Plan your weekend break in Barcelona! With its rich history, stunning architecture, sunny beaches and world-class cuisine, Barcelona offers a unique experience that combines the best of culture, art and fun. Pack your suitcase and come and discover all that Barcelona has to offer in an exciting weekend that you will remember forever.

Weekend in Barcelona: our recommended accommodations

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Modern apartment in Barcelona

This spacious 130 m² apartment, ideal for up to 15 people, has 5 bedrooms. Two balconies with panoramic views. Located 8 minutes from Paseo de Gracia and close to La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia.

Apartment Key Barcelona Girona

This impressive 150 m² apartment, ideal for up to 8 people, offers 5 elegant bedrooms with double beds, two modern bathrooms and a bright living room with comfortable sofas and TV. Located 8 minutes walk from Paseo de Gracia.

Apartment Plaza Catalunya Barcelona

This 126 m² apartment is ideal for groups of up to 8 people. It has 4 bedrooms. Located in the heart of the city, you will have immediate access to tourist attractions, shops, restaurants and public transport.

Penthouse Sagrada Familia

This penthouse in the Sagrada Familia area combines comfort and beauty, offering a spacious and bright living room and a private terrace with spectacular views. With 60 m² of interior space and a generous terrace. Perfect for your weekend break in Barcelona.

Apartment next to the Sagrada Familia

Accommodation for 4 people, located steps from the Sagrada Familia, offers comfort and serenity. With a bright living room, two cosy bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Located on the emblematic Avenida Gaudí.

Apartment with terrace in Barcelona

This spacious 80 m² apartment with outdoor terrace is ideal for up to 6 people, offering comfort and style in the heart of the city. Located close to Diagonal metro station, just 19 minutes from the Sagrada Familia.

Apartment Key Paseo de Gracia

This charming centrally located apartment in Barcelona, which sleeps up to 4 people, offers two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a modern living room. It is within walking distance of restaurants, shops and attractions.

Apartment Plaza Universidad Barcelona

This spacious accommodation, perfect for groups of up to 18 people, offers comfort and style in a prime location. With balconies overlooking the iconic Gran Via, the flat is full of natural light and features seven bedrooms, three full bathrooms.

Best places for your weekend break in Barcelona

These are our favourite areas of Barcelona for your next weekend city break.

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Eixample

This district, with its modernist architecture, is perfect for art and design lovers. Visit the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. The area is very well connected and has a wide range of restaurants.

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For a more relaxed atmosphere full of squares, cafés and shops, this neighbourhood is perfect. For a more luxurious experience, we recommend El Paseo de Gracia with some of Gaudí’s most famous works.

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Poble Sec

Enjoy the great cultural and gastronomic offer of this neighbourhood: theatres, tapas bars… Poble Sec is close to Montjuïc, where you will find the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) and the Magic Fountain.

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Barceloneta

For a weekend break near the beach, choose Barceloneta with its beach bars and seafood restaurants. You’ll be close to Port Vell and the Barcelona Aquarium.

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Sant Antoni

For a modern yet traditional experience, Sant Antoni is perfect. You will enjoy a quiet area, very close to the city centre, with a variety of restaurants.

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Gothic Quarter

The historic heart of Barcelona. Ideal for those who love strolling through cobbled streets full of history. Visit Barcelona Cathedral and Plaça del Rei and enjoy the variety of bars and cafés.

What to do during a 3-day break in Barcelona? Complete itinerary.

Day 1 of your city break in Barcelona:

  • Stroll through the Gothic Quarter: Visit the Barcelona Cathedral and Plaça del Rei and stroll through the famous narrow streets of the neighbourhood.
  • Stroll along the emblematic street of Barcelona: La Rambla. Enjoy the atmosphere, the street artists and the shops.
  • Take a lunch break at La Boqueria Market, with its fresh, local produce.
  • Explore the bohemian quarter, El Born, visit the Picasso Museum and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar.
  • Relax in the Ciutadella Park.
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Day 2 of your weekend in Barcelona:

  • Visit the Sagrada Familia: remember to buy your tickets in advance for your weekend city break in Barcelona.
  • Stroll along Passeig de Gràcia and visit this iconic Gaudí-designed house: Casa Batlló.
  • Visit Casa Milà (La Pedrera), a Gaudí masterpiece, which offers breathtaking views of the city.
  • Relax in Park Güell and enjoy its colourful mosaics and panoramic views.
  • Stroll along the beach and dine in the Barceloneta neighbourhood.
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Day 3 of your weekend trip in Barcelona:

  • Visit Montjuïc Castle: Take the cable car up to the castle and enjoy the views.
  • Visit the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) during your weekend break in Barcelona.
  • Have lunch in one of the tapas bars in Poble Sec.
    Visit the Grec Theatre or the gardens of Montjuïc.
  • Stroll around the Gràcia neighbourhood: discover its squares, cafés and shops. Don’t miss Plaça del Sol and Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia.
  • Take the opportunity to have dinner in the area.
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Our tips for a romantic weekend in Barcelona

Barcelona is the perfect city to enjoy a romantic break. Key Barcelona gives you some tips to make the most of a weekend with your partner:

  1. Choose a romantic accommodation in the best neighbourhood in Barcelona. Discover our favourite accommodations.
  2. Organise a candlelit dinner. Book a table in a romantic restaurant like ‘Lasarte’, with Michelin star or enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach.
  3. Book a boat trip to watch the sunset – there’s nothing more romantic!

In general, for your weekend city break to Barcelona, we advise you to book all the museums or places you want to visit to avoid wasting time in long queues.

Use public transport to get around easily by purchasing a tourist transport pass.

Finally, don't forget to try the local specialities such as paella, bread with tomato and Catalan custard.