Barcelona on a Budget: Seeing The City on a Shoestring!

Barcelona on a Budget: Seeing The City on a Shoestring!
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Travel can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways you can cut costs and still have an amazing time even if you’re on a shoestring budget. If Spain, in particularly Barcelona has always been on your bucket list but you don’t have hundreds in the bank, you’ll be pleased to know that there are lots of ways that you can enjoy a visit to the city that will cost hardly anything at all. Here are a few ideas!

Go on a free tour

Tours are a great way to learn more about the destination you’re in, and when you’re in a place that’s as interesting and historic as Barcelona it’s a fantastic use of the your time. The city was founded by Romans and has seen war and military uprising in its time. It’s well known for art and architecture, and In more modern times, its world famous football club with the FC Barcelona museum being the most visited in the entire city. A tour will give you background and knowledge about Barcelona, and be able to point out interesting spots that may have otherwise flown under your radar. Best of all, there are free tours in Barcelona which are ideal for anyone on a budget.

Check out the museums

Speaking of museums, there are plenty that you can visit in Barcelona. Many offer free entry once a month, so you can take advantage of this while you’re on your trip. The Picasso museum houses one of the most extensive collections from the famous artist. Another which will be of interest if you have a passion for art is the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, home to many exquisite fine art pieces. You have the maritime museum where you can learn about the ships and vessels, including the military naval ships used in the Barcelona war. Do your research ahead of time, find out which museums you can access for free and on which days or dates so you can plan your trip around this.

Barcelona on a Budget: Seeing The City on a Shoestring!
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Visit the markets

There are plenty of vibrant and interesting markets in Barcelona, selling fresh food and all kinds of wares. While you will of course need to pay for anything you want to buy, everything is far cheaper than you’d ever get back home and so you can have a great day out without spending much. Be sure to check out the food vendors, who will be selling delicious, authentic cuisine for tiny prices.

 

Go to the beach

Did you know that Barcelona’s beaches are actually man made? They were created for the Olympics, but are so well done that the city is recognised for being one of the best beach locations in Spain! With blue waters and a tropical climate, the beaches most definitely don’t feel out of place. A day at the beach will cost next to nothing- you can sunbathe, throw a frisbee and paddle in the sea. If you bring a picnic along with you, you’ll spend hardly anything! Barcelona might be a fantastic city break, but it’s great having the option to get to the beach for a day and spend time somewhere relaxing.

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