Barcelona center is only 50 minutes by train from Calafell. So you can arrive easily from Apartaments Costa d'Or in Calafell.
Discover Barcelona! Gaudí, the cathedral, the Modernista route, museums, squares and gardens, ... These are the places in Barcelona that you simply cannot miss. Rent an apartment in Calafell enjoy the beach and discover Barcelona.
Barcelona was founded at the time of the Roman Empire. Emperor Augustus (27 BC-14 AD) established the new colony called Barcino between the Llobregat and Besós rivers. Part of the Roman wall is still preserved.
Barcelona has an abundant historical heritage. In the old case there are a large number of medieval buildings: Palau de la Virreina, Saló del Tinell, Plaza del Rei with the Palau Reial, church of Santa María del Mar, the cathedral, the Drassanes, the church of Pi.
The modern part of the city known as Eixample was designed by Ildefonso Cerdà with perpendicular streets and well advanced for the time. In this area there are important modernist buildings by Gaudí or Puig i Cadafalch. Some of them as emblematic as the “Casa Batlló”, the “Casa Atmetller”, the “Casa Lleó Morera”, “la Pedrera (Casa Milà)”, the “Sagrada Familia”, the “Parc Güell”, the “Palau de Music ”among many others.
The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is the best known work of Antoni Gaudí and is one of the icons of the city. It has been under construction since 1882, and it is expected to be completed around 2026. Gaudí finished the crypt and the lateral façade of the Nativity, declared a World Heritage Site. The models and drawings preserved have allowed the works to continue, financed from their origin with the contribution of anonymous donations. The basilica consists of three monumental facades. From inside the basilica you can climb the towers, and contemplate the magnificent view of Barcelona.
The central Plaza Catalunya is the axis of the city. In it the famous Rambla is born, which descends to the sea. The universe of this tour is unique and colorful: the “Boqueria” market, the flower kiosks, the “Gran Teatre del Liceu” opera house and a long etcetera.
Three important streets of Barcelona also start from Plaza Catalunya. El Portal de l’Àngel which is an important commercial street of the city with numerous clothing stores and department stores. The Passeig de Gràcia which is the most elegant commercial and business avenue in the city. La Rambla de Catalunya with its cozy central promenade with multiple terraces.
Barcelona also has an important cultural heritage with numerous museums such as the Picasso or the Miró dedicated to these painters. The MNAC (National Museum of Art of Catalonia) has an extensive collection of medieval art, whose magnificent collections of Gothic and Romanesque, including the wall paintings of the Lleida Pyrenees, are unique in the world. Barcelona also has interesting science museums such as Cosmocaixa or Museu Blau ”.
In Barcelona there is a beautiful Zoo with one of the largest collections of animals in Europe. As well as the Aquàrium with a multitude of marine environments where you can see that crossing the transparent tunnel under the shark pool is a magical moment. To visit them, we recommend traveling by train to Barcelona at the Estació de França.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a spectacular and very popular fountain that stands out for its water, sound and light games. It was built by Carles Buïgas next to the Plaza de España on the occasion of the 1929 Universal Exposition. 2600 liters of water per second flow from this great fountain with a recirculating water system. More than 7,000 million possible combinations of water and light.
It works at dusk with different choreographies of about 30 minutes each. Check operating hours. To return to Calafell you can take the train at Barcelona Sants Station.
For soccer lovers there is visit that can not be missed: The FC Barcelona stadium (Barça). In the display cabinets of his museum the impressive record of one of the teams with the most titles in the world is exposed.
If you sign up for a guided tour you will be able to know all the secrets of the "Camp Nou" such as the locker room area, the presidential rostrum and the playing field.
To visit the "Camp Nou" we recommend traveling by train to Barcelona Sants and from there by metro green line to Les Corts or blue line to Collblanc.
To visit Barcelona comfortably, we recommend the Tourist Bus that allows you to do the entire panoramic circuit going down to visit the most interesting monuments and then continue the visit throughout the day. The bus has many stops, one of which is right next to the Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia train station. Acquiring the combined ticket at the Calafell train station, together with the round trip by train, they have the tourist bus ticket throughout the day in Barcelona. The prices of the combined ticket are the same as buying only the tourist bus ticket in Barcelona
Since the Passeig de Gràcia station is located right in the center of the city, there is also the possibility of visiting the city on foot. In this case they only need to purchase a single ticket (5,50 Eur) or a multiple voucher with which they have 10 trips that they can share (38,20 Eur). Once in Barcelona, metro tickets also have the option of 8 or 10 trips, with the T-familiar (10 Eur) or T-casual card (11,35 Eur).
If you want to go by car, you can comfortably access the C32 motorway from Calafell itself or the C31 road that between Sitges and Castelldefels runs for about 20 km of cliffs over the sea.