Travel to Barcelona on a budget!smriti
Barcelona is busy and there’s always something to do, you might need a lot of time to explore history, people, and plethora of activities but not always too much money. If you are a ‘Value for money’ traveller, here are some tips that can make you save a lot of extra Euros:
- Before you begin, go through the Barcelona’s official tourism website – www.visitbarcelona.com to look through events, updates, latest happenings and all related information of what you could do in Barcelona. Moreover, the website also offers some interesting deals and discounts on your possible activities that could be on your things to do list.
- Get on to Barcelona’s official sightseeing, BUS TURISTIC. They have great service and audio guide in 16 languages. They have 3 different routes, with just one single ticket. This is not only cost effective but its one of the best ways to see the city. Usually you get a better rate if you book online in advance. If you don’t get off the bus, then their journey time is 2 hours approx. per route except the Green Route, which takes 40 minutes. You can also take their night bus, which is a special tour (and usually you have to book a day in advance) to see lit up side of Barcelona. This bus also includes a stopover at the musical fountain show. Interestingly, they also offer discounts on monument tickets etc. which can help you save upto 200 Euros. Check their schedule and rates here – https://www.barcelonabusturistic.cat/en/home
- Free Walking Tours – These are one of the most interesting guided tours for a detailed sightseeing held by travel start-ups who are trying to promote themselves amongst tourists. One such company is Be Local Tours. They have several tour options such as Gothic Quarter, Gaudi’s tour etc. It is 100% recommended as dig deep into the history of the city. Their tours usually begin from Las Rambla and their free listings are placed at every hotel. And NO THEY DON’T HAVE ANY BRANCH. You can find them on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/localtoursbarcelona . They don’t charge a fee but if you like to the tour you can tip them.
- Do some free sightseeing – The city run museums are usually free on Sundays from 3-8pm, but you can do your own check.
- Metro for beach hopping. Take the yellow line on the metro, the father you go, you will find cleaner and pristine beaches. The later stops of the metro also take you to the nude beach.
- Stay connected for free – Every Metro stop has free wifi, and you can find free wifi in many parts of the city, so getting online isn’t difficult.
- If you are planning to take a cab, then think twice, check map and then decide as Barcelona is a very walkable city.