Justine from Latitude Forty One, shares with us Barcelona Prices in this cost of travel post, including accommodation, travel, food and attraction ticket costs.
We know how hard it can be to budget and plan a trip to a new country. Prices online can vary and it can be hard to find a fixed range of prices for anything further than a hotel and flight. That is why we have created this Cost of Travel series where we ask travel experts and expats the travel costs and prices in their favourite countries and homes.
The exchange rate at the time of publishing (November 2019): $1 USD = 0.90€ EUR
Introduction to Barcelona, Spain
- A budget hotel starts at about €55 if you want to stay fairly central. Praktik Vinoteca starts at about 80 euros and has personality!
- Mid-range hotels start at about €100. I recommend Hotel Ibis Barcelona Centre, which starts at €119.
- For luxury, they’re about €250 minimum. Hotel The Serras with a splendid rooftop view starts at €300.
- A single one-way ticket to use public transportation ticket costs €2.20.
- The most budget-friendly way to get around is to buy a T-10 ticket (10 one-way journeys), which is €10.20. It can be used for bus, metro, local train, and tram.
- Alternatively, the most touristic area of Ciutat Vella (Gothic Quarter, Born, Las Ramblas) can be reached by foot.
- You don’t have to spend a lot to get around the city! For 3 days, you would probably only need to buy ONE T-10 ticket.
Food and drink costs
Meals for one person only:
Breakfast is €3-4 a coffee and toast or pastry.
For lunch, it’s about €4 for fast food meals or 8-15 euros for an average “menu del dia” to save money. A “menu del día” is about €8 to €15. This is a 3-course meal for lunch only. Many restaurants have them but not all. It includes first course, a main dish, dessert, and a drink. Sometimes it includes coffee.
For dinner, it’s around €10 to €30-plus, depending if you want super basic meal or a decent sit-down meal with a drink.
Activities and attractions
- The Sagrada Familia basic ticket is 17 euros.
- Casa Milà (La Pedrera) is €22.
- The Casa Batlló is €25.
- Parc Guell is €8.50 at the door or €7.50 online.
- Food tours run from €15 to a fancy €450!
Barcelona has a lot to offer and, like many European cities, can be travelled on a budget if you opt for local food, hostels and public transport.
Let us know about your experience in Barcelona in the comments below.
To prepare for your trip, find out what to wear in Barcelona.
For an ultra-useful 3-day itinerary, check out what to do in Barcelona for 3 days.
And to know where to stay, find the Best Places to Stay in Barcelona.
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