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One Day in Barcelona

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There is so much to explore and experience in Barcelona! But, if you only had one day to visit, there are some must-see items to include on your itinerary.

La Sagrada Familia

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Book your entry time online for first thing in the morning and beat the crowds at La Sagrada Familia. This unfinished Roman Catholic cathedral is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and a Barcelona favourite that shouldn’t be skipped!

Take An Afternoon Stroll

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Walk from La Sagrada Familia to the following stops (1.5 hours walking time).

  • Arc de Triomf
    • Built for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair
  • Placa de Catalunya
    • A city square in the heart of Barcelona
  • Casa Batllo
    • Located in the centre of the city, it is an architectural beauty – book your tickets online if you want to go inside!
  • Stroll down the famous La Rambla and get a tasty treat at La Boqueria market
    • We recommend fresh juice and a scrumptious pastry
  • Walk down the Gothic Quarter
    • Take in the history of the medieval streets and striking architecture, window shop, and check out the street food and flower vendors


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Dine like a local at Teta de Monja. Grab a drink and a seat outside and enjoy the excellent food and vibes of Barcelona.


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Barcelona has one of the most exciting nightlife scenes in the world. You might want to have a nap beforehand though, as clubs in Barcelona don’t get busy until after midnight and you’ll be dancing (literally) until the sun comes up at 6 AM if you want. Head to the Raval neighbourhood for exciting clubbing in trendy bars. Or, stop by La Tiza for a more relaxed vibe and to catch a football game in the background.

For more on Barcelona – and so much more – check out our Spain Travel Guide!

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