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Friday, March 11, 2011

Going Barcelona?

Here are some short basic info and tips that can be helpful.

Best time to go: May, September and October. June & November are runner ups ;). Avoid July & August due to high humidity and streets would be crowded.

Getting there:
There are several direct flights from various U.S. cities. Many low-cost European airlines also fly into the city. Madrid to Barcelona line of the high speed AVE train opened in late February.

Getting around:
It's a great city to navigate by foot. It also has an easy-to-use bus and metro network, along with many inexpensive taxis.

Read: "Barcelona" by Robert Hughes; - a comprehensive history of the city's art and architecture since the Roman empire.