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Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

1. Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 40 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The buses come every 20-30 minutes and each route is around 2 hours. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Zoo • Parc de la Ciutadella Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

Barcelona Card: 25+ Museums and Free Public Transportation

2. Barcelona Card: 25+ Museums and Free Public Transportation

Make your trip to Barcelona unforgettable with free access to more than 25 unique attractions and museums. Enjoy free public transportation on trams, busses, and the metro with a map of the city to get around hassle-free. Opt for 3, 4, or 5-day Barcelona Card and save up to 77% compared to regular admission prices.   As well as the Barcelona Card, you will receive a map and a guidebook in 6 languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian) with information about places to visit. Enjoy up to 50% off admission to additional attractions and activities, including Gaudi’s Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, flamenco shows, and many others.    The Barcelona Card offers you free access to the following attractions:    Art Museums • Picasso Museum: skip the ticket line • National Art Museum of Catalonia: skip the ticket line • Barcelona Museum of Modernism • Antoni Tàpies Foundation: skip the ticket line • Frederic Marès Museum   Natural History and Science Museums  • CosmoCaixa Science Museum  • Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau, the Blue Museum)   Contemporary Art Museums • Design Museum of Barcelona • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA): skip the ticket line   Archaeology and Ethnology Museums • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Ethnological Museum of Barcelona (Parc de Montjuïc)   Cultural Centers • Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB): skip the ticket line • El Born Cultural and Memorial Center   History Museums • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Refugi 307 (Air-raid shelter) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Via Sepulcral Romana (Roman funeral way) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): El Call (Jewish district) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Plaça del Rei   Other Attractions • Joan Miró Foundation • Botanical Garden of Barcelona • Music Museum of Barcelona: skip the ticket line • Chocolate Museum: skip the ticket line • Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antonio Samaranch: skip the ticket line • The Royal Monastery of St Mary of Pedralbes • Moco Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art with a 20% discount

Barcelona: Skip-the-Line Entry to 6 Top Art Museums

3. Barcelona: Skip-the-Line Entry to 6 Top Art Museums

Skip the lines to enter Barcelona’s top art museums with this art ticket passport. Discover the world’s finest collection of Romanesque mural paintings, explore the Modernisme movement, and be surprised by works of contemporary art and creativity. Enjoy access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions of 6 world-famous art museums and galleries. Valid for 12 months, you can visit all of the locations at your own pace. The universes of Miró, Picasso, and Tàpies await you with this fantastic experience.  The galleries and museums included in the experience are: • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • Picasso Museum Barcelona • Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Joan Miro Foundation • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

Barcelona: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya Entrance Ticket

4. Barcelona: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya Entrance Ticket

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) is located in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc, which was built for the International Exposition of 1929. During your visit to the museum you’ll have the opportunity to see the works of artists of Catalan Modernism, including Gaudí and Casas. Admire masterpieces by great European Renaissance and Baroque painters, such as Tiziano and Velázquez. See the museum’s collection of photography as well. The collections are displayed on 2 floors and you should plan on spending a couple of hours at the museum to ensure that you have time to see it all. In addition to exploring the collections, you’ll have a chance to learn about the history of the building. Afterward, you can head up to the rooftop, which is the perfect spot for enjoying panoramic views of the city. Current Temporary Exhibition: Turner. Light is Colour For the English Romantic painter, watercolorist and printmaker Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) the elements of nature are abstract forces, with their own symbolism and meaning. This exhibition explores his fascination with meteorological and atmospheric phenomena, from the beginning of his work, in the 1790s, to the late 1840s. Current Temporary Exhibition: Annibale Carracci. The Frescoes of the Herrera Chapel More than two hundred years ago, the frescoes that adorned the walls of Rome’s Herrera chapel, painted by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609) and his studio, were torn down and never seen together again, until now. The murals are currently distributed among the Museu Nacional and the Museo Nacional del Prado, and the altar painting is kept at the church of Santa Maria in Monserrato degli Spagnoli in Rome. Thanks to a collaboration between the three institutions, this spectacular pictorial ensemble is being presented for the first time; Carracci’s final, and least known, artistic creation.

Barcelona: Poble Espanyol Skip-The-Line Ticket

5. Barcelona: Poble Espanyol Skip-The-Line Ticket

Located in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona, Poble Espanyol is architecture, it is art, it is crafts, it is open air and it is also a unique space to enjoy family activities, concerts and exhibitions. In short, Poble is a large area where history meets culture and leisure through a calm and pleasant stroll in a natural environment. Poble Espanyol was established within the framework of the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition, with the aim of representing the architecture and culture of Spanish towns. To enter the minds of the creators of Poble Espanyol and discover the excitement of the process, do not miss the exhibition: A photographic journey. The construction of Poble Espanyol (access to the exhibition is included in the venue ticket). Over 40,000 m2 of open air space, Poble Espanyol is a precinct that is home to 117 full-scale constructions. Walking around Poble Espanyol you will discover, as well, an important representation of artisan workshops in which professionals from different generations work with glass, ceramic, leather and wicker products, among others. They themselves offer the possibility of personalized workshops and courses so that you can live the artisan experience in the first person. Poble Espanyol also includes a wide variety of bars, restaurants, terraces and shops where you can enjoy local products, audiovisual facilities and the Fran Daurel Museum, which boasts works by key figures in contemporary Spanish art. In recent years, and now more than ever, Poble Espanyol offers, in addition to the usual content open 365 days a year, cultural and leisure activities for all ages who find in the enclosure a monumental environment without equal, safe and quiet. Concerts, family activities, shows and temporary exhibitions live in Poble like nowhere else in Barcelona.

Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Eco Catamaran Cruise

6. Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Eco Catamaran Cruise

Explore Barcelona in comfort aboard a double-decker bus with two different routes included in your 24-hour or 48-hour ticket. Hop on and off as many times as you'd like to discover the city at your own pace and enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise along the coast. The West route (orange) will take you to discover the city beyond its most emblematic modernist buildings. The itinerary covers an extensive circuit that'll take you to the westernmost landmarks of Barcelona, such as the FC Barcelona stadium and the National Museum of Art of Catalonia. Hop off at any of the two museums and board the bus back again once you have finished your visit. Go to El Born to savor the amazing cuisine and quaint ambiance or sit back, relax and enjoy the view of the city. The East route (green) will take you to the most artistic part of the city. Capture Barcelona's concrete jungle of modernist buildings. From Plaça Catalunya to Park Güell, admire the most impressive landmarks around this part of town. See the magnificent Sagrada Familia and marvel at the extensive symbolism of its façades. Learn about the city's history and discover all the secrets it hides. Get off on stop 4 or 5 of the West route (orange) or stop 3-Port Vell of East route (green) to experience a catamaran cruise along Barcelona Coast. Choose between a 60 minutes cruise or the premium 90 minutes ride that includes a cocktail and chill-out background music. Leaving from Port Vell, admire monuments such as the World Trade Center and the largest yachts in the city. During the walk, you will be able to get a unique perspective of Barcelona. You'll arrive at the area of Puerto Olympics so that you can see from there the port founded in the 1991 Olympics.

Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

7. Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

Explore Barcelona on this 8-hour guided tour and see some of the most famous Gaudí landmarks. Walk down hidden streets in the Gothic Quarter, and stop to taste local tapas and wine. Start your tour with a drive to Montjuïc, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, where you will be rewarded with superb views over the city and coast. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and drive past the Modernista buildings of L’Eixample. The journey to the Sagrada Familia takes you up Passeig de Gracia, home to famous designer stores and the setting for two of Barcelona’s best-loved Gaudí buildings, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Before you tour the Sagrada Famìlia, you'll get an in-depth explanation of why this amazing building is so important to us and what it meant to Gaudí himself. Get fast-track access to explore inside Gaudi’s monumental, and incomplete, Sagrada Familia. You can save up to 2 hours of waiting in line in the summer. After your visit inside the church, continue to the Barrio Gótic, the oldest part of the city, which was still surrounded by Medieval walls as late as the mid-19th century. Stroll through the winding streets of the medieval quarter. Explore Barcelona’s Roman origins, through to the early Middle Ages when Catalan counts controlled the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple. End the morning with a visit inside the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church.  After a quick lunch, head to Park Güell, the fabulous city garden designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park explaining Gaudi’s concept and introducing you to some of his most bizarre creations. Finally, drive back to La Pedrera on Passeig de Gracia and skip the lines to tour inside one of the greatest Modernista buildings of them all.  Your guide will leave you here to allow you to spend as long as you want to explore the house with its brilliant architecture, visit the recreated 18th-century private dwelling, and enjoy the permanent exhibition in the rooftop attic.

Barcelona: Magical Montjuic Exploration Game

8. Barcelona: Magical Montjuic Exploration Game

The city game starts at Joan Miró Park. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Montjuïc Castle. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

Barcelona Highlights Half Day Small Group Tour

9. Barcelona Highlights Half Day Small Group Tour

Begin your tour with a drive to the famous hill of Montjuïc, site of the 1992 Olympic games and home to excellent views over the city. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and past the Modernist buildings of the Eixample area. Next you will drive to the iconic Sagráda Familia, journeying up Passeig de Gracia – home to famous designer stores, and the setting for two of Barcelona’s most talked about Gaudí buildings: La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. At the Sagrada familia you will be able to skip the queues thanks to our Fast Track entry tickets. Then head to the oldest part of Barcelona: the Barrio Gótico, which until the mid-19th century, was still surrounded by the medieval walls. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow, winding streets of mediaeval Barcelona. Visit the Jewish Quarter, the Royal palace, and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple as you stroll through historic Barcelona. Your morning tour will finish in the Born district, near to the Santa Maria del mar church.

Barcelona Montjuïc Walking Tour: Magic and Transformations

10. Barcelona Montjuïc Walking Tour: Magic and Transformations

Begin your Montjuïc Walking Tour outside the Montjuïc Castle where you’ll hear how this hill is connected to the very foundation of Barcelona. From there, we’ll begin our walk in the colorful gardens and up to some incredible viewpoints. At Mirador del Alcalde, your guide will regale you with tales of the ancient migrant community that once lived here and the many evolutions of this unusual hilltop. We’ll enjoy this scenic viewpoint of Barcelona and then continue on to the Joan Brossa gardens. In these beautifully landscaped gardens, you’ll admire a statue dedicated to the traditional Catalan dance, La Sardana. Later, we’ll visit another monument to dance, this one for Carmen Amaya, the famous flamenco dancer with humble roots. Our garden-hopping isn’t done. In the Laribal’s Gardens, you’ll get to know the mystical side of Montjuïc. Here, centuries ago, witches and wizards used to gather. Walking down the hill, we arrive at our last stop, the Plaça d'Espanya (Spain Square). Admire the new architecture that the 20th century brought to Barcelona, such as the striking Museum of Catalan Art and the beautiful waterfall lined-walk. Before you go, make a wish at the stunning and sometimes musical Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, built in 1929 for the International Exhibition. Who knows? It just might come true!

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4.3 / 5

based on 1,544 reviews

The guide was kind and explained the Gaudi architectures and the historical places in the city very well. It was easy to understand and informative. We moved to the places by car ( driven by the guide) , it was very convenient. Thanks so much for making our trip so much fun!! I really recommend this tour for those who want to visit every popular place in Barcelona in a day and know about the history of city. FYI- ticket prices for Sangria Familia, Park Güell, Casa Mila are not included, and you can choose whether to go inside or not, but do recommend visit all of them, it was worthy.

Good combination of city history and Modernist architecture. Gloria was an excellent guide - highly informative, good English, and funny. The microphone on the bus was not very good - she was easier to understand without it. The microphone/earphones setup offered by the operators at La Sagrada Familia picked up a lot of ambient noise which similarly made understanding her difficult - recommend removing one earbud or staying really close. (Visited Casa Batllo the next day to round out our Gaudí experience.)

Hop on/off bus always a good experience in my opinion and a great way to experience a city. Staff were super friendly.

Barcelona Card was very usefol for me. Thanks a lot. Everything was good.

You could see all interesting place just in one ride