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5 Days Travel Guide to Barcelona


Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It’s known for its art, architecture and fashion, but there is so much more to this city than what meets the eye. I’ve put together a guide to help you get the most out of your time here!

Day 1: Orientation and Vistas

Day 1 is a good day to get oriented to the city, and see some of its highlights.

The Sagrada Familia is an absolute must-see; it’s one of Gaudi’s most famous buildings, and is still under construction today. It’s located in the Eixample district (which means “extended” in Catalan), just east of Placa de Catalunya. The cathedral also houses one of Europe’s largest organs inside its crypts–so go ahead and enjoy that if you’re into music!

The beaches are another great place to spend your first afternoon in Barcelona: they’re not far from each other, but they each have their own atmosphere. Barceloneta Beach has lots of locals enjoying themselves on hot summer days; Llevant Beach tends more toward families with younger children; Montjuic Beach offers spectacular views over Barcelona at dusk or dawn when there aren’t many people around yet (but before sunrise). You might even see some local surfers catching waves along this stretch!

Day 2: Art and Architecture

Day 2: Art and Architecture

If you’re a fan of Gaudi and his incredible architecture, then Day 2 is for you. Start off by visiting his most famous work, the Sagrada Familia. This massive cathedral is still under construction after being started in 1882 and is expected to be completed sometime in 2026 (yes…you will actually live to see it finished). From there, head over to Picasso Museum where you can learn about one of Spain’s most famous artists through his paintings, sculptures and photographs. Finally end your day with some history at Montjuic Castle or Palau Nacional before heading back home for a good night’s rest!

Day 3: Tapas Tour

Tapas is a Spanish tradition that involves eating small portions of food. In Barcelona, you can find tapas everywhere and it’s a great way to try new things.

Tapas are typically ordered in sets of two or three plates per person (and sometimes more). They’re meant to be shared, so don’t feel bad if you want more than one set!

The best places for tapas are: La Mallorquina, El Tigre de Oro, Casa Leopoldo & Casa Calvet. To get there take the metro line 3 toward Sagrada Familia stop then walk 10 minutes until you reach Placa Reial where all three restaurants are located.

The most popular dishes include patatas bravas (fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce), tortilla espaola (Spanish omelette), gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp) and ensaladilla rusa (Russian salad). You can order any type of drink with your meal including sangria wine cocktails made with fresh fruits like oranges peaches apples etc..

Day 4: Food, Wine and Shopping

  • Food and wine are a big part of Barcelona. You can’t go wrong with any of the tapas tours or paella, but if you’re looking for something more traditional, try sangria and cava (a sparkling wine). If you want something sweet, try gazpacho or crema catalana–this dessert is very popular in Spain! Finally, end your day with churros at one of the many cafes around town.*

Day 5: Day Trip to Montserrat Monastery

  • Montserrat is a holy mountain in Catalonia, Spain. It’s a popular tourist destination and it’s easy to see why–the views are stunning!
  • There are many things to do in the area, including hiking up to the monastery (which we highly recommend). You can also visit one of its many churches or even stay overnight at one of their hotels if you’re feeling adventurous!
  • The monastery itself is stunning–you’ll want your camera ready when you get there!

Barcelona is a beautiful city with a lot to offer.

Barcelona is a beautiful city with a lot to offer. It has a great location on the Mediterranean coast, and is close to the Pyrenees mountains. Barcelona has many things to see and do, including:

  • Museums like Picasso Museum, Joan Miro Foundation and Fundacio Antoni Tapies
  • Parks such as Parc Guell Park or Tibidabo Hill Park
  • Churches like La Sagrada Familia Basilica Cathedral (not open until 2026)

In addition, there are many places where you can enjoy good food or drinks while you take in some amazing views of Barcelona!


Barcelona is a beautiful city with a lot to offer.


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