How to Spend 1 Day in Barcelona
If you have only a day at Barcelona before or after your cruise, you must plan your time carefully. Yes, it is possible to see Barcelona in a day.
- Purchase skip-the-line tickets for top attractions.
- Travel between the sights on a hop-on hop-off bus tour.
- Choose tours that combine multiple sights.
Works of Gaudi
The Sagrada Familia is a landmark you must see when in Barcelona.
- Save time with skip-the-line tickets booked ahead of your trip;
- Get an early start;
- Take a tour of the cathedral’s towers.
After that, head to nearby Park Güell, another Gaudi masterpiece.
Enjoy more city views and quirky, colorful tile work.
Walk down Passeig de Gracia to see Casa Batlló and La Pedrera from the outside.
Barcelona’s Old City
Head into the labyrinthine old city to soak up the atmosphere that keeps travelers coming back.
If you want to more, opt for a walking, cycling, or Segway tour through the Gothic Quarter, El Born, and Raval neighborhoods.
Treat your buds to some Spanish cuisine.
Enlist a local’s help during an evening tapas tour through the old city to taste some of the best bites around La Rambla, La Boqueria market, and the Gothic Quarter.
Those interested in the Spanish art of flamenco can head to the legendary Tablao Cordobes for a paella dinner and an evening of dancing, singing, and Spanish guitar.