4 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Barcelona

4 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Barcelona

Planning to stay in the capital of modernism for some days and need to discover Barcelona city in the best way possible?

If you are still looking for apartments in Barcelona but, meanwhile, you want to convince yourself that this trip will be worth it, here you have the definitive list that proves how much you are going to enjoy it. 

 

See the City on Foot

Barcelona is a perfect city to discover on foot because of its size and distribution.

We recommend that you spend a day away from any kind of public or private transport to enjoy the city as it really is and get lost in the little labyrinth of Ciutat Vella. Go across the streets, taste some gastronomic delights from the most hidden restaurants and discover some unique finds from unknown boutiques.

If you prefer larger and more spacious neighborhoods, go through one of the most beautiful avenues: Passeig de Gràcia. Start in Plaça Catalunya, explore the modernist architecture of Antoni Gaudí’s works and finish in the district of Gràcia, where you can have an artisan vermouth and discover healthy and delicious food options.

 

Take a Swim in the Mediterranean Sea

Now that you are in the heart of the Catalonian coast, take advantage of this luxury and take a swim in the sea.  Grab a towel, an umbrella, some sun cream, get dressed and enjoy the summer sun.

The most visited beaches are located in the area of Barceloneta, so if you plan to sit back and relax, beaches of Mar Bella or Nova Icària could be a great option.

Barcelona has four kilometers of sand, so you will find your perfect place for sure. Close to the city, there are coastal towns, like Montgat or Vilassar, where you can go by train or car and be there in just a few minutes.

 

The Artistic Side of Barcelona

Barcelona is full of museums and art galleries from local, national and international artists: Joan Miró Foundation, Picasso Museum, MACBA (Contemporary Art Museum)... there’s also a Chocolate Museum.

One of the most iconic and oldest cultural institutions is MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya), located in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc. There you can discover the Catalan history and see the most representative local artists of Modernism, Gothic art, Renaissance and Baroque.

If you spend the afternoon inside the museum, you can experience one of the most gorgeous sunsets in the city from the stairs of the building.

Did you know that most museums open every 1st Sunday of the month for free?

 

Experience the New Picnic Culture

Barcelona is a European and international city, which loves readapting old traditions.

Having a picnic in the Parc of Ciutadella is becoming a regular practice during the weekend, where many families and groups of friends spend the whole day just doing nothing but eating, drinking, sharing stories and meeting new people.

Fill the wicker basket with some sandwiches and a good Catalan wine, and enjoy this romantic but fun experience.