36 hours in...Barcelona
Hotel Claris is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

1. Hotel Claris

8.2
Pau Claris, 150, Barcelona, Catalonia
Hotel · La Dreta de l'Eixample · 28 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Special treat: Hotel Claris is a luxury hotel with a difference, a minute’s walk from Gaudí’s buildings and high-end shopping on Passeig de Gràcia. Doubles from £131. Read review http://bit.ly/YWOW7i

Banys Orientals Hotel Barcelona is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

2. Banys Orientals Hotel Barcelona

8.3
Carrer Argenteria 37 (Princesa), Barcelona, Catalonia
Hotel · Sant Pere-Santa Caterina i la Ribera · 9 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Mid-range: The Banys Orientals is in Born, Barcelona’s loveliest neighbourhood, with elegant rooms and friendly service. Book well in advance. Doubles from £83. Read a review http://bit.ly/10MfqZI.

Market Hotel is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

3. Market Hotel

8.1
Passatge de Sant Antoni Abad, 10, Barcelona, Catalonia
Hotel · Sant Antoni · 20 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Budget: Market Hotel is a chic and sophisticated cheap hotel, on the edge of the Raval and a short walk to the Plaça Catalunya. Doubles from £55. Read the full review http://bit.ly/1196LfQ.

Catedral de Barcelona is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

4. Catedral de Barcelona

(Catedral de Santa Eulalia de Barcelona)
Plaça de la Seu, Barcelona, Catalonia
Church · El Barri Gòtic · 164 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: On arrival - 8pm: Head for the great Gothic cathedral, and the tangle of medieval streets around it – you’ll get lost, everybody does, but that’s the charm of the Barri Gòtic.

El Portalón is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

5. El Portalón

6.4
C. Banys Nous, 20 (Baixada de Santa Eulàlia), Barcelona, Catalonia
Spanish Restaurant · El Barri Gòtic · 22 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: If you’re lucky you’ll find yourself outside the lively El Portalón (0034 93 302 11 87), where you can order terracotta jugs of house red and choose from a long list of tapas.

La Pedrera is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

6. La Pedrera

9.4
(La Pedrera (Casa Milà))
Pg. Gràcia, 92 (Carrer Provença), Barcelona, Catalonia
Monument / Landmark · La Dreta de l'Eixample · 342 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Day one - 10am: La Pedrera (0034 93 484 59 00; lapedrera.com; admission €11/ £9.30), Gaudí’s undulating apartment block, now contains an exhibition centre.

Casa Batlló is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

7. Casa Batlló

9.5
Pg. de Gràcia, 43 (C. d'Aragó), Barcelona, Catalonia
Museum · La Dreta de l'Eixample · 518 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The fantastical Casa Batlló (00 34 216 03 06; casabatllo.cat, admission €20.35/ £17), a glittering, polychromatic affair, also open to the public.

Tapas 24 is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

8. Tapas 24

8.5
Diputació, 269, Barcelona, Catalonia
Tapas Restaurant · La Dreta de l'Eixample · 312 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Day one - 1.30pm: A short stroll seawards from here will take you to Tapaç24 (0034 93 488 09 77; carlesabellan.com), one of the city’s best tapas bars, but get here well before 2pm for a seat.

Sagrada Família is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

9. Sagrada Família

9.4
(Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia)
C. de Mallorca, 401 (C. de Sardenya), Barcelona, Catalonia
Church · La Sagrada Familia · 1339 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Day one - 3.30pm: From here, it’s an easy metro ride to Gaudí’s other masterpiece, the unfinished Sagrada Família church (sagradafamilia.cat). It’s as breathtaking within as it is otherworldly without

Restaurante Salamanca is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

10. Restaurante Salamanca

8.2
Carrer De L'Almirall Cervera 34, Barcelona, Catalonia
Paella Restaurant · La Barceloneta · 151 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Day one - 8.30pm: Salamanca (0034 93 221 50; gruposilvestre.com) is a boisterous, sprawling classic, with a seafront terrace and prices that are better than most (mains starting from around £11).

Palau de la Música Catalana is one of 36 hours in...Barcelona.

11. Palau de la Música Catalana

9.4
C. Palau de la Música, 4-6 (Sant Pere més Alt), Barcelona, Catalonia
Concert Hall · Sant Pere-Santa Caterina i la Ribera · 231 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Day two - 9am: Have a coffee downstairs at the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall (0034 902 442 882; palaumusica.org) to sneak a peak at the lobbym or book a guided tour for the whole thing.

12. Cal Pep

8.6
Plaça de les Olles, 8, Barcelona, Catalonia
Tapas Restaurant · Sant Pere-Santa Caterina i la Ribera · 119 tips and reviews

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Day two - 2pm: Cal Pep (Plaça de les Olles 8; 0034 93 310 79 61; calpep.com) is known for its super-fresh seafood tapas. It pays to book ahead. From around £15.