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Old February 13th, 2013, 07:11 PM
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family - boys(2) doing the footy tour
what is the best tour the girls(2) can do that is offered by costa
they have
taste of tapas and barca
barca and flamenco rhythms
barca and l sagrada familia
gaudis masterpieces
montserrat abbey
tour of barca
dont know if anyone has done any of the tours but would welcome advice - none ofus have been to barca before (boys definitly doing camp nou - and girls def wont) - but we have half day only - costa favolosa april 9th
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Old February 14th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Old February 14th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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with the limited time you have, i would just take a stroll up las ramblas and visit the public market there. great people watching, shopping and street performers.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Or try the ho-ho bus, though it doesn't go to Montserrat as I recall.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 05:26 PM
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family - boys(2) doing the footy tour
what is the best tour the girls(2) can do that is offered by costa
they have
taste of tapas and barca
barca and flamenco rhythms
barca and l sagrada familia
gaudis masterpieces
montserrat abbey
tour of barca
dont know if anyone has done any of the tours but would welcome advice - none ofus have been to barca before (boys definitly doing camp nou - and girls def wont) - but we have half day only - costa favolosa april 9th
Go to Costas site and view the videos of those trips

I would miss out the tapas one, as you will have been well fed, plus the ship does tapas theme that day, pointless paying twice

I would chose barca and flamenco rhythms, as the option, gives you a flavour of the country

Sagrada familia, if you are interested in Cathederals

The best suggestion was the DIY walk the Ramblas and the big market halfway up on the left, all free and wonderful people watching plus all the living statues, pet shops, bars (BE VERY AWARE OF PICKPOCKETS THOUGH) Fifteen minutes walk from the ship

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Old February 16th, 2013, 08:48 AM
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Or try the ho-ho bus, though it doesn't go to Montserrat as I recall.
with only a half-day in port, i would not use the ho-ho bus. i used it, but i had a full day. it only goes in one direction and it is SLOW. if one only wants to sit and not get off anywhere, it MIGHT be ok.
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with only a half-day in port, i would not use the ho-ho bus. i used it, but i had a full day. it only goes in one direction and it is SLOW. if one only wants to sit and not get off anywhere, it MIGHT be ok.
I totally agree - sometimes it takes forever to get back on the bus. Plus it only goes in one direction. So we ended up to walk a couple of ( looong ) blocks from the Sagrada Familia to the next subway, get a ticket there to get back to the port to get a shuttle from there to the ship to be back in time.

Subway was easy to do.
We will be back in April, unfortunately only few hours, so we will do a walk.
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