Barcelona in 3 days, the best of the best you should visit
Short business trip in Barcelona? Do you want to get to know this beautiful city during your short stay, but don’t know where to start? I will give you a quick guide, a free express tour to see Barcelona in 3 days.
What do you think? So you can get to know the highlights of the Catalan city, without missing anything.
If you’re still here it’s because you’re interested in this tour, so let’s get started!
FREE WALKING TOUR: BARCELONA IN 3 DAYS
In this quick tour I will name you the most famous and iconic places in Barcelona, although they are not the only beautiful places that the Catalan city has.
If you have more time at another time to visit Barcelona, I recommend that you read other of our blogs in which we give you the top of the most beautiful places in the city.
In the meantime, we start with our express tour of Barcelona.
1. Sagrada Familia, first place of our tour of Barcelona in 3 days
We started our tour in one of the most famous places in the city, the temple of the Sagrada Familia. Temple built in the 19th century by Gaudì, a famous Malaga architect who stood out for his great architectural works. His works were focused on Catalan modernism.
In addition, the Basilica of the Holy Family was his most precious work, this temple became his obsession.
As additional information, this construction will be the tallest building in Barcelona and the tallest church in the world at 172 meters high.
The Sagrada Familia combines elements of humanity, religion and nature. What has made it a UNESCO world heritage site.
You have to visit this temple at any cost, we recommend that you go early because there are always huge lines to enter to see the majestic church inside.
ADDRESS: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain.
- November – February: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- March: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- April – September: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- October: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. December
- 25 and 26/1 and January 6: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2. Casa Batlló
Considered the most complete work of Antoni Gaudí, a great jewel of modernism.
Located in the heart of Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona’s golden mile.
Gaudí clearly shows the art nouveau style in this architectural work.
The structure represents the legend of Sant Jordi, which is one of the most important festivals in Catalonia.
It is Valentine’s Day in the region, based on a legend.
If you like modernism and Gaudí architecture, you should definitely visit this iconic architecture. Observe the facade, the ceiling and the interior with clear modernist styles.
3. La Rambla
La Rambla in Barcelona is also known as Las Ramblas. This is an emblematic walk in the city of Barcelona that is located between Plaza de Catalunya and the old port.
Sector full of shops where tourists have a good time, observing, buying and walking through its streets.
You can find thousands of travel items and souvenirs, as well as food and drinks throughout the tour.
4. Picasso Barcelona Museum
The Picasso Museum Barcelona, or in Catalan Museu Picasso, has a collection of 4,249 works by the painter Pablo Picasso from Malaga in the multiple media that he addressed which is the most complete in the world in works of his youth.
ADDRESS: Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 09:00 to 19:00
- Wednesday: 09:00 to 19:00
- Thursday: 09:00 to 21:30
- Friday: 09:00 to 19:00
- Saturday: 09:00 to 19:00
- Sunday: 09:00 to 19:00
- Free admission: Visitors -18 years of age.
5. La Boqueria Market
The San José Market, popularly known as La Boquería, is a municipal market located on the Rambla in Barcelona. Besides being a place where you can buy all kinds of fresh produce, it is also a tourist attraction.
ADDRESS: La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
- Monday to Saturday: 8:00to 8:30 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
6. Carmel Bunkers
If you want to enjoy a wonderful view of the city, you can go up to the Bunkers del Carmel, one of the best free things in Barcelona.
This viewpoint is located at the top of the hill of Turó de la Rovira, it has incredible panoramic views. The best place in the city to watch the sunset and the setting sun, after a long day of walking around this Catalan city.
7. Gothic Quarter
The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona has many places that could attract your attention.
What can you see in the Gothic Quarter?
- The Cathedral and its cloister
- Plaza Sant Jaume
- Casa de l’Ardiaca
- Plaza de Sant Felip Neri
- Barcelona City Council
- Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya
- Plaza de Sant Josep Oriol
- Plaza Real
- MUHBA in Plaza del Rey
8. Magic Fountain of Montjuic
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic or simply Fuente de Montjuic, it would be your last stop on any of the three days of your tour.
It is the perfect place to spend a splendid night, located in the Carles Buïgas square in the Sants-Montjuïc district, Barcelona.
Here you will be able to appreciate the play of lights in the water fountain, and to the rhythm of music the lights dance all night.
A great ending to an express tour of Barcelona in three days.
ADDRESS: Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
- Friday and Saturday: 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., during the months of April, May, September and October.
- Thursday – Sunday: 9.30pm to 11pm, during the months of June, July and August.