One day in Barcelona

If you had 24 hours to spend in Barcelona, what would you do?

Some of you have asked recommendations about things to do and places to eat to. Barcelona has plenty of things to offer you, any month of the year. The soft winter by the Mediterranean sea gives you the opportunity to do pretty much all the outdoors activities. Instead of giving you a list of my favorite things in the city, I thought it would be more fun to combine some of them in one day to give you my ideal 24 hours in Barcelona. I would love to hear your recommendations too!

Sunrise at the Bunkers

What a better way to start the day?

I often get a smile or a reaction that says “this is not going to happen” when I suggest a sunrise at the Bunkers. First, because sunrise is well… yes, early! And for those who knows where the Bunkers are… ok you will have to walk up the street from the metro Alfons X (Ligne 4) for 25 mins. But I promise you, it is totally worth it!

Please note that at this time of the year, sun rises at 8.09am so not that early…



If you follow the itinerary… you might be a bit hungry as you go down from the Bunkers. Good news, it is Breakfast/Brunch time!

You will find here and here 10 of my favorite places to brunch in Barcelona

Sagrada familia

You can’t miss the majestic cathedral of Barcelona and will easily spend 3 hours inside…

Walk down to the Arc de Triomf

Which is about 20 mins walk. As you walk under the Arc, you will see performers playing their shows.

Get ready for some tapas!

Good news, you are very close to one of my favorite area, El Born where you can find plenty of bars, restaurants and tapas place.

I suggest you the Loft del Born where I have been a few times and can only recommend!

Get lost in the Gothic quarter

And its narrow medieval streets with local shops and artistic ateliers.


Continue the exploration on the street Carrer de Ferran and you will come across…

La Rambla and Mercado de la Boqueria

Which is a very popular street of central Barcelona with a lot of tourists. It is worth having a look and stopping by El Mercado de la Boqueria and get some ice-cream or fruit bowls.

La Barceloneta

As you walk down the Rambla, you will have a pretty amazing view of the port Vell and the beach La Barceloneta.

You can stop by for a tan or a café con leche, anytime!

The day is ending in Barcelona… but you still have some time to enjoy a late Spanish dinner and a cocktail?

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And yes, following this order, you can do all of this in one day as it is so easy to walk everywhere or to use public transportation, and make the most of your time. I hope you’ll enjoy your time here and I would love to hear what your experience is like and what you have loved most doing!

Have a great day,


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