There’s no doubt that travelling can be a pricey pastime but by fixing your attention on the the world’s best free tourist attractions you can worry less about cost and more about fun. With hotel accommodations, restaurant meals and entrance fees to different tourist spots, there’s plenty to impact your precious financial savings – you don’t need the actual process of sight-seeing to take away from it also!
Thankfully then, knowing about some of the world’s best free sights can help readjust the balance. In just about every country or city, there are sights to see and things to do that will not cost you a penny. Wondering what they are?
Here are the world’s best free tourist attractions from across the seven continents.
WORLD’S BEST FREE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: CANAL ST-MARTIN, PARIS
One of the best spots to feel like a true Parisian. Whether your plan is to read your favorite poet or novelist or simply kick back listening to the local chatter, sitting by the water’s edge at Canal St-Martin is a worthwhile way to spend your afternoon.
WORLD’S BEST FREE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: ATHENS, GREECE
One of the best ways to get to know a country’s history is through their museums and galleries. There are many of them in Athens that will not cost you a penny. The Museum of Popular Musical Instruments, The Railway Museum, the Way Museum, the Hellenic Children’s Museum and the Municipal Gallery of Athens are just some of the best places (and not to mention free) places to check out in one of the world’s oldest cities.
WORLD’S BEST FREE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: LA RAMBLA, BARCELONA
Take a stroll through La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, one of the most famous roads in Europe. Offering a culturally stimulating walk through streets lined with shops, cafes, street vendors, human statues and other performers, La Rambla is one of the most interesting spots in the whole of Spain.
WORLD’S BEST FREE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
WORLD’S BEST FREE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: VICTORIA FALLS, AFRICA
Africa’s Victoria Falls has a natural rock pool called the Devil’s Pool, a free to swim in pool with a natural wall made of rocks that stop you from falling into the 300ft deep waterfalls. Definitely one for the extreme adventurers out there!
WORLD’S BEST FREE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: GREAT WALL, CHINA
WORLD’S BEST FREE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: HOLLYWOOD, THE USA
WORLD’S BEST FREE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
When you think of Brazil, you probably also associate it with beautiful beaches where you can lay in the sand and swim. Rio de Janeiro is home to exactly that. Long shores and beautiful waters.
WORLD’S BEST FREE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: PORT LOCKROY, ANTARTICA
There aren’t a whole host of things to do in Antarctica but seeing and even getting up close with the penguins at Port Lockroy is one of the most unique and free experiences you’ll likely experience anywhere in the world.