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How to spend 48 hours in Barcelona

Andrew Bartlett by Andrew Bartlett

How to spend 48 hours in Barcelona

Barcelona is the city of art, romance and culinary treasure. It is the perfect bucket list destination with some of the best attractions to experience. The only issue is that how you can get the most out of the city on the little time that you have. Here is how you can spend the 48 hours in Barcelona.

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Day one

Once you have landed at the Barcelona airport, take the bus, as it is the quickest way to reach the center of the city.


Start your journey with the delicious pan con tomate that is the traditional breakfast in Barcelona. You will find many small cafes that are affordable and will serve you the best meals.


Explore the underrated part of the city and visit the verdant hill of Montjuic before the sun gets too hot. It is far away from La Rambla and you will get a chance to experience the fairytale themed area and the amazing Greek history in the streets of the region.

After your visit in Montjuic, you can go back to La Boqueria that is the best market in Barcelona to enjoy some of the delicious meals and ensure to try their street food.


For dinner, you must visit the Sail Shaped W hotel at the beach. It is important that you book the tickets months before. You can enjoy some of the best cuisines, spend the evening at the beach, and enjoy the setting sun.

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Day two

In order to get the best out of the town wake up early to visit the Gaudí’s opulent La Sagrada Familia. In order to avoid queues, you have to get here as early as possible and book the tickets online. Head to the top of the cathedral to have a fairytale view of the entire city.


Before you leave the city it is important that you visit Barceloneta that is the most famous beach. You will find different activities to perform and there are some of the best restaurants where you can enjoy the quality meal.


From the beachfront, take a metro to the quieter Born district. Here you will come across some of the best boutiques and traditional shops that will give you the experience of the culture of Barcelona. End your journey by visiting the Gothic Quarter where you can enjoy watching Placa Reial.

Bottom line

We understand your love for exploring the world and to spread your wings wide you have to ensure that you never miss the best spots. Barcelona will give you some of the best and unique experiences that will be hard to forget. Ensure to spend the best time and make some exciting memories in the state.  

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