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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 • Glòries • Arc de Triomf - Barcelona Nord 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: Fundació Joan Miró Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

3. Barcelona: Fundació Joan Miró Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

See art by one of the greatest artists from Spain with a skip-the-line entry ticket to Barcelona's Fundació Joan Miró, and explore the work of Miró and other contemporary artists. Located in the green oasis of the Parc de Montjuïc, the building was once described by Miró as “an open, radiant architecture focused on the vision of art and the contemplation of nature: a garden for everybody.” Get an overview of the different stages of Miró’s oeuvre and the different media he worked with in the course of his career. As Miró said, “What counts is not the work itself, but the course of one's spirit throughout one's entire life.” Explore his contact with the avant-garde, his links to surrealism and the influence of poetry on his intensely personal vision of the world. With his tireless spirit of inquiry, he transcended conventional painting and became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. In addition, get access to the temporary shows and see exhibitions of work by emerging artists at Espai 13, with activities suitable for all ages.

Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Catamaran

4. Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Catamaran

See the best of Barcelona on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get access to two routes with one ticket for a complete sightseeing experience. Take a complimentary map to help you decide where you want to go and enjoy audio commentary. In addition to the open top, the buses also have an electric roof on top for use in the event of rain. The buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have an attendant aboard to help you with anything you may need. To complete your experience select the option that includes a 1-hour catamaran cruise along the city coast. Get off on stop 4 or 5 of the West route (orange) to experience a catamaran cruise along Barcelona Coast. The catamaran will leave from Port Vell, where you can 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. East Route • Plaça de Catalunya • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Poble Nou - Zoo • Teatre Nacional - Auditori. • Glories- Torre Agbar • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau • Park Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló West Route • Plaça Catalunya • Arc de Triomf • El Born- Ciutadella-zoo • Passeig Colom • World Trade Center • Jardins de Miramar • Fundació Joan Miró • Anella Olímpica • MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya • Poble Espanyol • Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe • Plaça d'Espanya • Estació de Sants • Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona) • Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial- Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes • L'illa diagonal • Avinguda Diagonal • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló • Plaça Catalunya

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

5. 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: Joan Miro Foundation Art Historian Private Tour

6. Barcelona: Joan Miro Foundation Art Historian Private Tour

Approach the contemporary art collection at the Fundació Miró in a personalized and insightful manner. Your local guide has specialized in art history and will accompany you to the museum and give a short introduction to the tour and the Monjuïc hill. Once at the museum, enjoy avoiding the queue and enter directly. Discover why Joan Miró is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. His simple forms and primary colors forged a highly personal artistic universe. At the same time, his particular way of working, the size of his canvases, his powerful colors and expressive use of paint, and the integration of objects into his works make him a clear exponent of modern artistic sensibility. A variety of spaces allow visitors to venture into an interdisciplinary exploration of the highly personal language and production of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A series of overarching themes illustrate key concepts in Miró’s work and in the thinking of his times while reflecting the artist’s desire to transcend conventional painting. The paintings related to Surrealism and the works based on the Spanish Civil War are particularly noteworthy due to their artistic and poetic significance. Other important pieces include the large canvases Miró produced from the late seventies onwards, which are characterized by large fields of color and free gesture. The Fundació also devotes a wing to the Kazumasa Katsuta collection, which allows visitors to explore a dialogue between East and West, highlighting the universality of Joan Miró’s work. The Fundació Joan Miró is a remarkable space created by Joan Miró himself with the idea of making art accessible to all. Your guide is prepared to customize the tour to meet the needs of each guest, whether you are a visitor with a general interest or a seasoned art lover. After enjoying your personalized tour, spend time visiting the temporary exhibitions or re-visit a specific artwork independently. You may want to reflect on the exhibits by having a coffee in a cafeteria.

Barcelona Montjuic Three-Hour Bike Tour

7. Barcelona Montjuic Three-Hour Bike Tour

Barcelona by bike is the perfect way to see a lot of the Catalan city in a short period of time. This guided bike tour is a refreshing ride up Montjuic offering spectacular views and historic monuments. Discover the magic of the Spanish hills on this fun-filled ride. Begin the day by the port and take in the refreshing ocean air. Home of the universal exhibition of 1929, the Raval neighbourhood awaits you next with its palaces and the Magic fountain. Lights and water create a breathtaking display. Another highlight of the neighbourhood is the Columbus Monument, remembering the man who discovered America. As the ride continues, you’ll come to Plaza de Espana. One of Barcelona’s biggest squares, it features the Venetian Towers and statues by Miquel Blay. Travelling up Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina you’ll view beautiful Spanish architecture, both classic and modern. As you climb higher up the hill, the Olympic ring, Palau Sant Jordi and the Olympic Stadium will come into view. You’ll have a chance to rest at the Joan Miro foundation, a museum of modern art, before going down to the Miramar, a beautiful viewpoint where you will have breathtaking views of the whole city and Mediterranean Sea. To conclude this spectacular tour you will ride through Port Vell, an old fisherman’s neighborhood, that had become one of the city’s most popular and trendy areas. Our friendly guide takes care of everything. All you need to do is start pedaling when he says ‘vamos’. The tour is fully organized and designed for your enjoyment. You can look forward to simple routes without traffic, a safe, beautiful journey every time.

Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

8. Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Barcelona as you approach iconic landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Rambla, and more. Make the most of a unique navigation functionality and follow suggested walking routes that make self-guiding easy. Start your tour to suit your own schedule from Plaça Sant Jaume, the core of the old city in order. Explore its historic square and picturesque places, feeling like a local. Benefit from a self-guided audio tour designed by an accredited expert. Tune into the app's audio commentary, based on a storytelling concept, to hear all about the landmarks you visit. Experience the beautiful capital of Catalonia at your own pace. Find out the highlights as well as hidden gems of the city.

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What people are saying about Joan Miro Foundation

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The Barcelona Card is an excellent deal. Although it doesn't cover every attraction in the city, those attractions that are covered - and the public transport pass - make it extremely worthwhile. One word of caution/criticism: The opening hours of the places where the Get Your Guide coupon can be converted into the Barcelona Card are limited.

Excellent way of seeing this vast city. It gives the opportunity of seeing all the highlights but kinder on your feet! The audio guide is good, although the music gets a bit annoying after a while. Great value for money

Great easy to use good value we have done these worldwide always a great way to spend your first two days in a new city to decide what you want to go back and visit

It’s a great way to sightsee Barcelona. They have divided Barcelona into east and west routes, each taking approximately 2 hours.

Best way to discover the city fast and see the highlights of barcelona.