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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
Save time + 20%

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
  • January 26, 2020 at 3:14 pm
    Mona
    Good morning Ash. Your site is insightful and easy to understand.... except I’m having difficulty with the discount passes. We are going to lodge at Hotel Casa Fuster. Does the Hop-on-Hop off stop nearby? The City Pass seems like a good deal (in 7 days we intend to see the Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, Casa Batlló, Casa Mila, Picasso and Miró Museums). Does the City Pass allow you to upgrade your pass to silver or gold or the tickets that include more features? We intend to walk the different neighborhoods ( Gothic Quarter, El Born, Las Ramblas, Barceloneta, etc. Which transportation pass will work the best from our hotel? As always thank you for your assistance.
    • January 27, 2020 at 9:50 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Mona, The Bus Turistic has a stop nearby and it is called Passeig de Gracia - Casa Mila. It's about 5-6 minutes walking. As for upgrades unfortunately it's usually the basic tickets that are included with the pass. I'll leave you a link of the discounted items here: https://barcelonacitypass.rgi.ticketbar.eu/en/ticketbar-barcelona/#TopProducts If you're planning on walking most of the time and are super central (as I see by your hotel) I don't see any need for one of the big transport passes. You'd be fine just getting a T-Familiar which gives you 8 trips over 30 days. Cheers, Ash
  • January 14, 2020 at 4:38 am
    Irene
    Thank you so much for your site and its wealth of info! We are weighing our pros and cons between getting City Passes versus Barcelona Cards. Our hotel will most likely be in Eixample, so we would be close to the major Gaudi houses and Sagrada Familia. This will be our first time going to Barcelona so we want to see as much as possible but not at whirlwind speed. We are definitely open to a mixture of walking and public transport. Neither hubby nor I are big art geeks, so we only plan to hit the major favorites: MACBA, Picasso and Joan Mirro. We also want to take some side trips--would you say that Girona and Sitges is doable in a day or would you pick just one?
    • January 14, 2020 at 9:09 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Irene, You're very welcome :) If you think the Bus Turistic is a great idea (it is, especially for first timers) in addition to all the Gaudi houses + Park Guell I'd go for the City Pass. You'll have much more flexibility in being able to book online without having to wait in lines on location (Barcelona Card)... the transport also will be less of an issue if you're staying super central. As for Sitges and Girona... they're on opposite sides of the city so this is a bit of a hike and virtually unheard of. I would pick just one (low season Girona, high season Sitges) or spread them out over multiple days. Cheers, Ash
  • January 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm
    Elizabeth Anthony
    Hi Ash, I am getting ready to purchase tickets on your web sight, and want to make sure I am getting the right things. we are planning on buying the city pass and Hola BCN card. (not sure of length yet) Will the T10 be an option at the end of March? For Reference, we have 5 days, but will need transport to the train station on day 6. Middle age couple, confident walkers and love public transportation. We enjoy night lights, street sculpture and art, laneways, markets and rooftop bars.(Unusual architecture is usually number 1) Day 1-midday arrival-Aerobus to hotel-Raval area near Placa Catalunya. 3pm free walk-El Born, ending near Picasso Museum-Free that evening(making reservations 4 days out, thank you) Looking for a nice evening walk back to Placa catalunya or is there a good bus route to see some night lights around the city? Day 2-Gaudi day!-your first day itinerary Day 3-your second day itin. plus the magic fountain Day 4-Montjuic-Barcoloneta-Palau Guell Day 5-Montserrat day Day 6-Train to Madrid If we get the 120 hr hola bcn, will that let us choose the Teleferic option and still allow us to use the Aerobus to city center? We were thinking of using the Teleferic as a sightseeing option (taking funicular to Montjuic)and would like to know if that option is a return ticket. Would going up then down consume much time? Do you have suggestions for pretty night lights, and should we stay away from laneways (allys) at night? I have read your section on rooftop bars in Raval area. Do you have a favorite? Thank you for the time you must put into this site, fantastic information!! I wish you lived in every city I want to visit! Cheers, Elizabeth
    • January 13, 2020 at 9:53 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for writing! And your very kind words :) My first question: if you're getting an Hola BCN why would you need the T-10? At any rate the T-10 pass will be discontinued on February 28th so it won't be an option anyway. For your last day there's no shame buying a single metro ticket to get to the station, it'll only run you €2.40. Also keep in mind the Hola does not include the Aerobus nor the Montjuic Teleferic. You will get a round trip Aerobus ticket in the City Pass but unfortunately you cannot swap one of the tickets for the Teleferic. From the Picasso Museum I'd walk up Carrer Princesa and then down Carrer Ferran and up La Rambla to get back to Plaça Catalunya. It'll be full of interesting things, lights included. Going up and down Montjuic in the way you said may take 2 hours for some basic sightseeing, totally doable :) For night lights I'd walk down the Passeig de Gracia and in particular visit Casa Batllo. It's fantastic. You may also want to take in the Magic Fountain show which is light heavy. About alleys I wouldn't worry about this... maybe at around 2 am in Raval I'd avoid them but as a whole you'll be fine. My favourite roof top in Raval is the Barcelo Raval... fantastic! Cheers, Ash
  • January 9, 2020 at 2:24 am
    Liz Campbell
    Hi, We (couple) are planning travelling to Barcelona on 23rd Jan to 26th. Our flight arrives mid morning. We plan to do as much sightseeing as possible on foot, we don't mind walking and are staying central. If I buy the 20% discount pass can this be used for airport transfers aswell as attractions? Are there any attractions that must not be missed? Or generally are they all worth seeing? Thank you ☺
    • January 9, 2020 at 3:54 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Liz, First off let me say that if you're adverse to booking in advance then a card which has you book everything in advance probably isn't recommended ;) That said... which airport transfers are you referring to? The Aerobus is included in the pass and it's the best way to get central from the airport. I would say that regardless of the season you should book the can't miss attractions like Sagrada Familia and Park Guell though in advance. It's basically mandatory now as walkups at Sagrada are only after 4 pm and Park Guell it's unheard of to get in without. If you're coming on a weekend it's also recommended to book Casa Batllo and Casa Mila. It's hard though for me to comment further without knowing what you plan to see. Were you thinking of the Bus Turistic? If so I'd just bite the bullet and get the pass because it'll make life much easier. I would take a look at my list of top things to do and then let me know what you're thinking of doing. From here we can make a better plan with cards etc. Cheers, Ash
    • January 9, 2020 at 2:26 am
      Liz Campbell
      Ps, I would rather not book in advance as we would like to do our own thing without a schedule. I see from other posts that this is quieter time of year so I'm thinking this should be okay?
  • January 4, 2020 at 2:23 pm
    Chelsea
    Hello--thanks for this info. Is there a list of the attractions that are 20% off (i.e., the flamenco show) prior to buying? Also, is there a different rate for a Barcelona City Pass for Seniors? I'm going with my mom (who is 66) and boyfriend. It seems it wouldn't make sense to buy a pass for her, only maybe if the 20% off is off of existing sr. discounts. Also, if we purchased two Barcelona City Passes for only my boyfriend and I, could we book timeslots for the three of us together? As an aside, do you have a blog post on traveling Barcelona with mobility challenged people? My mom has a horrible back and can't walk long distances so I'm trying to choose the experiences that will be easiest for her (HOHO Tour, Flamenco Shows, cable car of Montjuic, etc) with plans for our primary mode of transport being taxi. (We're staying in an Airbnb in the Eixample neighborhood.) Thank you!
    • January 5, 2020 at 12:16 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Oh, and I almost forgot! You can get a list of the attractions here.
    • January 5, 2020 at 11:44 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Chelsea, Yes indeed, the 20% discount can be applied on top of child/senior discounts where applicable. You could still also book the same time slots using the pass and then without the pass, but I'd advise doing it back-to-back so there's no risk in the time slot selling out and being forced to visit at different times. And yes... I have a post for visiting with disabled/mobility challenged people here. Cheers, Ash
    • January 4, 2020 at 2:24 pm
      Chelsea
      I should mention we are going in early February so I don't think things will be too crowded!
      • January 5, 2020 at 11:45 am
        ashley
        Team Member
        Ash
        And yes... it's low season so it'll be as uncrowded as it gets :)
  • December 27, 2019 at 1:13 am
    Jennifer Schwartz
    Hi, This is a fantastic site. Thank you for all the information. My family of 4 will be in Barcelona April 2-April 9, 2020. Our children will be 12 and 8. According to this website, the Barcelona City Pass only offers 10% off at most of the attractions, not 20%. https://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_tickets/barcelona_city_pass?gclid=Cj0KCQiA0ZHwBRCRARIsAK0Tr-q1hz9JEJCxdWiD9MweSYhNzbAGoZANOhHJKYwa-1sES4DWV41CKpIaApqxEALw_wcB Is that right? Has it changed since you wrote this blog or is this a different card that I'm looking at here? I'm trying to figure out if the Barcelona City Pass will be worth it to us. Unfortunately, we already booked the Camp Nou experience, so we wouldn't be able to get a discount for that. However, we are planning to do Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, the hop on hop off bus, Labrint d'Horta, a flamenco show, Montserrat, the Miro Foundation, Poble Espanyol, and the Tibidabo amusement park. What do you think?
    • December 31, 2019 at 2:51 am
      Jennifer
      Hi Ash, I just wanted to check on this and see if you had any thoughts. Also, your link for buying this pass in 2020 isn’t working. I’m wondering if prices are all changing for the new year.
      • December 31, 2019 at 12:17 pm
        ashley
        Team Member
        Ash
        Hi Jennifer, Yes, the prices are indeed changing for 2020! Thanks for the spot on the link... it looks like Ticketbar changed them recently. I have updated with the correct button and prices for the new year. Cheers, Ash
  • December 24, 2019 at 6:09 am
    DK
    Hi, I am arriving at night on 1/3. Will airport transfer work at night. Also, the hop on hop off pass would be counted from 1/3 to 1/4 or 1/4 to 1/5 as I want the latter. Please advise. Thanks, DK
    • December 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi DK, How late at night are you arriving? It all depends on the time... but yes, there are always options! I'd suggest checking my airport transport post for info on the hours. About the HoHo bus... the tickets are valid for single days, not hours that extend into subsequent days... if that makes any sense. If you take your first trip at 6 pm on the 3rd for example, it will expire at 7:00 pm the same day when the bus stops running. It will not move into the next day. For this reason it's recommended to take this bus as early in the day as possible to maximize time with the ticket. Cheers, Ash
  • December 19, 2019 at 5:37 pm
    Stephanie Clark
    For the City Pass, I know that I have to buy the attraction tickets online to get the 20% off, but do you have to buy them so far out or can I buy tickets the day of online if needed? I am not sure if we will have time for certain attractions and want to make sure I can get tickets last minute if needed. Thank you.
    • December 19, 2019 at 5:46 pm
      lucile
      Lucile
      Hola Stephanie, I would recommend to book the main attractions of your itinerary in advance. For attractions that you're not sure you have time for, if you book it at the last minute you take the risk that they will be sold out... Maybe I can help you organize your itinerary, to see if you have time for everything ;) Cheers, Lucile
  • December 18, 2019 at 8:28 pm
    Aditya
    Hi there, Thanks for all the great info! My wife & I are visiting Barcelona for the first time next week, from Dec 22-26 (4 nights, 3 full days). We're definitely interested in the Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, and Picasso Museum. Besides that we are open to other attractions and if the weather is good would like to spend a day at Montserrat. We're staying at an Airbnb near the Placa de Catalunya, and generally are quite comfortable and enjoy walking. A bit confused about which of the discount cards make the most sense: what would you recommend? Thanks!
    • December 19, 2019 at 11:07 am
      lucile
      Lucile
      Hola Aditya, I'm not sure that the Barcelona City Pass worth it in your case (it includes: tickets to Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, 1 or 2 days of Bus Touristic, the Aerobus of the airport or the cable car of Montjuic and a 20% discount on other attractions). I think that you don't really need an unlimited travel card like the Hola BCN if you enjoy walking. So, I recommend that you buy your tickets separately in advance online, on my shop ;) Let me know if you have any questions! Cheers, Lucile
  • December 13, 2019 at 7:00 am
    mary27latorre
    Hi Ash, It's me again and just would like to clarify on City Pass. I have purchased my Sagrada tickets way before , so will it still be an advantage to buy a City Pass? I have not yet purchased Parc Guell tickets though. Just to clarify the validity of the City Pass. I arrive Barcelona on the 15th and will have half a day - am thinking of using the Bus Turistic for this half day ; we will join the GoEuGo tour that leaves BCN on the 16th to go to Madrid and Lisbon. Back in BCN on the 22nd and will stay there till Dec. 25. Can the City Pass be valid from 15th Dec to 25? Thank you again, mary
    • December 13, 2019 at 10:16 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hello, First off Mary if you've already got Sagrada booked then you're going to have a hard time making up the value. You'd probably have to book 5-6 other attractions to make it worth it. If you're not going to there's no shame in booking all the tickets individually and forgetting about the pass. As for the validity... if you specify your arrival date as the 1th you'll have until the 20th to take advantage of the discounts. Keep in mind though that it's valid from the moment you book and are sent the code. So you'd have from today onward until the 20th to book. Cheers, Ash
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