World's Best Free Attractions (PHOTOS)

by Lonely Planet Subscribe to Lonely Planet's posts Posted Jul 7th 2011 07:30 AM

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Like most budget travelers, the word that makes eyebrows leap the highest is 'free'. While the you-get-what-you-pay-for statute makes it uncool to grade, compare or criticize free stuff, certain free attractions are indisputably superior to others and, in many cases, completely outshine their un-free neighbors.

Some cities like London and New York have enough exceptional free activities to easily fill a week. Other destinations want money from you for something as simple as peeking in the front door (Le Grand Casino, Monte Carlo), sitting down for a few minutes (Las Ramblas, Barcelona), or voiding your bladder (pretty much all of Norway).

Here's a sampling of some of the world's best free attractions, courtesy of Lonely Planet.

Text by Leif Pettersen, Lonely Planet






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