Discover Barcelona in 5 days

The city of Barcelona, located east of the Iberian Peninsula, it is one of the most populated in Spain and Europe. It has a great cultural richness whose influence has been evident worldwide, starting with its Gaudian architecture until the Olympic Games of 1992 held in the heart of the city.

  1. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
    Direction: C. from Majorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona
    Contact: 932 080 414
  2. Pedrera-Milá House
    Direction: Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona
    Schedule: Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and night visit from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Contact: 932 14 25 76
  3. Casa Batlló
    Direction: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona
    Schedule: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Contact: 932 16 03 06
  4. Palau de la Música Catalana
    Direction: C / Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona
    Contact: 932 95 72 00
  5. Arc de Triomphe in Barcelona
    Direction: Passeig de Lluís Companys, 08003 Barcelona
  6. Ciutadella Park
    Direction: Paseo de Picasso, 21, 08003 Barcelona

We started our route of the 5 days, where the first day will begin with the visit in the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia (1), church designed by Antonio Gaudí dedicated to the atonement of sins for centuries.

We will move south along one of the main roads of Barcelona, Diagonal Avenue, until turning down the Paseo de Gracia. We will make two tourist stops in two mythical houses built by Gaudí, one in the Pedrera House- Dear (2) and another in the Casa Batlló (3), separated by a few meters.

After that, we will leave the Paseo de Gracia and we will turn along the Carrer de Pau Claris, where in a few steps we will find the imposing building of the Palau de la Música Catalana (4). We will enter your facilities for a small visit, but if you have time during your trip, Don't miss an evening of concerts!

Then, We will go up the Carrer d´Ortigosa which is a few meters from the Arc de Triomphe in Barcelona (5), monument that marks the entrance to the emblematic exhibition of the 83. We will surround it and cross the Lluís Companys promenade, where next we will find the enclosure that forms the Ciutadella Park (6). There we will spend the rest of the time visiting, photographing and relaxing in their surroundings watching the water fall into the Monumental Waterfall, among other things.

  1. Barcelona's cathedral
    Direction: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona
    Schedule: From Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 a 19.45 h (last entry at 19.00 h).
    Contact: 933 42 82 62
  2. Barcelona History Museum MUHBA
    Direction: King's Square, s/n, 08002 Barcelona
    Contact: 932 56 21 00
  3. Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
    Direction: Plaza de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona
    Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 17 a 20.30 h. Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 19 a 20.30 h
    Contact: 933 102 390
  4. Picasso Museum
    Direction: Montcada Street, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona
    Contact: 932 56 30 00

At the start of the second day, We will meet again at the Palau de la Música Catalana and we will head along the Via Layetana to continue descending until the roundabout of the Plaza d´Antoni Maura. We will change direction towards Avenida de la Catedral, where a few steps away is locatedto Barcelona Cathedral (1), place of Christian worship for centuries.

In front of the Cathedral, the Barcelona History Museum MUHBA (2), which turns out to be a must-see to discover the history of Barcelona.

Once we finish, We will continue our route to the east along Carrer de l´Argentería and in a matter of minutes we will find the wonderful Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar (3), gothic style, where will be our penultimate visit of the day.

The last destination is only a few meters from our position, where we will only have to ascend a few steps along Montcada street. Then, we will only have the Picasso Museum (4), one exclusively reserved for the artist's artistic stages, where they are collected ... more than 4000 plays!

  1. Palace of the Generalitat
    Direction: Pl. of St. James, 08002 Barcelona
  2. La Rambla
  3. Güell Palace
    Direction: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona
    Schedule: Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..
    Contact: 934 72 57 75
  4. Columbus statue
    Direction: Plaza Portal de la Paz, s/n, 08001 Barcelona

The third day of the trip we will start from the Cathedral of Barcelona, where a few meters to the south the Palace of the Generalitat de Catalunya (1), current seat of the Catalan government that still maintains foundations of the medieval era.

After stopping a bit to observe the facade, we will continue our way through Ferrán street, where we will descend until we reach the famous avenue of La Rambla (2), the best known in Barcelona. It is always lively and with a lot of tourist movement, so we can have a pleasant walk through its areas.

We will continue the avenue along the Rambla de los Capuchinos until we reach our last tourist visit of the day, the Güell Palace (3), the former residence of Gaudí's patron, Eusebi Güell. After this tour, We can end the day by taking a short walk along the Rambla and, if you dare, get up to the impressive Coló statuen (4), that borders the sea.

  1. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
    Direction: C. from Majorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona
    Contact: 932 080 414
  2. Gaudí Square
    Direction: Carrer de Lepant, 278, 08013 Barcelona
  3. Gaudí Theater Barcelona
    Direction: Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 120, 08025 Barcelona
  4. Modernist site of Sant Pau and Hospital de la Santa Creu and Sant Pau
    Direction: Carrer de Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona
    Contact: 935 53 78 01

On the penultimate day we will visit the north of the city, where we will start the route from an already known place: the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

Before continuing north, we will stop at the Gaudí Square (1), that offers a beautiful garden set to take a walk and appreciate the views that the Basilica leaves us. Once we finish this picturesque moment, we will ascend to the north by the Avinguda de Gaudí, in honor of the architect.

Half our way, we will deviate for a moment a few meters to the west of the map where we will meet the Gaudí Theater Barcelona (2). We can take a short tour of its facilities and take note of the sessions in case we want to enjoy our last nights with an interesting work..

Once finished, we will return to Avinguda de Gaudí, where it will lead us straight to our last destination, where we will take advantage of the rest of the day to visit it quietly: the Modernist Enclosure of Sant Pau and the old facilities of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (3). If you want to know what the medical developments of the time were like, You just have to see them!

  1. Diagonal avenue
  2. Casa Vicens Gaudí
    Direction: Carolines Street, 20, 08012 Barcelona
    Schedule: From Mondays to Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last entry at 6.40pm).
    Contact: 932 71 10 64
  3. Park Güell
    Direction: Park Güell, 08024 Barcelona

Our fifth and last day of the route will be destined to make small visits in the northwest area to culminating works of the architect Antonio Gaudí. So that the route is totally dedicated to him, We will start it in one of the houses that we visited on the first day, The stone- Milá House.

We will be ascending from our position and we will cross part of the famous Diagonal avenue (1). We will continue along the Via Augusta until we find another fork that we will take, the Avinguda de la Riera de Cassoles. In a little side street, Carolines Street, we will meet the Casa Vicens (2), Gaudí's first major project after finishing his studies. His great talent at such a young age deserves a good excursion inside.

When we finish, We will return to Avinguda de la Riera de Cassoles to continue the upward journey. At its mouth with the Plaza de Lesseps, We will continue forward along Carrer de Travessera de Dalt and we will not deviate until we reach the Menéndez and Pelayo Gardens, where we will turn to the left and in a few minutes we will reach the Park Güell (3), another of Gaudí's wonders. We will spend the rest of the day doing excursions around the natural landscape and observing the wonderful sculptures that surround it.. And if you want more of Gaudí, Wait to see your house, now converted into a museum in the middle of the park!