Five Days in Barcelona?

These are our recommendations for you if you stay five days in Barcelona

Day One

1. Visit La Sagrada Familia

The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is a monumental church devoted to the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The Construction began in 1882, based on plans drawn up by the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar, and Antoni Gaudi was commissioned to continue the project in 1883. The monument is still under construction today, but you can still appreciate the beauty of the incredible Basilica of Barcelona.

2. Visit La Pedrera or Casa Batlló

Casa Milà, popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’ (‘The Quarry’), referring to the similarity of its appearance to an open quarry, was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Antoni Gaudí. Casa Batlló which also has an incredible façade was built between 1904 and 1906. You can decide which one you’d like to go inside, and after enjoy the shopping that Passeig de Gracia has to offer.

Day Two

1. Visit Parc Güell and Gracia

Park Güell, another of Gaudi’s magnificent works, will provide you with a scenic walk and a beautiful panoramic view of the city, surrounded by modernist works.

After this, you can walk down the neighbourhood of Gracia very easily from the park and walk through this little town within the city. Gracia is famous for its best and most welcoming street festival “La Festa Major de Gracia”, which takes place there in summer.

2. Visit El Born and the Gothic Quarter

El Born is a neighbourhood dating back to medieval times, which today is packed with fashionable pavement cafés. This is a very popular area in Barcelona, both by day and at night, and extends as far as the old market of El Born and the Gothic church of Santa María del Mar.

The old original Gothic quarter is Barcelona’s greatest urban attraction. Most of it has survived intact from the Middle Ages. Spend at least 2 or 3 hours exploring its narrow streets and squares, which continue to form a vibrant, lively neighbourhood, and don’t forget to visit the Gothic Cathedral.

3. Magic fountain show

The Font Màgica, or Magic Fountain, is the main feature of a complex of fountains, cascades and pools, located on the street running from the Palau Nacional to Plaça d’Espanya in Montjuïc. So check the times of the Magic Fountain sound and light shows to enjoy a unique experience in the city!

Day Three

1. Visit Parc Montjuïc

Montjuic mountain is one of the most beautiful spots in Barcelona. There you will find a large amount of museums, gardens, viewpoints, and of course the Montjuic Castle at the top  of the mountain.

2. Palau de la Música

We encourage you to discover the Palau de la Música Catalana, the only concert hall in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was designed by the architect Domènech i Montaner, and the Palau is one of the most iconic examples of Catalonia’s architectural and musical heritage.

Day Four

1. Visit Picasso Museum and Parc de la Ciutadella

In the morning you can discover an important part of Picasso’s work by visiting his museum in the old town. Then you can walk through the Ciutadella park and see the beautiful Arc de Triomf.

2. Go to the beach

Located in the traditional fishing district, this is one of Barcelona’s oldest and best-loved beaches. There you can also try the fish and seafood dishes and “tapas”.

3. Go to Bunkers Del Carmel

High above the city of Barcelona, on top of the Turó de la Rovira hill in the district of El Carmel, sits the Bunkers del Carmel – a number of old underground military bunkers that offer the best view of the city and probably one of the best places to enjoy a sunset over Barcelona’s city

Day Five

1. Go to Montserrat

“Montserrat” literally means “saw mountain” in Catalan. It describes its peculiar aspect with multitude of rock formations which are visible from a great distance. The mountain is composed of strikingly pink conglomerate, a form of sedimentary rock. Montserrat is Spain’s first National Park. You can of hike up to see the monastery, or simply take the funicular and enjoy the magic of this place.

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