Why a city break? Well there‘s a simple answer...Because cities are awesome places to go! Think of the thumping nightlife, sumptuous restaurants, awe-inspiring museums and vibrant galleries. Cities are cultural hotbeds with so many wonderful things to see and do. And there’s none more so wonderful than Barcelona! Like most cities however, it can be an expensive place to visit. So here are 5 great things you can do there without spending a single Euro. If you’re also looking for a great way to save some Euros then holiday apartments in Barcelona are a more cost effective way to stay in the city.
Sunday The Day Of Rest
Not in Barcelona! Sunday is the best day to visit the museums run by the city, as they are all free to enter in the afternoon (3pm – 8pm). It means it’s free to go to the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Museu d'Història de Barcelona Museums or Museu Picasso. Free culture…what’s not to love about that!
Ramble In Las Rambias
Las Ramblas is a mile long boulevard in the heart of the city. It’s a great place to go for a walk to get a real flavour of Barcelona. It addition to the shops and restaurants, there are historical landmarks and tourist attractions, such as the Wax Museum, Museu de l' Erotica and Boqueria Market. You’ll also find street performers and artists. Think Leicester Square with a Catalonian twist!
Take a Cultural Trip
The El Born Centre Cultural is a journey into Barcelona’s past, the 18th century to be precise! The historic building used to be Europe’s largest market. It’s now an exhibition centre that shows what it was like to live in the city at the time of the 1714 siege (a momentous moment in Catalonian history). There is free entry to the exhibitions on Sundays and public holidays.
A stroll through the Barri Gòtic will take you on one of the most architecturally striking walks in Europe. The “Gothic Quarter” is a glorious labyrinth of streets and alleys steeped with gothic splendour. The Plaça Reial (Royal Square) is a beautiful place to search out, as is Catedral de Barcelona - a gothic monolith that is as remarkable inside as out. It is free to enter in the morning and also later in the afternoon.
If you love art then Barcelona is a fantastic place to visit as you’ll find great art wherever you go. Whether it’s the public art of Joan Miró or the architectural treats of Antoni Gaudí, found throughout the city. Miró’s enormous Woman and Bird sculpture is one to search out in particular, as are Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família and Passeig de Gràcia – these do have entry fees, but it doesn’t cost a thing to go look at them, and their architectural prowess will blow your mind!
They say the best things in life are free. Well Barcelona is proof of the fact as there are some many great things to do in the city for free. Oh and don’t forget the beach is free too!! There are not many major cities in Europe that can claim to have so many cultural delights as well as beautiful beaches. So what are you waiting for…book some free time and book a trip to Barcelona!