I fell in love with the city of BARCELONA! The breath of fresh air and the weather are simply amazing. And it has a little bit of everything: beaches, history, beautiful architecture, and their laid back lifestyle is the reason why I had wanted to visit this city! If you’d like to visit this stunning city, I would say 4-5 days are enough to see the main touristic spots.
Here is an itinerary of the places I visited:
Day 1: Hotel Check-in & a visit to Gaudi-designed landmarks
I had really wanted to spend the day looking at Gaudi’s creation. If you didn’t know he is the most famous architect in Barcelona. After checking-in, I didn’t spend a moment to rest, drop my luggage, took a taxi and was off to explore the Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, and Palau de la Musica Catalana!
I mean, really, if you don’t take a photo in front of the Gaudi building, then were you even in Barcelona?!?
Nonetheless, most of our day was spent exploring these places, eating out and learning the means of transportation!
Day 2: Park Guell, one of the most creative parks in the world & the panoramic views!
I decided to continue seeing Gaudi’s artwork and visited Park Guell. This park is so huge, so make sure you free up an entire day and wear comfy shoes because it’s not an easy walk to this place as it’s on top of a hill! But it sure has breathtaking views, a gorgeous garden, and oh, did I mention Gaudi’s house was just amazing to see! It was a great opportunity to visit and to learn about his life.
Once we entered the park, every corner had something interesting to see. I was able to imagine the thought process that had gone into creating this park!
I recommend you to buy your tickets online as they only allow a certain amount of people to enter per half hour!Or go after 8:30 pm and the entrance is free! But it’s best to see the park during the day!
Day 3: La Sagrada Familia & Plaça d’Espanya
Early morning, I visited the Plaça d’Espanya. It is greatly known for its “magic fountain of Montjuic”. It is a light and water show but only happens on Thursday night. Nevertheless, this place should be visited during the day. It’s so surreal and has an incredible city view.
Of course, I couldn’t leave Barcelona without seeing the famous La Sagrada Familia church, which is an unfinished masterpiece and mesmerizing to see from the outside. Though there’s not much to see from the inside.
The HIGHLIGHT of the day was when I sat down in a resto-bar and watched the FIFA World Cup while I had ordered my pizza! To be honest, football is not my thing, but hey, I decided to sit with the locals and enjoy my night a little differently.
Day 4: Strolling through the famously known La Ramblas Street
The final day was more of just simply relaxing and exploring the city! Plaça de Catalunya is one of the most tourist attraction square, greatly known for its flock of pigeons. Then walk your way to the famous touristic street called La Ramblas, which is also the heartbeat of Barcelona. It’s a great place to shop, eat and watch street performers.
La Boqueria is located in Ramblas, which is another popular place visited by tourists. It’s an indoor food market. It is greatly known for its fresh and local food. MAKE SURE to try their natural flavour mango smoothie 😉
Quick note: Watch your belongings! I was stopped by locals who warned me to keep my backpack in front of me as I could’ve been pickpocketed.
The next time you book your flight, make sure to consider visiting BARCELONA. You won’t regret it!