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Barcelona
Spain

The port of Barcelona is very popular and several Mediterranean cruises start or end in Barcelona. This city is unique and is known for the architecture of Gaudi, its urban beaches and tapas. It takes more than a day to fully enjoy the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Useful Information

Language

Catalan and Spanish. English is spoken in tourist places.

Currency

EUR
Euro

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 1

from New York: +6h

from San Francisco: +8h

from London: +1h

Tips

5% to 10% will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
4 39
8 46
12 54
411.50
February
5 41
9 48
13 55
291.25
March
6 43
11 52
15 59
421.75
April
8 46
12 54
16 61
492.00
May
11 52
16 61
20 68
592.25
June
15 59
20 68
23 73
401.50
July
18 64
22 72
27 81
291.25
August
19 66
23 73
27 81
612.50
September
16 61
21 70
25 77
813.25
October
12 54
16 61
21 70
913.50
November
7 45
12 54
16 61
622.50
December
5 41
10 50
13 55
492.00

Where is locate the Port of Barcelona

The port is located at the foot of La Rambla, a pedestrian boulevard in the heart of Barcelona. However, the nearest terminal is a 15-minute walk away.

The T3 PORTBUS shuttle takes cruise passengers from Plaza de Colón in central Barcelona to terminals A, B, C and D (Palacruceros) on the Adossat wharf. These buses are also suitable for people with disabilities. Tickets can be purchased in cash on board the bus.

Travelling around the port of Barcelona

How to get from Barcelona airport to the port

The journey from the port to the airport will take about 30 minutes by taxi.

Private or small group transport shuttles are also available.

The port and historic centre of Barcelona (Barri Gotic) are easily accessible on foot. Several museums, shops, cafes and restaurants can be found here. To visit the attractions a little further from the center, the metro and bus service is very efficient.
The taxi is also a good low-cost transportation option.
A hop-on hop-off tour bus is also available to visit the major attractions, including the Sagrada Familia.

Activities in Barcelona

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Discount card for several activities and museums (for 3, 4 or 5 days)

Neighborhoods

La Ramblas

This bustling boulevard has a wide pedestrian median in its centre that hosts flower kiosks, newspapers and small animal sales as well as public entertainers and artists who sell their works there.

Barri Gotic

The old town and its narrow pedestrian streets have several shops, restaurants and art galleries.

Montjuic

This place was the scene of a world exhibition in 1929 and the Olympic Games in Barcelona (1982). There are now several museums.

Landmarks

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This cathedral designed by Gaudi is still under construction. Construction began in 1883. Visit the museum and the interior of the cathedral to fully understand Gaudi’s genius and audacity.

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Another Gaudi project. This park was originally to be a housing project, a kind of garden city. The project was abandoned in 1914. You can walk there and admire the plants and vegetation.

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This Gaudi-designed housing complex is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The chimneys of its roof are one of the emblems of Barcelona. In addition to visiting the roof from where you will have a view of the Sagrada Familia in the distance, you can visit a period apartment and various exhibitions.

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This house is wonderful, with these organic shapes inspired by nature. Its façade and the fireplaces of the colorful mosaic roof are superb.

Another house built by Gaudi. Its basement had stables for its visitors' horses.

Museums

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Located in the Barri Gotic (closed on Monday).

The Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia in Barcelona offers to discover the historical roots of Catalonia, from prehistory to the Middle Ages.

The collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and works on paper displayed at the museum is one of the most comprehensive selections of Miró’s œuvre, offering a thorough overview of all the stages of his life and career.

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Located in the Palau Natcional, built for the International exhibition in Barcelona, this museum presents Catalan art.

Family activities

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Located near the port.

Beaches

Barceloneta

Barcelonata was a fishing village. Voua will find a beautiful little beach.

Excursions in Barcelona

If you decide to visit Barcelona alone, it would be better to buy skip the line in advance to avoid wasting time in endless queues (Sagada Familia among others).

The best option is to go to the Sagada Familia early in the morning and then visit the Barri Gotic and its attractions afterwards. So you will be close to the port at the end of the day and can better assess the time you have left to stroll or visit one of the many attractions of this area.

  • The Barri Gotic on foot and the Sagrada Familia: this excursion will give you a glimpse of the city and you can visit the most beautiful monument in the city, the Sagrada Familia.
  • Barcelona Bike Tour : A ride in Barri Gotic and the Barceloneta.
  • Montserrat : The monastery of Montserrat is perched in the mountains making it an enchanting site.

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