Barcelona Sightseeing on a Budget


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It can be a little overwhelming at first to newcomers when they find out how much Barcelona sightseeing they have ahead of them. However, the good news is that there are many Barcelona tourism highlights that are either free to visit or have a very low fee.

It is indeed possible to travel on a budget. In this article, we have outlined a variety of recommendations for those who are looking to monitor closely how much they have left in their wallet!

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is a beautiful free attraction for the family

The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is a beautiful free attraction for the family

The Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA)

The Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA)

Barcelona Tourism Spots for Art Lovers

The city is rich with art and architecture. If you love art, you will find that just looking around you is simply inspiring! There are plenty of Barcelona highlights that focus on art and not all of them cost a fortune.

For example, check out MACBA or the Contemporary Art Museum. While this is certainly one of the newer venues (it opened in 1995), it includes an amazing array of modern art from artists from around the world. Tickets are very reasonable and, as an added bonus, those under 14 or over 65 are free.

The Joan Miro Foundation is located on the Montjuic Hill, and this is another outstanding modern art museum and one of the Barcelona highlights that offers low cost admission to students and people over 65.

We also recommend the CCCB or Contemporary Culture center, which focuses on contemporary art including photography and film. The tickets to CCCB are extremely low cost and about as close to free as you can get.

Are you looking to do a lot of Barcelona sightseeing involving art? If you book the Articket with us, you'll receive admission to the 6 most important museums and skip all the lines. This will enable you to do a lot of museum hopping for a very low cost.

Park Guell is a work of Antoni Gaudi that should not be missed

Park Guell is a work of Antoni Gaudi that should not be missed

Low Cost Barcelona Tourism Attractions for the Family

Combining art, architecture and nature, is Park Guell, which is a garden full of fascinating things to behold. It definitely belongs on the list of top Barcelona sightseeing options for the budget conscious, as it is a low fee to be paid and it was designed by Antoni Gaudi. Your family will love running around and getting a little fresh air.

Check our specials as we also offer a discount on the walking tour of Park Guell on certain times of the year.

Another great spot for the family is the Maritime Museum, which is located in Las Ramblas Barcelona. This is another Barcelona sightseeing location that is low cost, plus the visit to the pailebot Santa Eulalia that it's practically free to enter.

Within the museum is nautical materials and even a replica of a galley. The building's gothic architecture is impressive as is the fact that it's located in a medieval shipyard


La Sagrada Familia is the master work of Gaudi and the most visited attraction

La Sagrada Familia is the master work of Gaudi and the most visited attraction

What Do You Need to See?

Certainly, La Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas Barcelona and Gothic Quarter are Barcelona sightseeing highlights that absolutely should not be missed. These tend to the three top places that "visitors in the know" have on their agenda.

We offer daily Barcelona sightseeing tours that specialize in various areas of the city. For example, we have Gaudi Tours that will show you sites like La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, as well as a Montjuic and Panorama tour. For those on a City Break, there is also a combination tour that covers all the Barcelona highlights for an intensive 5 hours.

If you have enough energy after seeing everything in Barcelona, there is, of course, great sightseeing nearby as well. For example, there is the Salvador Dali museum in Figueres and the mountainous region of Montserrat where you can climb and hike.

Don't miss checking our offers and current "Hot Deals". We always seek to find our web visitors the best discounts on Barcelona sightseeing, and, as a result, the savings we can offer will change throughout the year. One thing is for sure, we will get you discounts on a wide variety of Barcelona tourism highlights.

The Bus Turistic (tourist bus) is a good option to save time and money

The Bus Turistic (tourist bus) is a good option to save time and money

Get Around with the Barcelona Bus Turistic

Instead of spending money on cabs and public transportation to do your Barcelona sightseeing, it is much easier to book a ticket on the Bus Turistic.

The amount of planning time and hassle that you'll save is quite significant. You can simply travel all day on this bus and "hop on" and "hop off" at the stops that interest you.

We offer great discounts on Bus Turistic tickets. Plus, as an added side benefit, you'll receive more discount coupons when you book your Barcelona Bus Turistic tour.