Sant Jordi is undoubtedly one of the most memorable holidays we have in Barcelona. And it’s memorable and -highlighted because, without being a holiday (it works, that is a business day), the atmosphere of festivity and on the street is gorgeous and very, very festive and enjoyable. Sant Jordi is the patron of the city, and…
Are you coming to visit Barcelona but you have little money for your trip? Do not worry all is possible! 😉 Visiting Barcelona on a budget is possible thanks to some tips that we give you. And is that as we write this blog lifelong Barcelona, are the best for what to do and what to avoid …
1) From El Prat Airport to Barcelona center.
Are you coming to Barcelona on a low cost flight?Perfect! Now do not waste the money saved by taxi. You can easily reach the center of Barcelona by train from the airport. We recommend, for convenience, or do not travel very heavy luggage or choose a property that fits you very close to a train station, such as the Barcelona City Hotel, 1-star hotel is right across from where for the airport train.You will not have to walk a minute!
2) Move in metro and not buy single tickets!
Avoid taxi. Now you we said. Barcelona travels on foot (because is lovely to see it) or underground (which takes you anywhere). And to do this, or you happen to buy single tickets (each will cost € 2.15). Buy a minimum 10 ticket (called T10), it will cost you less than 11 €; ie, for the price of 5 single tickets, you have 10 and also the T10 can share with other people and you better for more public transport (bus, RENFE, railways, tram …).
3) Guided tours? Prepare you the trip!
It may be some monuments that make you special pleasure to make a tour of some monument visit, such as Bellesguard Tower, but usually, although there are many monuments whose entrance is paid, no need to guided tours . Buy a good guide or download any app (for free!). For example, BCN City App is a perfect app: discover Barcelona at your own pace.
4) Beware where you eat. Escape the tourist mass!
Council applies to Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, Rome or wherever you go. If you do not want to pay a fortune for meals, flees from the most central locations! For example, do not ever stop and eat at Las Ramblas. There are areas that, although known, let you eat tapas or well priced, as the seaside neighborhood of Barceloneta. Furthermore, the concept “menu” allows you to eat two bowls and usually dessert (including drink) many times for 10 euros if you’re here on business days. In addition you always have options for cheap tapas for several parts of the city 😉
5) Free museums and activities.
Plenty to do for free in Barcelona. From free museums to visit different depending on which days to perform various activities. Moreover, many of the best viewpoints in the city are completely free.
6) Save money in your accommodation!
Do you come to visit Barcelona, right? The important thing is to know the city and it does not need a big super luxurious hotel with jacuzzi and gym. Barcelona is extremely fortunate to have hundreds of cheap accommodation. Guesthouses, hostels, B&Bs, many of them even in the center of Barcelona and including breakfast.
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Licenciada en Periodismo y enamorada de Barcelona desde 1986. Disfruto escribiendo posts y haciendo fotos de mi ciudad natal para BCN City Hotels, tarea que combino con la comunicación y el marketing online y que me mantienen siempre hiper-conectada a Internet.
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