How to visit Barcelona in 48 hours?

Planning to visit Barcelona? Great decision! VAMOS! 

There’s a reason why it is a popular tourist spot. You’ll adore the city’s ambiance, cuisine, and architectural design. Additionally, Barcelona has a sandy coastline, so you can combine an urban vacation with a beach vacation. Even if you only have 48 hours to spare, this guide has everything you need to know to make the most of your visit to Barcelona

Places to visit in Barcelona

We know that opting to visit all the remarkable places in Barcelona in 2 days might seem impossible. Because we want to make it easier for you, we created this list of sites and attractions in Barcelona that you must visit:

La Sagrada Familia 

The biggest unfinished Catholic Church in the world is located in Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood. Each of the three main facades has four of the twelve towers, representing the twelve apostles, making it an interesting place for tourists when they visit Barcelona.

Park Güell

Park Güell is a privatized free park built atop a hill. Its world heritage-listed monumental section and the nearby forest area make up the two main areas of the park. Beyond its architectural history, the park serves as a biodiversity, garden, and natural reserve in the city’s heart.

La Boqueria 

It is Barcelona’s most well-known and picturesque market. Officially launched in 1836, this city landmark is located on what was formerly known as the patio of Sant Josep Church. Make sure to go there next time you visit Barcelona! 

Gothic Quarter 

With a history of more than 2,000 years and a charming atmosphere, Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is one of the city’s most well-known areas. That inevitably means that there are many things to do and even more sights to see in this busy neighborhood! Trust us, sightseeing in this amazing quarter is one of the best things to do in Barcelona.

Barceloneta Beach

La Barceloneta is well-known for its expansive sandy beach, as well as the numerous restaurants and nightclubs that can be found along the boardwalk. Since this place is well known for its sandy beaches, try to spare time to go there, even if you only have to visit Barcelona in 2 days! 


Barcelona is one of Spain’s gastronomic capitals, but the city offers more than just delectable Catalan food. There are several places in Barcelona where you can find the renowned Basque pintxos. Grab a plate and enjoy yourself, but make sure to keep the sticks, so they know how much to charge you.

Magic Fountain of Montjuic 

The fountain is close to the Plaça d’Espanya and Poble Espanyol de Barcelona and is located on the Montjuic mountain beneath the Palau Nacional. T

his fountain is known for its spectacular display of light, color, motion, and water acrobatics, so make sure not to miss this show on your visit there. It is one of the most spectacular attractions in Barcelona!

Barcelona is unquestionably a fantastic city that you should visit at least once. You will fall in love with it by learning about its history, observing its architecture, and taking a stroll through its streets. Even if you have only 2 days, you need to make sure that your plan to visit Barcelona comes to realization!

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