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3 Days in Barcelona: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2017

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One of the most dynamic cities in the world, Barcelona sizzles with food, fashion, and music all year round. From Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter out to the iconic Montserrat, here’s how to spend three days in this buzzing Spanish metropolis.

Day 1: Do Some Barcelona Sightseeing
Ramble along La Ramblas for a taste of Barcelona's eccentric character. This hub of activity is alive day and night, while the Gothic Quarter is a classic medieval labyrinth of winding streets, plazas, and funky late-night bars. Hop on a bike or a scooter for a fun approach to sightseeing, or orient yourself with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Later on, take a gourmet tapas walking tour to sample the local cuisine and visit La Boquiera to see the array of market stall. Come nightfall, head to La Barceloneta for seafood overlooking the waterfront, or up to the bars of the Gracia district.

Day 2: Witness Gaudi's Art
Discover Antoni Gaudi's intricate 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, while other cultural highlights include the Romanesque art at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the Fundació Joan Miró, the CCCB, and the contemporary art at MACBA.

Day 3: Take a Day Trip
The extraordinary mountain pilgrimage site of Montserrat is an easy day trip from Barcelona—stand on the vortex in front of the basilica and line up to see the 12th-century Black Virgin. If you'd prefer more adventure in the mountains, opt for a horseback riding or boating tour in the Pyrenees. It's also possible to spend a day discovering the timeless glamour of Costa Brava, exploring rocky coves, sparkling beaches and quaint fishing villages.

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City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Barcelona, null
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City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the ancient, medieval and modern sights of Barcelona on the convenient and flexible City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Choose between a 1-day and ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 1 to 2 days

From USD $37.51
Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona, Barcelona, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

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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 $68.77
Small-Group Barcelona Cooking Class, Barcelona, Half-day Tours
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Small-Group Barcelona Cooking Class

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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 $81.28
Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona, Barcelona, Cooking Classes
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Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

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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

From USD $87.53
Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia, ... 
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Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

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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 $75.03
Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $115.04
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Skip the Line: Gaudi’s La Pedrera Audio Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Half-day Tours
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Skip the Line: Gaudi’s La Pedrera Audio Tour in Barcelona

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Explore La Pedrera — otherwise known as Casa Milà — one of Gaudi’s most inspired Barcelona buildings, on this 1.5-hour skip-the-line audio tour. Walk ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.51
Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona, Barcelona, Attraction Tickets
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Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

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Leave Barcelona and travel back to ancient times on this small-group tour of Catalonia’s medieval villages. Visit the beautifully preserved villages of ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.29
Montserrat and Wine Tasting and Tapas Small-Group Tour from Barcelona, Barcelona, Historical & ... 
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Montserrat and Wine Tasting and Tapas Small-Group Tour from Barcelona

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

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $84.97
Skip the Line: Barcelona Palau de la Música Catalana Tour, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Skip the Line: Barcelona Palau de la Música Catalana Tour

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Discover one of Barcelona’s most impressive architectural feats on this 1-hour tour of Palau de la Música Catalana. Skipping the lines, head directly ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.01

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