Barcelona in 72 hours? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know from where to stay, what to see, where to eat and where to kick back for a night cap.
WHERE TO STAY
Check in at Hotel Miramar Barcelona – a beautiful location overlooking the city and beach.
OFF FOR A LITTLE MORNING STROLL…BUT FIRST, COFFEE
This one’s a no brainer, Cafe Magnífico takes the title for best coffee in town and has since 1962! Stop by for breakfast or an afternoon pick me up.
SAGRADA FAMILIA – YOU CAN’T MISS IT
Literally, you cannot miss Sagrada Familia, not only because of its insanely huge exterior, but also because the building is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The stunning church was designed by Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí and has remained an attraction despite being unfinished.
GET LOST IN PARK GUËLL
Stopping by Park Guëll is an absolute must. The gorgeous space was also designed by Antoni Gaudí and is situated on Carmel Hill in Barcelona. The park is home to multiple gardens and really amazing architectonic sculptures created by the artist. For a panoramic view of Barcelona and the bay, head to the top of the park where you’ll find a large cross with an insane view of the city.
ON THE LOOKOUT FOR HAPPY HOUR
Using the word exotic to describe Paradiso Cocktail Bar simply doesn’t do it justice. Not your average assortment of cocktails, Paradiso offers a wide array of tropical, vacation inspired beverages. Basically, paradise in a glass. Did I mention the space doubles as a pastrami bar by day?
DID SOMEONE SAY PAELLA?
Hands down, Martinez serves up paella so good, you just can’t pass it up. Drop by for a quick bite or romantic candlelit dinner. In the mood for a casual picnic instead? Head over to Bo de B and order a chicken platter to go!
To get a real feel for the city life and its people, take a long walk around the Borne District. The neighborhood is known for Passeig del Born – a long rectangular space spanning a few blocks complete with restaurants, shops, street vendors and some of the kindest people you’ll meet. Take a ten minute walk around the corner, and you’ll find yourself on Las Ramblas Boulevard. Similar to Passeig del Born, the long street is lined with amazing shopping opps, restaurants and nightlife! For a quick bite away from the hustle and bustle, take a 15 minute walk to Quimet y Quimet for some of the best tapas.