Sagrada Familia Skip-the-line tickets
The Sagrada Familia is one of the most iconic landmarks in all of Barcelona. It began its life as the Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family in 1866, when petitions to build the amazing temple first started. They didn’t break ground or in this case lay the first stone until 1882. The original chief architect, Francisco de Paula del Villar y Lozano eventually quit the project due to conflicts with the promoters, and the job fell to the shoulders of Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi continued to work on the project from its inception in 1883 until his death in 1926.
Construction continues on this architectural marvel to this day, and is planned into the future. 2016 saw the completion of the Western Sacristy, the upper narthex on the Passion façade, and the interior of the basilica itself. Work is expected to continue, with plans to finish the central towers by 2020, and finally finishing the constriction of the temple with the Glory Façade, the building’s main façade. The anticipated finish date is 2026, in time for the 100th anniversary of Antoni Gaudi’s death.
In spite of or possible because of the constant construction, the Sagarda Familia is one of the most popular attractions in the city, which makes the Barcelona City Pass an indispensible tool. Your free skip the line tickets will whisk you to the front of the queue, so you don’t have to waste your day waiting in line and have more time to enjoy the beauty of the Sagrada Familia.
Parc Güell Skip-the-line tickets
Parc Güell is another amazing creation from the mind of Antoni Gaudi, and was originally build between 1900 and 1914. It took another 12 years for it to finally be opened to the public, but after its grand opening in 1926, it became one of the stunning Catalan modern architecture in the world. The park itself was originally drafted as a housing development but that eventually fell though and it became used as a park instead.
The architecture in the park was built into a natural park that was already part of the city, which is a reflection of the era’s naturalist movement. This stunning locale is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in Barcelona to visit, even though it is one of the city’s most popular attractions. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy classic architecture, or just a place to relax for a few minutes while you get away from the hustle and bustle of the city center, consider visiting Parc Güell.
If Parc Güell is on your itinerary, then you’re in luck. The Barcelona City Pass includes a free skip the line ticket to Parc Güell, which will not only get you in the door but allow you to skip the queue. Spend more time enjoying the amazing architecture and less time standing in line with your Barcelona City Pass.
There’s nothing worse than getting to and from the airport when you’re visiting a new country, especially if you’re not familiar with the rules of the road or you don’t speak the language. Instead of stumbling over your Spanish-English phrasebook with a taxi driver, let your Barcelona City Pass take care of it for you. Your Pass includes airport transfer to the city center from Barcelona Airport and a return transfer if you’re flying out of the same airport?
Flying into a different airport? Don’t worry, your Pass has you covered there as well. The Barcelona comes with a one way transfer to the city center from Girona Airport as well. Getting to and from the airport should be the least of your worries. Your Barcelona City Pass has everything taken care of when it comes to airport transfers and transportation, so you can spend more time enjoying everything that Barcelona has to offer.
Hop On Hop Off Bus
Barcelona’s Hop on Hop Off bus service is one of the best ways to see the city. The busses stop at most of the major landmarks and run their routes multiple times during the day, so you can hop on at one stop, hop off at another to visit the Picasso Museum or the Sagrada Familia, then hop back on the bus when you’re ready to head to another attraction or back to your hotel. It allows you to see the city at your own pace without having to call a taxi, order an Uber, or walk everywhere.
Depending on how long you’re going to be in Barcelona, you can opt for a 24 or 48 hour pass for the Hop on Hop Off Busses which is included in the price of your Barcelona City pass. Either pass offers you unlimited rides for the duration of your pass, so you can Hop on and Hop Off your way around the city without worrying about your card running out during that 24 or 48 hour period. It’s a great way to see the city, and it’s all included with your Barcelona City Pass.
Hola Transport Card
Barcelona has an amazing public transportation system in place, which is ideal if you don’t want to spend a ton of money on taxis or are unable to drive in Spain. The Hola Transport Card provides unlimited rides for a period of 2-5 days, depending on how long you’re planning on staying in the city.
You can purchase your Hola Transport Card online and then trade the voucher for the physical card that you will need to use public transportation. The card itself remains valid for 1 year, until it is used for the first time. Once it’s been used, it remains valid for 2-5 consecutive days after activation, depending on the card you chose.
Your Barcelona City Pass includes a 20% discount on all Hola Transport cards purchased with the provided discount code, so not only can you enjoy the benefits of public transportation, you get a fantastic discount on your codes.
The Barcelona City Pass is includes so many other discounts and amazing opportunities that it would be hard to list them all here, but we’re going to try so enjoy the ride. When it comes to museums, you can enjoy a 20% discount on admission to the Picasso Museum, the Museum del Modernisme and the Museums of Ideas and Inventions, just to name a few. It also includes 20% discounts to Casa Mila, including a nighttime tour, Casa Battlo, Joan Miro and many more. If guided tours are more to your liking, you can enjoy a 20% discount on guided tours of Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, the Picasso Museum, Barrio Gotico, and Montjiuc. That same discount can also be applied to bite tours throughout the city.
Barcelona is almost legendary for its nightlife, and you can enjoy some fantastic discounts on the most popular hotspots. The Party Nightcard includes entrance to the Opium and many other hot spots, and can be purchase with your Barcelona City Pass for a 20% discount. That same discount can be enjoyed at a variety of Flamenco shows around the city.
If Barcelona gets to be too busy for you, don’t worry. The discounts included with the Barcelona City Pass also include excursions out of the main city hub. Visit the grave of one of the greatest architectural minds in all of Barcelona’s history with a 20% discount on an excursion to Montserrat & Gaudi’s Crypt, or half or full day trips to Costa Brava, Portaventura, Girona, and Montserrat.