english french dutch german spanish
 Apartments   Barcelona Tourist Information   Agenda of Activities   Low cost airlines   Reservation and Arrival Information/FAQ   Terms and Conditions   Contact Us 
Barcelona Tourist Information
1.FORUM 2004 :

The year 2004 is decisive for the city of Barcelona. For the first time there will be a Universal Forum of Cultures: a unique, opportune, ambitious, committed event. Through reflection, exhibitions and celebration, the Forum 2004 deals with such transcendental questions as cultural diversity, sustainability and the culture of peace, axes that have referred sign in new coexistences. We are convinced that the Forum will give forth a qualified, important legacy. Barcelona stakes on this contribution to discussion and the construction of a worthy collective future in peace.

Barcelona is entirely committed to guarantee its success. The city is renewing and being provided with new infrastructures that consolidate it as one of the great cities in Europe with the best future perspectives. We welcome visitors who have come to our city for the Forum 2004 with one of the best leisure and cultural offers there is in the world today. The Forum 2004 is a participatory, open meeting with everyone's involvement, the involvement of cities and citizens from around the world.

Looking for accommodation in Barcelona?   At a reasonable price and as comfortable as a hotel but with more space, privacy and a "home away from home" feeling? If the answer is yes you have come to the right place! With SPAINFLAT you can rent apartments in Barcelona or the coast for days, weeks and even months!

MORE INFORMATION

Ayuntamiento de Barcelona    www.bcn.es

Generalitat de Catalunya          www.gencat.es


2.POPULATION :

Barcelona is the second biggest city in Spain after the capital Madrid. It is situated in the South of Europe and in the North of Spain, very close to France (150km). It has a population of approximately 1,600 000 inhabitants. Its total metropolitan area has a population of 4 million inhabitants. Barcelona is placed between two rivers, the Besós to the north and the Llobregat to the south, and between the mountain of Collserola to the east and the mountain of Montjuïc and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. The surface area of the city is 99 sqKm and its coastline stretches for 13 km.


3.INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT :

Plaza Cataluña : the heart of Barcelona

Las Ramblas : An urban walkway, unique in the world. As much for its monumental richness as for its own liveliness it is a symbol of cosmopolitan Barcelona.

Maremagnum : the leisure centre where you can enjoy the sun and the sea breeze.
El Port Vell (old port) , Barceloneta (the fisherman's quarter) , the walkway along the sea and the Puerto Olímpico (the new Olympic port)

The cathedral and the Gothic Quarter : the old centre of Barcelona with interesting roman and gothic buildings and monuments.

La Sagrada Familia : the unfinished cathedral, Gaudi's masterpiece

El Parque de la Cuitadella : a beautiful park with ponds and water falls, next to the zoo.

El Parque Güell : the organic park of Gaudi with precious views over the city.

Las Fuentes de Montjuïc : beautiful fountain, unique in the world with music and lightshow at night.

El Anillo olímpico de Montjuíc : the Olympic complex at Montjuïc. The installations of the Olympic Games of 1992 with the Palau Sant Jordi and the Olympic Stadium.

Tibidabo : The highest point of Barcelona with the best panoramic view over the city and the famous Amusement Park.

Casa Battló y Casa Mila (la Pedrera ): Emblematic works of the architect Gaudí situated along the Paseo de Gracia

All the SPAINFLAT apartments follow a rigorous selection process and are chosen for their uniqueness and location. The apartments are centrally located and close to the major tourist attractions that your holiday destination offers .


4.HOW TO REACH THE CENTER FROM THE AIRPORT? :

Taking the aerobús till plaza España or plaza Cataluña

Price 3,5€

By train (Cercanias) to Sants or to plaza Cataluña

Price 4€

By taxi / cab (about 20 km)

Price 20€ approx.


5.INFORMATION ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT :

Bus-metro (subway)     www.tmb.net

Trains                             www.renfe.es

The easiest way to visit the city is on board of the Barcelona Bus Turístic

www.barcelonaturisme.com


6.TELEPHONE SERVICES :
National telephone information 11818
International telephone information 11825
Reverse charge calls 1009 - 1008
Public information 010
Time telephone 093
Weather telephone 932 211 600
Tourism of Barcelona 933 689 700
Emergencies 061 - 112

7.TELEPHONES FOR MAKING COMPLAINTS :
Tourist assistance 93 301 90 60
Lost property 010
Recovery of stolen cars 092
Municipal police 092
National police 091
Mossos d'esquadra 088
Fire service 080
Lawyers association 93 487 28 14
Court (on duty) 93 309 91 46

8.PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2004 :
1/1/2004 New Year's Day
6/1/2004 the Epiphany
9/4/2004 Good Friday
12/4/2004 Easter Monday
1/5/2004 Labour Day
24/6/2004 Saint John's Day
15/8/2004 Assumption
11/9/2004 National day of Catalonia
24/9/2004 La Mercé
12/10/2004 Columbus Day
1/11/2004 All Saints' Day
6/12/2004 Spanish Constitution Day
8/12/2004 Immaculate Conception
25/12/2004 Christmas Day
26/12/2004 Boxing Day

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2005 :
1/1/2005 New Year's Day
6/1/2005 the Epiphany
25/3/2005 Good Friday
28/3/2005 Easter Monday
1/5/2005 Labour Day
24/6/2005 Saint John's Day
15/8/2005 Assumption
11/9/2005 National day of Catalonia
24/9/2005 La Mercé
12/10/2005 Columbus Day
1/11/2005 All Saints' Day
6/12/2005 Spanish Constitution Day
8/12/2005 Immaculate Conception
25/12/2005 Christmas Day
26/12/2005 Boxing Day

© SPAINFLAT 2005 España

Nota Legal | Politica de Privacidad | Mapa Sitio | Links

Tourist Apartments / Flats in Spain | Appartements / location pour des GROUPES ( p d 6 pers) | Appartementen klasse toerist in Spanje |

Appartments / Touristenwohnungen in Spanien | Apartamentos / pisos en España | Appartements / location plages, balnéaire et montagne