7h in Barcelona
So, what can you do if you have 7h transit in Barcelona?
My family and I visited Spain last year. We landed in Girona airport. From there you can take a train to Barcelona for 15€ pro person for 1.5h trip. you can also take a bus, the trip will be shorter. The bus departure corresponds to the arrival, so make sure you don’t take too much time to collect your luggage or to go to the toilet. However, the connection is somewhat frequent during the day, so don’t worry.
We had roughly 5h to spend in the city and there are a lot to see, so what did we do?
- We visited Sagrada Familia
This building is very unique, and from what I’ve heard, never been finished or under constant construction. There was awfully long queue in front of the entrance so we decided not to enter the building. The entrance fee at that time was 11€
- Camp Nou
because my sister really likes football, even though she’s not a big barcelona fan, she wanted to see the Estadi del FC Barcelona. To go there you can take the subway to Palau Reial. From there, it’s just 10 min walk to the stadion. But instead going to the stadion, we ended up spending 1h or so in the fan shop megastore, lol.
- La Rambla
After buying enough souvenir in the megastore, we took the metro to Drassanes to port area. After walking around the Mirador de Colon, we took a nice stroll along the La Rambla, the famous “pedestrian” tourist area where you can find a lot of street artists. It’s a great place to have brunch or lunch. Esspecially when the weather is good, you can order paella and eat it outside bellow the shade trees.
After lunch, we continued walking to Plaza de Catalunya where you can feed and play a lot of pigeons. From there we took the airport bus to catch our next flight to Malaga.
If you have more time, you should definitely visit Parc Guel, that was built by Gaudi. I heard the entrance is free. I also think it’s worthed to pay 12,5€/p to ride the Port Vell aerial tramway to enjoy the port view