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Best Barcelona Attractions: Tours & Tickets

What to Do in Barcelona in One Day?

1. Explore La Sagrada Familia
2. Have a look of Park Guell
3. Visit Casa Mila
4. Explore Casa Batllo
6. Lunch at Mercado la Boqueria
7. Explore Guell Palace
8. Get around Plaça de Catalunya
9. Attend Flamenco Show & Dinner
10. Stroll around Gothic Quarter

With a plethora of things to do in Barcelona in one day, rest assured to have a fantastic time with your loved ones in this bustling city. Tourists can visit some of the major attractions of the city in one day such as Casa Batllo, Placa de Catalunya, Park Guell, Palace Guell, Barcelona Cathedral and Gothic Quarter. Visitors can explore food markets like the Mercado la Boqueria to sample some authentic delicacies of the city.

The shopaholics in you must not miss to explore the Placa de Catalunya which is one of the biggest shopping centers in Barcelona. Some other things that can be enjoyed while in the city are strolling around Park Guell and admiring the great architecture of Casa Batllo and Casa Mila. One can also attend a Flamenco show, a one hour show along with dinner with your loved ones and enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

Here is the list of best things to do in Barcelona in one day:

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Explore La Sagrada Familia

  • Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about various symbolisms connected to Jesus. It has three entrances dedicated to his principles based on Love, Faith and Hope.
  • It is also home to the tomb of its creator, Antoni Gaudi who died in a tram accident. Visiting this establishment is one such things to do in Barcelona in one day for history lovers. 
  • Attend concerts at the La Sagrada Familia that are organised from time to time and have an experience of a lifetime.

Location: C/ de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain.

Timings: Everyday from 9 am to 7 pm. 

Entry fees: ranges between 30 euros to 50 euros.

You can Checkout: 
Sagrada Familia Tickets Online

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02

Have a look of Park Guell

  • Get a glimpse of another prestigious Gaudi building, the Park Guell which is situated 3 kilometres away from the City Centre. 
  • Guests must arrive at the location before the place opens for the day to acquire their spots, as many guests have been turned away due to reaching capacity limit for the day.
  • This place resembles an enchanted forest with lush greenery, colourful buildings and steep paths. Visiting Park Guell should be a highlight on your list of things to do in Barcelona in one day.

Location: 08024 Barcelona, Spain

Timing: open from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

Price: around 10 euros per person.

Click Here to Book: 
Park Guell Tickets

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03

Visit Casa Mila

  • Visit and explore Casa Mila, which is yet another important building made by Antoni Gaudi and is located at a walking distance of 5 minutes from Passeig de Gràcia.
  • Marvel at its magnificent roof  which is the most stunning part of this establishment.
  • Also known as La Pedrera, Casa Mila was the last building to be made by Anotni Gaudi. This iconic construction is a perfect example of the modern contemporary architecture of the early 1900s.

Location: Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain.

Timing: Everyday from 9 am to 11 pm.

Price: starts from 25 euros

Click Here to Book: Casa Mila Tickets

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04

Explore Casa Batllo

  • The Casa Batllo is one of the most popular Antoni Gaudi buildings and is located at a close proximity to the Placa de Catalunya. 
  • It is an epitome of modern architecture and has been a public attraction since 1985 and is a designated UNESCO heritage site. 
  • Also known as the ‘House of the Dragon’, this site is a popular choice among other highlights that can be visited in Barcelona in one day. 

Location: Passeig de Gràcia, 43, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Timing: from 9 am to 8pm.

Price: around 35 euros per person

Click Here to Book: Casa Batllo Tickets

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05

Visit Barcelona Cathedral

  • The Barcelona Cathedral is the main cathedral of Barcelona whose architecture is way more traditional than new age churches like the La Sagrada Familia.
  • Marvel at the beautiful interior and stroll in the lush garden of this place which can be done in one day in Barcelona. 
  • You can also go up to the roof and enjoy a glimpse of the panoramic surroundings from there.

Location: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.

Timings:  Everyday from 8 am to 7.30 pm. 

Entry fees: The starting prices of the Cathedral are 9 euros per head.

Click Here to Book: Cathedral Of Barcelona Tickets

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Explore Guell Palace

  • The Guell Palace is a significant piece of architecture which you can visit in one day in Barcelona. This construction was made by Antoni Gaudi for Eusebi Guell in between 1886 to 1890 and is regarded as a prime example of the Art Nouveau in Spain.
  • Gaudi formed this palace to denote the roof as heaven and the basement to represent hell. This prominent heritage site was later donated to Barcelona by the youngest daughter of Guell. 
Location:Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain. 

Timings: from 10 am to 5.30 pm everyday except mondays

Entry fees: The tickets are priced at approx 12 euros per person

You can Checkout: 
Guell Palace Ticket Price

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07

Attend Flamenco Show & Dinner

  • One of the best things to do in Barcelona in one day includes attending a Flamenco show along with dinner. 
  • You can choose from a number of one hour shows and watch it at the City Hall Theatre with your friends and family.
  • You can also opt for Tablao Flamenco Cordobes to enjoy a show of Flamenco before or after dinner which is located at a walking distance from Placa Reial.

Price: ranges between 25 euros to 50 euros

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08

Stroll around Gothic Quarter

  • Visiting the Gothic Quarter, one of the oldest and most famous squares of Barcelona should be included in your list of things to do in Barcelona in one day.
  • Traverse its quaint locality which has a number of attractions like the Barcelona Cathedral, Carrer Del Bisbe and Placa del Rei.
  • This quarter has a number of bars, cafes, picturesque lanes and beautiful churches.
  • Some of the other major attractions of the Gothic Quarter are the Royal Artistic Circle, the History Museum of Barcelona, Place Sant Jaume and the Kiss mural of Barcelona.

Location: The Gothic Quarter is located between La Rambla and the Via Laietana.

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09

Lunch at Mercado la Boqueria

  • Also known as the La Rambla Market, Mercado la Boqueria is one such place that can be explored in one day in Barcelona.
  • It is the most renowned food market in Barcelona and hosts a number of tapas bars, cafes and restaurants.
  • Guests must try out the local delicacies like the famous Jamon Iberico of Spain, freshly squeezed juices, local meats, fruits and other different snacks. It is suggested to visit this food hub in between exploring the nearby landmarks to satisfy your hunger pangs.

Location: La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain. 

Timings: Everyday from 8 am till 8.30 pm

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Get around Plaça de Catalunya

  • Visit the Placa de Catalunya is the place where the old city unites with the Eixample district built in the 19th century.  
  • This busy area is considered to be the city centre, which is home to a number of cafes such as Cafe Zurich and renowned shopping establishments like the El Corte Inglés.
  • The Placa de Catalunya is adorned with several sculptures and fountains by famous artists like Josep Clarà.
  • One can stroll with loved ones and relax in the amazing view that this square offers.

Location: Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain. 

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People Also Ask About Barcelona

  1. What are the famous things to do in Barcelona in one day ?

    Some of the famous things to do in Barcelona in one day include exploring La Sagrada Familia, Guell Palace and Casa Batllo. You can also attend Flamenco Show & Dinner with your family and friends.
  2. What is the best time to visit Barcelona ?

    The best time to visit Barcelona is between the months of November to February as the city faces spares tourist population, making it easy for you to explore around. You can also avail low fare flights and cheaper hotel accommodation rates during this time of the year.
  3. Which places are kids-friendly in Barcelona ?

    Barcelona is in general a family friendly place and has a number of attractions suited just for kids. You can visit a number of places with children in Barcelona in one day, such as the PortAventura Theme Park, Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona Aquarium, Park Guell and Barcelona Cathedral.
  4. How to reach Barcelona ?

    By Air - Reaching Barcelona from flights is the most easy way as the city is well connected with almost all the major cities of Europe. By Bus - Tourists can take a bus from Avenida de America in Madrid and get down at Estacion De Autobuses De Sants in Barcelona. This distance of almost 610 kilometres can be covered in 8 hours. By Train - To reach Barcelona by train, you should take a train from Puerta De Atocha in Madrid and get off at Barcelona Sants. This journey takes 2.5 hours to come to an end.
  5. How many days are enough to visit Barcelona ?

    While the major attractions can be visited and guests can engage in multiple things to do in Barcelona in one day, it is good to spend around 3 to 4 days exploring the city without hurry.
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