Hola chicos! Have you ever thought about a trip to Spain? If yes, you should definitely consider traveling to Barcelona. It’s one of Europe’s popular cities and offers everything you need for a perfect city trip. From awesome food to a nice beach to great architecture and museums, you can enjoy the city with all its Spanish flair.

All in all, I spent 3 days in Barcelona and had a great time wandering around the small narrow streets, sitting in cool cafés, and visiting the big sights. And because it’s so much fun, 3 days in Barcelona fly by so fast that it’s even more important to plan your trip wisely. That’s why I created this travel guide to make it easier for you to plan your vacation and to give you some inspiration on what to do in Barcelona in 3 days.

So let me save you the hassle and explore Barcelona with both, its top sights and some time to relax. But before we dive deeper into the things you can see and do, find here a little summary about Barcelona to get an impression of the city first.


Park Güell, 3 day sin Barcelona


About Barcelona

As I mentioned, Barcelona is very popular and can get really crowded during peak season (June through September). So depending on your stay, be prepared that the streets will be full, lines will be longer and accommodations will be more expensive. With that in mind, you should book your tickets in advance to save hours of waiting and to enjoy your 3 days in Barcelona even more. My advice: get up early and visit some of the big sights in the morning before anybody else does. That way, you have the chance to see the big attractions almost for yourself.

In addition, Barcelona is a big city with more than 1.8 million inhabitants. Thus, you find from calm neighborhoods to hip districts a good variety of quarters where you can get lost. But the city also has a good public transport system. Although I always recommend walking, you can save time by taking the metro or bus. Further down, I summed up what the best Barcelona passes for every interest are, so you can save money while visiting the city.




Food in Barcelona

Last but not least, the best thing about Barcelona: food! I was really impressed and surprised by how many cute little cafés the city has. At every corner and in every side street you find a wonderful spot to sit down and hang out there for a while no matter how offside it is from the big sights. So, drinking a refreshing lemonade while watching the people was one of the best things I did in my 3 days in Barcelona. And it was so good to have little breaks in between walking from one sight to another.

Another good thing about Barcelona is you can eat breakfast very late. I saw several times that it’s available until 3 or 4 pm. So no worries here. You can have your pancakes even in the afternoon.


Caravelle, Café, 3 days in Barcelona


Best Travel Time

Now that you know a bit more about Barcelona, let’s talk about the best travel time. The weather in Barcelona is fairly comfortable year-round. While you have an average temperature of 10°C (50°F) in January, you can expect up to 35°C (95°F) in August. So it’s obvious that the summer months are highly popular and very crowded. Thus, you should avoid them especially from June to September. Also, major holidays are not good for a 3-day Barcelona trip. To enjoy your stay with shorter lines, consider traveling to Barcelona in the first half of March or mid-September through October since those months are the best months for sightseeing. The weather won’t be too hot and you will be spared by tourist crowds as far as possible.

Also, it will help if you don’t visit Barcelona at the weekend. The best days for a 3-day Barcelona trip will be from Tuesday to Thursday. That can tremendously help to see the sights without the big tourist masses. And if you plan to visit the most popular sights such as Park Güell or Sagrada Familia in the early morning, you will get the best out of it.


3 days in Barcelona, Best travel time


How To Get To Barcelona

If you live in Europe, you easily get to Barcelona within 3 hours. Since the countries in Europe are quite small and you get from A to B quickly, there are many options. The fastest way, of course, is flying. But to protect the environment, you also have the option to travel by car, long-distance buses or you can take the train. Even traveling by boat to Barcelona is possible.

However, the cheapest method is with a long-distance bus company like Flixbus. You only pay around 70€ ($78) per way and is especially for those who plan to do a Europe round-trip. The disadvantage is that it can take longer to get there. If you take the train, you have the option to have a ride from French cities such as Paris, Lyon, Marseille or Toulouse directly to Barcelona. Due to the direct ride, it’s very comfortable and you can enjoy the landscape of France and Spain. To see the Mediterranean harbors, the boat is probably the best choice for you.

If you live too far away or not even in Europe, flying is the only option. But if you’re lucky, you can get a good deal! I wrote some tips about how to get the cheapest flights in my trip planning guide. Have a look if you need advice. Now let’s finally get to my perfect itinerary for 3 days in Barcelona.


Streets in Barcelona


3 Days in Barcelona Day 1


In my 3 days in Barcelona, I stayed in the district of Gràcia. So I had the chance to get to know how beautiful this quarter is. While it used to be an independent town until the 19th century, it is now a part of the city. Due to its history, the quarter has its own charm with more than 120.000 people and lots of cool bars and cafés. So, it’s not surprising that Gràcia is one of the hippest, most cosmopolitan areas in Barcelona although it has no major attractions in this neighborhood. But that makes it less touristic and more authentic.

For example, you can wander through the intimate, small streets and watch the Mediterranean architecture that gives the district its wonderful character. Also, Gràcia’s old, one-way streets are organized around a series of plazas, including Plaça de Vila de Gràcia, Plaça del Sol and Plaça de la Virreina where you can perfectly sit and relax from a long day.

In addition, Gràcia is great for both, eating out and going shopping. Since there are no big fast-food chains, you can enjoy Spanish cuisine at its best. From classic Spanish tapas to Catalan specialties, you find everything you desire. And just between those cafés and restaurants, you can find little boutiques that offer nice clothes and accessories. Nightlife in Gràcia, however, is dominated by Spanish small bars and restaurants that invite for late-night drinks and long conversations.


Gracia Streets


Casa Milà

Casa Milà (built between 1906-1912) is a building on the shopping mile leading to the district Gràcia. It was designed by the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudì (1852–1926), who is famous for most of the popular architecture in Barcelona such as Park Güell or the Sagrada Família. Today, the iconic building is also known as La Pedrera (the stone quarry) because it resembles an open quarry and features forms drawn from nature. This was Gaudì’s last work of architecture and represented a break with the conventions of his day.

He was commissioned by Pere Milà and his wife Roser Segimon to build their new home. So the name Casa Milà comes from the couple who moved in and occupied the main floor while renting out the other apartments.

In 1984, UNESCO declared the building to be a World Heritage Site where you can buy tickets for exhibitions and other cultural activities for Casa Milà now.


Ticket prices:
22€ for adults
11€ for children from 7-12
16.50€ for students, 65+ and people with disabilities
free admission for kids from 0-6

Opening hours:
November – February: 9 am – 6:30 pm
March – October: 9 am – 8:30 pm

L3 or L5 → “Diagonal”


Casa Mila


Casa Batlló

In the heart of Barcelona and not far away from Casa Milà, you will find the Casa Batlló which was purchased by Mr Josep Batlló y Casanovas in 1093. Only one year later, Antoni Gaudí redesigned the house together with his three assistants Domènec Sugrañes i Gras, Josep Canaleta and Joan Rubió.

While the building has irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stonework, the facade is decorated with colorful mosaics. Although it looks like it’s been made from bones and skulls, the facade consists of broken ceramic tiles. This is also the highlight of the house which gives it its unique touch and carries Gaudì’s style in many ways. You can already see from far away that this building has something special on its own. So don’t miss it in your 3 days in Barcelona. It’s absolutely worth it!

The best time to visit Casa Batlló is between 9 am and 11 am. Then the lines won’t be that long for visiting the inside of the house (buy tickets here). Once inside, you can explore more details and enjoy the beautiful rooftop terrace.


Ticket prices:
25€ for adults
22€ for children from 7-18, students and 65+
free admission for kids from 0-10

Opening hours:
November – February: 9 am – 6 pm
March and October: 9 am – 7 pm
April – September: 9 am – 8 pm

L2 or L5 → “Sagrada Família”


Casa Bathllo


Park Güell

Next to the Sagrada Família, Park Güell is the most famous work of Antonio Gaudí. It’s located on a wildly romantic mountain property and offers a perfect view of the Catalan metropolis. When the wealthy industrialist Eusebi Güell acquired the generous mountain property above the city in 1885, he already envisioned a kind of a garden city. His acquaintance with Gaudí, therefore, seemed to be a stroke of luck for both of them: Gaudí’s idea of creating an equal coexistence of living and nature was almost revolutionary at the time.


Park Güell, Barcelona


The park is located on the edge of Garcia and can be explored on foot. If you still want to travel by public transportations, you can take bus 116 and get off at the bus stop Olot – Marianao. Or you take the metro Line 3. Some parts of the park are freely accessible, but to see the famous mosaic buildings, you have to pay an entrance fee. But here’s an insider tip for all savers: From 6 am to 8 am, the entire park is open to the public for free. Waiting times are therefore not to be feared at this time. So if you realize that you run out of time in your 3 days in Barcelona, wake up early the next days and your problem will be gone.


Ticket prices:
10€ for adults
7€ for children from 7-12 and 65+
free admission for kids from 0-6 and people with disabilities

Opening hours:
In winter from 8:30 am  – 6:15 pm (last access: 5:30 pm)
In summer from 8 am – 9:30 pm (last access: 8:30 pm)

L3 → “Lesseps”


Park, Barcelona


Sagrada Família

The Sagrada Família is another piece of art designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. It is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1882, the construction of the church began. At first, it started under the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar. But when he resigned, Gaudí took over. He transformed the project with his unmistakably architectural style and combined Gothic with Art Nouveau forms.

It was the last project he dedicated himself to until his death. When Gaudí was hit by a tram at just 73, only less than a quarter of the project was completed. Now, the architect is buried in the crypt. After years of construction since his death, it is anticipated that the Sagrada Família can be completed by 2026.

If you want to visit the church from the inside, you should keep in mind that there is a dress code. So don’t wear transparent clothes and keep your shoulders, back, and stomach covered. In addition, your pants and skirts should cover the thighs. Buy online tickets here.


Ticket prices:
17€ for adults
15€ for people from 11-30 and students
14€ for seniors 65+
free admission for kids from 0-10 and people with disabilities

Opening hours:
November – February: 9 am – 6 pm
March and October: 9 am – 7 pm
April – September: 9 am – 8 pm

L2 or L5 → “Sagrada Família”


Sagrada Familia, 3 days in Barcelona


3 Days in Barcelona Day 2

Gothic Quarter & El Born

The Gothic Quarter, also known as Barri Gòtic, is a neighborhood in Barcelona and part of the old town. If you walk through the little narrow streets where the alleys smell like old walls you will know why this district shouldn’t be missed out. One of the big sights is the Catedral de Barcelona that enriches the Barri Gòtic. Moreover, you can find narrow streets where cars don’t fit in. So it’s a great area to explore this neighborhood on foot.

But what makes the quarter so interesting? It definitely gets its charm by all the old gothic buildings. Since Barcelona couldn’t afford a rebuilding after the Middle Ages, the houses weren’t replaced. That’s why Barri Gòtic gives you the feeling to be frozen in time. Also, it displays a wonderful contrast to modern places such as Las Ramblas or the Plaça de Catalunya.

Right next to the Gothic Quarter you will find the urban and pretty similar neighborhood El Born. It seems like this quarter doesn’t really exist because nobody really knows where it starts and where it ends. But this makes it so interesting and hip. The best way to do in El Born is getting lost in the winding streets and discovering small authentic shops where everything is hand-crafted. While you will find the Picasso museum here, the quarter also offers lots of restaurants and bars. So it’s definitely worth spending an evening in El Born at least once in your 3 days in Barcelona.


El Born


Plaça de Catalunya

It’s located in the heart of Barcelona and a favorite meeting point for both locals and visitors: Plaça de Catalunya is the lively square where several neighborhoods of the city meet. In 1927, the plaza was opened by King Alfonso XIII and covers an area of 5 hectares. While you find there six sculptural groups that represent the four Catalan capital cities, wisdom and labor, the highlight and a popular motif for photos is the big fountain at one of the corners of the square.

Although the Plaça de Catalunya is not very spectacular, you definitely can’t miss it. I just recommend sitting there and watching people feeding the pigeons or men who create big soap bubbles. That can be a good break after all the sightseeing.


Placa de Catalunya


La Boqueria

If you get hungry, La Boqueria is always a good idea. It’s the biggest food market in Barcelona with 40.000 visitors a day and has from seafood to tapas to fruits everything you have ever wanted. It’s not just home to a huge range of food, handcrafts and farmer’s shops, but was also voted to be the best food market in the world by CNN. And I can just agree with that. It can get really crowded sometimes especially during prime time from 1 pm to 3 pm and in the evening. If you want to save money and have a great time while you visit La Boqueria, here are some hacks:

  • The deeper you go into the market, the cheaper it gets
  • After 8 pm you will find great deals
  • At 10 am it really gets going
  • Enjoy your food on the square at the non-Rambla entrance
  • Make sure to bring cash


Opening hours:
8 am – 8:30 pm

L3 → “Liceu”


La Boqueria Market


Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas (also called La Rambla) is the main street in central Barcelona. It starts in the city center at the Plaça de Catalunya and ends not far from the beach at the harbor. The promenade is about 1.2 km long and is characterized by some magnificent and historic buildings. Also, it is the most vibrant and lively promenade in Barcelona with many street vendors. This can be annoying sometimes, but still, it’s beautiful to walk there through little outdoor cafés and between the endless seeming row of trees. So, it’s definitely worth having a walk there to experience the Spanish hustle and bustle.


Metro options:
North/City Center: L1 or L3 → “Catalunya”
Midway of Las Ramblas: L3 → “Liceu”
South/Harbor area: L3 → “Drassanes”


Las Ramblas


Las Ramblas, 3 days in Barcelona


La Barceloneta Beach

If you still have time at the end of the day, I recommend visiting La Barceloneta Beach. It’s a little beach where you can catch the last sunrays of the day. The beach is not really big but can get very crowded especially in the summer months. So going there in the evening is a good option. There are not just lots of restaurants close-by, it won’t also be so hot anymore. And what’s better than ending the day with a glass of wine sitting in the evening sun and enjoying the view over the ocean anyway?


L4 → “Barceloneta”


La Barceloneta


3 Days in Barcelona Day 3

Camp Nou Stadium

FC Barcelona counts to one of the best teams in the world. That brings huge pride to the city since Messi and other great footballer play for this team. So of course, Barcelona has the biggest stadium in Europe and the largest club stadium in the world. Since 2000, the official name is Camp Nou which has space for 99.354 spectators. If you don’t want to or can’t go to a match, you have the chance to visit the museum. It’s one of the most-visited museums in the city and shows the history and glory of the team.

Also, guided tours are available. If you buy tickets, I always suggest buying them online and in advance. Thus, you get a tour suitable for your preferred dates, you save 3.50€ and you avoid long queues at the entrance.


Ticket prices:
From 26€ to 62€ (depending on what’s included)

L3 → “Collblanc” or “Badal” (Near accesses 2 to 17)
L5 “Les Corts” or “Maria Cristina” (Near accesses 17 to 21 / 1 to 11)


Camp Nou



Like I mentioned in the beginning, Barcelona is characterized by its diversity. So it has a beach, but also the mountains. The best and most popular way to enjoy the view over Barcelona is to climb the Tibidabo. You can take the bus from the city center. That takes about 30-45 minutes depending on where you hop on. From the end station, it’s just a 15 minutes walk through a little park and then you can just take the little tram (“Funicular Railway”) that goes the last way up to the top of Tibidabo. Once you arrived, you will be surprised how high you are and how beautiful the view is.

But it’s not only that what you can expect. There is also a small amusement park with a Ferris wheel and classical roller coasters. Moreover, the summit is occupied by the Sagrat Cor church which is topped by a sculpture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. So visiting the 512 m (1.680 ft) high Tibidabo can be a pretty nice experience with many facets.


Tickets for the little tram:
7.70€ two ways

Opening hours:
Weekdays: 11 am – 6 pm
Weekends: 11 am – 9 pm

Bus lines from the city center:
V13, V15, V19


3 days in Barcelona, Tram to Tibidabo


View from the mountain, 3 days in Barcelona




Montjuïc Magic Fountain

The magic fountain of Montjuïc brings back the childhood dream. It’s a spectacular display of water acrobatics, lights, and music that fascinated adults and children likewise. The first performance took place in 1929 during a Great Universal Exhibition. Engineer Carles Buigas submitted the plans for the magic fountain one year before the exhibition which was very ambitious at that time. But he completed the fountain on time with 3000 workers and one year of hard work. It’s also one of the last remaining attractions made for the 1929 International Exposition.

Nowadays the magic fountain attracts tourists and locals from all over the world. It’s completely free and can get super crowded even an hour before the show starts. So, you can imagine how packed it can get. It’s comparable to a concert where people pilgrim to one certain place. Just be prepared! Also, an important thing to mention: the show usually takes place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between 8 and 10 pm (you can find here the exact dates) and takes about 15-20 minutes. But to see the show by night, you should really go when it gets dark. I made the mistake that I went to the first show at 9 pm in June when it wasn’t really dark yet, so I couldn’t see the light effects which were kind of boring after a while. So, don’t make the same mistake.


L1 or L3 → “Plaça España”


3 days in Barcelona, Magic Fountain


How to save money

There are several options to save money while touring around. Let’s first start with public transportation and then let’s go to the Barcelona Passes that also give you free entrance to many major tourist attractions.


Hola Barcelona Travel Card

With the Hola Barcelona Card, you get around by metro, bus, and tram for free. You can choose between 2, 3, 4 or 5 days and each allows you as many journeys as you like. It even includes the metro journey from El Prat airport to the city center. For comparison, a 3-day-ticket costs 22.20€. A one-way journey would cost 2.20€. So if you make more than 10 one-way journeys, the Hola Barcelona Card pays for itself. By the way, children under 4 travel completely free.



T-10 Travel Card

If you won’t use the metro, bus, or tram so often, you can purchase the T-10 Travel Card. It’s valid for multiple people and costs 10.20€ for Zone 1 (city center). So, if you travel on your own, you can get ten one-way journeys. If you travel with someone else, each of you can make five journeys. It’s cheaper than the Hola Barcelona Card, because one journey costs only 1€ and not 2,20€, and is definitely for those who want to walk most of the time. The only disadvantage: it doesn’t cover the journey from the airport to the city center. So, you can only purchase it in metro stations in the city center.


3 days in Barcelona, Placa de Catalunya


The Barcelona Passes

There are 3 passes you can purchase in Barcelona. The first one is the Barcelona Card. This card costs 46€ for 3 days and allows you to travel free by bus, metro and airport-trains and gives you free or discounted access to more than 70 attractions in your 3 days in Barcelona. But unfortunately, that does not include the major attractions such as Sagrada Família or Park Güell.

For this, you better buy the Barcelona City Pass. It includes skip-the-line entrance for Sagrada Família and Park Güell, a transfer from the airport, hop-on and hop-off buses and 20% discount on other main attractions like Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. The basic package costs 76.50€ for adults and 37.50€ for children (ages: 4-10).

Last but not least, there is the ultimate Barcelona Pass. It’s only available in 2 or 3-day durations and gives you free entry to over 20 top attractions and tours. This includes the hop-on and hop-off buses, the FC Barcelona Museum and the Camp Nou Tour, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, and much more. Ticket prices start at 100€ for adults.


My recommendation for 3 days in Barcelona

So what is the best option for a 3-day itinerary in Barcelona? To be honest, I wouldn’t suggest any of the Barcelona Passes. They all have their disadvantages and don’t include the things I wanted to see which didn’t make me buy it. I’ve decided on the Hola Barcelona Card instead. This has two reasons: I wanted a ticket that includes public transportation. In addition, I didn’t want to buy tickets for every attraction.

So, the passes wouldn’t be worth it for me anyway. Thus, I recommend buying a Barcelona Card for 22.20€ (3 days + airport) plus online tickets for Sagrada Família and the Casa Batlló. This makes a total of 64.20€ including free public transport and the best attractions. As I mentioned you can visit Park Güell for free in the early morning.


3 days in Barcelona, Tibidabo


Where To Eat in Barcelona

Breakfast & Brunch

When I travel to a new city, I love exploring cafés and restaurants. And I must say, Barcelona has many of them and not just that. They are all so cute and beautiful. I know I repeat myself here. But I can’t help myself. I just loved the cafés in Barcelona. So the good thing is that I have lots of recommendations for you. From hip brunch spots to beautiful restaurants to great bars, find here my selection (and believe me it was a hard decision which ones to mention here because they were all so great!).

It’s an urban café not far from Casa Batlló that serves good pancakes, French toast, crumbled eggs, and avocado toast. I just loved the central location and the delicious juice there (see picture below).


Somewhere Urban Food, 3 days in Barcelona


Somewhere Cafe, Barcelona


Citizen Café:
This café is near the Plaça de Catalunya and serves Mediterranean dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. My recommendation: order an Açai Bowl, the lovely decorated pancakes and freshly squeezed juice. That’s just beyond delicious!

At Caravelle (close to the Gothic Quarter) I had the most memorable experience. Because I had to wait so long for my French Croissant which was by the way super delicious, they gave me a 20% discount on my breakfast. It didn’t really bother me because while sitting at the open window and waiting for my meal,  I could watch people walking by. And that was just a nice break. So I can highly recommend this place.

Café Cosmo:
Café Cosmo was one of my favorite breakfast spots– not really because of the food, but because of the location. It was a little apart from the busy streets, so you could enjoy your breakfast even outside. I ordered the soy yogurt with granola and fruits and a carrot-ginger juice (see picture below).


Café Cosmo, 3 days in Barcelona


Café Cosmo, 3 days in Barcelona


Lunch & Dinner

Flex & Kale:
I came to this restaurant due to a recommendation of a friend. It’s the first healthy flexitarian restaurant in Barcelona. So 80% of the dishes are plant-based, but also very delicious. I had the raw avocado bread for lunch. It’s a little pricey but absolutely worth going there!

La Carioca or Surf House:
If you’re looking for a cool place near the beach, I can recommend two places: La Carioca and the Surf House. While La Carioca has a big outdoor terrace with hanging chairs which makes eating there just more comfortable, the Surf House is directly located at the beach walk. Both serve great food. So it depends on what you prefer more: Comfort or ocean view.

Whether you visit the Casa Milà or the Casa Batlló, the Oassis Restaurant is always a great idea for lunch. You can find the urban spot on the big shopping avenue, the Passeig de Gràcia. They use fresh and healthy ingredients combined with creative and fun recipes. So it’s definitely worth to try it out.


Oasis, Restaurant


Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha:
Up for some pizza? If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant in an urban atmosphere, Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha is the place to go. On weekdays, they open at 7 pm and have very delicious pizzas. You can also order a vegan pizza and even a big one to share it with your friends or family. I think it’s a little jewel not far from Las Ramblas.

El Jardí:
This cozy place is just a few steps away from La Boqueria and is located in a beautiful, secluded area: in the gardens of an old hospital. I would say it’s a little insider tip because the entrance to the garden is easy to miss, but the location is just amazing. At El Jardí you can really spend hours or rest from a long day. They are open from 10 am – 12 pm every day, so you won’t be disappointed.

La Cuina de Laietana:
This restaurant is a bit chicer and thus a little pricey. But it’s a good restaurant to end your 3 days in Barcelona. It’s located near the Plaça de Catalunya and serves excellent Paella (see pictures below). Also, you can sit on the second floor and enjoy your dinner while watching the people from above.


La Cuina de Laietana, 3 days in Barcelona


La Cuina de Barcelona, Paella



This is a typical Spanish little bar with an authentic touch. It’s located in Gràcia and has good cocktails. So if you’re staying in that area, you should spend the night there to enjoy some drinks with your friends.

Rubí Bar:
If you’re looking for a cozy and trendy bar, you should probably check out the Rubí Bar. It’s located in one of the little side streets of El Born and has a giant range of gin as well as good self-made cocktails. I suggest tasting the Rubí Gin with grapefruit.


Rubi Bar, Barcelona


The Paradiso is a great, atmospheric bar in El Born. You can’t just have some drinks there, but also get good food if you are hungry after a while. I really loved the location and the cocktails are one of the best in town!

Would you like some savannah flair? You can have it! Savannah is a bar in El Born that has great tapas and cocktails. I really liked the tropical touch that made me feel like I was far away from home, like I was on vacation. And that’s how it’s supposed to be, right?!


Savannah Bar, 3 days in Barcelona



Churrería Laietana:
If you’re looking for one of the best churros in Barcelona, make sure you visit the Churrería Laietana. It’s not far from the restaurant La Cuina de Laietana and would be a perfect stop to have some dessert after your paella. My Recommendation: buy it with a cup of chocolate you won’t regret it!

This cute place is so unremarkable that I was lucky spotting it right at the Plaça de Catalunya. OMG, they have such delicious ice cream! You should definitely try a flavor like strawberry which tasted really fruity. And in the back, you can find a little café where you can also buy a portion of churros.


Churros, 3 days in Barcelona


Where To Stay in Barcelona

There are so many good places to stay in Barcelona. Still, I wanted it cheap and close to locals due to the lack of time. So, I decided to stay with Marta, a super friendly host from Airbnb. And it was the best decision I could make. From the beginning, she gave me food recommendations and told me what to see and do in the city. I felt very welcome and comfortable in a shared apartment. If you prefer to stay in a hotel, I suggest staying in the area of Gràcia or El Born. Both are beautiful quarters and are perfect as a starting point for the major attractions.

Here I’ve listed some nice hotels in Gràcia:


Harbor, 3 days in Barcelona


And here you find a list of beautiful accommodations in El Born:

Of course, you can stay somewhere else, but these are my suggestions because I liked both areas, Gràcia, and El Born a lot. They are located in the center and have great bars and restaurants nearby. So you don’t have to walk far to find a good place for dinner. If you still can’t find anything, you have the chance to use the search boxes below. It will directly lead you to according to your preferred dates.


Total Price Of The Trip

I flew directly from Munich to Barcelona and back with the Spanish airline Vueling which took me round about 2 hours. For these flights, I paid 200€. For my Airbnb accommodation, I paid 90€. And as I mentioned above, for my tours and public transportation I paid 64€. For the Tibidabo tram, I spent almost 8€.

So, there are only my café, restaurant and bar visits left. Here I paid about 150€ for the 3 days. That’s a total of 512€ ($581) for one person. That sounds expensive, but if you really want to enjoy and see something of the city, you have to spend some money. Barcelona is not really cheap, but still absolutely worth a visit.


Flowers, 3 days in Barcelona

Download My Checklist


You’ve made it! Now you should know the most important things about visiting Barcelona. I know that was a lot of information. So I want to help you and make your trip more convenient. Thus, I created a checklist with all the information summed up on one paper. You can download my checklist here. It provides you with everything you need to see and do, where to eat and what the best travel time is. You can even make notes for yourself. Go and get it and have an amazing time in Barcelona!

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