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    Barcelona by winter

    What is it like? plan on going at the start of february. will bars be open? where is the nightlife city center

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    The nightlife is all around La Rambla & it's side streets from Placa De Catalunya down to the Christopher Columbus monument. There is a good irish bar down there but beware it's also in the red light area :
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    In answer to what's it like - it's one of my favourite European cities & i have probably been to 150 non UK cities. You will love it

    We found that in both Barcelona and Madrid that Irish type pubs often charge extra for the privalidge...maybe they are being too authentic and taking after Dublin prices! Also they didn't seem to have locals in them. Best to mix with local people in their bars/pubs, at least then you're paying same prices as them.
    Only other bit of advice I have is to go to Madrid as well, or instead! It's brilliant.

    Original Poster

    only there for 2 nights, not really interested in making friends there lol. what about winter time do bars tend to stay open?

    Each to their own on that one & i have argued Barcelona's case against Madrid many times on Virtualtourist. In my opinion Madrid is great for museums & possibly to look around the Bernabeu if you are a football fan but not much else. Agree the irish bars are expensive ( especially at the current euro rate ) but if you want a quality beer in Barcelona irish bars are the best

    morales;7437984

    only there for 2 nights, not really interested in making friends there … only there for 2 nights, not really interested in making friends there lol. what about winter time do bars tend to stay open?


    Yes. Same as summer

    morales;7437984

    only there for 2 nights, not really interested in making friends there … only there for 2 nights, not really interested in making friends there lol. what about winter time do bars tend to stay open?



    It's pretty much like England...open same times that they would usually.

    darren9030;7438002

    Each to their own on that one & i have argued Barcelona's case against … Each to their own on that one & i have argued Barcelona's case against Madrid many times on Virtualtourist. In my opinion Madrid is great for museums & possibly to look around the Bernabeu if you are a football fan but not much else. Agree the irish bars are expensive ( especially at the current euro rate ) but if you want a quality beer in Barcelona irish bars are the best



    Agh but the Irish pub I went to in Madrid had a wonky pool table, true Irish bar! haha.
    There's definetly a lot more to Madrid than museums and the Bernabau, but there's pro's and con's to both places, so I wouldn't have any arguments really. I just enjoyed Madrid more.

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    very expenisve and cold at the start of feb. Nice city for culture though and good transport system.

    went last feb 18th-25th, everything was open pretty late/early
    the tube stopped quite early tho
    other than that, loadsa fun!

    csiman;7442040

    very expenisve and cold at the start of feb. Nice city for culture though … very expenisve and cold at the start of feb. Nice city for culture though and good transport system.



    it was 20 degrees at the beach in sitges when we went, still warm enough to catch some nice sun and a light tan

    http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v650/40/53/760320436/n760320436_6264660_4814452.jpg

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    arcsbite;7442064

    it was 20 degrees at the beach in sitges when we went, still warm enough … it was 20 degrees at the beach in sitges when we went, still warm enough to catch some nice sun and a light tan


    yeah, cold wasnt appropriate. Guess you got lucky with 20. average high is 12 degrees early feb.

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    flights have gone expensive-ish for the return! damnit. going to risk it and see if theres another promotion after tomorrow
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