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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Traveling to Barcelona on a tight budget: 5 activities to enjoy the city without breaking the bank

Barcelona is known to be a must-see city. Its history, its main arteries, its incredible architecture and its sandy beaches make it one of the most attractive cities of the Mediterranean coasts. The city is huge, we have selected some activities to enjoy the city up.
How to find cheap accommodation in Barcelona? The best solution is to avoid hotels and rent an apartment in Barcelona. This solution is more interesting financially and does not require to dine outside.
No need to break your piggy bank to enjoy the best of Barcelona.
1. Undeniable venue of tourists, the Gothic quarter nevertheless offers a myriad of small charming squares, which plunge the Walker in the medieval history of the town centre. The only Cathedral, Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia, is inevitably full of visitors (and, surprise, of snow geese that inhabit the courtyard of the cloister), but some more intimate places than any outstanding - as the Church of Santa Maria del Mar, which has one of the largest rosettes of Europe; El Call, the medieval Jewish quarter; and the Plaça Reial, residence of the counts of Catalonia, built in the 13th century. Orange Donut towers and Runner Bean Tours agencies offer a free tour of the district.
2 Markets Barcelona, live and exciting, you'll be ringside for a total immersion in the Aboriginal newspaper. Two not La Rambla, you will be muted by the merchant shouts of sellers of the Mercat de la Boqueria. With its majestic entrance and its stained, the place is a true architectural and culinary journey. Other markets are also worth a visit, as the Mercat de Navarro, but la Boqueria is the most common - and most expensive - of both. Here you will find many local specialities: Pan con tomato and Queso manchego will make a picnic perfect for a walk in the Park Güell.
3. The Parc Güell seems to be straight out of a fairy tale. A giant gingerbread man marks the entrance, opening onto a fancy ceramic statues, fountains and benches created by all the Barcelona Architect Antonio Gaudí. His creations, often mimicking the forms of nature, mingle perfectly with the vegetation in the Park. Exceed la Torre Rosa, curious little building which houses the Museum of Gaudi (need to pay to see the furniture designed by the architect); sit on the bench in the shape of serpents on the main terrace and enjoy stunning views of the city. The entry has long been free - its price will be € 8 per person from October 2013.
Gaudi, it tell you?
Lovers of Gaudí and his particular interpretation of art nouveau and modernism can admire the impressive Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and the emblematic Sagrada Familia, all available to the (outer) gaze of the public.
4 Platja de Barceloneta the beach of the city, is a beautiful place to relax after these wanderings. Stroll along the promenade, enjoy a drink at the water's edge and you will be seduced by the sight.
.. .and if it's raining?
It does not often rain in Barcelona, but Apartment Barcelona still thought of internal activities. In the event, unlikely, precipitation, CaixaForum Barcelona exhibition will fall timely. Modern and contemporary art (free) are honoured in this social and cultural centre, housed in a former textile factory. The MNAC Museum is free every Saturday from 3 pm to 8 pm.
A good deal
Whatever your expenses on the spot, you won't regret surely to have invested in this trip. Barcelona is a difficult to hate city and Apartment Barcelona hope that this free selection was a little 'more' satisfying.

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