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Barcelona  Backpack Guide

Backpack Guide

How many days should
I visit Barcelona for?

This is a loaded question as for some people no amount of time is enough.
For first time visitors, anywhere from 5-7 days is enough to take in the city and go on a few day trips.

When's the best
time to visit Barcelona?

Barcelona attracts alot of visitors each year especially during the summer months. Try to visit Barcelona either in the spring or fall for lower travel rates and significantly shorter lines at attractions.

How much
does Barcelona cost?

On average, backpacking in Barcelona costs about $75 a day.

Is it safe
to visit Barcelona?

For the most part, Barcelona is safe to visit.  However, as with most big cities, pickpockets can be a problem, so be extra cautious when in touristy areas.

Do I need to
know Spanish?

It’s not necessary to know Spanish as most people you meet can also speak English.
Don’t be a tacky tourist though, learn some common Spanish phrases before you go.

What currency
does Spain use?

Spain uses the Euro as their currency.  One US dollar is worth approximately €0.95.
Euro Trip Kit
Trip planning made easy!
Whether you're going to Barcelona for just a couple of weeks or traveling around Europe for a few months, the Euro Trip Kit will help plan your trip.

Inside the kit, you'll find a travel journal, adventure passport, language cards and a bunch of other great things to get you excited for your euro trip.
Inside The Kit

Warning Schengen Area

Spain is part of the Schengen Agreement which allows open borders between many European countries.

However, if you're traveling for longer than 90 days, you need to be aware of certain restrictions that may affect your trip.
Schengen Agreement

Spanish phrases for traveling

How are you?
¿Cómo estás?
My name is...
Me llamo…
Do you speak English?
¿Habla inglés?
One beer please
Una cerveza por favor
Thank you

Barcelona Adventures

Here are 13 of our favorite adventures you should do while you're in Barcelona.  Read about them in our Barcelona Adventure Guide.