Make the most of Barcelona in 3 days

Young and lively, Barcelona has become a favorite destination for young globetrotters. It combines artistic quirks of great artists with different taste, temperate climate and the smell of the sea. It really offers a lot in terms of entertainment, art and culture (the fact that it has so many UNESCO sites is not by chance). So here some quick advice to visit this big city in three days.

La Ribera

La Ribera

First day

Your tour will open in the morning with a relaxing and healthy walk along the most famous and most populated places of Barcelona. You will certainly have heard of the mythical Ramblas, where you can immerse yourself in the Spanish nightlife, devoting yourself to shopping at the nearby stalls along in the meantime and important buildings, all to admire, such as the Virreina Palace. Spend your afternoon in La Ribera, by moving along Carrer Montcada, a characteristic medieval street, where some museums are located, among which the most interesting is undoubtedly the Picasso Museum.

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas

Second day

The time has come to venture into the heart of the city, civil and religious, in the Gothic Quarter, with its narrow medieval streets, where you can admire the splendid Gothic Cathedral at Placa de la Seu. You can also visit the exciting Historical Museum and the Church of Santa Maria which is also gothic. In the evening, go to Placa Reial, to get the most out of the nightlife of the area.

Cathedral

The Cathedral

Third day

You definitely can’t miss to see the bizarre and extravagant buildings that bear the signature of Gaudi, born out of the genius of the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism. The unfinished and really majestic Sagrada Familia, a true symbol of the city and the pride of the inhabitants, the famous La Pedrera or Casa Mila, which features the use of wrought iron, the Casa Vicens and, finally, the beautiful Palau Güell, (named after the wealthy industrialist that was to be the residence), Gaudi’s masterpiece with its colorful spiers.

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

The day is not over yet! In the district of Gracià you will find a big surprise. The Park Güell, located on the El Carmel hill and now a public park of rare and immeasurable beauty. This work is enriched with unusual materials, such as pieces of pottery and recovered glass, used to create fascinating mosaics, using the technique called trencadis.

Park Güell

Park Güell

Barcelona photos by: SpirosK photography, Robert Pool, Eric, Chicka, Aleksandra Piechorowska

For more on Barcelona check: Exploring the sights of Barcelona | Spain, Sagrada Familia | Barcelona, A number of interesting activities in Barcelona

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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