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6 Ways the Barcelona City Pass Will Save You Time and Money

Last updated on December 5, 2018

A boundless city of culture, architecture, art and history, there’s so much to see and do in Barcelona. Here’s how the Barcelona City Pass will save you money and time, and ensure you get the most out of your time in this one-of-a-kind destination. 

barcelona-turbopassBarcelona City Pass
Free and fast-track entry to Barcelona’s most iconic sites, unlimited public transport, and tons of big discounts.

1. FREE Entry to Barcelona’s Best Museums and Attractions

casa-gaudi-at-park-guell-barcelona-city-pass-cardBarcelona really is paradise for culture vultures and architecture aficionados. In fact, the only problem is that there’s so much to see and do.

You could easily end up spending a small fortune if you were to pay to see all of the museums and sites individually, but the Barcelona City Pass grants you free access to all of the essential attractions, saving you a serious amount of money and making life a lot easier in the process.

Here’s a selection of Barcelona’s world-famous sites that you can access for free with the Barcelona City Pass:

  • Antoni Gaudi’s Seminal Masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia (Includes skip-the-line)
  • The Gaudí Museum in Park Güell (Where Gaudí lived for many years)
  • Fundació Joan Miró Art Museum (Includes skip-the-line)
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona CCCB (Contemporary art and culture museum)
  • Jardì Botànic de Barcelona (Barcelona’s spectacular botanical gardens)
  • Fundaciò Antoni Tàpies Art Museum
  • Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona MACBA (Mind-bending contemporary art musuem)
  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National art musuem housed in one of BCN’s most famous buildings)
  • Museu Frederic Marès (Art and sculptures by the famous Spanish artist)
  • El Born Centre Cultural (Fascinating exhibition centre in the heart of the El Born barrio)
  • Museu d’Història de Barcelona MUHBA
  • Museu Blau (Museum of natural history)
  • Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (A serene monastery)
  • Caixa Forum (Constantly evolving exhibition centre – often with family-friendly attractions)
  • Cosmo Caixa (Heaven for kids and science geeks)
  • Museu de la Mùsica (A celebration of music)
  • Museu de la Xocolata (Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!)
  • Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona (Essential for anyone interested in Catalan modernism)
  • Museu Egipci de Barcelona (One of the world’s most comprehensive collection of Egyptian artefacts)
  • Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport (Olympic and sports museum)
  • Torre de Collserola (Barcelona’s famously spindly, space-aged TV tower)
  • Circuit de Catalunya (Barcelona’s old Formula-1 race track)

2. You Can Skip the Lines at Barcelona’s Most Iconic (and Busiest) Attractions

sagrada-familia-with-the-barcelona-city-pass-cardLet’s face it, you’re not going to squeeze everything you want to see and do into your holiday if you spend half of your time standing in a line.

The great news however – and I can confirm this from first-hand experience – is that the Barcelona City Pass will grant you FREE an fast-track access (literally skip the entire line) at must-see attractions such as:

  • La Sagrada Familia (This one is worth buying the ticket in itself – the lines are endless!)
  • Fundació Joan Miró (The art museum of the famous Catalan surrealist)
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona CCCB (Contemporary art and culture museu)
  • Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona MACBA (Barcelona’s must-see contemporary ar museum)

3. You Can Enjoy Free and Unlimited Public Transport

Barcelona metro with the City Pass CardBarcelona is a relatively compact city, but if you’re trying to see and do as much as possible then you’ll definitely spend a lot of time zipping around on the bus or metro.

The Barcelona City Pass will provide you with unlimited use of all public transport in Barcelona, and is also valid for the transfer train from and to the city airport. Beautiful.

4. You Can Cruise the Mediterranean

barcelona-harbor-tourThe Barcelona City Pass also include a boat tour of Barcelona’s glitzy harbour – enjoy fresh views of the city from the sea and being up close to the billionaire yachts that float like palaces in the port.

5. You Can Explore the City on the Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour

barcelona-tourist-bus-hop-on-hop-off-for-free-with-the-barcelona-city-pass-cardThe 3 and 5 Day City Pass includes unlimited access to the city’s sightseeing bus tour. Audio commentary and open-top buses make this one of the very best ways to experience Barcelona for the first time!

6. Discounts, Discounts, Discounts!

Discounted Flamenco show in BarcelonaAs well as free entry and free public transport, the Barcelona City Pass will also provide you with also sorts of amazing discounts for:

  • Guided walking tours
  • Flamenco shows
  • Music concerts and theatre shows
  • Barcelona’s zoo and aquarium
  • The Tibidabo and Portaventura theme parks
  • Electric car, scooter rental, motorcycle and bike rentals
  • Sailing tours
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants and bars

Make it Happen

The Barcelona City Pass is available for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days.

Prices start at €24,90 for kids and €79.90 for adults.


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