Two Days in Barcelona

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How to Spend 2 Days in Barcelona

Whizz through Barcelona in two days as your pre- or post-cruise experience.

Be rewarded with diverse experiences in Barcelona: from Gaudi’s masterpieces to historic neighborhoods.

Tip: Take advantage of combo tours, sightseeing passes, and skip-the-line tickets. You will save time and money by doing this. Or, purchase a 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass.

Day 1

Barcelona Highlights


Overview Barcelona first.

  • Jump onto a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. See what attractions you might want to visit later.
  • Or, join a private half-day tour with a local according to your interests.


  • Dedicate an afternoon to works of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi.Head straight to the tour of Sagrada Familia, one of Barcelona’s most recognizable landmarks.

Book skip-the-line tickets in advance.

  • Or, opt for a Gaudi-themed guided tour that also includes a stop at Park Güell.


  • Treat yourself to two delicious Spanish traditions: tapas and wine.
  • Typical food walking tours of the old city take travelers to several of Barcelona’s best tapas and wine bars. This option will allow you to sample a wide range of local favorites.


Day 2

Cuisine and Culture


  • Explore some of Barcelona’s numerous world-class museums.
  • Take a guided tour of the Picasso Museum in the Gothic Quarter.
  • Ride the cable car to the top of Montjuic Hill (Parc de Montjuic) to visit the military fortress.
  • Make your way to Plaza España for the National Art Museum of Catalonia (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya).



  • Dive into the local food culture with a cooking class.
  • Visit La Boqueria market to pick out ingredients before heading to a kitchen to learn new skills.
  • Be ready to prepare paella, garlic prawns, Catalan octopus, or Spanish omelet.


  • Head to a traditional flamenco show.
  • Several venues throughout Barcelona offer dinner and flamenco shows. This is a perfect idea for a romantic evening.
  • Or, get out on the water and see Barcelona during a sunset cruise along the coast.

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