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Barcelona in 4 Days

Photo by Moyan Brenn

Navigate the maze of Gothic, quirky and modernist in this thrilling city by the sea

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DAY 1

Grab a Barcelona Card and start the day with a visit to the incredible church of the Sagrada Família designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. Walk to the nearby neighbourhood of Gràcia for lunch in one of its many charming squares.

From Fontana metro station, line 3 will take you to Park Güell, where you’ll be able to continue admiring Gaudí’s spectacular works. And, as you’re in the northern part of Barcelona, you might
like to go up Mount Tibidabo at dusk and have dinner while enjoying spectacular panoramic views of the city.

DAY 2

Walking tours with Barcelona Walk are the perfect way to see the city on foot, and you could dedicate your day to two of these themed itineraries. In the morning, we recommend you cover the waterfront area, you can visit Barcelona’s beaches and enjoy a trip on one of the typical Las Golondrinas pleasure boats from Barcelona harbour. Afterward, you can end your morning with a maritime flavour as you sample a mouthwatering paella in the Barceloneta.
In the afternoon, Barcelona Walking Tours Modernisme will ensure you fall under Gaudí’s spell when you visit La Pedrera and the Casa Batlló, his two architectural gems on the Passeig de Gràcia. You’ll also discover works by architects of the calibre of Puig i Cadafalch and Domènech i Montaner, which are sure to delight you. And, as you’re walking through the Eixample, why not let yourself be tempted by one of its restaurants. Mmmm… what about some tapas?

DAY 3

Every corner of Barcelona is steeped in history. In the morning, we invite you to discover the medieval and Roman past of the city in the Gothic Quarter and at the Museu d’Història de Barcelona, which is packed with surprises. Afterwards, you can lose yourself for a while among the mouth-watering stalls of the Boqueria Market, and from here, head down to the Columbus Monument, the Mirador de Colom: 60 metres up, La Rambla, which you have just walked down, takes on a whole new dimension.

You could devote the rest of the morning to a spot of shopping in the area around the Portal de l’Àngel and Carrer Pelai, a retail paradise to suit all tastes. In the afternoon, the Funicular will take you up to Montjuïc and its Olympic Ring, an imposing witness to the famous 1992 Olympic Games, and also to the Fundació Miró and the Poble Espanyol. At night, round off your visit with dinner and a drink in the buzzing Born neighbourhood.

DAY 4

There are so many interesting places waiting for you outside Barcelona, and it’s easy to visit them with the Catalunya Bus Turístic. One of the options is a trip to the mountain of Montserrat and its abbey, which have a special place in the hearts of all Catalans. The trip also includes a visit to Antoni Gaudí’s Colònia Güell. If you prefer, you can opt for the trip to the north of Catalonia. Here Dalí’s hometown of Figueres awaits you, with its museum dedicated to the painter, and the fascinating city of Girona, with a guided tour included.

This itinerary is compliments of Tourism Barcelona.


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