Barcelona is one of the most popular European destinations for national tourists but, increasingly, for foreigners.

We have already told you 30 activities to do in Barcelona and now we want to help you with your travel budget, so that you spend little and it is a low cost trip but without having to give up anything of the city.

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Flights to Barcelona
For this topic you do not have to worry because there are several low cost airlines that fly to Barcelona. The Barcelona-El Prat Airport is quite close to the city center, so it will not be a problem when moving. Some of the main airlines are: Ryanair, Vueling, Easyjet, Germanwings, Pegasus Airlines, Wizz Air, among others.

It should be noted that many of Ryanair’s flights fly to Girona Airport, which is about 100 km from Barcelona.

How to get from the airport to the city
If you arrive at the Barcelona – El Prat Airport: the airport is only 10 km away from the city center. You have two low cost options to get there: the RENFE train (to the station of Passeig de Gracia or Sants Estacio) whose tickets cost around € 4 each way. You can also choose to take bus number 46 to Plaça d’Espanya (the price of the individual ticket is € 2.15). If you land at night, you can take the night bus N17, to Plaça Catalunya.

Aeroporto de Barcelona El Prat

If you arrive at the Girona Airport: you must take a bus from the Barcelona Bus company from the Estación del Norte, or Arco del Triunfo. A one-way ticket costs € 12. The round trip ticket costs € 25. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and there are usually coordinated schedules with the schedule of flights scheduled by Ryanair at this airport.

Strolling around Barcelona
Public transport is very broad and effective. If you are going to move frequently by bus or subway, it is convenient to choose an integrated ticket. You have 3 options:

– T-DAY: € 8.40, unlimited travel in zone 1 for 24 hours.

– T-10: € 9.95, card with 10 trips. If you travel with another person, you can share it.

– T 50/30: € 42.50, 50 trips to use for a month. This option is convenient if you are going to be a long time or if you are going to do many trips during a specific period of time. It can not be shared.

Attractions in Barcelona
fonte: David Berkowitz no flickr
fonte: David Berkowitz no flickr
In Barcelona there is much to see. The energy that radiates this city can be detected only with a simple walk through its streets, squares and neighborhoods full of life, exploring hidden corners, entering unique bars, or simply talking with the people you find on the street.

And if what you want is a foray into the world of art, the offer is wide and for all tastes. From the modernist design of Gaudí through the surrealism of Miró, etc. There’s no time to get bored. If your goal is to discover the artistic treasures of the city, we recommend the Barcelona Card, a card that allows the use of all public transport, free admission to 13 museums and discounts at the entrance to 80 attractions. We leave you the prices of the different models available:


– 3 days card: € 45

– Card 4 days: € 55

– Card 5 days: € 60

Where to sleep?
Barcelona has many interesting neighborhoods, each one with its charm and characteristics that make it different and unique. From the alternative neighborhood of Gracia, the bohemian district of Borne, through the stimulating Barceloneta, the charming and magical Gothic district, the most cosmopolitan and mysterious Raval, the elegance of the Eixample, reaching even the least touristy and more relaxed areas such as Poble Sec, Sants and Poble Nou. All with the most interesting places to discover.

If you want to save on accommodation, we recommend that you choose accommodation outside the most central neighborhoods of Barcelona, ​​for example in Poble Sec, Sants, Raval or Gracia. All are near the center and very well connected with public transport.

The best free experiences in Barcelona
– Stroll quietly along the promenade, from the beach of Barceloneta to the Forum, making a stop to have a beer in one of the typical “chiringuitos”.

Barcelona- Have a picnic in Montjüic, enjoy the green areas and admire the city from its panoramic viewpoints.

– Miss a night in the Raval bars. The nocturnal atmosphere of this neighborhood will conquer you.

– Let yourself be surprised by the ingenuity and originality of Gaudí, evident in his incredible works such as Parc Güell or Casa Batlló, for example.

– Explore its squares and the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter away from the typical itineraries of tourists.

– Spend an afternoon outside the city center, in the neighborhood of Gracia or in the area of ​​Poble Sec, neighborhoods with lots of life and with a varied agenda with many plans
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