2 days in Barcelona

By Local Heroes

Outlining an itinerary for two days in Barcelona can be hard because of the amount of interesting opportunities that the city presents. Depending on how intensive you want your days to be, you can get to know more or less of the highlights, according to your interests. This article will help you plan 2 days in Barcelona by listing the best things to do if it's your first time visiting it.

2 days in Barcelona

The following list shows the best places to include in a visit to Barcelona in 2 days according to the ones proposed by tripUniq's Local Heroes in the Barcelona Guides.

2 days in Barcelona

#1 Day 1: Gothic Quarter

This part of the oldtown is one of the most beautiful of the city, with a medieval vibe that's unique. Hidden gems can be found in every corner of its narrow streets and the gothic architecture that caracterizes it impresses every visitor.

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Charles

Charles, 37, Startuper

Charles
Wander through the labyrinthine streets with no fear of getting lost!

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#2 Day 1: Sagrada Familia

This masterpiece designed by Gaudí is one of the top highlights of the city. It's still not finished, but the beautiful details inspired in the forms of nature that it already presents are extraordinary.

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Tomás

Tomás, 36,

Tomás
Make sure to book your tickets online and with anticipation, there's always a long line of people waiting to get in.

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#3 Day 1 (Intensive): Passeig de Gràcia

One of the most well-known streets in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia connects Plaza Catalunya with the Gràcia neighbourhood. All along its length it presents recognized modernist buildings designed by famous architects, shops of international classy brands and fashionable hotels.

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Mercedes

Mercedes, 27, Tourismologist

Mercedes
It doesn't matter if you don't want to buy anything, just go window shopping, they're amazing!

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#4 Day 2: Born

This neighbourhood is part of the oldtown of Barcelona, so it has many attractive things to visit, like the beautiful Santa María del Mar church. It's also packed with cozy cafés, vintage stores and museums.

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Helene

Helene, 31, Corporate Finance

Helene
Take your time exploring the neighbourhood, there are surprises behind every corner.

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#5 Day 2: Parc Güell

Designed by Antoni Gaudí, this amazing park was also inspired in the forms of nature, so it has naturalistic style. A curious detail: it doesn't have straight angles in its constructions, only wavy forms. 

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Josefina

Josefina, 27, Travel Journalist

Josefina
From its terrace you'll have beautiful views of the skyline of Barcelona! Also, make sure to book beforehand to have a date and time assigned.

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#6 Day 2 (Intensive): Gràcia

This neighbourhood conserves the atmosphere of the village it was when it still hadn't been annexed to the city. It's almost all pedestrian and it's full of cozy squares, bars and restaurants to enjoy.

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Gemma

Gemma, 34, Tour guide

Gemma
In my opinion it's the coolest neighborhood in Barcelona to live and the best place for travelers to experience the local side of the city.

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