This is a sample itinerary for our  3 Days in Barcelona.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (tickets availability, your location and pace, your main interests…)

DAY 1 - OLD TOWN

9AM

  • TOUR STARTS WALKING

RAMBLA & BOQUERIA MARKET

A lovely stroll

9AM

  • Walk
If your trip dates allow for it, we recommend that in your first day you explore the lively Rambla, a famous vibrant street home to the magnificent Boqueria Market, for many the best marketplace in the world.
  • Continue Walking

GOTHIC QUARTER

The origins of Barcelona

10AM

  • Walk

In the Gothic Quarter you’ll learn how the Romans founded Barcelona 2000 years ago, and how in the middle ages Barcelona experienced its first period of splendor with the Gothic style. You’ll walk around medieval plazas and alleys, see Roman ruins as well as the Royal Palace, the Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat Government building.

CATHEDRAL OF ST. EULALIA

Gothic Architecture
You will also have the opportunity to visit the Gothic Cathedral of St. Eulàlia and the Holy Cross, with its historical wooden choir, artistic chapels, the crypt where Saint Eulalia is buried, and also an picturesque cloister where 13 geese live.

CALL

Medieval Jewish Section
Or if you prefer, we’ll show you the Call (Medieval Jewish Section). Despite the attacks suffered in 1391, it’s still a highly atmospheric area with a fascinating although sad history. Here is located the oldest synagogue in Europe.

  • Continue Walking

BORN DISTRICT & PICASSO MUSEUM

History & Art

11.30AM

  • Walk
Next you’ll explore the Born district, a hip fashion area full of cafés, tapas bars and unique shops. Here stands the elegant church of Santa Maria del Mar with its gorgeous stained glasses. To finish the tour, you’ll visit the Picasso Museum skipping lines with your guide. There you’ll learn about Picasso’s youth and his evolution until he became a famous master, as well as what he did at the end of his life.

1PM

  • TOUR ENDS

When the tour is over, your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions to take the subway or walk back to your hotel, or help you find somewhere for lunch in the area that is packed with great tapas bars.

OPTIONAL

  • Book 1 extra hour to walk around the Ciutadella Park and the Arch of Triumph.
  • Book 2 extra hours to enjoy a paella lunch at the end of this Old Town Tour or to visit the Roman ruins of the Museum of History of Barcelona.

DAY 2 - GAUDI SITES

9AM

  • TOUR STARTS

Either you are meeting your guide directly in the city center or at your own location, your tour will start with an introduction about Gaudi’s timeframe, linking it to the Industrial Revolution, the arrival of Modernism (Art Nouveau) and the creation of the Eixample District.

CASA MILA / LA PEDRERA

The Stone Quarry

9.15AM

  • Walk

Today you’ll start your visit in the Eixample district and the elegant Passeig de Gràcia boulevard, where Casa Milà is located. We’ll take you inside: discover why this building is also called La Pedrera, go up to its amazing rooftop to admire the city views and its unusual chimneys, visit their exhibit on Gaudi’s technique, then the apartment decorated with antiques from the early 1900’s.

10.30AM

  • Ride

PARK GÜELL

Fairy-tale Land

10.45AM

  • Walk
A short ride will take you to the North of the city to visit Park Güell, another Gaudí masterpiece: a failed project of a walled community has become now a whimsical park famous for its mosaics.

11.30AM

  • Ride

SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH

Unbelievable

11.45AM

  • Walk
The last stop of the tour will be the breathtaking Sagrada Familia church, where Gaudi worked for the last 43 years of his life. Still not finished, the inside was finally dedicated in 2010 and it doesn’t look like any other church you’ve seen before. It will definitely be the highlight of your whole trip!

1PM

  • TOUR ENDS

At the end of the tour, if you booked a taxi tour, your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions back to your hotel or somewhere for lunch. Or you might decide to stay inside the Sagrada Familia (or last site visited) and continue enjoying it on your own.

If you booked a chauffeured tour, you’ll be dropped off back to your hotel or apartment, or at some local restaurant for lunch on your own.

OPTIONAL

  • Add one extra hour to enjoy a lovely tapas lunch.
  • Add two extra hours to visit also the Hospital of St. Pau by Domenech i Muntaner or the inside of Casa Batlló.

DAY 3 - MONTJUIC HILL

10AM

  • TOUR STARTS

1929 WORLD FAIR

Entering the mountain

10.15AM

  • Walk

The last of your 3 days in Barcelona covers the Montjuic Hill, that you’ll start exploring from Plaça Espanya, the entrance to the World Fair of 1929, with the former bullring Las Arenas, now a modern shopping mall.

The pavilions built for the World Fair host now trade show events, but you can still visit the reconstruction of the German Pavilion designed by Mies van der Rohe. Next to it there is the former Casaramona factory, now Caixaforum art center.

  • Take Escalators Up

CITY VIEWS FROM PALAU NACIONAL

The city at your feet

10.45AM

  • Walk

The impressive building of the National Palace, home to the MNAC museum is also worth a stop: the city views from there are spectacular.

Note that this tour does not include visiting the MNAC museum as it takes too long, but it is possible to add extra hours on request to fit it in.

  • Take Escalators Up

1992 Olympics

When Barcelona was put on the map

11.15AM

  • Walk
In 1992 another event took place in the Montjuïc Hill: the Barcelona Olympics, a wonderful success. The main sport facilities are still in use and make for a few nice photo opportunities, such as the stylish telecommunications antenna by Santiago Calatrava and the domed stadium Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Isozaki. You can also enter the Olympic Stadium and learn (or recall) how the torch was lit.
  • 11.30AM - CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO END

OPTION 1

TAPAS LUNCH

Enjoy the local cuisine away from the tourist traps.

OPTION 2

MONTJUIC CASTLE BY CABLECAR

Great choice for families and to enjoy breathtaking city views.

OPTION 3

MIRÓ FOUNDATION

If you are into art, you shouldn’t miss the best collection in the world of this surrealist artist.

2PM

  • TOUR ENDS

It’s not easy to find taxis up in the Hill, so after visiting your last site you’ll descent either across some scenic gardens downhill or to the funicular, until you reach a busier area where your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions to take the subway or walk back to your hotel or somewhere to eat.

OPTIONAL

  • Add one extra hour to do 2 of the optional visits.
  • Add two extra hours to do 3 of the optional visits.

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