Barcelona Free Things to Do Overview

Parc de la Ciutadella - Outdoor Activity | Park in Barcelona

When you venture through a big city, it can sometimes feel like there’s a direct correlation between lifelong memories and trips to the ATM. Between meals, partying, museums, and transportation, it’s easy to drop a bit of cash, so it's important to find a few activities that won’t empty the wallet. Luckily, between the beaches, the architecture, the parks, and the plazas, there are thousands of free things to do in Barcelona all year round.

Barcelona has incredible beaches, with the most popular being Barceloneta and Port Olimpico, which are located right below the city center. When it heats up, they are inundated with tourists, though there are other beaches a bit out of town that stretch up and down the picturesque Mediterranean coast and cater more to locals.

The most popular free tourist attraction in Barcelona is Antoni Gaudí’s Parc Güell. This sprawling park, designed in true Gaudí fashion, attracts thousands of people daily, and for good reason. It is a must for anyone visiting Barcelona, especially those looking to save a few euros.

Many of Gaudí’s other pieces of work have an entrance fee, but a trip to see the outside of La Sagrada Familia or the museums on Passeig de Gracia are a must as they are spectacular enough without paying to see the inside.

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