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Low budget - 2 days

Experience a great deal with little money

You would like to see Barcelona but you don't want to spend a lot of money? Here we have put together a special kind of tour, where your budget hardly volatilises by high entrance fees.

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The low budget tour on the city map

The low budget tour on the city map

Here you can find our tour proposal Low budget tour on the city map. Just cklick on the logos and you will get more information.

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Plaça Catalunya

Start of the first day at Plaça Catalunya

Our tour starts at Plaça Catalunya. It's not really a touristic highlight, but its central location will make you come across it a lot during your Barcelona stay.

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La Ramblas

Ramblas - best known strolling promenade

La Rambla - most likely the most famous and the most prominent strolling prominade of Barcelona: Open air stage for stroller, friends of the theatre, artists, locals and tourists. The Rambla starts at the south west corner of the square at the department store El Cortes Inglés. Watch how the Rambla and the kisoks change the further you walk.

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Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercat de la Boqueria

About 100 metres from the metro station Liceu the market hall Mercat de la Boqueria is located. The market hall is a very typical market hall in Barcelona, just larger and nicer than the respective halls in the districts.
The Mercat de la Boqueria (Market de Sant Josep) is the most known, nicest and largest market hall in Barcelona. All senses are stimulated here. No other touristic sight is as integrated into the local's daily life as this temple of indulgence.

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Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial

Walk further on the Ramblas towards the ocean. After about 300 metres there's a small alley on the left side which leads to the Plaça Reial.
The benches and cafes invite to pause for a little while. The square is located about 50 metres from the Rambla.
Our tip: from here you can start a pub crawl at night, just walk through the inconspicuous exits on the south side (towrds ocean) to the alleys of the gothic district.

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Barcelona's cathedral (La Seu)

Barcelona's cathedral (La Seu)

To get to the cathedral, exit Plaça Reial on the northern side (towards mountains) and walk the Carrer Ferran to the right. You will get to Plaça Sant Jaume, Barcelona's and Catalonia's political centre and the geographical centre of the old town district.
At the northern side of the square there's a little alley which leads straight to the cathedral.
You can visit the cathedral at specific times for free, enjoy the cathedral's cloister also.

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Santa Maria del Mar

Santa Maria del Mar

The church Santa Maria del Mar is the tip for your Barcelona stay. The church is one of Barcelona's landmark. Because of 55 years construction time it is one of the few churches where you can only find elements of the gothic.
Consider that the entry isn't for free continuously.
To get to Santa Maria del Mar, walk from the main portal to the left (direction of view to church) until you get to Via Leiatena. Follow this through road ro the right for about 200 metres until you're at the metro station Jaume I. Walk to the left to Santa Maria del Mar. It's signed posted from here.

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Mercat del Born

Mercat del Born

If you pass the Santa Maria del Mar on the right side and follow the street, you will directly get to the Mercat del Born. In fact the historical market was supposed to serve as market hall again, but an old settlement from around 1700 was found during restoration works. The entry is free.

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Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella

Depending on how fast you were so far, it is already late afternoon. Walk further in eastern direction to the Parc de la Ciutadella. You can take a walk through the very beautiful park. If it's already later we suggest to walk past Port Vell through the district Barceloneta directly to the Beach.

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Barceloneta and the beach

Barceloneta and the beach

From the Park de la Ciutadella walk straight in a southern direction towards the ocean. You will get through the district Barceloneta, known for its many fish restaurants that usually aren't that expensive. Maybe you see one before you go o the beach, to enjoy the atmosphere of the sunset.

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Casa Batlló

Second day of the tour: Casa Batlló

During the tour on the second day you will use the metro several times. The tour starts on the second day at the Casa Batlló. Either start from Plaça Catalunya by foot along the shopping street Passeig de Gràcia in northern direction or start directly at the metro station Passeig de Gràcia.
The roof of Casa Batlló resembles a dragon back. Gaudí embodied the Sant Georgs legend. The inside of Casa Batlló is as spectacular as the facade.

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Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

From Casa Batlló walk about 300 metres wo the north to Casa Milà (La Pedrera), also one of Antoni Gaudí's masterpieces. The facade is remarkable already and the building is one of Barcelona's landmarks. You can decide if you would like to see the inside and the roof of the building.

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Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Walk in northern direction to the metro station Diagonal and take the L5 to the station Sagrada Familia. There you will see the city's most famous landmark, the still unfinished Basilika Sagrada Familia. The facades alone are worth a visit to the Sagrada Familia. You will discover many details. You can visit the inside of the church as well. If you would like to go inside, we suggest to book the ticket in advance or within the scope of a guided tour, to avoid long waiting times at the booking office.

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Park Güell

Park Güell

From the Sagrada Familia take the metro line L3 to the station Lesseps, you will have to change. From there it's about 10 minutes by foot (signposted very well) to Park Güell. Here you can explore Gaudí's unique and wonderful park. From here you also have a great view over the city. About 90% of the park are exposable, you only need a ticket for the part that is on the UNESCO list of world heritage. In this area the landmarks of the park are located, like for example the dragon and the winding bench.

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Font Màgica

Font Màgica

If it's not that late yet, you can go out for dinner in the district Gràcia. Otherwise take the metro at the station Lesseps and get off at Plaça Espanya. There you really have to see the Font Màgica, the magical water garden, that is shown several times after sundown. It is very beautiful.

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Castell de Montjuïc

Castell de Montjuïc

If you have time left and feel like it, look around at the Montjuïc. You can go to the Castell for example and enjoy the view of the ocean and the harbour. You don't have to go into the Castell.

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Tips to save money

  • Have breakfast in one of the many cafés. That is usually cheaper than in a hotel. You also have the opportunity to get to know the city.
  • Don\\\\\\'t take the very first restaurant or café. Of course, a coffee costs more in the Rambla\\\\\\'s than in the Gothic Quarter or in the Raval. The same applies to the food.
  • Use the Barcelona Card. With this card you have free and reduced admission to many attractions. Moreover, the use of subway and bus is included in the price. With this card the journey from the airport El Prat to the city centre is for free.
  • Try to fly directly to Barcelon\\\\\\'s airport El Prat. Some so-called low-cost airlines land in Girona or Reus. Here you have to add 12 € - single way to your journey expenses. So if it works, book a flight direct to Barcelona\\\\\\'s El Prat, especially since the low cost airlines often have hidden costs. Note: On Barcelona.de we show the prices including taxes and booking fees, for a maximum price transparency.
  • Travel within the Week. Flights over the weekend usually are more expensive than if you travel Monday to Friday. If it can be arranged, plan your stay during the week. With the savings you make by flying during the week, you can often stay one or two days longer.
  • Get our free download travel guide. Therefore you have a complete guide withing only a few minutes. This guide will lead you through the city very well.
  • Make your hired car reservation in advance. Our tours are laid-out without using a car. If you need a car for a trip into the surrounding area, it\\'s usually cheaper to book in advance. Also then the car is reserved for you. Picking it up at the Sants station is usually cheaper than at the airport. If you arrive by car don\\'t forget to take the cost of fuel, tolls and possibly an additional night into account. A flight often is the cheaper alternative.
  • Many museums have free admission on certain days, such as on the first Saturday or Sunday of the month. Most of the public operated museums have a free admission day on the 18 of May and on the 24 September. The museums are quite full on those days.
  • Maybe book a hotel with a category (star) higher. Often there are better offers than in the lower class hotels and they even have better equipment. We have also listed the low-budget hotels or hostels in our hotel booking system.
  • Use public transportation: Barcelonas public transport network is outstanding. You can take the metro, bus and tram everywhere within Barcelona, and this is compared to middle europe favourable.
  • Sometimes you can save a lot if you book a hotel which is located a little further away from the city centre and accept a few minutes of travel time with the metro.
  • Take a carry on bag only and save the money for the checked luggage.