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Barcelona City Pass: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell -20%

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The Barcelona City Pass helps tourists skip lines at busy attractions, save 20% on virtually everything you’ll do in the city, and avoid unnecessary hassle.

It’ll have the whole holiday planned in just a few mouse clicks from the comfort of home.

Allow me to show you how to do it here.

CITY PASS
Save time + 20%

Already in the know? Skip ahead to the tickets section.

Barcelona City Pass: What’s Included

Each Barcelona City Pass includes the following as a base:

You also get a digital discount code giving you 20% off major purchases like:

Barcelona City Pass Options + Prices

There are 4 City Pass options depending on your Sagrada Familia ticket and how many days of Bus Turistic access you choose.

You get this Barcelona tourist pass via TicketBar (blue button below).

Sagrada Familia + English Audio Guide

This ticket package includes the official Sagrada Familia audio guide (in English or 13 other main world languages) plus a downloadable audio guide for exploring Park Guell.

  •  1 day Bus Turistic: €88.00 for adults, €37.50 for children (4 to 10)
  •  2 day Bus Turistic: €97.50 for adults, €42.00 for children (4 to 10)

Sagrada Familia + English Guided Tour

This ticket includes a 90 minute guided tour (almost twice as long as the official tour) with an entertaining and experienced guide in English.

You’ll learn tons about the world’s coolest church, Gaudi, Barcelona, and have some laughs at the same time.

  •  1 day Bus Turistic: €101.00 for adults, €37.50 for children (4 to 10)
  •  2 day Bus Turistic: €110.00 for adults, €42.00 for children (4 to 10)

With Sagrada Familia Towers + Audio Guide

When you buy this Barcelona City Pass you get access to one of the church’s towers for some cool panoramic views.

I recommend the Passion Tower as it’s about 60 feet taller.

  •  1 day Bus Turistic: €98.00 for adults, €37.50 for children (4 to 10)
  •  2 day Bus Turistic: €107.00 for adults, €42.00 for children (4 to 10)

Sagrada Familia General Entrance

Here you get basic entrance to explore on your own. While there isn’t a lot of signage explaining things this is great for those wanting to save money or just soak it up with no distractions.

  •  1 day Bus Turistic: €80.00 for adults, €37.50 for children (4 to 10)
  •  2 day Bus Turistic: €89.50 for adults, €42.00 for children (4 to 10)

IMPORTANT: with the general admission option you can only visit Sagrada Familia during the last two hours of the day (from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm depending on the season).

The general entrance City Pass also includes an audio guide app to help you explore and learn as much as possible about the world’s most beautiful church: a €7.00 value free.

CITY PASS
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Is Barcelona City Pass Worth it?

If you’re looking to check off a lot of Barcelona’s top things to do with little stress, yes.

Here’s a few reasons:

You Save Money

It’s the reason you looked for a discount card in the first place.

The 20% discounts you’ll get on subsequent attractions is the highest discount percentage available on the market for any of the major attractions.

Some math: the 4 tickets included in the basic pass (Sagrada, Park Güell, the Bus Turistic, and Aerobus) cost €67.20 (with one day Bus Turistic) or €76.20 (with two day Bus Turistic).

If you use the pass without taking advantage of the discounts you lose €12.80.

But wait!

If we decide to use the pass for just 3 items like Casa Batllo, Camp Nou, and La Pedrera using the 20% discount we end up saving €15.00 and it brings us in the black.

If we continue by getting an Hola BCN transport card, Poble Espanyol, a flamenco show, an amusement park pass, or anything else on the long list of discounts it starts to really add up.

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Skip lines and save money buying tickets online!

You Won’t Wait in Lines

Even if you’re just breaking even or perhaps losing a couple measly euros you may want to ask yourself how much your time is worth.

In summer attraction entrances can have lines lasting hours.

With the Barcelona City Pass you use your personal discount code to book all your attraction tickets online in advance, skip the lines, and enjoy your visit hassle free.

If your time is (conservatively) worth €20.00 an hour you’re now way into savings.

There’s Nothing to Pick Up

Unlike other Barcelona discount cards you’ll benefit from the City Pass being all digital.

That way you won’t have to worry about picking anything up during rigid office hours, printing out tickets, or even losing them.

Just show the tickets on your phone: easy as.

Why Buy with Barcelona Hacks?

  • There are no commissions
  • Other sites only offer a 10% discount on the attractions
  • It helps cover time and expenses I dedicate to this blog

Validity and Duration

The Barcelona City Pass is valid from the moment of purchase until 5 days after your arrival in Barcelona (arrival date must be specified while purchasing).

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you’ll be forced to visit all the attractions during this time, it only means that the 20% discount code will be active during this period.

You can schedule the visits for whatever date you want.

CAREFUL: some of you have noticed that if you try and get this Barcelona discount card today you won’t be able to select the next two days as an arrival date: this is because TicketBar needs time to organise the visits to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell.

If you want you can fib about your arrival date yet request the visits of these two attractions according to the available days in the calendar. All tickets arrive by email within 24 hours.

Also remember that the Aerobus and Bus Turistic tickets are open tickets and so are not subject to the validity periods above. You’ll be able to take them whenever you want.

How to Buy + Use the Barcelona City Pass

You can buy and get your City Pass up and running using the following steps:

  • Enter TicketBar’s City Pass page.
  • Indicate your arrival date.
  • Select your Sagrada Familia ticket type (dependent on availability).
  • Choose the # of tourist passes you want and the number of Bus Turistic days needed.
  • Check your email for your receipt + a link to select your Sagrada and Park Guell times, as well as select your arrival airport. If you don’t need Aerobus leave it blank to receive the Montjuic Teleferic at no extra cost to you.
  • You’ll get a second email with all the attraction tickets and airport transfer.
  • Here you also receive your 20% discount code with links to websites to redeem them.
  • Show up with the tickets you’ve been sent via email and skip the lines!

Still having troubles? Get at me in the comments below.

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FAQ

Does the Online City Pass include public transport?

No, the only transport included is the 1 or 2 day Bus Turistic pass and your airport transfer with Aerobus.

Can I use the 20% discount to get an Hola Bcn transport card?

Yes.

If I visit for 6 days and buy two Hola Bcns for 4 days and 2 days do I get discounts on both?

Yes.

Do I have to pick anything up?

No, all tickets and discount codes are done online.

Do I absolutely have to select my visiting dates for Sagrada Familia and Park Güell?

Yes, it’s fundamental to get your tickets sent.

Keep in mind that time slot selection is super standard – the only open tickets for Sagrada are for a small time window (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) at the end of the day.

Park Guell also caps out at 200 visitors per hour and so booking in advance is virtually mandatory.

You’ll have to select your times anyway, pass or not.

If I wasn’t asked for a visit date for Sagrada Familia and Park Güell what do I do?

Send an email to urgent@ticketbar.eu with your booking number and desired visit time.

For other attractions that require a date and time, can I select whatever I want?

Yes.

I received the booking confirmation but didn’t get the tickets, what do I do?

Ticketbar promises to have all tickets emailed within 24 hours so if less than 24 hours have passed you’ll simply have to wait.

In the odd case they don’t arrive within this period write to urgent@ticketbar.eu with your booking number.

How long can I use the discount?

The discount is valid from the second you buy the pass until 5 days after your indicated arrival.

Can I use the discount code on any website?

No, discount codes can only be used through the links you’ll be provided in the email.

Can I use the discount code at ticket windows?

No.

Do I have to visit all the attractions within 5 days of my arrival?

No, attractions can be visited at any time as long as tickets are purchased within 5 days of arrival.

Am I gonna save money with the City Pass?

If you use the Barcelona City Pass for only two more attractions, yes.

To skip the lines do I have to show my visitor pass?

No, in reality the pass is digital so there’s nothing to show. What allows you to skip the lines are the attraction tickets you’ve purchased with the pass.

I’m looking at the Barcelona Card too – what’s the difference?

For the Barcelona Card know that those discounts are only applied at ticket windows – no line jumping possible here.

With the City Pass you’ll be able to apply the discount to tickets bought online from the comfort of home and skip the lines later. No other card gives you this option.

The Barcelona Card also differs in that it places a lot of its value in transport around the city. Unless you’ve got a hostel or holiday apartment a bit far out of the city or are planning on squeezing in a ton of attractions in a short time the transport isn’t mandatory.

Please Harass the Hell Outta Me in the Comments

I dunno about you but this is probably the best Barcelona discount pass in circulation at the moment: having everything booked from the comfort of home, skipping lines, and saving money… is there anything missing here?

If you’ve got any more questions about the Barcelona City Pass or anything else related to your holiday get at me in the comments below.

Finally, don’t be afraid to join the City Pass discussion by first giving me a like on Facebook and then joining my group I’m Off to Barcelona – here you can ask any questions, air out grievances, and chat with thousands of Barcelona travelers.

Anything goes!

600 comments
  • May 6, 2019 at 11:52 pm
    John
    Hi ! When I look at the Barcelona Pass web site, I see a different list of attractions. They do not, for example, include Sagrade and Gruell. Are we talking about different cards ? Love your site !! John
    • May 7, 2019 at 11:50 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi John, Can you send me a link to what you mean by Barcelona Pass? I don't promote anything by that exact name. The pass above (Barcelona City Pass) includes Park Guell and Sagrada Familia :) Ash
  • May 6, 2019 at 10:55 pm
    Connie
    We will be in Barcelona for 8 days. Does the City Pass include Round trip Aerobus to and from El Prat to Plaza Catalunya and back? I am confused regarding the discount for local busses in Barcelona. At one point, you say Public Transport is not included in the City Pass. And elsewhere, you say it is. If not, should we also purchase the T10 card? Thanks for such a fantastic site!!! Yours is our Go-To site for Barcelona planning!
    • May 7, 2019 at 11:45 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Connie, Yes, the City Pass includes return travel to and from the airport with the Aerobus. As for transport... I have never claimed that transport is included with the City Pass. You must be getting confused with another pass that I promote (The Barcelona Card, which includes unlimited transport). At any rate with the City Pass I would indeed recommend getting a T-10... or if you're really going to be traveling a lot or have your lodging somewhat outside the city centre you can always use the 20% discount included with the City Pass to buy an Hola BCN card which includes unlimited transport. Anyway, thanks so much for the kind words! If you need any more help I am here :) Ash
  • May 6, 2019 at 7:34 pm
    Dave Ricketts
    Hiya were coming to BCN in August and wanting to get the 2 day city pass but just wondering if the bus touristic have to be used on two consecutive days or could we use it on the Saturday and then the Monday for example. I only ask as we are going to the festival at Jardin de Joan Brossa on the Saturday.
    • May 7, 2019 at 11:40 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hola Dave, Unfortunately the Bus Turistic must be used on consecutive days and cannot be split up :( Cheers, Ash
  • April 30, 2019 at 4:59 am
    Nancy
    Hello Ash, Thank you for all the wonderful information! Is there a list of the attractions that we can use the City Pass 20% discount on? Specifically we would like to be able to use it at the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes.
    • April 30, 2019 at 9:37 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Nancy... my contact at Ticketbar has just confirmed that Tablao Cordobes is included in the discounts :)
    • April 30, 2019 at 9:04 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      You're welcome Nancy :) In the various City Pass links like this one if you scroll down it has a list of the discounts. There are many flamenco shows included but I am not sure about the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes... I will send an email to my contact at Ticketbar for some clarification and get back to you ASAP. Ash
  • April 25, 2019 at 12:54 am
    Janice
    Hi Ash, Does the Hola pass cover the metro to Montmelo where the race track is?
    • April 25, 2019 at 9:25 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Janice, Unfortunately Montmelo finds itself in Zone 2 of the TMB network and as such is not accesible with the Hola BCN. You will have to make other arrangements... I have explanations for the multiple options in my getting to Montmelo portion of the Circuit de Catalunya article. Regards, Ash
  • April 21, 2019 at 9:43 pm
    Christina
    Hi Ash, Thank you very much for putting all of this information in one place; it is very helpful. We, a family of 4 , are scheduled to visit Barcelona for 2 weeks starting July 27th. I recall reading the I cannot book my exact dates to attractions until 90 days in advance, therefore should I wait until after April 27th to buy the Barcelona City Pass? Thank you, Christina
    • April 22, 2019 at 9:33 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Christina, Yes, while you won't be able to secure the time slots or book many of the attractions until 90 days or less before your visit, you're still free to book the City Pass at any time. Ash
  • April 18, 2019 at 7:01 pm
    Lisa
    Hi Ash, If I buy the "Online City Pass + Tower + Guided Tour", do I still need to book 24 hours in advance with Park Guell and Sagrada Familia for entry time ? Thanks a lot for your help! Your website is the most helpful one for Barcelona visit. Lisa
    • April 19, 2019 at 10:19 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for the kind words, I am glad to help :) When you buy the City Pass you will be asked to provide your preferred times for Sagrada and Park Guell, so yes it's technically 24 hours in advance... but could be much more depending on when you are booking! Ash
  • April 18, 2019 at 3:01 am
    Duncan
    Hi Ash, great site and information, may i pick your brain, when i was going to purchase 2 Barcelona City Passes, the 2 day Hop on bus went up to $96 euros instead of $86 each My question now is, would it be cheaper now, if i buy the Barcelona card, can i apply the 20% discount on the Sagrada Familia and on the Park Guell and on the 2 day Bus Turistic?
    • April 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm
      Duncan
      Hi Ash, my bad, you are correct, however with the Barcelona City Pass with the 2 day Hop on Bus now at $96 your thoughts on this scenario, Buy all the the following online, 4 day Hola BCN card (skip lines at entrance) for $27.36, & the 2 day Hop on Bus for $36 & Sagrada Familia + Audio Guide for $17, Park Guell for $10 & 1 day Aerobus for $5.9 , same price as the City Pass but now with unlimited public transport for our 6 day Barcelona stay ((but with the 2 day hop on bus and 4 day Hola BCN card = 6 day transportation) and only missing the 20% discount promo)
      • April 19, 2019 at 10:10 am
        ashley
        Team Member
        Ash
        Hi Duncan, Indeed, as you've no doubt read I've just been informed by Ticketbar that due to high demand there are no more City Pass + Sagrada basic entrance tickets left and as such on the fly they've had to offer a new product... City Pass + Sagrada with Audio Guide. Keep in mind the normal Sagrada + Audio guide costs €25.00 online (€30.00 if bought at windows) and so you should be factoring this in to your calculations. Again, this is more or less a break even pass when covering the basics and the value comes from saving hours of time and the potential to save lots of money with the 20% discounts. If you don't see yourself utilizing the discounts enough to make up the value then I certainly don't blame you for wanting to go in another direction... if transport is a big thing for you then going the way you've mapped out above certainly makes sense to me :) Ash
    • April 18, 2019 at 8:42 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Duncan, I'm a bit confused as to what you mean by the Barcelona Card? This is a mostly transport pass with some museum entrances for free... there is no 20% discount for Sagrada or Bus Turistic. Ash
  • April 17, 2019 at 9:08 pm
    Ishaan
    Hello, Thank you, your website is very informative. I was looking to purchase the Gaudi bundle (Euro 35), but individually the ticket prices are Euro 17 for Sagrada Familia (basic, fast-track entrance) and Euro 10 (8.50 in some places) for Park Guell (fast track), so how is the Gaudi bundle cheaper - what am I missing? The audio guide mobile app? Also, I plan to visit Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Camp Nou + take hop-on, hop-off for 2 days (Euro 36) and take the airport train/metro (Euro 9). This works out cheaper than taking the Bcn city pass. What do you think - does it make sense?
    • April 18, 2019 at 9:04 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Ishaan, With the Gaudi Bundle you're paying for the audio guide (normally €25.00 or €30.00 at ticket windows for Sagrada) so the value is made up for there. As for the City Pass... I explain above that if you just use the basic tickets included you end up losing a small amount of money. The value comes from getting 20% discounts on other attractions. If you've got a few attractions you'd like to book with the 20% discount it is worth it... if not there's no shame booking them individually. Ash
      • April 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm
        Ishaan Shah
        Thanks Ash. Yes, I guess I will take the Gaudi bundle then. True, you did mention that if we were to use the 20% discount for the 3 major attractions, then the card makes sense. We are planning to see Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Camp Nou, Magic Fountain and some other sights including the major ones like Casa Battlo and Caso Milo from outside - using the hop-on, hop-off bus. I know it’s probably a big mistake to not see the Casa Battlo from inside but I don’t know, entrance seems quite expensive. Also, we reach Barcelona airport at 5.30pm on the first day - can you suggest where we could visit? The magic fountain show is from Thu-Sat and we reach on Wednesday so that won’t be possible. Anything else you would suggest?
        • April 19, 2019 at 10:05 am
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi Ishaan, Indeed, if you're only seeing the other major attractions from the outside you would probably be better of getting the Gaudi Bundle instead... for the Wednesday night I would recommend a walk around the Gothic Quarter just to get a feel for the city centre, see the Cathedral, the old Roman walls etc... then go for a nice dinner. Most of the attractions will be closed or almost closed by the time you're central and checked in. Ash
  • April 16, 2019 at 12:01 am
    Dorien
    Hi :) I'll be visiting next week from the 25th-27th, and read up on the BCA city pass on your site. but I'm getting really stuck with my calculations. So off the things that are covered under the BCA pass I did calculated the costs of everything without the pass, with the pass, and the gaudi bundle without the pass. So it goes as follows: Without pass: sagrada familia (english guided tour no tower) =34 parc guell = 13 casa mila = 22 aquarium = 21 picasso museum = 7 aerobus airport shuttle (two way) = 12 hola bcn public transport 2 days = 14.50 --> total = 123.50 Without pass but with Gaudi bundle: Gaudi bundle (english audio tour for both) = 35 casa mila = 22 aquarium = 21 picasso museum = 7 aerobus airport shuttle (two way) = 12 hola bcn public transport 2 days = 14.50 --> total = 111,50 WITH BCN CITY PASS sagrada familia + parc guell entry = 91 euros aquarium = 16,80 euro casa mila = 16,60 euro Picasso museum = 5,60 euro hola bcn = 11.60 --> total = 142,60 So with the BCN city pass it actually seems more expensive? Or I'm I calculating it wrong? Please advise me :).So far the only real difference is guided tour versus audio tour for sagrada familia which might have hiked the price with the BCN City Pass. Also, my hotel is in El Born. So quite central and walkable to most places. Is it even worth getting the Hola BCN if you can use bus Turistic with the BCN city pass?
    • April 16, 2019 at 11:16 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Dorien, It appears that in the first two lists (Without Pass + Gaudi Bundle Without Pass) you have omitted the Bus Turistic which is actually a huge percentage of the City Pass. It has an online retail value of €27.00 (€30.00 if bought offline) which pushes the prices back to about even... I've made no claims that buying this pass and only using the basic items in it will save you money... the value comes in the discounts as you've no doubt understood, but also in the sheer amount of time it saves you having everything pre-booked. Especially in high season the lining up and fiddling around can cost you hours per holiday... even breaking even like the calculations above, if your time is conservatively worth €10.00 an hour (which it no doubt is much much more) then you're saving a bunch. With the City Pass buyers I usually recommend they get their bearings with the Bus Turistic - not only is it a great way to get around but it gives you a feel for what you'll want to visit later and how long it'll take. Usually people don't opt for the Hola later especially if you're super central like in El Born. I would just grab a T-10 in this case as it gives you 10 trips for about 10 euro... Ash
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