Frugal Travel Advice for Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is a city with unique architecture, delicious cuisine, and that Mediterranean feel. The whole city, thanks to architect Antoni Gaudí, is like an open-air art museum. Savoring that culture can be frugal or even free.
Park Guell offers the frugal traveler one of the best views of Barcelona for free. Within the park is the Gaudi Museum and many examples of his work.
How to get there? Barcelona’s metro system is easy to use and economical. Park Guell metro station is Lesseps.
Church of the Holy Family / Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia
This half-finished church built by Antoni Gaudí is the most unique religious structure you have ever seen. Something along the lines of extreme, extreme gothic. Barcelona is the city to see Gaudi’s work and this church, one shining example. There is a fee to enter the building and I heard the views are half decent. But the real wow is outside and it’s free to look at.
Barcelona’s pedestrian walkway, Las Ramblas is lined with quaint cafes, markets, and shops. On sunny days, artists display their wares and street performers, including world-famous living statues, have fun. Perfect place for people watching and it’s free to person watch.
Tapas is one of the must-try food options for travelers in Barcelona. Tapas are snacks or finger foods often accompanied by wine. This is an economical way to try a variety of Spanish tastes without breaking the bank or expanding your waistline.
La Boqueria is a popular food market selling fish, fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruit is the perfect inexpensive snack. It’s also a place to rub elbows with the locals.
Barcelona is a city with a soul of its own. Fortunately for the frugal traveler, a glimpse into this spirit can be inexpensive or even free.