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6 Days in Barcelona - please review my itinerary!

Old Apr 27th, 2016, 08:03 PM
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We just spent a week in Barcelona April 10-16. The revision looks better. There is no way you could enjoy all four Gaudi sites in the same day. We found it necessary to get timed tickets to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell a day or two in advance. Get your tickets to the park as soon as you know the weather will be nice for that day. Casa Mila and Casa Batlio we went right in to after standing in a short line. They are just a few blocks apart. You will love Barcelona. Spend a lot of time just strolling the El Born and Gothic Quarter. There are many excellent restaurants there.
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Old Apr 27th, 2016, 08:07 PM
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Sorry for the double post. Nothing happened when I clicked it the 1st time.
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Old Apr 27th, 2016, 08:20 PM
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One of my favorite things when I visit European countries is sitting at cafe and watching the world pass by. You learn a lot from that and it is relaxing.

If you can go to the plaza in front of the Gothic Cathedral and watch the Catalans dance La Sardana on Saturday night (and Sunday morning which does not apply to your trip)
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Old Apr 28th, 2016, 12:11 AM
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Plan plan plan, then the metro strike will F**** up your plans. That is what will have happened if this trip was happening now. There are many things that should that stop you planning to the nth degree.
Go back to work and sit at the white board with your colleges and do the same for the other 50 weeks a year. Yer thank god we are different.
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Old Apr 28th, 2016, 12:48 AM
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The Palau de Musica Catalana does tours during the day in various languages, but you must book as it's very unllikely that you'll just be able to walk in and find an available tour in the right language. Check the website to find one:


As far as your Cava day out is concerned, you probably only need a half day and you could combine that with Montserrat. From the Monastery, it's not too far to San Sadurni d'Anoia the Cava "town". Cordonui and Freixenet are OK and unless you have a deeper interest in wine will be fine for a tour. They make a lot of cheap Cava and some good stuff. If you are more interested in good Cava, try Juve y Camps who make good stuff. You'll have to arrange a tour by email:

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Old Apr 28th, 2016, 12:49 AM
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Great example, riberirasacra!

As an advance planner, I would have a plan for how to adjust my daily plans in the face of a rail strike.

Of course, others might look at the same situation and get upset because they can't reach the beach they had selected for their relaxing vacation....

Those of us who like to plan, like to plan and do so when we can. Those who don't like to plan, don't plan unless they must. Why does that matter? I'm sure we all end up with some great experiences, and I'd also bet that we enjoy our experiences more if we travel in the ways that WE choose and prefer than if we try to travel in ways that don't work for us.

I honestly can't see a reason to say that one strategy is GENERALLY better than another. To each his/her own!
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Old Apr 28th, 2016, 09:06 AM
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I really do not understand why you ask questions on this forum if you are so confident with your work.
If you really want to know about planning mistakes, you should ask a few parents. ;-)
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Old Apr 28th, 2016, 09:25 AM
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She asking for advice what is possilble to do/see in a day, and if her route through the city is ok, good or sholud be modified in manner to see as much as possible..
She wont sit and get lost in the moment, thats not her thing, as she writes, and why shouldnt that be ok?

Anyway, plans sounds much better now, but somehow i think you will get a little bit bored on 4jul, all outdorry sights somehow, picniky type...
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Old Apr 28th, 2016, 09:52 AM
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This is starting to sound like the tour vs. independent argument. THERE IS NO ONE RIGHT ANSWER. We are, thankfully, not clones or robots, and what makes one person happy doesn't work for someone else. We even change over time: today's fast-paced traveler may be tomorrow's flaneur.

If you want to spend your vacation sipping coffee/wine/something stronger and watching the world go by, fine. But don't diss other people who want to see as much as they can in a limited amount of time.

The OP's original plan really wasn't possible, but no need to go to the other extreme.
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