Movies filmed in Barcelona

Specially since Olympic Games were celebrated in Barcelona in 1992, this city has gained an international recognition due to its beauty, architecture and modernism. This particular appeal has not been overlooked by some filmmakers who have wanted to film their projects in this city. Here are some of the most relevant movies filmed in Barcelona and the places where they were filmed. If you loved those movies, maybe you would like to take a picture in one of those relevant places.

Vicky Cristina BarcelonaColón, Maremagnum Shopping Center, Barceloneta, Pla de Palau, Old town, La Pedrera, Santa María del Mar Church, Montcada Street, Picassomuseum, Sagrada FamíliaLas Ramblas.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona view from La Pedrera

Auberge Espagnole: Las RamblasPark GüellSagrada FamíliaBarcelona beaches, Barrio Gótico, Raval.

Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother): Colón, Sagrada Família, Palau de la Música, Teatre Trípoli, Caputxes street, Hospital del Mar and cemetery of Montjuïc.

The Passenger (Professione: Reporter – El Reportero): La Pedrera (quite different than the current building)

The Machinist (El Maquinista): Barcelona, Tibidabo Park.

El Perfume: Historia de un asesino (Das Perfume: Die geschichte eines mörders): Ferran street, Poble Espanyol (Montjuic), Labyrinth park (Horta, next to velodrome).

Poble espanyol
Manuale d’amore 2: Sagrada Família,  Barrio Gótico, Vila Olímpica and Barcelona beaches.

REC (2007): movie filmed entirely inside the building located at Rambla Catalunya nº34.

Barcelona has become more and more in a beautiful city, not only reflected on tourism but also in big screen due to the important movies filmed in Barcelona.

Formula 1 Gran Prix Barcelona

Formula 1 is back in Barcelona. The Circuit de Catalunya will host the fifth Formula 1 Grand Prix of the season (Gran Premio de España Barcelona 2013) between the 10th and 12th of May.

Formula 1 Grand Prix in Barcelona

Formula 1 Grand Prix in Barcelona

Trainings schedules, qualifying and race are as follows

GP España Formula 1 Timetable
Day Event Time
Thursday 9th May Practice 10:00 – 12:0016:00 – 19:00
Friday 10th May Practice 14:00 – 15:30
Saturday 11th May Qualyfing 11:00 – 12:00
Saturday 11th May Qualifying Q3 14:00
Sunday 12th May Race 14:00

Thursday of Grand Prix, include a visit to Pit lane with the same input. That is the best chance to enjoy the Formula 1 from the inside and if you are lucky enough, you may get a picture with some top driver.

Two presale periods with different price discounts have been introduced: First presale period ending on November the 30th offers a 20% discount while the second presale period ends on February the 28th allows a 10% discount. Tickets price vary from €50 to €450 outside the two pre-sale periods (depending on number of days). Click here for further details regarding prices.

How to get to the Circuit?

By train (Rodalies – RENFE): Take the train at either Sant Estació train station or El Clot-Aragó train station towards Montmeló train station (line R2). The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Montmeló train station it is just a 20 minutes walk to the circuit.

BUS: Sagalés Coach Company offers a direct bus service from Barcelona city centre to Montmeló Circuit to enjoy the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Busses depart from the junction of Diputacio street and Passeig the Gracia. Price: €8 return ticket.

Finally, don’t forget to use sunscreen products, sun glasses, a baseball cap or a hut and comfortable footwear as although the Grand Prix will take place in May, temperatures can easily reach 30ºC.

Barcelona Marathon 2013

Barcelona Marathon will take place on Sunday the 17th of March 2013. Athletes from all over the world will compete on this year’s race.

The Barcelona Marathon began in 1980 and its fame has been growing over the years. Last year the Barcelona Marathon reached a record of participation of 16,743 athletes registered. This year, registration are going well so organizers expect to even exceed that figure.

Registration closes on the 3rd of March, so there is still some time left to complete yours.

The Barcelona Marathon starts at 8:30h at Avinguda Maria Cristina (Plaça Espanya) and ends at the exact same point. Athletes have 6 hours to complete the 42,195km.

Click on the image below for checking the route:

Barcelona Marathon route

Barcelona Marathon route

Barcelona Marathon is a great event for the city of Barcelona, half of the city is closed to traffic and people take to the streets to cheer on the thousands of runners to get such adventure.

Click here for further information regarding registration, timetable, wardrobe, prizes, …

Registration fee €61 – 85

Transport Fares Barcelona 2013

Public Transport Fares Barcelona updated to 2013. Prices are reviewed every year on the 1st of January. Here are the updated Bus and Metro Transport Fares  Barcelona for 2013:

Single ticket (1 journey): €2 (this ticket does not allow transfers among other means of transport).

Number of Days Price
1 Day (T-Dia) €7.25
2 Days €13.40
3 Days €19.20
4 Days €24.40
5 Days €29.00

The above are valid for an unlimited number of journeys in as many consecutive days as printed on the card (e.g. the 2 Day card is valid for an unlimited number of journeys in 2 days, and so on).

Important: Time does not count from the start of use of the card but in calendar days (if you buy your 1-day ticket at 17:00, it lasts until the end of that day not until the 17:00 of the next day).

The Transport Fares Barcelona are valid on all means of transport (Metro, Bus, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat urban lines (FGC), Renfe’s Rodalies train and the TRAM).

Public Transport Fares Barcelona

Public Transport Fares Barcelona

Apart from the above, there is also a T-10 card (valid for 10 journeys) for €9.80. This travel card allows transfers among different means of transport during the following 75 minutes without taking more than 1 time the Metro or same Bus number.

In our opinion, the T-10 is the most interesting card as it can be used by different people and the price is very reasonable.

There are other travelcards for longer periods of time, although these would be for people living in Barcelona rather than tourists.

Travelcard Name Price
T-50/30* €39.20
T-Mes** €52.75

*T-50/30 – Valid for 50 journeys in 30 consecutive days.

** T-Mes – Valid for an unlimited number of journeys in 30 consecutive days.