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Barcelona Pass & Discount Cards

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A list of all the specially priced tickets, Hola BCN cards and discount passes for Barcelona: which ones will really save you money and/or long queues?

Review: Barcelona City Passes

There is a wide selection of tourist passes and discount cards on offer for Barcelona. Research has shown that not all discount passes for European cities actually save you money. But there are a number of passes that you can order for Barcelona that really offer a good deal. The main thing you save with a number of these passes is the long queues at some of the most popular attractions. A list and our review of all interesting passes and travel cards:

1) Recommended: Barcelona Pass

Highly recommended! Almost every tourist wants to visit the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. These sights are often sold out several days in advance and can have long queues. With this Barcelona Pass, Tiqets.com has combined them all into a single pass.

The main benefits:
  • The most important tickets in one purchase. Pick your own timeslot while you book.
  • You will receive your tickets immediately, it is also possible to show the tickets via your mobile phone. Unlike other discount passes, you don't have to pick up the tickets somewhere first.

What's included in the Barcelona Pass?

  • Fast-track entry to Sagrada Familia
  • Entry to Monumental Zone of Park Güell
  • Access to the Barcelona Hop-on Hop-off Bus for 24 hours (Would you rather not take a bus? Then book the 'Gaudí Bundle)
  • Downloadable high-quality audio guide app for Barcelona
  • 10% discount on various attractions
  • More info and bookings
No availability? It is only possible to reserve tickets a couple of weeks in advance. Sign up and receive a notification in your email when this is possible for your date: click here to save the date

2) Hola BCN Transport Card

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Planning to travel by public transport (metro)? With the Hola BCN Transport Card you get unlimited travel with public transport (bus, metro incl. airport and Ferrocarril city trains). After you've ordered it on this website you get a special code and you can easily pick up the card at one of the machines of TMB, for instance at the airport.

  • 48 hours for € 16.30
  • 72 hours for € 23.70
  • 96 hours for € 30.80
  • 120 hours for € 38.00

3) Best of Barcelona Bundle

The main benefits:
  • The 3 most important tickets in one purchase. Pick your own timeslot while you book.
  • You will receive your tickets immediately, it is also possible to show the tickets via your mobile phone. Unlike other discount passes, you don't have to pick up the tickets somewhere first.

What's included in the Best of Barcelona Bundle?

  • Fast-track entry to Sagrada Familia
  • Entry to Monumental Zone of Park Güell
  • Ticket for Casa Batlló (Would you rather not visit Casa Batlló? Then book the 'Gaudí Bundle)
  • Downloadable high-quality audio guide app for Barcelona
  • More info & bookings

4) Art lover? - Articket

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The Barcelona Articket is a great ticket if you plan to visit many art museums. This ticket (€ 35) is usually worth it even if you only visit two museums, such as the popular Picasso museum. The advantage of this ticket is that you won't have to stand in a long queue!

The Barcelona Articket offers one admission in twelve months to each of the following museums:

  • Picasso museum (often big queues!)
  • Joan Miro Museum
  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
  • Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)

5) '3 Houses of Gaudí'

Lover of Gaudí's architecture? Then visit three important Gaudí buildings. The 3 Houses of Gaudí Card contains tickets for three buildings (La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and Palau Güell), which are not far from each other. This combo ticket includes:

  • Standard reserved entrance Casa Batlló
  • Skip the line ticket La Pedrera - Casa Milà
  • Skip the line ticket Palau Güell
  • Barcelona audio guide app

hola bcn card6) Other discount cards

The Internet is full of other discount passes for Barcelona. The selection I made here only consists of discount passes that actually save you time and/or money. Avoiding the sometimes huge queues for attractions is what really makes these passes worth the money. I don't recommend the so-called BarcelonaCard. It's one of those typical cards that probably isn't worth it.

Save even more money?

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7) Buy individual tickets

If you only want to visit a limited number of sights, it can also be advantageous to simply purchase individual tickets. The most popular tickets for attractions in Barcelona:

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