What To Do In Barcelona For 3 Days?

If you are traveling to Barcelona, in Spain, you must be thinking about what to do in this city for 3 days. Well, there is some sort of “magic list” of places you must visit during your stay. You won’t miss the opportunity or waste time to see all the splendid this city envolves.

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular cities for tourism, because there is a lot to do, so much architecture to see, culture and gastronomy to enjoy. If you’re ready for this trip you must know from now what to do in Barcelona for 3 days or more.

What to see in Barcelona Spain in 3 days

It is a big city and it has a good public transport system, but you surely will want to feel the freedom of going everywhere at your own way in a 3 days tour.

If this is your case we highly recommend to rent one of our vespas! It’s the best way to tour the city just the way you want. Don’t waste any time on a bus or metro, when you can take the best of each day driving your own vespa.

Find all the information you will need in our blog, see the options, more tips and recommendations for your ideal travel.

Forget about deadlines and big tourist groups, rent a vespa and see the magic of this city at your rithm. Feel the wind in your face and experience the velocity in a safe and fun way.

Now, this is an overview of some of Barcelona’s main sights. It will help you spend your days to the fullest in this city. Keep reading to know what to visit in Barcelona in a three day tour.

Important tip to enjoy Barcelona in a 3 days tour

The first -but, very useful tip – is looking into the Barcelona City Pass, Barcelona Card or Barcelona Pass, because it offers free admission to many places, as discounts on others. You may also skip lines and other options to make your visit easier, especially if you’re staying only 3 nights in Barcelona, there’s no time to lose!

Day 1

To begin your adventure, you must want to focus on the centre of the city, it is a nice walk and you will enjoy the most famous works by Antonio Gaudí: the house Casa Batlló, full of history and amazing architecture. It has beautiful balconies, and incredible roof terrace sharped to represent a dragon, one of Gaudí’s favourite icons.
You can book your tickets in advance to avoid long lines of waiting, this is included for free on the Barcelona Pass.
Then, you may want to visit Casa Milá, also known as La Pedrera, it is nearby previous recommendation and it’s also a piece of Gaudí’s art. It has undulating limestone which is why it’s called La Pedrera (means the quarry).

Some of the apartments inside are open to the public, so you will enjoy it’s incredible architecture in all it’s splendor. It also has a terrace area from where you can enjoy of an excellent view of the city.

It is also available in the Barcelona Pass to skip the access line.

Now, you will be ready to visit the famous street Las Ramblas, a great walk where you will find food and drinks options. Don’t miss the opportunity to try some sangria! (red wine and chopped fruit).

Half way down, you will find La Boqueria, the oldest market in the city. In this popular place you will find meat, fish, fruits and many other products.

At the end of this street you will find the Columbus Monument in the marina area, there are also boat tours of varying length (like Las Golondrinas boat tour), here you will see Barcelona’s harbour. Also included for free with the Barcelona Pass.

Another great option is to visit the Barcelona Aquarium or maybe something more cultural like the Catalonia History Museum, both available in the Barcelona Pass for free.

So, that’s a wrap for day 1! You may want to rest and re charge energy for the next stops.

Day two

You must visit La Sagrada Familia, this basilica is Gaudí’s masterpiece and is the work he was developing by the time he tragically died, so it is less than a quarter finished.

Entry is timed, so the best option is to buy the tickets online previously, it gets very crowded!

After this delightly visit, enjoy the famous iberc ham in Enrique Tomas in carrer Marina 261, just a few steps from the church.

15 minutes walking, you may see the Recinte Modernista Sant Pau, originally built as a hospital. These series of buildings have become into one of the references of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.

Then, your next stop is a trip up towards Park Güell, and on the way you will be able to enjoy -for free with your BCN Pass- the exhibition Gaudí experience, that includes it’s history, his most notable pieces and even a 4D cinema.

Park Güell is a large park area with many installations to explore. It has a house museum and you may see where the artist Gaudí lived.

This is the end of your second and exhausting day.

Day three

You may want to start this day in a sweet way, by visiting the Chocolate Museum where you will learn about the history of its delicious treat.

Later, you can enter the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of the city. You can also make a stop at the Unesco world heritage listed Palau de la Musica Catalana, by booking a tour.

Don’t miss visiting Montjuïc Hill attractions, there is a castle free to visit on Sunday afternoons. Also, there is Joan Miró Foundation wich displays a lot of Miró’s creations.

A perfect place to have an awesome view of the city is the National Museum of Catalan Art, which has art of many styles and an incredible collection of roman church paintings.

Another place you will want to visit for sure is Camp Nou, specially if you are a FC Barcelona’s fan. You can take a tour of the stadium and even the players locker rooms.

In addition to all these cultural recommendations you must enjoy one of the riches gastronomies of Europe, there are many spots, restaurant and other places to eat and drink some of the local flavors. You won’t regret this!

To sum up, Barcelona is a super rich destination when it comes to architecture, culture and food attractiveness to enjoy during three nights in Barcelona. It’s easy to walk by and easier to go around in a vespa! It will make your travel easier and so much more fun for sure!

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