Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Barcelona - december 2012 some questions

Jump to last reply

I am going to Barcelona for a few days in December. Arriving early afternoon on Monday 17th and leaving late morning on Friday 21st.

Current total budget is max 1000 Euro, including flights (105 Euro - already paid) and hotelroom (160 Euro, booked but not paid yet).

I'm not planning any daytrips outside Barcelona. There's too little time for that.

I've tried doing research, but still have some questions I can't find answers to.

Is the Montjuïc cablecar going to be too cold in December?

Will Park Guell be less crowded at that time of year? I've heard that there is an entrance with escalators, do those work in the winter?

I suspect the Hop On Hop Off Bus isn't going to be worth the cost if it's too cold to sit upstairs. Is a 3-day Barcelona Travel Card worth getting? Or should I get a T-10 ticket and walk a lot instead?

I will be going to watch Flamenco at Poble Espanyol one evening (have already paid for it). Will it be easy to get a taxi back to the hotel after? I'd rather not take a bus or the tube that late, especially in the dark. What should the taxi cost, from Poble Espanyol to Las Ramblas, at night?

From what I have heard there are elevators going up the towers at La Sagrada Familia. Then people are supposed to walk down. So, are the stairs inside the towers (where it's hopefully nice and warm) or are they open to the cold and wind?

Will I get sick of Gaudi if I visit both Casa Battlo and La Pedrera on the same day? They seem to be located very close to each other and it should theoretically be a good idea to do them at the same time, maybe with a quick lunch in between. But I'm slightly worried that they will be too much alike and I won't remember which of them I saw what in.

Thank you in advance for any answers.

12 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Advice for 6 nights 7 Days in Switzerland
  2. 2 Looking for Suggestions - 12 Day Agenda for Greece
  3. 3 lauterbrunnen-wengen 4 days
  4. 4 London GTG late September?
  5. 5 Air France strike
  6. 6 Amsterdam
  7. 7 cell phone usage in Italy (US)
  8. 8 Travel insurance, interruption or cancelation?
  9. 9 Are you following Scotland's upcoming vote on independence?
  10. 10 Trip Report Mr & Mrs Annhig go bummelling round Germany.
  11. 11 Trip Report Spain (Practical) Trip Report
  12. 12 Once Again Asking .... This Time Ireland
  13. 13 Where is this place in Denmark?
  14. 14 BEST OF FRANCE ROAD TRIP IN 30 DAYS- MAY 15
  15. 15 French 2015 summer school vacation
  16. 16 Italy tours
  17. 17 Alterations to night trains routes
  18. 18 2 weeks on Lake Maggiore
  19. 19 Scottish Passport
  20. 20 Oxford or Cambridge?
  21. 21 Find a long term rental studio in Paris
  22. 22 Questions About Croatia
  23. 23 Trip Report July in The Mezzogiorno – 3 weeks in Southern Italy: Amalfi Coast & Puglia
  24. 24 Munich Hotel - Stay at the Westin or Sheraton Westpark?
  25. 25 Trip Report Splendid Summer Trip in Scotland and Ireland
View next 25 » Back to the top