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9 Ways To Make Vegas Like A High Roller Without Spending A Like

Note: All travel is subject to changeable government restrictions frequently - please check federal, state and local advice before scheduling a trip.

You probably made a bad Vegas bet and lost all your cash. Or maybe you came to Sean City on a budget, but still want to feel like a high roller. Either way, here are some of the best thefts and deals in town for those who don't know they're missing out.

Related: 10 things every Vegas viewer should do at least once

Get unlimited activity

High Roller Las Vegas | Tony Webster's Flickr photo

Let's face it - everything you do in Vegas costs a fortune. But if you purchase the Go City All-Inclusive Pass (দিনের 189 for adults for three days), you'll get unlimited activity, including a Las Vegas helicopter ride on the Strip, a jump from Nevada's tallest building (SkyJump on STRAT), A ride (high roller) on the world's longest observation wheel, a half-day guided tour of Hoover Dam and much more. Our family tried it and couldn't do all the work in three days — we just ran out of time without spending a dime and literally saved thousands.


Get out of this world

Photo: Daniel Braff

Bellagio's free fountain show is great, but if you've been in Vegas for the past two decades, chances are you've already seen synchronized water production. (If not, check the status.) Resorts World is the newest, coolest free technology show in Las Vegas, a 3 4.3 billion resort with 8,640 triangular panels and a 50-foot globe in the center of the lobby. These panels are converted into different shows every hour from noon to 1 am every day. We caught the space-themed show, and it was just as good as the one that paid for the * very expensive * production at our local planetarium.


Eat around the world

Close-up of sushi rolls at Nori with caviar lined up on a rectangular sushi plate

You can't just go to Vegas without going to the buffet. It's basically a rule. But buffets have become quite expensive, with some reaching over $ 100 per person. Fortunately, the Excalibur Hotel understands that we all want to eat, but we don't all want to spend our money on mortgages. The 35,000-square-foot Excalibur Buffet is open daily for brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is available for $ 27 / adult, $ 15 / kids. They have all the standard fares you can get, including expensive food like shrimp cocktails and oysters, as well as a carving station, Latin food area, the whole Asian area with sushi and a huge dessert station. We ate at 11, and were not hungry again for 24 hours.

Play with dangerous animals

For just $ 29 per adult (5 24 for 5-12 year olds; free for 4 and under), you can enjoy one of the best under-the-radar aquariums in the country. Within the Mandalay Bay is the Shark Reef Aquarium, home to more than 2,000 animals, including sharks, endangered sea turtles, piranhas and even a Komodo dragon. Feeling brave? You can schedule a shark dive. Not brave? Try feeding a shark with a long chime.

A personal art collection tour

Want to see a Picasso? Visit the Picasso restaurant in Bellagio where there are several exhibits, but that experience will cost you hundreds of dollars. Instead, book a tour of the art collection in Louis Vuitton city center. The Capstone of Experience is James Tarrell's "Akhob", a completely submerged single-in-Vegas installation that differs from anything you've ever experienced before. The experience is completely personal and completely free.

Have a life-changing French dinner

Guy Savoy at Caesars and Joel Robuchan at MGM Grand are Vegas legends, but both will set dinner around $ 500 + per person. Instead, head Share Chinatown (where many of the best restaurants in town are). This excellent French restaurant offers an innovative and advanced Prix Fix dinner at about 1/3 the price of its strip competitors and the service and food are both incredible. With the money saved, you can easily carry a limo to / from the restaurant.

Catch a free circus show

You can spend hundreds of rupees for a Cirque du Soleil ticket. Or, you may be head over heels Circus Circus, And check out their incredible free circus shows, which are all day long and completely legal. They get clowns, trapeze artists, jugglers and more. Every hour starts at 1:30 pm. (11:30 am on weekends) and shows are about 10 minutes long. Bonus: No tickets required.

Park your car

Probably not a sexy free deal, but it will save you a ton of cash. Fortunately, there are some casinos that still offer free parking যদিও even if you are not a hotel guest. These include Circus Circus, The Venetian, Treasure Island, Palazzo, Tropicana, Sahara, Strait, Win, Encore and Casino Royale. No car? You can take the Deuce bus, which costs $ 6 for a 2 hour pass or $ 8 for a 24 hour pass.

Fix your gaming ... for a quarter

On most slot machines, a 25 cents won't get you very far. But go to the newly reformed Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame From the large Welcome Sign in Las Vegas (also a free tourist attraction), and you can play about 200 vintage arcade and pinball games on about a quarter machine. (Ready for the main nostalgia vibe!) Bring 5 or $ 10, and you'll be busy for at least an hour. Oh, and parking here is free too.

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Why some airline refunds take so long

It is always difficult to cancel any holiday. One week delay in Poolside Paradise due to unforeseen events (such as a global epidemic) is never fun. To add to the challenge, it can sometimes take weeks or even months to show an airline refund to your bank account. If you've booked your trip through an online travel agency (OTA) like Orbitz and are still waiting for you, here's what you wanted to know about airline refunds and credits and why it took longer than you expected.

Related: Is working for an airline really worth the travel benefits?

How exactly does OTA work like Orbitz?

Simply put, travel providers (such as hotels, airlines and car rental companies) distribute and market their products on third party sites like Orbitz to reach millions of travelers around the world. They load their available inventory into OTA's system, then price and publish. By making their platforms accessible to different travel providers, OTAs like Orbitz can offer travelers a convenient way to book their entire trip, offering the most diverse travel offer across flights, accommodations, rental cars and activities.

Where does my money go when I buy an airline ticket through an OTA like Orbitz?

Most OTAs allow you to book a single flight, hotel or car; Or book a package that combines them. This is done primarily through a business or agency model.

Under one Merchant model, Online travel agency facilitates booking of hotel room, alternative accommodation (such as vacation rental), airline seats, car rental, and destination services from travel providers and acts as a merchant of such booking records. This means that OTA is charged directly from the customer. For OTAs like Orbitz, most merchant models deal with lodging bookings.

Under Agency model, Facilitates an OTA travel booking and acts as an agent in the transaction, directing the traveler's booked reservation directly to the relevant travel provider. Instead OTA receives commissions or ticketing fees from travel providers and / or travelers. This means that the travel provider charges the customer so that when you view your bank statement, the actual provider (e.g. airline, e.g.) will show up and not Orbitz.

If I have a voucher, refund or credit, will it come from an OTA or travel provider?

Regardless of the business model, the terms and conditions of booking are set by the supplier and not the OTA. For example, whether a booking is refundable or whether a change fee will be charged is all determined by the provider. However, OTAs usually employ large customer support teams who advocate on behalf of the customer if there is a dispute or problem between the customer and the supplier and they will work directly with the supplier to find a solution for the traveler. In the first few months of the global epidemic, for example, OTAs have navigated the cancellation policy of more than 3,000 individual airlines; Many such policies call for the issuance of credit to travelers. Orbitz, for example, has developed a "one-click" cancellation feature that allows travelers to cancel directly via SMS or via an app, reducing the stress and length of time involved with massive cancellations.

How long does it usually take to show a return, voucher or credit to my account?

The OTA approval from the airline or hotel for processing refunds, vouchers, credits, etc., prompts the customer to process quickly. However, under the agency business model (which is set up by most airline partners), the supplier (i.e. the airline) controls the return process and timeline. COVID has caused widespread delays on this front for a variety of reasons (including the sheer scale of requests), but in general, airlines process refunds within the credit card billing cycle, although some may take longer for some short or most international carriers. As a credit, it usually takes about 12 hours, assuming there is no sync issue between the airline and OTA.

How do OTAs deal with unused flight vouchers issued to customers?

Orbitz has introduced new self-service tools so that customers can easily redeem their existing flight credits without calling. For example, if you have an account with Orbitz, its new coupon and credit page is a central place in your account where you can. View and use any credit or voucher you have, start chatting with a virtual agent, and redeem credit as well as access a customer service line.

Why was I given credit when I could get cash back?

When cancellations due to the epidemic were at an all-time high, many OTAs, including Orbitz, launched a series of active campaigns to cancel bookings without calling customers. Orbitz was canceled at the time and a flight credit was issued. Or vouchers. However, since then, the company has gone back and confirmed that all customers who were eligible for a refund based on the booking airline or hotel policy have been given a way to get a refund instead.

Are OTAs extending airline credit due to long lockdowns in Europe and Canada?

The expiration date of airline credits varies, which is set by the airline. Many airlines have extended credit validity until 2022, but this varies depending on the airline. OTAs have been actively advocating for their customers and working with their airline partners to get the best possible resolution for travelers.

How are OTAs helping customers still waiting for a refund?

Over the past several months, OTAs such as Orbitz have confirmed that a return route has been offered to any customer who actually received a credit or voucher but was eligible for a refund; Orbitz has pledged to continue working closely with its airline partners to provide support for its customers.

What should I do if I'm still waiting for my flight back?

Sit tight! Although OTAs work closely with their airline partners to ensure that travelers get their money back as soon as possible, in the end it is up to the airline to reimburse the traveler because OTAs like Orbitz pay the airline as soon as they buy a ticket. There are still a lot of backlogs from some airlines.

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Travel

How to get to Tangadan Falls, La Union + sample itinerary and budget

By continuing to read this article, you agree to double check with the authorities or other relevant agencies for the latest updates.

If you think La Union has nothing to offer but surfing, you are making a serious mistake! Elliott has a bizarre set of surprises that have been placed on knuckles and cranes. But if you are in Urbiztondo, San Juan, there is an attraction that you should not miss Tangadan Falls!

There are more than a dozen waterfalls across the province of La Union - from the lightly sloping Lang-aye Falls in Tubao to the little-known Lunar Okalang Falls. But perhaps the most popular of these cascades Tangadan Falls, Stuck in the sleeping town of San Gabriel. Marking a portion of the Barrow River, the waterfall has two levels, each with a natural pool at its base, surrounded by limestone hills and huge boulders.

Tangadan Falls

Tangadan Falls is located in the mountainous area of ​​San Gabriel in La Union. So the first step is to enter La Union. This waterfall is too far for a direct one-day trip from Manila, so most travelers visit it as part of a larger La Union trip. They usually book a hotel or resort in San Juan (especially Arbizitondo Beach) or San Fernando City. From here, you can dedicate half a day to this waterfall.

Planning to visit Tangadan Falls soon? Here are some things to know before you go.


What is covered in this guide?

1. Take the bus to San Fernando.

If you are coming from Metro Manila, we know that the only transit companies that take passengers directly to La Union are PARTAS and VIRON Transport (as of May 2022). There are terminals between the two Cuba. You can find La Union-bound buses at Viron's Sampalok terminal.

Take a bus to San Fernando City or San Juan, depending on where you live. Most La Union buses end up in San Fernando City.

Alternatively, if you are somewhere else, you can take a bus to Abra or Ilocos instead and get off at another city in San Juan or La Union. (Note that not all buses allow this, so it is important to ask a staff member before booking a ticket.)

For schedules, rentals and other important reminders, we've written a dedicated article here: La Union bus travel information from Manila! 3

If you bring your own car, just use Google Maps or Waze, then search San Gabriel Municipal Hall.

2. Ride a tricycle or jeepney to San Gabriel Town Proper.

Travel time is about 45 minutes from San Fernando and about 30 minutes from San Juan. Jeep fares between P15 and P20 pesos.

La Union Tricycle

  • If you are coming from San Fernando, go to Tanki Transport Terminal to catch a jeepney.
  • If you are coming from San Juan, visit the People's Park located across San Juan Municipal Hall.

A more convenient (but more expensive) option: a tricycle heel that will take you directly to San Gabriel Municipal Hall. Roundtrip fares start at P500 if you are alone, or more if you are in a group. (We provided P800 for a party of 3 people.) The driver can properly wait for you in town and pick you up at your hotel or resort.

If you want to spend most of your day, arrange a combined Tangadan Falls + Northern Tour (which includes the Emoki Island of Baconotan and the Luna Stone Attractions). Such tours range from P1800 to P2000.

3. Pay the entrance fee to the municipal treasury office.

The tricycle will throw you around San Gabriel Municipal Hall. It is located next to the turn police station.

Entrance fee to Tangadan Falls

Pay the environmental fee / entrance fee to the municipal treasury office. Fee P30 per person.

The "No Receipt, No Entry" rule applies. You may be asked to present an official receipt while on site.

4. Hire a tour guide.

Yes, it is necessary. A "no tour guide, no entry" is effective. You will find a tour guide station next to the police station.

Tangadan Falls Tour Guide Station

P500 per tour guide fee group. We couldn't figure out how many members were allowed in each group. But we were a team of three and we were considered to be only one team.

5. Ride a hub-hub or jeepney up the trailhead.

Choose between a Hubble-Hubble (motorcycle) and a Jeep.

  • Hubble-Hubble roundtrip rental P400 per unit. One unit can carry 2 passengers. If time is an issue or if you visit too early in the morning, this is the transpo mode for you.
  • The rent of a jeepney is around 150 rupees per person. But it may wait for more passengers before leaving.

Travel time 20-30 minutes.

6. Waterfall trek.

Tangadan Falls Trek

A 15-20 minute walk down most of the waterfalls down the concrete stairs. But it still depends on your speed.

Note: The road to the trailhead is narrow and winding, and some parts are steep. This is quite challenging if you are not familiar with the road.


We have a video version of this travel guide here:


Swimming Tangadan Falls

  • Swimming. Immerse yourself in the cool fresh water of the Barrow River. If you are not a confident swimmer, you can rent a life vest or just swim in the shallow part. The algae rocks are very slippery, so be careful.
  • Duraroha mountain climbing. If you feel adventurous, go Cliff Jumping! Before taking a dip, check to see if there are any swimmers downstairs. Note that the main cliff jumping point is closed for safety reasons, but you can still jump off the cliff below the waterfall.
  • Snap away. Take lots of pictures. This beautiful natural gemstone with the surrounding limestone cliffs creates a stunning photo background.

Tangadan Falls La Union


Planning to spend a few days in La Union? The best place to book San Fernando and San Juan hotels. They are both centrally located, well connected and close to most attractions. Here are some of the properties available at Agoda.

Thunderbird Poro Point La Union


Below is a full-day itinerary that includes a stop at Tangadan Falls. Note that this assumes that you are in San Juan, as we did. You can use it as part of a big La Union trip.

If the tricycle trip to Tangadan Falls is single P500, if you are a group of 3 then P800. If you also want to see Luna and Imuki Island (after Tangadan Falls), the combined tricycle tour is from P1800 to P2000.

In our case, we all agreed to see Tangadan Falls very early to avoid the crowds. We also had a party of 3 people, shared some expenses.

05:30 AM - San Gabriel Tricycle
06:00 AM - Rent Tour Guide, P166.67 / pax (P500 / Group)
06:10 AM - Pay Tangadan Falls Entrance, P30
06:15 AM - Hubble-Hubble Ride, P200 / pax (P400 / Motorcycle)
06:45 AM - Enjoy Tangadan Falls
08:30 AM - Go back
09:00 AM - Settle the Tangadan Fee (if you haven't yet)
09:10 AM - Depart for Imuki Island
09:45 AM - Pay the entrance fee to Imuki Island, P20
09:55 AM - Rent raft, P83.33 / pax (P250 / raft)
11:00 AM - Quick Bath - P10
11:20 AM - Bahay na Bato, P50
12:20 PM - Bato de Luna, P50 Entrance, P150 Lunch
01:40 PM - Dessert at Lola Mending's Cafe - P250
02:40 PM - Watchtower in Baluarte
03:15 PM - Darigayos Beach and Paravar Forest Quick Stop
04:00 PM - Return to Resort, Rest, Fresh

If you are a group of 3 people, each traveler should expect only this tour:

PHP 1677 - Tangadan Falls + Imuki Island + Moon Travel
PHP 664 - Only Tangadan Falls


What are the operating hours?

At the time of writing, visitors are only allowed during:

What is the cost? What is the budget?

Here is a summary of the costs you can expect.

  • Bus fare: P505 to P800 (depending on bus company and route)
  • Tricycle Rental (San Juan to San Gabriel): P500 for single, P800 for group of 3 people
  • Environmental fees: P30 / Head
  • Tour guide fee: P500 (up to 5px better)
  • Hubble-Hubble Ride: P400 (roundtrip)
  • Life West Rent: P50. This is optional only.

Tangadan Falls Life West Rent

What are the travel requirements for La Union?

Among other requirements you will need a NAPANAM QR code. The complete list of requirements depends on your vaccine status and the alert level of the area you are coming from.

To better explain this, we have created a separate article here with more details: LA UNION TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELS 2022

When is the best time to go?

The cascades become stronger during the rainy season, but some parts of the trail become muddy. It is better to return after two to three days of rain. There is a high probability of seeing twin cascades even in wet season. However, check the official announcement of the Municipal Tourism Office or Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council for closure and precaution before you visit.

If you want to avoid large crowds, go one day a week. If you can't help visiting on a weekend or holiday, try getting there early (as we did).

Are walk-in visitors allowed?

Yes! But if you want to secure your slot, you can arrange a tour one day or one night before your visit.

Have a parking lot?

If you bring your own car, you can park at the Jeepney terminal where the tour guide station is also located. But since it is a public terminal, you have to get there before you can fill the slots.

There is also parking space on the trailhead. We're not sure if they allow private cars to run all the way here.

Do we really need to hire a tour guide?

No tour guide, no entry.

Also, don't forget the Official Receipt (OR) issued by the Municipal Treasury Office.

Where to eat?

The Trailhead parking area has a snack and souvenir stall (where Hubble-Hubble and "Monster" Zipney Park).

Is it senior- and kid-friendly?

Kids, maybe.

But probably not for seniors and certainly not for those who have mobility problems. Includes ascending trails and long flights of concrete steps on the way back to the jump-off point. Although there are rest stops, it can be challenging for young children, the elderly and those with mobility problems.


  • The municipality is: +63 (72) 687 0125/0916 479 6253
  • San Gabriel Municipal Health Office: +63 (72) 682 0504 / [email protected]
  • San Gabriel Police Station: 0928 780 2268

  • La Union Police Provincial Office: +63 (72) 607 5100/0977 844 4404
  • Union Coast Guard: +63 (72) 607 2877/0917 815 2012
  • Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office: 911/0945 283 5067
  • La Union Bureau of Fire Protection: +63 (72) 607 4066/0917 186 2711
  • La Union Medical Center: +63 (72) 607-5938 / 607 5541 to 45
  • Other Police Hotline (for Gender Based Violence): +63 9197777377
  • Tissa Justice (Free legal advice for victims of gender-based violence): Globe / TM, 09533826936; Smart / TNT / Sun: 09510774412




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2022 Manila to La Union Parts and Viron transit bus schedule

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Published: 16 May 2022

When the heat becomes unbearable and the pressure becomes too much to handle, most of us look north to escape quickly. Although many of the country’s most popular islands are located south of Manila, some of the most easily accessible can be found in the north. And when it comes to destinations in the North, it is quite difficult to resist the call of La Union.

But since the epidemic has disrupted so many well-established bus schedules that we've relied on year after year, it takes some effort to figure out how to get to La Union by bus. So we did a little digging (i.e. contacting the bus company). And we arrived successfully PARTAS TRANSPORT COMPANY And Viron transit.

Important! Nowadays, route availability and timing change frequently and rapidly. Before your trip, contact the bus companies directly for the latest updates and policies 0917 819 3909 (Partus) or 0932 364 1487 (Viron Transit) or message on the official FB page of PARTAS.


What is covered in this guide?

As: 16 May 2022

PARTAS operates several bus routes to the north, mostly in the Ilokos region and Abra. In their latest schedule (as of this writing), La Union is nowhere to be found. But it turned out that they still ferry passengers to La Union via their other routes.

We recently called and messaged PARTAS to find out how to get to La Union. And they told us the following:

  • Ilocos- or Abra-bound PARTAS buses from the CUBAO terminal can pick up passengers at San Fernando City in La Union. This includes P2P buses.
  • You must notify the driver that you are approaching La Union. Otherwise, they will avoid the terminal. We were told that they would only stop at La Union if and only if a passenger could land there.
  • PARTAS is not available in San Juan (Rainbow). Nearest San Fernando City. They are only allowed to unload passengers at their terminal. But since their service station (San Juan) is not temporarily open, the bus cannot stop there. However, their official FB page has shared with us that they can drop passengers off at the following La Union cities: Agu, Baknotan, Balaon, Bangar, Bauang and Damortis. (See picture below.)
Partus bus drop off stop
List of stops at La Union, Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte

We're not sure if buses from the Passage Terminal also carry passengers to La Union. But their Facebook page specifically refers to "from anyone".

Below is the schedule and fares for PARTAS buses that can stop at San Fernando, La Union.

PARTAS 2022 bus schedule

Abra P2P from Cuba

Rent: P800

Lao P2P from Cuba

Rent: P960

Vegan P2P from Cuba

Rent: P800

Candon from Cuba

Rent: P800

Sta from Cuba. Cruise

Rent: P800

Narvacan from Cuba

Rent: P800

Cuba to Cuba

Rent: P960


As: 16 May 2022

Viron Transit did not publish any update schedule on their official Facebook page, so we phoned their terminals. Here's what they've shared so far:

  • Viron's La Union buses end at their San Fernando terminal If your destination is San Juan, transfer to a jeepney or tricycle from there.
  • Alternatively, you can take a Viron bus bound for Ilocos and Aberra, which will take you to the town north of San Fernando (including San Juan), but you will have to pay full fare for that route.

Sampalok to San Fernando

Rent: PHP 505

Sampalok to Vegan

Rent: PHP 700

Sampalok to Abra

Rent: PHP 750

San Fernando from Cuba

When I called, they confirmed that they were also operating a trip to San Fernando City from their Cuba terminal, at the scheduled time. 10.00 pm.

I hope I had more details to share but I was able to get it for now.

You can try calling them by number or email below [email protected].

Viron transit contact number


Once you get to San Fernando, the next step is to get to San Juan. Whether your destination is Urbiztondo Beach or San Juan Town Proper, you have two main options:

  • By Zipney. Rent: About P15.
  • By tricycle. Rent: P100 (Special Ride)

From San Fernando city center, the travel time to Urbiztondo is about 15 minutes and 20-25 minutes to San Juan Town Proper (longer if there is a jeepney due to the stop).





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The best beach clubs and bars in Barcelona

Remember: a few of these establishments are set to open in the coming months, so we're giving you the best beach club to remember in late May and early summer!

Who loves Barcelona beach? And who loves Barcelona nightlife? Combine the two and you've got the best beach bar in Barcelona! These bars and clubs offer a variety of fun experiences as well as high quality gastronomy that can be boring in the middle of your night out!

See also: Barcelona's best of the best times

Beach Bar in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Beach Bar in Barcelona, ​​Spain

The best beach bar in Barcelona

These beach clubs in Barcelona have stunning views, making it a perfect place to enjoy the sunset with a cocktail in hand. Some are stylish, some are more comfortable and cool, with multiple styles of music for you to enjoy. You can book tickets, reserve tables and organize VIP bookings, we offer you the top beach clubs in Barcelona.

See also: Cool place to stay in Barcelona in summer

Hotel W, The Wait Deck

The stunning W Hotel, located on the beach along the famous Barcelonaneta Boardwalk, is visible in the skyline of Barcelona. The luxurious terrace here will captivate you with breathtaking views and the incredible cocktails that its mixologists can offer you.

Every Sunday at Hotel W they hold an event that includes food, music and drinks by the pool. This Riji Hotel Bar has it all! There are tapas, cocktails, drinks, a DJ, a pool and stunning Mediterranean views. Hosted with the best DJs in town, this is the perfect place for a day and night party.

Hotel W, The Weight Deck in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Hotel W, The Wait Deck

You can even book a table where you can rent a cabana with sofa and sunbed, towels, next to an infinity pool, where you don't have to lift a finger and enjoy cocktails and drinks all day long. You can also rent a private jacuzzi, including a sunbed, table and even a private bathroom, this promotion even includes a 75cl bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

Address: Plaça Rosa Del Vents 1, Final, Passeig de Joan de Borbo, 08039 Barcelona

Pool bar at the W Hotel in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Pool bar at the W Hotel in Barcelona, ​​Spain

Brother Moana

In El Poblano you can find Chiringito Brothers Moana with Easter Island decorations, it is really a place to take in the peace around you and enjoy the small lapping of the waves. They are literally located on the beach, giving you the most authentic experience possible This beach bar in Barcelona is where you can find the incredible gastronomy that can keep you going. They have lots of healthy options and they have options for kids like burgers and macaroni and wait until you choose their cocktails, smoothies and fruit juices.

This time it is occupied by those who do not enjoy the worldliness of life, they do not care if there is sand in their shorts. They have to rest there, have fun and enjoy themselves. If you like frozen margarita or daiquiri, this is the place for you!

Address: Av. del Litoral, s / n, 08005 Barcelona

Brother Moana in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Brother Moana in Barcelona, ​​Spain

Bamboo Beach Bar

For locals to choose from, Bamboo Beach Bar is a great place to relax in a cozy environment. They are right on the beach, and serve delicious food that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. They serve fresh drinks and cocktails and provide a fun cosmic atmosphere. Bamboo beach bars are designed for people to relax and have fun.

Bamboo was inspired by the crystal clear beaches of Thailand, this time creating a special touch of Southeast Asia. The tropical trees around the beach bar and the perfect crashing waves create a delightful harmony for any customer entering bamboo. They do not take bookings so be sure to get there before you do!

Address: Ronda Litoral, s / n, 08005 Barcelona

Bamboo Beach Bar in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Bamboo Beach Bar in Barcelona, ​​Spain

Jefferson Beach Club

The Jefferson Beach Club is a great option for travelers looking for good drinks, great food and an outdoor seating on the beach. They have a huge selection of drinks and be sure to try their incredible Mojitos! Their chef is known for his paellas, and the staff is known for their great service.

They have music and based on Santa Sebastia Beach, they have Hampton inspiration, they want to bring a small part of Long Island closer to Barcelona. You can sunbathe in the lounge, cool off on the porch, or even get up and dance. It is a place for fun and relaxation.

Address: Playa Bogatell, Av. del Litoral, s / n, 08005 Barcelona

Jefferson Beach Club in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Jefferson Beach Club in Barcelona, ​​Spain

Bastille Beach Club

Bastille Beach Club is a great place to visit. They have a stunning spacious veranda right in front of their trendy interior club, the best thing about this club is that if you enter before 1am, it's free! The club is located next to the beach casino and Hotel Arts Barcelona. They have weekly events such as reggaeton parties and special DJ guests.

The place is comfortable but has a sharp and nice view of the sea. The Beach Club is a very popular restaurant throughout the meal time, making it one of the best places in town to eat and relax. This place is so beautiful you won't complain. Bastille is famous for its Mediterranean and Italian cuisine as well as their delicious pavilion.

Address: Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2-4, 08005 Barcelona

Bastille Beach Club in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Bastille Beach Club in Barcelona, ​​Spain

Coconut Club

A Miami-style poolside bar in the heart of the Coconut Club Villa Olympics. They provide a cool and hip place to be inspired and relaxed by the Caribbean. They serve delicious Caribbean food and drink. Their dishes are original and they offer a selection of ice cream even if you have sweet teeth. Their drink menu is full of cocktails like Sangria and Mojitos and their environment will make you feel like you are on an island, without coconut trees at every turn.

They also offer great events like Taco Sunday where they offer a special meal to promote to their interested customers! This is another great place to have a drink in the sun on the beach. Make sure you try their Cocoa Ice Cream or Cocoa Beverages too, they are fresh and delicious!

Address: Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2, 08005 Barcelona

Exploring the beach bars in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Exploring the beach bars in Barcelona, ​​Spain

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Travel

Travel to Egypt during Ramadan

Traveling to Egypt during Ramadan can be an exciting time to experience a unique aspect of culture and taste. Nowhere in the world is it celebrated as lively and lively as in Egypt.

This holy month promises to bring you immense joy and generosity as the locals fascinate you in one of the true highlights of the Islamic year.

Travel to Egypt during Ramadan

Did you know that one of the most common greetings in the month of Ramadan is 'Ramzan Karim' which translates to "Have a generous Ramadan"? Undoubtedly this is one of the best ways to explain travel tips to Egypt during Ramadan - be prepared to experience exceptional warmth, hospitality and generosity.

Okay, so let’s dive deeper into visiting Egypt during the Islamic calendar.

The Islamic (lunar) month of Ramadan falls behind the Gregorian calendar by about 10 days per year. This year (2022), Ramadan falls on Saturday, April 2nd (+/- one day) and lasts 30 days until Monday, May 2nd. All Muslims fast in Ramadan from sunrise to sunset - not eating, drinking or smoking. Working days have been shortened to ensure everyone can return home on time to break their fast with family and friends.

Travel to Egypt during Ramadan
Travel to Egypt during Ramadan

What to expect during Ramadan in Egypt

If you've ever been to Egypt, you'll know that the locals are very hospitable. This given period is about the limitations of the genre and the immense generosity, you will immediately face these limitations when traveling to Egypt during Ramadan. They are more than happy to welcome you to all the celebrations and festivities that take place once a year, so it is a definite bucket-list competitor.

Daily life in the month of Ramadan

If you are lucky enough to travel to Egypt during this month-long festival, you will notice that the dynamics of daily life change during Ramadan. Shops close their doors about two hours before sunset and another two hours after sunset So that the locals can evacuate and go and pray. During these times you will notice how busy cities are transformed into a peaceful and secluded place.

However, don’t worry because these places will reopen and stay open until midnight. It is an evening for the Egyptians, and shops and coffee houses are open late at night because people eat and drink in the morning.

Local gatherings in the month of Ramadan

Ramadan is a unique and rewarding experience that is deeply rooted in the concepts surrounding family and togetherness. Beautiful, isn't it? Well, these feelings make for a great gathering of friends and family, locals and visitors alike. You can bet that there will be a rally almost every day.

Hotels and restaurants across the city host special promotions and events for "Iftar" (sunset fasting) and "Sohar" (pre-dawn meals taken before fasting must be resumed in the morning). It means breaking bread, sharing precious moments and having the best time. What more could you want ?!

Drinking alcohol in Ramadan

Unlike other Muslim countries, In Egypt, foreigners are still allowed to drink alcohol during Ramadan And as usual you can enjoy restaurants, bars and nightlife. And since about 10 percent of Egypt's population is Christian, food and drink are still served in daylight in many places. This makes it easier to travel to Egypt during Ramadan!

Ramadan in Egypt

Festival of Light

At night, you will Discover festive decorations and streets decorated with colorful lights, Especially in the vicinity of traditional areas such as the El-Hussein Mosque next to the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. The lantern, or "fawanis", hanging on each door, is a tradition that began about a thousand years ago during the Fatimid period.

At that time, lanterns were used for processions to illuminate the way to the beginning of the crescent moon of Ramadan, and to announce the beginning of each day's fast when the lanterns were lit in the morning. Nowadays, Lanterns have become part of the everyday iconography of Ramadan in EgyptMuch like the way the Christmas tree symbolizes Christmas in the West.

Roadside entertainment

The Egyptian tradition of the elaborate Ramadan feast and night street entertainment is thought to have begun at some point in the eighth century, when a "mesaharti" roamed the neighborhood. Their job was to play drums and wake up the residents in time for Sohar. Later, the role of the Messiah will be expanded to include prayer, song, and storytelling.

Ramadan tent

Today, Special tents set up around the cities for Ramadan include colorful shows and entertainment For many nights. Some of these tents are very high-class, spacious subjects, with smooth cushioned furniture and a large stage for performers. They are a wonderful way to experience traditional Arabic food and music. Also for adventurers, a good opportunity to sample a bubble water pipe or "glass" filled with fragrant sweet tobacco.

What foods should you try when traveling to Egypt during Ramadan?

Food is certainly an integral part of Egyptian culture as well as Ramadan, so naturally, there will be some perishable foods and specialties for you to enjoy. Whether you're at an iftar table or even a big Ramadan feast, here are a few things you must try.

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Kunafa is a delicious Middle Eastern dessert that is not only a traditional option, but also a popular choice during the month of Ramadan. It is basically pieces that are soaked in syrup. The layers are then formed and filled with nuts or ricotta cream. However, there are different recipes, including some Nutella, seasonal fruits, etc.

Khoshf

Taken from Turkey, this light and healthy dish is something you will see in many places when traveling to Egypt. This recipe calls for plenty of dried fruit which is then soaked in warm water to help flavor and re-hydrate the fruit. Then they are sprinkled with nuts and rich nut selection.

Atayef

The decaying sweet pickle continues with Atayef, otherwise known as Kataif. This Middle Eastern sweet treat is often referred to as the specialty of Ramadan. It is made from small pancakes that are stuffed into different fillings. The most popular are creams, nuts and dates. These can be eaten on top with either raw or deep fried syrup.

Traveling to Egypt during Ramadan is an experience you will never forget. The country has opened itself up to so many cultural experiences for both locals and visitors that it would be a shame to miss the entire month of the festival. Basically, all you need is your ticket, this blog and an adventurous attitude and you are ready for a lifetime of adventure.

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MPT DriveHub App: What Road Trippers Can Expect

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Now that Metro Manila and several other areas in the Philippines are under Level 1 alert, restrictions have been further relaxed. For this reason, more people will probably be encouraged to go out at the right time for summer and travel again. Nowadays, one of the safest ways to travel is to bring your own car and go on a road trip with your family and friends - whether it's for a day trip so you can stay somewhere outside your home or take a weekend off. For a quick break

To help motorists and road trippers plan their journeys, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation - operators of NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, CALAX and the soon-to-be-opened Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) - recently launched the MPT DriveHub app. At the online media event on March 1, 2022, Mark de Leon, Head of MPT DriveHub and Vice President for MPT Mobility for Business Development, and Carlo Cagallingan, MPTC Chief Digital Information Officer, introduced the features of MPT DriveHub.

MPT DriveHub app

  • Manage your RFID account. With the app, you can check your RFID balance. You can also reload your account and make payments via GCash or PayMaya.
  • Toll Fee Calculator. You can input your destination and calculate how much you will pay in advance for the toll. That way, if you don't have enough balance, you can immediately reload your account.
  • Emergency call button. If you need help on the side of the road, you can use the emergency call button to ask for help. They can also help you call for towing assistance.
  • Find out where the nearest gas station, restaurant and restroom are. If you are going on a long drive, this feature will help you to manage your travel time by planning your meal / rest stop in advance.
  • Real time traffic advice. Users will receive traffic updates on the app to report their route status.

The app aims to be an all-encompassing travel companion for users and drivers using the tollways operated by Metro Pacific Tollway Corporation. There are also future development plans for the app, including parking availability services, insurance benefits and a marketplace for car parts.

We will post a more comprehensive tutorial for this app so check back soon. Meanwhile, you can get the app. The MPT DriveHub app is now available for download on Google Playstore for Android users and AppStore for iOS users.

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Best Bora Bora Overwater Bungalow

Bora Bora is one of the most popular island destinations in the world.

This beautiful place in French Polynesia (also known as Tahiti) is a popular honeymoon and holiday destination - and we understand why! This small island has Bora Bora huts on the water unique to the island. You can wake up at the sea right next to you, complete with Cerulian sea, island huts and clear skies.

Want to find the best Bora Bora Overwater Bungalow for your next vacation? We do not blame you!

See also: Tahiti vs. Bora Bora: Which island is ideal for a honeymoon?

Bora Bora, the best overwater bungalow in French Polynesia
Bora Bora, the best overwater bungalow in French Polynesia

Best Bora Bora Overwater Bungalow

Here is a list of the best overwater bungalows in Bora Bora in a specific order

Black pearls

Are you looking for a private Bora Bora overwater bungalow that you can enjoy anytime? Black Pearl is a great choice if you are looking for a Bora Bora hut that offers a luxurious stay and includes a full range of water amenities.

This accommodation is a privately owned overwater bungalow overlooking the lagoon and providing air-conditioning and general swimming access.

For the perfect summer cooking you can expect a modern kitchen, spacious bedroom, clean bathroom, large outdoor deck and even a barbecue. You will also enjoy a private dock where you can swim and enjoy an outdoor shower.

Arrange your stay at The Black Parle

Bora Borate Black Pearl Overwater Bungalow
Bora Borate Black Pearl Overwater Bungalow

Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort

Perhaps you are looking for a Bora Bora overwater bungalow that offers a hotel-like atmosphere? Bora Bora Intercontinental Le Moana Resort offers the best Bora Bora huts, various bungalow rooms on the water.

It has a private beach, shared swimming pool, restaurant, room service and much more. There is a good reason for the popularity of this four star hotel!

Previous guests have enjoyed a delicious breakfast, unique Bora Bora bungalows and views, the central location of the island and friendly staff.

Book your stay at the Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort

Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, an IHG hotel
Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, an IHG hotel

St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

You are looking for the best overwater bungalow in Bora Bora for honeymoon or similar romantic trip. Afterwards, you will enjoy the luxury of St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, a five star experience with some of the best views of the island.

You can book a lot of deluxe bora bora overwater bungalow villas at this great resort. Each villa overlooks the main island and has a private bedroom, lounge and bathroom, complete with glass viewing panels throughout the structure.

You will find delicious, modern finishes designed for comfort and an on-site spa, sun terrace, live music, restaurant, hot tub and a fitness center.

This place is truly one of the most luxurious Bora Bora bungalows you can imagine - and one of the most expensive residences on the island.

Book your stay at St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Conrad Bora Bora Nui

The theme of the best overwater bungalows in Bora Bora is Conrad Bora Bora Nui. Owned by Hilton, the hotel boasts a five star rating and bora bora huts of various sizes on the water. It has a clean lobby, outdoor swimming pool, hotel restaurant and bar, relaxing spa, fitness center and dedicated kids area.

Guests enjoy Conrad Bora Bora Nui for its modern finishes, exceptional service and stunning views.

You will want to book here in advance, as it is extremely popular with family, couples and single travelers.

Arrange your stay at Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Conrad Bora Bora Nui Luxurious Overwater Bungalow
Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Overwater Bungalow N ° 3

This gorgeous private Bora Bora overwater bungalow is a 1-bed, 1-bath house that sits on steel to offer a truly panoramic view of the island.

It is said that the famous Hollywood actor Jack Nicholson once owned this bungalow. It is located north of the island and is a quiet residential block with a small beach. There are only 5 Bora Bora huts in this small area, so it is quite secluded and private compared to some of the hotel offers.

Other guests gave this bungalow a perfect score, describing it as a 'literal paradise', complete with kayaking facilities, a well-furnished house and a massage available for proper rest.

Arrange your stay at Overwater Bungalow No. 3

Private overwater bungalow at Bora Bora
Private overwater bungalow at Bora Bora

Gorgeous bungalow on the water of Bora Bora

If you are looking for an exclusive Bora Bora overwater bungalow, look no further than this.

Previous owners of similar Bora Bora huts on the water include Jack Nicholson (mentioned earlier) and famous actor Marlon Brando.

The house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large bungalow with views of the lake and mountains. This gorgeous bungalow offers privacy, making it perfect for couples or families. It offers air conditioning, a fully modern kitchen, a large living room and beach access.

This location is one of the bora bora huts suitable for water snorkeling, swimming and kayaking.

Book this exclusive bungalow

Exclusive Bora Bora Overwater Bungalow
Exclusive Bora Bora Overwater Bungalow

There is a budget - Royal Bora Bora

Are you on a budget but still dying to see Bora Bora? We have found the best Bora Bora huts for those who want to save money for accommodation.

Royal Bora Bora is a three-star hotel that offers a private beach, restaurant, swimming pool and fitness center. Also available in standard hotel rooms.

Please note that this is not one of the exclusive bora bora huts on the water. However, it will allow you to experience the tropical paradise at a fraction of the cost of a typical Bora Bora overwater bungalow.

Arrange your stay at Royal Bora Bora

Royal Bora Bora
Royal Bora Bora

Other pocket-friendly options you may want to consider are Lokai House or Sunset Hill Lodge. You probably won't have the best overwater bungalows in Bora Bora. But you can probably afford to spend less money on a great vacation.

These small lodges offer apartment-style accommodation - so don't expect bora bora bungalows on the water. Younger, students and travelers on a budget alone may choose these cheaper options for Bora Bora accommodation.

Enjoy Bora Bora's magical experience

It's hard to lose the magic of staying in one of the many bora bora bungalows. You can expect sea views, modern furnishings, an accessible beach and sea access, water activity and much more.

Whether you need a nice honeymoon location, want to go out with friends and family or decompress with an island paradise, Bora Bora huts are a great choice when planning your next vacation.

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2022 Philippine Airlines Promotion: 81st Anniversary Seat Sale

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To mark its 81st anniversary, Philippine Airlines has launched a massive seat sale, the largest this year. The fare for domestic flights is as low as P181 and for international flights as low as USD 81 Sales begin March 15, 2122, 2022, travel dates June 1, 2022.

Philippine Airlines Promotion 2022

In addition to this promotion, PAL also announced new developments for the coming months in line with the relaxation of local travel restrictions and the reopening of international borders. The country's flag carriers are expanding their network further for the summer season, covering a total of 39 international and 27 domestic destinations, including the following:

  • Multiple daily flights to major local destinations such as Cebu, Boracay, Iloilo, Legazpi, Tacloban, Davao, Bacolod, and Cagayan de Oro.
  • Large network from Cebu Hub, covering flights on 13 different routes
  • Daily or twice-daily flights to other major inland cities.
  • Returning to pre-cavid level for PAL's domestic flight from Manila starting in April.

For international flight expansion:

  • Up to 42 flights per week to North America (United States and Canada) including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Toronto. More flights to Honolulu.
  • 3 daily flights to Singapore and 13 weekly flights to Australia
  • More flights to Japan from Manila (Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagoya) and Cebu (Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka).
  • Daily flights to various Southeast Asian destinations, such as Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City, and to the Middle East, such as Dubai, Doha, Riyadh and Dammam.
  • Flights to mainland China, Macau and Bali have resumed.

Philippine Airlines will also launch a campaign Project open The aim is to help revive the tourism industry by strengthening the promotion of leisure travel in the Philippines.

PAL will launch an innovative digital project in the pipeline, zeroing in on the online customer experience with a mobile-first website. PAL will also increase self-service options for re-booking and account management and launch an upgrade PAL gift card And an improved Hiraya flight pass.




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A guide to visiting the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

On your next trip to Spain, you want to do a lot more. Something you don't want to miss is a trip to the Sagrada Familia Basilica.

Whether you are religious or not, it is a masterpiece of architecture in the heart of Barcelona and the famous landmark that is visited by around 5 million tourists every year.

But the possibility of large rows will not keep you away from the visit! If you are not convinced before, here is why you should go to Sagrada Familia on your next vacation in Spain.

See also: Barcelona's Best Tourist Attractions

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Spain
Holy family

History of the Sagrada Family

Although Gaudডি is the most famous name behind the Sagrada Family Towers, nine architects have taken up the project since his death, and it is still incomplete.

If you didn't know, Gaud was a devoted Catholic, and he was obsessed with both nature and religion. His plans for the Sagrada Family Towers fully represent Catholic history. This project will become his greatest legacy.

Despite the change of hands, every architect involved has remained true to Gaud's original plan since 1883. The original completion date was set for 2026. However, it has been delayed by the 2020 coronavirus epidemic - no new deadline is in sight.

Currently, all ticket sales are financing the completion of the project - neither the church nor the government supports it. So, when you visit the Sagrada Family, you will be financing the completion of Gaud's famous landmark.

Private grants were also accepted for further construction of the Sagrada Family Tower. When it is finally completed, it will become the tallest church in the world.

Another fantastic Sagrada Familia Tips is that Gaud was buried there in 1926, located in the El Carmen Virgin Chapel. Despite being incomplete, this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - another amazing piece of information to tick off your bucket list!

Is it worth visiting Sagrada Family Tower?

If you are wondering if it is worth visiting the Sagrada Family Towers on your next trip, the answer is a resounding yes!

This is because the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia was built in 1882. It is a memorial church dedicated to the Holy Family and was consecrated in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI.

What's even more amazing about the Sagrada Familia is the breathtaking architecture of one of the world's most famous architects, Anthony Gaud. He pioneered a new era of architecture called Catalan modernity, featuring free-flowing curves and organic forms.

You can find nine of the 18 complete spiers in the original design with plans to complete more in the coming years.

See also: Things to do in Barcelona: Our Barcelona Activity Guide

Visiting the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Visiting the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, ​​Spain

Tips for Visiting Sagrada Family

Since this monument is one of the most popular in Spain, and it is located in the heart of Barcelona, ​​you can expect the rows to be very long. The best time to visit Sagrada Family is early in the morning.

The Sagrada Family opens at 9 a.m. when the rows are at their lowest. The time from 9 to 11 in the morning is usually less crowded.

However, you may want to go inside the monument for the best photographic opportunity later in the day. For amazing photos, the best time to visit Sagrada Familia is between 5-6 pm, when the sun goes down.

Sunlight is shining through the stained glass at this time, creating dreamlike sights and images. It is also possible to join in at 6pm, which comes at no charge. Here, visitors must dress and act appropriately.

Some other things to consider include:

  • Length of inspection. Most tourists want to know how long it takes to visit Sagrada Family Tower to get the most out of their trip. The recommended time is about 2 hours, but you can stay as long as you want.
  • Price. Tickets for the Sagrada Familia range from € 33 to € 99 for an 8-hour guided tour that includes Montserrat.
  • Best time to visit Sagrada Family. During the Sagrada Family operation every day from 9 am to 6 pm. Operation time for Sagrada family members is 6 p.m.
  • Different types of tickets. You will need a special ticket to visit the Sagrada Family Tower, which includes tower access; It is not offered with a basic ticket.
  • Ticket availability. Make sure you get your tickets in advance, as tickets can sometimes be sold out by 5 p.m. It is also an option to buy tickets online to facilitate the process. Check availability and book your tickets below:
  • Extra package. You can get a higher Sagrada Familia ticket price for the inclusive package, such as Sagrada Familia and Park Guel combination travel.
  • Guided tours for foreign visitors. Different guided group tours are available in different languages. When you visit the Sagrada Family, the options currently available include English, German, Italian, French and of course, Spanish.
  • Can I get a free Sagrada Family Audio Guide? You can find free audio guides online, but they can't compete with guided tours.
  • Plan your arrival. You can find public transport links that will take you via the Sagrada Familia - L2 or L5 metro or on one of the many dedicated buses including 19, 33 and 34.
  • What to wear. Remember that when you visit the Sagrada Familia, it is a sacred place. Visitors should dress appropriately, which means tops should cover their shoulders and shorts / skirts should come in the middle of the thighs. Hats are not allowed in Sagrada Familia.
  • Navigating the Sagrada Family. You need to download the official app to manage tickets, find audiobooks and much more. The app costs € 26 from the official website. However, it is possible to visit without downloading the app.
Seen inside the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Inside the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, ​​Spain - depositphotos.com

Summary

We hope we have answered the question 'Is it worth visiting the Sagrada Family Tower?' The answer is yes - it's great to be around all year round!

The next time you visit Barcelona, ​​you should add Sagrada Familia to your itinerary.

Don't miss the opportunity to see the Sagrada Family and its huge cultural and historical significance. No matter how long you have to go to Sagrada Family or find out the price of Sagrada Family ticket, we hope our Sagrada Family Tips make planning a lot easier for you!

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