Barcelona is not only the city that receives the most tourists in Spain but also in Europe, according to this article from La Sexta. This translates to the fact that ticket prices for some tourist attractions are through the roof. If we take a look at the official websites of tourist attractions like La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. The entrance fee for an adult is respectively 26, 29, and 25 euros. 80 euros for tickets!
If you're planning to visit the Ciudad Condal and don't have a big budget, here we present you 7 streets and 5 squares that are absolutely essential. After all, walking is free, isn't it? Thanks to our artificial intelligence engine, Speakspots has optimized the order in which to visit them. We provide you with the itinerary below. But if you want to see the complete itinerary, minute by minute, and with other free attractions, you can visit our Barcelona 2-Day Itinerary, Barcelona 3-Day Itinerary or Barcelona 4-Day Itinerary.
Luxury shops and chic restaurants line the Paseo de Gracia. If we don't have the budget to enter, at least we can enjoy the beautiful shop windows.
This street is for music lovers. Here you will find vinyl shops, musical instrument stores, and so on.
Now head to Plaça Catalunya in the heart of Barcelona. This square literally separates new Barcelona from the old.
It is one of the main shopping streets in Barcelona.
We start the descent down La Rambla towards the Mediterranean Sea, which Joan Manuel Serrat dedicated his famous song to. This journey is full of street performers and terraces, so you won't get bored. A must-stop during the descent is the famous Mercado de la Boquería, where you can have a tapa to recharge your energy.
During the descent down La Rambla, it's worth taking a moment to visit Petritxol Street. It's a must to have hot chocolate with churros!
A charming square, with palm trees and street lamps designed by a young Gaudí, who was already aiming high! In addition, the square is also filled with buildings and arches with a great noble air. Have something at one of its terraces and enjoy the views.
We continue down La Rambla until we reach the Columbus Monument. From there, our walk along the sea to the Barceloneta Promenade begins. Take the opportunity to have paella or fresh fish there.
After lunch, you can head up to the Gothic Quarter. Our first stop is Plaça de Sant Jaume. Location of the Barcelona City Hall and the Palau de la Generalitat, from where the President of Catalonia directs the region's affairs.
A medieval square, full of historic buildings dating back to the 14th century.
Here we leave you with a hidden and less touristy square. The tragic ending of the movie 'Perfume' was filmed here.
On this street, you can enjoy several historic facades and even marvel at some remnants of medieval walls. Take the opportunity to enter one of the local shops with excellent products to take home as souvenirs.
I hope you enjoy your visit to Barcelona. And remember that you can see the complete itinerary designed with our artificial intelligence, minute by minute, and with other free attractions in the following links: Barcelona 2-Day Itinerary, Barcelona 3-Day Itinerary & Barcelona 4-Day Itinerary.