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Estimated average budget per person: 300€

(hotels, meals, activities and local transportation includedd)  

2 Day City-break - Barcelona trip helps you in your travel planning with ideas and recommendations. We do not sell travel, we simply provide the best recommendations.

Enjoy Barcelona in a 2 day city-break. Fantastic airport connections to most countries make it easy to enjoy a break in Barcelona. 
You will find recommendations to extend your stay and also to adapt it to your budget and travel style.

Vacation itinerary trip plan and budget in a nutshell

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Our budgets are based on average costs if you enjoy the different activities mentioned. Please bear in mind that prices vary from month to month, or also in case of special events at the city. 

You can add any of the elements we recommend to your trip plan list to ease your planning.


Budget estimation
145 estimated per person
  • Casa Batló - Skip the line
  • Walk to La Rambla
  • Enjoy La Boquería market
  • Tapas meal
  • Gothic quarter
  • Walk by the sea and paella dinner
  • Well-located hotel


Budget estimation
160 per person
  • Sagrada Familia - Skip the line
  • Park Güell
  • Quick meal
  • A walk in Gracia
  • Catalan dinner
  • Well located hotel


Estimated walking time

1 hour – 3 hours

On day 1 of this vacation we recommend to enjoy a bit of Gaudi at Casa Batló, a walk in Las Ramblas to get the pulse of Barcelona and to experience the Gothic area and Barcelona´s Cathedral. 

Hotels: We provide 3 alternatives for different budgets, all of them are great hotels and well located to enjoy the itinerary. 

Restaurants: We recommend light lunch (tapas like) inside La Boquería and a quality dinner to enjoy a special area of Barcelona (restaurants options are provided at the end of the itinerary)

Hotel options during your stay in Barcelona

Barcelona Day 1 - Recommended itinerary

Casa Batlló in Barcelona

You must visit the noble floor and the museum, where the interplay of shadows and lights is absolute

cat-icon Passeig de Gràcia, 92

Las Ramblas in Barcelona

Las Ramblas is the place where you will feel the real oulse of the city

cat-icon La Rambla, Barcelona

La Boquería market in Barcelona

La Boquería is a must for foodies because you will sense the fantastic mix of aromas and flavours wh

cat-icon  La Rambla, 91, Barcelona

Gothic Quarter of Barcelona – Charm, and History

One of the most beautiful areas of Barcelona is the Gothic Quarter, located in the old town of the c

cat-icon Barrio Gotico Barcelona

Barcelona Cathedral – Saint Eulalia

Shadowed to many by the Sagrada Familia, the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia is a real master piece and w

Bivio restaurant – Great Paella joint in la Barceloneta, Barcelona

Bivio is located on the Barceloneta (Barcelona's marina) and offers traditional spanish dishes (spec

cat-icon Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 6008003BarcelonaEspaña

La Dentellière restaurant – great paella in the Gothic district of Barcelona

Housed inside a XVIII century old building in the Gótico neighborhood in Barcelona, La Dentellière c

cat-icon Carrer Ample, 2608002BarcelonaEspaña

The itinerary for the day

Insider´s hints

Near Casa Batló

One of the best book shops in Barcelona is located at less than 10 minutes walk: Livreria La Central at  Carrer de Mallorca 237 .

If you are not into books but into fashion M69 is a great shop for you and very close to Casa Batló.

La Rambla

Some of Barcelona´s oldest shops can be found in La Rambla and the Gothic. 

Casa Beethoven (La Rambla 97)is Barcelona´s oldest music shop. 

Casa Cotchet J.Xanco (La Rambla 129) is one of Barcelona´s protected shops. Fantastic modernist decoration inside. They sell high quality men´s fashion.

Gothic Quarter

Casa Gispert (Carrer dels Sombrerers, 23) is one of Barcelona´s oldest food shops. Opened in 1851, a great selection of products can be found. The atmosphere is very special.

Abracadabra book shop (Carrer del General Álvarez de Castro, 5,) is a fantastic bookshop for children. Books in english are available. 



Estimated walking time

1 hour – 3 hours

On day 2 of this vacation you will enjoy the genius of  Gaudi.  His name is almost a byword for Barcelona and his works are a magnet for tourists. 

La Sagrada Familia is Gaudi´s most important, yet unfinished work. With Gothic inspiration but with the aim to emulate nature, Gaudi designed curves and frames that provide with surreal qualities. 

Restaurants. We provide you with different options to enjoy local gastronomy in Barcelona to enjoy an early lunch near Sagrada Familia or a late lunch if you decide to wait till after your visit at Park Güell.

Barcelona Day 2 - Recommended itinerary

Sagrada Familia- Barcelona

The Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family, known only as the Sagrada Familia, is The symb

cat-icon Carrer de Mallorca, 401

Park Güell- Barcelona

Modernist architecture and fantastic views of Barcelona. A superb experience.

cat-icon parc Güell, Barcelona

Gamba de la Costa – quality paella near Sagrada Familia

An excellent seafood restaurant that serves traditional, straight forward spanish dishes that do not

cat-icon Carrer de Roger de Flor, 25208025BarcelonaEspaña

Antunez restaurant – High value tapas bar near Casa Mila and Casa Batlo

Located in the bohemian neighbourhood of Gracia in Barcelona, Antúnez specializes in tapas and home

cat-icon Carrer de Neptú, 1808006BarcelonaEspaña

The itinerary for the day

Insider´s hints

Sagrada Familia

We strongly recommend to start your visit at opening hours to avoid crowds. A skip the line ticket is also advisable. If this not possible, the you should opt for the latest possible time but always with light to enjoy the stained glass windows!. As a matter of fact, if there is a sunnier day during your stay we would recommend that one to enjoy the interior of Sagrada Familia. 

5 minutes walk from Sagrada Familia you will find Bodega Iturre, where you can enjoy a traditional bar that has not changed much through the years. 

Park Güell

A 30 minute walk is needed from Sagrada Familia to arrive at Parl Güell. We would recommend using a taxi if a 30 minute walk seems long (public transportation does not offer a good combination)

What to do after visiting Park Güell? We would recommend you walk down Gracia neighbourhood once you finish your visit to Park Güell. Calle verdi is your best option to enjoy local atmosphere and a bit of shopping. You can stop at Plaça Virreina and enjoy views of the church and then continue to walk to Avenida Diagonal where you will be able to take the metro. 


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