What to see in Barcelona in one day

If you are at the  Barcelona airport  and for some reason you have a few free hours before catching your flight, either because you have to wait for a transfer or because your plane is  “delayed” , you surely do not want to spend them getting bored at the terminal, where the waiting minutes seem hours and the hours become eternal. There are many things  to see in Barcelona in one day.

Whether you are on vacation or on a business trip , it is best to spend your time visiting the  historic center of the capital of Catalonia.  Between spending a day yawning through boredom and spending it enjoying the cultural and artistic treasures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the choice is clear.

How far is it from the airport to the center of Barcelona?

El  Prat airport  is located southwest of Barcelona, ​​about  13 kilometers  from its nerve center,  Plaça de Catalunya.

From the same airport you can reach the center using different means of transport.

By  bus it will  take between 35 and 55 minutes, depending on the line and the terminal from which you take it.

The  subway  makes the journey in half an hour and the  train  usually takes a few minutes less.

The car is the fastest way to go to Barcelona , provided there is no traffic jam, making the trip to Plaça de Catalunya in about  20 minutes .

You can do it by taxi or transfer to Barcelona airport  with us for a fairly similar price, approximately 40 or 45 euros for a maximum of 4 people.

However,  the transfer service more than compensates  , with a price closed in advance that will avoid unpleasant surprises, without extra charges and with the possibility of hiring the vehicle that best suits your needs.

Visit Barcelona in one day

There are thousands of  places to visit in Barcelona  and not in years could you cover everything that a world-famous city offers and of a tourist, commercial, financial and cultural importance of the first order. But what you want is to spend a pleasant day and for that you have plenty of time. We are going to make you a small sketch for your  lightning visit .

Plaza de Catalunya

Heart of the city, from there depart some of the main roads of  Barcelona , such as:  Avenida del Portal del Angel, Paseo de Gracia, Rambla de Catalunya, Pelayo Street and the rounds of San Pedro and the University.

It also houses the  Tourist Information Center of Barcelona , where they can inform you of everything you need.

Las Ramblas

One of the symbols of  Barcelona  and a popular tourist spot. street show  always boiling with musicians, pampering, dancers and all kinds of artists that contribute to the fame of a bohemian and cosmopolitan city that has always had the  city ​​of Gaudí.


Gothic Quarter

Always bustling, this monumental complex will allow you to delight in the contemplation of its many historical buildings, such as the  churches of San Felipe Neri and Santa María del Pi , the City Hall building  and the Generalita t in  Plaça de Sant Jaume  and those of the  Plaza Real and the Cathedral.

It is also a good place to eat, with excellent restaurants such as  Biarritz Winery, Da Nanni Pizzeria or Viana Restaurant.

El born

You can also reserve to eat in one of the many restaurants in this well-known neighborhood, after having bought a gift for the family, or for yourself, in one of its many  shops , authentic avant-garde symbols of the city.

Between the Paseo de Lluís Companys and the Vía Laietana , between its small shop-shops and its alternative fashion designers, it will be difficult for you not to find something that is impossible for you not to buy.

Visiting Barcelona  is always a pleasure even if there is little time available, so the best thing you can do is use a transfer, the fastest means of transport from the airport to be able to squeeze every minute in the city.