My Perfect Day in Barcelona

If you have the stamina, this itinerary would take you through all the best spots in Barcelona in 1 day! So if you are up for it- let’s go!

7: 00 to 7:45: Sunrise at Bunkers Del Carmel. Get there before sunrise! The lighting is beautiful and gorgeous and seeing the whole city is magical. You can see Mount Tibidabo church and ferris wheel and you can even see Sagrada Familia!

Address: Carrer de Marià Labèrnia, s/n, 08032 Barcelona

7:45 to 8:30 Next take the bus down to Sagrada Familia and get in line. (TIP: Prebook your tickets for your trip. Do the earliest slot at 9 AM and try to get in line as soon as possible!) Take pictures of the outside later, get in line so you can be one of the first ones in! Enjoy the colorful beauty of this church.


Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona

9:00 to 9:30 Enjoy Sagrada Familia!

9:30 to 10:00 Now take pictures of the outside of Sagrada Familia. My favorite photo spots are in Placa de Sagrada Familia next to the dog park and on the diagonal street to the east of the church next to the KFC.




  1. Address : Plaça de la Sagrada Família, s/n, 08013 Barcelona
  2. Address: Av. de Gaudí, 2, 08025 Barcelona






10:30 to 11:30 Take the L5 line 2 stops to the stop Diagonal and walk along Passeig de Gracia towards Placa de Catalunya enjoying all the Gaudi architecture and other beautiful buildings!

11:30 to 1:00 Take a tour of Palau de la Musica Catalanya. It is such a beautiful place and so full of amazing history of the arts.

Address: C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona

1:00 to 3:00 Enjoy a lunch at Mercado de la Boqueria along the Ramblas. Buy some meat and cheese and fruits from a vendor or enjoy and tapas from the many restaurants that are all along the outside perimeter.

Address: La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona

3:00 to 5:00 Enjoy the colorful monument section of Parc Guell and enjoy the rest of the park. Sit and enjoy the shade and views over the city.


Address: Carrer d’Olot, 08024 Barcelona

5:00 to 6:30  Take the bus to the Arc de Triomphe and walk through the park and enjoy the Cascada Fountain!

Address: Passeig de Lluís Companys, 08003 Barcelona

Plan A: The  Enjoyer

6:30 to 7:30 walk to the Gothic Quarter with a stop at the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar and the bishops bridge

0826 Barcelona nikon (235)

Address: Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona

Carrer del Bisbe, 1, 08002 Barcelona

7:30 to 9:00 sit at a café in front of the Cathedral and enjoy the sunset


Address: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona

Plan B: the Adventurer

6:30 to 8:00 Go back to Placa de Catalunya and do the Rick Steves walking tour of Barcelona. It is an hour and a half long so this will give you just enough time if you do not have to stop.

8:00 to 8:30 Go inside the cathedral and watch the sun set from the roof, absolutely beautiful! Before you go in, make sure to get some pictures of the facade while is is pink and beautifully lit!

Address: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona

8:30 to 9:00 Grab a snack or a quick dinner

Then end your night by heading over to Placa d’Espanya

9 00 to 10 30 Go enjoy the Montjuic Fountain show

Address: Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1, 08038 Barcelona

10:30 Grab a late dinner. Both Cera 23 and Bar Calders are within walking distance and delicious! Vera 23 is a higher end and Bar Calders has amazing tapas.

Cera 23: Carrer de la Cera, 23, 08001 Barcelona

Bar Calders: Carrer del Parlament, 25, 08015 Barcelona

Hope this helps you in planning your trip! I would love to hear from you either here or through my Instagram-

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