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  1. Yes every guest, you just need to be there at the right time.
  2. Not sure which sailing, but no cruises planned. Steves Med cruise ports is good if it covers your ports. Barcelona is worth the time...
  3. I live in the UK, but have visited and stayed maybe 12 times, most recently twice in June. 3 days will be good to see the highlights All of the Gaudi sights particularly Sagrada Familia pre book to go inside. Placa Espanya then walk to Montjuic. Pl. Catalunya the walk Las Ramblas (I like Ramblas less each time I visit). Passieg de Gracia is beyond Pl Catalunya where Casa Mila and Casa Batllo are found. Gothic area, Check the shows at the Palau de la Musica which is a few minutes walk from this hotel, but see it anyway for a visit. We saw a Grand Flamenco there. Placa Real, City Hall (Free on Sun morning). Port Vell and the harbour, Olympic port area. Churches, museums...Tripadvisor will give you tips. You will not be short of things to see. Use the Metro and bus network to make some journeys
  4. Take a look on google maps, all will become clear. Port is called Moll Adossat, hotel is at the far end of the gothic qtr as below Hotel is in the city centre which is 15 mins or so in a taxi. Don't let a few minutes difference in a taxi put you off. A good location to explore the city from is far more important. When I mentioned the cathedral, bear in mind it is impressive, but don't confuse it with Sagrada Familia,, which is a Basilica a few miles away.
  5. Not really, but that would be an advantage. There is nothing to be gained by staying close to the port. It is on the edge of the gothic quarter, 2 mins walk from the cathedral.
  6. Great location. Free wine and snacks at 5pm, very good breakfast. If you are there when they offer their free guided walks they are very good. After many visits, we still learnt some new info. The guide told us about free entry to the city hall on Sunday morning too, which was worth visiting.
  7. Had it on my shortlist. Nice place and looks good when we walked past. Location is good too..
  8. Used them once. We were say at the port on the bus for longer than the journey itself. Since then, have done our own transfers on the next 5 or so times. Not only better, but cheaper too.
  9. There are 2 or 3 stations Barcelona Sants, Estacion de Francia and Passieg de Gracia. Worth checking
  10. helpthejuggler


    It is a smaller port. A short walk to the town with lots of cafe and restaurant choice. There is a long arc of a beach that is very wide. We found a marina around the headland which was not worth the walk. Enough to walk around for a relaxing day.
  11. It is close enough to Mercat de Santa Caterina which is a real market. Maybe you are referring to La Boqueria which is more well known to tourists. That is ok too, less than 10 mins walk
  12. We were happy with Hotel Barcelona Catedral, which suits your location.
  13. We just walked around on our own, visited the castle and stopped for a few drinks. There is a lovely hotel in the old town. Once done, the city and port area which is nice.
  14. Las Ramblas is a long location. At the port end of the street, with bags on wheels you can walk the short distance. If you are staying at the far end, probably not. So the precise hotel is important. When we did the transfer from there in June, taxis were on hand at this terminal.
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