Travelling and moving around the most popular European cities implies spending some money. Museums, tours, concerts… most of them have a cost. Barcelona is no exception: if you want to see some of the main attractions in the Catalan capital, you will need to pay. Anyway, there are some free attractions that can be very interesting, too. Are you tired of spending money in your plans? Take a look at our recommendations!
Some important museums of Barcelona have free entrance every first Sunday of the month: MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya), MUHBA (Museu d’Història de Barcelona), Museu de la Música, CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), Museu Picasso, Museu Marítim de Barcelona, etc. Some of them are free on Sunday afternoons, too. However, some exhibitions and arts centres are always free; for example, Palau Robert, La Virreina or Arts Santa Mònica. In addition, Barcelona is full of small cultural associations and arts centres that offer free exhibitions and performances.
Free concerts and cinema
If you are a passionate about music or cinema, you can enjoy it for free in Barcelona, especially during the summer, when a lot of options take place in open air spaces. Vespres de la UB, in the beautiful gardens of the Historical Building of the UB (Universitat de Barcelona), and Música als Parcs, in some parks and gardens all over the city, are only two examples. They allow you to enjoy jazz, classical music or new modern Catalan bands and, at the same time, discover new places! As regards the cinema, there are a lot of options, too; especially during July and August. Cinema Lliure, at the Barceloneta beach, or Gandules, in the CCCB, are some examples. Some civic centres offer free cinema, too!
Free panoramic views of Barcelona
Barcelona is a nice city seen from above too; and finding the best panoramic views of the city does not imply spending money. Some of these places are such a great place from where to enjoy the city. If you want to know more about them, take a look at this article: “The best panoramic views of Barcelona“.
Barcelona is well-known for its Modernist architecture. A lot of tourists visit some of the main Modernist buildings in the city, especially Gaudí’s creations: Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera… Anyway, Barcelona government has promoted Ruta del Modernisme (Modernism Route), an itinerary that take the visitors through 115 works by architects like Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner or Puig i Cadafalch. If you have already visited some Modernist buildings but you want to know more; or you want to enjoy Modernism without paying entrances, take a look at this itinerary!
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