Four days in Barcelona
At the start of your stay, buy the Barcelona Card which features free travel on public transport and discounts and free admission at the city's main tourist attractions. Start the day with a visit to the impressive church of the Sagrada Família. It certainly won't leave you indifferent. You can book tickets and guided tours at the tourist information booth to make sure you don't miss a single detail! Just up the street from the basilica, you can discover the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, an art-nouveau-style former hospital. Another good option is a walk up to the nearby neighbourhood of Gràcia, and 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 enjoy the Gaudí Experiència, an interactive attraction about the life and work of the architect. To round off the afternoon, head to the temple of football, the Spotify Camp Nou, where you'll find out about the history of the club and enjoy a tour of the stadium. You might like to go up Mount Tibidabo at dusk and have dinner while enjoying spectacular panoramic views of the city.
The walking tours, Barcelona Walk, are the perfect way of seeing the city on foot.In the morning, we recommend you explore the waterfront and Barcelona's beaches while you discover the historic and artistic landmarks in the area. You can't miss the Columbus Monument or famous sculptures, such as Roy Lichtenstein's Barcelona Head and Frank Gehry's Fish. If you want to take to the waters, you can go on a trip on one of Barcelona harbour's iconic pleasure boats, Las Golondrinas. Afterwards, 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 visiting 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, you can enjoy one of the city's iconic shopping districts. Enjoy a bird's eye view of Barcelona from Mirador Torre Glòries or make your way to the Palau de la Música Catalana and delve into this architectural wonder. To round off the day, any of the restaurants in the area will delight your tastebuds. Or how about some mouthwatering tapas?
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, built on the remains of the ancient Roman city. 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. If you're looking for a great memento to take home, the Portal de l'Àngel and Carrer Pelai are a shopper's heaven. They have something to suit all tastes. In the afternoon, the Funicular will take you up to Montjuïc. There you'll find the Olympic Ring, an imposing witness to the 1992 Olympic Games, and also to the Castell de Montjuïc,, the Fundació Miró, the Poble Espanyol, the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and Pavelló Mies van der Rohe. At night, round off your visit with dinner in one of the many options you will find in Montjuïc.
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. 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. These wonderful places certainly won't leave you feeling indifferent.