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.
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.
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.