A visit to Barcelona’s myriad of awesome sights can certainly take a toll on one’s wallet, so here are a few ways to get to know the Catalan city without burning all of your spending money.
Category: Free Things To Do
March 26, 2013
While there may be loads to see and do in the city of Barcelona itself, no trip would be complete without a visit to its shoreline. Here are few of the city’s most famous beaches worth a sandy stroll.
March 19, 2013
Few moments in the year hold more promise than spring in Barcelona: As the weather warms up, the city emerges from its winter hibernation, and so do all the activities that come along with it.
October 31, 2012
Barcelona is a city that knows how to throw a party and some of its best blowouts are its neighborhood street festivals. The streets are decorated, tables and chairs are brought outside and feasting and drinking with friends and neighbors takes over the weekend.
February 27, 2012
Gracia is a barrio (district) of Barcelona that you must not miss. It has a fantastic community spirit and seems to have endless street festivities throughout the year. March 3rd is one of the most fun especially for kids, because it’s all about candy.
January 3, 2012
It’s bigger than Christmas! The Three Kings of the Orient take over the streets of Barcelona on Thursday, the 5th of January as their Majesties arrive by sea on the schooner Santa Eulàlia. The parade is called “La Cabalgata de Reyes Magos” in Spanish and “la Cavalcada de Reis” in Catalan, and takes place on the evening before Twelfth night (Epiphany).
This is a public holiday and the big day for giving presents in Spain. It is the night when the Three Kings (also known as three wise men: Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar), according to legend arrived at the crib of the baby Jesus.
November 7, 2011
Astronaut, Catwoman, Banker, Private Detective, Oceanographer, Golfer. In another life, who or what would you choose to be? In Barcelona, this is the question posed by Marc Cardona and answered with a series of wonderful photographs depicting various designers, architects, golfers and illustrators in a book and exhibition at Otrascosas de Villar-Rosàs.
September 7, 2011
One of my top 3 favorite flea markets in the world (the others are in Brussels and Berlin), the bustling Mercat del Encants is always worth the trip! The bustling aisles of bric-a-brac and outright junk are endlessly intriguing, with an eclectic mix of people looking for their own particular treasure.