10 Places to Visit in Barcelona in 3 Days

10 Must See Places in Barcelona

With almost a year to plan and do research, my solo trip to Barcelona was one of the most off the beaten path trips ever. I love looking at architecture when traveling; in Barcelona, Antoni Gaudi and architecture go hand in hand. From the visiting the Gothic Quarter to strolling down Passeig de Gràcia, the views around the city are breathtaking. If you’re in the planning stages of your trip, here are ten must-see places and what to see in Barcelona in 3 days.

Getting around Barcelona

A lot of the exploring during my 3 days in Barcelona was done via train. After purchasing a two-day Hola BCN travel card, I took the metro and walked to each site. Downloading an offline version of Google maps is a great way to get around the city if you don’t have Internet access on your phone. If needed, there was also free public WiFi available in the city center and other popular areas.

Palau de la Música

How to Get to Palau de la Música

Location:
Carrer del Palau de la Musica, 4-6 
Telephone: +34 932 95 7200
Nearest Metro: Urquinaona (Yellow Line, L4)
Bus: Via Laietana / Comtal: 45, V15, V17 or Plaça Urquinaona: 39, 42, 55, H16

Cost

  • Individual Rate: €20
  • Advance Purchase: €16
  • Senior Rate: €16 (box office only)
  • Catalonia Resident Rate: €10
  • Free: Children under 10 years inclusive, accompanied by a family
  • Students: €11

Hours of Operation

Tours run dail every 30 minutes from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Easter and July: from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
August: from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Top Tips for visiting The Palau de la Música

Get there on time. Once the tour starts, you are not able to catch up. The Palau de la Música is still a current concert hall. On occasion, tourists are able to see a concert from the local choir.

Palau De la Musica

Catedral de Barcelona

Location:
Pla Seu, 3
+34 933 428 262

Catedral de Barcelona

Casa Lleo i Morera

Location:
Passeig de Gràcia, 35

Font màgica de Montjuïc (Magic Fountain)

Location:
Carrer d’Olot
+34 934 091 831

Gaudí’s Masterpieces

You can’t visit Barcelona and NOT see any of Antoni Gaudí’s work. Visit these sites on your own or do research for a free Walking Tour.

Parc Güell

Location:
Carrer d’Olot
+34 934 091 831

Parc Güell Barcelona

Sagrada Familia

Location:
401 Carrer de Mallorca
+34 932 080 414

Sagrada Familia

Casa Amatller & Casa Batllo

Location:
41-43, Passeig de Gràcia
Barcelona, Spain 08008

Casa Amatller & Casa Batllo

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Location:
92, Passeig de Gràcia
Barcelona, Spain 08008

Casa Milà La Pedrera

Take a Day trip to Montserrat

I loved my Sunday in Montserrat and even took a hike up to Sant Jeroni. If you’re into hiking, seeing beautiful countryside views and learning a little more about the monastery, it’s a great experience.

Day Trip to Montserrat from Barcelona

View highlights of my 3 days in Barcelona below

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11 thoughts on “10 Places to Visit in Barcelona in 3 Days

  1. goodygal

    These all look really beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Joanna E

      No problem. Hope it helped.

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  2. Wunms

    Wow! Thanks so much for sharing. I speak a tiny bit of Spanish so I’ve always wanted to go to Barcelona. Love the photos too x

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    1. Joanna E

      Knowing some Spanish helps, but a lot of people in the main city do speak English. It’s a beautiful city.

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  3. DShaunte

    I have not been to Barcelona, but the architecture

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    1. Joanna E

      My aunt said she loved Barcelona so much and the flight was really good so I booked it. I didn’t realize that she loved it so much because she went to school for architecture. Very beautiful sites.

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  4. Darrica Jackson

    I want to go to Spain so bad! Europe in general actually. I have to remember this for when I actually make it there! #BLMGirl

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    1. Joanna E

      I want to explore more of Europe especially the UK since I have family there and saw results from my ancestry DNA test. The architecture is so beautiful. You’ll love it.

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  5. beeutifulco

    Barcelona was never on my radar, but it looks so beautiful I want to go now. Lol

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  6. That New Girl

    I envy all my friends (and now, you lol lol jk!) who’ve gotten to go to Barcelona! I had started making plans to go with a uni friend last year but life got in the way. It’s one of my dream places though! Sigh! So stunning!

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    1. Joanna E

      awww I hope you do get to visit. It is beautiful. I want to go back to visit the beach. Not a cool thing to do in the winter time.

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