With the Barcelona Card, you have in addition to the free use of subway and bus free and reduced admission to over 80 attractions in Barcelona.
Simply by being included free use of public transport the Barcelona Card is almost worth that alone.
With the Barcelona Card, you can save money. More than 80 discounts, free entry and free travel on metro, tram and bus.
Here we give you tips about the Barcelona Card and we have a 3-day tour of Barcelona with the best use of the Barcelona Card. With the proposed tour you know many of the top sights of Barcelona. Print this tour description and take it. You get with the Barcelona Card also a city map and a Metro map on which you can follow the tour.
When is the Barcelona Card worth it?
In most cases, the card is worthwhile. In the Barcelona Card is the use of bus and subway in Barcelona included. The difference to the corresponding day ticket or multi-day ticket is relatively low, you have to use just a few included reductions, so that the Barcelona Card you pay.
If you don’t not use any of the over 80 reductions, then it's worth, of course not to have it.
Where can I buy the Barcelona Card?
Here with us. Here you can book the Barcelona Card.
Where can I pick up the card?
At the terminals A and B of the airport (open daily from 9-21:00), in the very centrally located Tourist Information at the Plaça Catalunya (basement) (open daily from 9-21:00) and at the Tourist Information at the Plaça Sant Jaume (open weekdays from 9-20, Sa. and Su. 10-20:00, 10-14:00 holidays).
What are the costs of Barcelona Card and what is included?
The 2-day pass costs € 27.00 for adults, for 3 days € 33.00 for 4 days € 37.50 for 5 days and 44 €. For children, there are lower prices. See Barcelona Card booking page.
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This tour lasts 3 days, which is the most purchased Barcelona Card. You will learn many of the top sights. Of course not all, but we'll show you one way or another detour to other places that may be not covered by the Barcelona Card.
The main focus of this tour is to "saving with the Barcelona Card and see much of a wonderful city".
The first day of the tour is the port area and the local mountain Barcelona, the Montjuic.
Begin the tour at the Plaça Catalunya. This is a very centrally located place at the northern end of the Ramblas. Compared with the department store El Cortes Ingles is the Tourist Information (open every day from 9-21:00). There you can pick up the Barcelona Card. Now go to the Metro station and take the L1 to the station Urquinanaona. There you change in the L4 and get off at the station Barceloneta.
About 150 meters from the station is the first stop of the day. Visit the Museu d'Historia de Catalunya. Here is told in an impressive way the story of Catalonia. With the Barcelona Card you have free admission (savings 4 €). From the terrace you have a wonderful view of the harbour and the Montjuïc. You can also have breakfast in the cafe, if you have not already done so.
Now go to Moll d'Espanya. This is the Mole which leads into the port to the Auàrium. That is one of the largestest aquariums in Europe. Especially impressive is the glass tunnel through the shark basin (saving 10%, € 1.60).
Next go to the direction of the Rambla, leave the shopping centre Maremagnum left hand, go across the bridge "Rambla del Mar" in the direction of the approximately 60 meters high Columbus monument. Right next to the bridge, is the landing-place of the Golondrinas. You can find a harbour tour, this takes about 35 minutes (for free, saving € 5.50).
Then pass the Columbus monument, it is the next day on the program, and go to the metro station Drassanes. From there, go to the station Plaça d'Espanya. You are now at the foot of Montjuïc. Look to the mountain by the two Venetian-style towers built aound. You can now see the Palau National, built for the 1929 World's Fair as the Spanish pavilion. It is the Museum National d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), with about 260,000 art objects, the most important museum in Barcelona (saving 50%, 4.25 €).
Left of MNAC (from voew of Plaça d'Espanya) is a small way towards Montjuïc. Next to the Passeig de Santa Madrona to the Avinguda de l'Estadi. The road then left to the Fundació Joan Miró. Here are significant works of the artist issued (saving 20%, € 1.60).
Now it goes to the next station. To the Castell de Montjuic, where the Military Museum is. From here you have a wonderful view of the city, the harbour and the sea (saving 50%, 1.50 €). From the Fundació Miró to come to the Castell you go the Avinguda de Miramar to the Carrer dels Tarongers to right off you go. The road leads directly to Castell, you need to walk about 20 minutes. You can also take the cable car, but it is not only the technology that has been imported from Austria, but also the alpine peak season prices.
Now you have two options. If you are interested in the Olympic Games of 1992 in Barcelona, you should also visit the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport on the site at olympic area. The Olympic Games meant the end of the structural and cultural monotony, the Franco-time in Barcelona has left (saving 50%, € 2.00). You can reach the museum if you go via the path along the northern side of the Castell (Avinguda del Castell / Passeig del Migda), past the hill station of the cable car. After a left turn, the Carrer de Can Valero from the right. Go in it. Then after about 150 meters left in the Carrer del Doctor i Font, then turn right in 200 meters Passeig Olímpic past the stadium. In fact, the easy way to the stadium is a marked and you can see it from afar. At the corner of Passeig de L'Estadi is the Museum of the sport and the Olympic Games.
If you are not interested in sports, simply pass the museum and go the Avinguda de l'Estadi just continue to Poble Espanyol (800 meters).
The Poble Espanyol shows the houses from all regions of Spain, whose crafts and there are also many restaurants (saving admission 25%, € 2.00).
The last stop is the Font Màgica, the magic water fountains. They are already gone to this when you went MNAC. The fountains are free. With the subway get back from Plaça d'Espanya to your hotel.
The second day of our Barcelona Card-tour is the old town with the Gothic quarter, the Raval and the Ramblas.
Begin the tour at the Plaça Catalunya, you already know this place from the day before. Our tip: Have breakfast in the cafeteria on the top floor of the department store El Cortes Ingles. You have a wonderful view that you should not miss.
Go now about 100 meters down the Rambla. On the right side is a small inconspicuous road, the Carrer d'Elizabeth. Go through it to the end. On the right side you will see a very undercooled acting building. This is the MACBA - Museum of Contemporary Art, the Centre for Contemporary Art. This museum houses changing exhibitions of contemporary artists (saving 20%, 1.50 €).
Go now back on the Rambla. Directly opposite is the Carrer de Santa Anna. Go along this street, this will then become the Carrer Comtal, then the remaining 50 meters along the Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt to the Palau de la Musica Catalana. The impressive concert hall is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. A showing-round is needed to buy online (saving 20%, € 2.00).
The next stop is the cathedral of Barcelona. Go 50 metres back, left into the Via Laietana to the Avinguda de la Catedral. Visit this Gothic church and especially the cloister, which is very nice(free admission).
Continue to the Museu Frederic Marès. This museum is one of the most important collection of sculptures in Spain. In order to come out there, go left at the cathedral along the small alley. After 50 meters, the museum is located on the left side (Free admission with Barcelona Card, saving 4.20 €).
Further 50 meters, then left is the City's Historical Museum (Museu d'Història de la Ciutat). High point of this museum is the largest Roman excavation. This is underground and reaches under the cathedral (Free admission, saving € 6.00).
Another highlight of the museums in Barcelona is the Picasso Museum. Go to the direction of the sea, after 100 meters, the Carrer de Jaume I, these go to the left. Straight ahead the Carrer de la Princesa. After about 300 meters, the Picasso Museum is in a side street (saving 50%, 4.50 €).
Generally free admission you have at the next sight, the gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar, which was built only in 55 years. It is certainly one of the most beautiful churches in Barcelona. From the Picasso Museum go just the side street where the museum is located in the direction of the sea. You come to the church at its back side.
Now the Rambla and the Museu Marítim are on the program. The fastest way is by subway. If you go out at the main entrance of the Santa Maria del Mar, go half right into the street. After about 300 meters you'll find the metro station Jaume I. From there, you (2x change) go to the station Drassanes. Nearby is the Maritime Museum. Highlight is the faithful reproduction of a medieval galley (saving 20%, € 1.30). According to the Maritime Museum is concerned for the Columbus monument, the last stop of the day (free entry, saving € 2.50). There you can go up and see the Rambla from above.
With the subway you can go back to the hotel.
The third day we dedicate ourselves to the Eixample district with the Sagrada Familia, the Tibidabo, FC Barcelona and some beautiful parks.
You start the third day at the Plaça Catalunya, to move from here on the Tibidabo. Directly from the Plaça Catalunya starts the Tibibus. This bus goes all the way to the top of the Tibidabo. This bus is included in the Barcelona Card only with a reduction. We'll show you a much more beautiful and varied alternative to the Tibidabo to come: Take the subway of the FGC L7 from the Plaça Catalunya and get off at the last stop at station Avinguda del Tibidabo. From there, take the blue tram, the Tramvia Blau. This railway has long been the only tram in Barcelona. At the mountain station alight in the cable car, which will take you to the attractions and a gigantic prospect (saving € 2.00).
On the Tibidabo awaits an amusement park (saving 4.80 €) with roller coaster at dizzying heights and certainly the most impressive panorama, which a roller coaster can offer, the church Sagrada Corazon, copied the Sacre Coeur in Paris. You should also go on the lookout platform of the Torre de Conserolla. Even the ride with the panoramic elevator is an experience (Free admission with the Barcelona Card, saving 5 €). You come to the tower with the bus line 111, which connect the Tibidabo withe the tower.
Also a "must" of a visit to Barcelona is the Park Güell. You can use the approximately 1,500 metres there. From the valley of the Blue Tramvia to metro station Vallarta Arco and then is the Parc Güell signs. They come to a side entrance to the park. The last and somewhat steep path with several escalators to facilitate the way. You can also take the train to the station Provença, then in the L3 to Orca Vallarta.
The park was designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, which is also his house. The Casa-Museu Gaudi can visit. It shows very clearly how the artists lived (saving € 1.00).
Also a "must" of a visit to Barcelona is the Park Güell. You can walk the approximately 1,500 metres to there. From the valley station of the Blue Tramvia to metro station Vallarta Arco and then is the Parc Güell is signed. You come to a side entrance to the park. The last and somewhat steep path several escalators facilitate the way. You can also take the train to the station Provença, then in the L3 to Orca Vallarta.
The park was designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, who also had his house here. You can visit the Casa-Museu Gaudi. It shows very clearly how the artists lived (saving € 1.00).
Leave the park on the main entrance, go down the small road until you reach the large Travessere de Dalí (about 400 meters), then turn right around 300 meters to the subway station Lesseps. Take the subway station to Les Corts (12 stops). From there it is about 400 meters to the largest football stadium in Europe, the Camp Nou of FC Barcelona. Visit the museum, you can also visit the stadium (except on game days) (10%, 1.00 €).
If you are not interested in football, go on to the Sagrada Familia and get off at the same subway station. The church site is certainly one of the most impressive sights of Barcelona and is part of a visit to Barcelona (1 € savings).
The last stop is something relaxing. Take the subway station, get off the station Arc de Trionf and go through to the Parc de Ciutadella. Equal right to see the Botanical Museum (Barcelona Card with free entry, saving 3.70 €). In the Parc you can rest after the last station. Go in the direction of the port, perhaps you interested in the IMAX theatre next to the Aquàrium. You get a 10% discount. From here, Barceloneta and Drassanes are the next metro stations to drive back to your hotel.
With the Barcelona Tour card you see within 3 days many tourist highlights in Barcelona. We have to go to cultural and tourist sites, where you can save money. Not always large sums, but in short it is worth it as the calculation below shows.
The Barcelona Card can do even more: You get discounts in many restaurants, bars and shops. With the Barcelona Card you receive a booklet in which all these locations are described.
Saved entrance fees (adult person):
1st Day: 22.45 €
2nd Day: 22.00 €
3rd Day: 18.50 €
3-day ticket for subway and bus: 14.30 €
Total savings inclusive price for the 3-day Barcelona Card: € 47.25 (discounts at restaurants, shops, etc. are still not included)
Status: 3.6.08, without guarantee.
At the Tourist Info on Plaça Catalunya, directly opposite the department store El Cortes Ingles, you can pick up your booked Barcelona Card.
The wells with mercury in the Fundació Joan Miró is for security reasons behind a thick glass window.
In the glass tunnel in Aquàrium you can see white sharks directly into the eyes.
From the Castell de Montjuïc you have a magnificent view of the harbor, the sea and the city.
In Poble Espanyol, you see houses from all regions of Spain. Craftsmen demonstrate their skills, you can buy their products.
The Font Màgica are particularly at night a special drama.
The MACBA undercooled acting facade is a special contrast to the houses of the Ravals district.
The Gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar is built in only 55 years, and now ranks among one of the most beautiful churches in Barcelona.
The highlight of the Museu Marítim is the faithful reproduction of a medieval galley.
On the Tibidabo, you have a great view to Barcelona.
The Park Güell, view from the side entrance.
This friendly dragon greets you at the Park Güell.
The Sagrada Familia will be completed in 2026.
Striking detail of the Sagrada Familia, the towers.
The Botanical Museum at the Parc de la Ciutadella.