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Two nights in Barcelona?

Taking any all suggestions: We are spending two nights in Barcelona at the tale end of our cruise in mid July. I have never been to Barcelona before. That being said, I have selected two things that I want to do while there: the Picasso Museum and the Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catalana. Opinions? Will it be too crowded and overrun with tourists? Or, is it worth fighting the crowds? If so, please suggest other museums that might be less crowded. Also, I would like recommendations on great dining that also has great live music. We are staying at the Tryp Condal Mar, Cristobal de Moura

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You must see the Sagrada Familia (from the inside!), and climb the tower. It was the most breathtakingly beautiful thing I have ever seen.

Pre-order your tickets for 9am (or whatever time they open). Get there like 8:30 to be in the front of the line to get in, make sure you are in the right place. This will give you about 15-20 minutes inside with hardly anyone there. Get your tower climb for 45 min- 1 hour after entrance.

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and you might want to post this in the regular Spain forum - this one is for reviews and my guess is that many people who can offer advice won't see it here. :)

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The Picasso museum is very small and will not take you long at all! We arrived just after it opened. When we left the lines were wrapped around the corner. I agree about the Sagrada Familia - its a must!!!

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We pre-ordered tickets to La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and the Picasso museum online. We did the 9 a.m. entrance to La Sagrada Familia and loved getting in before the crowds. The entrance for pre- booked tickets was on the side where there is a pond across the street and a refreshment stand.. Our taxi dropped us off by the regular entrance and we had to walk around the block. . It was breath-taking to be there before the huge crowds We booked the tower tickets for 30 min.late. If we're to do it again, we would allow more time in the church before the crowds descend. Also, if you plan to go up in the tower and have a back-pack, make sure you have a 1 euro coin for the locker. Another poster said you get it back, but sometimes you don't have that particular coin. At Park Guell, you can enter the monuments area at several different points, but they stick to your ticket timed entrance. Restrooms inside are better than those in the general park. We were glad we pre- ordered our Picasso Museum tickets as there was quite a line and they cut it off. Our entry time was towards the end of the day, and they stick to the entry time. I had forgotten to print my ticket, but we found the email and it had the bar code, so the staff just used their wand to click it.

Have fun!

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Hi I'll be in Barcelona on Nov 6-8 how and where do I get tickets to sagrada and Picasso museums? I haven't been to Barcelona in years...

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Mara - google the sights you're interested in and go to the official websites to buy tickets. If I can't tell which is the official site, I go to the wiki site - at the bottom there are links to other websites and the official site is always included there.