Here are some tips on how to save money in one of the most popular tourist cities in Spain.
Buy the Barcelona Card for 3, 4 or 5 days.
This universal ticket acts as a public transport pass. You can also visit more than 20 museums with it for free and about the same number of attractions - with a discount.
Explore Barcelona's free options.
They do not take money for entering the Montjuïc fortress (excellent panoramic views), at the Boqueria market (all the most delicious and freshest on the shelves), in the Citadel park (shade even on hot days) and for the light and music performance that the Montjuïc fountain "gives" (show runs from Thursday to Saturday after 21.00 every half hour).
Get around by bike.
Perhaps the most economical transport in the city. The longer the bike rental lasts, the cheaper it is (2 hours - 4 euros, 4 hours - 6 euros).
Stay in an apartment with a large company.
This option is cheaper than hotel accommodation and much more comfortable than a hostel. Rent is set per day per room, which means: the more guests, the more profitable.
Take the menu of the day in the restaurant.
It usually consists of a first and second course plus a drink or dessert. You can use this service at lunchtime (approximately from 13.00 to 16.00). The price ranges from 12 to 20 euros.
In Spain, this is the name of any free snack served in bars for drinks after 17.00. It can be chips, small sandwiches, olives, etc. The Spaniards like to visit several bars in the evening and taste different drinks and tapas. By the way, it turns out a very satisfying dinner option.