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Barcelona en 3 días

Barcelona en 3 días: tour con los clásicos y alguna idea nueva

Barcelona is one of the most visited and attractive cities in the world and this is confirmed by its tourists, which houses so many attractions that we could visit it for months without having to repeat them. The capital of Catalonia always offers something to visit: if you have finished with the spectacular architecture of Antoni Gaudí and the museums (some rated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site), you can get lost in its historic center, and if it is sunny you can enjoy of its lively beaches or green areas such as the Ciutadella Park , among many other attractions.Despite being an endless city, even if you have few days to visit it, you can enjoy its main points of interest and even live some unusual experience that those who have more time do not have the opportunity to take advantage of. In this post we offer a plan to visit Barcelona in 3 days with itineraries that include the most interesting areas of the city without being left with the feeling of wanting more. Recall that the integrated public transport network of Barcelona offers public transport passes aimed at tourists of 2, 3, 4 or 5 days, which include the round trip from the airport (possibility that is not included in the transport tickets normal, like the 10 travel card) These are ideal for visits of 2, 3,

Day 1: Gaudí Route


Casa Mila (La Pedrera)

If there is an almost as iconic building in Barcelona as the Sagrada Familia, that is probably Casa Milà, also built by the archifamoso architect Antoni Gaudí at the beginning of the 20th century in what was then the most exclusive avenue in the city: the Passeig of grace. It was the result of a commission from the bourgeois family Milà to exhibit its power, and they achieved it thanks to the wavy shapes, extravagant fireplaces, arched windows and wrought iron balconies that characterize its facade and the mosaics of its interior. We can get there on foot or by subway, taking the blue line, L5, and getting off at the Diagonal stop.

sacred Family

One of the greatest exponents of Barcelona’s modernism and milestone throughout the world, this work by Antoni Gaudí is forced on a visit to Barcelona. Although it is almost impossible to capture all the details of the exterior of the basilica in its entirety, if we stop to observe it we will discover a paradise of stone inspired by nature. It is the most recommended place in the city to carry out a guided tour: we will avoid queues to enter to see the interior and make sure we know its history and not miss any details. To arrive, we will take the metro in Diagonal blue line (L5) and get off at the Sagrada Familia stop, or by taking the V19 bus that will leave you ahead. Directions from the subway


Park Güell

This strident urban park is one of the most beloved in the city, and one of Gaudí’s favorite works, which was commissioned by the eccentric businessman Eusebi Güell, who wanted to turn it into a spa town for the richest Barcelona people. UNESCO World Heritage Site, this space characterized by its geometric ceramic figures is one of the most visited in Spain, open all year. Visiting it at noon makes it ideal to eat a picnic in its enabled area, with beautiful views of the city. Taking into account that it is located in one of the high areas of the city, the best route to get there is to take the blue metro line (L5) in Sagrada Família and get off at Diagonal, and immediately take bus 24 towards El Carmel and get off at Travessera de Dalt – La Granja, just in front of the park entrance. Directions from the subway



Taking advantage of the fact that we have climbed to one of the upper parts of Barcelona, ​​we can end the day in one of the best places to watch the sunset. The Mirablau is a cozy place where you can enjoy a view of the city skyline while having tapas and a cocktail in a casual atmosphere. If we go to this place from the Park Guell, it is best to take the BCTE tourist bus (Barcelona City Tour) to the Tibidado, there get off and walk a couple of minutes to another bus station, this time to take the 196 Bellesguard line in Av. TIbidabo – La Rotonda until reaching Plaça Dr. Andreu, just in front of Mirablau. Directions from the subway

Day 2: Centro-Gótico-Zona Mar

If we are prepared to stretch our legs, this will be the best day of our route. The idea is not to have to use any type of public transport throughout the day, so we must go with appropriate footwear. Ideally, start early in the morning so you have time for everything.


Casa Batlló

The trio of Gaudí’s works of the first day lacks a fourth (although it has many more) that we cannot miss: Casa Batlló. Located in the Passeig de Gràcia (Passeig de Gràcia metro stop), this building, which like most modernist works is inspired by the organic forms of nature, stands out for its original facade and its interiors, which constitute an authentic work of art. It is an opportunity to see also the adjacent houses, which together formed “La Manzana de la Discordia”, since with them different modernist architects of the moment competed for the best creation. A guided tour will help us to know all the hidden details of this magnificent building.

Plaça Catalunya / Boqueria / Rambla

Near Casa Batlló, down the Passeig de Gràcia (where we can see why it is one of the most exclusive areas of the city, with numerous luxury boutiques), is the most central point of the city, the Plaza Catalunya Headquarters of well-known brands such as Apple, HardRock Café, FNAC or the English Court, it is the meeting point of the majority of tourists in the city, where one of the most popular busy roads in the city, La Rambla, comes together. This extensive promenade separates the Raval and Gothic Quarters, which are one on each side, and concentrates a large number of souvenir shops, restaurants, coffee shops, fast-food stores and more, which are almost exclusively aimed at tourists, from So if you want to eat or drink, we recommend looking for places outside this avenue. If we go down the Rambla a little towards the sea, on the right we will find the Mercat de la Boqueria, originally called Mercat de Sant Josep, with more than 300 shops where Barcelona and tourists (which are increasingly more proportion) coincide to contemplate one of the widest gastronomic offers of all the markets of the city. From meat and fish, to fruit and sweets and even restoration sites. To get to Plaza Catalunya from Casa Batlló we can walk (it takes about 10 minutes), but we can also opt for the subway, using the green line L3 from Passeig de Gracia to get off at Plaza Catalunya. with more than 300 shops where Barcelona and tourists coincide (which are increasingly more proportion) to contemplate one of the widest gastronomic offerings of all the city’s markets. From meat and fish, to fruit and sweets and even restoration sites. To get to Plaza Catalunya from Casa Batlló we can walk (it takes about 10 minutes), but we can also opt for the subway, using the green line L3 from Passeig de Gracia to get off at Plaza Catalunya. with more than 300 shops where Barcelona and tourists coincide (which are increasingly more proportion) to contemplate one of the widest gastronomic offerings of all the city’s markets. From meat and fish, to fruit and sweets and even restoration sites. To get to Plaza Catalunya from Casa Batlló we can walk (it takes about 10 minutes), but we can also opt for the subway, using the green line L3 from Passeig de Gracia to get off at Plaza Catalunya. Directions from the subway

Gòtic / Plaça Sant Jaume

One of the most pleasant sensations of walking through the city is to start in the central streets and enter the narrow streets that leave them until we get lost. That is what happens if we take any of the streets that connect with La Rambla and go to the so-called Gothic Quarter. Every corner of this neighborhood is a different world and the atmosphere is very popular. We can go through Boqueria Street to Plaça Sant Jaume, the political center of the city, which houses the City Hall of Barcelona and the Generalitat de Catalunya, whose origin dates back to medieval times. To get to this square we just have to walk from the Rambla of the neighborhood for ten minutes. Directions from the subway


Parc de la Ciutadella

A good way to disconnect from a busy morning is to choose a place full of nature to eat. The Parc de la Ciutadella, 10 minutes from Plaça Sant Jaume walking straight down Princess Street, offers different areas of rest and shade, with fountains, trails, grass and tree extensions, away from the noise of cars. If we have not taken advantage of Park Güell to have a picnic the first day, a good option is to do it here.

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Xocolata Museum

A different way to end the afternoon is to go to the Museu de la Xocolata, a museum promoted by the city’s confectioner’s guild that houses an exhibition of hundreds of thousands of varieties and combinations of cocoa and courses and workshops for children and adults where to meet The story behind this wonderful sweet. This museum closes at 7pm, except Sundays and holidays, when it closes at 3pm. Directions from the subway


Port Olímpic / Poblenou

Una visita a Barcelona, aunque sea en 3 días, no es lo mismo sin visitar su zona de mar. El paseo marítimo del Port Olímpic cuenta con cinco playas hasta llegar al barrio del Poblenou. Podemos terminar el día haciendo este recorrido desde la zona de Ciutadella y Vila Olímpica y tomar algo en este barrio, caracterizado por sus fábricas reformadas y oficinas tecnológicas, por sitios de interés como el mercadillo Els Encants o el rascacielos Torre Agbar, del arquitecto francés Jean Nouvel. En verano, la zona marítima está muy animada, e incluso hay bañistas de noche. Si preferimos disfrutar de un rato de sol en la playa, sin embargo, podemos invertir el itinerario de este día, empezando el día en la playa, continuando por el paseo marítimo, comer en el Parc de la Ciutadella y terminar la jornada en la Casa Batlló antes de que se vaya el sol, pudiendo aprovechar para tomar algo por la noche cerca de este edificio, en la azotea del Hotel Casa Fuster, por ejemplo, con bonitas vistas de la ciudad al anochecer. Indicaciones desde el metro

Día 3: Montjuïc y Camp del Barça



La emblemática escultura es la posición más privilegiada para poder observar la actividad marítima del Puerto Antiguo así como la llegada de los ferris y cruceros. La posibilidad de escalar hasta lo más alto del monumento, permite observar una panorámica marítima de barcelona por una parte, y la el urbanismo de las ramblas justo detrás. Cerca del monumento puedes aprovechar para subir hasta uno de los puntos más altos de la ciudad, cogiendo el funicular de Montjuïc, para visitar el parque.

Parc Montjuïc

(passar el matí i dinar picnic allà, visitar castell, parlar del mirador) Este parque, testimonio de la Exposición Internacional de 1929 y de los Juegos Olímpicos de 1992 significó una importante urbanización y renovación de la zona. Con la posibilidad de visitar varios museos, entre ellos la Fundació Miró y el Jardín Botánico, así como el MNAC, y también de contemplar los equipamientos deportivos, de escalar hasta el Castillo de Montjuïc o adentrarse en el universo del Poble Espanyol, es uno de los puntos más polifacéticos de la ciudad. En él convergen armónicamente arte, historia, deporte, naturaleza y mucho más, y es un lugar ideal para ir con niños o en pareja, con zonas de juegos y lugares románticos, como terrazas con vistas donde pasar todo el día. Para llegar hasta allí, podemos coger un autobús turístico BCTO delante de la escultura de Colón hasta la Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc, donde solo deberemos andar poco más de cinco minutos. Indicaciones desde el metro

Barcelona in 3 days

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Plaça Espanya

Tras desconectar toda la mañana en el Parc de Montjuïc, nos espera una tarde vibrante. Podemos bajar por el centenar de escaleras del Museo Nacional d’Història de Catalunya hasta Plaza España, sede de las ferias internacionales de más prestigio. Allí podremos contemplar la Font Màgica, una fuente ornamental que combina coreografías con distintos saltos de agua al compás de la música y de efectos de luz en el interior, pudiendo combinar hasta 50 figuras diferentes. En esta misma plaza se encuentra el centro comercial Las Arenas, construido en una antigua plaza de toros, donde se hallan distintas tiendas de primeras marcas, restaurantes, cines y un mirador de la plaza y la montaña de Montjuïc.

Camp del Barça

Tanto si nos gusta el fútbol como si simplemente queremos visitar uno de los estadios deportivos más espectaculares del mundo, sede de una de las señas de identidad de la ciudad, el FC Barcelona, hacer una parada en el Camp Nou se hace obligado. Este campo, que ha visto jugar a los mejores jugadores de la historia, como Maradona, Ronaldinho o Messi, cuenta con espacios que nos narran la historia del club, que se pueden visitar de forma guiada, que según la modalidad puede incluir una visita a la zona VIP y el campo de juego. También es muy recomendable el museo del club, uno de los más visitados de España, donde se pueden contemplar los mayores hitos y trofeos del equipo azulgrana. Para llegar desde Montjuïc es muy sencillo, sólo hay que tomar el metro de la línea verde L3 en Plaça Espanya y bajar en la parada de Palau Relal, para luego caminar solo 10 minutos hasta el estadio. Directions from the subway


Hotel Meliá BCN

To say goodbye to the day and the city, we can take a drink in the exclusive Sky Bar of the Hotel Meliá, with a panoramic terrace of 24 skies that offers one of the best night views of the city. To arrive from the Camp Nou we will only have to walk five minutes until we reach the “Avinguda de Xile” tram stop until we reach Francesc Maciá square, where we will find the majestic 24-storey hotel. Directions from the subway

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