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1-day Barcelona City Guide

Our 1-day Barcelona City Guide shows you a step-by-step time line and itinerary for your stay in Barcelona. Follow it and get the best of your day in the city.

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DAY 1

This day shows you the absolute essential tourist attractions of Barcelona. You will get a peek into the city's architectural heritage, enjoy the works of Picasso and sense the lively atmosphere by walking the La Rambla.

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Take Subway line 2 or 5 to Sagrada Família station
09:00-10:00 La Sagrada Famí­lia (Church, 12.5 €)

Why visit

  • Barcelona's main tourist attraction
  • The master-work of Antoni Gaudí
  • Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Read more about La Sagrada Famí­lia
Take Subway line 5 from Sagrada Família station to Diagonal station (Direction: Cornella) - 15’
10:15-11:15 La Pedrera (Casa Milà) (Museum, 14 €)

Why visit

  • One of Gaudí's most fascinating buildings
  • Rooftop sculpture park
  • Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Read more about La Pedrera (Casa Milà)
Take a walk to Casa Batlló - 5’
11:20-12:20 Casa Batlló (Museum, 18.15 €)

Why visit

  • One of Gaudí­'s most spectacular buildings
  • Feels like being inside of a jewel
  • Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Read more about Casa Batlló

Photo: Klaus Dolle

Take a walk to the neighboring building: Casa Amatller
12:20-12:30 Casa Amatller (Monument, 10 €)

Why visit

  • Part of the magnificent building block, Apple of Discord
  • One of the finest examples of modernista architecture
Read more about Casa Amatller

Photo: Klaus Dolle

Take a walk to the neighboring building: Casa Lleó Morera
12:30-12:40 Casa Lleó Morera (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the finest examples of modernista architecture
  • Part of the magnificent building block, Apple of Discord
Read more about Casa Lleó Morera

Photo: javinovo

Take a walk to Plaça Catalunya; the starting point of La Rambla - 10’
12:50-13:20 La Rambla (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Favorite walking street of Barcelona
  • Brilliant street entertainers
  • Lively Mediterranean atmosphere
  • Boqueria market is a must for gourmets
Read more about La Rambla

Photo: Anneliez

Lunch time
Take a walk to Barcelona Cathedral
14:30-15:15 Barcelona Cathedral (Church, 6 €)

Why visit

  • An amalgam of architectural styles from Gothic through Baroque to 19th-century
  • Unusually lush and lively cloister with white geese
Read more about Barcelona Cathedral
Take a walk to Picasso Museum - 15’
15:30-16:30 Picasso Museum (Museum, 10 €)

Why visit

  • One of the most extensive Picasso collections
  • Great collection of the artist's early works
  • A true Barcelona highlight
Read more about Picasso Museum

Photo: frandango24

Take Subway line 4 from Jaume I station to Joanic station (Direction: Trinitat Nova)
Change to Bus line 116 from Escorial-Sant Lluís stop to Larrard-Olot stop - 30’ in all
17:00-18:00 Güell Park (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Quite possibly the most fascinating urban park in the world
  • Beautiful panoramic view
  • Extraordinary designs by Gaudí
  • Part of UNESCO World Heritage Site
Read more about Güell Park
Take Subway line 1 or 3 to Espanya station
After Dusk- Magic Fountain (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • The show is the perfect ending of a busy Barcelona day
  • Spectacular sound and light show
Read more about Magic Fountain
end of day 1

 

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