Top 6 visitor types: Why the Barcelona Card is worth 100%
The capital of Catalonia is pure culture: Gaudí's spectacular cathedrals, the traditional flamenco dance or the football mecca Camp Nou. If you want to take advantage of many discounts and don't feel like walking the long distances in Barcelona, you're in the right place with the discount and transport card. For whom is the Barcelona Card really worthwhile?
1. Culture junkies: Sightseeing without queuing
Culture junkies and museum lovers will rave about the Barcelona City Pass. Use your free ticket for the Sagrada Familia, visit the MUHBA and walk through the picturesque Park Güell. Without queuing, the City Card goes without saying. In many other museums or, for example, in Camp Nou you can benefit from attractive discounts. Small insider tip: Enjoy Basilica Sagrada Familia on a small scale. If you come directly to the opening time, you have the gigantic church almost to yourself. True explorers also visit the Palacio del Flamenco. Enjoy the daily flamenco shows. You can look forward to a reduction of 10€ on the admission price.
2. Bargain hunters: free admission and substantial discounts
What of it? How much do you actually save? Just with free admission to Barcelona's most famous museums, the Fundació de Joan Miró and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, the "Barcelona Card" discount card saves you a full €23.00. A day ticket for the Metro costs just under 8,00€. And besides, you save yourself the hassle of having to pull out your ticket and queue at the Metro ticket machines. The most popular additional discounts with the Barcelona City Pass: Camp Nou and Casa Battló
3. Flip-flop carrier: Free travel on Barcelona's public transport
Barcelona is a huge city. More than 1.5 million people live here. Of course, the way from sight to sight can be long and arduous, especially when the sun is high in the sky. Rambla, Barcelona's famous shopping street and the Sagrada Família are 3.4 kilometres apart. According to Google Maps, it's a 45-minute walk, but Google doesn't wear flip-flops either. If you don't want to get your feet chafed, you are definitely better off with the Barcelona Metro. With the discount and transport card you can use public transport completely free of charge.
4. Discoverer: Discovery tours on your own
Enjoy your flexibility with the City Cards in Barcelona. Already at the airport you save yourself the search for a suitable transfer and corresponding tickets. Get on the train in comfort. Your ticket is already included. Look forward to exciting days in Barcelona and plan your visit flexibly. Decide for yourself when you want to visit which sights. And make your way through the city on your own. You can experience the most beautiful corners if you just let yourself drift. A special tip: off the beaten tourist tracks you will find the Funicular de Vallvidrera and Funicular de Montjuïc. The cable cars shuttle through the narrow gorges to the summits of Barcelona's breathtaking city mountains Tibidabo and Monjuïc. Completely free for Barcelona Card holders!
5. Disoriented: Free city map included
The Barcelona Card is not only a discount and transport card. Included is a colourful travel guide for Barcelona with numerous insider tips and a large city map. Barcelona has a lot to offer and can sometimes overwhelm inexperienced tourists. But with the city map you always stay on the right track. And those who get lost can simply go to the nearest subway station and take the Barcelona Metro to their destination.
6. Frightened: Leave your wallet at the hotel
Barcelona is regarded as Europe's capital of thieves. In summer, there are about 800 pickpockets on the road here. They have all sorts of stitches. Like the Ronaldinho trick, where thieves try to entrap tourists in a dribble and steal their wallets. Just leave your wallet at home! With the Barcelona Card you can travel without cash. Put in some change for an ice cream or a delicious espresso and carry it close to your body.
Travel tips for the Barcelona Card
5 ♥ for City Cards in Barcelona
Discount card: Discount or free admission to all popular sights, museums & attractions
Includes popular activities: Ticket Sagrada Familia, Hop-on-hop-off bus tour, harbour tour
Free travel on public transport in Barcelona
Individual: valid for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 days
Ideal for short trips: visit the top sights without queuing and queuing
Barcelona Card or Barcelona City Pass?
There is a wide range of travel cards for Barcelona that are not worthwhile for every visitor. There are two favourites among the discount cards: Barcelona Card and Barcelona City Pass. The Barcelona Card is cheaper. In addition to free travel on public transport and over 85 discounts, the free admission to the Museu Fundació Joan Miró and CosmoCaixa are particularly attractive. A must for museum fans. Those who want to see all the top sightseeings choose the Barcelona City Pass:
Free of charge and without queuing to the Sagrada Familia
Ticket for the Park Güell
Popular activities such as city tour and hop-on-hop-off bus tour
Save waiting time!
Barcelona is a visitor magnet. Every year more than 8 million tourists flock to the popular Spanish metropolis. There is a lot of queuing to do in Barcelona. Not with the City Cards: save yourself a lot of waiting time with the discount passes. With the Barcelona Card you can walk past the queue in 11 museums. For example in the Museu Fundació Joan Miró or the popular chocolate museum. In contrast, the Barcelona City Pass allows you to enter the Sagrada Família without queuing.
Airport transfer included
With the Barcelona Card you can travel free of charge on the RENFE train from the airport terminal to the city centre! The train takes you right into the centre of the Catalan capital. At Sants station, take the metro or the bus to your hotel.
Where can I get the Barcelona Card?
Simply buy online and benefit immediately upon arrival at the airport! On presentation of the booking confirmation, the Barcelona Card can be picked up free of charge from one of the four tourist information offices. You can pick up the discount card at Plaça de Catalunya, Sants, at the airport terminals 1&2 and at Plaça St. Jaume.