Barcelona is a wonderful city to visit. But, you may be worried about the costs of heading to Europe. While there are many paid attractions in the city, Barcelona also has many free activities which are worth checking out. Read on to find out what they are.

Relax At A Beach

Barcelona has no shortage of beautiful beaches. La Barceloneta is one of the city’s most popular beaches. If you want to avoid the crowds, head to one of the city’s hidden beaches. Some options are Cala Estreta, which has some stunning rock formations, and Platja de Morer, a beach with golden cliffs and Roman ruins.

Playa Barceloneta. Photo: saiko3p/iStock

Visit The Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum is free for the last two opening hours every Sunday. It is a great opportunity to see the famous artist’s works, especially from his younger days. The museum showcases the strong bond that Picasso had with Barcelona, where he lived since age 14.

Enjoy A Festival

Barcelona hosts plenty of festivals that don’t cost a thing. One of its most popular festivals is La Merce Festival, a week-long celebration in September that ends with a pyrotechnic display. La Merce is a festival of street art, which typically includes a music festival, a wine festival, and parades.

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Admire La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia is an iconic landmark of Barcelona. Construction on the unfinished basilica began in 1882. The basilica features nine spires and will have three grand facades. Its architecture is impressive and can be admired for free from the outside.

Watch The Magic Fountain Show

Since 1929, the Magic Fountain has been delighting visitors to Barcelona. During the night, the fountain puts on a free light, and music show every half an hour. The show times vary based on season, so check the fountain’s website for more details.

Magic Fountain. Photo: Dark_Eni/iStock

Have A Picnic At Ciutadella Park

Ciutadella Park is an oasis in the city. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic! There are also several attractions at the park, including the zoo and the Catalan Parliament. The Museu d’Art Modern is inside the parliament building.

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