Cheap Barcelona

Enjoy the city for less – low-cost and free things to do and see

Barcelona's best cheap eats
Restaurants

Barcelona's best cheap eats

Time Out's top places to eat on a budget in the Catalan capital

Stellar squares
Things to do

Stellar squares

Barcelona boasts hundreds of beautiful squares, and some with low-cost food and drink

Museums: Free Sundays
Museums

Museums: Free Sundays

Spend the first Sunday of every month soaking in art and culture – for free

Top bars to drink on the cheap
Bars and pubs

Top bars to drink on the cheap

Our guide to quenching your thirst without breaking the bank

Art that's free to see
Art

Art that's free to see

Don't miss out on the city's free galleries with photos, sculptures, and more

Bars on a budget

Psycho
Bars and pubs

Psycho

Named for the song by the Sonics, Psycho is a rock and roll bar that ticks all the boxes

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
33/45

33/45

A modern and stylish bar that has a wide rest area with comfortable chairs and sofas

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Piscis

Piscis

Another kitsch bar reminiscent of those in post-Transition Spanish films

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Bar Ramon

Bar Ramon

This epicentre of good beer on tap, the best tapas and superlative rock music is back

Free art: galleries

Galeria H2O
Art

Galeria H2O

Local architect Joaquim Ruiz Millet and writer Ana Planella founded this friendly Gràcia gallery in 1989

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Joan Gaspar
Art

Joan Gaspar

Joan Gaspar has worked with young but strong artists, and has exhibited the works of artists from the Paris school

Arts Santa Mònica
Museums

Arts Santa Mònica

Check out this multidisciplinary centre for art, science, thought and communication

Marlborough
Art

Marlborough

The family of galleries work in cahoots to organise exhibitions of the artists they represent

Toni Tàpies
Museums

Toni Tàpies

Owned by the son of the famous painter, Tàpies hosts a classy mix of locals and internationals

Àngels Barcelona
Art

Àngels Barcelona

This space shows photography and video, and hosts the occasional performance

Recommended galleries

ProjecteSD
Art

ProjecteSD

Silvia Dauder's penchant for new photography and film is sculpted into subtle, provocative and highly original shows. Limited-edition artists' texts, detailed explanations in English and Silvia's own bilingual talents complement the exhibitions. You'll enter intrigued, but emerge informed. Look out for Patricia Dauder, Pieter Vermeersch and Asier Mendizábal.

Marlborough
Art

Marlborough

The Marlborough family of galleries was founded in London in 1946 and won prestige in the 1950s for being the first gallery to show the German Expressionists in London. By 1958 Marlborough was representing such artists as Oskar Kokoschka, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Victor Pasmore and Lucian Freud.In 1962 the New York gallery was opened, followed by Tokyo and Madrid. They also have spaces in Chile, Florida, Monaco, Chelsea and, of course, Barcelona, which was inaugurated in 2006.

Senda
Art

Senda

This historical gallery of Barcelona was founded in 1991 and recently moved to Trafalgar Street in 2015. The space is headed by Carlos Duran and Chus Roig and stands out for its eclecticism. The gallery supports young artists, but also known names from the national and international levels. It flees from unidirectional thinking and speaks all kinds of artistic languages.

Galeria Mayoral
Art

Galeria Mayoral

Specializing in postwar art, big names like Miró, Picasso, Dalí, the members of Dau al Set and artists who had a special link with Catalonia, such as Calder, Magritte, Chagall, Chillida, Saura or Millares can all be found here. Each piece has a purpose and is a result of an intense process of research and documentation.