4 day trip to Barcelona


Discover the most attractive city in the Mediterranean on a four-day trip that will still leave you wanting to return.

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Basílica de la Sagrada Família


The most suggestive work of Gaudí

  • You can easily get there on foot or by public transport, since it is located in one of the most central and communicated neighborhoods of the city: L'Eixample. Metro L2 and L5, Sagrada Familia stop. L3, Verdaguer stop. Buses: 10 19 33 34 43 44 50 51.


  • There are usually very long queues in the middle and high tourist seasons. It is highly recommended to book the visit on their website in advance to avoid waiting at the entrance and, above all, because the access quota is limited.


  • The Basilica is a space under construction, therefore, the itineraries and routes may vary.


  • It is one of the most suggestive works of Gaudí, the best known of the Catalan modernist architects.


  • It was his most ambitious project, to which he dedicated himself body and soul, and for that reason it became his great work and obsession until the end of his days.


  • Gaudí's idea was to build an ideal temple and its purpose that could be seen completely from different perspectives. Nothing is represented at random and, of course, nothing is by chance in his magnum opus, starting with its location, chosen precisely because at this point there is the same distance from the temple to the sea as to the mountain.


  • The most characteristic areas are the Rosario Chapel, the crypt in which the architect himself is buried and the Nativity façade.


  • We start our day at the Sagrada Familia, the basilica that constitutes an incredible, monumental and absolutely amazing work of art, in which the smallest of details have a specific meaning, religious or not.


  • Basic ticket (only to the church) € 17. Combined tickets (audio guide / guided tour / towers) from € 25.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From October to March, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. From April to September, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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Antiguo Hospital de la Santa Cruz


A hospital that is pure art

  • It is located behind the Sagrada Familia, walking practically straight for about 900 meters.


  • You can also get there by metro L5, Hospital de Sant Pau stop. Or by bus, 15,19, 20, 45, 47, 50, 51, 117, B-22, N-0, N-1, N4.


  • Guided tours are booked by phone and can be in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.


  • The complex is made up of eighteen isolated pavilions, connected to each other by a surprising underground gallery.


  • Each pavilion has a different decoration, seeking what the modernist artists called a total work of art, the conjunction of all the arts in the same work, an objective certainly achieved in this unprecedented hospital project.


  • This spectacular hospital began to be built in 1902, thanks to its main benefactor, the banker Pau Gil, who lives in Paris.


  • The monumental hospital project was designed by the architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner, the greatest exponent of the Catalan modernist movement.


  • Domènech finally built twelve of the eighteen projected pavilions, all of them declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The rest were completed by his son, Pere Domènech I Roure in the Noucentista style.


  • The health complex, still in use today, occupies nine islands of houses in the Eixample.


  • We continue the morning discovering a tourist spot that you would not have imagined, the Hospital de Santa Creu and Sant Pau complex, which constitutes a true open-air museum of decorative arts, in which vegetation and decoration come together in a harmonious whole and spectacularly beautiful.


  • The entrance to the health complex of the Hospital de Sant Pau is free. In case of opting for a guided tour, you only have to pay the price of it, Price of the visit: € 5. Retirees, unemployed and minors: € 2.50.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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Plaza de la Villa de Gracia


The heart of the Gràcia neighborhood

  • From our previous point we can walk in about 25 minutes through the city. If you go by metro, line L4 at Guinardó station | Sant Pau Hospital for two stops to Joanic, is our recommendation.


  • The Vila de Gràcia square is always full of terraces, children, tourists and lifelong neighbors, sardanas, weddings, concerts and protest events that take place throughout the year animate a square that is the heart and the very essence of the neighborhood.


  • This square is one of the neuralgic centers of the neighborhood. It is home to the Gràcia Town Hall headquarters and the Gràcia bell tower, the only non-religious bell tower in Catalonia.


  • During the Fiesta Mayor, the square is the scene of the most important events of the celebration and, throughout the year, it hosts popular culture events such as castellers, devils or jazz concerts.


  • Both during the day and at night, it is advisable to discover some of its cafes and restaurants and enjoy the tranquility of a square not exposed to traffic and designed for travelers.


  • The mythical bell tower was built by Antoni Rovira i Trias between 1862 and 1864. It is a 33-meter-high octagonal tower with a four-sided dial clock, at the base of which is a fountain.


  • Our next point of tour will be the harmonious and distinguished neighborhood of Gràcia and its Plaza de la Villa Gràcia, a charming neighborhood that you cannot miss.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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La Pedrera


The most famous corner of the city

  • It is located in the heart of the Eixample neighborhood, in the commercial street of Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona. We arrive quietly on foot from the Gràcia neighborhood and the alternative by public transport is wide, you can get there both by bus and by metro.


  • You can only visit the interior of La Pedrera: the Espai Gaudí and the Flat, and of course its spectacular terrace.


  • They have a guided tour service and different combinations of visits, even during the month of July and August they offer night visits. All of them are clearly explained on the official website.


  • Tickets reserved online have a discount on box office prices.


  • The building stands as an imposing mass of undulating stone, which is why it was the subject of numerous ridicules and caricatures at the time, which is why it is popularly known as La Pedrera (The quarry).


  • Of its spectacular façade, the wrought iron work on the balconies stands out, as well as the staircases and chimneys on the roof, which constitute true sculptures in themselves.


  • The Espai Gaudí, located in the attic, offers you information about the architect and his work. The flat has recreated the home of a Barcelona family from the early twentieth century.


  • We end the morning in front of La Casa Milà, an impressive modernist house, built between 1906 and 1910 by the architect Antoni Gaudí, who imposes his presence just by looking at it from the outside.


  • Adult: € 22 - online price- (includes audio guide) at the box office € 25. Children from 0 to 6 years old: free Children from 7 to 12 years old: € 11


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From November 5 to February 28: Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (last access: 6 p.m.). From March 1 to November 4: Monday to Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (last access: 7:30 p.m.).


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Paseo de Gracia


A street with urban and cultural charm

  • You can simply access on foot with a tour of the city center or by metro L3 and L5, Passeig de Gràcia stop or bus lines 7, 9, 14, 16, 17, 22, 24, 28, 39, 41, 42 , 45, 47, 50, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 68 and 141.


  • In it you will find all kinds of restaurants and bars with terraces, cinemas, and luxury shops, jewelry stores, the best designer clothing stores and the most recognized brands in the world: Gucci, Valentino or Channel are some of them.


  • It connects the Gracia neighborhood with the city center, the Plaza de Cataluña, today it is a huge avenue that was originally intended for walkers.


  • It was the old Camino de Jesús, the main road that linked the city of Barcelona with the old town of Gràcia, later converted into a neighborhood.


  • Touching the Avenida Diagonal, you will find a building that is totally different from the Modernism of the rest, a classicist palace that was the private residence of the Marquis de Robert, which is why it is known as the Palau Robert.


  • Strolling through here you can see the Lleó Morera house, the Batlló House, the Milà or Pedrera House, or the Amatller House. Except for La Pedrera, the other three buildings are part of the so-called Manzana de la Discordia, located on the same promenade between Consell de Cent and Aragó streets.


  • We start the afternoon feeling the harmony of walking one of the most beautiful streets of the city, both for its urban space and for the spectacular beauty of its buildings.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Plaza Catalunya


This magnificent square will not go unnoticed

  • In the heart of the city, you arrive on foot from your tourist routes, by metro Catalunya, lines 1 and 3, buses lines 9, 14, 16, 17, 24, 28, 41, 42, 55, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67, 68, 141, Aerobús A1 and Aerobús A2.


  • In spring, the International Jazz Festival is held, and during the rest of the year it hosts various celebrations of concerts, exhibitions and all kinds of events.


  • Of this central square, its large central fountain and its sculptures stand out, although of all of them it is worth highlighting La Diosa, by the modernist sculptor Josep Clarà, and Pastor playing the reed, by Pablo Gargallo.


  • Plaza de Catalunya is one of the largest squares in Spain and one of the most important places in Barcelona.


  • The square is surrounded by shopping centers, hotels, bars and restaurants, making it an important commercial and leisure center.


  • It constitutes the point of union between the old part of the city and the Ensanche.


  • The sculptural monument erected in honor of the president of the Generalitat Francesc Macià, will not miss you.


  • We continue in the always lively Plaza de Cataluña, it is the starting point of some of the main arteries of the city, such as Las Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia, Rambla de Cataluña, Avenida de Portal del Ángel, Calle Pelayo or the University and Sant Pere rounds, so going through here will be inevitable.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Carrer de l'Àngel


Obligatory step if there are

  • It is a good gateway to the Gothic Quarter from Plaza de Catalunya. At the end it forks and continues towards Carrer de la Portaferrissa on one side and Avinguda de la Catedral on the other.


  • Remember to look up, the avenue gives us a few beautiful stately buildings full of balconies and pristine facades.


  • It is worth stopping in front of what was the historic headquarters of the Gas Natural company, a modernist building from the end of the 19th century. And if you keep your eyes awake, you can find, embedded in one of the facades of the avenue, a sculpture dedicated to the guardian angel of the portal.


  • This popular avenue is one of the busiest in the city because it concentrates a large number of commercial establishments.


  • In ancient times it was known as the Portal dels Orbs —for the blind—, and it was one of the gates that gave access to the walls that were built during the 13th century to fortify the ancient city.


  • The path that the avenue now occupies was the main connection between the center and the town of Gràcia. The esplanade just in front was very frequented by poor people who lived in the surrounding shacks.


  • It is one of the most important commercial hubs in the city and it is always packed to overflowing.


  • It is also a good place to find handicrafts in one of the stalls in the artisans market installed in the upper part of the avenue, where you can find original pieces of clothing and decorative objects.


  • We continue to get to know this pedestrian avenue, which is one of the most important and well-known streets of the city, here you will find shops of all kinds, but be careful, look up too.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Catedral de Barcelona


The main Cathedral of Barcelona

  • You can visit the church, the cloister, the choir, the terrace and the Cathedral Museum annex.


  • Be sure to take a look at the cloister, which is accessed through the exterior side doors on Calle del Bisbe, where children will appreciate the geese that inhabit it.


  • Depending on the schedule, the visit to the central nave and the cloister can be done without paying, however, to see spaces such as the choir with the stalls, the terraces or the chapels requires the payment of an entrance fee.


  • The Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia i la Santa Creu is located in the heart of Barcelona and is the gateway to the Gothic Quarter. It is the main cathedral of the city.


  • The current Cathedral of Barcelona was built on the remains of previous basilicas, so the church has been made in different artistic styles over the centuries.


  • It should be noted that its imposing façade nevertheless corresponds to the neo-Gothic style, since it was built at the end of the 19th century.


  • The Gothic choir and stalls, the crypt and its Renaissance tomb (dedicated to Santa Eulalia) and the beautiful 15th century Gothic cloister are especially noteworthy.


  • Thirteen geese always live in the cloister garden, in the original Gothic style from the 15th century. They remind us of the age of Saint Eulàlia and the times she was martyred for her religion, in the time of the Emperor Diocletian.


  • Barcelona stands out for its imposing churches, one of them being its main cathedral, which offers beauty and distinction, views of the city and a landscaped cloister especially beautiful for children, a must if there are any on our walk.


  • Visit the Cathedral, includes: Entrance to the Choir Elevator to the roof of the Chapter House 7 €. Audioguided Cathedral Visit Includes: Entrance to the Choir Elevator to the rooftop Chapter Hall Audioguide € 11. Evening Visits: Cathedral with a limited capacity, access its terrace and enjoy exclusive views of Barcelona at sunset. 360º Audioguide Elevator € 24.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (free entry) 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (paid entry) and 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (free entry). Saturdays and holidays eve: 8: 00-12: 45 (free admission), 13: 00-17: 00 (paid admission), 17: 15-20: 00 (free admission). Sundays and holidays: 8: 00-13: 45 (free entry), 14: 00-17: 00 (paid entry), 17: 15-20: 00 (free entry).


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Plaza del Rey


Roman Barcelona in front of your eyes

  • On your tour of the neighborhood you will arrive on foot, you can also do it by metro L4, Jaume I stop, L1 and L3, Pl. Catalunya stop. Buses 17, 19, 40 and 45 120 and Barcelona Tourist Bus: Ruta Sud (blue).


  • You cannot overlook this square, both for its architectural value and for its historical value and charm, it is a magical place, where past and present come together and coexist.


  • It is a unique and privileged location, since the whole is made up of the subsoil and the remains of what was the Roman city of Barcino, and the impressive vestiges of the medieval city.


  • It is made up of the Royal Palace, the attached Chapel of Santa Àgata, the Tower of King Martí L'Humà (The Human) and the Palace of the Viceroy or the Lieutenant.


  • The current square was part of the corral of the Palacio Real Mayor, residence and seat of government of the counts of Barcelona and the kings of Aragon, and despite being initially surrounded by a wall it was open to the people where it met to buy and sell in market days.


  • We continue in this imposing square that allows you to make a jump in time, through a tour of Roman Barcelona, century by century until reaching medieval times, it is the Gothic corner that best exemplifies the medieval past of the city.


  • Another jewel of history in the majestic Gothic Quarter.


  • Free


  • 0 min - 15 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Temple d'August de Barcelona


A very well kept secret

  • In the heart of the Gothic quarter and totally hidden are these four columns, precisely on Carrer del Paradis 10 street.


  • Pay attention, leave the Plaza del Rey on Calle de la Piedad (Carrer de la Pietat) and just 50 meters away take Carrer del Paradis, where the street will make a small curve, we will find a door, which is the one that It enters a courtyard, where the columns are treasured.


  • Given its location, it is a little-known corner of the ancient Roman city of Barcino, since it is not visible from the street and its existence is not very popular.


  • These columns may be one of the best preserved Roman remains in Barcelona.


  • The Temple of Augustus in Barcelona was a Roman temple dedicated to the imperial cult of Augustus, erected in Barcino, a colony founded with the permission of the emperor, which over time has become the city of Barcelona. It was the central part of the forum, at the top of Mount Taber.


  • It collapsed over time, but at the end of the 19th century three of its columns were found in the construction works of the headquarters of the Excursionist Center of Catalonia.


  • A fourth column was exposed in the Plaza del Rei in Barcelona and was incorporated into the set that can now be visited.


  • It is probable that the construction of the temple began in the time of Tiberius, who was the one who instituted the cult of Augustus.


  • We will take you to know a relic of more than 2000 years and that not all tourists come to discover, the authentic Roman columns of the Tempo de Augusto.


  • Free


  • 0 min - 15 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From May 1 to October 31, Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm. Sundays, from 10am to 8pm. From November 1 to April 30, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Plaza de San Jaime


Town Hall and Government House, in the lung of the Gothic

  • In the heart of the Gothic Quarter, you can access it on foot from your route or by metro L3, Liceu / L4 stop, Jaume I stop, also by bus 14, 17, 19, 40, 45, 59.


  • Here stood the Temple from the time of Emperor Augustus, of which only four columns are preserved that you can see today in Paradís street, very close to the square.


  • Today countless public events are held in this square, and it is usually the place chosen for popular celebrations and traditions such as Las sardanas (popular dance in Catalonia) or castles, impressive human towers that reach up to ten stories high.


  • At the corner of the square and Ciutat street, there is a Barcelona Tourist Office, which you can approach if you require information.


  • Political center since the beginning of the city's history, Plaça Sant Jaume is also a lung open to the heart of the Gothic Quarter.


  • The most important buildings for Barcelona and Catalan life are here: the Town Hall and the Palace of the Generalitat.


  • Both institutions already existed in medieval times and are still in charge of governing the city and the province today.


  • The location of both buildings is not accidental, since the square is at the confluence of the old main streets of the Roman Barcino in the nearby Paradís street.


  • The square owes its name to the medieval church dedicated to Sant Jaume that was formerly located in this space, today transferred to Calle Ferrán, a few steps from the square.


  • We continue to discover the city, in the Plaza Sant Jaume, historical and administrative center since the beginning of history, holding numerous events and a multitude of acts that include exhibitions, concerts and demonstrations, make it one of the squares or the most important of the city.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Plaça de Sant Felip Neri


Another essential of the Gothic hidden in the city

  • Close to everything, as is a characteristic of the Gothic Quarter, we find this square, between small and labyrinthine streets.


  • Do not feel strange if when you arrive you feel a mixture of feelings, this square particularly has the power to create that for you.


  • Plaça de Sant Felip Neri is a jewel that is difficult to access, but one that rewards everyone who finds it. Presided over by its captivating fountain and dominated by a Baroque church, the square is a living place where stones speak.


  • Next to the church there is the Sant Felip Neri school. When the school children are not playing in the square and the silence is heard, perhaps we will still hear the sound of the bombs that fell from the sky that fateful January 1938. We see the healed wounds on the main facade of the church; they still seem to hurt.


  • A plaque recalls that the bombardment by fascist planes killed 42 people, many of whom were children, who had taken shelter in the bomb shelter below the church.


  • This square is one of the most special corners of the city, a place of calm where you can take refuge from the daily hustle and bustle. It is located at the end of two alleys that do not lead anywhere other than the square itself, which stands out for its humility.


  • Romantic and with a hint of sadness, Sant Felip Neri square is an essential corner on the walk through the Gothic Quarter. Presided over by the baroque church that baptizes it, the square has some historical elements that make it especially attractive, especially when silence is perceived.


  • Free


  • 0 min - 15 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Plaça Reial


One of the most special corners of the city

  • Located in the Gothic Quarter, it can be accessed from Las Ramblas, it is on the left down from Plaza Catalunya.


  • The place is frequented at night because in its surroundings there are bars and places to dance and listen to music.


  • There is also a buzzing atmosphere during the day, with coin and stamp collectors gathering on some weekends.


  • During the city's main festival, the Fiesta de la Merced, which takes place on the consecutive days of September 24, typical dances are held in the center of the square.


  • The Plaza Real (Plaça Reial in Catalan) is a square-shaped public square that borders La Rambla.


  • In the square there is the fountain of the Three Graces along with two lampposts designed by Antoni Gaudí and the perimeter of the square is adorned with royal palm trees.


  • In the upper part of these lampposts you can see a sinuous dragon, represented continuously in Gaudinian works, and continuous references to the heroism of the great medieval conquerors of Catalonia.


  • The Plaza Real was built in the mid-19th century on the space that had been occupied by a former Capuchin convent, destroyed in 1835.


  • A beautiful square to visit and enjoy its alternatives, it will be our next step on the tour, it is one of those places that has a special charm, worth knowing.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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La Rambla


The most famous street, a must in the city

  • There is nothing you cannot find on Las Ramblas: shops, kiosks open 24 hours a day, flowers, pets, legendary bars and restaurants.


  • Different points of tourist and cultural interest reside in its proximity since it is the heart of the Gothic quarter.


  • Highlights during the walk such as the La Boquería market, restaurants for tapas.


  • You can also visit the great theater of El Liceo, the most famous in Barcelona. From La Rambla, through its narrow streets, you can reach mythical neighborhoods of the city such as Raval, El Born or El Gótico, as well as access the beautiful Plaza Real and Palau Güell.


  • Also don't forget to see the mosaic on La Rambla de Miró and drink at the Canaletas fountain.


  • La Rambla (or Ramblas) in Barcelona is the best known and busiest street in the city. It is the main artery of the old quarter, which connects Plaza Catalunya with the port and the Columbus Monument.


  • Each section of this avenue acquires a different name depending on the use that was given to each one of them, so we have different "boulevards".


  • But La Rambla is not only a tourist attraction center, it also has many places of tourist and cultural interest, both on the same street and in its surroundings.


  • Our path continues here, where countless flower and bird stalls, musicians, living statues and street artists coexist that give this walk an absolutely singular and unique character.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Mercado de La Boqueria


The most famous market in the city

  • Beyond a place to buy food and get the most exotic foods, La Boquería has been transformed into a social and gastronomic space, whose visit is a feast for the senses.


  • The colorful market is a labyrinth of more than 2,500 square meters along which there are more than 300 stalls that offer all kinds of products.


  • Located on La Rambla, the colorful market has become a tourist attraction and a place where you can find practically any gastronomic product.


  • Officially the Mercado de San José, its origins date back to before the demolition of the walls. At that time, the products were sold outdoors and to avoid the merchandise tax, the market was installed outside the walls, in the old grounds of the San José Convent.


  • The current building began to be built in 1840 and as La Rambla began to gain importance, the market adapted to the new times. Finally, the cover and a lighting system were inaugurated in 1914.


  • La Boquería is undoubtedly the most visited and emblematic market in Barcelona, colors, fresh fruits and vegetables, sweets of all kinds, charcuterie, nuts, meats, fish, preserves and gastronomic specialties, that's why we end our morning here, it is impossible don't be tempted to try something.


  • It is also a space where you can taste the best Catalan and Spanish gastronomy, all ready even to eat in passing.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays.


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Port Vell


A port by day, a port by night

  • With a great nightlife, it offers a wide variety of places to enjoy.


  • Do not forget to go from end to end, the entire promenade offers you a unique space to enjoy the night in the city.


  • The Port Vell or Old Port begins where the Ramblas end, and constitutes a visiting area both during the day and at night.


  • In summer, the terraces become the protagonists, while in winter you continue to enjoy the sea from its spacious rooms with views.


  • Opium is one of the best known nightclubs in Barcelona. With a terrace on the beach, it is one of the favorites of the young international public. It opens every day of the week and is located here.


  • Also here you will find a restaurant / lounge with a terrace that turns into a disco from midnight. Open every day of the week. Atmosphere and young audience.


  • We end the day discovering what this place can offer us at night, places to dine, have a drink or just walk around appreciating the views and the illuminated city.


  • Shops, bars, restaurants and lots of fun on a giant terrace open to the Mediterranean. The Port Vell area, with the Maremagnum as its epicenter, is one of the favorites for visitors and locals who seek everything without moving too much.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Mercat de Santa Caterina


The other market in town

  • Located in the Sant Pere or Santa Caterina neighborhood, it is easily accessible from different parts of the city, having the Jaume I stop of the L4 metro line nearby.


  • From the Cathedral of Barcelona, an undulating and colorful roof is striking, which is nothing less than the roof of this market.


  • The Santa Caterina market was born in 1845 to supply groceries to the popular sector of the neighborhood.


  • The spacious and modern market building was built in the space previously occupied by the Santa Caterina convent, from which it took its name. With the postwar period, Santa Caterina became the supply center for the population of the cities that surrounded Barcelona; People from Sant Adrià, Santa Coloma or Mataró took the tram down to the neighborhood to buy in this market during times of scarcity.


  • Today it is still worth it, modernity welcomes us from the outside and gives us way to an interior with a traditional market with food stalls and restaurants that stand out for the quality of their products.


  • We start our day very early to get to know this typical and well-known market of the city, the Santa Caterina market, the originality of the building and the treasure of the stalls it houses will not disappoint those who stroll through the Santa Caterina neighborhood.


  • It is a market with the typical characteristics of Spanish markets, where fresh products are a classic and typical Spanish are the highlights.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From September 1, July 31, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. From August 1 to August 31, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday from 07:30 to 20:30.


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Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi


The basilica of history, culture and art

  • You arrive on foot or by metro L3, Liceu stop, or by bus 9, 14, 16, 17, 24, 41, 42, 47, 55, 58, 59, 62, 67, 68, 91, 141.


  • On the corner of Plaza del Pi, another plaza opens, Sant Josep Oriol, where a multitude of street artists hang out on weekends.


  • Both squares constitute a space where artists and bohemians coexist. On weekends there are also gastronomic shows, where you can buy typical Catalan natural products: sausages, cheeses, jams, among others.


  • The visit to the church of Santa María del Pi is free, you can access the temple while they are not celebrating mass inside.


  • It is located in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, in Plaça del Pi (Plaza del Pino), one of the most charming areas of Barcelona.


  • The church dates from the 14th century, when most of the religious buildings in the city were erected, following the prevailing Gothic style.


  • The main facade is crowned by an impressive 10 meter diameter rose window, the largest of all the churches in Barcelona.


  • In it we can appreciate the image of Santa María and two pinecones, which, together with the pine on the shield, constitute a clear testimony of the name of the church.


  • We continue our way to a unique basilica, located in an unbeatable space between two squares that make its own charm even greater.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day of the year, mornings: from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., afternoons: from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


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Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar


The cathedral of the people, the cathedral of the sea

  • Located in the heart of the Born district, in the heart of the city. You can also get there by metro, L4, Jaume I station.


  • Inside there is a diaphanous space of three naves with very tall columns, all of them with a separation of 13 meters.


  • It is advisable to visit the church at sunset, when the light falls directly on the stained glass windows, creating an unforgettable effect, but its charm stands out at all times of the day.


  • Without a doubt, it is one of the most essential medieval buildings in Barcelona. Here you can find from a classical music concert to a wedding.


  • Santa María del Mar was built in a record time of 55 years, thanks to the strong participation of the residents of the La Ribera neighborhood.


  • The harmony and lightness of its proportions, as well as the absence of great ornamentation, are its main characteristics.


  • Although it looks chunky and solid on the outside, inside the space is tall, generous and full of light.


  • Its impressive rose window, which was destroyed in the earthquake that struck Barcelona in 1428 and rebuilt in 1459, is worthy of admiration.


  • We started the afternoon without a doubt in one of the greatest architectural icons of Barcelona. Considered the only example of the Catalan Gothic style, the Cathedral of the Sea.


  • free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Sundays and holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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Parque de la Ciudadela


The city park

  • Access by metro L4, Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica stop, various bus lines and the T4 Tram, Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica stop.


  • You will find the Castle on one side of the main entrance of the Park, it is a huge brick building, topped with slender towers and ceramic decoration.


  • The lake with species of aquatic animals; You can navigate in it with rowboats, approximately half an hour, for about 5 euros, in front of the lake is the Monumental Waterfall, a large fountain with baroque-style sculptures.


  • In the old main square you will find a pond that houses the El Desconsol sculpture. It is one of the most beautiful sculptures in the park.


  • Walking through the park you can also access the Zoological Park, through the entrance located on Passeig Picasso street.


  • It was built in 1716 as the largest military citadel in Europe, to have the city under military control after the War of Succession.


  • In 1888, on the occasion of the first Universal Exposition of the city, the military building was demolished and the park was built, which today has an area of 17.42 hectares and ten access gates.


  • Today we have several buildings from the Exhibition, the most significant of which are those at the entrance of the park: the Castle of the Three Dragrons, l'Hivernacle, l'Umbracle and the Waterfall.


  • Buildings such as the Chapel and the Governor's Palace are also preserved, which today houses a cultural institution.


  • Another of the most significant buildings in the park is the Military Arsenal, current seat of the Parliament of Catalonia.


  • Our tour now stops at the fabulous park of the citadel, one of the most lively parks in the city, here you can enjoy its historic buildings, nature and fresh air in the heart of the city.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    December, January and February: every day, from 10am to 6pm. March and November: every day, from 10am to 7pm. April and October: every day, from 10am to 8pm. From May to September: every day, from 10am to 9pm.


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Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona


More than 100 years of history

  • The Arc de Triomphe is located on Passeig de Lluís Companys very close to Plaza de Catalunya, bordering the beautiful Born district. You arrive easily on foot through the city center, also by bus or metro L1 Arc de Trionf station.


  • The monument can be seen from many points of the city, in addition to being a very busy area both by locals and by the hundreds of tourists who walk its streets.


  • Today the Arc de Triomphe has been used as an incomparable setting for the goal of popular races, especially the most important ones such as the Barcelona Marathon. The enclosure is also used for celebrations, festivals or musical events.


  • The Arc de Triomphe was born on the occasion of the First Universal Exhibition that was located on the land belonging to the Ciutadella Park, among the new buildings there was a building that had a special character, the Arc de Triomf.


  • Its function was to welcome all visitors to the exhibition, it was the door of honor, located at the entrance of the Saló de Sant Joan, which is now the Paseo de Lluís Companys. It was a project by the architect Josep Vilaseca, historicist and triumphant, very much in keeping with the style of construction of the city of Barcelona.


  • The door was built in brick, as was the trend of the time since brick apparently provided greater plasticity. The arch, however, fuses classical art with a marked Mudejar language. Another remarkable detail are the reliefs in the form of sculptures that the door at the top shows.


  • We continue our day knowing the great gateway to the city at the Universal Exhibition of 1888, the Arc de Triomphe.


  • Free


  • 0 min - 15 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Plaza de Tetuán


A wooded and sober route

  • This square is like an oasis with many plants at the intersection of two large streets, the Gran Vía de las Cortes Catalanas with the Paseo de San Juan.


  • The walk is located between Avenida de Vilanova and Paseo de Pujades where it ends at the Ciudadela Park, and is flanked by two monuments: the Arc de Triomphe and the monument to Rius and Taulet.


  • The Plaza de Tetuán, owes its name to the Battle of Tetuán in 1860, where the Spanish troops defeated the Moroccan troops.


  • The Paseo was a long avenue 50 meters wide where the wrought iron balustrades, the mosaics of the pavement and some large lampposts stood out.


  • Eight large bronze statues representing illustrious figures in the history of Catalonia and the famous street lamps were placed on its way.


  • Eleven lampposts that combine stone in their infrastructure and iron in the upper part, the function of lighting is joined by sitting, placing four benches in the lower part of the piece.


  • At the end of the walk we find the monument to Rius and Taulet, one of the main promoters of the project.


  • The most important building on the promenade is the Barcelona Palace of Justice, which was one of the first public buildings in the city conceived with a monumental character.


  • We find ourselves traveling what was the presentation of Barcelona to the European world in 1888, a wide street with a special charm that stretches through various neighborhoods of the city without losing its charm at any time.


  • We will cross the Paseo de Lluis Companys and its continuation the Paseo San Juan until we reach the Plaza de Tetuan, only 900 of pure charm and history.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Parc Güell


A park like no other, with a great view of the city

  • Located in an upper area of Gràcia, it is a place easily accessible by bus and metro, even on foot if you find yourself walking around the area.


  • From Plaza de Tetuán, we get directly to Parc. Güell on the V19 bus down Ramiro de Maeztu - CN Catalunya, which leaves us just 200 meters from the park.


  • With your advance ticket you have free access to the bus güell, a shuttle that will take you directly from the Alfons X metro stop (L4) to Park Güell.


  • The most famous image of the park and one of the typical souvenirs of the city is found on the Dragon Staircase.


  • Only a quota of 400 people is allowed to enter every half hour, so long queues can form, so the recommendation is to obtain early entry on the web.


  • Of the many works by Gaudí, Parc Güell stands out as one of the most iconic and a unique place in the city, being recognized worldwide.


  • The best way to enjoy this incredible place is to wander aimlessly through the park and be amazed by places such as the Hypostyle Hall, the House of the Guardian, the Portico of the Laundress or the Austrian Gardens.


  • Without a doubt, the great square stands out, which today is a privileged viewpoint of the city. Above it, a spectacular undulating bench decorated with trencadís ceramics, the work of Josep M. Jujol.


  • Currently there is a regulated area of Park Güell with the main objective of preserving this emblematic space of the city, a UNESCO heritage site, and keeping it in the best possible state of conservation.


  • We continue our walk through a site that, although not originally designed to be a park, was a project for luxury homes, with panoramic views of Barcelona, becoming the most emblematic park in Barcelona and Spain.


  • Entry 10 €


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Summer and spring hours from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., last access time at 8:30 p.m.


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Gracia


The charming night

  • Tour the neighborhood on foot, entering its squares where you can choose the place that best suits your tastes.


  • Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia. This square is one of the neuralgic centers of the neighborhood. In it is the headquarters of the Gràcia City Council and the Gràcia bell tower, it is surrounded by harmonious places to enjoy.


  • Plaça del Sol. This is one of the favorite meeting places for young people, especially when the good weather arrives, it is very nice to sit on one of its terraces or in the center of the square and listen to some of the spontaneous musicians.


  • Plaça de la Revolució. Here you can enjoy the local cafes and the famous Italian ice cream parlor located in the center of the square.


  • In summer, its squares are flooded with terraces and during the month of August, the neighborhood's main festival turns Gràcia into the epicenter of the city.


  • In recent years the neighborhood has undergone a multicultural process, so its gastronomic offer is varied and exotic.


  • End your day in the city of Barcelona, taking a walk through the Gràcia neighborhood, the same one that has caught you during the day, it will dazzle you with its special and warm night, no matter how winter it is.


  • In the corners and squares of Gràcia, intimate and charming places are emerging that turn the nightlife of the neighborhood into a box of surprises.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Parc del Fòrum


Culture, leisure and fun

  • This huge play area is located at the confluence of Avenida Diagonal de Barcelona and Rambla Prim, touching the sea.


  • Accessible by car, bus: 7, 41, 141 and tram: T4 Fòrum station, metro L4, El Maresme I Fórum station.


  • A short distance away, there is the Forum bathing area, a sandy beach with plenty of nautical activities.


  • Another attraction is the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona, also known as the Blau Museum, especially suitable for children.


  • Close to the Forum site is also the Parc de Diagonal Mar.


  • The Parc del Fòrum was the emblem and image of the Universal Forum of Cultures in 2004. One of the most international cultural events that Barcelona has hosted.


  • It is a large public space, which houses several buildings inside. Of them, the main building and its spectacular Auditorium, an Exhibition Hall and a Convention Center stand out.


  • The main building of the Forum is a huge prism-shaped construction, the most striking thing about the building is that it is suspended in the air by seventeen points of support, leaving a space for public use at street level.


  • One of the most striking structures is the photovoltaic panel of the Forum. This huge solar panel is visible from all over the Barcelona coastline and is an ideal place to watch the sunset.


  • We begin our day at a site that, after the constructions carried out by the 1992 Olympics, has been the most ambitious modern construction site in the city. It is a relatively new park with less than 20 years of existence.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    24 hours.


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Rambla del Poblenou


The only boulevards that reach the beach

  • From our previous point you can get there by metro, bus or tram, our recommendation will be the T4 tram and get off at the Pere IV stop to optimize our route.


  • We will take Avenida Diagonal, until Calle Tánger and it will take us directly to the Ramblas de Poblenou.


  • The most representative site is the Rambla del Poblenou. This lively promenade, full of bars, cafes and restaurants, is the only boulevard in Barcelona that leads to the beach. In fact, the beaches of Bogatell and Marbella are part of the neighborhood.


  • Plaça de Glòries, the Barcelona Design Museum where its esplanade is one of the best places to photograph the neighboring Torre Agbar, one of the symbols of Barcelona and the Mercado de los Encantes, are part of this neighborhood.


  • The neighborhoods that make it up have undergone an intense transformation in recent years. The old industrial district has become one of the fashionable places in Barcelona. Gone are its village airs to give way to modern lotfs, offices, shops and cultural centers.


  • Towards the end of the 19th century, the area became known as the "Manchester of Catalonia" due to its high concentration of factories and industries. In fact, at that time Poblenou had the highest industrial density in Catalonia.


  • Today, modern office buildings and hotels coexist with traditional residential areas and old industrial structures that have been restored.


  • It is a district with an intense cultural, social and leisure life, with many spaces to visit.


  • We continue our tour, through one of the fashionable neighborhoods of the city, which used to be the largest industrial district in Catalonia.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    24 hours.


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Plaza de las Glorias Catalanas


In Las Glòries there are always things to do

  • On a walk through the neighborhood we came across her, the Agbar towers that accompany her will guide us on the way to meet her.


  • Located in the area called Ensanche and Barrio de Poblenou, three of the most important axes of the city converge there: Diagonal Avenue, Gran Vía de las Cortes Catalanas and Avenida Meridiana.


  • In addition, small shops, artists' workshops and traditional locals make this area a vibrant and constantly changing area.


  • The complex also has a play area for the little ones.


  • As if that were not enough, it is very close to one of the most outstanding beaches in the city, Bogatell Beach.


  • With the spirit of constant renewal that accompanies the city, this place has undergone various renovations throughout its history in order to improve access.


  • Around it, an atmosphere of popular tradition mixes with the most avant-garde modernity, where a cultural and architectural microcosm of great importance is constituted.


  • Here there are two highly relevant cultural facilities, the National Theater of Catalonia and L'Auditori, and next to them are buildings such as the famous Torre Agbar, the Disseny Hub building and the new Mercado de los Encantes building.


  • Very close to the square there is a shopping center with fashion and restaurants.


  • We continue in the renovated Plaza de las Glorias as it is known locally, a place that currently looks modern, but that in its surroundings preserves the mythical air of the town that it used to be.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    24 hours.


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Torre Agbar


The chores in the sky

  • A few meters from the Plaza de las Glorias, we find this monumental tower.


  • Since the tower is occupied by the group of private companies managed by the Agbar company, you can only visit the hall of this impressive building, where there are usually exhibitions for visitors.


  • Your visit from the outside is unmissable.


  • The famous Torre Agbar dates from 2005, it has already become an emblem of the city.


  • At 145 meters high, it has a total of 38 floors, four of them underground, it is the third tallest building in Barcelona.


  • Its architect devised the building as a combination of different natural elements. On the one hand, the water, in reference to the Aguas de Barcelona Group "Agbar" that occupies the building; it also represents fire (represented by its illumination); and finally the earth, from which it emerges like a huge bullet into the sky.


  • The building is covered with immense glass plates, and the lacquered aluminum plates provide a curious color to the whole, depending on the moment in which the light hits, ranging from the red at the bottom to the blue at the end of the tower.


  • Our next stop is to dazzle us with the famous Torre Agbar that has become part of the urban landscape of the city, especially at night, when its facade is filled with lights and color.


  • Free


  • 0 min - 15 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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Playa del Bogatell


Enjoy one of the best seas in the world

  • You arrive on foot from the Poblenou area and by metro Line 4, Llacuna or Poblenou station.


  • Bogatell was one of the new beaches on the seafront. It is one of the most appreciated by the adult public and is considered one of the safest in Barcelona. It is located halfway between the Olympic Port and the Poblenou neighborhood.


  • Feel in the Mediterranean during your stay in Barcelona, you cannot leave the city without touching the water.


  • Its neighboring beaches, Nova Icària and Mar Bella (suitable for nudism).


  • This beach is frequented by a slightly older crowd. Like the rest of the neighboring beaches, you can practice sports such as beach volleyball and table tennis.


  • On the other hand, it has the advantage of being a few minutes' walk from Poblenou and its lively Rambla, one of the most famous streets in Barcelona.


  • It has full services, adapted showers and public toilets. Children's play areas. Rescue service. Rental of sun loungers and parasols. Parking for bicycles and car parking nearby. Restaurants. Free WIFI.


  • We finish the morning visiting one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the city.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    24 hours.


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Parque Joan Miró


The woman and the bird, by Miró

  • Located in the vicinity of Plaza España, accessible by metro L1, Plaza España stop, metro L3 stop Tarragona, various bus lines, you can get there by car and even walking from Plaza Cataluña is about 20 minutes.


  • Joan Miró Park is located in the Ensanche de Barcelona, near the Plaza de España, from which it is separated by the Arenas bullring, now converted into a shopping center.


  • Its name, Parc de l'Escorxador, is due to the old function of the place it currently occupies. And it is that this public park was built on the site of the old municipal slaughterhouse, or escorxador.


  • Today it is one of the largest parks in the city, occupying a space equivalent to four blocks of houses in the Eixample neighborhood.


  • It has a paved square, a water pond, a playground and even a space for the needs of pets.


  • In the park you will find several buildings and monuments, among which the neighborhood's public library stands out, which bears the name of Biblioteca Joan Miró.


  • But the most remarkable element is a sculpture by Joan Miró. The monument is titled Dona i Ocell (that is, woman and bird). In the Mironian universe, the woman symbolizes the earthly world, while the bird represents the connection between heaven and earth.


  • It is an original and impressive sculpture, and deeply colorful and joyful, it shows once again the undoubted creativity of Miró.


  • It measures 22 m. high and is covered with small ceramic tiles of a multitude of colors that shine in the sunlight, reflecting in the green pool at its feet, in an unequaled light and colorful game.


  • We start the afternoon in an exceptional park for its size and beauty, with landscaped and wooded areas, with Mediterranean vegetation, full of pine trees and pergolas and vines.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. in summer, the closing time is dusk and varies in each season of the year.


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Castillo de Montjuïc


A fort with history

  • To get from Mirò park to the Castle, we recommend you do it on the bus line 150 Pl. Espanya - Center Comercial Las Arenas, get off at Castell de Montjuïc, it is a journey of about 20 minutes, almost the same as it will take on foot, but the The slope of arrival at the Castle is quite steep.


  • Currently, cultural activities are carried out in its spaces and from its viewpoint you can have 360º views of all of Barcelona.


  • The funicular connects with the Paral·lel L2 metro station and is the fastest, cheapest and most comfortable way to get to the mountain. The journey takes just two minutes to go up and there is no additional fee to use it, so it is worth the same as a subway trip with a change.


  • The entrance to the Castle includes access to the temporary and permanent exhibitions.


  • Montjuic Castle, whose construction began in 1731, has played many roles in Barcelona's defensive aspect. Also, unfortunately for a long time it functioned as a detention center and prison.


  • The privileged location of the Castle, on top of the Montjuïc mountain, allows the visitor to enjoy unbeatable views over Barcelona and its surroundings. The terrace of the parade ground becomes a 360º viewpoint with views over the city, the port, the Mediterranean, the Barcelona coast and the Baix Llobregat.


  • The castle has many areas to explore such as the access bridge and the façade, the bastions, the parade ground, the terrace and the watchtower, the sea wall and the moat among others.


  • We continue the afternoon at the Montjuic Castle, a place that takes us back in time, perfectly maintained and that gives us the best view of the city both of its urban area and of the Mediterranean Sea.


  • General Ticket: € 5 Reduced Ticket: € 3


  • Free Entry: Every Sunday free access from 3pm. The first Sundays of the month free access all day.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From November 1 to February 28, Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holidays included. From March 1 to October 31, Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Holidays included. The ticket office closes half an hour before the castle closes.


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Poble Espanyol


Live the whole country in one place

  • Located in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona, very close to the Montjuïc Fountains, Poble Espanyol reveals the diversity of Spain in a pleasant and quiet walk.


  • With a varied program of events for families and adults, and shops, workshops, bars and restaurants open every day.


  • El Poble has everything for you to enjoy, alone or accompanied, a day outdoors in an incomparable setting, without leaving Barcelona.


  • The ticket allows you access at any time of the day from its opening.


  • On its website you will find information on all its types of visits and tickets, including night visits.


  • The cost of the entrance suggested in the guide is that of the online entrance. If you buy the ticket directly at the box office they have a small surcharge.


  • Built on the occasion of the Barcelona International Exposition in 1929, Poble was born with the desire to concentrate the soul of Spain in a single space.


  • Today most of its constructions remain intact and reproduce, on a real scale, buildings, squares and streets from different areas of Spain.


  • Strolling through Poble you will discover not only buildings, but also artisans that you can see working live and contemporary art pieces by universal figures such as Dalí, Picasso, Miró or Guinovart.


  • Spend part of the afternoon getting to know the towns of Spain united in one place, you will have a great time.


  • Adult: € 12.60 (online price).


  • Children under 4 years old: free.


  • Children (4-12 years): € 6.30.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. (dawn), Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. (dawn).


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Plaza de España


One of the best-known squares in the city

  • Several streets come together in Plaza de España, the most central are Avinguda Paral • lel and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes.


  • Access by metro with lines L1 and L3, Espanya stop. Buses: 9, 13, 27, 30, 38, 50, 53, 56, 57, 65, 91, 109, 157.


  • From there you can also access Avenida Maria Cristina. The avenue leads to the Montjuïc mountain, where you can visit numerous museums, garden areas and the Olympic ring, full of sports facilities and the magic fountain.


  • In the center of the square you will see an impressive fountain, a large monument, the work of Josep Maria Jujol. Together it represents a tribute to water, each sculpture is a reference to an ocean or one of the seas of Spain. We owe this sculptural decoration to the modernist Miquel Bay.


  • From the square you will see two towering twin towers, known as the Venetian Towers, by Ramón Reventós, they are located on Avenida María Cristina, which takes you to the sports and cultural area of Montjüic.


  • Another of the emblematic buildings visible from here is the Plaza de Toros de Las Arenas.


  • Plaza España is one of the most important communication hubs in Barcelona. Around it, we find the famous Magic Fountain of Montjuic, one of the newest shopping centers in the city and many accommodation alternatives, get to know it at night.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    24 hours.


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Fuente Mágica de Montjuïc


Light, music and water, a show like no other

  • On the one hand, it is very close to Plaza España, accessible by metro station Espanya, lines 1 and 3.


  • On the other hand, if you have arrived by funicular to Montjuic, you can get there on foot from the top of the mountain.


  • Other means of transport to get there are the railways lines L8, S4, S8 and S33. By bus, the H12, 9, 50, 56, 27, 37, 46, 65, 79, 91, or 109 have stops a very short distance.


  • Enjoy this magical function for the whole family that is also free.


  • The spectacle of the Magic Fountain of Montjuic is unique in Barcelona. The combination of lighting effects with sources and music, manage to create a magical effect.


  • Its construction was one of the greatest innovations for the 1929 International Exposition, an event that transformed Barcelona.


  • The Montjuic fountains were built by the architect and lighting technician Carles Buïgas, which became his most important work.


  • Apart from the circular fountain where the function takes place, there is another set of fountains and ponds that go from the National Palace to the Plaza España.


  • The music that accompanies the function is already legendary, the sound was incorporated in the 1980s. The melodies of films such as The Godfather, Star Wars, ET, or any of Disney's, are some of which you can listen to in many of the shows.


  • The night will be magical, without a doubt, the Magic Fountain of Montjuic is one of the best shows in Barcelona and ideal for the night.


  • The night will be magical, without a doubt, the Magic Fountain of Montjuic is one of the best shows in Barcelona and ideal for the night.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    The months of April, May and October: Thursday to Sunday from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Shows every 30 minutes. The months of June, July, August and September: Thursday to Sunday from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Shows every 30 minutes. Autumn-Winter (From November 1 to March 31): Friday and Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Shows every 30 minutes.


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Montserrat


A strikingly beautiful place

  • Montserrat is one of the most popular excursions near Barcelona, it is located about 60 kilometers from the city. This massif is one of the most peculiar and representative natural spaces in Catalonia.


  • Here is the sanctuary and monastery dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat.


  • The excursion to the Montserrat mountain is highly recommended. The place offers endless hiking activities and places to see, apart from natural spaces and extraordinary views.


  • The basilica of the monastery houses the figure of the Virgin of Montserrat. Neoplateresque in style, it stands out for its works of art and for its 12-meter-high organ and more than 4,200 pipes.


  • The offer of excursions is very varied and it is also possible to arrive on your own if you have a car


  • Montserrat originated millions of years ago, when this entire area was a delta. A slow process of erosion molded the rocks creating a very peculiar relief of whimsical shapes.


  • Its highest peak St. Jeroni reaches 1,236 meters.


  • Legend has it that in 880 an image of the Virgin was found in a cave in the mountain.


  • After a visit by the bishop to verify the find, it was concluded that the virgin should be venerated in Montserrat.


  • Montserrat quickly became a place to worship the moreneta, as the patron saint of Catalonia is popularly known. After the construction of several hermitages, around the year 1025 a monastery was founded, which became a sanctuary and the definitive home of the statue of the Virgin.


  • Our morning will be dedicated to a place of great majesty and one of the symbols of Catalonia, the city of Montserrat.


  • Prices vary according to the chosen excursion.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    24 hours.


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Templo del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús


The church you see from the city

  • Located on the Tibidabo mountain, the highest peak in the Sierra del Collserola. Over 500 meters high, this site offers the best views of Barcelona.


  • There are several ways to get there depending on where you leave in the city. The cheapest and most recommended is the option of getting on the Tibibus (T2A), it is a bus that leaves from Plaza Cataluña, whose route ends at the entrance of the amusement park and does not have intermediate stops, its rate is around € 3 per person.


  • Entrance to the temple is completely free, although you only have access to the basilica and the crypt.


  • The Church of Tibidabo, began its construction in 1902, and ended 60 years later, it is characterized by its historicist style with neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque neo-Byzantine elements.


  • One of its most important elements is the Tibidabo crypt, built between 1903 and 1911. This crypt is made up of five naves that are separated by columns, and decorated with mosaics and biblical scenes, and is lined with alabaster.


  • Another of the most important elements is the sculpture of the Sacred Heart, which crowns the Church. The sculpture represents the image of Jesus with his tunic open, showing his heart, and with his arms outstretched in a gesture of protection over the city of Barcelona.


  • Our afternoon will start in a wonderful place and one of the highest in the city, visiting a curious church that is visible at night from anywhere in the city.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 20:45. (Last access 8:40 pm).


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Torre de Collserola


Another supreme view of the city

  • Just 900 meters from the Temple of the Sacred Heart, we find the city's Communications Tower, a place with excellent views.


  • The viewpoint is accessed from a pedestrian walkway, this 300-meter walk is located within the Sierra de Collserola Natural Park, forming part of the Font de la Budallera environment, a walk that adds interest to the visit.


  • The Operation of the Public Visit Service to the Viewpoint is carried out by the Tibidabo Amusement Park, every weekend from March to December (12:00 to 14:00), on its page you can find information on types of visits and cost.


  • It is a place where you can stop to admire the views beyond the fact that the opening hours of ascent to the tower's viewpoint do not coincide, since even from there, the landscape is indescribable.


  • Torre de Collserola, on the 10th floor, has a Public Viewpoint located 115 meters above its location in Turó de la Vilana.


  • El Mirador is located 560 meters above sea level, it is the best observatory in Barcelona and its Metropolitan Area. In normal meteorological circumstances the view reaches up to 70 km with magnificent panoramic views over the city, the Collserola Park, Montserrat and even the Cadí-Moixerò mountain range.


  • Access to the Mirador is via the panoramic elevator, a glazed platform that runs the 135 m that separates the base of the Tower and the 10th floor, where the Mirador is located, in 2.5 minutes.


  • We continue our tour in front of the Telecommunications Tower of Catalonia, a place where you will once again admire Barcelona from above.


  • Free


  • Access to the viewpoint is priced.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    24 hours.


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Parc d'Atraccions Tibidabo


Dare to have fun in a big way

  • On the very mountain of Tibidabo, we find this wonderful amusement park.


  • In this park you will find a little of everything, from old facilities to the most current ones.


  • Do not miss the opportunity to go up to the Tibidabo Amusement Park if you have the opportunity, you will enjoy incredible views of the city while having a good time even if you are not a fan of attractions of this type, it is a very beautiful place that is worth it know.


  • On the park's website you can find out about the types of tickets and ticket combos that the park offers.


  • This theme park is the oldest in Spain and the second in all of Europe. Inaugurated in 1905, it was built in parallel with the urbanization project of the mountain. It has more than 30 attractions, including La Mina d'Or, Muntanya Russa and the Tibidabo Express, which offer extraordinary views of Barcelona.


  • It preserves historical attractions such as The Watchtower, standing since 1921, or the Museum of Automata, where you can see the first automated robots that revolutionized the world of mechanics


  • In addition to these, it has other facilities that made it famous at the time, such as the Castell Misteriós, or mysterious castle, which allows you to enter a house of terror and mystery. Another of the mythical attractions of the park is L'Avio, where you will have the feeling of flying over Barcelona. This metallic plane suspended in the air has the great importance of having been the first flight simulator in history.


  • We finished our day in style at the oldest amusement park in the city.


  • General admission to the amusement park: € 28.50, children under 120cm € 10.30.


  • Panoramic Area Ticket, includes a series of specific attractions, general admission € 12.70 under 120cm € 7.80.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    From March to December: weekends and holidays July: from Wednesday to Sunday August: every day, January from 2 to 5, open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.


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Distrito del Ensanche


When the sun goes down, the party begins

  • The Eixample is the most central neighborhood in the city and occupies a large area that is divided in a general way between the Right and Left Eixample.


  • The left part is much more commercial, with shops, bars, clubs and restaurants.


  • Here there are a large number of leisure and restaurant shops designed so that you can enjoy the Barcelona night to the fullest in places with a good atmosphere and perfectly connected to the urban transport network.


  • We especially recommend the areas of Avenida Diagonal, La Rambla and Plaza Cataluña.


  • Venues, bars and discos with music of today and always, and restaurants with all types of cuisine welcome students, bachelor parties and groups of friends of all ages who tour the area until the body can endure.


  • From trendy salsa bars and inexpensive cafes to luxurious nightclubs, there is always something for anyone who wants to spend an unforgettable night in Barcelona.


  • Located where the city is pounding, it is easy to return home after having a few too many mojitos, or having your feet shattered after spending hours dancing.


  • The last night we enjoyed it where young and not so young Barcelonians flood the streets of Eixample on the long weekends that the city lives.


  • Free.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    24 hours.



6 Ratings

familiadiazrosas

familiadiazrosas

Excelente guía, muy acertado incluir una visita a Monserrat.

19/07/2020

pedrito

pedrito

Guía muy útil, te permite vivir una experiencia fantástica en uno de los lugares más mágicos del mundo.

17/07/2020

marialvarado

marialvarado

Me encanta

09/12/2019

giada

giada

Simplemente genial 💖

22/11/2019

inmauriarte

inmauriarte

Una pasada de guía 🙌

04/11/2019

miguecin

miguecin

Guía muy completa que te permite completar cuatro días y cuatro experiencias magníficas.

23/10/2019