10 things you can do for free in Barcelona
Barcelona is not the cheapest city to visit if you want to visit museums. But there are certainly some amazing things that you can do here, for FREE, that you just can’t do in other cities, like:
Free Activities organised right here in the hostel! Free entrance to nightclubs, walking tours of Gaudí’s works and the old town, group outings to Montserrat, lazy days at the beach… Check the blackboards in the hostel for the activities on offer during your stay!
Chilling in Ciutadella Park. If it is too warm for the beach, go to the park to lie down under a tree. You may even be lucky enough to catch one of the free concerts they offer.
Magic Fountain. One of the best shows you can see in Barcelona. Go to the top of Montjuïc and enjoy the views of the city, the music and the magic of the atmosphere.
Enjoy the beauty of Gaudi’s façades. If you do not want to spend money entering in some of the most famous Gaudi buildings you can just take in the incredible façades. You will find Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (La Pedrera) in Passeig de Gràcia, and Palau Güell which is just a 5 minute walk from the hostel.
Walking around Montjuïc. You’ll find the Olympic Stadium, Montjuïc Castle, Botanic Gardens and beautiful views of the city. Tip: On weekends enjoy a refreshing drink in the Caseta de Migdia, a secret bar hidden away behind the castle, where you can chill and escape the craziness that is Barcelona!
Picasso Museum. all Sundays from 3pm. You will find works from all the periods. Make sure you register so as not to miss out!
A walking along the beach. Don’t wait until summer to go to the beach. Winter is the best moment to enjoy the beauty of the blue sky and the sound of the waves.
Museums free the first Sunday of the month. MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya), Museu Picasso or MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) are some of the museums that you can visit for free.
Visit Park Güell. The park was designed by Gaudí and built between 1900 and 1914. This park has very good views of the city. It was declared a Patrimony of Mankind by the UNESCO in 1984. Parts of the park are still free, however to visit the main entrance there is a small fee. Book online to avoid disappointments and long queues.
Mercat de La Boquería. Wander through this amazing food market in La Rambla. You’ll find lots of interesting things including amongst other things, fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meat, and also a variety of insects – and yes, some people really do eat them! Tip: You can buy a small fruit salad box or a fresh juice for only 1 euro!