We know that Spain is facing a crisis and the current times are not the best for the economy. However, this does not imply that you have to stop doing wonderful things in the places you live or that we have the chance to get to know.

These are some of our favorite atractions in Barcelona you can enjoy without spending a single euro. You’ll see, there are plenty ofthings todo in Barcelona without spending any money.

Our Top 6  of the  Barcelona for free:

1.       Visiting Montjuïc:

One of the two mountains in Barcelona, Montjuïc is a beautiful place you cannot skip while visiting the city. Perfect for practicing outdoor sports, but also nice for take a stroll and relax. The views over the city form Montjuic are privileged, it is really worth it to walk and walk for discovering better and better paroramic views of the city.

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Views over Barcelona from Montjuic

2.       Do a picnic outdoors: 

If you want to do a picnic outdoors, we suggest you to go to our favorite place inside the Montjuïc park, that are the Gardens of Mossen Cinto Verdaguer; a beautiful garden carefully maintained, focusing on aquatic plants, bulb plants and rhizomes, where you can admire beautiful tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, magnolias, lotus flowersun, among others. To enjoy this garden to its best, make sure you go during the months os March or April, or between late July to late September, when plants bloom.

Another good place for picnics in Barcelna is Ciutadella Park. Nearer the city centre, more people come here, as it’s a perfect place to take a break after taking a long stroll in Barcelona.

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The lake at Ciutadella Park in Barcelona

3.       Listening to the opera singer who is usually performing nearby the Cathedral: 

Probably his name is not posted in any tourist guide, but this is one of the things I enjoy the most since I moved to Barcelona. Just in one of the sides of the Cathedral of Barcelona, walking by Bisbe street, in the corner with a nawrrow stret that I can never remember the name, you will find a charming tenor singer performing in the afternoon during weekends, accompanied with a radio and a chorus of old people. For me, it is a touching experience, and every time I go to the Gothic Quarter in an afternoon on a weekend day, go straight to his place to listen to him… if I’m lucky, I get to catch him singing “Granada”, “L’immigrant” or my favorite song, an aria of the opera Turandot named “Nessum Dorma”.

4.       Visiting the church Santa Maria del Mar:

Located in the heart of the Born district, this church, aslo known as the Cathedral of the Sea, is a trully masterpiece of the catalonian gothic art. Its simplicity and sobriety make a deep contrast with the prolixity of the Cathedral of Barcelona, located 10 minutes away by foot. For me, the Cathedral of the Sea is way more beautiful… And you don’t need to pay to get in.

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View of the Church of Santa Maria del Mar from the inside. Photo by hummanna @flickr

5.        Take a walk or run at the Passeig Maritim:

The rehabilitation of the beaches in Barcelona for the Olympic Games of 1992 was a huge success and has given as an heritage to the city a beautiful seafront just perfect for walking or exercising. A real luxury!

6.          Go to an exhibition at Caixaforum Barcelona:

Located in an old modernist factory, Caixaforum Bareclona offers interesting temporal exhibitions, and many of them really worth the visit. Beside, it is located very near to Plaza Espanya , so it’s easy to reach this place by public transport. Plus, you don’t have to pay to get in… What else do you need?

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  1. Barcelonink says:

    Totalmente de acuerdo!
    También añadiría “pasear por Collserola”, que es como salir de la ciudad.
    Y tal como cuentas, ayer pude escuchar ópera en la “Calle Piedad” (así es como se llama la calle de detrás de la Catedral.
    Si no te molesta, adjunto el link a un dibujo que hice allí:
    http://barcelonink.com/2013/10/21/la-catedral-de-barcelona-desde-calle-pietat/

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