Barcelona in one day

If you are thinking of making a quick getaway to get to know the great Barcelona city of Barcelona then stay, this is your article. Do you want to get to know Barcelona in one day but don’t know how to start? Today we bring the definitive route.

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

In the first place, the route will begin with an essential of the city. If you say goodbye to Barcelona without having visited the Sagrada Familia basilica… It is important to keep Gaudí’s masterpiece in mind as soon as they open, at 9am, in order to avoid all the queues. It will take an hour and a half to complete the visit, including of course the panoramic view of the entire city from the towers.

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Then, on the way to Park Güell, there will be a short stop to contemplate from outside the modernist enclosure of Sant Pau, a masterpiece of Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, the largest modernist complex in the world.

12:00 m.-01:30 p.m.

Following the route, it is time to visit one of the greatest modernist jewels; the Park Güell (Gaudí). A place that offers spectacular views from the upper part of the city.

02:45 p.m.- 04:15 p.m.

If you are more into shopping and not so much about monuments, this will undoubtedly be your favorite part. We arrive at 5th Avenue from New York but from Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia. It is the commercial avenue par excellence of the city where historically the Catalan bourgeoisie lived, hence its famous modernist facades. Of course, along your walk, three essential stops by Gaudí himself are mandatory.

On the one hand, La Pedrera, also known as Casa Milà, one of the most emblematic buildings. It is known for its peculiar wavy shapes representative of nature. On the other hand, just four streets away is Casa Batlló, a landmark building for its colors inspired by marine life and for its balconies and pillars that look like bones and skulls.

Once Passeig de Gràcia had gone down, we stopped at Plaza Catalunya. One of the main centers of the city and amusingly known for its large number of pigeons. Some of the most popular streets also start from there, such as El Portal de l’Àngel, more commercial, or La Rambla, with more bars and atmosphere. If you have the opportunity, take a short walk along La Rambla and feel the authentic climate of the city passing through the Boqueria and the Gran Teatro del Liceu. This theater is one of the most famous and elegant theaters in the world, very prestigious for seeing operas.

04:45 p.m. – 06:15 p.m.

From the Portal de l’Àngel, you can go to the Gothic Quarter, where we pass through narrow streets originating in Roman times full of local shops, tapas bars, architectural jewels (Barcelona Cathedral), Gothic-style palaces, squares florals full of life (Plaza Real, Plaza del Pi and Plaza Sant Jaume),…

06:15 p.m. – 06:45 p.m.

El Born is another very fashionable neighborhood in the center of Barcelona. Its narrow medieval streets make for an atmosphere at all hours. Here, you could visit the Picasso Museum, the Palau de la Música or the Basilica of Santa María del Mar.

06:45 p.m. – 07:00 p.m.

Once in El Born, look for and cross a very stylish arch, the Arc de Triomphe.

07:00 p.m. – 07: 30 p.m.

To finish the route and finally be able to rest on the shore of the famous La Barceloneta parade, head towards it while crossing the Ciutadella Park.

Of course, this is only a beginning and the essential of the city of Barcelona… From GRUMS Barcelona we are willing to accompany you much more on your visit!