4 days in Barcelona

By Local Heroes

A four day trip to Barcelona can let you see most of the highlights if you know how to plan your itinerary. There are different areas to see, so knowing how to combine them is essencial, but it all depends on how intensive you want your days to be and the travel partners you go with. Planning all of that can be overwhelming, so the next article is intended to help you plan your visit to this beautiful city.

4 days in Barcelona

The following tips to visit Barcelona are the most recommended by tripUniq Local Heroes in the Barcelona Guides.

4 days in Barcelona

#1 Day 1: Gothic Quarter

Probably the most visited neighbourhood in Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter is the medieval oldtown of the city. The combination of beautiful architecture, charming squares, good restaurants, bars and shops attracts locals and tourists to its streets each day.

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Andrea

Andrea, 29, Vermouth fan

Andrea
It can be romantic, mysterious or epic depending on the light, the area or the company.

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

Famous Parc Güell was designed by architect Antoni Gaudí and it has naturalistic style, so nature and organic forms predominate in the constructions. Below this park is Gràcia neighbourhood, which still has a village vibe and which has bohemian bars and restaurants to finish the day.

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Tomás

Tomás, 36,

Tomás
Make sure to book tickets for Parc Güell and try to go at sunset to see the beautiful skyline of the city with that light.

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#3 Day 2: Sagrada Familia + Passeig de Gràcia

Sagrada Familia is a must to visit. It's still not finished but it's already incredible, with beautiful details inspired in the forms of nature. On the other hand, in Passeig de Gràcia you can find well-known modernist buildings like Casa Batlló or Casa Amatller, shops of fashionable international brands and classy hotels.

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Marc

Marc, 37, Event Organiser

Marc
Book tickets for Sagrada Familia and include one of the Towers to see the city from above!

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#4 Day 2 (Intensive): Born

This hipsterish medieval neighbourhood is part of the oldtown of the city and it stands out because of the designer shops and beautiful buildings. From the Palau de la Música Catalana to the Passeig del Born, every narrow street presents beautiful surprises.

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Helene

Helene, 31, Corporate Finance

Helene
Don't miss Passeig del Born at night! It has lots of bars and restaurants.

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#5 Day 3: Barceloneta + Raval

The Barceloneta is an old fishermen neighbourhood that still conserves the ambience of a sailor area because of its proximity to the beach, perfect to lay under the sun. It's a good combination with Raval neighbourhood, an alternative area where you can feel the mixed vibe between immigration, expats and artists.

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Charles

Charles, 37, Startuper

Charles
Relax and take in as many curious sightings as you can!

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#6 Day 3 (Intensive): Sant Antoni

Sant Antoni attracts more and more people every day because of its beautiful sights and trendy bars and restaurants. One of its highlights is the Sant Antoni Market, reopened recently after 10 years of construction.

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Josefina

Josefina, 27, Travel Journalist

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

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#7 Day 4: Montjuic + Plaza España

Also known as the Magic Mountain, Montjuic has lots of beautiful parks, the castle, the cemetery and the olimpic ring, so there's plenty of things to do in the hill. Plaza España is a monumental square that's surrounded of many beautiful buildings, like the MNAC and the old bullring, and it's next to the Magic Fountain of Montjuic that lights up with music at night!

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Gemma

Gemma, 34, Tour guide

Gemma
I recommend The Water, Music & Light show of the Magic Fountain for couples, families and instagramers ;)

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#8 Day 4 (Intensive): Poble Sec

Poble Sec is a neighbourhood near Montjuic hill that stands out because of its tapas restaurant and the nightlife it hosts, including bars, music clubs and discos.

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Sergi

Sergi, 25, Executive consultant

Sergi
The perfect area to go after a great Montjuic day: Tapas & Wine Bars for all budgets + great drinks and clubs .

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