We stayed in a seaside town Calella which had a train directly into barcelona which ran right along the beach, it took an hour to get into Barcelona and cost about 8 euros. We stayed at a Pension which is like a B and B called La Pekinaire - clean tidy, very well situated to approx 80 bars and Restaurants and te main shopping centre. Breakfast was buffet style and incl in the price with eggs bacon sausages, cold meats, fruit, pastries. Excellent value at 50 euros per night.
We were advised NOT to drive into Barcelona, parking charges ridiculous if you manage to find one !!?. The city is vast !
We got off the train and outside the station are tourist buses. We paid about 22 euros each they take you around all the sites and you can get off at any point you wish and then catch another bus back when you have looked at the gaudi buildings La Ramblas etc., It is really far too much to walk from one attraction to the other.
We flew with Ryanair from Poitiers to Gerona but I think they have stopped running this year.
We had a great time.
Posted on: 15/07/2011 at 17:31