Thanks to both for your thoughts :) Love the suggestion of the Teleferico to Montjuïc Fortress (Views) (cable car)! I think we might sub that instead of Bunkers del Carmel.
Here are some of my thoughts, hopes, dreams....on the revised itinerary---
Daughter isn't big on museums and I think with all the guided tours of the various places she will have had her fill of structured attraction visits. So, Carlos, I've cut most of the museum suggestions you made in the itinerary :(
We want to walk along a beach somewhere. Beach suggestions? Where to put it in itinerary?
We hope to mainly eat menu del dia with some tapas and 1 excellent paella thrown in. Suggestions on certain days of this itinerary? Sweets are high on our list too :)
For shopping we hope to try to find some local shops, shoes and I definitely want to visit 1 of the Desigual stores---not really malls or large department stores. Where in the revised itinerary???
I (not so much daughter) would like to see the Poblenou cemetery to photograph it. Where to put it in itinerary?
Daughter really wants to do the self-guided walk Street Art of Poblenou. Where in itinerary?
If Parc Laberint is too much of an outlier, we can skip it but, it does look really cool to walk through :)
Here is my alteration of Carlos' proposed itinerary:
-Arrive BCN early afternoon
-La Manual Alpargatera (workshop)
-Explore Barrio Gotico/Barcelona Cathedral late afternoon for photo lighting-- 5 pm'ish???
-Early dinner in lower Barrio Gotico area (near Carrer de la Mercè)
-Return to hotel for early night
-La Sagrada Familia-- 10 am
-Sant Pau hospital-- 2 or 3 pm'ish???
-Explore quirky Vila de Gracia neighborhood
-Eat at one of the neighborhood pizzerias in Gracia
-Start day at Churreria Laietana
-Palau de la Musica-- 10 am
-Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
-Tapas crawl in El Born (Cal Pep/Bar Celta etc.)
-Mercado de La Boqueria breakfast
-Recaredo Cava tasting tour-- leave Barcelona 8 am'ish
-(if time)--Mercado de Sant Antoni
-Parc Guell before 8 am
-Casa Batlló--walk by only
-Shopping at El Corte Ingles near Placa de Catalunya??? Other more small local stores for shopping???
-Vic day trip leaving early morning
-Mass (Cathedral of Barcelona)
-Teleferico (cable car) to Montjuïc Fortress (Views)
-Walk down Montjuïc, stopping at Botanical Garden of Barcelona
-Look at Olympic Stadiums
-Tapas crawl in El Poble Sec
-End day at Magic fountain 8 pm show
flight home mid-morning
All of your suggestions and advice are greatly appreciated! I am always open to suggestions and changing our minds :)