We decided to take a trip to Barcelona and I didn’t have much time to do research on site so I wanted to see. This app really help focus on those things that we definitely needed to see and I thought it was very helpful
I recently used this app on our trip to Barcelona. Wow! How do people travel without this? Like most great things in life, success is in the details. Just one example of the little details that I lived is the directional arrow on the map that tells you which direction your pointing. When navigating a city like Barcelona, it's a huge time saver to know the direction you're going. On other apps, I would have to start walking, only to realize I had to back track and go the other way. I also loved the information about local historical sites, easy searches for food and landmarks, and Wikipedia integration. This is a GREAT travel app. I will totally use this again if going to any of their other destination cities.
Usually don't rate apps but after a trip to Europe using this offline maps, I can asure you, this app will make your trip easier and you won't miss any important spot in the city. I used London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon! In Budapest I felt lost because they don't have a map for this city but Google also doesn't have a map for Budapest offline. I'll put 6 stars but I can't so 5 it's the closest. One more thing, all this is for FREE! And this is not all, also you can download the information about the historic places in the city and then you can get the info offline. You have to try it!!
My wife and I just spent 3 weeks in Europe, and our experience was greatly enhanced by the 2Go apps, including this one for Barcelona. In fact, becuase of this app, we probably ended up seeing a good deal more sites than we would have normally because of the 'around me' funtionality. And we certainly had a better idea of what we were seeing because of the included wikipedia info. If you are traveling in Barcelona, I highly recommend this as a travel aid - particularly at the price.
Needs improvement but it does a fairly basic job well
All the information given is taken directly from the Wikipedia entries for each location.(which all-in-all are pretty good) The biggest problem is that the App needs to connect where you are to where the locations are and give you directions about how to get from one place to another. It would also be great if you could overlay a subway map over the given map so one would not need to crash out of this app and go to a subway App to see where the nearest stop is.
I used Ulmon in Madrid and Barcelona. It's really really helpful. It doesn't use Internet connection that could be expensive but shows your location pretty accurate and allows to search for addresses and places of interest. The application doesn't show you the route but when you see your location on the map and the point you want to reach it's very easy to navigate and you don't have to carry the map. Application is very useful. I used it on iPhone and iPad without problems.
This app is very handy, the only way it could possibly be better is if it had offline routing. That might make it too heavy, it is already a must have for Barcelona Visitors. This app makes me feel like a local even though I am not... I check the street names and features of what the roads look like at the places I need to be and I go. If I need to reference the map real quick, it is ready to go. Thank You Ulmon!
OK, so to be fair, the good stuff - the wikipedia info on sites is helpful for planning sightseeing. However I (and probably most people) want to use this in place of my El Corte Ingles tourist map, and this DOES NOT do this due to: 1. No Metro stations - really? why not have these on the map? 2. No Directions - you have to manually zoom out and scan the map to find out where you are in relation to the site - not that bad except #3: 3. GPS doesn't work well with the iPhone in airplane mode (ie not paying for roaming plan). Not the developers fault but at least let me search cross streets so I can figure out where I am.
I used this map constantly during my trip to Barcelona. It's intuitive, easy to use, and perfect for someone who has never set foot in Barcelona before. It even comes with suggestions on where to go and places near you. I definitely would recommend this app to anyone traveling to Barcelona, especially those who are prone to getting lost.
The offline map saved me quite a few times when navigating in the city without wifi. Extensive database for attractions and locations. The hotel DB can't be compared with specialized apps, but that's less important for me.
This app works even without an internet connection and was a million times more useful than the map on my iPhone or other city guide apps I downloaded. I loved that it showed all metro stations and attractions right on the map.
Excellent app for exploring Barcelona! Full of great suggestions and site information! GPS capability prevented me from going down the wrong road many times! No option to select your walking path, which would have made this app even better!!
We used this app constantly in BCN (and Rome). The detailed offline maps and site information was very helpful. It did not seem to have all of the restaurants or activities loaded, not sure if they promote some above others based on fees... Regardless, the maps were invaluable because they allowed us to set pins and loosely plan our day in advance. Also liked the Wikipedia entries, they provided additional context. If they could add bus routes (and times) it would be 6+ stars!
Very helpful for a first time visitor, and being able to use the map & locate ourselves without using data will help with the travel budget. Only wish more hotels were searchable by name. Ours wasn't. But overall very useful.
A must for Barcelona from which I just returned. The maps are much better than those available through map stores or guides. Barcelona--while one of the Great cities of the Western world is not easy to navigate. The usefulness of the maps in this app cannot be exaggerated. Be prepared by bringing this app.
No directions from one place to another in offline mode, which is the entire reason to buy this. The search often doesn't find streets that are on the map!! Cruddy wiki pages on major sites. There aren't that many in Barcelona! You can't do a little writing!?
This app is just pretty good. I'd give it a B-. It has some not all the cool sites and stores. Sometimes u can't get detailed enough. And I found it annoying that the features for the app r inconsistent between each city. U can't change the color of ur pins in the Barcelona app.
I used this app together with a city map that had all important touristic points highlighted. The app was very good to locate where you are and what direction you should go. The POI are ok, but some description or presentation for them would be great.
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