Tips and tricks for Barcelona tourists
Barcelona Handy tips and TricksLooking for a flat? Renting direct from the owners doesn’t always work out cheaper, consider agencies as well, even with the commission it might still work out cheaper over a year.
Read all your books 1000 times already? Or need one as a travelling companion? The English books on La Rambla kiosks are far too expensive, go down to The Hibernian book shop for new and second hand English books, on C/ Montseny 17 (metro Fontana, Gracia).
Pipa’s club in Pl. Reial is a really good after hours bar, open till 5am!
If you are going to use the Metro more than 5 times during your stay in Barcelona, buy a T10 ticket. It allows you 10 trips on busses and metro and works out 40% cheaper than buying single tickets.
The N17 Nit bus leaves Plaça Catalunya for the airport every 20 minutes from 11pm until 5am.
To get your keys cut, drop in at your local Ferreteria.
If you’re buying fresh produce it will work out a lot cheaper to head down to your local market rather than the supermarket. It’s also likely to be much fresher and better quality and if you’re really trying to save money then make sure you go for the seasonal vegetables! There are markets located all over Barcelona so it won’t be hard to find yourself one. http://www.bcn.es/mercatsmunicipals
Shops and other businesses tend to open from about 9.00/10.00 until 13.30/14.00 and then during the afternoon from 16.30/17.00 until 20.00/21.00 from Monday to Saturday, on Sundays you will find that lots of places are closed.
If you need to make or receive a call from the UK or elsewhere in Spain the international dialling code for Spain is 0034, the code for Barcelona is 93 and mobile phone numbers always begin with 6.