1 day in Barcelona

If you only have one day to spend in Barcelona, there’s still plenty that you can do to make the most of your time there.

This is your guide for 1 day in Barcelona.

Soon: What you can find here?

  • Travel itinerary – what to do in Barcelona in 1 day?
  • What to do and see?
  • The best attractions, experiences and sights in 1 day
  • Recommended travel cards and passes for 1 day in the city.

Here are some suggestions for how to spend your day:

  • Start by visiting the Sagrada Familia, the iconic church designed by Antoni Gaudí. This masterpiece of Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture is a must-see for anyone visiting Barcelona.
  • Next, head to the Gothic Quarter to explore the narrow streets and historical buildings. This area is full of charming shops, restaurants, and bars, so take your time to wander and discover some hidden gems.
  • In the afternoon, take a stroll along the Passeig de Gracia, one of the city’s most fashionable boulevards. This is where you’ll find some of Gaudí’s other famous works, including the Casa Batlló and the La Pedrera.
  • In the evening, catch a performance at the Palau de la Música Catalana, a beautiful modernist concert hall. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, head to the Park Güell to see the city from above and enjoy the sunset.
  • For dinner, try some traditional Catalan cuisine at a local restaurant. Some dishes to try include pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato), escalivada (grilled vegetables), and botifarra (Catalan sausage).

These are just a few suggestions for how to spend your day in Barcelona. Of course, there’s much more to see and do in the city, so feel free to adjust this itinerary to suit your own interests and preferences.

What is the best travel or tourist card if you spend just 1 day in Barcelona?

You have several options to choose from. We summarised all of them in our article Best travel card for 1 day in Barcelona. Read the article to get a brief overview.

In a nutshell, for 1 day we’d recommend you to check out these cards and passes:

Other cards to check out