May 13th, 2015, 08:59 PM
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Is this a reasonable amt of time to see this area. If it's too long what other area would blend with this city. I would like to base in city and due day trips if the opportunity presents itself. I appreciate any feedback and ThankYou in advance.
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May 13th, 2015, 10:13 PM
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It is a fair amount of time to see the city. You may consider as day trips Monserrat, Girona, and Figueres. It is a great walking city.
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May 13th, 2015, 10:24 PM
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Hi Butterflytravler, We spent 4.5 days in Barcelona with one day trip. The day trip was via Viator small group tour and was to Montserrat with a Cava Wine Tour and it was fantastic. We got to see a lot of the top sights during a busy schedule there. Whatever you do don't miss Sagrada Familia (and get your tickets on-line ahead of time to avoid the horrid ticket buying line there). Of all the cathedrals throughout Europe we have seen this was the most spectacular to my hubby, son and I. Another highlight for us was a Spanish guitar concert in one of the smaller churches - amazing! Lots to see and do and keep you busy there. We never made it to the beach, ran out of time! I am still surprised at how much I loved Barcelona. To me, it was a great mixture of New York, Los Angeles and Paris all rolled into one; enjoy!!!!
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May 14th, 2015, 12:27 AM
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We too loved Barcelona. We spent 5 full days there, and still had more that we hadn't managed to fit in. I would happily return there for the same amount of time again.

It was a very comfortable city to be in, with fabulous architecture. See my trip report for what we did there. Di
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May 14th, 2015, 02:24 AM
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You could easily spend all this time in Barcelona, but you've also gotten some good ideas for day-trips.

You could also do a day-trip within the city itself by going to Montjuic (Jewish mountain) right in the centre. Spectacular views of both the city and the sea from the castle on the top, and Montjuic in general is lots of museums, theaters, 1992 Olympic sports arenas and greens. Take the Teleferic up here (or bus or taxi or walk):

Two of my favourite restaurants in town are at the foot of Montjuic. La Perla is as genuine and traditional as it gets, only open for lunch (until about 5pm).

And I had one of the best meals in my life in close by Xemei a few weeks ago. The Bigoli en salsa Veneciana is unlike anything I've ever tasted before:

Went to Xemei late at night after seing out of this world Rocío Molina in Mercat de les Flors some 300 meters away (in the so called Theater city):

A "day-trip" to Montjuic could start with an early lunch at La Perla, then up to the castle on the top with the Teleferic, then take the 20-25 mins fine walk down to the beautiful Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium. After that perhaps a glass or cup of something in close by, tranquile and secluded La Font del Gat ( before a visit to the mind-blowing Miró museum just up the road. Prepare for a theater performance or concert in one of the venues in the Theater city in the fine little cafe in the Teatre Lliure, and round the night off with food from heaven in Xemei.

Given the natural and cultural richness of the Montjuic area, there are of course innumerable variants of this plan. You should also know that at the bottom of Montjuic, you'll find the very local atmosphere Poble Sec district with it's many great tapas bars and restaurants.

About Montjuic:
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