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Travel facts

Currency: € Euro.

Generally tourists from Europe, USA and the Commonwealth do not require Visas for Spanish holidays. Check out: The Schengen Office
Getting there:
Most visitors to the city arrive by plane into El Prat airport. This is the main airport for Barcelona and is served by most of the worlds airlines plus many `lo-cost` airlines from all over Europe. Hotel Direct recommend you fly to this airport especially if you are on a short visit.
Getting around:
Metro Barcelona,The stations are marked by a red diamond with the letter M in the centre. The stations are generally clean and safe to use but exercise caution at night. Direction is indicated by the station at the end of the line and it covers most but not all of the city. The City also has an excellent tourist bus service (Bus Turistic) that calls at all the major tourist attractions
10-15% is normal in cabs and restaurants (where a service charge is usually included in your bill).


Palau de la Música Catalana
Palau de la Música Metro: Urquinaona
St.Francesc de Paula, 2, 08003 Barcelona
The Palau de la Música Catalana is one of the world`s leading and most beautiful concert halls. Considered to be one of Modernism`s chief exponents, it was built by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908. In 1997 it was declared a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO. appealing to the masses the venue offers a range of music from symphonic to jazz
Nearest Hotels:to Palais de la Musica Catalana
Gran Teatre Del Liceu
Gran Teatre Del Liceu Metro: Liceu.
51-59 La Rambla Barcelona 08002
The opulent Liceu was built in 1847 as a paean to the arts, with gilded ballrooms, a hall of mirrors, and an auditorium similar to Milan`s Teatro alla Scala. It`s suffered two fires over the years, the first in 1861 and the second in 1994, which ultimately hastened its leap into the 21st century; it`s now one of the most technologically advanced theaters in the world. The Liceu hosts a program of events ranging from flamenco shows to ballets to classic operas. There`s also a standard guided tour (daily at 10 a.m.) for a rundown of its history. But much more interesting is the new behind-the-scenes tour, which reveals the inner workings of the multilevel stage, the costume room, and the technical controls. Tours are given at 9:30 a.m. daily (call ahead in case productions get in the way), and you can reserve tickets in advance (0034-93-485-9914). Season ticket holders take up the bulk of seats for most shows, but you can pick up what`s left online, where full details of the season`s shows are also listed
Nearby Hotels: to Gran Teatre Del Liceu


Verdi Barcelona
Verdi Barcelona Metro: Fontana
C/ Verdi, 32, Barcelona, 08012
Verdi Barcelona cinema in the Gràcia district offers all of Hollywood`s new releases in the original English. With 5 screens to choose from there is bound to be something suitable for all taste. Not content with bring you the best that Tinsletown has to offer the Verdi Barcelona Cinema also runs a wide selection of foreign language films and retrospectives of past classic you might have missed.
Nearby Hotels: to Verdi Barcelona
Icaria Yelmo
Icaria Yelmo Metro: Ciutadella
C/ Salvador Espriu, 61. El Centre de la Vila Port Olimpic
Yelmo Cines Icaria is a true multiplex with 15 screens showing all the latest releases. Showcasing films in both traditional 2D and in all new High Definition 3D. The Yelmo Cines Icaria also regularly run high definition showing of some of the world favourite operas.
Nearby Hotels: to Icaria Yelmo
Imax Barcelona
Imax Barcelona Metro: Drassanes
Moll d`Espanya del Port Vell
Enjoy your movies the way the director intended. Combining a massive screen and the latest in 3D technology the Imax Barcelona will give you an experience so real you will think you are part of the action.
Nearby Hotels: to Imax Barcelona


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona Metro: L1 Glòries
Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38, 08018 Barcelona Spain
Housing a fantastic collection the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, celebrates the city`s heritage in design, with exhibitions focusing on fashion, furniture, graphic design, ceramics and the decorative arts. Situated in a stunning new building the recently opened museum is a great way to explore the diverse design ethos of the city of Barcelona and the surrounding autonomous community of Catalonia.
Nearby Hotels: to Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
Picasso Museum
Picasso Museu Metro: L1, L3 and L4
Av Del Estadi 08038 Barcelona Spain
The Museu Picasso in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Museu Picasso, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.
Nearby Hotels: to Picasso Museu


Concerts at Palau Sant Jordi
Palau Sant Jordi Metro: L1 and L3 Espanya
Av Del Estadi 08038 Barcelona Spain
The Palau Sant Jordi is an indoor arena designed to facilitate both music and sporting events. The venue has housed some of the world`s biggest artists and 2015 will be no different hosting concerts by Katy Perry, Robbie Williams and U2.
Nearby Hotels: to Palau Sant Jordi
Concerts at Bikini
Bikini Metro: L3 Les Corts
Av/Diagonal 547 08029 Barcelona Spain
Located in the Les Corts area of Barcelona Bikini is one of the citys most popular music hotspots. After concerts the venue is transformed into a nightclub with 3 music rooms to accommodate most tastes. br>Nearby Hotels: to Bikini