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
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.
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.
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.