Tourists queuing in front of Casa Batllo

Tourists queuing in front of Casa Batllo

Barcelona is an excellent destination for a city break. There are millions of visitors who plan a getaway to the city. But for some reason, most of these tourists only plan a 3-day trip and not much longer. And that’s unfair for both the city and themselves because there’s so much they’re missing out on! That’s why they want to get the most and they ask us what to visit during this short time… Don’t get lost between the extensive offer that Barcelona has and don’t lose time queuing, please, take a pen and write down these top monuments and places you can’t miss…

Sure, three days is enough to see all the key highlights:

  • Sagrada Família
  • Park Güell
  • La Rambla
  • Ciutat Vella
  • Plaça de Catalunya
  • Montjuïc

Especially if you join an All Barcelona Highlights Tour.

But more time in Barcelona would allow you to enjoy it all at a more leisurely pace, give you the opportunity to relax in a plaza with a drink while people-watching, and to explore a lot more in and around the city.
There’d be time to take a day trip to Montserrat and the Codorníu Wine Cellars, the two most popular sites near Barcelona. Codorníu has the world’s largest underground cellars—34 km of tunnels to store Cava, and Montserrat has spectacular views, the monastery, Basilica, and chapel. Plus, the famous Boys’ Choir if you’re lucky!
You could go on a Private Gaudí in Essence tour to learn about this visionary architect and see more of his impressive work than the Sagrada Família and Park Güell.

Gaudí- Sagrada família tour

Gaudí- Sagrada família tour

You wouldn’t have to miss out on your visit to Montjuïc Hill, with its parks, art galleries, museums, 1992 Olympic Ring of sports stadiums, and astonishing views over the city. We’ll also take you to the Barcelona waterfront and show you the highlights.
You’d have time to wander around the city, explore the Gothic Quarter, marvel at masterpieces at the museums, visit local shops, go to the Boqueria Market, relax on the beaches, enjoy all the tapas and wines, experience a night of flamenco dancing at the Palacio del Flamenco, and watch the dancing waters at the Magic Fountain show.

Magic fountain show in Plaça Espanya, Barcelona

Magic fountain show in Plaça Espanya, Barcelona

Curious about what a 5-day trip could look like? Check out this private 5-day tour, which includes Barcelona’s highlights as well as day trips out of the city and more authentic experiences.
I promise you won’t regret those extra days. 

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