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One late afternoon and evening and one full day. What would be the best use of our time. We have been there once and have taken the...

...on/off bus tour around the city.

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City: Barcelona

Autonomous community: Catalonia

Country: Spain

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Hi, Good morning :

One day afternoon you can visit the old town of Barcelona with the cathedral, jewish quarter, Ramblas market ...
During the full day then you can visit Sagrada Famillia, Park Güell and Casa batlló / Milá from Gaudí.

We have a very good subway system and buses . My suggestion would be public transportation.
I am an official guide and I offer walking tours arround the city , so you can visit any museum or building without queing.

I hope to see you in barcelona,

Thank you,

Sandra
Sandra Tours
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Hi, Good morning :

One day afternoon you can visit the old town of Barcelona with the cathedral, jewish quarter, Ramblas market ...
During the full day then you can visit Sagrada Famillia, Park Güell and Casa batlló / Milá from Gaudí.

We have a very good subway system and buses . My suggestion would be public transportation.
I am an official guide and I offer walking tours arround the city , so you can visit any museum or building without queing.

I hope to see you in barcelona,

Thank you,

Sandra
Sandra Tours
website
Hi, Good morning :

One day afternoon you can visit the old town of Barcelona with the cathedral, jewish quarter, Ramblas market ...
During the full day then you can visit Sagrada Famillia, Park Güell from Gaudí.

We have a very good subway system and buses . My suggestion would be public transportation.
I am an official guide and I offer walking tours arround the city , so you can visit any museum or building without queing.

I hope to see you in barcelona,

Thank you,

Sandra
Sandra Tours
website
My suggestion would be that on your first evening you walk down La Rambla and stroll along the waterfront (Old Port, Barceloneta district, beaches...) then have dinner in some nice restaurant overlooking the water in the Olympic Village.

As for the next day, I agree with Sandra that you could split your time between the Old Town and the Gaudí sites. However, I must say that if you are travelling on your own you're likely to have to wait quite a lot of time standing in line to enter the Gaudí sites. So either you are happy just seeing them from outside, or you devote your time to one site only inside, and maybe something else afterwards if there is time and you are not too tired.

This said, if your goal is to see as much as possible in one single day, again as Sandra says, a private tourguide is your best option. We know our way around and can skip entrance lines. Plus if you can afford also a private driver, it'd be possible to include also the Montjuïc Hill (Olympic Stadium, 1929 World Fair, city views) in your fullday tour.

Hope it helped!
Have a great day,


Marta
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As well check out the Old City. The Gothic Quarter, Born, Raval and Barceloneta areas. This can fill a full day if you like or even the late afternoon/evening and you can also have tapas in the old City in the Gotico and the Born on one of the outdoor patios. Check out Paseo Del Born for a lively atmosphere at night, good tapas places and fun bars and restaurants.

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