Tips for getting tickets in Europe:

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by robertmac43, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Evilo

    Evilo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    45,304
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    France
    Hey I actually had something like that at some point :D

    But, no it's just automatic corrector that is a pain.
     
  2. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,199
    Likes Received:
    814
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Barcelona
    Catalonia-Valencia is "expensive" with all the ****ing tolls, rest is allright.
    Roads are good but speeding and parking tickets are insanely expensive (compared to Germany for example) so better not to go faster than allowed.
     
  3. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,199
    Likes Received:
    814
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Barcelona
    Valencia. Don't even think about it.
    I would recommend to go by train, by the way (unless you are 4-5 then might be worth to rent a car)
     
  4. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,199
    Likes Received:
    814
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Barcelona
    Louvre is, by a big margin, the most unbelievable museum I've been to. It's a must in any visit to Paris IMO and actually need dayS to fully contemplate it
     
  5. S E P H

    S E P H @SEPH_WHL

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    17,260
    Likes Received:
    5,046
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Occupation:
    WHL
    Location:
    Toruń, PL
    Does Espana have speed cameras? And is it true when Evilo says that Sevilla is one of the best cities in Spain?
     
  6. Peen

    Peen Rejoicing in a Gudbranson-free world

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    11,985
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    Trophy Points:
    139
    We bailed on it.
    We are doing Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Seville and Lisbon through trains and busses from the 19th to the 30th.

    At least, that portion of the trip.
     
  7. Evilo

    Evilo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    45,304
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    France
    Barcelona is fun, but overrated.
    Valencia is highly underrated, it is a very nice city.
    Granada is wonderful, especially because of the Alhambra (but not only, and keep in mind you have to book Alhambra a few months before)
    Sevilla is a jewel.
    Lisbon is also very nice and typical.
     
  8. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,199
    Likes Received:
    814
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Barcelona
    Plenty of radars, yeah.
    Sevilla is amazing but one to avoid in summertime IMO... It's way too hot.
    For autumn/spring though... Super fun, beautiful city, great food and people... I still would take Granada over Sevilla though
     
  9. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,199
    Likes Received:
    814
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Barcelona
    We will agree to disagree there :D:D:D
     
  10. Evilo

    Evilo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    45,304
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    France
    Barcelona has evolved IMO into a huge noisy touristy traffiky clubbing monster city.
    I prefer the lower profile Barcelona from the 90s. Even from the 00s.
    But in the end, in terms of culture, it's really not my cup of tea outside Gaudi's stuff.
    The cathedral is nice, the Picasso museum is in a beautiful place but is boring inside, the Miro museum might be nice for those who like him, but it's beyond boring to me. Nah for me, in such a big city, there are only three places to visit : Sagrada Familia, Cathedral and Park Guell.
    That ain't much.
     
  11. maclean

    maclean Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    4,995
    Likes Received:
    742
    Trophy Points:
    110
    I would pretty much recommend avoiding all major attractions in all major tourist sites in the world, but the Louvre is a complete exception. Is a tiny Mona Lisa behind a mile of glass with a gaggle of tourists crowded around it a disappointment? I guess? Though it's also kind of a trip. But around the corner you've got like the Winged Victory of Samothrace or Venus de Milo just straight chillin.
    Centre Pompidou I also remember being really impressed by. Also saw a really cool Picasso gallery that I think wasn't "The" Picasso Museum though. Dang I just realised I'm going to Paris with family at the end of December. I wonder if my kids' minds will be blown as much as mine was when I was first there at 16.
     
  12. maclean

    maclean Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    4,995
    Likes Received:
    742
    Trophy Points:
    110
    I visited Barcelona in 2000 and my impression then was "neat but too touristy". Can't imagine what it's like now. Though living in Prague, I guess I pretty much can...
     
  13. Evilo

    Evilo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    45,304
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    France
    Prague is a beauty but yes it's becoming a bit of a museum in itself so to speak. Like Bruges.
     
  14. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,199
    Likes Received:
    814
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Barcelona
    It's worse. City is becoming a bit of a circus, to be honest, but it's still incredibly fun, and has plenty of small pretty places (not Rome level tho), aside from the famous ones. By the way I would avoid Park Güell, aside that it's not free entrance anymore, it's really not that much. I would rather go to Pedrera.
     
  15. S E P H

    S E P H @SEPH_WHL

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    17,260
    Likes Received:
    5,046
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Occupation:
    WHL
    Location:
    Toruń, PL
    Thanks. I haven't been to Spain, but was watching a travel show and Toledo seemed like a very underappreciated place. Where does that rank in cities to visit in Espana?

    I can see that happen.

    Formula 1?
     
  16. Evilo

    Evilo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    45,304
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    France
    Toledo is amazing. But much smaller than Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla.
     
  17. S E P H

    S E P H @SEPH_WHL

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    17,260
    Likes Received:
    5,046
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Occupation:
    WHL
    Location:
    Toruń, PL
    So that means it is less touristy then when you mean smaller? I would much rather go there than Barcelona IMHO. But I also understand why Valencia and Sevilla are also so popular, there is a good reason for it.
     
  18. Peen

    Peen Rejoicing in a Gudbranson-free world

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    11,985
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Yeah, we have two days everywhere. Except Lisbon, we have 2.5.

    We have three days in Madrid after Lisbon. We didn't really want more than two but flight cost made sense for us to go for an extra day. It's the only part of the trip where we aren't sure how to fill our days. Any recommendations? We are going to see Atletico v Eibar :P
     
  19. Evilo

    Evilo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    45,304
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    France
    No, it's really only tourists. It's smaller, but the Mudejar style is at its finest there (and in Andalousia).
     
  20. Evilo

    Evilo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    45,304
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    France
    The Prado ! If you're into painting, it's a marvelous museum, with some of my favourite paintings ever (especially Goya's).
     
  21. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,199
    Likes Received:
    814
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Barcelona
    Cordoba is also super nice.
     
  22. Evilo

    Evilo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    45,304
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    France
    Cordoba has a nice typical old center, but filled with tourists. The Mezquita though is amazing to see.
     
  23. Albatros

    Albatros Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2017
    Messages:
    3,970
    Likes Received:
    1,536
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Ostsee
    Porto is a great alternative to Lisbon, has pretty much all the good sides and more but without some of the bad ones.
     
    Vasilevskiy likes this.
  24. Power Man

    Power Man Grrrr

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    24,416
    Likes Received:
    475
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    221B Baker Street
    I actually liked Barcelona tbh
    Too many tourists tho, and yes too many clubbers

    Watching WC games in Barceloneta chiringuitos was fun tho

    Never been to Valencia tho
     
  25. Power Man

    Power Man Grrrr

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    24,416
    Likes Received:
    475
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    221B Baker Street
    Oh and execot for Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s art is overrated and ugly AF
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"