Barcelona Tourist Passes

This post will compare and contrast all of the major attraction passes that are available in Barcelona. We’ll break down what each service offers and discuss why you might want to consider purchasing a tourist pass.

 


Before You Buy

There are several different tourist passes to choose from in Barcelona. Some of them focus primarily on museums, while others offer discounts at several different locations. There are also transport passes which can make traveling around the city much easier.

In addition to these factors, you will also want to consider the differences between the all-inclusive, preset packages, and build your own options.  One thing to keep in mind is that most passes include skip-the-queue privileges at several tours and attractions.

An all-inclusive pass allows you to visit several locations in Barcelona for free. These attraction cards may also include discounts at a variety of different businesses. You can also expect a bus tour to be included with this option, but the price for these passes are usually much higher as a result of all the services they provide. That being said, this is definitely the easiest and most stress-free way to enjoy sightseeing in the city.

In comparison, a build-your-own pass will allow you to choose the specific locations that you want to visit and save money on them. If you’re not interested in paying for all of the services included with an all-inclusive pass, this is an excellent alternative. Rather than paying for admission to several attractions you may not even visit, you can select the locations you want to see and pay a lower price for tickets to each site on your itinerary.

If you’re not that interested in going to the Zoo or taking a tour of Camp Nou (both offered through all-inclusive and build-your-own pass services), a museum pass may be your best bet. There are a lot of wonderful museums in Barcelona, and more than one tourist pass provides free entry to all of them. This is a much more affordable option and it may be preferable for some visitors.

Tourists who are only interested in visiting a few specific locations may want to consider a preset package pass. This option includes a few attractions and activities for one low price. The main advantage of these passes is that you can use them pretty much whenever you want rather than rushing to experience everything as quickly as possible.

Finally, a transport pass will allow you to use the metro, bus and tram services for one low price. This will allow you to hop on and get where you need to go without much trouble, but some travelers may also want to consider a hop-on-hop-off bus tour instead. These bus tours will take you to the most popular spots in Barcelona, and they may be preferable for visitors who aren’t familiar with the area and don’t want to get lots.

For more details on each tourist pass offered in Barcelona, make sure to visit each respective section in this post. 

 


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All-Inclusive Pass

An all-inclusive pass will provide free admission to several different locations. Although this is the most expensive option, it is also one of the easiest and most extensive tourists passes you can buy.  There are 4 different all-inclusive passes to choose from and we detail each below. 


The Barcelona Pass 

This All-Inclusive pass provides free admission to 23 top attractions in Barcelona. One of the services included is a hop-on-hop-off bus tour which will allow you to visit all of the major sites with ease.

With that said, if you plan on doing any travel outside of the bus tour routes, you can combine this pass with a Hola Barcelona Travel Pass. Check our transport pass section for more details.

Included Attractions

  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Las Golondrinas Cruise
  • Barcelona Bike Tour
  • Camp Nou Tour
  • Barcelona Zoo
  • L’Aquarium Barcelona
  • Liceu Opera Tour
  • Gaudí Experiència 4D
  • 10+ Museums/Landmarks
  • Free Guidebook
  • And More!

Additional Discounts

In addition to the free attractions included with the Barcelona Pass, they also offer several discounts on many other activities. These are just a few of the locations where you can enjoy savings with this tourist pass.

  • Liceu Opera
  • Segway Tour
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Jamboree Jazz Club
  • Tarantos Flamenco Dancing
  • Global Exchange (Currency Exchange)
  • Trip Troop Vintage Tours
  • And More!

Tickets

  • 2-Day Pass: €109/Adults | €69/Children
  • 2-Day w/ Travel Pass: €123/Adults | €83/Children
  • 3-Day Pass: €129/Adults | €79/Children
  • 3-Day w/ Travel Pass: €150/Adults | €100/Children

Click here to purchase the Barcelona Pass


Turbo Pass Barcelona

 

Much like their competitors, this service provides free admission to certain locations and discounts at other popular destinations. They offer 28 free attractions with some notable differences to compare/contrast with the competition. Most of these locations are museums, but there are a few tours and other activities thrown in as well.

 

Unlike the Barcelona Pass, the Turbo Pass actually includes a free transport card in addition to a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Although this is a much more affordable option, you should make sure that the activities included are of interest before purchasing the pass.

Included Attractions

  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Casa de les Punxes
  • Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Tour
  • Las Golondrinas Cruise
  • Gothic Walking Tour
  • Botanical Garden
  • Mirador de Colom
  • 20 Museums/Exhibition Centres
  • And More!

Additional Discounts

Here is a list of just a few attractions where you can enjoy a discount on your Turbo Pass.

  • Barcelona Zoo
  • L’Aquarium Barcelona
  • Liceu Opera
  • Barcelona Bicycle Tour
  • Palau de la Música
  • Casa Vicens
  • Casa Amatller
  • Casa Batllo
  • And More!

Tickets

  • 2-Day Pass:
    • €79.90/Adults | €69.90/Teens
    • €49.90/Kids (11-12) | €24.90/Kids (4-10)
  • 3-Day Pass:
    • €109.90/Adults | €94.90/Teens
    • €64.90/Kids (11-12) | €44.90/Kids (4-10)
  • 4-Day Pass:
    • €119.90/Adults | €99.90/Teens
    • €74.90/Kids (11-12) | €54.90/Kids (4-10)
  • 5-Day Pass:
    • €129.90/Adults | €109.90/Teens
    • €79.90/Kids (11-12) | €59.90/Kids (4-10)

Click here to purchase the Turbo Pass Barcelona.

 


iVenture Unlimited Pass 

This tourist pass is very similar to other all-inclusive options with one major difference: the iVenture Card is active for a total of 7 days. As a result, this is also the most expensive all-inclusive pass on our list. The iVenture Unlimited Pass includes free admission to 35 different locations in Barcelona.

While their competition tends to focus on museums, this option offers access to more tours and entertainment attractions. Much like their competitors, you can expect a free hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Unfortunately, a travel pass is not included and there are no additional discounts.

Included Attractions

  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Casa de les Punxes
  • L’Aquarium Barcelona
  • Las Golondrinas Cruise
  • Port Aventura (Amusement Park)
  • Isla Fantasia Water Park
  • Camp Nou Tour
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Goleta Karya Schooner Cruise
  • And More!

Tickets

  • €255/Adults | €180/Children

Click here to purchase the iVenture Unlimited Pass

 


Barcelona Sightseeing Pass 

Unlike the other all-inclusive passes, this service is focused primarily on museums. That being said, it also includes a travel pass and additional discounts on a variety of attractions. The transport pass will give you access to a free airport transfer shuttle. Sadly, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour is not included with this tourist pass. You can choose between a 3, 4 or 5-day pass.

Included Attractions

  • Sagrada Familia
  • CaixaForum
  • CosmoCaixa
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Olympic Museum
  • Music Museum
  • Xocolata Museum
  • Picasso Museum
  • Frederic Mares Museum
  • Ethnological Museum
  • And More!

Tickets

  • 3-Day Pass: €96/Adults | €39/Children
  • 4-Day Pass: €107/Adults | €46/Children
  • 5-Day Pass: €118/Adults | €52/Children

Click here to purchase the Barcelona Sightseeing Pass.

TIP: If you’re interested in seeing the museums and cultural sites of Barcelona, you may want to consider the much more affordable Barcelona Card. 

 


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Build Your Own Pass

The build-your-own pass allows you to select a specific number of locations to visit. These passes are available in increments of at least 3 to 5 different attractions. Although you won’t save as much money with this option, it will allow you to pick out the places you want to visit and avoid paying for services you don’t intend to use. 


iVenture Flexi Pass

In addition to their unlimited option, there is also an iVenture Flexi Pass. Pick either 3 or 5 different attractions to visit for one low price and save money on all of them. You can choose any of the activities they offer through the unlimited pass and save up to 40% on all of them. Although a hop-on, hop-off bus tour is not included, you can select one as part of your Flexi Pass.

Included Attractions

  • Port Aventura (Amusement Park)
  • Isla Fantasia Water Park
  • Camp Nou Tour
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Opera Samfaina
  • Goleta Karya Schooner Cruise
  • Montserrat Morning Tour
  • Mirador de Colón
  • Casino Barcelona
  • Cooltra Scooter Rental
  • Gaudí Experiència
  • And More!

Tickets

  • 3-Attraction Pass: €85/Adults | €65/Children
  • 5-Attraction Pass: €135/Adults | €90/Children

Savings

Here is an example of how much you can save using this build your own pass. This sample will use the 3-Attraction Pass.

  • Montserrat Morning Tour | Normal Price: €55
  • Port Aventura Ticket | Normal Price: €47
  • Isla Fantasia Water Park | Normal Price: €28
  • Total Price: €130 | 3-Attraction Pass: €85
  • Savings: €45 (35% off)

Click here to purchase the iVenture Flexi Pass

 


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Preset Package Pass

This tourist pass has a lot in common with the all-inclusive options. The main difference to note is that there are far fewer attractions included with a preset package. That being said, these passes typically include a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and may also offer additional discounts at popular sites. 


Barcelona City Pass 

This preset package includes free admission to both Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. In addition, you can also choose between either a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour. The standard package includes a guided tour of Sagrada Familia while the premium package will provide an audio guide and access to the tower at this landmark.

An airport transfer is also included with this package, as is a 20% off discount at several popular attractions in Barcelona. Unlike the build-your-own and all-inclusive options, this attraction pass does not have a time limit and you can use it at your own pace.

Included Attractions (20% Discount)

  • Camp Nou Tour
  • L’Aquarium Barcelona
  • Wax Museum of Barcelona
  • Dali Museum
  • Picasso Museum
  • Barcelona Zoo
  • Hola Transport Card
  • Isla Fantasia Water Park
  • Port Aventura (Amusement Park)
  • Montserrat & Gaudi’s Crypt
  • Las Golondrinas Cruise
  • Flamenco Dancing
  • Helicopter Tour
  • Segway Tour
  • Bike Tour
  • And More!

Tickets

  • Basic Package
    • 24-Hour Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
    • Sagrada Familia
    • Park Guell
    • Airport Transfer
    • 20% Off Attractions
      • €69.50/Adults | €35/Children
  • Standard Package
    • 48-Hour Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
    • Sagrada Familia
    • Park Guell
    • Airport Transfer
    • Sagrada Familia Tour
    • 20% Off Attractions
      • €81.50/Adults | €35/Children
  • Premium Package
    • 24-Hour Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
    • Sagrada Familia
    • Park Guell
    • Airport Transfer
    • Sagrada Familia Audio Tour
    • Sagrada Familia Tower Access
    • 20% Off Attractions
      • €89/Adults | €35/Children

Click here to purchase the Barcelona City Pass


Gaudi Pass 

This is one of the most affordable preset packages offered in Barcelona. Much like the Barcelona City Pass, you will receive a 24-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour, and admission to Sagrada Familia. In addition to these services, the Gaudi Pass also provides fast-track admission and an audio tour for La Pedrera. The last two activities included with this pass are a wine tasting and access to the top of the Columbus Monument.

Unfortunately, there are two big differences between this attraction pass and others on the market: There is no child ticket option and there are no additional discounts included. Keep these factors in mind before making your decision.

Tickets

  • 24-Hour Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Sagrada Familia
  • La Pedrera + Audio Tour
  • Columbus Monument
  • Wine Tasting
    • €65 per person

Click here to purchase a Gaudi Pass


Barcelona Night Card 

Although this isn’t your typical tourist pass or even the average preset package, it could be very useful if you’re interested in experiencing the nightlife of Barcelona. This card will give you free entry to 20 nightclubs in the city for a total of either 2 or 7 days.

Move from one club to the next and party the night away with the help of a map which will show you where to find your next destination. Unfortunately, transportation is not included with this service, so you may want to consider getting another attraction pass to go with this one.

You must be 21 years of age to enter all of the clubs on this list.

Nightclubs Included

  • Catwalk
  • Shoko
  • Soho
  • Bikini
  • Sutton
  • The Room
  • Les Enfants
  • Moog
  • Gattopardo
  • Arena
  • Oak
  • Aire
  • City Hall
  • And More!

Tickets

  • 2-Night Card: €10 per person
  • 7-Night Card: €20 per person

Click here to purchase the Barcelona Night Card.

TIP: You can get 30% off the Barcelona Night Card with the purchase of the Barcelona Card.

 


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Museum Pass

This tourist pass focuses primarily on museums. Although they don’t include as many attractions, some museum passes provide free transportation and/or a hop-on-hop-off tour bus tour. If you’re particularly interested in learning about the culture of Barcelona, this will be an excellent option. 


Barcelona Card

This museum pass provides free admission to 29 museums and cultural centers in Barcelona. You will also receive discounts on more than 50 additional attractions, tours, and services – including 30% off the Barcelona Night Card. In addition, the Barcelona Card also comes with a free transport pass. Even if you want to do more than see museums, the deals you can enjoy with this pass can make it comparable to some of the all-inclusive options.

 

 

Included Museums & Cultural Centres

  • Picasso Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Frederic Marès
  • Music Museum
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Olympic Museum
  • National Art Museum of Catalonia
  • CaixaForum
  • CosmoCaixa
  • And More!

Included Discount Attractions

  • Casa de les Punxes
  • Casa Vicens
  • Liceu Opera
  • Museu de L’Erotica
  • Museu del Perfum
  • Mirador de Colom
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Las Golondrinas Cruise
  • Isla Fantasia
  • L’Aquarium de Barcelona
  • Barcelona Zoo
  • And More!

Tickets

  • 72-Hour Pass: €45/Adults | €21/Children
  • 96-Hour Pass: €55/Adults | €27/Children
  • 120-Hour Pass: €60/Adults | €32/Children

Click here to purchase the Barcelona Card


Barcelona Museum Pass 

Unlike their competition, this pass provides free admission to only 6 of the most popular museums in Barcelona. That being said, the advantage of this museum pass is that you are allowed to use it over the course of 12 months. Even if you won’t be in Barcelona for a year, it’s nice to know that you won’t be limited to the kind of specific time frames required by other attraction passes. Sadly, there are no additional discounts with this pass.

Included Museums

  • Picasso Museum
  • National Art Museum of Catalonia
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The Foundation of Joan Miro
  • The Foundation of Antoni Tapies
  • Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre

Tickets

  • €30 per person
  • Pass is active for 12 months

Click here to purchase the Barcelona Museum Pass

 


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Transport Pass

Whether or not you’re interested in a tourist pass, you may want to consider getting a travel card. This pass will allow you to use public transport such as the metro and bus in Barcelona. Each travel pass is very similar in price and some of them even include discounts at a variety of locations around the city. If you only intend on traveling around the city center, a Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour could be an excellent alternative. 


Hola Barcelona Pass

 

 

This pass will allow you to travel around Barcelona using the tram, bus or metro. It is available in increments of 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours. This service also provides free airport transfers. The Hola Barcelona Pass can be easily combined with the all-inclusive Barcelona Pass to make your trip even easier.

Tickets

  • 48-Hour Pass: €15 per person
  • 72-Hour Pass: €22 per person
  • 96-Hour Pass: €28.50 per person
  • 120-Hour Pass: €35 per person

Click here to purchase the Hola Barcelona Pass


Barcelona Card Express 

This is the less extensive version of the Barcelona Card. The express option does not include free admission to any attractions, but it will allow you to travel freely around the city using the metro system. In addition to acting as a travel pass, the Barcelona Card Express also includes discounts on over 90 different activities. Unlike the Hola Barcelona Pass, this card can only be used for 48 hours.

Discounted Attractions Included

  • Camp Nou Tour
  • Mirador de Colom
  • Liceu Opera
  • Las Golondrinas Cruise
  • eBike Tour
  • Isla Fantasia
  • PortAventura
  • L’Aquarium de Barcelona
  • Barcelona Zoo
  • Barcelona Night Card
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • And More!

Tickets

  • 48-Hour Pass: €20 per person

Click here to purchase the Barcelona Card Express

 


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