I am not normally a spontaneous person, but after a couple of days of deliberation we have decided to take a weekend getaway to Barcelona (we are currently in Europe already). We arrive tomorrow (Friday) evening and will leave on Monday evening. Right now I am cramming and trying to make a basic plan, but could use assistance since I know fairly little about Barcelona and usually spend weeks researching and working on a detailed itinerary. We will be staying next to Estacio Sants.
Saturday ("Gaudi Day")
Magic Fountain show in the evening
Sunday ("Beach Day")
Funicular up Montjuic, or walk from Placa d'Espanya (?)
(Recommendations for what to do on Montjuic? Not planning to do museums, more walking in the gardens/enjoying the views for a while)
Teleferic cable car down to Sant Sebastia
Barceloneta beach (I assume there are changing facilities/lockers?)
Bogatell beach (?) - would like to go here as it's more relaxed; is it close enough to walk from Barceloneta or should we hop on the metro to go between the two?
Museu Picasso in the evening - free after 3 pm, closes 8pm
(or . . . are we better off flipping our itinerary - doing beaches first, then taking the Teleferic up to Montjuic later in the day?)
Monday ("Central Barcelona Day")
will store luggage at hotel for pick-up later in day
Arc de Triomf/Parc de la Ciutadella (is it worth it to see Arc de Triomf?)
Chocolate Museum (opens at 10)
see a bit of Barri Gotic
Placa de Catalunya
back to hotel, train to airport (flight doesn't leave until after 9 pm)
Please let me know if this rough plan seems totally unreasonable. Too much? Not enough? Poorly organized? Suggestions are welcome. I have a lot more researching and tweaking to do, I know, but wanted to put this out there for any advice.