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Barcelona Itineraries

Planning a trip to Barcelona? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Begin your Barcelona experience with a walk down the city’s most famous boulevard—La Rambla and El Raval.
  • 2 Drop by the Mercat de la Boqueria for lunch at Pinotxo Bar, or take some time to pop off the main street and explore the city’s narrow lanes, full of hidden gems.
  • 3 Shop at Custo Barcelona.
  • 4 Dine at El Bulli.
  • 5 Sip cocktails at Trash.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Start your day with a jaunt to Port Olímpic’s beaches and soak in some rays, before taking the funicular to Montjuic and the Fundació Joan Miró.
  • Day 3
  • 1 Make it a Gaudi day with a trip to Gaudi’s Sagrada Família temple and then head to Gaudi’s landmark apartment building, La Pedrera, and bask in its undulating waves.
  • 2 After lunch, head to the wild modernista mecca that is the Manzana De La Discordia.
  • 3 Catch some classic Flamenco dancing at Tablao de Carmen.
  • Day 4
  • 1 If you're still feeling the Gaudi vibe, make the hike to Park Güell, also designed by the city’s most well-known architect. Do as the locals do—snack, people watch or take a pleasant nap under the sun.
  • 2 Lunch in Gràcia and stop in at Olokuti.
  • 3 Feeling adventurous and in the mood for bargain shopping? Head to Mercat Del Encants.
  • 4 Enjoy a taco or two at Margarita Blue.
  • 5 Late night, explore the heady debauchery of Razzmatazz.
  • Day 6
  • 1 Take some time to explore El Raval—its cute boutiques and hip restaurants are the lifeblood of new Barcelona.
  • 2 Have dinner at Cal Pep.
  • 3 Enjoy a couple of drinks at Blondie.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Check out Barcelona’s artfulness at MACBA.
  • 2 Stop for the flauta d’ibéric d.o. jabugo at Viena.
  • 3 Enjoy an early evening cocktail at Els Quatre Gats.
  • 4 Live large and book a table at Torre d’alta Mar.


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