What to do in Barcelona : A Foodie & Explorer’s 3-day Itinerary

What to do in Barcelona : A Foodie & Explorer's 3-day Itinerary

Barcelona, a vibrant tapestry of history, culture, and delectable cuisine, awaits your exploration. This carefully curated itinerary, spanning three days, aims to tantalize your taste buds and fill your soul with wonder.

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Day 1: A Historical Gastronomic Adventure

Morning: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at Granja M. Viader, a charming traditional local spot that has been open since 1870. Lady fingers and a freshly brewed coffee or hot chocolate, immersing yourself in the local atmosphere.

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Embark on a walking tour through the captivating Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter). Wander through labyrinthine streets, marvel at the imposing Barcelona Cathedral, and discover hidden gems like the Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Fuel your explorations with a stop at La Boqueria, the city’s famed food market. Delight in the sensory overload of sights, smells, and tastes – from fresh seafood and colorful fruits to local cheeses and cured meats. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many stalls, savoring authentic flavors like “jamón ibérico” (Iberian ham) or “boquerones en vinagre” (marinated anchovies).

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Head to the Picasso Museum for an enriching cultural experience. Explore the diverse collection showcasing the artistic evolution of Pablo Picasso, gaining insight into his creative genius.

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Treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at Caelis, a Michelin-starred restaurant by renowned chef Romain Fornell. Prepare for a culinary adventure with their innovative tasting menus, pushing the boundaries of contemporary cuisine. For a more casual experience, head to El Nacional, a bustling food hall housed in a former bullring, offering a variety of delicious options.


In Barcelona we have many wonderful bars too but Dr. Stravinsky is one of my favorites. They are like a crazy chemist, they have excellent craft cocktails a must stop if you are in the area, it was awarded 17 in the Top 50 Bars in World

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Day 2: Gaudí’s Masterpieces & Culinary Delights


Fuel your day with a traditional “churros con chocolate” (fried dough with chocolate) at Xurreria La Valenciana a historical establishment since 1920.

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Mid Morning:

Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of Park Güell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by Antoni Gaudí. Wander amidst whimsical architecture, capture breathtaking city views, and marvel at the iconic mosaic salamander.

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Delve deeper into Gaudí’s genius with a visit to the Sagrada Familia. This architectural marvel, still under construction, is a testament to his visionary creativity. Pre-book your tickets to avoid long queues and be mesmerized by the intricate details and stained-glass windows.



Enjoy a relaxed tapas crawl in the charming El Born neighborhood. Explore the narrow streets, hopping from bar to bar and sampling an array of delicious tapas, like “patatas bravas” (spicy potatoes) and “croquetas” (fried croquettes). End the evening with a refreshing glass of sangria at a rooftop bar, soaking in the city’s vibrant nightlife. Eye on Food Tours has a wonderful setup to give travelers the history of Barcelona and the food you are eating during the tour.

Day 3: Beyond the City Limits & Culinary Discoveries


Escape the city bustle with a day trip to Costa Brava, which translates to “Wild Coast” in English, is a stunning region in Catalonia, Spain, known for its dramatic coastline, charming villages, and delicious cuisine. It’s a popular destination for hikers and beach lovers alike, offering a variety of trails and beaches to suit all interests and fitness levels.


Hiking in Costa Brava:

Camí de Ronda (The Coastal Path): This iconic path stretches for over 200 kilometers (124 miles) along the Costa Brava coastline, offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, secluded coves, and hidden beaches. The path is well-maintained and varies in difficulty, with some sections suitable for casual walkers and others challenging experienced hikers.

Cap de Creus Natural Park: This park, located at the easternmost tip of the Costa Brava, is a paradise for hikers. It boasts rugged cliffs, hidden coves, and diverse flora and fauna. The park offers several well-marked trails, including the challenging hike to the Cap de Creus lighthouse, which rewards hikers with panoramic views of the coastline.

Beaches of Costa Brava:

Cala Boadella: This beautiful beach is located in Lloret de Mar and is known for its fine sand, clear waters, and scenic backdrop of pine trees. It offers a variety of amenities, including sun loungers, parasols, and water sports activities.

Cala d’Aiguablava: This sheltered cove is located in Begur and is a popular spot for families and sunbathers. It boasts calm waters, making it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The cove is also surrounded by pine trees and cliffs, offering a picturesque setting.

Late Afternoon:

Return to Barcelona and indulge in a late lunch at Perikete, a local specializing in innovative Catalan cuisine. Enjoy a few tapas showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients and masterful culinary techniques.


Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of La Barceloneta beach. Take a stroll along the promenade, soak up the sun, and indulge in fresh seafood at a beachfront restaurant. As the sun sets, witness the breathtaking spectacle of the sky ablaze with color. For a cultural finale, attend a flamenco performance in the Palau Dalmases, dating back to the 14th century. I highly recommend experiencing the passion and energy of this traditional Spanish dance.

Beyond the Itinerary

This itinerary provides a framework, but remember, Barcelona offers endless possibilities. Explore hidden gems like the Montjuïc Magic Fountain, get lost in the Ciutadella Park, or take a bike tour for a unique perspective of the city. Embrace spontaneity, indulge in local specialties, and create your own unforgettable Barcelona experience.

Additional Tips

Consider purchasing the Barcelona Card for free public transportation access and discounts on attractions.

Learn a few basic Spanish phrases to enhance your interactions with locals.

Pack comfortable shoes for walking and exploring the city.

Don’t forget to try the local cava (sparkling wine) and savor the diverse culinary scene.

This itinerary is just a starting point – feel free to adapt it to your interests and preferences. With its rich history, captivating architecture, and delectable cuisine, Barcelona.

¡Olé! Hungry for an unforgettable Barcelona adventure?

Spice up your trip with an Eye on Food Tours! ️

Ditch the guidebooks and tantalize your taste buds with:

Hidden gems: Uncover authentic, off-the-beaten-path eateries loved by locals.

Flavor explosion: From tapas to paella, indulge in the diverse culinary tapestry of Barcelona.

Insider knowledge: Learn fascinating food history and traditions from passionate guides.

Unique experiences: Skip the tourist traps and savor local markets, family-run shops, and vibrant neighborhoods.

Memories to savor: Make new friends, share laughter, and create lasting food memories.

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