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Barcelona in 3 days: must-see places

By | 22 May, 2023 | 0 comments

Got a day to spare in Barcelona? Already planning your visit? Wondering what to see and do? Plenty of questions, but luckily, we’ve got the answers. When you start thinking about what to see on your next city break, the doubts can creep in about whether you’ll be able to tick off everything you want to see in time. But have no fear, because we’ve got the best itinerary for spending 3 days in Barcelona. Discover it all below!

Barcelona 3 días

Day 1: Enjoy a modernist trip through Barcelona!

No trip to Barcelona could ever be complete without exploring some of Gaudí’s modernism. This route will take you through all the busiest, most central neighbourhoods with easy access to all the top sights. The architecture you’ll see along the way is what makes the city so special and you won’t want to miss any of these symbolic buildings and landmarks. Here’s a route you can follow on your next trip to discover modernist Barcelona. Let’s get started!

  1. Sagrada Familia: Start your modernist trail by visiting the most symbolic site in the whole of Barcelona. We recommend you spend some time admiring this masterpiece from both inside and out – it really is a unique spot!
  2. Park Güell: Continue your visit through the urban forest modelled by Antoni Gaudí himself. Take a relaxing stroll through the gardens and admire every detail sculpted by the modernist maestro.
  3. Casa Vicens: Considered Gaudí’s first great work and officially declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, Casa Vicens is indescribable!
  4. La Casa Milá, Gaudí’s La Pedrera: Among the top 10 most‑visited landmarks in all of Barcelona, we encourage visitors to take the time to discover this unique building formed by a continuous undulating facade.
  5. Casa Batlló: One of the best-known works of Catalan modernism, Gaudí wanted to evoke the sensations of nature and the sea coming together in the architecture of this spectacular building.
  6. Buildings on Paseo de Gracia: Complete your modernist trail by spotting some of the truly beautiful structures you’ll find on this impressive street that’s steeped in history. Among them stands out the modernist building known as Lleó i Morera.

Day 2: Gothic Route in Barcelona

We continue with your second day on your 3-day trip to Barcelona. What else can we visit? You have already discovered a great part of the history and art of this city with its most representative modernist elements. Now it’s time to explore the Gothic Route of Barcelona. Discover it!

  1. Plaza de Cataluña: It is the neuralgic center from which the main avenues and streets of the city originate. A location that concentrates the spirit of Barcelona and will be the starting point for this second day of your trip.
  2. Barcelona Cathedral: A Gothic gem in the form of a temple that holds surprising secrets within. Enjoy its cultural and historical value!
  3. Las Ramblas: Restaurants, terraces, kiosks, shops, traditional stores, street artists, and a long list of charms bring life to Barcelona’s main artery. Don’t miss it!
  4. Boquería Market: Step into the world’s greatest array of colors. One of the largest markets in Europe, where you can find any ingredient in the world.
  5. Liceu Opera House: The most prestigious theater in the city. For a century, the Gran Teatre del Liceu was the theater with the largest seating capacity in all of Europe. Discover it on your 3-day trip to Barcelona!
  6. Gothic Quarter: A journey through time to uncover the secrets of Barcelona. In this neighborhood of Barcelona, you can transport yourself to past eras and discover another one of the many faces that the Catalan capital offers.
  7. Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar: You will embark on a journey through the history of the Bastaixos, strong and brave men who, with their physical effort and long hours of work, transported each stone of the Santa Maria del Mar Church, turning it into a unique piece of Barcelona’s history.

Day 3: Museums on your 3-day trip to Barcelona

You now know most of the essential places to visit in Barcelona during your 3-day trip. To complete your journey, we recommend visiting the best museums in the city. The Picasso Museum, the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Joan Miró Foundation, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), and the Barcelona Science Museum (CosmoCaixa) are some of the museums you can visit to enhance your perfect trip. Enjoy Barcelona!

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Barcelona, May 13th 2020

Our highest priority is the health of our customers and employees for this in HCC Hotels is still working hard to provide new and enhanced sanitization and cleaning protocols for a safe stay in our HOTELS.

  • Provision of disinfectant gel in public areas of the hotel.
  • Training adapted for our staff depending on the work department.
  • Equipment for staff with the necessary protection systems.
  • Intensification of cleaning and disinfection in rooms and in public areas.
  • Reduction in capacity and respect for the minimum safety distances established throughout the hotel.
  • Adaptation and constant updating of protocols with new security measures against COVID19 at all times.

As always, we will continue offering personalized service, as we have known over more than 25 years of experience.

We hope to see you soon! We are one step closer to achieving it!

Barcelona, March 24th 2020

It is time to take care of each other!

Following the instructions of the Central Government, we communicate that all HCC Hotels will remain closed until the state of alarm ends. The safety of our employees and customers is and has always been our highest priority.

However, we continue to work from home, so we are available by phone (+34) 934817350 or e-mail hcc@hcchotels.es for any questions you have about your reservations.

At HCC Hotels, we want to send everyone all our support: we will overcome this situation together!

Thank you very much to all.