Barcelona for 1 Week

Old Apr 10th, 2016, 04:43 AM
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Barcelona for 1 Week

My husband and I are planning our first trip to Barcelona for the end of May for 8 days / 7 nights. We are trying to decide which country / cities that we could visit within our timeframe. Any and all suggestions are welcomed.
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Barcelona is a wonderful, vibrant city with so many sights to see......architecture, art, boqueria market, shopping, nightlife, food adventures, etc.

With only 8 days and 7 nights I would think remaining in SPAIN the entire time.

You may consider doing a day trip (in Spain) from Barcelona if you feel you don't want to be in Barcelona all 8 days, depending on your interests.
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Old Apr 10th, 2016, 05:43 AM
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Thank you TrendGirl2. We are definitely interested in a day trip or two. Our interests include seeing the authentic locations, architecture, and my husband wants to get some beach time.
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For beach I would recommend Roses. Nice sandy beaches nice swimming. If you take a bus I think it is about 4 hours. I think most of the buses run through Figures which is super interesting with Dali's history there. If you wanted to rent a car, it might be worth it and you could also go as far as Argeles sur Mer on the French side-more nice beaches and pass through Collioure, a pretty port town with nice art connections as well:

http://www.collioure.com/en/discover-collioure/art/

http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres.../figueres.html
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BEACH DAY TRIP SUGGESTION: Town of SITGES. It is a short train ride from BARCELONA.
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Thank you for your recommendations. Any thoughts on Ibiza for a night?
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I would definitely go to Valencia for a day of- it's about 2 hours ride from Barcelona. Recommend visiting The city of art and science: marvelous 21-century architecture complex (Google and you'll see it)
Also, if you have to check out of the hotel but still have a plantly of time to flight (or another way of transport) there is one service that offers baggage keeping and transportation
https://www.facebook.com/bdsbarcelona/ here you can see it
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IBIZA would be wonderful except IBIZA for 1 day makes no sense at all.


If you are planning a side trip to IBIZA...by the time (and expense) to get to airport, take flight it would take too much time. The ferry rides to IBIZA are not so fast (for a day only visit!!!)

Save IBIZA or other Baleric islands for another trip.
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We loved Tarragona--Roman stuff, Medieval stuff, walkable, on Mediterranean (not so much for "beach" as some other places, granted)
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