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Barcelona City Pass: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell -10%

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The Barcelona City Pass helps tourists skip lines at busy attractions, save 10% 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 + 10%

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

Barcelona City Pass: What’s Included

Each Barcelona City Pass includes the following:

You also get a digital discount code giving you 10% off major purchases like:

Barcelona City Pass Options + Prices

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

  • Adults: €90.00
  • Youth (13-29): €87.00
  • Senior (65+): €74.00
  • Child (11-12): €70.00
  • Child (7-10): €38.00
  • Child (6): €29.00
  • Child (4-5): €15.00
  • Infant (0-3): Free
CITY PASS
Save time + 10%

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 10% 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 Montjuic Teleferic) cost €71.90 with the two audio guides adding €10.00 of value each.

If you use the pass without taking advantage of the discounts you lose €8.10.

But wait!

If we decide to use the pass for just 3 items like Casa Batllo, Camp Nou, and La Pedrera using the 10% discount we end up saving nearly €10.00 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 Tiquets and Barcelona Hacks?

  • There are no commissions
  • The 10% discount is the highest across-the-board offer online
  • 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 10% discount code will be active during this period.

You can schedule the visits for the additional attractions for 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 Tiqets City Pass page.
  • Click the button ‘book now’
  • Choose the # of tourist passes
  • Select your dates and times for each attraction
  • Follow the easy payment steps
  • Check your email for your receipt and tickets (will be sent within 1-3 minutes!)
  • Here you also receive your 10% 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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Don’t miss the city’s most exclusive shows!

FAQ

Does the Online City Pass include public transport?

No, the only transport included is the 1 or 2 day Bus Turistic pass.

Can I use the 10% 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 and carry a premium price tag.

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.

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?

Tiqets 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 customerservice@tiqets.com 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
  • April 15, 2019 at 10:05 pm
    Grace
    Hi Ash, thanks for an awesome website! I am coming to Bcn for 3 days (8th May) with my dad who doesn't speak English ( English audioguide won't be useful :(). . We want to see Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and Parc Guell. Maybe a Camp Nou if there is a time plus La Rambla and a beach :). Is there a deal which covers all 3 attractions + transport from the airport? What would you recommend? Additionally, would you mind telling me how to get from Plaça de Catalunya to Aragon 373. Many thanks, Gx
    • April 16, 2019 at 10:46 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Grace, I covered the pass question in your other comment so please check there. The City Pass looks to be the closest thing to what you need, but please keep in mind if you're not interested in the Bus Turistic that you should probably just buy the tickets individually. To get to Calle Aragon 373 I would walk the 200 meters to Urquinaona metro station and grab the yellow line of the metro. You'll take it to Verdaguer and from here it's just a 10 minute walk. Ash
  • April 13, 2019 at 11:25 pm
    Duncan
    Hi Ash, thanks for your quick replies, my question is, if we buy the BARCELONA CITY PASS for 5 days and we find that the SAGRADA FAMILIA is fully booked for our vacation time (May 27 - May 31), is it easy to get a refund?
    • April 14, 2019 at 9:26 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Duncan, First of all I have to say that if you're buying way in advance the odds of every single time slot being sold out are very slim... I wouldn't worry about this, but as with any ticket to Sagrada in (almost) high season you should be prepared to be a bit flexible because the best time slots will be selling out quickly if they haven't already. That said, Ticketbar are very accommodating to these types of things and if you explain your situation they will be able to help you. Ash
  • April 9, 2019 at 6:01 pm
    jun
    Hi, is "skip the line" and "Fast Track access" the same?
    • April 10, 2019 at 12:07 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Jun, It depends... which attraction are you referring to? Ash
  • April 1, 2019 at 4:03 pm
    Jess
    Hello Ash, thanks for the info! Looks like a no brainer to me, looking forward to getting our Barcelona City Pass=)
    • April 1, 2019 at 4:58 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      good to hear! If you've got any more questions I am here :)
      • April 2, 2019 at 4:12 pm
        Jess
        Hello Ash, I was wondering if you are able to advise. My husband and I, only have 5 days to spend at Barcelona. On our first day we are arriving at 5pm (so the day is already gone). I'm thinking of just paying the normal fare from El Prat airport to our Hotel. On the our fifth day, we have to be at the airport by 5pm. So really we only have 3.5 days to spend. I'm torn between either getting the 1 Day or 2 Day Barcelona City Pass. Because we would also like to do Day Tours to Tarragona and Montserrat. What do you think is the best option to take? Just trying to think of where we can save. As the cost do add up... Our hotel is already central so there will be lots to see around the area as well - Ramblas Barcelona. Thanks for you help on this.
  • March 28, 2019 at 8:03 am
    Janey
    Does the park entrance include the entire park? Also, is there a senior rate for this city pass?
    • March 28, 2019 at 9:45 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Yes indeed it will give you complete access to the park. Unfortunately the pass itself does not have a senior rate though some of the products associated with the 20% discount will indeed have senior rates. It is totally attraction dependent.
  • March 28, 2019 at 7:48 am
    Janey
    Coming to Barcelona on a cruise ship. Leaving on a plane to another location ,can the airport pass be used for just one way instead of round trip?
  • March 28, 2019 at 7:31 am
    Janey
    Coming to Barcelona on a cruise ship. Leaving on a plane to another location ,can the pass be used for just one way instead of round trip?
    • March 28, 2019 at 7:42 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Indeed, you'll receive two open Aerobus tickets that can be used whenever :)
  • March 22, 2019 at 12:02 am
    Alessandra N Reza
    Hey! Love your blog! Has helped so much! I'm planning a trip to Barcelona with my boyfriend from the 27th of September to the 6th of October. What is the best transport card to use for the 8 - 9 days we will be there. I was looking at the Barlelona Card that includes free admissions to certain museums and other sorts of goodies. So I'm definitely looking top go a route like that. Or are the cards refillable? thanks!
    • March 22, 2019 at 8:26 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Alessandra, Thanks so much for the lovely comments, it makes the effort worthwhile :) Unfortunately these cards are not refillable and in the case of long sightseeing visits I usually recommend this: buy yourself a Barcelona Card (72 hours for example) for the beginning when you're unfamiliar with the city and doing the heavy sightseeing, free museums etc... and then play it by ear from there. If you're still convinced you need another unlimited travel pass and more discounts you can buy another, if not you can switch over to the T-10 card for your transport and just pay the additional attractions independently. ASh
  • March 21, 2019 at 2:14 pm
    Ziggy
    Hi Ash We'll be arriving next Wedncesday so I thought it's time to buy our passes. It just occurred to me to ask whether I'll need to have access to the internet to use it? I know it's a completely mobile pass so I don't need tickets but will I still be able to use it if I haven't got the internet while I'm there? Thanks
    • March 21, 2019 at 4:02 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      And yes, you will be able to use the code up to 5 days after your indicated arrival date... so technically you'll be able to book with the 20% discount while you're there, though it's recommended to book as much as possible in advance from the comfort of home and your internet connection. That said, there's tons of WiFi around the city so if you need any last minute bookings it should be easy.
      • March 21, 2019 at 4:54 pm
        Ziggy
        That's great, thanks for your speedy reply!
        • March 21, 2019 at 5:56 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          No problem :)
          • March 22, 2019 at 8:13 pm
            Ziggy
            I've bought the passes now and all my tickets arrived within 24 hours as promised. I can't see any sign of a discount code to book the other attractions though. Do you know if that should come separately or an I missing something?
            • March 23, 2019 at 9:57 am
              ashley
              Team Member
              Ash
              Hi Ziggy, The tickets and discount code should arrive in different emails within 24 hours... have you received it yet? Ash
              • March 23, 2019 at 11:24 am
                Ziggy
                Hi Ash No I still haven't received the discount code email. I got the ticket emails yesterday evening. Do you think I should get in touch with them or wait a bit more?
                • March 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm
                  ashley
                  Team Member
                  Ash
                  Their promise is to get the code made for you within 24 hours, so since that amount of time hasn't passed yet I wouldn't worry. If it hasn't arrived by tomorrow morning I would definitely get in touch at urgent@ticketbar.eu though just to force their hand a bit, weekends can be busy! ;)
                  • March 23, 2019 at 1:24 pm
                    Ziggy
                    Ok, will do, thanks again.
    • March 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Ziggy, You'll be using the discount codes online in advance and not on the spot (helping you avoid lines) so you technically won't need internet. Just make sure you download all the tickets onto your phone beforehand to avoid any issues. Cheers, Ash
  • March 21, 2019 at 3:34 am
    Bettina Elphick
    Hi. Have booked and paid for the City Pass. Have had notification from Guell to say the tickets aren't available yet (October), so I'll wait. Heard nothing from Sargada. Have not seen my Pass. How can I book discounted tickets at things like Poble Espanyol and the Cable Car without the ticket. If I have to wait for months for a discount code, how can I be sure to still get tickets for the dates and times I want?
    • March 21, 2019 at 7:20 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Bettina, How long has it been exactly? Typically the discount code gets sent within 24 hours once they've put the package together for you... it is unheard of to wait for months! As for the attractions these are policies related to the attractions themselves... typically you can't book anything longer than 90 days in advance so I'd just be patient on this one, there's no risk anything selling out in the meantime. Ash
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