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The hotel is excellent, with few negative points (see below). It is new, modern and functional. The location is not so central for tourists, and the metro is about 10 minutes walk. I recommend the hotel. Possible points: – large, new, modern and well-equipped room; – large and functional bathroom; – hairdryers; – bed linen with quality fabric; – very good breakfast; – no carpet, and yes wood floor (more hygienic and less allergenic); – good air conditioning control; – careful staff, both breakfast and reception. Points to be improved: – the wi-fi signal is unstable and slow, falling all hours; – the hygienic paper could be of better quality; – the sticks of the larger sticks do not cover the sides (be open), leaving the inner part exposed, which is not very hygienic there, since only the fence is exchanged for each new guest (and not the internal part); – the free toilet items, including body hydrant, are missing, which is always useful when you are in Europe; – they could leave bottles of free water in the room (or in the reception space), as other hotels in this category are currently doing.

Three Days in Barcelona

Barcelona is an enchanting city with an abundance of art, food, wine, sites, museums, and music. This beautiful city is easy to enjoy, and you will leave having made memories you never thought were possible.

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It is one of my favorite places to visit because I feel inspired when I wander through the city. There is something for everyone to enjoy which is why it is on so many travel bucket lists. If you plan to go to Barcelona and have limited time, I have some travel tips and suggestions for your itinerary.

Staying in the city

If you only have a few days to spare in Barcelona then stay near the center of the city or near where you want to spend the majority of your time. You have 72 hours; you probably don’t want to use those precious hours stuck in traffic. Popular areas to stay are along the coast, near La Rambla, the Gothic Quarter, or Plaza Catalunya. The city has a large selection of places to stay. As long as you search ahead of time, you should be able to find a place to rest your head. We stayed in an Airbnb several blocks away from La Boqueria and were within walking distance to most attractions and restaurants. Find out what area to stay in here

Organize trips by location

Short trips are better if the days are organized by location. Grab a map and mark all the places you want to go. The visualization helps when deciding how to organize your daily itinerary. The less time spent in transit means there is less of a chance of getting stuck in traffic or getting lost and there is more time to see what you came for.

Cozy streets in Barcelona

Cozy streets in Barcelona

Barcelona is smaller than you might imagine and you will be able to reach most places with a short trip on public transportation or by walking.Renting a car is unnecessary, and it could be stressful to drive and find parking. The metro, buses, and taxis will be your best option when deciding how to get from one place to another. Mopeds are always an option, but I hardly recommend driving a moped in a busy and unfamiliar city.

To calculate the duration of your metro journey add 2 minutes per stop and 10 minutes for every transfer.

Barcelona Turisme offers different public transportation cards good for 2-5 days. These cards make seeing the city affordable and convenient. If you are staying in the center of the city, it is likely that you won’t use public transportation much and it might be more economical to buy single trips. This website gives an honest look at which pass option will be the best for you. More on getting around the city here

Uber is not available in Barcelona.

The Barcelona Tourist Card offers many benefits like included travel by bus, metro, or airport-train. It also provides entrance to Barcelona’s best museums for free, discounts for shopping, tours, and nightlife. Like any tourist pass, they are only worth it if they save you money in the long run.

We purchased the card without doing any of the research, and it ended up not being worth it for us. We also chose to go to the Miro Museum instead of the Picasso Museum, which was not included in the free entrance museum list. Lastly, our flight left early in the morning, and the airport train wasn’t open yet.

In our experience, it was a bad buy, so my suggestion to you is to do your research ahead of time to see if the things you want to see are offered in the card benefits. Total up all the costs and see if it actually will save you money. I ended up spending about 45 Euros for one bus ride and a map. Lesson learned.

There is so much to do, and deciding what to do and when to do it can become quite the chore. Three days isn’t much time, but if it is your first time visiting, then it should be enough time to hit the main attractions. I didn’t include any restaurants because the number of delicious places to wine and dine is astounding. If you are interested in my favorite places to eat in Barcelona, leave me a comment in the comments section, and I will whip one up for you.

Walking tour

Walking tours are the best way to become acquainted with a new city and the first day is the best day to do these. They are a crash course in the history, sites, safety tips, and other important things to know when you touchdown.

I’m attracted to free walking tours that are tip-based because it is an excellent opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds, exchange knowledge about the city and find out what interests them. This particular tour is 2.5 hours and hits all the need-to-see sites like the Roman ruins, the Jewish Quarter, the Gothic Quarter, and many other momentous sites. Sign up for a free walking tour here

The Boqueria is a market and a bunch of small places to eat. The Boqueria is the happening spot for lunch, and I recommend heading in that direction to try some delicious Spanish food. The energy is high, and the food is remarkable.

La Boqueria

There are a ton of museums in Barcelona. We chose to go to the Miro Museum because one of our friends is a big fan of his work. The Miro Museum wasn’t too crowded, and they allow photos of the work. Keep in mind the Miro Museum isn’t included in the Barcelona City Card, but the Picasso Museum is. Gabe tried to visit this museum on a Monday back in 2012, which is one of the days that the museum is closed.

Gothic quarter

No matter how much time you spend visiting the Gothic Quarter, you will always find something to explore. It is over 2,000 years old, and there is a lot to see. The city tour that you took in the morning will only touch on the main attractions. Set some time to absorb the greatness of this area. You will find fantastic boutiques and smaller restaurants located near beautiful cathedrals and other culturally significant buildings.

There are plenty of places to pick up souvenirs in this area. I like the boutiques in this area because they are unique and decently priced. La Rambla also has an extensive selection of key chains.

This is a great area to pick up souvenirs that aren’t so cheesy.

The coolest hangout spots

The coolest hangout spots

La sagrada familia

Antoni Gaudi is Barcelona’s most recognized architect, and La Sagrada Familia is his most well-known work. It is an ongoing project that started 135 years ago and isn’t scheduled to finish until 2026-2028. It is a quite popular place to visit so be patient. Not only is the architecture one of a kind, it is fun to experience the atmosphere, filled with people all over the world, street vendors, and park life. Other works from Gaudi include Park Güell, Casa Mila, and Casa Batllo.

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

Parc de la ciutadella

After lunch, relax at Parc de la Ciutadella. Bring a blanket if you want and take a siesta underneath the shady trees. It is a beautiful oasis in the middle of Barcelona, and there are several museums located inside of the park.

Futbal game

Barcelona is home to one of the most popular futbal clubs. Currently, big-name players like Messi, Suarez, and Neymar (just kidding he was recently transferred) play for Barcelona FC. If there are home games, then you absolutely must make it to a game. If you happen to be around for the rival Real Madrid vs Barcelona, you cannot miss that. Unfortunately for us, there weren’t any home games available.

Catedral de Barcelona

Catedral de Barcelona

History museum of barcelona

After breakfast, use the morning to take in culture and history at the History Museum of Barcelona. The best way to appreciate the city is to understand the history and the culture.

After the museum head to one of Barcelona’s famous beaches for lunch and some sun. Restaurants line the coast and are an exceptional place to enjoy paella and a glass of wine. It is more expensive but the ambiance is fantastic.

Popular beaches include; Barceloneta, Nova Icaria Beach, Ocata Beach, Bogatell Beach, Mar Bella, Sant Sebastia

An alternative to the beach and history museum is to take a trip to Montserrat. From this peak, you will get the most spectacular views of Barcelona. This point can be reached by train or through a tour agency.

Check out the beach fair, it's great for kids.

Check out the beach fair, it’s great for kids.

At the end of it all

There is so much to see and do in this city so don’t get overwhelmed. You are on vacation so take lots of breaks, eat a bunch, drink even more, and enjoy your time. Barcelona is a magical place. Here are a few more helpful hints!

  • Always follow the music. If you hear good music then follow it, that is where the memories are.
  • Locals typically have dinner later in the evening, around 9-11pm.
  • Nightclubs are open all night long. Get to the party before 1 pm, and it likely won’t have started.
  • Always ask the price before you agree to buy it. I didn’t do this on the first day and got charged 17 euros for a freaking orange juice.
  • Avoid chain restaurants, they tend to be overpriced, and the food isn’t as good.
  • If you see street food while you are out and about, grab some for the road.

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Always follow the music.

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Llar de Capitans, отель в Масноу, в районе Ocata Beach

Llar de Capitans

Отель в районе Ocata Beach, Масноу

Featuring a spacious terrace, and a beachfront location, Llar de Capitans hotel is located in El Masnou. Barcelona is 15 km away and easily accessible by train. Прекрасное отношение к гостям: постоянный контакт через Booking, быстрые ответы на вопросы. Великолепное месторасположение, чистота и простор номера. Есть все необходимые кухонные принадлежности в достаточном количестве. Близость различных магазинов и кафе. Превосходные аппартаменты.

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Hotel Torino, отель в Масноу, в районе Ocata Beach

Hotel Torino

Отель в районе Ocata Beach, Масноу

Отель Torino расположен в 50 м от пляжа, в районе Эль-Масноу. К услугам гостей номера с кондиционером и бесплатным Wi-Fi, а также традиционный ресторан и бар. Расстояние до Барселоны составляет 15 км. Small hotel, family type, very friendly. Excellent location.

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Vilador Beach Hotel, отель в Масноу, в районе Ocata Beach

Vilador Beach Hotel

Отель в районе Ocata Beach, Масноу

Facing the beachfront, Vilador Beach Hotel offers 3-star accommodation in Masnou and features a garden, shared lounge and terrace. Очень приятный отель, хорошее месторасположение, приятные хозяева отеля , особая благодарность за завтраки , не всегда такой можно увидеть в отелях 5 звезд, всегда свежие фрукты и есть с чего выбрать.

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MARILU SEAVIEW & BEACH - apartment, отель в Масноу, в районе Ocata Beach


Ocata Beach, Масноу

Апартаменты MARILU SEAVIEW & BEACH расположены в городе Эль-Масноу, в нескольких шагах от пляжа Оката и в 600 метрах от пляжа Плайя-де-Понент. Pros: proximity to several restaurants and the beach. Very spacious apartment. The kitchen is large and well supplied. lovely tiling on the wall. I liked the artwork. There are super markets very close. Firm mattresses that I found comfortable. It is clean.

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Terrassa de Mar Apartment, отель в Масноу, в районе Ocata Beach

Terrassa de Mar Apartment

Ocata Beach, Масноу

Terrassa de Mar Apartment is a beachfront apartment in Masnou, offering guests a sustainable accommodation with scenic sea views. The air-conditioned accommodation is 200 metres from Ocata Beach. Beautiful apartment with great access to barcelona. Great parking facilities. Apartment has an excellent sun terrace. We throughly enjoyed our stay. Very helpful host who went above and beyond. I can highly recommend this apartment

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ecoGrusApartments, отель в Масноу, в районе Ocata Beach


Ocata Beach, Масноу

Сертифицированный комплекс апартаментов Grus с собственной кухней и сертифицированным биосферным бюро расположен в городе Масноу, всего в 100 м от пляжа. Excellent location, lovely view

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Tata's House, junto playa y Barcelona Centro, отель в Масноу, в районе Ocata Beach

Tata’s House, junto playa y Barcelona Centro

Ocata Beach, Масноу

Апартаменты Tata’s House, junto playa y Barcelona Centro расположены рядом с пляжем в городе Масноу, в 1,1 км от площади Плайя-де-Понент и пляжа Масноу. Excellent location 1 min from the beach. We love it and very friendly host.

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BLAU, отель в Масноу, в районе Ocata Beach


Ocata Beach, Масноу

Апартаменты BLAU с террасой, бесплатным WiFi и стиральной машиной расположены в районе пляжа Оката в городе Масноу, недалеко от пляжа Оката. Это было что-то особенное. Мы прикоснулись к жизни Испании как бы изнутри. Квартира в доме, которому как минимум 2 столетия, но со всем необходимым для проживания современному человеку: горячая вода, душ, плита, микроволновка, духовка, холодильник, утюг, фен, вся необходимая посуда, WiFi, был даже зонтик для пляжа. Есть замечательная терасса, с которой потрясающий вид на море. До пляжа 2 минуты пешком. Рядом с домом магазин с самым необходимым и всегда свежими овощами и фруктами. В пятиминутной доступности очень много заведений где можно поесть. Чуть дальше в порту много ресторанов и кафе. Нам захотелось вернуться сюда еще раз и пожить подольше. Хозяйка очень приятная. Частичка нашего сердца осталась в Испании!

Masd Mediterraneo Hotel Apartamentos Spa

2.04km from city center
4.3 / 5
Premier Double Room
Breakfast Included
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Stayed here for one week location excellent opposite the public beach plenty of restaurants near by. There is a shopping mall 20 mins walk away and Lidl. Rooms nicely decorated and lovely big shower. Ladies came everyday to clean and change towels. Hotel charge 2 euros for beach towel every time you change for fresh so bring your own and wash them in the shower. Did not try the food or drinks. Breakfast is 8 euros and you have 4 choices which you have to pre order and to be honest not worth the money as you can get cheaper and better quality elsewhere. Some of the reception staff are helpful when the have time. Bus to Barcelona 2 euros stop 5 mins walk away. Would love to come back again for relaxing holiday.

Hotel Marina Badalona

Hotel Marina Badalona

8.18km from city center
4.4 / 5
Standard Double Room Sea View
Breakfast Included
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It is a bit far from the central tourist area of Barcelona, and it is more than 15 minutes on foot from the nearest subway station. But the beach is right in front, and the view from the room is really nice. The breakfast was also the most satisfactory of any hotel I have visited so far. The service was great and the facilities were clean too. However, the bathroom is separated by translucent glass rather than a wall, so it may be a little uncomfortable when using it with friends or family rather than a couple.

Hotel SB Glow Sup

2.4km from city center
4.2 / 5
Double Room
Breakfast Included
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Nice apart from the drug dealers and complete lack of security. This is a really beautiful hotel in terms of interior design and the facilities are pretty good. The roof top pool bar is absolutely amazing and a beautiful place to sit and have drinks, with fantastically friendly staff, however the pool is quite dirty and needs a good clean. Stopping people having drinks around the pool isn’t the solution the silly inverted showers which shoot up water don’t help as no one knows they are there and they are completely inadequate and no one uses them. We reported the Ice machine on the 8th floor not working when we arrived and was told it would be sorted. We left 3 days later and it was still not working. The location of the hotel isn’t bad, as it’s pretty central but you almost certainly will need to use taxis to get to anywhere you want to go. The worst part of the hotel is the clientele. During our stay there was a good of lads from France and UK holidaying at the hotel who openly spoke about being drug dealers. It created a bit of a strained atmosphere. On top of this, on two occasions whilst relaxing at the roof top bar some young scallys got up to the roof top pool and were about to cause trouble. One even had a balaclava on behaving erratically. It’s not hard to get in, you can just walk past reception and get in a lift with someone else. On another occasion, when leaving, a guy who looked like he was up to no good came through reception with about 5 or 6 luggage cases. The guy on reception went after him asking for his room number but he refused to give it and played dumb just getting into a car and driving off. If they had proper security they could have intervened and provided a presence needed at this hotel. I still really like this hotel and am glad we stayed here as we did still enjoy it but the management need to get their act together before a more serious incident happens.



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