5 free things to do on a trip to Barcelona
If you’re planning a group trip to Barcelona, but want to keep costs to a minimum, there are a whole host of free activities and attractions awaiting those with a strict budget.
Here are 5 things you can do in Barcelona without spending a penny.
1) Enjoy free entry to museums on Sundays
Barcelona houses a seemingly endless array of museums, and many of them offer free admission on Sunday afternoons between 3pm and 8pm and free admission all day on the first Sunday of each month. Make sure to plan a visit to the MNAC, CCCB or Picasso Museum if you have the time.
2) Take a stroll down Las Ramblas
No trip to Barcelona is complete without a wander down Las Ramblas. One of the world’s most famous strips, this promenade is constantly bustling with activity, from human statues and street artists to busy restaurants, bars and market stalls.
3) Relax on the beach
Barcelona is home to some stunning beaches, perfect for taking some time to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. Barceloneta Beach is the closest to the centre, but is also often the busiest. If you’re happy to walk a little bit further, you can find some much quieter, more relaxed alternatives, like Icària Beach.
4) Admire Gaudi’s creations at Parc Güell
Parc Güell is a public park system that was designed by Antoni Gaudi and his since been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can visit the park for free and take in many of Gaudi’s astounding creations, as well as a breathtaking view of the city.
5) Become mesmerized by the Font Màgica
The Font Màgica, or Magic Fountain, is one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions, with a water, sound and lightshow that has been enchanting visitors since its restoration in 1992.
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