Barcelona in One Day

Looking for suggestions for a one day trip to Barcelona? Let's get started with this itinerary. Use these suggestions to start planning your trip to Barcelona and don't miss any of the highlights of the city.

Book your ticket to Sagrada Familia ahead and come here first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds of tourists. This stunning church is an iconic landmark of Barcelona even though it remains unfinished. Both the interior and exterior are magnificent, so take your time to enjoy your visit. On your way to Eixample, see Casa Macaya and House of Spikes, two buildings designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The admission to Casa Macaya is free, peek inside to see the magnificent entrance hall and the interior courtyard. The residential block House of Spikes is now open to visitors too - if you want to learn more about the importance and influence of the architect, then this is the place.

Stroll down Passeig de Gracia, a wide avenue boasting several masterpieces by well-known architects, including Gaudí. See La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó Morera before you approach the Catalonia Square. Continue down the famous street La Rambla and visit the La Boqueria Market, one of the largest and most famous food markets in Europe. As you walk, always look up to marvel at the intriguing buildings.

Next stop is the charming Gothic quarter. Wander around the narrow streets and make sure not to miss the Church of Santa Maria del Pi and Barcelona Cathedral - the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona and a lavish showcase of Gothic architecture.

Continue to the Church of Santa Maria del Mar and then end your day in Park de la Ciutadella. Admire the monumental waterfall called La Cascada and wander around to see imposing sculptures. As you leave the park, head to the wide promenade leading to the Triumphal Arch.

Day 1: Barcelona in One Day

Sagrada Família Church

This stunning church is unfinished but nonetheless remains one of Gaudí's masterpieces.

Casa Macaya

Built by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1901, Casa Macaya revives the Gothic style with its elaborately engraved designs on the walls,…

House of Spikes

This residential block was designed by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

Casa Milà

Also known as La Pedrera, Casa Milà is yet another masterpiece by Gaudí - a stunning modernist building that attracts many visitors.

Casa Batlló

This building's facade will certainly catch your eye while walking around.

Façana de la Casa Lleó… @ Marie Thérèse Hébert & Jean Robert Thibault

Casa Lleó Morera

This magnificent residence was remodelled by a prominent Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

Catalonia Square

One of the main squares of Barcelona and a significant transportation hub. It is an ideal place for people watching.

La Boqueria Market

This colorful market is one of the largest and most famous food markets in Europe.

Church of Santa Maria del Pi

The church was built in the 14th century, probably on the site of a former Romanesque church.

Cathedral of Santa Eulalia

Barcelona's main cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona and a lavish showcase of Gothic architecture - its high ceilings and…

Sant Jaume Square

Many administrative buildings and offices are located in this historical part of Barcelona.

Church of Santa Maria del Mar

The large church in Catalan Gothic style was probably built as early as in the 10th century.

Parc de la Ciutadella

Enjoy a nice day out in this huge city park that offers plenty of attractions.

La Cascada

This beautifully embellished waterfall is located opposite the lake. It was built between 1875 and 1881 for the 1888 Universal exhibition by…

Triumphal Arch

Constructed as the gateway to the Universal Exhibition, which was held in Barcelona in 1888.

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