The second largest city in Spain, Barcelona differs from other Spanish cities as it is not blistering hot in summers. Many locals go out of town from late July to early September, making the city quieter and less populated.
Barcelona offers a relaxing mix of everything Mediterranean, which includes months of warm sunshine, delicious food and relaxed pace of life. Barcelona, A trip to visit Barcelona may not come as inexpensive but there are plenty of tourists’ attractions in the city which can be enjoyed for free. Planning A Quick Trip To Barcelona, Spain
10 Free Attractions to Visit Barcelona This Summer
The huge pedestrian-only boulevard running from Plaça Catalunya to the sea is lined with gorgeous buildings and restaurants. The place is especially crowded during summer. Street performers and, kiosks selling food, flower and souvenirs occupy the road.
Designed by Gaudí, the park was originally meant to be a ‘garden city’, a place where workers could live. A section of the park offers amazing view of Barcelona’s skyline. Parc Guell is a charming blend of mosaics, garden and fairy tale houses.
The site of the 1992 Summer Olympic opening ceremonies, this area has museums, gardens and the National Palace. Magical Fountain however is, no doubt the most popular with tourists. The National Art Museum of Catalunya, located on Montjuic, is free on the 1st Sunday of every month.
Spend your time swimming, sunbathing or just taking a stroll along the shore. Spains beaches can be crowded in summer but are still worth a go.
Seaside Promenade in the Barcelona District
Take a stroll along the promenade to enjoy the enchanting view of the blue waters of the Mediterranean.
Architectural works of Gaudi
Some of the finest work of the famous Catalan architect, Gaudi, can be seen for free (from the outside) around the Eixample district. The works include La Pedrera, Casa Batllo, and the incomplete La Sagrada Familia with La Sagrada Familia, possibly, the most recognized landmark in Barcelona.
Museums such as Museu Picasso, Museu Barbier-Mueller d’Art Precolombi, and Museu d’Historia de Catalunya are free on the first Sunday of each month. Museu Maritim is free on the first Saturday of each month while the Museu de la Xocolata (chocolate museum) is free on the first Monday of each month.
The medieval cathedral, built during from 13th to 15th Century, boasts a Gothic façade, chapels, vaulted interior and has a pretty garden and cloister.
Parc de la Ciutadella
The most central park in Barcelona, it covers an area of 74 acres and houses a lake, zoo and many museums. The flowerbeds, palm tress, walkways, fountains and sculptures make the park a sought after place in the crowded city of Barcelona.
One of the many famous festivals in Barcelona is Festa Major de Gràcia – a week long community celebration in the streets of Barcelona. For this, streets in the Gràcia area are decorated by its residents depicting colorful themes. At the end of September, the five day long Barcelona La Merce Festival takes place. The festival is a great family event.