How many days to spend in Barcelona? Planning your time in Barcelona should be your first priority once you have decided to visit this amazing destination.
Bare minimum time in Barcelona
So if you are wondering how many days to spend in Barcelona, here’s the quick answer: three full days.
Are thinking about going to Barcelona on a day trip? Seriously? You have no idea of what you’re missing! You won’t have time to even know the most important highlights of Barcelona. The answer to the question “how many days to spend in Barcelona” should never be “one day“.
Four nights in Barcelona, resulting in three full days in the city, would be my suggestion of the bare minimum time that you should spend. I’m saying that this is the bare minimum, because three days will only be enough to see the most important attractions, but you will miss many good ones that are worth visiting.
Our ‘Barcelona In 15 Walks’ guidebook is written with this idea in mind, as it allows you to know all the most important places of tourist interest in the city. The key to visiting Barcelona to its fullest in such a short period of time is to organize it in the best possible way.
Explore Barcelona off the beaten path
Ok, if it’s not three days, then how many?
Barcelona is one of those cities where you can easily spend more than a week exploring. But if you stay between five and seven days you will get a very versatile experience. You’ll have a chance to see the many faces of the city.
Museums, modern and old architecture, gardens, markets… There is so much to do in the Barcelona that in three days you’ll fell that you had barely scratched the surface. In fact, there are so many attractions that the 8 million (!) yearly visitors to Barcelona rarely get past the multitude of museums and landmarks. However, dig a little deeper and you will find that the best of what the city has to offer is off the usual tourist trail.
Finally, while you can fit a day excursion into a 5-day trip comfortably, seven days give you the chance to explore not only the city itself, but its great surroundings too.
Day trips from Barcelona
With six or seven nights, you will have time to see most of the city, as well as being able to see other interesting places near Barcelona. If you intend to do one or several day trips from Barcelona during your stay, you have an incredibly wide range of options.
Do you need more information on Barcelona?
This article is part of a complete guide about Barcelona where you can read all the information you need to plan your trip to this popular destination in Spain.
Here is a complete summary of all the guide:
1. When to visit Barcelona
2. How many days to spend in Barcelona
3. How to get to Barcelona
4. How to move around Barcelona
5. Barcelona hotels: where to stay in Barcelona
6. What to eat in Barcelona
7. What to do in Barcelona
8. Tips to visit the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
9. How to buy tickets to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
10. Tips to attend a FC Barcelona match
11. How to buy FC Barcelona tickets
12. Day trips from Barcelona
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