Apps to get around Barcelona
It's a pleasure to have the city in the palm of your hand and to forget about the maps, leaflets, flyers and all the information you accumulate while travelling. Barcelona has loads of apps which help you enjoy the city at the click of a button and more than 600 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city which you can use to stay connected. There's no need to worry about roaming costs. Here's a very simple and cheap solution to help you avoid any unexpected bills when you get home. It's called Wifivox, and is a small pocket-sized modem which you can use to connect to the internet for an unlimited number of hours. You'll find it at the VisitBarcelona Tickets and you can use it to get around the city like a fish in water.
If you want to check out what to see or what's on in Barcelona with your smartphone here's a list of really useful apps. Click on this link to see Turisme de Barcelona's official apps. They're the perfect way to find out about the leisure attractions and cultural events in the city. If you want to create different folders on your mobile phone, here are a few ideas. A lot of locals use these apps every day.
There are several solutions if you want find out where the nearest stop or station is or how long it'll take to get from one neighbourhood to another. The Barcelona Transport TMB apps, feature all the information you'll need about the metro and bus network as well as the Barcelona Bus Turístic and will even calculate the quickest, simplest routes. The Catalan Rail is perfect if you want to get around by train. And if you've come by car or hired one, ApparkB is a really useful app to find a parking space quickly and easily.
In addition to's official apps, where you'll find The Official Barcelona Guide, Barcelona Restaurant Guide, Gaudí's Barcelona, Medieval Barcelona, 22@Barcelona (among many others), we recommend BCN Museums. It's the perfect app to find out about all the city's museums and the exhibitions you can see. You'll find these and many more here.
Of course, everybody's different and they put the things they are most interested in on their mobile phones. If you like running, you can customise your own route every day with Barcelona Corre. Beaches are important in Barcelona – there are 39 of them – and that's why Infoplatjes is a must-have app if you want to know about their amenities and bathing conditions.
All this information might just fill up your phone so choose the app that suits you best and leave space to take some photos of Barcelona. You're friends are bound to want to see your photos and feel a twinge of envy when you share them on your social networks using hashtag #visitbarcelona
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