Free Things To Do In Barcelona You Shouldn’t Miss
Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city and is rich with cultural heritage from the Casa Batllo to the Palaca Reial. If you’re traveling on a budget there are plenty of free things to do in Barcelona. You certainly shouldn’t miss the city’s museums, many of which open their doors for free on certain days of the month.
The Ethnological Museum, located up on Montjuic Mountain, is free to visit on the first Sunday of every month. If you are interested in Spain’s many historical and cultural artifacts, this is the place to go to. You can combine your visit with other sites in the area such as the Greek Theatre, the historic Poble Sec District or stop for a cool beer at the Kentucky bar. At the other end of town, in El Borne, is the Picasso Museum. One of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, this museum is home of many stunning paintings and sculptures from the artist’s early days. It is also free on the first Sunday of each month.
If you want outdoor free things to do in Barcelona there are plenty of options. Sun worshipers can choose from one of the many Barcelona beaches. You can languish on the golden sands of Icaria or leave your inhibitions behind at Mar Bella nudist beach, and you won’t have a problem finding Barcelona lodging conveniently near to each of these beaches. If you want outdoor culture you will enjoy taking a stroll in the city’s famous Park Guell designed by Antonio Gaudi. Follow the park’s networks of twisting lanes to view the fascinating buildings, unusual stone structures and colorful tile work.
The city is full of historical, religious buildings and monuments and unlike in many of Spain’s other cities, you can add them to your list of free things to do in Barcelona. The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is a magnificent example of gothic architecture constructed during the 13th to 15th centuries. Spend the day and check out the quaint, folkloristic style of the churches of Santa María del Pi and the baroque architecture of La Mercè.
Enjoy your stay while you soak up the Spanish sun, history and culture. One thing’s for certain, whether you’re in Spain for a brief visit or an extended vacation you will not be short of free things to do in Barcelona.