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Free Parking in Barcelona During August

On street parking in Barcelona is limited and finding somewhere to park for free isn’t easy. In 2005, in an attempt to free up parking spaces for local residents and to reduce traffic in the city centre, Barcelona city council introduced parking meters and colour coded parking zones; Area Verda (Green Zone) and Area Blava MORE»

 

6 Places To Eat Well In Barcelona For Six Euros Or Less

Barcelona has hundreds of restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. Generally speaking food here is good value for money and the cost of eating out compares very favourably with other major European cities. If you’re on a budget, I recommend you do as the locals do and make lunch your main meal. The majority MORE»

 

Hay Fever Season in Barcelona

Since moving to Barcelona I have found that I suffer less from hay fever than when I lived in the UK. I believe that this is because Barcelona is a large coastal city and there is generally less airborne pollen than in smaller cities or towns surrounded by countryside. The only time of year that MORE»



What to Wear in Barcelona in December

The weather in December has been pretty mild with daytime temperatures between 10 and 16 degrees Centigrade. It has been mostly dry with a mix of blue skies and overcast. Two or three days were stormy with strong winds and heavy rain. Apart from that the only rain was a few light showers. Night time MORE»



Free WiFi Hotspots in Barcelona

Free WiFi is widely available in Barcelona. In 2011 the city council launched “Barcelona WIFI” and installed antennas throughout the city. You can also get online for free in shopping centres, bars & restaurants and at the airport. Barcelona WiFi Barcelona WiFi is one of the largest networks of free internet in Europe. The transmitters MORE»



How to Get From Barcelona Airport to the City Centre

This post outlines the options available for getting from Barcelona airport to your hotel, hostel or apartment. Which one is best for you depends on several factors including; arrival time, number of people in your party, which part of the city you are staying in and your budget. Please note that this information refers to MORE»