Tips from a local expert: explore Barcelona, Spain on public transit

Published: October 31, 2016

We are extremely proud to have local experts in thousands of cities worldwide that help us ensure our public transit data is top quality. Our Moovit Ambassador, Gerard, from Barcelona has been kind enough to share insider knowledge of his city. You can find tips and tricks to make the most out of your trip to this wonderful city, that really does have it all, history, culture, modern art, beaches and tapas!

The most interesting neighborhood

Parc de Montjuic, a hill that overlooks the city is one of my favorite places. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of both the city, and sea, as well as the Olympic Stadium and swimming pool from the 1992 games. There are also many hidden gardens, art museums and lovely spots to enjoy a packed lunch.

The best place to eat in Barcelona

A former bull-fighting ring, the building itself is a beautiful attraction itself, but don’t expect to see any bull fights here. The Centre Comercial Arenas de Barcelona is now a mall where you can find an abundance of different types of restaurants. You can try cuisine from Mexico, Italy, Korea, the Mediterranean, and many more.

Pay 1 Euro to get up to the terrace for more magical views of the city.

The best cultural thing to do in Barcelona

Over the course of the year, there are many festivals in Barcelona. Here is a list of upcoming events in 2017. The best known festival of the year has to be “Barrio de Gràcia” in August, when the entire neighborhood is decorated and there is a great street party.

The best spot to watch the sunset

The Carretera de les Aigües in the Collserola mountains is a quiet spot that you can get to easily with public transport. If you walk through the park, you can get some of the best views of the sunset.

Tips for traveling on public transport in Barcelona

The metro and tram are my favorite modes of transport. They tend to be less busy than the buses and go through many beautiful areas of the city.

The best transit line for sightseeing

The H12 line goes right across the city. You can see all the important places in the city, including Plaça d’Espanya, Plaça de Catalunya, Sagrada Família and Passeig de Gràcia.

The best thing about mapping my city on Moovit

By mapping Barcelona, I discovered many new routes that are sometimes faster than the ones that I normally use, so it was a great experience learning more about the city transit systems and share this knowledge with fellow riders.

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