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)!
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.
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!
Get Lost in the Gothic Quarter – From La Rambla there is a small street that connects to the Gothic Quarter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ciutadella Park – A beautiful park in Barcelona. Walk around and enjoy a day in the 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.
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!?
What To Eat – Tapas, Paella, Sangria and so much more!!!
Please comment below with any questions or share your favorite place in Barcelona!