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Barcelona in three days


Would you like to truly discover one of the most attractive Mediterranean capitals in Europe? We will help you to make the most of your visit. Below we offer you the essential Barcelona and a suggested itinerary, depending on the length of your stay. The main tip? Come wanting to have a good time, with your eyes wide open and for as many days as you can to really experience Barcelona.

Day 3

Today we propose a day with a sporty, youthful spirit. In the morning, we suggest a visit to the world of FC Barcelona. Afterwards, how about breathing in the Mediterranean, and then round off the day in the most bubbly, high-spirited Barcelona.

© FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona players
FC Barcelona players

Camp Nou

This is the home of football in Barcelona, the stadium where Iniesta, Neymar, Suárez and, above all, the superstar Messi all play. The club offers members of the public the opportunity to visit the most iconic parts of the stadium and the museum.  So you can visit the dressing room tunnel, set foot on the pitch and step inside the visiting team’s dressing room, for example. What’s more, you can take home the best souvenir of your visit, by purchasing an item from the club’s official store.

Bear in mind that Barcelona is a big footballing city and hosts matches every week. La Liga matches, the national championship, are usually held at the weekend. The European competition matches are usually held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Check the calendar before you travel and book your ticket to enjoy the best live football.

Paseo de Colon and the Marina
Paseo de Colon and the Marina

Enjoy the coast

Barcelona is a city by the Mediterranean sea. To enjoy it, we recommend visiting the seaside promenade of Barceloneta beach or taking a break in the Olympic Port, which has a wide range of restaurants (mainly serving Mediterranean cuisine and seafood).

If you're someone who enjoys panoramic views from high up, a good place to visit is the Mirador de Colón (2 kilometres from the Olympic Port) where you can enjoy views from 60 metres up. In Barcelona, you even have the option of taking a 10-minute helicopter ride and getting a bird’s eye view of the city.

The seafront esplanade seen from the sea
The seafront esplanade seen from the sea

Nautical adventure

In Barcelona there are many ways to spend time in the sea. From a short trip on a ‘golondrina’ (a motor boat which is popular in the city and in which you will be accompanied by other tourists) to trips on impressive sailing boats that offer new perspectives of the city. There is one option that children in particular will love: sailing along the coast of Barcelona in a vintage brigantine, as though you were pirates.

Most boat trips set off from the Olympic Port and last between 1 and 3 hours.

© El Born CCM-Pere Virgili
Born Market
Born Market

The Born district, art and shopping

This neighbourhood, close to the seaside promenade, is one of the liveliest and most modern in Barcelona. It is also home to the Picasso Museum, an essential place to visit if you love art and particularly if you like cubism.

The Passeig del Born area and its surroundings is the perfect place to spend an afternoon shopping. Within its Medieval layout you will find a number of workshops and shops of fashion designers and other designers that lead the way in Barcelona’s most international and cutting-edge fashion. It is also a very popular night spot as it is home to lots of restaurants and clubs.


More information:

Visit Barcelona Tickets – Turisme de Barcelona’s official shop