What To Do in Barcelona

Do you know who Gaudi is? If not, you definitely will by the end of this trip. Along with the beautiful beaches, delicious food, and the friendly people, the gorgeous fantasy themed buildings around Barcelona designed by world famous architect Antoni Guadi will possibly become your favorite thing about the city.

Day 1: Arrival

You’ve arrived in sunny Barcelona. Right away you’re probably going to be anxious to get out and start exploring. But hold your caballos! Use the itinerary below to time your visits accordingly and see the best sights of the city.
  • Land in the Barcelona airport and take a cab into the city. This trip does not require a rental car
    • (21m)
  • Ease into Barcelona on one of its most iconic streets. Stroll through Las Ramblas where you’ll find incredible restaurants and shops. Las Ramblas runs all the way down to the beach
    • (5m)
  • If you haven’t eaten since landing, stop off at La Boqueria, a market with a plethora of all different sorts of authentic and fresh food. Many locals come here to eat and business owners come to supply their restaurants
    • (8m)
  • You wont be able to keep away from Guadi for too long, visit the Guell Palace to see the first glance at his work. If you can, go inside the building and look at the interesting sculptures on the roof
    • (5m)
  • End your first day in Barcelona in the Placa Reial where you’ll find some more good restaurants as well as a lively nightlife with bars and clubs
    • (EOD)

Day 2: Learning the City

For your first potential full day in Barcelona, get familiar with the city and wander around. The best way to do said wandering is to rent a bicycle, electric bicycle, or moped. The city has many rental vendors, which are friendly to tourists, the city also has dedicated bike lanes to make getting around even easier. Fun fact, Barcelona has the most mopeds on the streets of any city in Europe!
  • SOD – 11:00: Walking around the Hostfrancs district make sure you visit the massive and magical Font Magica de Montjuic
    • (10m)
  • 11:10 – 14:00: Look over the Spanish and Catalonian art that is thousands of years old at the Museum Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
    • (20m)
  • 14:20 – 17:00: Take the Montjic cable car up to the top of a massive Montjic   mountain for a scenic view of the entire city
  • 17:00 – EOD: Take the rest of the day to explore more of the Catalonian district or venture back into more central Barcelona

Day 3: Barcelona Exploring!

Day three is dedicated to seeing some of the cities most famous sights. But don’t forget about your bicycle or moped, you’ll want those!
  • SOD: – 11:00: Start the day by seeing one of Barcelona’s greatest wonders. The Sagrada Familia, which was designed by Guadi and has been under construction for over 80 years, and though it’s still being built, you are able to go inside and enjoy interior design
    • (25m)
  • 11:25 – 13:00: While walking the streets of Barcelona it’s hard to miss a building designed by Gaudi. Stop off at the Gaudi House and venture into is fantasy themed interior
    • (1hr)
  • 14:00 – 18:00: You haven’t rented a car and that’s okay! There are plenty of bus services or tour groups that will take you to the rocky mountain range of Montserrat. Embedded in the mountains sits a town center sculpted in stone. This town center contains restaurants, stores, and more
    • (1hr)
  • 19:00 – EOD: After some city exploring and beyond; arrive back in Barcelona to enjoy the nightlife. Some notable club right on the beach are Opium and Restaurante Casanova

Day 4: Outskirts

There’s lot’s to do in the city, but while you’re in Barcelona, you’ll definitely want to spread your wings a little. On day three you’ll be heading a bit north on the outskirts of the city.
  • SOD -9:30: Have some nice tasting Barcelona pastries and then take a bus to Tibidado
    • (30m)
  • 10:00 – 13:30: Start your day with a morning adventure to Tibidabo. Tibidabo is a mountain overlooking Barcelona which a castle, Ferris, wheel, stores, and more
    • (30m)
  • 14:00 – 15:30: While you’re back in the city what a better way to continue the sight seeing by going to one of Gaudi’s most notable work. The colorful and alive Park Guell is famous for touristy pictures and is part of the Barcelona experience
    • (20m)
  • 15:50 – EOD: A little bit further than the beach hang around the large Sarria-Sant Gervasi district. Here you’ll find more great stores as well as seeing a different side of Barcelona

Day 5: Room to Roam

In addition to visiting the glorious Ciutadella Park check out any missing Gaudi buildings you wanted to see more of. All Gaudi buildings in Barcelona include the Artigas Gardens, Casa Batillo Casa Calvet , Casa Mila, Casa Vicens, Church of Colonia ,Palau Guell, and the Sagrada Familia.
  • SOD – 12:00: Ride your bicycle through the 150 foot tall Arc de Triomf to enter Ciutadella Park
    • (5m)
  • 12:05 – 14:00: You’ve entered the Ciutadella Park; continue to enjoy the fresh air, nice views, and buskers as you bike around. While you’re in the Ciutadella Park, you will not want to miss the stunning Cascada Fountain
    • (10m)
  • 14:10 – 15:30: An interesting and close quarters area of the city, visit the Gothic Quarter to enjoy some older Barcelona
    • (5m)
  • 15:35 – 17:00: One of the biggest buildings in the Gothic Quarter is the Archdiocese of Barcelona. Go inside and explore its Hogwarts atmosphere
  • 17:00 – EOD: Return to an enjoyable area of the city and enjoy its nightlife. If you haven’t figured it out by now, the people of Spain stay up all night partying

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Day 6: Take it Easy

If you’ve had any free time in the days before, hopefully you’ve gone to the beach, if you haven’t its finally time. Soak up the rays and sunbath with the beautiful people of Spain.
  • SOD – 13:00: All right, you’ve been waiting for it, spend your final day venturing the city and any unexplored territory you’ve been craving or revisit a sight you’ve enjoyed.
  • 13:00 – EOD: As you’re taking the day at your own pace, grab a bathing suit and kick it on the beach

Day 7: Hasta Luego!

Grab the last piaya and Spanish omelets you can and go back to the Barcelona airport. 
  • Depart from the Barcelona airport

 

Estimated Cost $500

 


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