How to get the most out of two days in Barcelona?

Are you going to make a city trip to Barcelona but you don’t have much time? Here we will give you some ideas to visit and mention the things you cannot miss!

Day 1

We will start our day with an immersion in Gaudí’s work. We start our day at Park Güell, where you will find the mosaic dragon and the mosaic terrace at the entrance, and you can enjoy your first panoramic view from the less tourist-crowded top! We will then head to the Sagrada Familia, the still-not-finished-basilica in gothic style. To end this morning, we walk down Passeig de Gràcia, where some more Gaudí buildings, such as Casa Battló and Casa Milà can be found on the “Illa de la Discòrdia”.

_DSC0025-2Parc Güell

When we arrive at Plaça Catalunya, it’s time to sit down and relax for a while. We’ll continue our walk on the famous Rambla, where you can enjoy a wide variety of shops, human statues and musicians. Let’s have a look at La Boqueria, the big open-door market with a colourful palette of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish! To find a place to lunch, we suggest you stroll through the multicultural neighbourhoud of El Raval.


La Boqueria

We will spend the afternoon on the mountain of Montjuïc. If you are tired, you can take the Teleferic to the top, otherwise you can walk. Enjoy the spectacular views of Barcelona and the sea from the top and visit the Castle of Montjuïc. Then have a relaxed walk through the many gardens and parks on the mountain and have a look at the Olympic Ring, which includes the Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi and the Communication Tower designed by Santiago Calatrava. If you still have time, you can visit the National museum of Catalan art, otherwise you can enjoy another nice view. Take the stairs down in the evening to enjoy the spectacle of the Magic Fountain! And before you take the metro at Plaça Espanya, don’t forget to have a look at the two Venetian Towers.


Magic Fountain

Day 2

Today, we will discover the East side of central Barcelona! We’ll start our walk at Plaça Reial, from where we go to Plaça Sant Jaume, where we will find the Palau de la Generalitat and the Ajuntament de Barcelona. We will visit the Gothic Cathedral before having some tapas or pintxos for lunch. In the afternoon, let’s visit the impressive church of Santa Maria del Mar and go relaxing in Parc de la Ciutadella.

_DSC0358Parc de la Ciutadella

After having a look at the Arc de Triomf, we are heading for Barceloneta beach! Stroll down the lanes and have a good paella in a restaurant with views to the sea. In the evening, enjoy the centre of Barcelona by night. Walk down La Rambla de Mar, greet Colombus on his statue and enjoy the typical atmosphere of Las Ramblas one last time!

_DSC0153Barceloneta beach

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