expensive streets in all of Spain and offers visitors many new and stylish shops to browse.
* Cruise miles of '''beachfront boardwalk''' starting from Barceloneta or get a tan on the beach.
For those visitors who wish to get a real taste of Barcelona, you can join a group of English-speaking local guides for free sightseeing tours. In addition to exploring major landmarks and famous streets, you will also get stories, recommendations and tips that only a local could provide. These professional guides are passionate about their city and offer tours which are both educational and fun. These walking tours are based on a tip supported service.
*'''Orange Donut Tours - Free Walking Tours of the Gothic Quarter''', ☎ +34 688 999 200, [http://www.orangedonuttours.com]. Specializing in the oldest part of Barcelona, they offer highly-qualified 1.5 - 2 hour Free Walking Tours of the Gothic Quarter everyday Monday to Saturday at 11am and 3pm all year round. Reserve your spot on their website: www.OrangeDonutTours.com
*'''Runner Bean Tours - Barcelona Free Walking Tours''', ☎ +34 636 108 776, [http://www.runnerbeantours.com]. They offer highly recommended Free Walking Tours of Gaudí's buildings and the Gothic Quarter everyday at 11am (from October 15th to March 31st) and 11am & 4:30pm (from April 1st to October 14th). Meeting point: Plaza Real (by the water fountain). www.runnerbeantours.com.
*'''360 Running Barcelona''', [http://www.360runningbarcelona.com]. Offers running tours in Barcelona and trial tours in Collserola Mountains near Barcelona. You can see sea and the mountain at the same with a 360º view. Or you can also visit the most touristic places in Barcelona as Montjuïc Mountain, Park Güell, the beaches or the Passeig de Gràcia and modernism tour.
*'''Barcelona Walk and See - Personalized tours''', ☎ +34 932 684 040, [http://www.barcelonawalkandsee.com]. One fo the best options to visit the city. Barcelona Walk and See offers the possibility to make a personalized tour to your interests. Architects with great knowledge of history and city planning will go with you all time. Visit the city of Antoni Gaudí, Puig i Cadafalch, Toyo Ito, Norman Foster, Rafael Moneo or Richard Meier with an architect. Enjoy the city with www.barcelonawalkandsee.com
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