Sightseeing & Tourism

7 Free Things to Do in Barcelona

If you have a low budget or want to save on the trip and still want to visit Barcelona and enjoy its facilities and activities on the days that are free, you can visit museums or monuments on the day of free admission, hang out in the beautiful parks, and so many activities that you can get for free in this beautiful city.

Let’s consider seven free things to do in Barcelona.

1. Visit the MNAC terraces

This is the national art museum of Catalonia, MNAC. It is considered one of the best in the world for its Romanesque art. It is located on the Montjuïc mountain and not only offers art collections, it also has two beautiful terraces with panoramic views, where you can see the wonderful city of Barcelona. Admission to the museum is free on Saturdays from three in the afternoon, and the first Sundays of each month.

2. Visit La Sagrada Familia

Entering this place is free, in this masterpiece of the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí a mass is celebrated every Sunday, this mass is special because it is said as an international mass since it is carried out in different languages.

Its entrance is free, but, it is a limited number of people who manage to enter, if you arrive early, look for the entrance of the facade of the birth and start queuing to wait, its doors open at eight thirty in the morning and many people are already waiting to enter.

3. Enjoy the Views from the Bunkers del Carmel

One of the most beautiful views of Barcelona is in this viewpoint, seeing Barcelona from the bunkers Del Carmel is one of the best free things you can do.

At the viewpoint you can see the remains of the bunkers and an old anti-aircraft battery from the Spanish Civil War.

This beautiful viewpoint is always open, you will enjoy a beautiful view and sunset.

4. Visit the Horta Garden Maze

It is a beautiful park that is located in the upper area of ​​the city in the horta neighborhood, in the park the most relevant place is the neoclassical garden of the 18th century, the oldest that the city still conserves, it is located in a labyrinth made with walls of cypress trees. And this park has a romantic-style garden, a palace, a medieval defense tower, and a picnic area where you can rest after the tour. The garden has free admission on Wednesdays and Sundays, but is limited to 750 people.

5. Stroll in the Gothic Quarter

Well, of course they will try to sell you things when you are there, but if you have the willpower you can save a lot by visiting this neighborhood. In it you can get the remains of the temple of Augustus, which was made in the 1st century BC, this temple preserves 4 columns of almost nine meters high, you can remember the old Roman colony of Barcino. It is totally free to visit these ruins.

6. Visit the Picasso Museum

To enter this museum you must pay entrance, but on Thursday afternoons the entrance is free and also the first Sunday of each month.

In it you will get the largest collection of Picasso’s works that he did in his youth and they are in chronological order in its different rooms. This museum was created thanks to his will since Picasso spent much of his youth in Barcelona.

This beautiful museum is located on Montcada Street, and it was made inside five Gothic-style palaces.

7. Visit the Cathedral of Barcelona

This beautiful cathedral of Barcelona is from the 14th century, it has a fantastic Gothic façade, it is located in the incredible Gothic quarter of the city, and it is dedicated to the patron saint of the same, Santa Eulalia. It is more than 1200 years old, and inside is the chapel of the Holy Christ of Lepanto, the altarpiece of the transfiguration, the cloister and the crypt in which Saint Eulalia rests.