Top Five Free Attractions in Barcelona

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Barcelona is certainly among Europe’s most visited and beautiful cities but not a very pocket-friendly one, as well. Actually, it is the increasing number of tourists which make Barcelona more and more expensive, but there is no reason to be scared as smart planning and a few inside tricks can help you budget your trip. Not to mention that Barcelona is still much more affordable than London or Amsterdam, for example.

If you’ve got a craving for Barcelona’ bohemian cafes and proverbial parties, you might find yourself looking for airfare deals soon enough. My selection of Top Five Free Attractions in Barcelona will also give you some ideas about how to enjoy this beautiful city when traveling on a tight budget:

La Rambla

La Rambla is a street in the old quarter of Barcelona and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it represents the very heart of the city. From trendy cafes to kitschy souvenir shops, you can find practically everything in La Rambla. To put it another way, the street represents the biggest free attraction in the city.

Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia cathedral with its tall, white towers and their intricate design is hard to miss, no matter where in Barcelona you might find yourself. Actually, missing it would be a great insult to the genius of its creator, architect Antoni Gaudi. This 20st century masterpiece is something you must see with your own eyes – and remember, it’s all for free.

The Beach

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Many people who travel to Barcelona are so fascinated with its nightlife and attractions, that they almost forget the city also got some of the best beaches. And these are sunny Mediteranean beaches we are talking about. With the exception of some small portions of private beach, they are also free of charge!

Parc Guell

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Another original creation of Gaudi, Parc Guell was initially designed as a private garden for the business man Eusebi Guell, one of Gaudi’s biggest admirers. However, the park, with its famous mosaics and iconic lizard is now open to visitors world-wide, which can admire its monuments or simply relax on a bench.

Barcelona Cathedrals

An important tip to remember when traveling in Spain is that most churches have free admission. This is also the case of Barcelona Cathedral a monumental construction which doesn’t at all deserve the shadow of obscurity which the daring Sagrada Familia has cast upon it.

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