Three Days in Barcelona

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How to Spend 3 Days in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

It sizzles with food, fashion, and music year-round. There is enough to see and do to fill up weeks.

Pre- or after cruise options for those who wish to receive life-time experience.

In three days, you can:

  • Check off all the must-see sights;
  • Explore nearby cities and villages.

Tip: Take advantage of sightseeing passes and super saver deals offering discounts on combined excursions and activities

Day 1

City Highlights

Try your best to catch all Barcelona highlights.

  • Tour the city on a hop-on hop-off bus. Or, choose a guided tour that caters to your particular interests.
  • Visit architect Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Battló, and La Pedrera. Book skip-the-line tickets for the iconic Sagrada Familia.
  • Cycle through the old city on a bike tour
    Treat yourself to a tapas tour. Or, opt for a private city tour to ensure you don’t miss anything on your To See list.
  • Walk down La Rambla — this must be in your To See list.
  • Enjoy a flamenco show in the evening, Or, explore the bars of the Gracia neighborhood.

Tip: book skip-the-line tickets, as wait times can be more than one hour at peak times.

Day 2

Culture and Cuisine

  • Visit one or two of Barcelona’s famous museums.
  • If you are an art lover, go to the Picasso Museum or the National Art Museum of Catalonia (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).
  • If you are history enthusiast, watch the collections at the Museum of Catalan History and Maritime Museum of Barcelona.
    If you are a sports fan, take a a tour of FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium.
  • In the afternoon, get a hands-on lesson in Spanish cuisine with an interactive cooking class. Some classes include a visit to the well-known La Boqueria market.

Day 3

Explore Catalonia

Visit the Catalan countryside.

  • Go to Montserrat mountain to tour the historic monastery. You can add some hiking on the well-maintained trails.
    Include cava tasting in the afternoon on the way back to Barcelona.
  • Another idea is to spend the day is to explore the works of Spanish master Salvador Dalí. – Tour of the Dalí Museum in Figueres.
  • Or, head to the Costa Brava to walk through whitewashed villages.

Tip: Look for a tour that includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and lunch.

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