It is a very big city with a lot to visit but it is possible to get to know Barcelona in 4 days and not leave you without visiting any essential place, although there will always be something that will call you to return to the city.
Here we are going to propose a typical tour with the best things to see in Barcelona in 3 days, especially if it is your first visit to the city. Everything important in Barcelona is here.
Therefore, get ready to walk with comfortable shoes and start enjoying Barcelona, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and in the world.
What to see in Barcelona in four days
If you want to visit Barcelona in 4 days in an easy way and you don’t want to miss anything of the city, we recommend that you do some of the following activities and excursions:
- Guided tour of Barcelona
- Guided visit to Park Güell
- Skip-the-line Sagrada Familia guided tour
- Complete tour of Barcelona
- Boat trip along the beaches of Barcelona
- Tour of the wonders of Gaudí
What to visit in Barcelona on the first day
The first of our four days in Barcelona will be dedicated to visiting the most modernist area of the city, where we will discover the legacy that Gaudí left us.
And that is still leaving us, since the Sagrada Familia, the first monument that we will visit, is still under construction.
The Sagrada Familia is a spectacular temple of which Gaudí was only able to see the Crypt and the impressive Nativity Facade, a masterpiece. We recommend visiting both its interior and climbing one of its towers.
From there we can walk along Avenida Diagonal and Paseo de Gracia until we reach Casa Milá, also known as La Pedrera, a very representative building of Gaudí’s legacy.
Not far away is Casa Batlló, for many the most beautiful of all Catalan modernism. An essential visit and one of the best things to see in Barcelona in 4 days. Visit both its exterior and its interior, because they will surprise you.
Nearby are also Casa Amatller and Casa Lleó i Morera, other beautiful modernist buildings that were the subject of intense controversy during their construction, which led to the area being known as Manzana de la Discordia.
The end of our modernist walk is in the Plaza de Cataluña, one of the main squares in Barcelona.
What to see in Barcelona on the second day
On the first day we were very close to the area that we are going to visit on the second of the 4 days in Barcelona. This is the Gothic Quarter, one of the most interesting places in the city and an essential visit.
To visit the Gothic Quarter, it is best to get lost in its alleys and discover every corner that opens before your eyes, with imposing buildings.
One of the main places to see in Barcelona is the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, located in the heart of the neighborhood and that you should not miss. Nearby is the Plaza del Rei, possibly the most beautiful in the Gothic Quarter and where you will think you have returned to the Middle Ages.
The Basilica of Santa María del Mar, one of the most famous and visited, or the Plaza de Sant Jaume, where the local and autonomous power of Barcelona is located, are the following destinations, before beginning to tour the most commercial streets of the city. If you like, you can also visit the Picasso Museum.
Among them is Portal de l’Angel street, and above all, Las Ramblas, the area with the most atmosphere in the city where there are also numerous restaurants and terraces where you can eat or rest.
It is mandatory to walk Las Ramblas to the end, not only admiring the buildings that overlook it, such as the Teatro del Liceo, but also those that you find in its surroundings such as the Boquería Market or the Palau Güell.
At the end of Las Ramblas is the Statue of Columbus, with its viewpoint, the Port of Barcelona and the Aquarium. Thus, we will have toured the most historic part of Barcelona.
What to visit on the third day in Barcelona
Do you think you have already seen the best things to see in Barcelona in four days? Well no, you still have a lot to visit. And our walk continues.
If you are a football lover, it is most likely that you are wanting to visit the Camp Nou, something that we totally recommend to be able to visit its museum and feel like a footballer from one of the most important clubs in the world.
After the visit to Camp Nou, it is essential that you go to one of the essential places to visit in Barcelona and that we have not visited yet, Park Güell, another jewel of Gaudí’s legacy.
Park Güell is a park that will take us a long time since it has no less than 17 hectares and in every corner you will find special places that will surprise you. Without a doubt, what you should not miss are the pavilions at the entrance and the famous staircase that takes you to the Central Square and the Hypostyle Hall.
Modernism continues to mark our route, and from here you have to go to the Hospital de la Santa Creu y San Pau, a set of buildings that you can get to know on a very interesting guided tour that you will love.
If you still have time, we recommend you go to the Parque de la Ciudadela, where, in addition to relaxing in its gardens, you can visit the building of the Parliament of Catalonia.
What to do on the fourth day
We have reached our last day in Barcelona and there are still places to visit in the city. And it is that as we have already said, you have many things to visit in Barcelona.
The day can begin in the Plaza de España, located at the foot of the Montjuic Mountain and which will be the next destination. Before going up the hill, you have to enjoy the Magic Fountain of Montjuic and the National Art Museum of Catalonia, which we recommend visiting as it is the main museum in Barcelona.
After that, we can now go to the Montjuic Castle and the Olympic Ring, where we will see the place where the 1992 Olympic Games were held. The Joan Brossa Gardens are another attraction in this area.
From there, we will go to the Pedralbes Monastery, another of the Gothic monuments to visit in Barcelona and whose cloister is one of the best in Spain. Without a doubt, an essential visit. It is at the other end of the city so it is best to go by public transport.
Very close to the Pedralbes Monastery is Tibidabo, where you can climb thanks to its Funicular, which will take you to its top. There you have the Amusement Park and the Temple of the Sacred Heart. And above all, one of the best views of the city, one of the best things to do in Barcelona in 4 days.
With this, your 4 days in Barcelona will have ended and you will have managed to enjoy the main places in the city.
You can find more information about what to see in Barcelona on its official tourism page.