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Ghita Davidsen
Silkeborg, Denmark
08 June 2014
We can recommend to make a walk in the small streets of Born and the Gotic - and also go to the bars and restaurants to have a drink in these places instead of the Rambla - much cheaper to have a drink here and here is so many different lovely small shops. You get a small beer at the Plaza St. Jaume for 4,10 EUR and a large beer for less than 4,10 EUR in a bar in one of the small sidewalks of Av. Portal de l'Angel.
Stayed in Canvis Vells Born
Mario Brogna
Aranova Fiumicino, Italy
19 May 2014
Restaurant on barceloneta are just for tourists. Go to place with Spanish people.
Stayed in Perill Gràcia
Gyozo Galambos
Budapest, Hungary
12 May 2014
Public transport is perfect,you should buy T10 ticket
Stayed in Escorial II
Olga Torkhov
Haifa, Israel
02 May 2014
There is the one way- buy the food in supermarket and not to visit the expensive places such as museums ,shops and others places. But I should admit I did not this......
Sarunas Leliuga
Horsens, Denmark
06 April 2014
Dont use bus tours around the Barcelona since they cost a lot. Everything can be reached by walking or Metro.
Stayed in Casanova University 1
Steven Filbee
Hull, United Kingdom
02 April 2014
Just to avoid the restaurants that are obviously aimed at tourists. Hugely overpriced. And I wouldn't say to avoid Las Ramblas, but obviously, be aware of pick pockets.
Stayed in Alcanar Beach
Natasha Mestre
London, United Kingdom
12 March 2014
For transport , get a t 10 card to the main places and walk around, most can be seen by foot.
Stayed in Vila Olímpica
Adelina Luca
Bucharest, Romania
14 October 2013
No places to avoid as far as I'm concerned. Everywhere you go, you will find something interesting to see and do.
Driss A
Paris, France
31 July 2013
Les boites et bars près de la plage sont gratuits avant 1h30 sur présentation de free-pass (facile à obtenir devant les boîtes en général)
Stayed in Parallel Rambla
Stefan Smiljanoski
Skopje, Macedonia
30 July 2013
Buy the T-10 metro ticket (you save more than 50%). Always ask for the price of beverages in restaurants, because sometimes they aren't listed on the menu and can end up costing you as much as the meal itself. Go to eat tapas at the Poble Sec area, it's cheaper and better. Bring your student ID to get cheaper into museums, the ZOO, Sagrada Familia etc.
Vlad Valceanu
Arad, Romania
27 May 2013
Avoid eating in restaurants on Rambla. They're traps, the food is bad and most restaurants are pretty dirty. Places around Diagonal / Eixample, or restaurants in Barri Gotic with NO english menu are better choices. If they have a menu in English, they target tourists. For the metro, we bought a few T10's (10 trips for 10 euros) and spent less than if we would have if we'd have bought a Barcelona tourist card each.
Stayed in Provença Pedrera Attic III
Karsmakers Rob
Waalre, Netherlands
11 May 2013
Don't take diner at main streets. Only a few meters away many nice and price worthy opportunities.
Stayed in Bassols Sagrada Familia II
Anastasia Chetokina
Obninsk, Russia
09 February 2013
Чтобы сэкономить, вы можете купить и приготовить сами великолепные морепродукты, так как тут имеется отличный выбор даже в супермаркетах (например, MERCADONA).
Stayed in Monumental II
Christine Bennett
Lancaster, United Kingdom
05 January 2013
If you are interested in art, buy the articket and artcoticket from the Barcelona tourist office on-line - it means you save about half the price on the galleries/museum entry. Some museums have free entry on certain days/after certain times so look out for these. Avoid- be careful in Raval.
Stayed in Monumental II
Cherise Hardy
Leicester, United Kingdom
19 November 2012
To save money there are set menus (menu del dia) at many restaurants and bars, usually for tapas, but also for meals including starter, main course, and dessert. These are a good way to sample some of the lovely food available without breaking the bank.
Stayed in Cometa
Zanin Kavazovic
Quebec, Canada
18 October 2012
To save money on public transportation, buy a T-10 zone 1 right at the airport (under 10 euros): you will get 10 passes for trains in zone 1, metro, and bus. There were 7 people in our group, so we bought one T-70 (53 euros).
Stayed in Gaudí Bailén 1-1
Pieter Broeck
Buggenhout, Belgium
02 September 2012
Om geld te besparen kan je de coupons gebruiken die je bij de Bus Turistic krijgt. Voor het aquarium en de dierentuin kan je korting krijgen bij het vvv.
Stayed in Born
Lorenz Germann
Zürich, Switzerland
30 July 2012
If you want to save some money, then don't go to the restaurants on the rambla.
Stayed in Barberà Ramblas II
Denis Sapozhnikov
St.petersburg, Russia
19 June 2012
Чтобы сэкономить, не берите напрокат машину и не пользуйтесь такси (стоянки и такси очень дорогие).
Stayed in Pujades I
Lok Leung
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
03 May 2012
Saving money depends on how many days you are staying in the city. There is a Barcelona card for travelers that gives you discounts at museums and free transportation around the city. If you are planning to visit a few museums, look into their Articket.
Stayed in Francesc - Ramblas II
Guido Looy
Kontich, Belgium
30 April 2012
Je moet de restaurants in de buurt van het Park Gaudi vermijden. We moesten anderhalf uur wachten voor een spaghetti en een tortilla. We zijn weggegaan omdat we niet langer wilden wachten.
Anita Magazniece
Riga, Latvia
11 April 2012
To save money, prepar food at home. The kitchen in the apartment was very well equipped and we saved a lot of money by preparing all the meals at home, and only having drinks and some snacks outside.
Stayed in Sant Pere Mitjà II
Jure Daić
Maribor, Slovenia
17 March 2012
You should make a list of everything you would like to see.Then check if your list is similar to group tickets on offer. You can also buy a 2, 3, 4, or 5 day metro and bus (red and blue) ticket and you will get discounts for all entry tickets.
Stayed in Fira V
Aleksey Denisov
Moscow, Russia
03 March 2012
Чтобы сэкономить деньги, можно купить дисконтную карточку Барселоны и посетить аутлет-центр.
Stayed in Sert
David Benns
Farnham, United Kingdom
02 March 2012
Don't eat in the Fira - it's expensive. Leave and dine at one of the many surrounding restaurants and bars
Stayed in Paral.lel I
Pamela Cox
West Dundee, United States
14 January 2012
To save money you should take the trains. Very easy to navigate and much more economical than taxis. Explore restaurant menus - many have multi-course lunches for 10 euros.
Stayed in Bell-lloc
Veaceslav Bugai
Chisinau, Moldavia
12 January 2012
It's better to dine outside of very crowded touristic areas; the food will be better and cheaper. For transportation take the T10 ticket, it's twice cheaper per journey.
Stayed in Remei
Carin Hörnsten
Jönköping, Sweden
11 January 2012
För att spara pengar köp 10resorskort för metro och buss. Kan användas av flera personer på samma resa.
Stayed in Born
Elina Liimatainen
Galway, Ireland
24 October 2011
Saving money is easy, just don't eat in the restaurants within the most touristic areas, these restaurants tend to be more expensive.
Stayed in Sant Pacià
Gabriela Psotova
Omsenie, Slovakia
27 September 2011
To save money you should buy food in lokal big superstore not small ones, you can find everywhere.
Stayed in Mar Beach I
Ylva Elofsson
Karlstad, Sweden
29 July 2011
Undvik dyra barer och restauranger. Du kan hitta god mat till rimliga priser. Res med metro, särskilt under rusningstrafiken.
Stayed in Gracia Gaudí
Liana Hosu
Cincinnati, United States
17 July 2011
To save money; do not get the Barcelona card as it's a waste of money. It does not help with the entrance fees at the important museums. A more effective way of saving is to get the subway/bus 10 trip pass.
Stayed in Gaudí II
Will Graham
Reading, United Kingdom
10 July 2011
Bring food and drink back to the apartment as eating out can be very expensive. Buy a T10 metro ticket as this is the most easy way to save money on transport.
Stayed in Viladomat
Peter Somerville
Amberley, New Zealand
05 July 2011
If you want to save money then look for set menus, avoid touristy eateries, buy travel passes, and co-incide you stay with free museum entry days! (Usually 1st Sunday of the month).
Stayed in Liceu 2-2
Anna Asplund
Göteborg, Sweden
03 July 2011
Spara pengar igenom att äta hemma och promenera i stan.
Stayed in Sant Pere Mitjà I
Denis Zupan
Koper, Slovenia
12 June 2011
Don't buy the Barcelona card... It's not worth it because all the free "attractions" are not worth visiting anyway.
Stayed in Sitges II
Angelo Cerbone
Cassina De Pecchi, Italy
05 June 2011
To save money go in bar nad restaurant that spanish people advise,less turistic
Stayed in Francesc - Ramblas VII
Krisztina Gergely
London, United Kingdom
10 April 2011
To save money; cook for yourself. Buy the ingredients at the nearest supermarket.
Stayed in Mallorca Clot
Kristofer Norén
Enskede, Sweden
04 April 2011
Se upp för ficktjuvar på Las Ramblas. :)
Stayed in Rull
Enrico Ferrero
Torino, Italy
31 March 2011
we think the rambla in the rush hour is to avoid
Stayed in Gombau 4-3
Massimiliano Pasquali
Roma, Italy
24 March 2011
To save money , attention to tapas ... too funny to order , it's better going t oa restaurant
Stayed in Santa Caterina
Greg Stevenson
Glencolmcille, Ireland
23 November 2010
There are "tourist traps" like Las Ramblas, where the prices of things are elevated thanks to tourism. You can find great priced food in El Raval.
Lars Mankit
Växjö, Sweden
10 November 2010
Var inte rädd för att vara ute sent, det är alltid folk i rörelse. Men var aldrig ensam om du inte är säker på var du är och ha alltid koll på plånboken.
Stayed in Foneria
Darinka Vreg
Ptuj, ---others---
25 September 2010
There is entrance fee to visit Camp Nou of €17, but you can get a ticket for a game for about €40.
Stayed in Foneria
Renzo Pastorino
Prato, Italy
11 August 2014
The casa Batlló is expensive, the poble espanol are plucked tourists money
Stayed in Urgell Gran Vía
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Joanna Koning
Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands
04 July 2014
The Ramblas, the metro and the area on and around the beach something more insecure ... There you should really watch your stuff quite well on, pickpockets are most active there
Stayed in Fira Callao II
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Svetlana Poznahirko
Tallinn, Estonia
28 June 2014
Buy tickets online in advance at Sagradadu last name.
Stayed in Sardenya Beach
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Marina Ferretti
Scandiano, Italy
24 June 2014
Bar on the Rambla
Stayed in Catedral Joaquim 2-4
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Sylvie Wulf
Gent, Belgium
21 June 2014
No restaurants on the Ramblas itself, too expensive and price/quality is not ok. Except restaurant "Attic", magnificent view over Ramblas and eat very good price/quality ratio
Stayed in Gaudí Pedrera II
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Marina Dmitrienko
Москва, Russia
15 June 2014
There are no tourist restaurants on La Rambla, there expensive and tasteless. Only need to try paella in fisherman's quarter la Barceloneta.
Stayed in Avinyó Ramblas P-3
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