Barcelona, the Catalan capital, is an essential destination for lovers of culture, architecture and gastronomy.
With its emblematic monuments, picturesque alleys and lively beaches, the city offers a multitude of experiences to enjoy as a couple or with friends. In this 3-day itinerary, we invite you to discover the main points of interest of Barcelona while going off the beaten track.
**Day 1: La Sagrada Familia and El Raval neighborhood**
1. Visit to the Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Familia is architect Antoni Gaudí's most famous work and a must-see in Barcelona. This iconic monument has been under construction since 1882 and is due for completion in 2026. The funny anecdote is that Gaudí knew he wouldn't see the end of the works, he often said: "My client is in no hurry".
2. Discovery of the El Raval district
After visiting the Sagrada Familia, head to El Raval, a rapidly changing neighborhood that combines modernity and history. You can discover works of street art and vintage shops. The MACBA, Barcelona's contemporary art museum, is also a must for art lovers.
**Day 2: Park Güell and the district of Gràcia**
1. Explore Park Güell
Parc Güell is another Gaudí masterpiece and a true haven of peace. Offering a breathtaking view of the city, this unusual park is ideal for a romantic stroll. An interesting anecdote is that the park was originally intended to be a luxury residential development, but the project never came to fruition.
2. Stroll through the Gràcia district
The Gràcia district is renowned for its bohemian atmosphere and lively squares. Here you will find bars, restaurants, outdoor cinemas and artists' studios. Don't miss Plaça del Sol, a popular meeting place for locals and tourists.
**Day 3: Montjuïc and Poble Espanyol**
1. Climb to the top of Montjuïc
Montjuïc is a hill offering a panoramic view of Barcelona. You can visit the castle of Montjuïc, a former military fort, as well as the gardens of Mossèn Costa i Llobera, a little-known and surprising botanical garden.
2. Visit to Poble Espanyol
Poble Espanyol is a village-museum that brings together reproductions of buildings typical of different regions of Spain. It is a unique opportunity to discover the architecture and traditions of the country in one place.
- Day 1: Els Sortidors del Parlament (tapas and wines)
- Day 2: La Pepita (modern Catalan cuisine)
- Day 3: Martínez (paella and seafood)
3 star hotels:
- Hotel Praktik Essens
- Hotel Market
Means of transport:
The best way to get around Barcelona is to use public transport (metro, bus) or rent bicycles. Taxi is also a good option if you are 2 or more. For Montjuïc you can also take the funicular or the cable car.
The estimated cost for this itinerary, including visits, meals, transport and accommodation, is around 800-1000 euros for two people.