Short of money but you still want see Barcelona's attractions? Here we have put together a special kind of tour, where your budget hardly volatilises by high entrance fees.
Even without a big travel budget, you can see in Barcelona a lot.
Our tour begins at Plaça Catalunya. Not that he is a special tourist hightlight, but the place is very centrally located and you will cross it more often. Have breakfast in El Cortes Inglés department store on the eastern side of the square. From the cafeteria you have a wonderful view of the Plaça Catalunya.
Go down the Ramblas in the direction of the harbour. Just observe how the Ramblas will change it's nature.
About 100 meters from the metro station Liceu on the right side you find the market Mercat de la Boqueria. Already the entrance is impressive. The market hall is a very typical one in Barcelona, only much bigger and nicer than the respective halls in the quarters.
Now go back the Ramblas in the direction of the sea. About 100 meters further forward on the left side turn into a small alley, which will lead you to to the Plaça Reial.
This place is very typical of Spanish shaped cities. From this square, you can now go to the north-eastern direction through the Gothic Quarter in the direction of the cathedral. Especially the cloisters of the church is very beautiful.
From the Cathedral you can now explore the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, until you get to the church of Santa Maria del Mar. Do not miss the views inside the church.
Depending on how fast you were en-route, it possibly is by now late afternoon. Go in an easterly direction towards the Parc de la Ciutadella. There you can have a rest or a walk in the beautiful park.
From the Park de la Ciutadella go directly south towards the sea. On your way you come through the Barceloneta district, known for its many fish restaurants, which are often quite cheap. Perhaps you can already have a fish, before you go to the beach, where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the setting sun.
For the tour on the second day, you will use the subway a few times. The tour on the second day starts at the Casa Battló. Either you start from the Plaça Catalunya and walk along the shopping street Passeig de Gracia in the northern direction or you can start right at the subway station Passeig de Gracia.
From Casa Battló it is about 400 meters north to the Casa Mila (La Pedrera). Already the façade is remarkable and the building is certainly one of Barcelona's landmarks. You can decide whether you want to see the roof and the building from inside.
Go north to the subway station Diagonal and take the line L5 to the station Sagrada Familia. There you will see Barcelona's most famous landmark, the still unfinished Sagrada Familia church.
Look at the façades, you will discover many details. You can also visit the interior of the building sight. You do not have to climb the tower, there are still other great views over the city to enjoy.
Leave the Sagrada Familia by subway with the subway line L3 to the station Lesseps. From there it's about 10 minutes on foot (well signposted) to Parc Güell. You can see that Gaudi created a unique and wonderful park to explore. Also from here you have a wonderful view over the city.
If you don't run late, you could eat out in the district of Gracia otherwise, get directly back into the Lesseps metro station and drive eight more stations directly to the Plaça Espanya. There you should make sure to see the beautiful Font Màgica with magic water games, which are shown repeatedly after the sunset. Do you still have some time have a little look around the Montjuïc. Here you can eat out in the in the Poble Espanyol, not the cheapest food, but very good. The entrance fee is cheaper in the evening. In the Poble Espanyol you will see buildings from all regions of Spain. During the day, artisans demonstrate their traditional craft arts.
Here we show you the low-budget tour on the map. So you can orient yourself very well.
Even with a small budget, you can see a lot in Barcelona.
Many discounts and free admission and free public transport with the Barcelona Card.
You will find to know on this tour one of the most famous sights of Barcelona: the Ramblas.
All sense will be irritated in the Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona's largest market hall. You should not be hungry in the market, the temptation to try the many delicious things is very large.
The short construction period of only 55 years makes the gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar so unique. During the construction period, there had been no different styles mixed.
The Parc de la Ciutadella is good for an extended break and walks with a lot of green.
At the Sagrada Familia you can spend hours trying to obtain the details of the facades. Works well with a little distance from the church without paying the admission.
Free admission offers the Park GŘell. It belongs alongside the Sagrada Familia to Gaudi's most impressive works.
Not to be missed and also for free is the Font MÓgica.