20 Free Things to Do in Barcelona

La Rambla

Anyone who says you have to spend to experience the best things about traveling probably has not tried exploring more of the free things to see and do. And in Barcelona, the possibilities seem endless, especially for travelers willing to get off the beaten tracks literally and figuratively.

  1. Join free walking tours
  2. See the exterior of La Sagrada Família and get a marvelous view of its impressive architecture
  3. Enjoy the sights and sounds at Passeig Maritime
  4. Visit one of the oldest flea markets in Europe and discover the many treasures to find like antique furniture, handmade souvenirs, and other artisanal Catalan products at Mercat Fira de Bellcaire
  5. Take a closer look at the details of the Arc de Triomf
  6. Discover the architectural attractions at Passeig de Gràcia
  7. Enjoy the scenes while taking a leisurely stroll at La Rambla
  8. Go on a self-guided tour at the Route of Modernisme to see some of Barcelona’s impressive architecture including buildings and houses designed by Gaudì, Doménech i Montaner, and Puig i Cadafalch.
  9. See the street art at Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)
  10. Take a break and enjoy people-watching at Plaça Reial
  11. See Park Güell from the outside and check out some of the amazing details you can find
  12. Find peace and quiet at Catedral de Barcelona
  13. Enjoy the scenic views and see the Carmel Bunkers at Turó de la Rovira hill
  14. Visit museums like the Museum of History of Barcelona, Museu Picasso, and National Museum of Art of Catalonia on admission-free days
  15. Hang out and relax at the beach in Barceloneta or Sant Sebastià
  16. Watch an outdoor movie at Sant Sebastià beach on certain nights of the week
  17. Spend time with nature at Parc de la Ciutadella
  18. Experience a neighborhood festival
  19. Explore the extensive and delicious array of food at Mercat de la Boqueria
  20. Find the best spot to watch stunning displays of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc show