Monthly Archives: October 2014

What to do in Bacelona with family (Port Aventura)


Port Aventura is the second most famous park in Europe, and is located in La Costa Dorada at 1:30 hs by bus from Barcelona. The park offers plenty of activities and play areas for the whole family.

This amaizing park is spread out in several areas, with impressive attractions, from the highest roller coaster in Europe up to 78m, or the Furius Baco which reaches a speed of 135km per hour. There is also a water park with exciting experiences and simulators.

How to get there:

To get from Barcelona by train, the most easy way is to take train (RENFE) line R-16. The most central station is Barcelona Passeig de GrĂ cia, and here you can see the timetables and also you can get a discount to the park, if you buy ticket + entrance in the automatic ticket machine or in the station.

Check out more attractions in Barcelona with family

Torre de Collserola

This telecommunications tower is located on the Tibidado hill in la Sierra de Collserola. Designed by Norman Foster, is visible from every part of Barcelona. The needle-like upper structure rests on a concrete pillar and is anchored by 12 huge steel calbes. Rising to a hieght of 560m above sea level, the top is reached by a glass-fronted elevator, which crawls up the outside of the tower. More info about la Torre de Collserola.

Timetable and Prices

Montjuic Castle and Military Museum


barcelona_hotel_montjuic1Barcelona’s view from the castle

The first stone of the Baroque style castle, which still dominate Montjuic’s hill, was laid in 1640. It was for many years a symbols of terror as a prison and torture centre for political prisoners. No longer in military use, today the castele houses a military museum displaying ancient weaponary and a statue of Franco.

General admission: 5 EUR

Check out the opening times and prices

What to do on weekend




El Born hip neighbourhood which was reborn several years ago. Student and artists movies in, attracted by cheap rents and airy warehouses, fostering and arty vibe that now blends in with the area’s old-time aura. Experimental design shops share the narrow streets with traditional balconies residential buildings strung with laundry.

From Hotel Lloret Ramblas 20 min walk until El Born.

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