Five Free Things to do in Barcelona
Founded by the demigod Hercules (allegedly); Barcelona is a divinely picturesque city. Whether you believe Barcelona was discovered by the son from Olympia, in 1992 it was host to one of the most successful Olympic Games held in honour of his Father, Zeus.
Barcelona is now the second largest city in Spain behind Madrid, and the city with the sixth highest population in the European union. It is a significant hub for business and tourism and is home to 268,000 foreigners.
With all that in mind, lets take a look at our list of the top five free things to do in Barcelona:
5. Barceloneta Beach
Barcelona is lucky as it is situated near to the Mediterrean coast so benefits from the warm current and fantastic beaches. The most famous of these is Barceloneta beach, the original home of Barcelona’s fishing industry.
You can find it at the end of Las Ramblas – the popular pedestrian mall.
In fact Pablo Picasso was fascinated by the beach and painted it in 1896 as seen here. Talking of Picasso, it leads nicely onto number four on our list of free things to do in Barcelona…
4. Pablo Picasso Museum
Pablo Picasso regarded Barcelona as his true home, even though he spent most of his life in Paris. Barcelona have honoured the artist with a museum celebrating his rather unique style.
There are over 4000 artworks in the permanent collection with temporary events through the year. You can even book a free guided tour.
Check out the Pablo Picasso Museum’s website for opening times. You can get free entry on Thursdays from 7pm to 9:30pm and Sunday 3pm to 7pm
3. Summer Festivals
Number three on our list of free things to do in Barcelona is to take part in a summer festival.
Barcelona has a variety of festivals throughout the year but the summer ones are the highlight.
Just one of these festivals is the Barcelona La Merce which is a five day festival that says adios to the summer and embraces the Autumn. It was originally held in honour of the patron saint of Barcelona; Mare de Meu de la Merce.
To see other festivals that may coincide with your trip click here.
2. Parc de la Ciutadella
Located on the north east edge of Catalonia, Barcelona ; Parc de la Ciutadella is a glorious 70 acre park and number 2 on our list of free things to do in Barcelona.
Brimming with history, magnificent statues and a fountain known as the Cascada; this park is ideal for getting active, whether it be walking or going for a jog.
1.Santa Maria del Mar
Number one on our list of free things to do in Barcelona is the Santa Maria del Mar.
The title of the most famous church in Barcelona goes to the impressive Sagrada Familia. Unfortunately though, it does have an entry fee.
The Santa Maria del Mar is a runner up for the title and, best of all, is free to visit!
It is built in the gothic style that is prevalent in Catalonia and its interior design is not to be missed!
That concludes our list of the top five free things to do in Barcelona, if you have anything to add feel free to leave a comment!