There is so much to see and do in Barcelona, but with careful planning, you can ensure that you see the highlights of the city. Follow this list for a perfect two-day guide to Barcelona and visit some of the city's most infamous places. Make sure to check the opening times and dates of each attraction.

Beautiful image of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
Sagrada Familia. By Barcelona Shoots

Sagrada Familia

The incredible Sagrada Familia is one of the most amazing sights in Barcelona. Coming here earlier in the day will ensure that you beat the crowds. Make sure to book a ticket online as the day of tickets typically sell out. 

Sant Pau Recinte Modernista 

A 20-minute walk away from the Sagrada Familia is the Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to one of the most impressive collections of art nouveau buildings in Europe. 

Park Guell

A 30-minute walk or 20-minute ride by public transportation from Sant Pau, Park Guell is another infamous Gaudi creation. The Monumental Zone portion of the park has a €10 fee to enter, and you will find mosaic installations and an infamous colored terrace. You can book tickets here.

Eat at Barcelona’s famous markets: La Boqueria 

For a classic Barcelona experience, head to Barcelona’s oldest market, La Boqueria, to explore. You can take a tour with a chef or visit Mercat de Santa Caterina for a less packed experience.

Image of a panoramic view of Barcelona taken at the top of Tibidabo.
Mount Tibidabo. By Barcelona Shoots


Tibidabo is one of Barcelona’s most infamous hills, and it offers gorgeous panoramic views of the city. The hill is crowned by the Sagrat Cor church and an amusement park. You can reach the Tibidabo summit by the Tibidabo Funicular. If you wish to visit the amusement park, you can buy a €35 ticket here. Even if you don’t want to visit the amusement park, you should still see Tibidabo for its beautiful views and church.

Day 2 

Rustic image of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona.
The Gothic Quarter. By Barcelona Shoots

Roam the streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and La Rambla 

Spend two or three hours roaming the most famous areas of Barcelona. Start at the Gothic Quarter, where you will find independent boutiques and cute cafes. Make sure to stop by the Barcelona Cathedral or the mosaic “The World Begins with Every Kiss.” Then head to the El Born district before continuing onto La Rambla. It’s usually packed with tourists, so you can veer off to the side streets to find hidden gems.

Barceloneta Beach. By Barcelona Shoots

Check out the beach 

Go enjoy the beautiful and sprawling beaches of Barcelona. Barceloneta is an extremely popular and beautiful area, and you can head to Bogatell if you want a glimpse of the local lifestyle.

Go to the Picasso Museum 

The Museu Picasso houses an extensive collection of 4251 pieces of artwork by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Make sure to check out two of his first major works, The First Communion and Science and Charity.

Experience the nightlife 

After midnight is when things get going in Barcelona. If you aren’t sure where to go you can head to the El Born era. Check out this list of Barcelona’s best bars. The metro is open 24/7 on Saturdays so make sure to take advantage.


Barcelona is a football, art, architecture, and food heaven. Our list highlights infamous Barcelona monuments and experiences, but there are so many more things you can do! Make sure to book tickets in advance to save money. If you want to make it even more memorable you can book a photoshoot with us!

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