And then there's the food. You can pair a couple of cheap tapas (hello, pan con tomate) with a glass of wine for under $10, while bombas (fried balls filled with potatoes and meat) are a cheap, easy way to eat on the go.
In Barcelona, a hostel bunk costs around $18, but if you have a travel buddy you can save a few bucks by booking an apartment with a kitchen and cooking in. And when it comes to getting around, walking is by far the cheapest — and we’d argue, the best — way to see the city, but Barcelona’s public transportation won’t break the bank. A three-day unlimited pass costs around $25 (and includes airport transfers) and a 10-ride ticket is just over $12.
Once you’ve booked plane tickets (tip: you can find 'em for under $200 from some US cities if you book early and travel during off-peak times), you can leave the planning to us. We’ve got the ultimate guide for a cool, fun-filled weekend that won’t leave you broke.