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Top 5 Must-See Activities in Barcelona

These are the most famous Barcelona tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:


Free Things To Do In Barcelona

Barcelona has enough things to keep all kinds of travellers entertained. It’s a city filled with interesting sights and architecture and a truly vibrant culture. If you’re traveling on a budget, you’re probably on the hunt for some cheap things to do in Barcelona. Thankfully, Barcelona has a lot to offer when it comes to this.

Barcelona may not be the cheapest cities to visit in Europe, but there are definitely so many free things to do in Barcelona. For instance, you can join a free walking tour at Gaudi’s museum, or explore Park Guell, a popular public park featuring beautiful gardens and interesting architectural elements. There are also free things to do Barcelona with kids, which is great for those traveling with the family. For instance, you can take the kids for a walk at the Las Ramblas, a vibrant and thriving cultural centre of the city.

With the many free things to do in Barcelona, you definitely can have a great time in the city without braking the bank. Some of these attractions may sometimes come with a fee, but at certain times, they will not cost you a single penny. Whether you are a history and culture buff, an adventurer, or a foodie, there are lots of free attractions in Barcelona that are waiting for you to explore!

So if you’re planning on a trip to Barcelona soon and you’re scared about going beyond your travel budget, check out our list of free things to do in Barcelona.

Free Attractions in Barcelona

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Gaudí Walking Tour

The weird and wonderful buildings which Antoni Gaudí left behind in Barcelona are a feature you can’t afford to miss. They stand as unique symbols of a fascinatingly creative mind. A guide on a free walking tour will be able to tell you much more about the history, design and uses of these eccentric buildings.

One such tour is operated by the Discover Walks company, meeting at Metro Passeig de Gràcia in front of Casa Battl, one of...

Camp Nou - F.C.Barcelona Open Date Ticket

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  • Live out your footballing dream with a behind the scenes tour of Camp Nou and the FC Barcelona Stadium.
  • An interactive visit to the stadiums onsite museum.
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Barri Gotic

Translated as the Gothic Quarter, this neighbourhood which stretches from Las Ramblas to the seafront makes for an atmospheric place in which to take a stroll. This was the city centre in days gone past, and the architecture goes right back to Roman times, including the remains of the old city wall which can be seen at Avinguda de la Catedral (where you will also find the Catedral de Santa Eulalia (link)) and Carrer de la Pala among other...

Skip the Line: Barcelona Aquarium Ticket

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  • The Barcelona Aquarium host a total of 35 separate marine life habitats.
  • Inside this wonderful deep blue bubble you can come close to native species of the Great Barrier Reef, the Caribbean and the Red Sea and all with just one ticket.
  • This is a convenient time saving ticket to a famous Barcelona attraction.
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Park Güell

One of the most popular and famous attractions in Barcelona, Park Güell stands as a living, breathing monument to the wild imagination of Antoni Gaudí. It was laid out by the artist between 1900-14 as a commission for Count Eusebi Güell. Gaudí lived here from 1906-26 in a house which now functions as a museum to him.

Although it seems whimsical, the park actually includes many well thought-out and utilitarian design features....

Teleferic de Montjuic Admission Ticket

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  • Barcelona's cable car is one of the city's top attractions.
  • The 750-metre line connects central Barcelona with the top of Montjuic, where you can visit a hill top castle and see the Spanish capital below.
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Mercat de Sant Josep

Often referred to as La Boqueria, this colourful food market has a diverse range of goods and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. It’s easy to get to, being located just off Las Ramblas (link) near the Liceu opera house (link).

Just walking around La Boqueria is a treat for the senses. You’ll find an amazing range of fruit, meats, cheeses, seafood and many more. There’s even more exotic fare on offer, such as beetles and...

Skip the Line: Park Guell Admission Ticket

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  • Park Guell is a charming splash of green in the North of Barcelona.
  • The park was created by Gaudi and hosts plenty of contemporary artworks among leafy trees and vibrant plants.
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Catedral of Barcelona

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, to give it its full title, makes for an imposing sight with its soaring towers and gargoyles. Constructed from the 13th to 15th centuries, the impressive neo-Gothic facade was not actually added until the late 19th century (completed in 1913), although these were based on original 15th century plans.

It is dedicated to Eulalia, one of the patron saints of Barcelona, a young virgin who...

Hola BCN Public Transport Ticket

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  • This public transport ticket is your gateway to the Capital of Spain.
  • A handy public transport pass which gets you discounts at several city attractions.
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Montjuïc

This hill to the southwest of the city makes for a pleasant place to spend a day. There are many attractions on the hill, some of which, such as the Spanish Village (link), are a legacy from the 1929 International Exhibition held here.

You can enjoy many things for free on Montjuïc, not least of which are the panoramic views over the harbour below, and the spectacular Magic Fountain in front of the Palau Nacional, now housing the Museu...

Skip the line Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour Ticket

clock Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • A opportunity to discover the legendary Cathedral of La Sagrada Familia at your own pace.
  • A basic ticket with optional add-on's to customise the experience to your needs.
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Skip the Line Ticket to Park Güell

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  • Visit Park Güell, one of Gaudí’s major works in Barcelona. Take in spectacular views of Barcelona and explore this stunning green space that’s surrounded by modernist architecture. The Skip the Line Ticket to Park Güell Barcelona will allow you to bypass the lines and visit Park Güell at your pace. Take in spectacular views of Barcelona...read more

Fundació Tàpies Tickets

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  • Do not miss one of the most interesting modern and contemporary art museums in the city. Enjoy the artistic offer of Catalonia through the pictorial and sculptural work of Antoni Tàpies, one of the great references of informalism.

    The Fundació Antoni Tàpies has a collection of works by the author himself and also organizes temporary...read more

Skip The Line for Sant Pau Art Nouveau with Self-Guided Tours in Barcelona

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  • In the early 1900s, visionary architect Domènech i Montaner built something radical. On the site of a medieval hospital he designed a modern hospital that would provide patients with architectural and natural beauty that would help heal their spirits. It was an unheard of concept back then and it still feels revolutionary; explore the magnificent...read more

Sailing Barcelona on a Classic Boat

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  • It allows you to enjoy the sea breeze as you sail the Mediterranean sea and marvel at the Barcelona skyline.
  • There are Spotify and Bluetooth to provide you with the best music to match your cruise.
  • Passengers are also fed with fun and easy snacks that are prepared with fresh and organic ingredients.
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Barcelona Sunset Sailing Cruise

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  • A 3-hour sunset sail to and from the captivating port referred to as Port Olympic.
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  • Get the chance to learn about some basic sailing procedures, have fun at an open-air activity and enjoy the views of Barcelona.
  • During the boat cruise, you will be offered some free Catalan Lava.
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Sightseeing 90-minute Cruise of Barcelona Skyline

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  • A relaxing trip around the port, beaches, and coastline of the city of Barcelona.
  • A 9-mile sail where you enjoy the elements and admire the main buildings or anything that makes up the Barcelona skyline.
  • A family-friendly boat tour that displays the major parts of Barcelona to you from another perspective.
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Eco Relax Skyline Catamaran Cruise 60min

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  • A short sail on the Catamaran to give you amazing views of Barcelona.
  • The tour will visit Port Vell, the Maremagnum, World Trade Center, Hotel W and so on.
  • The tour exposes passengers to a number of notable action attractions in the city including Port of Barcelona; Barcelona's oldest harbor.
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