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Emergency Numbers

General emergencies 112
Medical emergencies 061
Fire Department 080
Guàrdia Urbana (local police) 092
Mossos d'Esquadra - Catalan Police Force 088
Nacional Police 091
Guardia Civil police force 062
Lost property 010
Lost bank/credit cards Visa - Master Card - Servired: 93 315 25 12 / 91 519 21 00
Barcelona Information (from Barcelona) 010
Barcelona Information (from outside the metropolitan area) 807 31 70 10

City Council / Ayuntamiento

The Barcelona City Council is a very well structured organization with central headquarters located in the Barrio Gotico's Plaza Sant Jaume and holding 10 different district offices throughout the city. It has its own web site featuring information on all topics related to the City and its services, including official procedures, legal information, social initiatives, cultural events, news and general advice. The site is available in Catalan and Spanish versions, plus several sections available in English.

http://www.bcn.es/english/ihome.htm

Transport

Metro/Train

Barcelona is very well connected through a network of metro and train lines, as well as bus service. There are six metro lines covering most of the city. The system runs on time, cars are clean and stations are easily identifiable. The FGC train system connects with higher zones of the city and suburban areas. There is also an open railway system called tram, which operates in several areas.
h http://www.tmb.net/en_US/home.jsp

The state-owned RENFE train system connects Barcelona with most Spanish cities and France. It offers medium and high-speed train service. The recently inaugurated high- speed train (Alta Velocidad - AVE) currently covers the following routes:
•    Ave Madrid-Sevilla
•    Ave Madrid-Zaragoza-Camp de Tarragona - Barcelona
•    Ave Madrid-Zaragoza-Huesca
•    Ave Madrid-Málaga
•    Ave Madrid - Segovia - Valladolid

902 24 3402 - http://www.renfe.es/index.html

Taxis

Barcelona is a city with user-friendly transport options. Many areas are well adapted for pedestrians to walk around freely. Taxis are readily available at all times.

Telephone Numbers
•    93 481 00 85
•    93 481 10 85
•    93 303 30 33
•    93 225 00 00

Port

The Port of Barcelona is one of the largest and most important in Europe. It is the main transport and services infrastructure in Catalunya, responsible for 24% of Spain's foreign trade and 78% of Catalunya's. The port system includes a logistics port (Logistics Activities Area -ZAL) with 40 specialized and multipurpose terminals, and an urban port, known as the Port Vell. It has become one of the main motor regions of Europe and due to increasing traffic is undergoing an enlargement phase estimated at 18 billion euros.

In 2006 the Port of Barcelona handled 2.5 million passengers, 47 million tonnes, 2.3 million containers and 855,000 new vehicles.

For information:
Customer Service
Edifici Portal de la Pau
Portal de la Pau, 6
Tel.: 902 22 28 58
www.apb.es


Airport

The airport is located 12km (8 miles) southwest of Barcelona, between the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi, strategically close to the Barcelona Port and the Free Zone Consortium, one of the most important industrial and logistics centres in Spain. It has become a reference in Europe, and because of its steady growth it is undergoing major improvements in its infrastructure and services areas. In 2007, it handled 32,898,249 passengers, 352,501 flight operations and 96,785 tonnes of cargo. It has 3 terminals, with a fourth one underway, serving most major airlines, as well as private ones

Information Service:
902 404 704
http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite?cid=1045569607459&pagename=subHome&Language=EN_GB&SiteName=BCN&c=Page


Post Office

There are numerous postal offices around Barcelona. The opening hours are usually from 8.30 to 20.30 on weekdays and Saturdays from 9.30 - 13.00.

For more information please visit the Correos official website, which includes a post office locator:
http://www.correos.es/comun/oficinasbuzones/1032-Resultados.asp

Food Markets

Mercat de la Concepciò
C Aragó, 311 bis
Dreta Eixample
T 93 457 53 29
Mondays: 8 -15
Tues - Fri: 8 - 20
Saturdays: 8 - 16

Mercat del Ninot
C Mallorca, 133
Esquerra Eixample
T 93 453 65 12
Mondays: 8 a 14
Tue - Thur: 8 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 20:30
Friday: 7 - 20
Saturdays: 8 - 15

Mercat de Sant Gervasi
Pl Joaquim Folguera, 6
Sant Gervasi
T 93 417 78 74
Mon - Tues: 8 - 14:30
Wed - Sat: 7 - 14:30
Friday: 7 a 20

Mercat de Galvany
Santaló, 65
Sant Gervasi
T 93 414 09 94
Mon - Tuesr: 7 - 14
Fri- Sat: 7 - 14:30

Mercat de Sarrià
Pg Reina Elisenda Montcada, 8
Sarrià
T 93 203 02 91
Mon & Wed: 8 - 14:30
Mar & Jue: 8 - 14:30 and 17 - 20
Fridays: 8 - 2
Saturdays: 8 - 14:30

Mercat de les Tres Torres
C Vergós, 2
Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
T 93 417 58 40
Mon- Fri: 7:30 - 14:30 & 17 - 20
Saturdays: 7:30 - 14:30

Mercat de l'Abaceria Central
Travessera de Gràcia, 186
Gràcia
T 93 213 62 86
Mon - Jue: 7 -14:30 & 17:30 - 20:30
Friday: 6 - 15 & 17 - 20:30
Saturdays: 6 - 15 & 17 - 20

Mercat de Sant Antoni
C Comte d'Urgell, 1 bis
Eixample / Sant Antoni
T 93 423 42 87
Mon - Thur & Sat: 7 -14:30 & 17:30 - 20:30
Friday: 7 - 20:30

Mercat de Santa Caterina
Francesc Cambó, 16
Ciutat Vella
T 93 319 57 40
Mondays: 7:30 - 14
Tue-Wed: 7:30 - 15:30
Thur-Friday: 7:30 - 20:30
Saturdays: 7:30 - 15:30

Mercat de la Boqueria
La Rambla, 89 bis
Ciutat Vella
El Raval
T 93 318 25 84
Mon-Sat: 8 - 20:30

Hospitals

Hospital General de la Vall d'Hebron
Psge. Vall de'Hebron 119-129
Tel. 93 274 61 00
Hospital Clínic i Provincial
C/Villarroel 170
Tel. 93 227 54 00

Centro Médico Teknon
C/Vilana, 12
Tel: 93 290 62 62
Clínica Corachan
C/Buigas 19
93 254 58 00

USP Instituto Universitario Dexeus
C/Satino de Arana, 5-19 (planta 1)
C/Gran Via Carles III, 71-75 (planta 0)
93 227 47 63 / 93 227 47 48

Centro Internacional de Medicina Avanzada (CIMA)
Pseig Manuel Girona 33
935 522 700

Clínica Nuestra Señora del Pilar
C/Balmes 271
932 360 500

Hospital Quirón
Pl. Alfons Carles Comín, 5
93 255 40 00

Clinica Sagrada Familia
C/ Torres y Pujalt, 1
93 212 23 00

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
C/Sant Antoni Tueia Claret 107
Tel. 93 291 91 91

Hospital del Tue
Passeig Tueitim 25-29
Tel. 93 248 30 00
Tel. 93 248 33 35/34

Hospital Sant Joan de Deu
Passeig de Sant Joan de Déu, 2
Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona
Tel. 93 253 21 00

Utilities

FECSA - ENDESA (electricity) 900 77 00 77 - http://www.endesaonline.com/ES/Hogares/

AGBAR - Aigües de Barcelona (water) 900 700 720 - http://www.agbar.es/eng/b-1-1_ficha_empresas.asp?e=7

Gas Natural 900 750 750 - http://portal.gasnatural.com

Repsol Butano, S.A. 901 12 12 12  - http://www.repsolypf.com/es_en/

Telephone Service

Telefónica 1002 - http://www.telefonica.com/home_eng.shtml

ONO 1400 - http://www.ono.es/combinados/

Orange 1414 - http://www.orange.es/

Jazztel 1565 - http://www.jazztel.com/english/index.php

Movistar 1485 - http://www.movistar.es/particulares/index.html

Vodafone 1444  - http://www.vodafone.es/particulares/programa-puntos/spanair/

Car Rentals

Hertz Tel: 93 298 3638 - https://www.hertz.es/rentacar/index.jsp?bsc=t&targetPage=reservationOnHomepage.jsp

Avis Tel: 93 298 3600 - http://www.avis.es/

Europcar Tel: 90 210 5055 - http://europcar.es/

PepeCar Tel: 807 41 42 43 - http://www.pepecar.com

Avancar - Car sharing
Avancar is a recently launched carsharing system for short duration rentals. Cars are available from one hour, half day or full days, depending on client needs. It is a an intelligent, eco-friendly alternative. There are various parking facilities in the city center for quick pick up and drop off. Users just have to sign up and pay a registration fee. Once they receive their membership card, they can go online to reserve car, date and time slots. For more information please call their customer service line or visit any of their offices in Barcelona, Sant Cugat, Sabadell and Granollers.

902 55 00 50 - http://www.pepecar.com/en/index_new.html

Bicing
This recently inaugurated community bicycle program has become a huge success among city dwellers. It was designed to cover short to medium daily routes within the city in order to reduce pollution, roadway noise and traffic congestion.
There are of more than 200 stations to pick up and drop-off more than 3000 bikes distributed throughout the system. The stations are located next to public transport stops and heavy traffic areas. The easily identifiable red and white bikes can be hired and returned at any station in the system. Each station has between 15 and 30 parking slots to fix and lock the bicycle.
Only members can use the Bicing system. To subscribe you need to visit the Bicing website (www.bicing.com), or the service office, where you will be issued a Member Card. Current rates are 24€ per year. For more information please visit.
Plaça Carles Pi i Sunyer, 8-10, Barcelona

902 31 55 31 - www.bicing.com

Fitness & Sports Centers

Holmes Place
C/ Ausiàs Marc, 9-11 (Eixample)
93 342 44 86
http://www.holmesplace.es/hp/es/clubs/barcelona/Urquinaona/

Holmes Place Balmes
C/ Balmes, 44-46 (Eixample)
93 272 20 00
http://www.holmesplace.es/hp/ES/clubs/barcelona/Balmes

Áccura Bruc Sport
C/ Bruc, 122 (Eixample)
93 208 22 00
http://www.accura.es/es_ES/centros/bruc/introduccion.php

Áccura Gavà Mar
C/ Tellinaires, 39-41

Gavà Mar
93 645 15 00
http://www.accura.es/es_ES/quienessomos/contactar.php?op=centroGAVA

Nova Icaria
Av. Icària, 167
Tel. 93.221.25.80
http://www.novaicaria.com/index.asp

DIR Fitness
DiR Av. Madrid, DiR Campus, DiR Castillejos, DiR Claret, DiR Claris, DiR Club Hispà, DiR Diagonal, DiR Eixample, DiR Gràcia, DiR Maragall, DiR Sant Cugat, DiR Tarragona, DiR Tres TorresPilates, DiR Studio
902 10 1979  -  http://www.dir.cat/websrp/home.aspx

Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona
C/ Bosch I Gimpera 5-13
932 037 852
http://www.rctb1899.es/

Club Tenis Barcino
Plaza Narcisa Freixas 2-3
93 417 08 05
http://www.ctbarcino.com/portada.htm

Can Caralleu
C/Esports 2-8
92 203 7874
http://www.claror.cat/cancaralleu.htm

Club Ciudad Diagonal
Plaza Mireia, s/n,
08950 Esplugas de Llobregat
934 739 671
www.clubciudaddiagonal.com

David Lloyd Club Turó
Av. Diagonal 673-685
93 334 2012
http://www.davidlloyd.es/turo/

Can Melich Polo Club
Av. 11 de Septiembre, s/n
08960 St Just Desvern
93 372 82 11

Catalunya Golf Federation (Federación Catalana de Golf)
Tuset 32, 8ª planta
08006 Barcelona
93 414 52 62
http://www.catgolf.com/es/instalacions.php?c=24

Parks

Mapa - http://www.bcn.es/parcsijardins/cat/parcs/pa_mapa.htm

Parc de la Ciutadella
Passeig de Picasso
La Ribera / Ciutat Vella

Parc Güell
Carrer d'Olot (Metro Lesseps)
Gràcia-Vallcarca

Parc Montjuic
Sants-Montjuic
(Attractions: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalanya (MNAC), Fundación Joan Miro, Olympic Stadium, Poble Espanyol, Botanical Gardens, Caixa Forum, Pavelló Mies Van der Rohe, Museu Etnològic, Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya)

Jardí Botanic - Botanical Gardens
C/ Dr. Font i Quer, núm. 2, Montjuïc
Sants-Montjuïc

Turó Parc (Jardins de La Poeta Eduard Tuequina)
Av. Pau Casals (Sarriá St Gervasi)

Jardins del Palau Reial de Pedralbes
Av. Diagonal 686
Pedralbes
(Attractions: Decorative Arts Museum, Ceramics Museum)

Jardins de la Vila Santa Amelia
C/Eduardo Conde and C/Santa Amelia, Sarrià

Parc de Joan Miro
Between las calles Tarragona, Diputació, VilaTuei and Aragó
Eixample

Parc de Collserola
Consorci del Parc de Collserola
Crta. de l'Esglèsia, 92
Infromation Office: 93 280 35 52

Parc del Laberint d' Horta
Germans Desvalls, s/n. Metro Montbau line 3
Horta Guinardó District

Parc de Les Aigües
Plaça Alfons X El Savi 1
Horta Guinardó District

Original Version Movie Theaters

Casablanca
Passeig de Gràcia 155
Metro Diagonal
93 218 43 45

Renoir Floridablanca
C/ Floridablanca 135
Metro Sant Antoni
93 426 33 37

Filmoteca
Avinguda de Sarriá 31-33
Metro Hospital Clínic
93 410 75 90

Méliès Cinemes
Villarroel 102
Metro Urgell
93 451 00 51

Verdi
C/ de Verdi 32
Metro Fontana / Gràcia
93 238 79 90

Icària Yelmo Cineplex
C/ Salvador Espriu 61
Metro Ciutadella
93 221 75 85

Renoir-Les Corts
c/ de Eugeni d'Ors 12
Metro Maria Cristina
93 490 55 10

Rex
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 463
Metro Rocafort
93 423 10 60

Weather

Barcelona generally enjoys pleasant weather most of the year.

The highest temperatures 30°C (86F) - 34°C (95F) are experienced between July and September. August is also the peak time for summer vacation. Many businesses shut down, locals leave and most beaches are unbearably crowded.

Spring and Fall seasons are quite enjoyable with temperatures between 12°C and 20°C. December through February can get a little colder, minimum temperatures reaching down to 5°C or 6°C. Many visitors are surprised to find that Barcelona does have a cold season, especially indoors, as many of the older buildings are not properly insulated for extreme temperatures.

For weather updates, please visit the following link:
http://www.bcn.es/cgi-bin/pt.pl?i=i&url=http://www.bcn.es/temps/english/


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