Maria....Barcelona is a wonderfully clean and efficiently run city with many things to see and do. Taxis are quite inexpensive and tipping is minimal. English is spoken in many places in the city. Consider staying in a B&B such as Barcino 147 (On the Grand Via) which is the best section of Town (L'Eixample) and near to the center of all things (Placa de Catalunya)....The HoHo's are located there. Try Viator.com for Your tour planning in Barcelona and any other ports You are going to...they are worldwide, reasonable, reliable and well run....they are very cost effective!
Above all...Relax and enjoy!!!
Last edited by billybuzzy; 05-22-2012 at 08:16 PM.