Posts in category: Barcelona Area

With protests around Catalonia throughout the last few months, many people are starting to wonder if it’s safe to travel to Barcelona. First it’s important to understand what’s actually going on there. Then we’ll talk about your safety. Know that those of us at GoCar Tours want every client of ours to be as safe as possible. What exactly is going on in Catalonia? A pro-independence majority government in Catalonia had a referendum to separate from Spain. However, Spain’s constitutional court says that this vote was illegal and that they won’t recognize it. The result is that there have been protests within Catalonia. What about Barcelona – is it safe? There was a lot of chaos and confusion in Barcelona right after the referendum and the resulting announcement from Spain. Public transportation was limited, schools were closed, and there were many protests. However, they have ended. At the moment, Barcelona is perfectly safe for visitors. What do the experts say about safety? Travel consumer rights commentators have been clear that they believe tourists should still visit Spain and Barcelona in particular. They remind visitors that Catalonians in general are supportive of the tourist industry and that it makes up a large part of their economy. As a result, they are finding ways to ensure the safety of travelers. It would, of course, be wise to keep an eye on what’s happening but as of today, there aren’t any specific threats that are making the experts worry. The Foreign Office has issued a statement According to the Foreign Office, it’s true that there are protests ongoing. They’re suggesting that travelers be aware of the situation but that there’s no reason to believe that violence is on its way. They recommend that travelers be aware of the potential for upsets in traffic…

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When planning an international trip, there are a wide range of factors to consider. One of them is to decide how long to stay. Some people have a specific amount of time to spend while others are more flexible and try to find the right balance between feeling rushed and staying so long that they are ready to go home. If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona then there are many factors that can help you decide. What time of year are you traveling? The time of year you’ll be spending in Barcelona can make a difference in a variety of ways. First, if you’re traveling in peak tourist time then you can expect for everything to take longer, from getting from one side of town to another, to getting a seat at a restaurant, to getting through the major tourist attractions. If you’re planning to travel during the rainy season then you should plan for at least half of your time to be spent indoors and this can affect how long you need to stay. Finally, look to see if there are any special festivals going on that you might want to see. Some of the fall festivals Barcelona is known for can make your trip days longer if you want to see everything. How will you be getting around? It’s true that Barcelona is a smaller city compared to others in Spain, and that it’s easy to get around, but if you’re going to rely on public transportation then you should plan to only do one or two things per day. The other option is to rent a car, which allows you to see and do more in a single day but can be a lot more expensive. Of course, GoCar tours offers a compromise: The Barcelona Some…

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