Barcelona Pass Comparison – Which is the best Barcelona tourist pass for you?

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I always check whether there are ways to visit specific places cheaper in any way. Often, a great way to save on entrance fees for sights is Tourist passes. Luckily, nowadays, most tourist cities offer different types of such cards.

Of course, also my hometown Barcelona has a bunch of different passes on offer. Whether you are visiting Barcelona on a budget or just don’t want to spend more money than necessary, you should definitely check out the different pass options before starting your trip.

Of course, every pass is different, and for some travelers even, the cheapest option is to go without a pass in the first place. It totally depends on the itinerary that you have chosen and the different places you are planning to visit.

Barcelona is, without a doubt, a tourist capital par excellence. It is a wonderful city full of charm, with extraordinary tourist attractions, including its museums, architecture, and history. The Catalan capital is a place that found the perfect balance between tradition, vitality, and modernity. 

Of course, we don’t want just to recommend you any of the Barcelona tourist passes since each of us has our tastes and preferences. That’s why, in this article, we will check the different passes and their advantages and disadvantages. In this way, you can choose the most suitable and practical for you personally.

Maybe you want to visit many guided attractions with a Barcelona card, or you prefer to prepare your own itinerary, and thus, a simple Barcelona transport card is the best choice for you. There are just so many different options. Whatever it is, we invite you to read our entire article so that you can find the best option that will save you the most money.

Author’s note: If you are still unsure what you would like to see in Barcelona, check our 3 days Barcelona itinerary or our itinerary for 5 days in Barcelona.

BARCELONA INFOBOX

Where to stay in Barcelona: Hotel Santa Marta (Great hotel in the center near attractions & beach) or W Barcelona (Luxury option directly at the beach)

The most popular activities & tours in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia Ticket – Skip the Line

Camp Nou – Barça Museum und Tour

Barcelona Card – More than 25 Attractions

Park Güell – Skip the Line

La Pedrera – Skip the Line

Getting there: Make sure to check for the best flight deals on Flight comparison-Sites like Skyscanner

Transport: T-Casual Ticket (10-trips-Ticket) or Hola BCN Day Ticket

Want to rent a car? You can find great deals on RentalCars. It gets cheaper from El Prat Airport.

Barcelona Must-Have: Practical Spanish Travel Dictionary or Catalan Travel Dictionary and Barcelona-Guide

Barcelona Pass Comparison – An overview

Day-based Passes in Comparison

Pass / CharacteristicsGo Barcelona PassBarcelona Card
Attractions or day basedDaysDays
Selection of attractions45+25+
Included attractions45+25+
Validity period after first use2-5 Days3-5 Days
Transport included?Only Hop-on-Hop-Off BusYes
Pricefrom € 114from € 48
Pass OnlineCheck PassCheck Pass
Pass / CharacteristicsBarcelona City PassBarcelona Turbo Pass
Attractions or day basedDaysDays
Selection of attractions230+
Included attractions230+
Validity period after first use1-2 Days2-5 Days
Transport included?Only Hop-on-Hop-Off BusYes
Pricefrom € 86.50from € 109.90 €
Pass OnlineCheck PassCheck Pass

Attraction-based Passes in Comparison

Pass / CharacteristicsBarcelona Explorer PassArticket Museum Pass
Attractions or day basedAttractionsAttractions
Selection of attractions45+6
Included attractions2-76
Validity period after first use60 Days12 months
Transport included?NoNo
Pricefrom € 59€ 35 €
Pass OnlineCheck PassCheck Pass

Different passes compared

Pass / CharacteristicsBarcelona Express CardHola BCN CardT-Casual Transport Ticket
Attractions or day basedDaysDaysTransport
Selection of attractionsOnly Discounts//
Included attractions/Unlimited travel by public transportation10 trips by public transportation
Validity period after first use2 days2-5 daysca. 1 year
Transport included?YesYesYes
Price€ 22from € 16.40€ 11.35
Pass OnlineCheck PassCheck PassOn-site at the ticket machine

Which Barcelona Pass is the best?

destinations Barcelona Pass, Born

You have already managed to observe the general characteristics of the passes in the previous table; now, we will see the passes in detail so that you can choose the one that fits best to your way of traveling.

As you know, some people prefer historical sites, other museums, maybe you like recreational activities or cultural sights. In short, it is best to see all the options so you can decide on the one most adapted to your tastes and the places you want to visit.

Therefore, it is best to see the characteristics of each of the passes. Only by having an overview of the different passes can you take full advantage of the passes and your time in Barcelona by appropriately distributing your time and budget.

Maybe you would love to visit as many places as possible, maybe you prefer to use different passes or combine one with another, or perhaps you choose to visit the free attractions in Barcelona; the truth is everything is possible. This city in Catalonia provides for that and much more.

In summary, with this post, we want to help you travel, enjoy, save money, compare, and find the best personal choice. The idea is to make things a little easier for you.

So go ahead, think about the places you will want to visit once you are in Barcelona. The easiest way is to make write them down somewhere. This way, you can organize yourself better and find out which pass will save you the most money for your chosen itinerary.

Now let’s check the details of each of the passes that we will discuss here.

What types of Barcelona tourist passes are there?

Attraction-based

This pass type includes various attractions from which you can choose a specific number. For example, if you book a pass including five attractions, you can visit five attractions with that pass (Makes sense, right?). With the attraction-based passes, you have a time frame of 6 to 36 days to visit all the attractions you have chosen to see.

Besides, with this type of card, you will have easy access to the sites, and you can use it for a period ranging from 7 days to 12 months, depending on the pass purchased.

PROS OF ATTRACTION-BASED PASSES

  • You have access to more than 30 attractions.
  • Passes will only be activated when you visit the first attraction.
  • You can choose between different options, number or type of attractions and days.

CONS OF ATTRACTION-BASED PASSES

  • Not useful if you are looking to visit very few tourist attractions (1 or 2).
  • The price is usually high.

THE ATTRACTION-BASED PASS IS GREAT FOR YOU IF…

  • If you are sure of the attractions, you want to see.
  • When there is a real saving (which means that the pass is cheaper than if you bought the tickets individually.).
  • If you are interested in specific attractions.

THE ATTRACTION-BASED PASS IS NOT GREAT FOR YOU IF…

  • If you only want to see one attraction or few/cheap attractions.
  • If individual tickets together turn out to be cheaper than the pass.
  • If you prefer to choose your sights spontaneously.

ATTRACTION-BASED PASSES IN BARCELONA

  • Barcelona Explorer Pass
  • Barcelona Articket Museum Pass

Day-based

With this type of pass, you can visit different attractions based on the number of days you choose. In other words, if you buy a pass for three days, you have three days to visit as many attractions as you want of those included in the bass.

PROS OF DAY-BASED PASSES

  • You can visit numerous attractions.
  • You don’t have to wait to get in.
  • Many have transportation included.

CONS OF DAY-BASED PASSES

  • You only have a specific time to visit all the attractions you chose to visit. If you want to get the most out of your pass, thus, see a lot of points of interests, you might be a little bit under pressure, which means that your visit might not be very relaxed.

THE DAY-BASED PASS IS GREAT FOR YOU IF…

  • If you want to take advantage of the time and see as many attractions as possible in Barcelona.
  • You are really making a great bargain when comparing your pass with the purchase of tickets individually.

THE DAY-BASED PASS IS NOT GREAT FOR YOU IF…

  • If you only want to visit a few places
  • When individual tickets together are cheaper than the pass.
  • You like to take your time when visiting museums or monuments.

DAY-BASED PASSES IN BARCELONA

  • Go Barcelona Pass.
  • Barcelona Card.
  • Turbopass.
  • Barcelona City Pass

Other types of tourist passes

In Barcelona, it is also possible to find discounts and transport passes, which can be beneficial if you are looking to create your own itinerary.

For example, if you have friends that you want to visit, if you intend to see only one specific museum or sight, or if you only want to experience the cultural life on your own. If so, this option is the most viable.

PROS OF THE DISCOUNT PASSES & TRANSPORT PASSES

  • They allow you to be way more flexible and spontaneous
  • They are not limited to one type of attraction in particular.
  • You can tour the city without time pressure.

CONS OF THE DISCOUNT PASSES & TRANSPORT PASSES

  • You will not have access to many tourist attractions, or you will have to pay for them individually, which might be more expensive.

THIS PASS IS GREAT FOR YOU IF…

  • If you want to get to know the city on your own.
  • If you like the explore Barcelona off-the-beaten-path

THIS PASS IS NOT GREAT FOR YOU IF…

  • If you want to visit several important cultural places or sights.
  • You want to take advantage of the time and an excellent bargain.

TRANSPORT AND DISCOUNT PASSES IN BARCELONA

  • Barcelona Card Express.
  • Hola BCN Card.
  • T-Casual.

The different Barcelona Tourist Cards compared

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona tourist card

The Go Barcelona Pass

The Go Barcelona Pass is a tourist card that is quite popular. With this pass, you can visit more than 45 attractions, including museums and monuments, and join various guided tours.

Included Highlights in the Go Barcelona Pass

  • Sagrada Familia
  • Casa Batlló.
  • FC Barcelona Stadium (Camp Nou).
  • La Pedrera.
  • Barcelona Walking Tour
  • CosmoCaixa and CaixaForum.
  • Casa Vicens.
  • Recinte modernista de Sant Paul.
  • Barcelona Bike-Tour
  • and many more

Attraction- or Day-based?

Day-based

Price

from 114 € (139 € for 3 days, 159 € for 4 days …) Click here to check the exact prices

The best is to book your pass via the official Go City Website

Included days

2, 3, 4, or 5 days.

Available attractions

45+.

Pros & Cons Go Barcelona Pass

PROS GO BARCELONA PASS

  • Many of Barcelona’s tourist attractions are included.
  • You can see a lot of places and save money while doing so
  • You will have a guide with information and maps included.

CONS GO BARCELONA PASS

  • It is not recommended if you want to see only a few attractions.
  • You can feel pressure because of the time limit.

Is suitable for …

  • Travelers who want to see many attractions.
  • Travelers with only a little time that want to see as much as possible.

Check further information and prices of the Go Barcelona Pass

Barcelona Card

The Barcelona Card is very similar to the Barcelona Pass, but with more than 25 museums and attractions to visit and unlimited access to public transport (buses, metro, trams).

One of its advantages is that you will not have to queue to enter any of the attractions offered.

Included Highlights in the Barcelona Card.

  • Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (National Museum of Art of Catalonia).
  • Museo del Modernismo de Barcelona (Modernist Museum).
  • Museo de Ciencia e Historia Natural (Natural History Museum).
  • Museo egipcio de Barcelona (Egyptian Museum).
  • Centro de cultura contemporánea de Barcelona.
  • Museo de Historia de Barcelona (History Museum).
  • Fundación Joan Miró.
  • Jardín Botánico de Barcelona (Botanical Gardens).
  • Museo de la Música de Barcelona (Museum of Music).
  • Museo del Chocolate (Chocolate Museum).
  • Real monasterio de Santa María de Pedralbes.
  • And many more.

Attraction- or Day-based?

Day-Based.

Price

from 48 € (4 days: 58 €, 5 days 63 €) Click here to see the exact prices.

At GetYourGuide, you can often find discounted offers. So prices start at as low as 48 €.

Included days

3, 4, or 5 days

Available attractions

25+

Pros & Cons Barcelona Card

PROS BARCELONA CARD

  • Places of great tourist interest are included.
  • Public transportation is included.
  • You can save up to 77 % on ticket costs.

CONS BARCELONA CARD

  • It’s only worth its price if you want to see many of the included attractions.
  • It is not recommended for older adults or children, since there is a lot of mobility required.
  • Possible time pressure.

Is suitable for …

  • Travelers who want to see many attractions
  • Travelers interested in culture and museums
  • Active people who want to take advantage of discounts on transportation, attractions, and restaurants.

Check further information and prices of the Barcelona Card

Barcelona City Pass

The Barcelona City Pass, also called the Barcelona Digital Pass or Barcelona Pass is the newest one on our list. Probably the most significant difference to the other day-based passes is that you can book it for one day but for a maximum of two days.

The number of attractions included is also very different from the other passes. This is because the pass only provides admission to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. In addition, it comes with a self-guided city tour through a smartphone app and access to the hop-on hop-off bus.

Included Highlights in the Barcelona City Pass

  • Sagrada Família
  • Park Güell
  • Hop-on-Hop-Off Bus
  • Smartphone App for self-guided city walking tour
  • Audio Guide App for Park Güell
  • Discounts for different activities in the city

Attraction- or Day-based?

day-based

Price

from 86,50 € (2 Days 95,50 €) Click here for the exact price.

You can easily find the Barcelona City Pass online via Tiqets.

Included Days

1 or 2 days.

Available Attractions

2 & additional discounts

Pros and Cons of the Barcelona City Pass

PROS BARCELONA CITY PASS

  • Two of the most essential sights are included
  • Hop-on-Hop-Off Bus is included.
  • Discounts for more places throughout the city

CONS BARCELONA CITY PASS

  • Only two sights are included
  • The purchase is only worth it if you use every offer that is included

Is suitable for …

  • Travelers who only want to visit Sagrada Família and Park Güell from the inside.
  • Travelers with only a little time in the city

Check further information and booking options for the Barcelona City Pass

Turbopass

The Turbopass is especially suitable for people who like visiting museums. It contains far fewer sights than its competitor, the Go Barcelona Pass, but it is also a bit cheaper.

Included Highlights in the Turbopass

  • Sagrada Familia (from 2023 available again)
  • Harbour cruise
  • CosmoCaixa and CaixaForum.
  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Catalan Art Museum)
  • and many more

Attraction- or Day-based?

day-based

Price

from 109,90 € (119,90 € for 3 days, 129,90 € for 4 days …) Click here to check the exact prices

Included Days

2, 3, 4, or 5 days

Available Attractions

30+

Pros and cons of the Turbopass

PROS TURBOPASS

  • Some great sights of Barcelona are included.
  • You can experience many places and save money
  • The pass includes free use of transport in the city

CONS TURBOPASS

  • Important sights such as Sagrada Familia or Casa Milà are not included, or only as a discount available.
  • Possible time pressure

Is suitable for …

  • Travelers who want to see a lot of sights.
  • Travelers with only a little time who want to see as much as possible

Weitere Informationen und Preise vom Turbopass anse

Barcelona Expolorer Pass

The Barcelona Explorer Pass is the typical attraction-based pass for Barcelona. This means that you don’t pay per day, but per attraction, you want to visit. Accordingly, you should already know before booking which attractions you want to see.

Included Highlights in Barcelona Explorer Pass

  • Sagrada Família
  • Casa Batlló.
  • FC Barcelona Stadium (Camp Nou).
  • La Pedrera.
  • Barcelona Walking Tour
  • CosmoCaixa and CaixaForum.
  • Casa Vicens.
  • Recinte modernista de Sant Paul.
  • Barcelona Bike-Tour
  • and many more

Attraktion- or day-based

Attraction-based

Price

from 59 € (3 attractions for 79 €, 4 attractions for 99 €, 5 attractions for 114 €, …) Click here to check the exact prices.

You can find the Barcelona Explorer Pass online at GetYourGuide.

Included attractions

2-7

Available Attraktionen

45+

Pros and Cons of Barcelona Explorer Pass

PROS BARCELONA EXPLORER PASS

  • Most essential sights of Barcelona are included
  • The pass is valid for 60 days, so you can really take your time to explore the attractions.
  • The price is based on the sights you really want to see.

CONS BARCELONA EXPLORER PASS

  • You need to know at the time of purchase how many attractions you want to see
  • The purchase is only worth it for expensive sights
  • Der Transport is not included

Is suitable for…

  • Travelers who like to travel without time pressure
  • Visitors who like to see sights on different days

Check more info and booking options for the Barcelona Explorer Pass

Barcelona Museum Pass

If you are a museum lover, this pass will allow you to check out 6 of the most popular ones in the city. Once you make the exchange, the pass will remain active for 12 months, so you can really take your time and visit the included museums at your own pace.

Included Highlights in the Barcelona Museum Pass

  • Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (National Museum of Art of Catalonia).
  • Fundación Joan Miró.
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Cataluña.
  • Picasso Museum.
  • Fundación Antoni Tapies.
  • CCCB Museum (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona)

Attraction- or Day-based?

Attraction-based

Price

35 €. Click here to see the exact prices.

You can find the articket at GetYourGuide.

Included attractions

6.

Available attractions

6.

Pros & Cons of Barcelona Museum Pass

PROS BARCELONA MUSEUM PASS

  • 6 of the most popular museums in Barcelona are included.
  • It is valid for 12 months, so you can really take your time to explore the museums.
  • Covers entry to temporary and permanent exhibitions.

CONS BARCELONA MUSEUM PASS

  • Its attractions are included in other passes as well, so it might be a higher expense when purchasing and combining several passes.
  • It only includes museums.
  • Doesn’t include transport

Is suitable for …

  • Art lovers.
  • People who have enough time to appreciate the included museums

Check further information and prices of the Museum Pass

Barcelona Express Card

As its name indicates, the Barcelona Express Card is developed for two days which you can enjoy discounts at museums, entertainment venues, nightclubs, and public transport during your stay.

It is best for those travelers who want to explore Barcelona on their own or those who already know the city and want to explore it from a different angle.

Included Highlights in the Barcelona Express Card

  • Free public transport for 48 hours.
  • Discounts in more than 100 museums, shops, restaurants, and cultural spaces.
  • Discounts on tours.

Attraction- or Day-based?

Discount-based

Price

from 22 €. Click here for the exact prices

Included days

2.

Available attractions

As we mentioned before, it is a discount pass to more than 100 attractions, restaurants, and cultural sites, as well as unlimited travel on public transport. This will allow you to make your own 2-day route to those places you want to explore.

Pros & Cons Barcelona Express Card

PROS BARCELONA EXPRESS CARD

  • Unlimited free transportation for 48 hours.
  • You can create your own itinerary with great discounts.
  • more flexibility

CONS BARCELONA EXPRESS CARD

  • Night transportation is not included.
  • The pass is only available for two days.

Is suitable for …

  • People that only stay two days and want to get discounts on various attractions.
  • Returning visitors that have already seen the main attractions of the city

Check further information and prices of the Barcelona Express Card

Hola BCN Card

The Hola BCN Card, unlike the others, is not to enjoy tourist attractions but to have unlimited access to transport networks. Therefore, you might see it as a transport ticket rather than an actual tourist card.

With this pass, you can visit Barcelona for 48 to 120 hours.

Included Highlights in the Hola BCN Card

  • 48, 72, 96, or 120-hour passes available.
  • You will have access to the metro and buses of the TMB (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona).
  • You also have access to the citizen network of the Generalitat.
  • Includes several connections to the airport.

Attraction- or Day-based?

Transport-based

Price

from 16,40 € (72 hours: 23,80 €, 96 hours: 31 € …) Click here for the exact prices

Included days

2, 3, 4, or 5 days.

Pros & Cons Hola BCN Card

PROS HOLA BCN CARD

  • You can travel around Barcelona and its surroundings by bus, metro, trams, and local trains.
  • It allows you to get to know the city at your own pace.
  • Allows high flexibility

CONS HOLA BCN CARD

  • I only included the transport but no attractions.
  • If you want to visit various sights, it might be better to choose a ticket that combines transport and attractions

Is suitable for …

  • Travelers who wish to travel to different places throughout the city.
  • People who have a particular itinerary that doesn’t fit any of the other passes
  • Returning visitors that don’t want to visit the main attractions or museums of the city.
  • Business travelers
  • Mobility-impaired persons or travelers with small children who are dependent on public transport

Check further information and prices of the Hola BCN Card

T-Casual Ticket

The T-Casual (formerly T-10 ticket) is Barcelona’s 10-trip ticket. You can buy it at the airport and at any train station or metro station at the vending machine (also usable in English).

The T-Casual can be used by one person for 10 trips at a time and is usually the cheapest option, which is also used by locals (by me, for example).

Included Highlights in T-Casual Ticket

  • 10 trips by public transport (e.g., metro, bus, streetcar, and short-distance trains)

Attraction- or day based

Transport-based

Price

11,35 €

Included days

ca. 1 year

Pros and Cons of T-Casual

PROS HOLA T-Casual

  • With this pass you can explore Barcelona and its surroundings by bus, metro, streetcar, and local trains.
  • Get to know Barcelona at your own pace
  • High felxibility
  • The ticket is worth it starting at 6 trips

CONS T-Casual

  • Only included transport and no activities.
  • If you make many trips a day, or want to include your trip to the airport (besides going by train), the Hola BCN card might be better

Is suitable for…

  • Travelers who want to go to different places in the city.
  • Repeat visitors who do not want to visit the main attractions or museums of the city (e.g., free attractions).
  • Travelers who only want to make a few trips
  • People who like walking
  • Budget Travelers

Included Attractions – An Overview

Pass/SightSagrada FamiliaPark GüellCasa Batlló
Go Barcelona PassXXX
Barcelona Card
Barcelona City Pass XX
Barcelona Turbo Passfrom 2023
Barcelona Explorer PassXXX
Articket Museum Pass
Barcelona Express Pass
Hola BCN Card
T-Casual
Pass/SightLa PedreraHop-On-Hop-OffTransport
Go Barcelona PassXX
Barcelona CardX
Barcelona City Pass X
Barcelona Turbo PassXX
Barcelona Explorer PassXX
Articket Museum Pass
Barcelona Express PassX
Hola BCN CardX
T-CasualX

Savings per Pass

Sample itinerary 1

  • Casa Batlló: 35 €
  • Recinto Modernista Sant Pau: 16 €
  • Camp Nou Tour (FC Barcelona): 51 €
  • Casa Vicens: 18 €
  • Museo Cultura egipcia: 12 €
  • CosmoCaixa: 6 €
PriceSample Route 1Savings
Without a pass138 €
Go Barcelona Pass114 € (2 days)/ 139 € (3 days)24 € (for a 2 day-Ticket)
Barcelona Card157,3 € (for 2 days)/
Barcelona City Pass 224,5 €/
Barcelona Turbo Pass219,20 €/
Barcelona Explorer Pass124 €14 €
Articket Museum Pass173 €/
Barcelona Express Pass149,35 €/
Hola BCN Card154,40 € (for 2 days)is worth it from 12 trips
T-Casual149,35 €is worth it from 6 trips

Sample Route2

  • Sagrada Familia: 30 €
  • Park Güell: 10 €
  • Casa Batlló: 35 €
  • Picasso Museum: 12 €
  • Hop-on-Hop-Off: 30 €
PriceMusterroute 2Savings
Without a pass117 €
Go Barcelona Pass114 € (2 days)/ 139 € (3 days)3 € (for 2 days)
Barcelona Card150 €/
Barcelona City Pass 133,50 €/
Barcelona Turbo Pass193,90 €/
Barcelona Explorer Pass114 €3 €
Articket Museum Pass140 €/
Barcelona Express Pass126 €/
Hola BCN Card133,40 €is worth it from 12 trips
T-Casual128,35 €is worth it from 6 trips

Conclusion

As you may have seen in the previous examples, the day passes benefit those travelers who want to see many attractions, and each pass offers places that are of great tourist interest.

Now, what is the most recommended for you? Keep in mind and clear the places you want to visit so that in this way, you can make a comparison and choose the pass that best suits your personal itinerary and interests.

On the other hand, if you are only interested in a few places or have different interests, perhaps the ideal is a Barcelona transport card, a discount pass, or simply visiting the free attractions in Barcelona.

Which pass fits which kind of traveler?

la pedrera in Barcelona, how to visit with a Barcelona pass

Author’s note: The following are recommendations based on the “average traveler.” Please make sure to compare your personal itinerary first to see which pass fits best for you.

First-time Visitor

If this is the first time you visit Barcelona, you will most likely want to explore many of the things that this city has to offer. Trust me on that one; there are some fantastic sights in the city that you definitely won’t want to miss.

If so, the day passes come in handy since the more places you visit, the greater the experience and savings. Think well and choose between:

My personal favorite is the Go Barcelona Pass, which includes most of the city’s sights. If you have a few days available and like to take your time, you can choose the Barcelona Explorer Pass.

Museum and Architecture Lovers

Although most of the day passes have some museums among their attractions, they are not entirely focused on them. So if you intend to visit only museums or modernist places, it is best to choose between the following passes:

Short-time visitor

Some travelers don’t have enough time to see everything they want. Therefore, it is best to know which sights you want to visit before arriving.

Especially for short stays, none of the passes may end up being really worth it, especially if you don’t have many (expensive) sights on your list but instead want to get an overall impression of the city.

If you do want to visit some sights, the following passes are a good option:

Average visitor

Defining an average traveler is difficult since everyone has different interests. However, the average traveler visits several main attractions and uses public transport.

So you might want to opt for an attraction or transport pass such as:

Off-the-beaten-path visitors

Some travelers prefer to create their own itinerary that suits them best; perhaps you like to explore more off-the-beaten-path places, go to nightclubs, casinos, entertainment venues, restaurants, or maybe a little bit of everything.

In this case, buying a transport pass or a discount pass is best. So you can enjoy the city of Barcelona the way you like best. In this case, you can choose between the following:

More Barcelona city passes?

While we recommend you the best passes in this article, there are more passes available. The most popular of those is the Barcelona City Pass. However, the pass is worth it on hardly any occasion, so we decided not to recommend it in this article. – You would have to use all the free included sites and, moreover, buy some more tickets using the ticket discount codes to make that one work for you.


As you can see, there are many ways to organize our trip and itinerary and plan the things we want to do. We always have the option to adapt our budget in the best way.

Remember that, unlike in other touristic cities offering tourist passes, Barcelona’s tourist cards are not usually identical to each other in their attractions. In fact, most of them are not even similar. That’s why it’s generally clearer which of the passes you should choose as soon as you have decided on an itinerary. For this reason, it is essential to know very well which places you want to visit before selecting a pass.

We only hope that this post has served you as a guide to be able to have the best of trips and fully enjoy the city of Barcelona.

As always, we are here to help you and welcome any comments, questions, or experiences with open arms. Feel free to share the sights you visited and the pass you chose in the comments to help other visitors that might have a similar itinerary.

FAQ for purchasing a Barcelona Card

Which Barcelona Card is the best?

Unfortunately, there is no general answer to the question of which is the best Barcelona Pass. It depends on your personal itinerary and how much time you spend in the city.

Is purchasing a Barcelona Card always worth it?

As a rule, buying a Barcelona Pass is only worthwhile if you want to see several sights whose entrance fees alone are higher than buying the pass.

Are all sights included in each Barcelona Pass?

The different Barcelona tourist passes each contains different attractions and activities. Therefore, you should compare them before your trip in order to find the ideal one for your trip.

Should I know which attractions I want to see before I buy my Barcelona Pass?

It is highly recommended to know which activities and attractions you want to see before buying your Barcelona Pass. This is the only way to be sure you have bought the ideal pass for your trip.

Where can I buy a Barcelona Pass?

Depending on the provider, the passes are offered on different sites. GetYourGuide, for example, has a large selection of different Barcelona Cards but also does not offer all of them.


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Hi, we are Vicki & Eduardo, an international travel couple on a mission to help you save money for priceless travel experience. Follow us through the miracles of this world and you will be rewarded with a bunch of practical travel tips.

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