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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

1. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Fast-Track Access Ticket

Explore Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. Skip the long lines with fast-track entry and discover the beautiful basilica at your own pace. Learn about its history with an included audio guide. Find out firsthand why Gaudi's iconic work — its impressive facades and interior — is one of Spain's most visited monuments. Admire a combination of Gothic and Art Nouveau forms in this UNESCO-listed structure that dominates the Barcelona skyline. Gaudi began working on the true symbol of Barcelona in 1882, and the Sagrada Familia remains a work in progress today. Although unfinished, the basilica remains a must-see.  

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Sagrada Familia: Tour

2. Sagrada Familia: Tour

Start your tour outside the UNESCO-listed basilica and meet your guide. Gaze up at the immense facades and towers and get your first impressions of Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Then, enter the basilica and see the awe-inspiring interior with its forest of pillars. Bathe in the colorful light from the stained-glass windows and understand what Gaudí meant when he said that "the sun is the best painter." Discover a vibrant clash of Gothic and Art Nouveau designs. Home in on the symbolic details and modernist representations of the Holy Family with your guide. Hear how the current construction is progressing after over a century's worth of work. As you walk around the basilica, learn more about Gaudí's life through his work and the legacy he left behind. At the end of tour, enjoy the freedom to keep exploring with your newfound knowledge.

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Barcelona Card: 25+ Museums and Free Public Transportation

3. 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

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Barcelona: Casa Milà-La Pedrera Fast-Track Audio Tour

4. Barcelona: Casa Milà-La Pedrera Fast-Track Audio Tour

Discover one of the most outstanding and innovative buildings of the 20th century on a skip-the-line audio tour of the Casa Milà (La Pedrera), built at the pinnacle of Antoni Gaudi’s career. Once behind the façade of the extraordinary building on the elegant Passeig de Gracia, marvel at the eye-catching staircases and corkscrew chimneys that have become symbols of Gaudí’s Barcelona. Head to the rooftop to admire its sinuous forms and the whimsical chimneys up close. Then, go to the attic space to see the “Espai Gaudi” exhibition, the only exhibition dedicated to Gaudi's life and work. Learn more about his architectural innovations through the displays of scale models, building plans, historic photographs and videos.

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Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

5. Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

Skip the lines and delve into the history and work of Picasso with an expert guide. Explore the formative years of Pablo Picasso and discover the genius of the young artist admiring the 4,251 pieces that make up the permanent collection. Meet the guide at the museum entrance and, after a short explanation, admire the collection and temporary exhibit, providing a thorough chronology of Picasso's development as an artist. Admire work from his early days in Barcelona through his major later periods, visiting masterworks like "Science and Charity", "Royan", and "Las Meninas", a reinterpretation of the Velazquez painting of the same name. The Picasso Museum, opened in 1963, also reveals the artist's deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate relationship that was shaped in his youth and continued until his death. The discussion will finish with a focus on Picasso's contemporaries and his lasting influence on the art world. At the end of the tour, the guide will leave you to continue your exploration at your own pace and will be happy to offer recommendations on other sites of interest.

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Barcelona: Big Fun Museum Ticket

6. Barcelona: Big Fun Museum Ticket

Pay a visit to the Big Fun Museum, the most original illusions and entertainment museum in Barcelona and in the whole of Spain. Enjoy thematic rooms, incredible 3D facilities, dive into the ball pool, or walk through the upside-down house. Immerse yourself in an exciting world loaded with fantasies in 9 different museums: Believe it or not, Giant’s House, Topsy-Turvy House, Sweet Museum, Museum of Madness, Food Art, Alice through the Looking Glass, Dry Pool, or the Museum of Illusions (the latter requires a separate ticket). Upgrade your tour to also include entrance to the Museum of Illusions by selecting the option upon check out. Watch as 3D paintings painted by the greatest artists of Barcelona come alive. Try to pet a dinosaur, lean out on the Grand Cannon, and travel through amazing places. You will get incredible photos. The museum regularly updates all the interactive rooms to offer visitors the opportunity to visit and discover more themed museums. Have an exhilarating experience in one of the most magical museums in Barcelona and don't forget your camera.

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Barcelona: Poble Espanyol Skip-The-Line Ticket

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

Located in the heart of Barcelona at Montjuic, Poble Espanyol is a unique site that allows you to delve into the soul of Spain. Poble Espanyol integrates audiovisual elements to help you really experience Spanish culture through spectacular sights and sounds. Learn all about the diverse cuisine, traditions and landscapes that make Spain so unique and exciting. Explore the country's most popular streets and squares, and experience the wonderful diversity of architecture and culture found within the 49 square meter facility. Feel the excitement of popular Spanish festivals, contemporary arts and all kind of cultural experiences designed for people of all ages.

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

8. 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

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Barcelona: The World of Banksy, Immersive Experience Ticket

9. Barcelona: The World of Banksy, Immersive Experience Ticket

Find out more about the elusive Banksy, who is believed to have been born in Bristol, England, around 1974, and who became famous for his provocative stenciled pieces in the late 1990s.  Explore the exhibition of his works in the United States, Paris, and the United Kingdom before ending at the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem. Get the chance to discover all of the main masterpieces that have made the world wonder. Take time yourself to pause and think over the message he intends to share. Delve deep into this immersive experience and share it with your friends and family.

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Salvador Dalí Small Group Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

10. Salvador Dalí Small Group Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring the the landscape that inspired his art. You’ll visit his favorite haunts and secret hideaways, as well as the legendary Dali Museum at Figueres and his former home near Cadaqués. You’ll head from Barcelona to Figueres, where you’ll visit Dalí’s birthplace and the extraordinary museum dedicated to his work. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a “whole,” so there are no catalogues and the work is not displayed in any organized manner. The tour continues to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués, famous for its whitewashed Mediterranean houses and narrow streets. With its charming bay, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. What is particularly stunning is the dramatic scenery on the drive there. For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialties at one of the numerous terraces, or grab a sandwich and relax on the beach. You’ll soon understand why Cadaqués inspired Dalí and so many other artists. Travel up the coast to the smaller village of Port Lligat, where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him.  The winter schedule (September 1 to June 30) starts with a drive to Figueres, where you will spend the morning exploring the Dalí Museum. From the museum, drive to Cadaqués. After lunch at your own expense, continue exploring Cadaqués or head to Port Lligat, to visit Dali's House. The summer schedule (July 1 to August 31) leaves Figueres for Pubol Castle, once the home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch, venture to one of the many beautiful beach side towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

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Best museums in Barcelona

Want to visit the best museums in Barcelona? In such a cultural gem of a city, you will easily find superior museums. Whether you’re in town for just a few days or you're planning a longer trip, allot some time to visit a few of these Barcelona museums.

Barcelona art museums 

Well known for its famous artists, Barcelona features many fantastic art museums for visitors to explore.

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

If you’re an art enthusiast, you can’t miss The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. The building itself is a piece of art with majestic domes and turrets. This museum showcases the art of Catalan modernists like Gaudí and Casas. You will also find work from the European Renaissance and the Baroque period. After an hour or two of strolling through the impressive galleries, you can relax on the roof and take in panoramic views of the city. Note that entry to the museum is free on the first Sunday of each month and every Saturday after 3 p.m.

Museu Picasso

Picasso fans will love the Museu Picasso (or the Picasso Museum). It offers you an intimate peek into Picasso’s life, artwork, education, and his personal connections to Barcelona, where he spent five years as an artist apprentice. Thanks to the permanent collection in the museum, you will see how his artwork evolved from his early Classical-style works to his later pieces. In addition, the museum often features temporary exhibitions to better showcase the scope, breadth, and depth of Picasso’s influence as a cultural icon within the art world.

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Make sure to also stop by the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, located in the El Raval neighborhood. The collection begins with foundational avant-garde works from the 1920s, but primarily focuses on art from the second half of the 20th century to the present day. Offering more than just artwork, this museum is a hub of activities, courses, and temporary exhibitions that celebrate the power of art and innovation. Remember that the museum is closed on Tuesdays and that you can get in for free on Saturdays after 4 p.m.

Architecture and Gaudi museums in Barcelona

The Gaudí House Museum, located in Park Güell, is more than just a house. Here you’ll have an intimate peek into the life and work of the famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí. You can tour the home where he lived from 1906 to 1925. As you move through the house and gardens, you’ll have the chance to see several examples of stylistic furniture and other objects that showcase Gaudí’s design skills, including wrought-iron railings. Luckily, the museum is open daily, so you can plan your visit for any day.

After you’ve seen the Gaudí House Museum (or even if you haven’t), you won’t want to miss out on the next stop. Casa Vicens, the first house designed by this famous architect, is a colorful and unique architectural wonder located in the heart of Barcelona. The museum is open daily but note that the exact hours change depending on the time of year. Happen to be in Barcelona on May 22? You’re in luck, because on that day you can get in free!

Let’s not forget about the real crown jewel of Gaudí’s architecture: the famous cathedral La Sagrada Familia. You have probably heard something about Barcelona’s most iconic landmark. This stunning architectural wonder is rich with symbolic representations of Christian beliefs. On top of that, the cathedral is filled with art and iconography that you will marvel at, no matter your religion.

Barcelona chocolate museums

The Amatller House Museum, designed in the late 1800s by chocolatier Amatller Antoni, is another modernist architectural wonder in Barcelona. In this stunning home, you’ll feel like you stepped back in time. Stroll through its beautiful, colorful rooms while learning all about Catalan modernism. After taking in all the artwork, sip a cup of original-recipe hot chocolate in the cafeteria on the ground floor. The museum shop also offers a selection of chocolates, in case your sweet tooth still isn’t satisfied, or you want to buy some gifts. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

But do you want to know the real paradise for chocolate lovers? The answer is Museu de la Xocolata (Catalan for "Chocolate Museum"), located in the former Sant Agustí monastery. Here you’ll learn all about the history of chocolate and its origins, as well as its arrival in Europe. The museum offers several different activities, ranging from chocolate painting for children to wine-and-chocolate tasting for adults. Yum!


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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7,024 reviews

booking was easy and once I had gotten through the airport-style security the experience of going into the building awe-inspiring the building seems to defy logic and the laws of physics.

Easy to keep up with ticket when all at App. Struggled to find Wi-Fi at cathedral but kind guide helped me. Loved all of the info & easy to follow & understand.

You have 15 minutes to be there, and it works really good, there is no line at all and the Sagrada Familia is just incredible.

The tour guide was super nice and the explanations were detailed and vivid. I really enjoyed the tour!

Really fascinating and quirky. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Must see!