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How to See Barcelona For Less Than $100

While you could easily spend a month getting lost in Barcelona, you could check out a lot of the major sites and sounds the city has to offer within 4-5 days. Here is the best way to see the most of what Barcelona has to offer for less than $100.


The best way to get an overview of the city when you arrive is to go on the Free Walking Tour of Barcelona (just don’t forget to tip your tour guide, I would usually recommend 10,00€). This 2-2.5 hour tour will cover the modern side of Barcelona, including three of Gaudí’s modernist works: the La Sagrada Familia – a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona (an icon of Barcelona), the Casa Batlló (one of Barcelona’s most recognizable sites) and the Casa Milà, another modernist Gaudí building known for its unique and artistic design.

It will also take you down the Passeig de Gracià, the ´shopping mile´ of Barcelona – filled with international chains and brands from around the world (it’s free to window shop)!

If you are not going inside the La Sagrada Familia and want a view of Barcelona for only 5,00€, spend some time at the Montjuïc Castle. It’s known to be one of the best spots in the city to watch the sunset. Some believe the most beautiful parts of the La Sagrada Familia can actually be seen from outside. Seeing the panoramic from the Montjuic Castle and keeping your visit to the La Sagrada Familia to the outside will actually save you 24,00€.  An entrance ticket for the La Sagrada Familia with the Tower will run you 29,00€.

The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. Las Ramblas’ 1km-long walkway is the most popular street in Barcelona and cannot be missed on any visit to the city. Early morning is the best time of day for this walk before the crowds.

Head to one of Barcelona’s beaches: Barceloneta is the most popular, with its lovely sweep of golden sand and promenade backed with restaurants. There’s also Bogatell Beach, a peaceful beach to relax at.  

Camp Nou is a football stadium, and the largest in Spain by capacity holding nearly 100,000 people. It has been the home of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957. A tour of the stadium will run you 23,00€.



If you are looking for a happening nightclub, look no further than Razzmatazz.

Located in an industrial part of El Poublenou not too far from downtown Barcelona, Razzmatazz is five clubs in one: downstairs there’s indie rock at the Razz Club, upstairs there’s techno at The Loft and Lolita. The Pop Room and the Rex Room are more relaxed spaces oriented to pop, electro and disco acts. The entry fee will be 17,00€.

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Maybe you want to try something a little different on your trip to Barcelona? For the same price as you would spend for a hostel per person, you can rent an apartment through Apartment Barcelona where you will have more space, and a kitchen to cook meals to help save on the cost of your trip. This can be a great option whether you are spending a weekend, or several months, in Barcelona or if you are traveling with a group.

Not only does Apartment Barcelona provide accommodations, their concierge team will provide everything you can think of for the best stay in the city. They will be more than happy to give you advice on things to see and do in and around the city, as well as insider tips for a truly authentic Barcelona experience. As an Apartment Barcelona guest, you can also save money on tours of the Sagrada Familia, bike rental, museum entry and much more.

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