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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 • Zoo • Parc de la Ciutadella 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: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Barcelona: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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. Each route has an approximate duration of 2 hours. 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. 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 • Jardines 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 Hop-On Hop-Off & F.C. Barcelona Camp Nou Tour

3. Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off & F.C. Barcelona Camp Nou Tour

With the city tour, you can hop on and hop off all day long with the same ticket, and learn about the history of the city through a comfortable audio system with earphones, in 15 different languages. You will receive a guide map containing all the stops of the route, and discounts for different establishments in the city. The new buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility and have a sliding roof in case of rain; they are fitted with anatomical seats. Moreover, there's always a stewardess on board. There are 2 routes: East and West. Frequency of buses at stops varies depending on the season (between 5 and 30 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours. East/Green Route: Plaça Catalunya, Port Vell, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Poble Nou -Zoo, Teatre Nacional-Auditori, Glòries-Torre Agbar, Sagrada Familia, Recinte Modernista St. Pau, Park Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló. West/ Orange 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, Av. Diagonal, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Plaça Catalunya. The Camp Nou Experience F.C. Barcelona Museum & tour begins on the first floor of the museum, which was renovated on June 12, 2010. This is a modern museum with large-format interactive walls, new showcases and a wide collection of objects that reveal the history of FC Barcelona and explain the values that have made Barça “more than a club”. The Camp Nou Experience retraces the steps of players that have made history, such as Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Guardiola and Ronaldinho, among others. Visitors can visit the most emblematic areas of the Camp Nou: including the visitors’ changing room and the tunnel onto the pitch, from where a panoramic view of the whole stadium can be enjoyed. You go on to visit the television studio, the mixed zone, the pressroom and the commentary boxes. The tour ends on the second floor, where you can visit the fascinating Multimedia space.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

4. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy pickup from your hotel, and a comfortable ride, where your expert guide will share fascinating stories about the city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, culture, and history.  The tour will begin next to the Mediterranean Sea, home to the golden sand beach of Bogatell, before following the coastline towards Port Vell (the Old Port). There your guide will show you the Gothic Drassanes and the iconic Columbus Monument located at Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla.  From there, the guide will take you up Montjuïc Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a beautiful terrace with wonderful views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. The Mountain of Montjuïc was once the main venue of the 1992 Olympics. Nowadays, you can still admire the Olympic Stadium. You can also find plenty of examples of urbanism and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929. These include Plaça Espanya, The Magic Fountain, the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, and The National Palace. The tour will continue down the mountain to the Old Town. There you will leave the vehicle for a while as the narrow streets of the charming Gothic Quarter must be explored on foot. Your guide will take you to the hidden corners of this neighborhood while unveiling the Roman and Medieval history of its streets. After discovering the Old Town your guide will take you to the neighborhood that was made to expand the city beyond its walls, l’Eixample. This district was designed in the 19th-century by the urban planner Ildefons Cerdà. Its grid pattern and wide avenues offer a stark contrast to the more chaotic Old Town.  The visit of l'Eixample will start at Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central plaza. The square connects to the boulevard Passeig de Grácia, which features some of the best examples of Modernist architecture. Take a moment to admire the striking façades of private Modernist buildings including Gaudí's famous La Pedrera and Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and the Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Your guide will take you to the crown jewel of Barcelona, Gaudí's masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia. After an extensive explanation of the hidden religious symbolism in the façades of La Sagrada Familia, enter the building. You are sure to be captivated by Gaudi’s incredible architectural style, the peculiar shape of the columns, ceilings, and walls, and the organic architecture of the basilica.  Finally, your guide will take you all the way to Park Güell. This magical park is located on the top of a hill that provides spectacular views of Barcelona. In the park’s famous gardens, Gaudí combined his unique architectural style with elements of nature. The result is a place of pure fantasy guaranteed to amaze you.

Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

5. Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

Explore Barcelona on this 8-hour guided tour and see some of the most famous Gaudí landmarks. Walk down hidden streets in the Gothic Quarter, and stop to taste local tapas and wine. Start your tour with a drive to Montjuïc, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, where you will be rewarded with superb views over the city and coast. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and drive past the Modernista buildings of L’Eixample. The journey to the Sagrada Familia takes you up Passeig de Gracia, home to famous designer stores and the setting for two of Barcelona’s best-loved Gaudí buildings, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Before you tour the Sagrada Famìlia, you'll get an in-depth explanation of why this amazing building is so important to us and what it meant to Gaudí himself. Get fast-track access to explore inside Gaudi’s monumental, and incomplete, Sagrada Familia. You can save up to 2 hours of waiting in line in the summer. After your visit inside the church, continue to the Barrio Gótic, the oldest part of the city, which was still surrounded by Medieval walls as late as the mid-19th century. Stroll through the winding streets of the medieval quarter. Explore Barcelona’s Roman origins, through to the early Middle Ages when Catalan counts controlled the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple. End the morning with a visit inside the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church.  After a quick lunch, head to Park Güell, the fabulous city garden designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park explaining Gaudi’s concept and introducing you to some of his most bizarre creations. Finally, drive back to La Pedrera on Passeig de Gracia and skip the lines to tour inside one of the greatest Modernista buildings of them all.  Your guide will leave you here to allow you to spend as long as you want to explore the house with its brilliant architecture, visit the recreated 18th-century private dwelling, and enjoy the permanent exhibition in the rooftop attic.

Barcelona Montjuic Three-Hour Bike Tour

6. 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: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

7. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

Get picked up wherever suits you best and travel by private transport around the best of Barcelona's sites. With your professional guide, explore the different faces of Barcelona's architectonic legacy, its culture and its people. The tour starts at Plaça Catalunya, the main center of Barcelona, connected to the street with the most distinctive Catalan architecture, Passeig de Gracia. Here, find the most striking facades of private modernist buildings; La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí stands out in particular. In the so-called "Apple of Discord," discover other impressive examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó-Morera or Casa Ametller. Follow in the footsteps of the architect by entering the Eixample. This district was designed by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, for the orderly growth of the city. Drive through its original streets to reach Gaudí’s masterpiece ​​La Sagrada Familia. During a guided visit, learn about the different parts of the building and its symbolism. You will be blown away by the bizarre forms of its columns, roofs and walls as the result of the organic nature of Gaudí’s architecture. Continue on toward the Mediterranean sea, passing by the Plaza de Toros Monument and through the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for the Barcelona skyline. Reach Bogatell beach and from here, cross the waterfront through to Port Vell (Old Port), the Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument (near the iconic La Rambla) to end at the brand new World Trade Center. At the coastline, climb Montjuic Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace from where you can enjoy the most spectacular panoramic views of Barcelona’s skyline. On the same mountain, discover the ‘92 Olympics facilities and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as Plaça Espanya (influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican) or the National Palace. From these heights, head back to the center of the Old Town. Finish the day with a relaxed walking tour with your professional guide through the charming corners of the Gothic Quarter, discovering the imprints of the Roman and medieval city. Stop at Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and then travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona in Plaça Sant Jaume where the City Hall is located today.

Barcelona: Private Highlights Tour by Bamboo Bicycle

8. Barcelona: Private Highlights Tour by Bamboo Bicycle

Discover Barcelona in a responsible and sustainable way, in harmony with nature and the fair trade principles. On this private bike tour for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 hours you can enjoy the special experience of riding a bamboo bicycle and explore one of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean at the same time. Each bamboo bicycle is unique, 100% handmade, and equipped with high-quality components. The tour operator makes sure that each bicycle was manufactured under fair working conditions and with fair wages for the suppliers and producers. On this private bike tour you will be accompanied by a personal tour guide, who will be happy to adjust the route to suit your interests. All tours include the old port, Barceloneta Beach, the Olympic Village, the Parliament of Catalonia, Parc de la Ciutadella, Arc de Triomf, and the Gothic Quarter. Depending on the tour duration, you will also cycle to the Sagrada Familia, the Gràcia district, Gaudi’s La Pedrera and Casa Battló, Plaça Espanya, and other major attractions in the city.

Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

9. Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

On this half-day tour you’ll be met at the location of your choice and head out by private transportation to see Barcelona’s most distinctive sites. A specialized guide will provide a complete picture of Barcelona, as you travel on a route that takes in the highlights of the city. First, you’ll admire the Barcelona skyline from Montjuic Mountain. At the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace where you can take in the most spectacular panoramic views over the old quarter and Barcelona coastline, you’ll see how the diverse architectural styles of the city mix together so well. Also, while you’re on the mountain your guide will show you important buildings such as the those related to the ‘92 Olympics. See the remodeled Olympic Stadium, originally dating from 1929, and the Palau Sant Jordi of Arata Isozaki. You’ll also find buildings designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as the Plaça Espanya, influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, and the National Palace. Head down the mountain to the waterfront along the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the new World Trade Center, the Gothic Drassanes, and the Columbus Monument near the iconic La Rambla. End this portion of the tour at Port Vell. Climb Via Laietana, with the Old Town on your left. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to explore parts of the Roman and medieval quarters. To appreciate the contrasts of Barcelona, you’ll visit Passeig de Gracia, the street featuring the most distinctive examples of Catalan architecture. Here you’ll find the most striking facades of private Modernist architecture, exemplified by La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. You’ll also be able to admire examples of Modernist houses such as Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. Finally, the tour takes you to the Eixample district, an extension of the Old Town that was designed for the orderly growth of the city. The regular streets, the revolutionary form of its blocks, and the variety of architectural styles are prevalent right up to the point you reach the iconic cathedral, ​​La Sagrada Familia. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history of the Cathedral and will provide the keys to understanding the mystical symbolism of this important structure.

Barcelona: Magical Montjuic Exploration Game

10. Barcelona: Magical Montjuic Exploration Game

The city game starts at Joan Miró Park. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Montjuïc Castle. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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What people are saying about Placa Espanya

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 9,032 reviews

Well worth getting this ticket and a great way to travel about. We got the two day passes little difference in price. If you only have time to do one route I’d suggest the Red Route. The Red Route doesn’t pass Sagrada however if you hop off at Casa Mila, Sagrada is only a 10 min walk.

This was a nice tour. Employees were not rude and were helpful. It was informative. I didn't have to wait too long. Buses we're constantly coming. I liked the wifi. They provided ear plugs and a map. I loved the app on the phone.

Allowed us to have a one day whirlwind appreciation of this wonderful city. Helps to do some advance research to decide what you want to see as there is too much to fit in in one day but we'll certainly be back for a 2nd tour!

A must do when visiting Barcelona. Great overview of city. Wonderful way to get around the city, easy and informative!

Well worth the money, would have preferred a bit more detail on the audio guide but it all worked well.