7 days in Barcelona

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A 7 day trip to Barcelona is perfect to get to know the different sides of it. Of course you'll take time to visit the highlights, like Sagrada Familia and La Boquería, but you can also explore the local side of the city, visiting its various neighbourhoods. Good organization of the itinerary is key to make the most of the 7 days in Barcelona, so this article is intended to help you plan the perfect path for you!

7 days in Barcelona

The items listed below are the most recommended places to visit in Barcelona for 7 day itineraries made by tripUniq Local Heroes in the Barcelona Guides.

7 days in Barcelona

#1 Day 1: Gothic Quarter

This neighbourhood is the medieval oldtown of the city, and it's part of the city center. Its characteristic architecture is what makes it stand out the most, with the Plaza Reial and the Pont del Bisbe for example.

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Marc

Marc, 37, Event Organiser

Marc
The oldtown of Barcelona is definitely one of the highlights you can't leave without seeing!

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#2 Day 1 (Intensive): Güell + Gràcia

Parc Güell attracts lots of visitors not only because it was designed by famous architect Antoni Gaudí, but also because of its green spaces and views of the skyline of the city. Just below the Parc is Gràcia neighbourhood, area which has its own identity that's enhanced by its narrow streets and cozy squares.

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Tomás, 36,

Tomás
Combining a visit to this two places on an afternoon is perfect for good views and relaxing.

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#3 Sagrada Familia + Passeig de Grácia

Being one of Gaudí's masterpieces, Sagrada Familia is a must if it's your first time in Barcelona. Its colorful and beautiful details will captivate you for sure. Passeig de Gràcia is one of the most imporant streets of the city, with shops of the most recognized international brands, that are even worth seeing just for window shopping.

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Mercedes, 27, Tourismologist

Mercedes
Book tickets in advance for Sagrada Familia and try to include one of the Towers!

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#4 Day 2 (Intensive): Born

This neighbourhood is also part of the oldtown and its old buildings and structures reminds one of the medieval times. The streets are displayed in a layrinthine way and cute designer shops and cozy cafés can be found in every corner.

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Helene

Helene, 31, Corporate Finance

Helene
Don't be afraid to get lost in its streets, you'll find amazing new things with every turn you take!

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#5 Day 3: Barceloneta

It's an old fishermen area that still shows traces of it, so it's probably the best neighbourhood to try fish. The ambience is unique: the colorful streets, the beach, people laying under the sun or excercising, everyone's enjoying the day no matter what they're doing.

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Spending a day at the beach is totally worth it both to recover from two days of intensive tourism and to recharge batteries for the next four days.

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#6 Day 3 (Intensive): Raval + Sant Antoni

This two neighbourhoods are two different sides of the city. Raval has an alternative ambience with a curious combination of cultures because of the immigration and hidden gems such as Sant Pau del Camp church. On the other hand, Sant Antoni is trendiest, with cool local bars and restaurants, and one of its highlights is the Sant Antoni Market that has been reopened after 10 years.

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Charles
You'll find a different Barcelona if you visit these areas! It's totally worth it to get a taste of the local side.

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#7 Day 4: Montjuic + Plaça Espanya

Also known as the Magic Mountain, Montjuic will leave you speachless with the amount of parks and green sites it presents, along with the castle, the olimpic ring, the cemetery and the viewpoints. Plaza Espanya is a monumental square from which you can see buildings such as the old bullring, the MNAC museum and the Magic Fountain of Montjuic.

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Andrea

Andrea, 29, Vermouth fan

Andrea
Make sure to take something to eat! There's one or two restaurants up on the mountain, but not much more.

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#8 Day 4 (Intensive): Poble Sec

Poble Sec is a neighbourhood located beneath Montjuic hill that has many well-known bars, restaurants, clubs and discos. La Satalia is part of this area and it consists of individual houses that have incredible views and beautiful designs.

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Sergi, 25, Executive consultant

Sergi
Reward yourself at a local restaurant or bar at the end of the day!

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#9 Day 5: Horta + Turó de la Rovira + Sant Pau

A park with a labyrinth in it and the old beautiful streets make Horta a really nice neighbourhood to visit. Turó de la Rovira is a viewpoint that was once an anti-aircraft battery and that's perfect for a picnic while admiring the views of the city. To end the day, Sant Pau is a wonderful modernist building that was refurbished and it's Art Nouveau Site is open for visits.

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Gemma

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Gemma
If you can, try to get to Turó de la Rovira for sunrise or sunset so you see the city with and without lights on.

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#10 Day 6: Camp Nou + Sarrià - St Gervasi

The Camp Nou is the stadium of Barcelona Football Club. It's one of the biggest stadiums in the world, and you can either assist to a football match or take a tour through the instalations. Sarrià and Sant Gervasi are the wealthy neighbourhoods and former villages that have interesting and beautiful spots to visit, like squares and parks.

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Tomás
It would be better if you book a ticket beforehand for a match in Camp Nou!

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#11 Day 7: Poble Nou + Glòries

Poble Nou is a cool neighbourhood that's still not invaded by tourism. It has a beautiful cemetery, colorful street art, the beach, gardens and cool local life. On the other hand, Glóries has the Agbar Tower, the Mercat dels Encants and bars where you can rock the night out.

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Charles
Don't miss Poble Nou's cemetery! The sculptures and tombs have incredible details.

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