Que hacer en Barcelona, guia de viaje Barcelona

Barcelona with a great city, full of activities and places to visit. From its stunning architectural works of art to  its dreamy beachesand delicious cuisine, Barcelona has something to offer for everyone.

In this note we will present you an itinerary of Barcelona in 3 days that will help you get the most out of your time in the city. From visiting the most iconic sites such as  the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, to discovering the most authentic neighborhoods of the city, we will offer you a complete guide so you can enjoy Barcelona to the fullest.

What to see in Barcelona in 3 days?

Day 1: Gothic Quarter, San José Boqueria Market, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, La Rambla

Day 2: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Baceloneta

Day 3: Montjuïc and Font Mágica

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Day 1: Gothic Quarter, San José Boqueria Market, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, Las Ramblas

Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter is one of the oldest and most emblematic neighborhoods of Barcelona. Its name is due to the large number of Gothic-style buildings found in the area, such as  the Cathedral of Barcelona and the Basilica of Santa María del Mar. The Gothic Quarter is a maze of narrow cobbled streets, small squares and impressive historic buildings.

Other tourist attractions within the Gothic Quarter are the ancient Roman Temple of Augustus, the Barcelona History Museum, the Plaza Real and the Palace of the Generalitat. The neighborhood is also an ideal place for culture and art lovers, with numerous art galleries and museums, such as  the Picasso Museum and the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona.

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What to do in Barcelona in 3 days?

San José Boqueria Market

The Mercado de la Boqueria de San José is a gastronomic market where you can get fresh products and freshly made meals. It has more than 300 gastronomic stalls with a wide variety of cold cuts, sweets, meats, fruits, vegetables and fish. It is an ideal place in  the center of Barcelona to enjoy a typical meal of the area at good prices.

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Casa Batlló and La Pedrera

Along the Pasaje de Gracia we will find many traces of Gaudí’s modernism and some of its most important exponents areCasa Batlló and La Pedrera.

Casa Batlo was built by Gaudí and commissioned by Batlo in 1904, it is considered a masterpiece, not only for its façade that is impressive, but for its interior. There you can see an amazing patio of lights and a terrace with fireplaces that are just some of the most important parts of the house.

La Pedrera was built in 1906 and houses several exhibitions where you can see a floor with a recreation of how a high society family lived in the early twentieth century. As in Casa Batlo the chimneys and ventilation towers have curious designs, here they become sculptures of warriors.

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Las Ramblas in Barcelona

To close this first day in Barcelona in 3 days, visit the famous Ramblas.  This is a large avenue that is full of street performers such as musicians, dancers and jugglers. In addition, it is a commercial area where you find all kinds of shops, from souvenir shops to department stores.

It is an area full of bars and restaurants where you can try the local cuisine and enjoy a wide variety of dishes and tapas. Las Ramblas is surrounded by historic buildings, monuments and tourist attractions such as the Boqueria Market, the Gran Teatro del Liceo or Plaça Reial.

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Day 2: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Baceloneta

Sagrada Familia, a must-see of the places to visit in Barcelona

Start your day 2 in Barcelona in 3 days visiting the impressive Sagrada Familia, a masterpiece of modernist architecture designed by Antoni Gaudí. Its construction began in 1882 and is still under construction. Gaudí proposed this church with an innovative design of neo-Gothic style with 18 towers.

He only had time to see one of them completed before he died in 1926. This church is full of religious symbolism and brings together tourists and believers from all over the world. In addition you can climb  the towers of the Sagrada Familia to enjoy spectacular views of the city of Barcelona. It is necessary  to have an entrance to the Sagrada Familia to be able to see it inside except for the moments where there is mass.

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Sagrada Familia

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Park Güell

Another exponent of Antonio Gaudí’s modernism  is this huge garden. The park has more than 17 hectares of surface and is located on the Sierra de Collserola.  The whole park is full of columns that look like trees, animal figures, geometric shapes decorated with mosaic and walls in wavy shapes. Gaudí used  nature and movement as an influence, that’s why you can see so many variations and style in the architecture.

Gaudí took advantage of the mountain hill to  create a path of spiritual elevation that ends with the Monument to Calvary, where there is an incredible panoramic view of the city of Barcelona. Keep in mind that tickets sell out very quickly, so it is recommended to buy them in advance if you are going to include it in your visit to Barcelona in 3 days.

Every Sunday from April 1 to October 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., access to the park is free. You can also enter for free on the first Sunday of each month.

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La Barceloneta and the beach

The neighborhood of La Barceloneta is famous for Sant Sebastià beach, a place to enjoy the sand and the sea or take the opportunity to eat in seafood restaurants and traditional tapas bars. This area was born around 1754, thanks to the fishermen began to settle in this part. At Barceloneta beach you can take the cable car and climb the Miramar viewpoint to see a panoramic view of the port.

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Day 3: Montjuïc and Font Mágica

Montjuïc and its surroundings

Montjuïc is a mountain located in the center of Barcelona that has stunning views of the city and a wide variety of tourist attractions to visit. Montjuïc is home  to a number of museums  such as the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Spanish Village, the Botanical Garden of Barcelona and the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, plus a large number of parks and public gardens such as the Joan Brossa Gardens, the Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens and the Laribal Gardens.

One of the best attractions is the Castle of Montjuic, which has been operating here since 1640 as a stone and mud fort to become a castle in 1694. Throughout his life he has been a protagonist of the history of Barcelona and  particularly witnessed very gruesome periods involving prisoners and torture. This castle today belongs to the Spanish army and is managed by the city council. You can visit the access bridge and façade, the bastions, the moat and the parade ground. The terrace and watchtower are the best point to have stunning views of the city and the Mediterranean.

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What to do in 3 days in Barcelona? Night show of the Magic Fountain

La Font Mágica offers a dancing waters show ideal to close your last day of travel in Barcelona in 3 days. The show lasts about 20 minutes and with illuminated water jets, colored lights and music. It is located in the Spanish Steps and  is a great place to enjoy the view of the city and some of its most important monuments, such as the  National Palace and the Venetian Towers.

The schedules may vary according to the season, it is best to consult the official website of the Font Mágica for updated schedules. It is crucial to arrive in advance to find a good place to see the show, as the square is often crowded.

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