Spain, Barcelona Guide (B): A City Break Guide to Barcelona, Spain

A City Break Guide to Barcelona, Spain
A compelling mixture of imposing Gothic and Art Nouveau style architecture, Spanish cuisine, sangria, sunshine, beaches and chilled vibe make Barcelona one of the greatest getaway cities at any time of year.

Summers here can be humid, but not blistering hot, while winters very pleasant compared to much of Europe. Money wise, Barcelona is still relatively affordable, however the main attractions such as the grand Casa Mila or a visit inside the Sagrada Familia, can set you back over €20 per person.

Budgeting for Barcelona’s attractions

There are so many things to see and do in Barcelona. Depending on your budget, you can spend an entire weekend doing fun things around the city. However, if you are on a tight budget, select the attractions you definitely want to see and stick to those.

For example, both Gaudi apartments, Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Batllo are extremely expensive to visit. So maybe choose just one of them to go inside and admire the other from the outside.

From our own experience, Casa Batllo always has the longest queues. If you want to skip the line, you can purchase a ticket for €27.50 per person, otherwise it will cost you €22.50 for the regular line.

This Gaudi masterpiece is a joy to look at from the outside so if you are short on cash, you can always appreciate the exterior from the street level for free.

Casa Mila (La Pedrera) on the other hand, is an excellent choice for discovering the life and work of one of the ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A City Break Guide to Barcelona, Spain
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Casa Batllo   Casa Mila   Sagrada Familia   Gaudi Park   La Boqueria   Barcelona Cathedral   Parc de la Ciutadella   Natural History Museum of Barcelona   Port de Barcelona   Arc de Triomf   Icària   Marbella   Torres Venecianas   Olympic Park   Magic Fountains   Cerveseria Catalana   Euskal Etxea   H10 Montcada Boutique Hotel  
Author: Charlie Stamp
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