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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
Stayed at Tryp Apolo only a short walk from Ramblas. Used taxis from airport to hotel and onto ship. Barcelona is a good embarkation port compact and easy to get around Read More
Stayed at Tryp Apolo only a short walk from Ramblas. Used taxis from airport to hotel and onto ship. Barcelona is a good embarkation port compact and easy to get around Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
Beautiful city that never sleeps, and doesn't allow you to sleep :) Some places are beautiful, however I found that La Rambla is a little stinky, and dirty. Read More
Beautiful city that never sleeps, and doesn't allow you to sleep :) Some places are beautiful, however I found that La Rambla is a little stinky, and dirty. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
Loved this city!! We stayed 2 nights pre cruise at a gorgeous H10 Urquininona hotel near La Rambla. Enjoyed a wonderful, authentic flamenco show and had the most amazing dinner/service at 9Reinas. The paella in Barcelona is crazy good!! Read More
Loved this city!! We stayed 2 nights pre cruise at a gorgeous H10 Urquininona hotel near La Rambla. Enjoyed a wonderful, authentic flamenco show and had the most amazing dinner/service at 9Reinas. The paella in Barcelona is crazy good!! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
We stayed one extra day after debarkation. Parking is nuts but the go this district is amazing and well worth your time. It's mostly shopping and eating so bring your money and watch out for pick-pockets! Read More
We stayed one extra day after debarkation. Parking is nuts but the go this district is amazing and well worth your time. It's mostly shopping and eating so bring your money and watch out for pick-pockets! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
Barcelona, Spain: This is a large city, with all of the hustle and bustle that goes along with it. We took a taxi from the port directly to the Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family) Temple. The taxi from port to the Temple has a flat rate of $19 ... Read More
Barcelona, Spain: This is a large city, with all of the hustle and bustle that goes along with it. We took a taxi from the port directly to the Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family) Temple. The taxi from port to the Temple has a flat rate of $19 euro total for 3 passengers, or $25 euro for up to seven. You WILL need to order your entry tickets in advance at www.sagradafamilia.org/eng/tickets/index.html. We paid $29pp euro for entry, a lift into the Nativity Tower, and an audio guide. The Antoni Gaudi architected temple is hard to describe and has to be seen to be believed. Gaudi’s vision is pure genius, it is simply a jaw-dropping sight to behold and experience. We spent three hours there, and it felt like three minutes. The site is still under construction and will be completed in 2026, which is not too much longer, considering that the building was originally designed by Gaudi in 1909. As Rome was not built in a day, it will be over 100 years before this glorious tribute to the Holy Family is completed. Fortunately, most of the temple is in a ready state for your visit. The audio guide was superb; including discussion of the structures, details on what and where to look to see the finer details, building techniques, and Gaudi inspired insights into why the building is built the way it is and what it represents. Anyone, whether religious or not, will walk away inspired from this site. We then took the L1 train for $2.20pp euro to the Plaza Catalunya and walked down the Las Ramblas thoroughfare toward the port. This is a mostly pedestrian street with shops and eateries. Though it was a bit too “touristy” for me, we did stroll into the “La Boqueria Market” and sampled some candy and fruit drinks there. Note: Just about anything you may want to buy is here too! If you want tapas, it may be a better and less costly fair if you walk a block or too away from Las Ramblas to find a more local (non-tourist) restaurant. We had racked up about 3.9 miles walking up to this point, so even though we had intended to use Rick Steve’s free downloadable “Barcelona City Walk” audio-guide to tour the Barri Gothic Quarter beginning halfway down Las Ramblas, we opted instead to take an $8 euro total taxi from the market back to terminal B in port and re-board the ship. It was a full and splendid day, but we had to hit the pool to cool off our tootsies! Read Less

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