3 days in Barcelona

By Local Heroes

Planning a trip of just three days to Barcelona can be a little bit mind-boggling because of the many interesting places to visit and activities to do. There are different areas to see depending on the interests of the visitors and they can be divided by neighbourhoods. The following tips are intended to help you plan your three days in they city by showing you the best things to do according to Local Heroes!

3 days in Barcelona

The items listed below are some of the recommended by tripUniq Local Heroes in the Barcelona Guides for a three day trip to Barcelona.

3 days in Barcelona

#1 Day 1: Gothic Quarter

The labyrinthine narrow streets, gothic architecture and many squares make of this neighbourhood one of the most beautiful of the city. The oldtown has a unique medieval vibe that amazes everyone who visits it.

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Andrea

Andrea, 29, Vermouth fan

Andrea
Don’t be afraid to get lost in its streets, there are gems hidden in every corner!

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#2 Day 1 (Intensive): Parc Güell + Gràcia

To make the most of your first day, you can also visit one of Gaudí’s masterpieces, Parc Güell. You’ll be amazed by its modernist and naturalistic design and the views of the skyline of the city. Finally, end your day in the most bohemian and homey neighbourhood of the city: Gràcia.

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Tomás

Tomás, 36,

Tomás
Book tickets in advance for Parc Güell! In Gràcia grab a bite on a terrace in one of its many squares.

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#3 Day 2: Sagrada Familia

The beautiful unfinished basilica is probably the most visited monument in Barcelona. The design made by Gaudí is one of a kind with its organic style inspired in the forms of nature.

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Charles

Charles, 36, Startuper

Charles
Book your tickets beforehand and try to include one of the towers in the visit!

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#4 Day 2: Passeig de Gràcia

This classy street is home not only to well-known modernist buildings, like Casa Batlló or La Pedrera, but also to stores of brands with worldwide prestige and high-class hotels.

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Mercedes

Mercedes, 27, Tourismologist

Mercedes
Take your time strolling down the street and taking in the many details, and don’t miss the beautiful streetlamps!

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#5 Day 2 (Intensive): Born

The Born neighbourhood is full of cafés, squares, vintage stores and art galleries. This area is part of the historic center of Barcelona and it has many interesting things to see, like the Santa María del Mar church, and some museums, like the Picasso Museum.

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Helene

Helene, 31, Corporate Finance

Helene
Wander through it’s labyrinthine streets, it’s part of its charm!

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#6 Day 3: La Barceloneta

This old fishermen neighbourhood still conserves the ambience of a sailor area because of its proximity to the beach. Laying under the sun, drinking in bars with sea views or excercising on its promenade are just some of the ways to enjoy this area!

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Marc

Marc, 37, Event Organiser

Marc
The clothes hanging from the windows are a typical scenery of the Barceloneta neighbourhood!

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#7 Day 3 (Intensive): Raval

The Raval is the alternative neighbourhood of the city, with hip vintage shops, cool bars and multicultural restaurants. This bohemian atmosphere is given by the mixture of expats, immigrants and artists.

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Sergi

Sergi, 25, Executive consultant

Sergi
Don't miss the Botero (famous Colombian sculptor) cat on the lower part of the Rambla del Raval.

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#8 Day 3 (Intensive): Sant Antoni

The Sant Antoni neighbourhood is one of the trendiest in Barcelona with its many bars and restaurants. One of its landmarks is the Market, which was under construction for 10 years and reopened recently.

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Gemma

Gemma, 33, Tour guide

Gemma
On Sundays, there are secondhand book stalls located next to the market.

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