SOME USEFUL TIPS

HERE YOU HAVE ALL YOU NEED TO ENJOY YOUR STAY IN BARCELONA! AND IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS SEND US AN E-MAIL TO INFO@LUXAMOON.COM

FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS

TRANSPORT AVAILABLE FROM/TO THE AIRPORT

There are three forms of transport operating from the airport: el “tren de cercanias” RENFE local train(from Terminal 2), the “Aerobus” and the metro.The train or Rodalies has four stops in Barcelona: Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig de Gracia,Barcelona Clot-Arago and Barcelona Sant Andreu Comptal.The Aerobus has two lines, A1 for terminal 1 and A2 for terminal 2. It takes you to Plaza de Cataluña in front of the department store “El Corte Ingles”.  It has two stops at Plaza de España and Sepulveda street going towards to the airport, and at Urgel street in the direction of Plaza de Cataluña. It is not linked with the transportation network and the price is  5.90€ each way. In February 2016, the Airport metro line (L9 Sud) was opened. The cost for a single ticket is 4.50 € and connects the airport to the city. L9 Sud stops at both terminals in the airport and ends at Zona Universitaria.

If you require any type of private transfer from/to the airport send us an e-mail toinfo@luxamoon.com or a WhatsApp message to +34 601384996. It is cheaper than paying the 40€ fee charged by a taxi.


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN THE CITY


A single ticket is 2.15€ and it does not allow transfers among different types of transport. Therefore,we recommend you to get the T10 to move around zone 1, since the main attractions are located in this area and this type of ticket allows 10 journeys including transfers when carried out in a period oftime (aprox. 1.30h). With this ticket you can use up to four different means of transport and do three transfers.

-The cable car is a different way to experience Barcelona from the air. You can also take a funicular from the beach which will take you to the sports area of Montjuic mountain in just two minutes! This is the most eco-friendly and cheapest way to get there.

You can access the Vallvidrera funicular from the metro station Peu del Funicular on the S1 and S2 lines of the Generalitat Railways. Both lines start from the central square of Plaza de Cataluña. Then, you can take the bus no. 111 to Tibidabo mountain, the most economical way to reach this famous spot.

In addition, there are various boat tours that go along the coastline departing from the sea port.And to explore all the city’s attractions we recommend the sightseeing bus. Get the tickets HERE for 1or 2 days! We have the cheapest rate available!


FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND

Find your way around Barcelona with Luxamoon maps. You can download them from luxamoon.com,where you will find all the maps you need: trains and metro, bus routes, as well as maps of Barcelona and Barcelona city centre.


WHERE TO SLEEP

Choosing an area to stay in Barcelona is not an easy task. It is advisable that you consider each area carefully, as each neighbourhood of Barcelona is very different, and each one has its own charm. The majority of visitors usually prefer to stay in the centre of Barcelona, including La Barceloneta, the Gothic Quarter or Plaza de Cataluña; whereas others prefer to get away from the masses and experience the authentic catalan culture in areas such as Sarria, San Gervasi and Gracia.

The price of a standard double room in a central hotel starts from 70€ per night, depending on the season. If you just increase your budget slightly you can find well located and good value hotels. And if you have deeper pockets you can find 5* hotels from 120 € a night.


PLAN YOUR TRIP

Check out our Travel Guide at www.luxamoon.com.

Visit also Museums and Leisure for more options. In each section we have information about culture, restaurants, events... All you need to know! And if you are still unsure about what to do and how to plan your trip, you may write to us at info@luxamoon.com


WHERE AND WHAT TO EAT


We help you with the difficult task of finding a good and cheap place to eat in Barcelona, in our‘Restaurants’ section.The most popular dish of the city is the “pa amb tomaquet” which is made with the local country bread (pan de payes), tomato, olive oil and salt. The typical dish of Barcelona is “paella parellada” and black rice cooked with cuttle fish, seafood,onion, garlic and tomato.The “escalivada” is a salad made with egg plant, bell peppers and onions. The famous calcots, are large spring onions dipped in a sauce called romesco. And you can also find the well-known patatas  bravas. For the ones with a sweet tooth, the “crema catalana” is a custard cream with a crisp caramelized topping that you have to break with a spoon (according to the local tradition!)


EMERGENCIES, HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE



If you require urgent medical assistance or just to make a consultation please dial: 900 844 484 / +34871 959 966 (price per consultation and transfer = 130€ aprox). This money will be then reimbursed by your health insurance. Do not forget to mention Luxamoon, they will treat you better! CLICK HERE


IS BARCELONA A SAFE CITY?

There is some information you should know before visiting the city, as like the proverb says forwarnedis forarmed.If you carry cash and other valuables, keep them safely in the pockets of your jacket, hide them welland try not to carry a big amount of money with you. Do not keep any items such as your wallet ormobile phone in the back pockets, as they are an easy target for pick pockets, they know all the tricks!Just carry the necessary items with you, like your passport copy, some cash for the day, and alwayswear your bag up front and your camera around your neck.I often see tourists in Ramblas getting distracted with their maps and not paying attention to their belongings.

These tourists will probably get noticed by bag snatchers and become an easy target. Try and not show you are a tourist, at least not in excess. Avoid stopping in the middle of the street to check your map and do not wear the typical t-shirt of Barcelona to avoid getting attention. Simply go to a coffee shop to check your map or enter into a tourist office where you will be kindly attended.Never leave your belongings unattended, no matter where you are. Be watchful eye of these areas:

-Raval: It is the most multicultural neighbourhood in the city centre and it has nice bars to enjoy a night out but you have to keep a watchful eye, especially at night. Prostitution is also common in the area.

-The Gothic Quarter: It is a must see but be careful when you walk in the small streets late at night, in particular during weekdays.

.-George Orwell square: Drug activity is a problem in this area.

-Sant Pere, in particular Sant Pere Mitja, is a meeting point for criminals.

-Barceloneta: Stay vigilant if you are sunbathing or go to take a bath in the sea.

-The Metro: It is a busy place and therefore, an easy target for thieves.

-Port Olimpic: In front of the harbour, in the bars at the beach area late at night, in particular at weekends.Keep in mind that you have all the numbers of interest including the 24h tourist service number and police on Luxamoon.com, under the “services” section.


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