10 Best Free Things to Do in Barcelona: From Mountains to Sea

In a city beaming with so much to do, see and discover, there's no lack of things to keep you occupied. And if you're not in the mood to break the bank but still want to take take advantage of all that Barcelona has to offer, then you're in luck as Barcelona runs rampant with free attractions, designer parks and special offers with free entrances. Every now and then there are nights where shops are giving away free goods, museums have no admission fees and restaurants serve free drinks in the streets.

The best way to keep abreast as to what's going on in the city is to pick up flyers found in most bars and restaurants as well as to check out magazines like Mini Guide and Barcelona Metropolitan, which have up to date information on the latest action.

Whether you're in the mood for the sea, the mountains or a beautiful grassy park, Barcelona has a ton of great options to keep you entertained, stimulated and busy throughout your stay. And one of the best things about the city, is that most bars and clubs don't have a cover charge, or if they do it includes a drink. So come night time and you don't need to have a wallet full of cash in order to have a good time. 

Santa Maria Del Pi


One of the smaller Churches in the Gotico, Santa Maria Del Pi, was constructed between 1319-1320 and is an excellent example of Catalan Gothic architecture. The Church has been restored however since the 1936 fire when it was destroyed and today...  Read More

Cathedral La Seu


The construction of this cathedral began in the late 13th century and was not completed until the middle of the 15th century. The interior design is distinctly Gothic, whereas the front and spire of the church were touched with a French...  Read More



As the term work-life fusion gains traction (as opposed to work life balance) many people are combining their vacations with a few emails and virtual meetings ie the: 'Workation'. Barcelona's Happy Melly branch is a great way to connect with...  Read More



Another region of the city built as a host site for the 1929 World Expo, this village represents the range of styles of Spanish architecture. Located atop Tibidabo, Poble Espanyol is a mini village full of shops, cobblestone roads and home to...  Read More



This archway served as the main entrance during the city's 1888 Universal Exhibition. Built from sculpted brick and surrounded by statues, including a sculpture representing the city welcoming international visitors to the Exhibition, Arc De...  Read More

Castell de Montjüic


Few places offer city views like Montjuic. The name literally means 'Mountain of The Jews' and is a former military base in Barcelona. Today it boasts some of the most gorgeous views of the entire city of Barcelona and also holds open air movie...  Read More

Hospital Sant Pau


Dubbed "The Stone Quarry" for its remarkably sculpted stone facade, Hospital Sant Pau used to be called Hospital de La Santa Creu (Hospital of the Holy Cross & Saint Paul). Founded in 1401 the hospital is actually the results of the coming...  Read More



What's a trip to Barcelona without taking a stroll down La Rambla. This vastly famous walkway is one of the most popular stretches in Europe as well as the world. Starting at the the Colon (Christopher Columbus Statue) by the beach, it goes...  Read More

Parc Güell


Park Guell has been described as a 'trip'. Enter this gorgeous place and you'll feel like you've been whisked away into Alice in Wonderland's playground. Gaudi went all out when designing this avant-garde, gorgeous display. Situated just outside...  Read More



If you're hungry or just feel like browsing rows upon rows and stalls upon stalls of fresh fruit, cured hams, authentic Spanish tapas and pretty much anything you might have a craving for, Barcelona's Boqueria market should top the check list....  Read More


Meet Sam Mednick

Sam’s passion for the sea and the mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination. 

Sam's passion for traveling has taken her around the world including Fiji, Argentina, Lebanon,...  More About Sam