3 Days in Barcelona: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2015

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Barcelona is one of the most dynamic and stylish cities in the world. The city sizzles with food, fashion, style, music and good times all year round. The buildings will amaze you, the art will make you giddy all over and the food will keep you coming back for more.

Day 1: Barcelona Sightseeing

Ramble along La Ramblas for a fabulous taste of Barcelona’s eccentric character, a hub of activity day and night, encounter an astonishing array of animals, plants, books and human statues. The Gothic Quarter is a classic medieval labyrinth of winding streets, plazas and funky late-night bars.

Hop on a bike, or jump on a scooter for an alternative approach to sightseeing. The hop on hop off bus is the easiest way to discover Barcelona, or take the classic One Day Tour. On the Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Evening Walking Tour visit La Boquiera to see the amazing fresh food markets. Head to La Barceloneta for seafood overlooking the waterfront, or up to bars of the Gracia district.

Day 2: Art from Gaudi to Contemporary

Antoni Gaudi's intricate and organic architecture is a must-see. Discover Gaudi's masterpieces, from the unfinished Sagrada Familia to Parc Güell and his signature curvy apartment buildings. The Picasso Museum is housed in a fine medieval palace on the narrow Carrer de Montcada. Cultural highlights include Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Romanesque art), Fundació Joan Miró, the CCCB and MACBA for contemporary art.

Day 3: Day Trips from Barcelona

The extraordinary mountain pilgrimage site of Montserrat is an easy day trip. Stand on the vortex in front of the Basilica and line up to see the 12th century Black Virgin. For adventure in the mountains, go horse riding and boating in the Pyrenees. Discover the timeless glamour of Costa Brava, exploring rocky coves, sparkling beaches and quaint fishing villages.

Stroll along the promenade in the lovely seaside town of Sitges, or lose yourself on Calle del Pecado (Sin Street) – a Mecca of gay-friendly disco delights that will see you dancing until dawn!

Tours & Tickets

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Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 311 Reviews

Take a short trip from Barcelona to nearby Catalonia's Montserrat on this small-group tour! With a local guide, head to the top of this rugged mountain to see ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $69.07

Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra and Spain from Barcelona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 532 Reviews

Pack your passport and expand your horizons on a day trip from Barcelona that visits three countries in one day. Start your morning early with a visit to the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.50

Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

4 star rating: Recommended 1040 Reviews

Enjoy a getaway to the Montserrat mountains on a half-day trip from Barcelona! You'll visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its 12th-century carving of ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.01

City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1654 Reviews

Discover the ancient, medieval and modern sights of Barcelona on this convenient City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. With your 1-day or 2-day pass, travel by ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Ticket valid for 1 or 2 days

From USD $32.23

Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 420 Reviews

Combine two Barcelona tours at a discounted price and see the best of the city on this Super Saver! Enjoy a morning of sightseeing discovering Barri Gòtic ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.61

Small-Group Barcelona Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 134 Reviews

Find out the professional secrets of Spanish cuisine during this small-group cooking class in Barcelona. Your local chef will teach you how to prepare an ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.83

Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 678 Reviews

Combine gourmet food and Catalan culture on a pre-dinner walking tour of Barcelona's famous tapas bars. It's a great way to begin your visit of Barcelona - not ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Varies (3 to 4 hours depending on chosen option)

From USD $69.07

Small-Group Montserrat Tour from Barcelona: Wine and Cheese Tasting with Optional Golf Round

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 109 Reviews

Enjoy a relaxing, scenic getaway from bustling Barcelona on this small-group tour to Montserrat, a beautiful nearby mountain. Here, visit Oller del Mas, a ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $57.55

Barcelona Card with Guidebook

4 star rating: Recommended 801 Reviews

See and do everything Barcelona has to offer with this great value city sightseeing and discount card. Choose from 3, 4 or 5 consecutive day passes and receive ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $51.80

Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 375 Reviews

Head to the Spanish hills for the day to hike the spectacular Pyrenees mountains on a small group excursion from Barcelona by minivan. You'll visit charming ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.97

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