Here's how we're going to get in touch with our inner artists in Barcelona.
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Barcelona and Art? It's A Perfect Combination!
But on the rare occasion that we might be tempted to go inside, we're going to head to some of the city's incredible museums. Sometimes slightly overshadowed by the rest of Barcelona's charms, they offer a value oriented traveller tremendous bang for their buck and the chance to know a more intimate side of the city.
Barcelona: Practical Information
One of the easiest way we're augmenting our museum budget (okay, and maybe our wine budget too!) is to shun taxis in favor of more economical and environmentally friendly options. From the main airport, a taxi to the city centre costs about 25-30 Euro - we'll happily ride the Aerobus for about 6 Euros. From the city center, you can easily walk or catch a local bus to your hotel. Expedia has hundreds of value priced options in central Barcelona that can work for value oriented travelers.
If you are visiting several museums and galleries, you will want to invest in a pass to save money (and time in the lines.) A good summery of those available can befound here.
For Spanish Art Lovers
For the Ultimate Art Aficionado
Digging Up Some History
Other top choices for the scientifically and historically included include the Museum of the History of Catalonia. the Barcelona City History Museum, and the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia. If you're travelling with kids, be sure to visit Cosmocaixa - this science museum won the European Museum of the Year Award in 2006.
Discovering new museums and galleries are some of my favorite ways to pass the time when I travel. I love the opportunity to learn more about the places I visit and I've always had great conversations with the docents and volunteers who bring the collections to life. I would love to hear about your last trip to Barcelona and see if any of the places on my list made it onto yours!
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