Perhaps you’re on a budget, or perhaps your anti-consumer nature is already tingling with the anticipation of proving the old adage of “the best things in life are free” right again. Or perhaps you’re simply on the alert for bright ideas to take for a spin in Barcelona. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Once you’ve read them, why not get creative and discover 5 more for yourself? And yes, hanging out on the beach counts, so that’s only 4 to go.
- Wander through the Boqueria Market
You’ll find this iconic food market about half way down La Rambla. When the crowded pavement becomes an almost solid mass of people you’ll know you’ve arrived. Step through the iron gates, hold onto your bag and take a deep breath. Some stalls are piled high with seasonal fruits and vegetables, whilst others display exotic chow that reminds you it’s a big world out there.