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3 Days in Barcelona, Spain

Ariana
Country manager @ Trip.Expert
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It is far from being a secret that Barcelona is a top travel destination. And it is far from being surprising, due to the fascinating history, sumptuous architecture, delectable food, fantastic shopping experience, and excellent football.

Suitable to any traveler and any budget, Barcelona offers endless opportunities to create memories for a lifetime. With the prodigious works of Antoni Gaudí, colorful streets, the famous Catalonian charm, and vibrant nightlife, Barcelona is an irresistible city.

This 3-day map-based itinerary will expose you to the best Barcelona has to offer. From Park Güell through La Sagrada Familia and La Rambla to Montjuïc Castle. Every must-see attraction and trendy neighborhood are waiting for you with all the information and a map, to help you to discover one of the world's most bewitching cities.
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TOC Hostel Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 580, L'Eixample, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Chic and social in the Gothic Quarter, TOC Hostel fosters community. With modern design and proximity to attractions, it's a vibrant and budget-friendly Barcelona choice.
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Yeah Hostel
C\/ de Girona, 176, L'Eixample, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
In Eixample, Yeah Hostel combines fun with comfort. Its lively atmosphere, central location, and rooftop terrace make it a joyful and social Barcelona experience.
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Hotel Occidental Barcelona 1929
Carrer de la Creu Coberta, 20-22, Sants-Montjuïc, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
In Poble Sec, Occidental 1929 offers modern luxury. Its rooftop terrace and proximity to Montjuïc create a relaxed and upscale Barcelona experience.
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Hotel Ronda House
C. de Sant Erasme, 19, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
In the Eixample district, Ronda House offers classic charm. Its central location and comfortable rooms make it an ideal base for exploring Barcelona's cultural treasures.
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Leonardo Hotel Barcelona Gran Via
C\/ de la Diputació, 100, L'Eixample, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
Urban elegance on Gran Via. Leonardo Hotel impresses with contemporary design and amenities. Centrally located, it's perfect for a stylish and convenient Barcelona adventure.
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Motel One Barcelona-Ciutadella
Pg. de Pujades, 11-13, Sant Martí, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Chic simplicity near Ciutadella Park. Motel One combines design with affordability, making it a trendy and practical choice for a Barcelona stay.
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Voraport Barcelona
C\/ de Ramon Turró, 169, B, Sant Martí, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
A seaside haven in Barceloneta. Voraport offers modern comfort and proximity to the beach. With stylish design, it's a trendy base for a Barcelona coastal escape.
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El Avenida Palace
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 605, L'Eixample, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Timeless grandeur on Gran Via. El Avenida Palace captivates with historic charm and luxury. A central location and opulent rooms make it a refined Barcelona retreat.
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Hotel Barceló Sants
Pl. dels Països Catalans, s\/n, Sants-Montjuïc, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
Futuristic elegance at Sants Station. Barceló Sants offers modern design and panoramic views. With convenient access, it's an ideal blend of comfort and connectivity in Barcelona.
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Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Pg. de Gràcia, 38-40, L'Eixample, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
In Passeig de Gràcia, Mandarin Oriental defines luxury. With Michelin dining and stylish rooms, it offers a sophisticated and central escape in the heart of Barcelona.
  
     
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Designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, Park Güell is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Barcelona's most famous landmarks. This public park is celebrated for its colorful ceramic mosaics, unique architecture, and organic forms. It offers panoramic views of the city and is a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll, making it a must-visit for art and nature enthusiasts.
  08024 Barcelona, Spain
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Sant Pau is a masterpiece of Catalan Modernisme, designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. This former hospital complex is renowned for its stunning architecture, intricate mosaics, and sculptures. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides insight into Barcelona's architectural heritage, making it a delightful destination for history and architecture buffs.
  Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
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La Sagrada Familia is perhaps Barcelona's most iconic landmark. Designed by Gaudí, this basilica is a breathtaking blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau styles. Its intricate facades, towering spires, and rich symbolism make it a marvel to behold. Despite being under construction since 1882, it's a symbol of Barcelona's artistic and religious heritage, attracting millions of visitors annually.
  C/ de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
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Another gem by Gaudí, Casa Batlló is a modernist architectural masterpiece. With its surreal facade, colorful tiles, and unique windows, it's a testament to Gaudí's creativity. Visitors can explore the interior, marvel at the imaginative design, and learn about the history of the Batlló family, offering an immersive experience for architecture enthusiasts.
  Pg. de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Casa Amatller is a modernist building designed by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. It's renowned for its stepped gables and ornate facade. Visitors can take guided tours to explore its interiors, which are decorated in the style of the early 20th century, offering a glimpse into the lifestyle of Barcelona's bourgeoisie during that era.
  Pg. de Gràcia, 41, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Casa Milà, commonly known as La Pedrera, is one of Gaudí's most famous works. Its undulating stone facade and wrought-iron balconies showcase Gaudí's organic design principles. Inside, visitors can explore an exhibition space, the famous Milà Apartment (Espai Gaudí), and the stunning rooftop terrace, making it a quintessential Barcelona attraction.
  Pg. de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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La Boqueria is Barcelona's most famous market, renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse array of fresh produce, seafood, meats, sweets, and local delicacies. It's a paradise for food lovers, offering a chance to experience authentic Catalan flavors, making it a must-visit for culinary enthusiasts and anyone interested in local gastronomy.
  La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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La Rambla is a bustling tree-lined street in the heart of Barcelona, renowned for its lively atmosphere, street performers, shops, restaurants, and historic theaters. It's a hub of activity, ideal for leisurely walks and people-watching. With its numerous cafes and boutiques, it's perfect for those looking to soak up the city's vibrant culture.
  La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain
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The Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural gem and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it's renowned for its stunning stained glass, sculptures, and ornate detailing. Hosting concerts ranging from classical to contemporary, it's a cultural haven for music enthusiasts, showcasing Barcelona's rich musical heritage.
  C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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13:00 - 14:30
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona houses one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. It's renowned for its diverse exhibits, showcasing Picasso's evolution as an artist. The museum is a cultural treasure, offering insight into Picasso's creative journey and making it a must-visit for art enthusiasts.
  Carrer de Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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14:30 - 15:00
A stunning example of Catalan Gothic architecture, Santa Maria del Mar is known for its impressive nave and elegant facade. This basilica dates back to the 14th century and is admired for its harmonious design. Visitors can appreciate its serene atmosphere, intricate stained glass windows, and historical significance, making it a peaceful retreat for architecture and history lovers.
  Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona Cathedral, officially known as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. With its magnificent facades, beautiful cloisters, and impressive chapels, the cathedral offers a glimpse into Barcelona's religious heritage. Climbing to its rooftop provides panoramic views of the city, making it a fascinating destination for history and sightseeing enthusiasts.
  Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is a labyrinth of narrow medieval streets, historic buildings, and charming squares. It's famous for its ancient Roman remains, Gothic churches, and vibrant atmosphere. This area is perfect for leisurely strolls, uncovering hidden gems, and experiencing the city's rich history. It's a delightful destination for those seeking an authentic Barcelona experience.
  Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain
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Güell Palace, designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It showcases Gaudí's unique architectural style, featuring vibrant mosaics, intricate carvings, and imaginative designs. The palace's fantastical elements make it a marvel for architecture enthusiasts, offering a glimpse into Gaudí's creative genius and Barcelona's modernist heritage.
  Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Poble Espanyol, or Spanish Village, is an open-air architectural museum representing various Spanish regions. It features replica buildings, squares, and streets, offering a comprehensive overview of Spain's diverse architectural styles. Visitors can explore artisan workshops, shops, and restaurants, immersing themselves in Spanish culture. It's a fantastic destination for families and those interested in Spanish architecture and crafts.
  Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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The Torre de Comunicacions de Montjuïc, or Montjuïc Communications Tower, is an iconic modernist structure designed by Santiago Calatrava. Its innovative design and panoramic views make it a striking landmark. While it's primarily a telecommunication tower, its architectural brilliance and the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking vistas from the top make it a unique attraction for architecture and photography enthusiasts.
  08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Mirador del Migdia is a tranquil hilltop viewpoint in Montjuïc Park. It offers panoramic views of Barcelona, including the Mediterranean Sea and the city's skyline. This peaceful spot is perfect for relaxation, picnics, and enjoying the sunset. It provides a serene escape from the bustling city, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and those seeking scenic beauty.
  Passeig del Migdia, s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Montjuïc Castle, perched on a hill overlooking the city and the sea, has a rich history dating back to the 17th century. It served various purposes throughout the centuries, including military fortifications and a prison. Today, it offers historical exhibitions, stunning views, and cultural events. Exploring the castle provides insights into Barcelona's past and offers a unique perspective on the city's evolution, making it a captivating destination for history enthusiasts.
  Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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16:00 - 16:30
The Telefèric de Montjuïc is a cable car that offers spectacular aerial views of Barcelona. It connects Montjuïc Hill with the beach, passing over the harbor and providing breathtaking panoramas of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. The ride is a thrilling experience, allowing visitors to appreciate Barcelona's beauty from a unique perspective, making it an ideal activity for sightseeing enthusiasts.
  Carrer del Castell, s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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After a lovely ride with a charming panoramic view, take off from the Montjuïc Cable Car and move on to your next destination.
  Avinguda Miramar, 30, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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The Joan Miró Foundation (The Fundació Joan Miró) is dedicated to the works of the renowned Catalan surrealist artist, Joan Miró. Located in a modernist building designed by Josep Lluís Sert, the museum showcases Miró's paintings, sculptures, and graphic works. It provides insight into the artist's creative process and avant-garde vision, making it a must-visit for art connoisseurs and those interested in surrealism.
  Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is Catalonia's national art museum, housed in the magnificent Palau Nacional. It boasts an extensive collection of Catalan visual art, including Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Modernist works. The museum's diverse exhibits offer a comprehensive overview of Catalonia's artistic heritage, making it a cultural treasure trove for art lovers and history enthusiasts.
  Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is an architectural marvel that exemplifies modernist principles. This minimalist masterpiece features sleek lines, glass walls, and elegant materials. It's renowned for its spatial fluidity and artistic purity, making it a must-see for architecture enthusiasts and anyone interested in modernist design.
  Pavelló alemany, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a mesmerizing light and music fountain located near the National Palace. It hosts nightly water and light shows, captivating spectators with choreographed displays set to music. The fountain's colorful performances against the backdrop of Montjuïc create a magical atmosphere, attracting crowds and providing delightful evening entertainment for visitors.
  Pl. de Carles Buïgas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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