What to see free in Barcelona: 7 emblematic places
There is a well-known saying in Spain that says that “Barcelona és bona si la bossa sona” (Barcelona is good if you have money). But a lot of people don’t know that this saying continues un “però tant si sona com si no sona, Barcelona sempre és bona” (but even if you have no money, Barcelona is always good).
The complete saying makes sense – you can fall in love with the city without spending not even a single euro. There are many places in Barcelona that you can see for free, and that without doubt, will amaze you.
Walk down Las Ramblas
For locals, Plaza Cataluña es the centre of the city and a common meeting point, specifically in the historic Café Zúrich. One of the best known free plans in Barcelona begins here – to walk down Las Ramblas until you arrive at the port and the statue of Christopher Columbus.
During the walk, pay attention to the fountain of Canaletas, where supports of FC Barcelona celebrate their victories, the market of La Boqueria and the Liceu Theatre and Opera House. You will surely be stunned by the florists, caricaturists and human statues that line the road.
Be amazed by the Sagrada Familia
The stand out symbol of Barcelona. The Sagrada Familia of Antoni Gaudí is a must see and can’t fail to amaze. The price to enter is quite high, but you can make do by admiring only its exterior, that is full of incredible details.
That said, if there is one place in the city that deserves making the effort to enter it is here. In We Barcelona we offer the possibility to do a tour on eBike and enter the Sagrada Familia so that you miss nothing. All the facts and details that our guides will explain to you will ensure that you never forget your time here.
Enjoy La Barceloneta and its views
Few large European cities can boast of having a beach. Barcelona is also special for that reason – you can walk across the sand and take a dip in the Mediterranean any day of the year. Travel the seaside path walking, on bike or on Segway is synonymous with freedom, and if you are lucky enough to be there during sunset, kick back and enjoy!
Discover el Born and Santa María del Mar
El Born is one of the most picturesque and cultural parts of the city. There you can find the Basilica de Santa María del Mar, also known as the Cathedral of the sea, the represents the best example of Catalán gothic that you can find in the city. El Born Centre of Culture and Memory is also very interesting, a place where previously there was a market and that, these days, holds 19th Century ruins and a number of exhibitions, many of them free.
The bars and restaurants of El Born offer the possibility to taste the best food of the city and live the Barcelona life in first person. If you would like to participate in a tour of El Born, enjoy a Flamenco show and eat the best tapas, get in touch with us.
Fill yourself with glamour in Paseo de Gracia
Paseo de Gracia is the most elegant street in Barcelona. The most famous fashion brands have their shops there and majority of the restaurants are of high repute. But that’s not the only thing that makes Paseo de Gracia special, considering that we are looking for free things to see in Barcelona.
In Paseo de Gracia you will find some of the most beautiful modernist buildings in the city. The casa Milà, also known as la Pedrera, the casa Lleó Morera, the casa Ametller and the casa Batlló are only a few metres apart and break with all the architectural conventions of their era, the early 20th century.
Revisit the 1992 Olympics in Montjuïc
The Olympic Games of 1992 opened Barcelona to the world and, at the same time, led to an urban regeneration, the results of which can still be enjoyed today. One of these is the Olympic Ring at Montjuïc, which contains locations such as the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, the Palace of St. George or the Calatrava tower, all surrounded by green parcs.
Montjuïc also is known for its magic fountains and the light show and music that one can enjoy from April to October between 21h and 23.30h will leave you stunned. And yes, it is totally free.
Do something cultural in the library of the University of Barcelona
Finally, if you are one of those travellers interested in getting to know everything possible about the city that you are in, make a date with the library of the University of Barcelona, one of the biggest in Spain with almost 2 million books and specialist magazines in different languages.
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