BARCELONA    INFORMATION AND USEFUL ADVICE

 

HOLIDAYS   2024

 

BARCELONA

CATALONIA

SPAIN

monday 1 january

 

 

New year

saturday 6 january

 

 

Epiphany

friday 29 march

 

 

Good Friday

monday 1 april

 

Easter Monday

 

wednesday 1 may

 

 

Worker's day

monday 20 may

Whit Monday

 

 

monday 24 june

 

St John the Baptist

 

thursday 15 august

 

 

Assumption of Mary

wednesday 11 september

 

Diada

 

tuesday 24 september

La Mercé

 

 

saturday 12 october

 

 

Spain national day

friday 1 november

 

 

All Saint's day

friday 6 december

 

 

Constitution day

wednesday 25 december

 

 

Christmas

thursday 26 december

 

St Stephen's day

 

PICKPOCKETS

Beware of thieves and pickpockets. As transport professionals, we are more or less directly confronted with this problem. From time to time, a colleague, a customer, a hotel employee or ourselves are victims or witnesses of a theft or attempted theft. Pickpockets do not only operate in tourist areas of Barcelona, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Barceloneta, but also in the Eixample, or in other areas further from the center. Even Montserrat or Barcelona airport are no exception, especially due to the number of tourists and foreign travelers there. Of course, just because thieves can be everywhere doesn't mean there are many of them. In general, pickpockets operate without problem and without the victim realizing it. Either way, with a little common sense and caution, it is very likely that nothing will happen to you. If, for example, you are on the terrace of a café or in the concourse of a train station, always keep an eye on your cell phone or your bag. In the metro or in busy places, it is advisable to keep your bag in front of you and not on your back. If someone asks you for information on the street, it is better to leave. If you are in a stationary vehicle, be careful as it is easy for someone to open a door or reach through a window, grab an item and run away.

SIDEWALKS AND ZEBRA CROSSINGS

When walking down the street, be careful. Despite the bike paths, scooters or bicycles are still running on the sidewalks, in both directions and without respecting the safety rules. On a zebra crossing, when crossing a bike path, keep in mind that some bikes do not respect your priority. Also watch out for motorcycles and cars that tend not to let you through

RESTAURANTS - BARS - NIGHT CLUBS - FLEA MARKETS

-There are plenty of places to go out and have fun in Barcelona. In addition, the offer evolves, some places are transformed and new ones appear. As we can not put them all on our page, we have selected those where we have accompanied our customers. They have always left satisfied and some have even returned. If we learn that someone did not like an establishment for a serious reason, we would remove it from the list. There are places for all tastes, terraces overlooking the sea, the city, etc.
-There are several markets in Barcelona, including the flea market at Plaza Blanquerna. It is held on the second Sunday of every month. In Diagonal Mar district, near Poble Nou, is the Palo Alto market, open the first weekend of every month. At the Sant Antoni market you can find books, records, etc. every Sunday.

Tags

MWC Barcelona

26th-29th February 2024

Useful
telephone numbers

  

Police/Fire brigade              112

Airport                913 211 000
Renfe                 912 320 320
Mastercard           900 971 231
Amex                 900 814 500
VISA                   910 507 330

Next
clock change

31st March 2024

Races Barcelona 2024

Lluis Companys
Stadium

Schedule 2024

 

Exhibitions & Congresses
Barcelona 2024

  

 

Formula 1
Grand Prix of Spain

21-23 of June 2024

Weather Data Source: weather Barcelona

Contact

Jacques
+34 649 155 949
movíl/mobile/portable
/Handy/whatsapp
barcelonaprivatechauffeur@hotmail.com