stdClass Object ( [ID] => 398 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-03 20:11:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-03 19:11:23 [post_content] => Plaza Real Barcelone Second city of Spain, prosperous and vibrant, the capital of the province of Catalonia covers about 490 square kilometres with 1.5 million people. Located along the Mediterranean coast, it is a major Spanish center not only for its economic but also cultural and touristic boldness. The two languages commonly spoken in Barcelona are the Castilian (Spanish) and Catalan. The signs and posters are written in Catalan, but if you talk to people in Spanish, they will respond in that language. The currency is the Euro.

Getting Around in Barcelona

Most people travel in Barcelona by metro, bus or taxi. The most simple and practical means of transport is the subway, which lets visitors reach some outlying attractions such as Park Guell. Instead of buying individual tickets, if you intend to take the subway several times in the same day, it is more economical to purchase a tourist pass for several days. In addition, these cards are valid in buses as well as the subway. You can also buy the tickets by 10, which is cheaper than per unit. There are also  double-decker "hop on- hop off" busses that will take you to all major sights of the city. One ticket, purchased at one of the many locations around the city will allow you to ride all day and hop on and off as you please. [post_title] => Barcelona [post_excerpt] => Second city of Spain, prosperous and vibrant, the capital of the province of Catalonia covers about 490 square kilometres with 1.5 million people. Located along the Mediterranean coast, it is a major Spanish center not only for its economic but also cultural and touristic boldness. The two languages commonly spoken in Barcelona are the Castilian (Spanish) and Catalan. The signs and posters are written in Catalan, but if you talk to people in Spanish, they will respond in that language. The currency is the Euro. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => youth-hostel-barcelona [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-24 17:44:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-24 16:44:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 42 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?page_id=398 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => page [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 446 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-07 07:53:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-07 06:53:41 [post_content] => Best ratings in Barcelona for the last 2 years!! Breakfast, lockers, internet, sheets, blankets ..... for free!!!! We are all backpackers like you, inspired on our journeys, we dreamt about opening our own house to share the travelling experience with other people. In Mambo Tango you will find a familiar, friendly and young atmosphere where you will find us the whole day. If you are people who want to make new friends, have a beer, enjoy the hostel atmosphere, enjoy Barcelona, …you are really welcome! Our success is based on the respect to others!! Mambo Tango family is not a party hostel, is not a drunk hostel, is not a messy hostel, and is not a disrespectful hostel. Mambo Tango is a respecful and peaceful hostel. If you want to book here please don't forget it! [post_title] => Mambo Tango Youth Hostel [post_excerpt] => Best ratings in Barcelona for the last 2 years!! Breakfast, lockers, internet, sheets, blankets ..... for free!!!! [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => mambo-tango-hostel [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-09-17 19:04:00 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-17 18:04:00 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=446 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 479 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-07 17:55:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-07 17:55:53 [post_content] => Mercat de la BoqueriaThis market whose origins date back to the XIII century is a must in Barcelona. This is the biggest market of Spain, which offers the most variety in products, and which is of course the most popular among tourists. Some traders have been there three or four generations! It is located near the Rambla, and its typical steel structure is easily recognizable. Take time to wander at will within the aisles, and among the 300 and some merchants. Buy some fruits, and why not a little meat and bread to prepare a picnic lunch before going on a trip to Park Guell. It is a perfect alternative to tapas bars ... Address: Plaça de la Boqueria, 08001 - Barcelona The market is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. [post_title] => Mercat de la Boqueria [post_excerpt] => This market whose origins date back to the XIII century is a must in Barcelona. This is the biggest market of Spain, which offers the most variety in products, and which is of course the most popular among tourists. Some traders have been there three or four generations! [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => mercat-de-la-boqueria [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://www.aubergesdejeunesse.com/parc-guell/ [post_modified] => 2010-09-14 09:17:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-14 08:17:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=479 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 1246 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-05-04 16:28:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-05-04 15:28:05 [post_content] => Bar La Plata à BarceloneGastronomy in Barcelona obviously extends beyond the tapas bars, but it goes without saying that this remains the ideal formula for eating well without breaking the bank! Here's another tapas bar that is a must for Barcelona: La Plata. This is a tiny bar, you will not find a lot of seating. Chances are that you'll be eating standing up, but you will not soon forget the sardines you will eat at this place! Not a fan of sardines? Try anyway, it's worth it! Add to your meal a glass of wine, poured right from the barrel, and you have an authentic experience that will give you the feeling of having lived as a local. La Plata is located in one of the many small streets near the Passeig de Colom in the Gotic quarter. Carrer Mercè, 28, near Carrer de la Plata 08002 Barcelona Phone: 93 315 10 09 (Photo Ana bzz) [post_title] => La Plata Bar in Barcelona [post_excerpt] => Gastronomy in Barcelona obviously extends beyond the tapas bars, but it goes without saying that this remains the ideal formula for eating well without breaking the bank! 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