Barcelona: enjoy the city free admission

Barcelona is considered one of the cheapest European cities of all time, but if we start to visit all the main tourist attractions, the price starts to rise. In my last post on Barcelona, I listed the most popular attractions in the city, while here I will tell you how to enjoy this city free admission.

MERCÉ CELEBRATION (24th September)

During the festivity of the saint of Barcelona, there are a number of museums totally free, for example, Sagrada Familia, Picasso museum, MACBA, CCCB, Blau museum, Pedralbes Monastery, Miró foundation, Montjuic castle etc…

More information about concerts, events, and activities you can check all the information here.


Pedralbes Monastery
Pedralbes Monastery


FREE ADMISSION (first Sunday of the month)

Always try to travel to Barcelona on these dates, many museums and monuments can be visited for free. I leave you a list of the top 10:

Blau Museum = Every Sunday from 3 pm to the first Sunday of every month. Also on February 12, May 18 and September 24.

MUHBA = Sunday, June 8th, 2011 at 3:00 AM to 8:00 pm on Sunday In addition, there is an open day for Santa Eulalia, on September 24 and May 18.

Palau Guell (Raval) = Free the 23 of April (Sant Jordi), Internation Museum Day, May 21 (local party in Barcelona), September 11 (National Day of Catalonia) and September 24 (La Mercè). Take the ticket here, there are 2 turns.

Hunger? Do not worry, I have some tips about this too. Read here!

San Pau Hospital = Designed by Lluís Domènech same architect of Palau de la musica, is highly recommended, just 5 min from the Sagrada Familia.


San Pau Hospital
San Pau Hospital

Music museum = Free admission on the first Sunday of 3:00 p.m., by Santa Eulalia, on May 18 (International Museum Day). Also on June 21 (Music Day), September 23 and 24 (La Mercè) and November 22 (Santa Cecilia).

Frederic Mares Museum (Gothic) = Free admission on the first Sunday of the month (from 11 to.m. to 8 pm), and every Sunday from 3 p.m. Day of open doors by Santa Eulalia, Corpus, and on May 18 and September 24.

Picasso Museum (Born) = Free access on Thursday afternoons, from 18 to.m. to 9.30 p.m., and the first Sunday of each month, from 9 to.m. to 7 p.m. Open house day on May 18 and September 24.



MNAC (Montjuic) = Opens its doors for free on the first Sunday of each month and on Saturdays after 3 pm.

Maritim museum (Raval) = The entrance to the museum is free on Sunday from 3 pm. The International Museum Day and coinciding with the Mercè.

Botanic garden (Montjuic) = You can enter for free on Sundays from 3 pm, on the first Sunday of the month (free all day), in Santa Eulalia, on May 18 (Museum Day) and September 24 (La Mercè festivities).

CCCB (Raval) = Free admission on Sundays from 3 pm to 8 pm (with limited capacity). The International Museum Day, Museum Night, Santa Eulalia Festival and La Mercè. Now you can even visit his terrace.

Casa Vicens
Casa Vicens

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY (third weekend of May)

La Nit dels museus is always the third week of May, throughout Europe, and is the international museum day. In the evening you can visit a number of tourist places without paying, for example: for La Pedrera and Casa Vicens, Montjuic castle, Sant Pau Hospital, Caixa Forum. More info read here!

TIP TIME To visit La Pedrera and Palau Guell you have to book tickets a couple of weeks in advance, otherwise, you will not be able to access them.

Speaking of terraces, do you want to know which are the most beautiful terraces in Barcelona? Read here!


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