Red7 , February 13, 2016
Whether you’re off to Barcelona for a Hen Weekend, Stag Weekend, Group Trip or even for business, there are a few things you need to know to get the most out of your experience and stay safe in the city. Our good time Gurus have put together some top tips and shared some great Barcelona ideas so your holiday or celebration is muy muy bueno!
DO learn some basic Spanish words and phrases; not everyone in the world speaks English, so it’s good to know the basics before you go. Just knowing a couple of Spanish phrases will help you out and will show the locals that you are making the effort. Also remember Spaniards eat late, have siestas and close down everything on Sundays, so forget about English schedules whilst in Barcelona.
DON’T book a flight to “Barcelona Girona Airport”. It’s actually situated almost 100km north of Barcelona City. Go for Barcelona-El Prat Airport which is 12km southwest of the centre of Barcelona and will have you enjoying your trip in no time.
DO book accommodation before arrival as Barcelona is a busy tourist destination for all ages. This isn’t south Asia and there aren’t copious amounts of hostels for you to choose from, so you don’t want to risk having nowhere to sleep. We have plenty of handpicked options for accommodation in the city, whether it’s a self-catered apartment or hotel you’re after.