You’ll be utterly spoiled for choice for things to see and do in Barcelona, which is packed with historical buildings, parks, museums and beaches. Whether you’re coming for a weekend, or want to get to know the city better, these two- and four-day itineraries will help you make the most of your visit.
Spend the morning marvelling at Gaudí’s incredible Sagrada Família, but make sure you’ve booked tickets online in advance to avoid the long queues.
Make the day’s first stop the playful, whimsical Parc Güell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Head south to the city’s most iconic building, the Sagrada Família, then take in the Museu Picasso, set in a complex of five interconnected Gothic palaces. Book tickets online in advance to avoid queues at these attractions.
Take in the smart boutiques of the elegant Passeig de Gràcia, then visit one of Gaudí’s most remarkable buildings, La Pedrera. In summer, you can book in advance for jazz on its famous undulating rooftop.
Relax in one of the many gardens on Montjuïc, perhaps the charming Jardins Laribel or the leafy groves of Jardins de Miramar, before visiting the Fundació Joan Miró, one of the world’s largest Miró collections.
You’d need more than an afternoon to see every gallery at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, but the Romanesque and Gothic collections are a must. In the evening, enjoy the sound and light show at the Font Màgica.
Take a tour of the Palau de la Música Catalana, a breathtaking Modernista masterpiece with an eye-popping auditorium.
Check out the contemporary art at the Museu d’Art Contemporani (MACBA) and Centre de Cultura Contemporània (CCCB), then relax over a coffee on the nearby Rambla del Raval.