When we plan a city short break weekend , we have no time to visit all the highlights in the city, and especially in a city with so many places like Barcelona.
For this reason, we have done a selection of the things you cannot miss while visiting Barcelona, that will make easier your brief trip to Barcelona and allows you to fully enjoy your holidays.
What to visit?
We will have only two days, so we will need to choose two of the Top 10 attractions of Barcelona. La Sagrada Familia, l’Hospital de Sant Pau, a walk by Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, La Pedrera and the Camp Now, the stadium of FC Barcelona. We can add other essential spots like the port area and the fishing district of Barceloneta and its beaches, just five minutes from the historic downtown, the Montjuïc mountain, both connected by the Cable Car of Barcelona, the Park Güell (buy your tickets in advance), the Ciutadella park, el Palau de la Música or el Gran Teatre del Liceu.
We recommend mixing these “classic” visits with other more authentic like the Sant Felip Neri square, the Gracia quarter, the Santa Caterina market or the Born quarter.
Where to stay?
And if you do not want to miss a minute, it will be essential to stay in a hotel in Barcelona center, downtown area, and well connected to public transportation. There is a wide range of hotels in Barcelona and it is just in the downtown of Barcelona where there are the most of them. It is also important that the chosen hotel has all the facilities you need.
Examples of a perfect Barcelona accomodation for your short break in the city are the hotel Eurostars La Rambla, the hotel Onix Liceo, the hotel Arc de la Rambla, the hotel Catalonia Port, the hotel Catalonia Avinyó, the hotel Rialto, the hotel H10 Racó del Pi – Find hotels in the Barcelona downtown –
How to move?
The best option to move in Barcelona is the underground. With its 5 lines you can cross the city in a quickly and comfortably way. To do it, the Hola BCN! cards are available (Buy online with a 10% of discount). They allow you to make an unlimited number of trips for two days (14€), three days (20€), four days (25.5€) and five days (30.5€). In addition, with this card you can use the other public transports of Barcelona.
The best tourist App of Barcelona?
If you want to start planning your trip to Barcelona and want to have all the information about the city on your mobile, download Barcelona City App for IOS or Barcelona City App for Android! With this app you will find itineraries, restaurants, events and all the information about all the sights of Barcelona!
Log in with the name of your hotel and you will have information of the establishment, its facilities and the points of interest around the hotel.