When good weather arrives, the desire to enjoy Barcelona comes too. However, sometimes our leisure plans are not in accordance with our economy. For this reason, today we bring you the best plans to enjo Barcelona for free without spending any money.
1. Free entry buildings
In Barcelona we can enjoy an envied architecture around the world and most of them have free entrance. In Top 3 are Santa Eulalia’s Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar’s Cathedral in Born neighbourhood or the astonishing Basilica of Sagrat Cor on the top of Tibidabo mountain. Although the modernist buildings often have paid entry, there are small free spaces like Pedrera’s café, Hospital de Sant Pau or many of the buildings that you can find walking around Eixample streets.
Barcelona has a wide variety of cultural offerings, among which you can find museums of history, art, science or music and, also, archaeological sites with great historical value. Many museums have free admission during the first Sunday of each month, or even every Sunday after 3 pm. Come to discover Picasso museum in Raval district, the National Museum of Catalan Art in Montjuic or the recent deposit of Born Market that has medieval and modern ruins of the city and where you can access for free.
3. Outdoor shows
Barcelona is an open city and there is no better way to know that blending with its people and their traditions, for this reason, you should know its leisure offer at street level. Enjoy the spectacular building human towers of Castellers, Sardanes, the Catalan traditional dance, or with Montjuic’s Magic Fountain , a show of colour and music at the feet of Montjuic mountain.
Close to Twentytú Hostel you can find Encants Market in Poblenou district, an spectacular space that is one of the oldest markets in the continent with auctions and open to the public every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. In addition, food markets like Boqueria or Santa Caterina are an amazing spectacle for your senses that you definitely shouldn’t miss.
5. Barcelona’s rhythm
It’s not a secret that Barcelona is the place to be for music lovers. Therefore, it offers visitors free spaces where you can enjoy good music and dance to it. If you like Swing music, visit our friends BCNswing (http://bcnswing.org/swing/) who offer genuine 20s free dance meetings. If you want to see impossible tap dances we recommend that you go on Sunday Afternoon to Ciutadella Park. Or, if you prefer salsa, remember that Seven dance school offers free initiation classes that you have to book on its website.
The best music Festivals like Primavera Sound or Sónar organize opening concerts which are for free. This June you can see Fabtoy Slim if you take part in the draw to win of one of the 7,000 free tickets, or enjoy the legendary British band Suede at Parc del Forum for free too. Also, don’t forget that great Barcelona festivities like Mercè, Festes de Gràcia or Festes de Sants offers concerts in the streets of Barcelona for free.
Green areas in Barcelona are not really big but all of them have a unique charm. The enigmatic labyrinth of Horta, the Ciutadella Park with its modernist design, the elegant gardens of Palau Robert … all strategically placed to enjoy a small oasis in the middle of the city.
To get an overview of Barcelona you don’t have to go far, even from within the city there are free open spaces with amazing panoramic views. From Tibidabo Mountain or the Bunkers of Carmel, from the sea on the cable car or the Eclipse bar of the Hotel W, from parks like Turó del Putxet gardens or from the epicenter of the city on the terraces of Barceló Rabal Hotel or CCCB (Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona).
All year long, but especially when Summer is close, hundreds of free events are organized in Barcelona. During the next months you can enjoy a picnic at Somorrostro beach to meet and exchange languages, the full moon party on Mar Bella beach or meetings to practice yoga in the parks of the city. Many of these events are organized by CouchSurfing or Meetup, so don’t miss their calendar!
10. Enjoy the Barcelona Wifi
Barcelona has 590 free Wifi points in public equipment and connection points at the street. This is the list so that you can always be online.