If you’re short on time to see this beautiful, iconic city, here we have a list of suggestions of what would be the best places/points of interest to see. We hope you like our planned out weekend for you!
9:00 AM Sagrada Familia
Start your day off with La Sagrada Familia because this is the most important attraction and missing this would be as if you never went to Barcelona at all. This gothic designed church, designed by Antoni Gaudi, will take about an hour and a half to soak in and be sure to purchase tickets your tickets ahead of time. You may have the option of purchasing a more expensive ticket so that you can have a tour guide explain the details in Gaudi’s masterpiece one section at a time. Gaudi was so meticulous about his design and that is one of the reasons as to why he never was able to finish the church during his lifetime.
10:45 AM Casa Mila
The Casa Mila is about 10 minutes away by car from the Sagrada Familia and takes about 45 minutes to complete this home designed by Gaudi. Casa Mila is popularly known as “the stone quarry” and was the final private residence that Gaudi designed from 1906 to 1912. When it came to Gaudi’s private residence designs, he made it so that everyone knew he was the one behind them because of how the surrounding residence buildings go unnoticed. Purchase your tickets online if you don’t wish to wait in a line and be sure to get in as much Gaudi architecture as possible!!
12:45 PM Casa Batllo
The Casa Batllo is about 10 minutes walk from Casa Mila and takes about 45 minutes to complete this modernist home designed by Gaudi. Josep Batllo chose Gaudi to completely redesign his home in 1904 where he gave him complete freedom to demolish the entire building. In the end, Gaudi only designed the facade and gave a whole new twist to the interiors. Similar to the Casa Mila, be sure to look up ticket prices to get ahead of the crowd.
13:30 PM La Plaza Catalunya & La Rambla
La Plaza Catalunya is about 1o minutes by car here from the Casa Batllo. In the Catalunya Square, you are able to see the city at it’s true center and view all of the beautiful buildings and statues that depict this city’s core. With less than a 5 minute walk, you can also visit the most famous road in all of Barcelona: La Rambla. On this road, you can visit many different shops and restaurants while seeing the occasional street artist putting on a show for the public. We grouped these to places together because this is a great place to find a variety of restaurants to choose from.
15:00 PM La Boqueria
La Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria is located on La Rambla so you’ll catch this market as you’re walking down this road. Here people typically spend about 45 minutes to explore all of the foods and goods that are typical for the Catalonian.
16:30 PM Parc de Ciutadella & Arc de Triomf
After all of the loud and busy La Rambla, come here to end your first day with a beautiful green space that has been established here since the mid nineteenth century. Along with the Arc de Triomf, a triumphal archway built by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas in 1888, here you can pay a visit the the Parc Zoologic de Barcelona if you also entertaining children along your journey. Bring along a snack from La Boqueria to enjoy here at the beautiful fountain in the center.
8:30 AM Park Guell
For the beginning of your second day, start here at the insanely beautiful park with a skyline view of Barcelona, designed by yours truly, Gaudi. Chances are you have probably already seen some of this park in pictures so it’s essential that you pay this place a visit. Be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time and since this is an outdoor point of interest, we suggest going as early as possible during those hot and humid Summer months!
10:30 AM Camp Nou
The Camp Nou is about 20 minutes away from the Park Guell in car and we suggest you do this after because of it is also located further out of Barcelona’s city center. For all those FC Barcelona fans, this is a definite must to take about and hour of your time to tour this soccer stadium. Originally established in 1957, Camp Nou can hold just over 99,000 people for their matches here making it the largest stadium in Spain and third largest in the world. Be sure to buy you tickets online to get an exclusive tour.
12:00 PM Museu de Picasso
Picasso’s Museum is about 25 minutes by car from Camp Nou. If you decide to choose this Museum, plan aside about 2 hours to completely absorb all of Picasso’s wondrous masterpieces. If you so happen to be visiting on a Thursday, this is the day that they host a Free Admission day. Be sure to look this up before you go in case there are any changes.
15:00 PM Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
After the Museu de Picasso, the National Art Museum of Catalonia should be visited next with just a short 10 minutes drive away. Here beautiful artworks dating from the 11th century to the 20th century that expand large vasts of eras and mediums. People typically spend about 2 hours here.
Magic Fountain of Montjuic Show
Within walking distance of the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Magic Fountain of Montjuic Hill is found at the head of the Palau Nacional, the home of ‘the Special People.’ Here they host a magnificent water fountain show with lights and music to parallel most nights of the week and the hours may vary due to the season. This show is absolutely free so there is no need to skip out on this one!
Enjoy your stay here in Barcelona!! To see a more extensive list of attractions that we recommend click here to be directed to the Explore page! Click HERE if you wish to Plan Your Venture to Barcelona Today!!
This is truly one of those cities that you should visit and the city speaks for itself.
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