Spain’s second largest city and capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, should be high on your wish list. The city is famous for FC Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and La Rambla. Barcelona is a popular city trip destination. The city is easy to reach because many low-cost companies from major cities in Europe have direct flights to Barcelona. The relaxed atmosphere together with sunny days and excellent food contribute to the popularity of this city. There is so much to see in Barcelona and one weekend is not long enough.
If you want to enjoy a hassle-free trip, be sure to buy the Barcelona City Pass. With this card in your pocket, you enjoy free access to a large number of attractions and museums, public transport is free and fast-track entry saves you from waiting in the long queues at popular attractions. What’s more, this card is also valid on the Barcelona tour bus (Hop-On Hop-Off): free rides for one whole day.
Citytrip using the Barcelona Turbo Pass
There is so much to see in Barcelona that it is impossible to fit all in a few days. If you also want to see several museums and other places of interest your task is overwhelming because you have to stand in line to get your tickets, find out where to buy public transport tickets etc etc. The Barcelona City Pass makes your Barcelona trip hassle-free and relaxed. You have free entry to as many as thirty different museums and places of interest in Barcelona, you can use the Hop-On Hop-Off bus in Barcelona as often as you like during one full day. What’s more, public transport is also free. A major advantage of the Barcelona City Pass is skip-the-line entry at popular attractions such as the Sagrada Familia.
How to buy and use the Barcelona Card?
Purchase your Barcelona City Pass online before going on your city trip. As the Sagrada Familia can only be visited with a reservation, you will have to indicate the date of your visit to this church when making your booking. You can opt for a Barcelona Pass without the Sagrada Familia, in this case you will get a discount. The Barcelona City Pass will be send to you via e-mail or you can collect it in person at one of the pick-up points in Barcelona.
Note: attractions can be visited only once with your Barcelona City Pass. It is not possible to return to the various highlights in the city later.
Different versions of the Barcelona City Pass
The Barcelona Pass comes in various types. The main difference is how many days the pass is valid, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. Please note that there is a price distinction for children in the 4 to 10 age group, 11 to 12 age group, 13 to 17 age group and for adults. You can opt for excluding the Sagrada familia in your Barcelona City Pass in which case you get a discount on the price of the Barcelona Pass.
Barcelona Pass Advantages
Valid at i.e.: Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum, Casa de les Punxes, Egyptian Museum, Fundació Joan Miró, Mirador de Colom and Museum d’Art Contemporani
The main advantage of the Barcelona City Pass is free entry to the most important attractions and sights. What’s more, you will never have to wait in the queues because fast-track entry is included. This way you save a lot of trouble and time which means that you can see even more highlights of Barcelona. Another big advantage is that public transport is free as long as your Barcelona City Pass is valid. Your free transport starts the moment you arrive at the airport. No need to find a taxi or where to buy metro or train tickets. With a Barcelona City Pass in your pocket, your city trip is hassle-free
Your Barcelona City Pass is valid on public transport in the city centre. In addition, your card allows you 24-hours unlimited access to the hop-on hop-off bus. Rides on the hop-on hop-off bus are the perfect way to see the sights and attractions of Barcelona in a relaxed way. Hop-off at interesting points, walk about to see the attraction in detail, then hop on again and continue your tour. A boat trip in the port of Barcelona is also included in this city pass.
Access to museums
The Barcelona Pass allows you free entry to over 30 museums and other places of interest such as the Picasso Museum, the Egyptian Museum, the Joan Miro Museum, the Chocolate Museum, the National Museum of Art in Catalonia and the Museum d’Art Contemporani. You enjoy skip-the-line entry at many of these museums.
Barcelona City Pass as discount card
The Barcelona City Pass is also a discount card and to be used when buying tickets for attractions that are not included in the Barcelona City Pass, such as Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Casa Vicens, the famous masterpieces of the architect Gaudi.
Barcelona city highlights
Barcelona has so much to offer! This is where the Barcelona City Pass comes in handy. Take a hop-on hop-off tour on your first day because this bus takes you to the most important sights and attractions. Hop off at the Picasso Museum, Camp Nou and at the botanical gardens. Seen everything? Hop on again to continue your sightseeing.
Plan a visit to the Sagrada Familia on the second day of your visit. The interior is breathtaking as is its exterior. There are so many details that it takes a long time to see them all. When you have taken in all the glory of this church, pay a visit to the sculptures and mosaics in Parc Güell, the master pieces of the architect Antoni Gaudi. And there is much more to be discovered in Barcelona!
End the day at one of the outdoor cafes on La Rambla, a tree-lined pedestrian boulevard which you must see and where you must be seen. Sip sangria and try Spanish tapas. Stay as long as you like. No need to walk back to your hotel because your Barcelona City Card includes public transport.