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3-day Barcelona City Guide

Our 3-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 days in the city.

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DAY 1

The first day explores the center of Barcelona. You 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 the University of Barcelona - 10’
12:50-13:05 University of Barcelona (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Graceful and imposing building
  • Shady interior gardens
Read more about University of Barcelona

Photo: modulor

Lunch time
Take a walk to Plaça Catalunya; the starting point of La Rambla
14:10-14:40 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

Take a walk to the Columbus Monument - 5’
14:45-15:00 Columbus Monument (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Commemorates the great explorer
  • Joins La Rambla and Barcelona port
Read more about Columbus Monument
Take a walk to Picasso Museum - 30’
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
end of day 1

DAY 2

The second day concentrates on the western part of Barcelona. Visit the venue of the 1992 Summer Olympics, meet the most thought-provoking painter of the 20th century and become an FC Barcelona fan.

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Take Subway line 2 to Paral-lel station
Change to Funicular from Paral-lel stop to Avinguda del Miramar stop
Change to Cable car from Avinguda del Miramar stop to Castell de Montjuic stop
09:00-10:00 Montjuïc Castle (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Best panoramic view of the city
  • Ancient weaponry on display in the museum
Read more about Montjuïc Castle
Take a walk to Joan Miró Foundation - 30’
10:30-12:00 Joan Miró Foundation (Museum, 9 €)

Why visit

  • Miró was one of Spain's greatest modern painters
  • Most complete collection of the great Catalan artist's works
Read more about Joan Miró Foundation

Photo: libraryhan

Lunch time
Take a walk to the Olympic Stadium
13:00-13:30 Olympic Stadium (Monument, 4 €)

Why visit

  • Home of the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Great place to relax on a sunny day
  • Beautiful surroundings
Read more about Olympic Stadium
Take a walk to the National Art Museum of Catalonia - 15’
13:45-15:15 National Art Museum of Catalonia (Museum, 8.5 €)

Why visit

  • One of the most important medieval art collections in the world
  • Velázquez, Ribera, Zurbarán, El Greco, Dalí and Picasso
  • Housed in the beautiful building of Palau Nacional
Read more about National Art Museum of Catalonia

Photo: Davoud D.

Take a walk to Plaça Espanya
Take Subway line 4 from Espanya station to Collblanc station (Direction: Cornella) - 45’ in all
16:00-17:30 FC Barcelona Museum and Camp Nou Stadium (Museum, 19 €)

Why visit

  • Home of FC Barcelona, one of the most successful soccer teams
  • Barcelona's most visited museum
Read more about FC Barcelona Museum and Camp Nou Stadium

Photo: ale3andro

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 2

DAY 3

You return to the center of the city. After enjoying the open air you will visit Barcelona's main church and finish the day with naval history and contemporary art.

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Take Subway line 1 to Arc de Triompf station
09:00-10:00 Ciutadella Park (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • More like an oasis than a typical city park
  • A showcase of landscape and monuments
Read more about Ciutadella Park
Take a walk to Barcelona Zoo - 5’
10:05-12:05 Barcelona Zoo (Park and outdoors, 16.5 €)

Why visit

  • A true gem for animal lovers
  • A must see for families with kids
Read more about Barcelona Zoo
Lunch time
Take a walk to Barcelona Cathedral
13:45-14:30 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 the Contemporary Art Museum - 30’
15:00-15:45 Contemporary Art Museum (Museum, 7.5 €)

Why visit

  • A slew of big-name Spanish and international contemporary artists
  • Excellent temporary exhibits
Read more about Contemporary Art Museum

Photo: Daniel

Take Subway line 3 from Catalunya station to Drassanes station (Direction: Zona Universitaria) - 15’
16:00-17:00 Maritime Museum (Museum, 2.5 €)

Why visit

  • A must see for families with kids
  • Extensive model ship collection
  • Great temporary exhibitions
Read more about Maritime Museum
end of day 3

 

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