There is so much to see and do in Barcelona. The city is vibrant and full of color everywhere you go! Anyone who visits will want to return immediately, I know I did! The architecture in Barcelona is unique as you will be fascinated by Antoni Gaudi’s work throughout the city. If you plan to visit soon, here’s a quick three day travel itinerary to Barcelona!

Things To Know

  • Best time to visit is May – October
  • Most places accept Visa & Mastercard
  • ATMs can be found throughout the city
  • Wear comfortable shoes! There is a lot of walking!
  • Taxi and Metro is cheap and easy to use

Where to Stay

Praktik Bakery Hotel is located near Casa Mila and high end shopping. It’s convenient since there is a metro around the corner. What I really liked about the hotel is the theme! It’s a hotel with a bakery in the lobby, every morning I woke up smelling fresh baked goods and had a great breakfast every morning! This is a boutique hotel that has other similar themed hotels such as Praktik Garden and Praktik Vinoteca (Wine)!

Hotel Praktik Bakery

Hotel Praktik Bakery

Day 1

Casa Batlló – Casa Batllo is a 5 minute walk from the Praktik Bakery hotel. It is one of the famous buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi on Passeig de Gracia street. This building is very unique, the outside of the building has “skulls” as balconies and the “bones” supporting the pillars. To visit and tour the inside, tickets can be purchased here.

Casa Batllo

Walk La Rambla – La Rambla is one of the busiest streets with many shops and restaurants. It’s very lively with many vendors selling juices, gelato and souvenirs.

La Boqueria Market – The market is located on La Rambla and is definitely a must! You can find many food stalls here and more juices for 2 euros!

La Bouqueria Market

Get Lost in the Gothic Quarter – From La Rambla there is a small street that connects to the Gothic Quarter.

Day 2

Casa Milà/La Pedrera – Casa Milà is a block away from the Praktik Bakery Hotel. It is a modernist building and designed by Antoni Gaudi. I would visit to see the rooftop! Tickets can be purchased here.

Casa Mila

Montjuïc Castle – Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress, built on top of Montjuïc hill in and provides panoramic views. The best way to get here is by metro and using the cable car.

Montjuïc Castle

Montjuïc Castle

Montjuïc Castle

Montjuïc Castle

Estadi Olímpic Lluís (Olympic Stadium) – Take the cable car back down to the metro station and walk to the stadium to explore. It is about a 15 minute walk.

Estadi Olímpic Lluís

Estadi Olímpic Lluís

Day 3

Sagrada Familia – The Sagrada Familiia is a large Roman Catholic church and designed by Antoni Gaudí. The basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are two towers for visitors to visit: Passion Facade & Nativity Facade. I chose the Nativity facade and I did not regret it. The views were amazing and I highly recommend it. Purchase tickets in advance here.

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Ciutadella Park – A beautiful park in Barcelona. Walk around and enjoy a day in the park!

Ciutadella Park

Ciutadella Park


Parc Guell – My favorite of Antoni Guadi’s work! This is a public park and very unique. It has homes that remind me of ginger bread houses. =) Purchase advance tickets here.

Parc Guell

Parc Guell

Parc Guell

Other Activities

Barceloneta beach for a day in the sun!

Camp Nou – Watch FC Barcelona play or if you’re interested in touring the place.

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc – A Beautiful water display. 9-11:30pm every Thurs-Sun.

Palau Guell – A mansion designed by Antoni Guadi, it also has a beautiful rooftop display.

Picasso Museum – Everyone loves Picasso artwork right!?

Watch a Flamenco Show

Day trip to Montserrat

Day trip to Dali Museum in Figueres

What To Eat – Tapas, Paella, Sangria and so much more!!!

Where To Eat In Barcelona

Tickets Bar: Fun, Innovative and the Best Restaurant in Barcelona


Looking for more tips? Check out Barcelona Budget Travel Guide & 77 Cool Things to do in Barcelona!

Please comment below with any questions or share your favorite place in Barcelona!



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  • Sarah from Tales From a Fork

    September 6, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    What a great guide. The Casa Batlló looks like someplace I’d want to go, and that bakery looks divine!

    1. Tour de Lust

      September 7, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Thank you Sarah! That bakery hotel was awesome!! =)

  • Amanda

    September 7, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Barcelona is a fantastic city. I haven’t been for about 20 years, so I am long over due another visit. I love the Gaudi architecture, and especially Sagrada Familia. A great city guide! Thanks.

    1. Tour de Lust

      September 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Yes I loved Sagrada Familia! I hope you get to visit soon Amanda it’s been awhile for you!

  • Christina

    September 7, 2016 at 6:14 am

    My friends are in Barcelona right now and really enjoying it. Your photos look great. You’ve captured the architectural essence of the city pretty well.

    1. Tour de Lust

      September 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      I wish I was there with your friends right now =)

  • Daniela

    September 7, 2016 at 6:24 am

    I heard about that hotel before from a friend! I`m definitely staying there when I`ll visit the city.
    Also, thanks for giving more locations to visit, not just Sagrada Familiia. When I search about Barcelona it seems I only read about this church – which is great, don`t get me wrong, but Barcelona seems so full of life and culture that it cannot be just this church!
    Looking forward for more about Barcelona!

    1. Tour de Lust

      September 7, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Anytime Daniela! Barcelona has so many wonderful places to visit and I wanted to capture it all for you =)

  • Suma Jain

    September 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Barcelona is such a beautiful city, there’s so much to see and do!! On my last visit to Barcelona, I managed to visit almost all the places you mentioned above apart from the Olympic stadium and Montjuîc Castle. Very helpful guide for first time visitors to the city 🙂

    1. Tour de Lust

      September 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks Suma! Glad you got to see most of Barcelona as well!

  • Jo

    September 8, 2016 at 12:17 am

    This guide is perfect – you have covered all the major attractions. I loved Gaudi’s architecture when I was in Barcelona so including all of his top works is a great idea for the itinerary.

    1. Tour de Lust

      September 8, 2016 at 8:36 am

      Thank you Jo! I want to return so I can experience all of his other great work! Sad I didn’t get to see it all

  • shayan Naveed

    September 8, 2016 at 12:46 am

    The architecture in Barcelona is amazing! I love it. In particular the Casa Batllo. wow, so unique!

    Great guide for someone who hasn’t been there and convinces me to visit someday.

    1. Tour de Lust

      September 8, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Thank you! I hope you get to visit soon!

  • JM

    September 8, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Barcelona is my dream city to visit and this post made me more inspired to visit Spain really soon. Thank you for such a detailed post.

    1. Tour de Lust

      September 8, 2016 at 8:36 am

      Thank you! Glad I could help inspire you to visit Spain even more! =)

  • Ami

    September 8, 2016 at 8:44 am

    That is a well planned itinerary – food, heritage and nature all covered. Love the travel tips that you have share along with it.

    1. Tour de Lust

      September 8, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks Ami! I try to share as much as I can to make it useful for my readers =)

  • Hung Thai

    September 8, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    What a beautiful city and great guide but a few questions: is it easy to get around with only English? Are there anything culturally that I need to know like don’t give people the finger or whatever? Are there certain parts of the city that I should stay away from?

    1. Tour de Lust

      September 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks! It’s very easy to get around with only English. Lol I expect that you will never have to give anyone the finger… it’s a great city and everyone is friendly. I found Barcelona very safe everywhere.

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