24 Hours in Barcelona
Written by Regina Winkle-Bryan
Barcelona is nestled snugly between pine-clad hills and the twinkling embrace of the Mediterranean Sea.
Along its boulevards stand numerous Gaudí buildings and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exclusive shops, and eateries serving up some of the country’s most cutting-edge gastronomy. Tucked between the remnants of Barcelona’s time-worn Roman walls are clubs and concert halls offering a buzzing nightlife scene. A sunny temperate climate, in addition to a packed year-round calendar of festivals and events, keeps visitors returning.
Barcelona’s metro system is fast, safe, and easy to navigate. All major sites, such as Passeig de Gràcia, La Rambla, and La Sagrada Família have nearby stops.
Readily available in the city centre and a fast option outside of rush hour. All taxis run on meters.
A bus leaving from Plaça de Catalunya throughout the day gives a complete tour of the city, including the Montjuïc hillside and Futbol Club Barcelona Camp Nou, two places not easily reached by public transport.