MBM Travel Tips | 8 Free Things To Do In Barcelona

Barcelona is a picturesque city cradled in Catalonia, Spain. The energetic city attracts travellers from across the globe every year who wish to partake in the Barcelonian experience. This...
Park Güell Ⓒ Photo Sam for Mood Board Magazine
Park Güell Ⓒ Photo Sam for Mood Board Magazine

Barcelona is a picturesque city cradled in Catalonia, Spain. The energetic city attracts travellers from across the globe every year who wish to partake in the Barcelonian experience.

This metropolitan seaside city has many an attraction to flaunt, like the breath-taking scenic locales, beautiful architecture and a Mediterranean lifestyle. Budget travellers to Barcelona are often wary of the expensive Barcelonian experience. But the good news is that this city can be explored on a budget and the budget-conscious traveller can have the most enervating fantastic experience.

The following are a list of free things to do, when in Barcelona.

1. Architectural Marvels

Barcelona is the heart of Catalan modern architecture. Several of these architectural wonders are UNESCO listed and bear the stamp of Antonio Gaudi’s distinct and matchless style. Though, several of these Catalan structures require an admission fees to see the interiors, the good news is that the most outstanding architectural beauties can be seen for free.

Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
ⒸPhoto Sarah Barlondo for Mood Board Magazine

Inside La Sagrada Familia ⒸPhoto Sarah Barlondo for Mood Board Magazine

One cannot afford to miss this most impressive architectural wonder with 18 towers rising into the sky, higher than the other monuments.

Tip 1: Tickets are usually sold-out if you try to buy your ticket directly at the Cathedral. May sure to pre-pay your admission ticket online.

ⒸPhoto Sarah Barlondo for Mood Board Magazine

Inside La Sagrada Familia ⒸPhoto Sarah Barlondo for Mood Board Magazine

Gaudi’s Casa Batlló

These glorious modernist buildings make for a surreal facade and stand next to each other on the Passeig de Gracia.

Casa Batlló ⒸPhoto Sarah Barlondo for Mood Board Magazine

Casa Batlló ⒸPhoto Sarah Barlondo for Mood Board Magazine

Casa Batlló ⒸPhoto Sarah Barlondo for Mood Board Magazine

Casa Batlló ⒸPhoto Sarah Barlondo for Mood Board Magazine

Casa Lleo Morera
ⒸBarcelona Navigator

ⒸBarcelona Navigator

ⒸBarcelona Navigator

ⒸBarcelona Navigator

The Casa Amatller
ⒸCult Tubist Ru

ⒸCult Tubist Ru

Tip 2: Get a Barcelona card. Many of these buildings are landmarks have free entry or reduced admissions with it.

2. Museum Hopping

The artistic cultural and historic heritage of Barcelona can best be understood with enriching experience of museum visits in Barcelona and they are absolutely free on Sundays after 3pm. The Picasso museum and the Museum of History of Barcelona provide fascinating insights to the curious travellers and are the most important on the Barcelona museum circuit. There are other museums too, for the culture and history buffs and a check on the individual websites will throw light on the days available for free viewing.

Ⓒ Photo Sam Weiss for Mood Board Magazine

Ⓒ Photo Sam Weiss for Mood Board Magazine

3. Get tanned on the beaches of Barcelona

This city provides the quintessential beach experience with blue seas and beautiful golden sands. The restaurants and little eateries, dotting the seaside, offer the most scrumptious food experience at a decent budget.

Photo: Happy in Spain

Photo: Happy in Spain

Tip 3: The beaches on the northern side are less crammed than the ones in the city

5. Ambling in La Rambla

This street in Central Barcelona, popular among the tourists and the locals is a must-visit, if one wishes to soak in the true culture of Barcelona. The La Rambla is lined with trees and dotted with souvenir kiosks and roadside cafes. The Mercat de la Boqueria, in La Rambla, is a food lover’s paradise and provides for the most mouth-watering display of fruits, vegetables, seafood, tapas bars and other street food.

ⒸPhoto Post Card From Abroad

ⒸPhoto Post Card From Abroad

6. Font Magica

The free sound and lightshow has been a big tourist draw since the time of its inception in 1929.

Font Magica

Font Magica

7. Festivals in Barcelona

The festive spirit of the city comes alive during the festivals of Festes de la Merce and Festa Major de Gracia. Timing your visit to coincide with one of these festivals could provide you with the most memorable experience of a lifetime and there are several offers during this peak season to make it an economically happy visit too.

8. Joan Miro’s public art

The Miro sculptures around the city are meant for free viewing and provide a glimpse of the rich artistic heritage of the city.

Joan Miro, street art | lena de almeida

Joan Miro, street art | lena de almeida

Tip 4: Before you Visit Barcelona, check out Barcelona Tourism 

Park Güell Ⓒ Photo Sam for Mood Board Magazine

Park Güell Ⓒ Photo Sam for Mood Board Magazine

I’m Sam & I love travelling. Every journey I undertake, is a journey towards discovering myself. And I blog at www.soarlegs.com because I wish to collect these moments and narrate a story to the world. Every time I travel, it seems to me that the story is different. Traveling has broadened my horizons. I’ve acquired a whole different world view, and I’m not interested in artifice, I prefer to see things as they are. Travelling to new places and meeting new people has always been a fascinating activity for me. With every experience, I see an opportunity to learn and value the simple joys of life. I blog about my travel expeditions, because I love to share my experiences and if I have appealed to the explorer in my readers that’s more than I could ask for. My blog is my travel diary, a record of the places and experiences I wish that my readers would enjoy and keep in mind the tips before they go on an exciting journey of their own.