How to see Barcelona on a budget

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful, creative and visually inspiring cities I’ve traveled to — and easily among my top three favorite places in the world. I’ve been there twice now, once during spring break while I was studying abroad in Italy and again in 2013 as a young professional. Both times, my experiences made me fall in love with Barcelona in new and different ways. I saw beautiful art and awe-inspiring architecture, ate amazing food and had fun, exciting encounters. Both times, I was also on a pretty strict budget.

Barcelona is by no means a cheap city to travel to and play in. As with many major European cities, prices are high, and it can take some creativity to avoid overstretching your budget. Here are some ideas and tips to help you save money on your trip to Barcelona, based on my experiences.

Note: In 2014, I wrote a weekly blog series on budget travel for eHow. This post is from that series, so you'll have to head over to their site to read it in full. Thanks for reading!

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