Barcelona – the cheaper vacation options
Parks & Sightseeing in Barcelona
Parks are always a great refuge for the “financially challenged” on vacation. The two main ones are the Ciutadella Park in el Born and the world-famous Park Guell above the Gracia district. The first is home of the museum of modern art, otherwise it is a nice spot to seek shade under the palm trees. The second is, naturally, on of Barcelona’s greatest tourist attractions due to its fantastic design (by Antoni Gaudi) and spectacular views.
Furthermore, we suggest enjoying the views from the top of the Montjuic hill and the Tibidabo “mountain” – both accessible through cheap public transport.
Transportation in Barcelona is thankfully cheap. The Barcelona Metro runs every third minute in the middle of the day, covers the whole metropolitan area (including l’Hospitalet and Badalona) and ticket of ten trips costs around 7€. The buses cover a large area whereas the trams have a more limited range, but both offer transportation for the same price of a ticket.
In conclusion, despite its standing as one of the world’s top three city break destinations, a weekend, or a vacation break in Barcelona does not need to take a “huge chunk” out of your savings! Flights come cheap from most European destinations (and quite often from the US as well), and choosing accommodation and vacation fun wisely can cut down substantially on your costs without cutting down on fun and comfort!
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