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


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.

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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.

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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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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?


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


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 with your booking number and desired visit time.

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


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 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?


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!

  • June 1, 2019 at 5:08 pm
    Great site. Unfortunately, I already purchased the Sagrada Familia tickets for my family of 4 so wondering if still makes sense to purchase the Barcelona City Pass.
    • June 2, 2019 at 12:49 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Santastico, It's always good to get the City Pass but if you're not going to take advantage of the Sagrada tickets it will be hard to make up the lost value here... if you're going to use the 20% discount on maybe 4-5 more attractions you'll get close and you may want to consider it. Otherwise, you're probably better off booking all the attractions individually. Ash
  • May 29, 2019 at 11:05 pm
    hi-love your website. We (my husband and I) will be arriving Barcelona early in the morning on Wed in July, and then on Sat night, we meet our tour group and head off to a tour of Northern Spain. So about 4 days in Barcelona and then we will depart Spain from Madrid, not from Barcelona. We'll try to hit alot of the cultural attractions you mention, and will try to reserve in advance; we would certainly love to skip the lines since we experienced a lot of lines last year in Paris (right now we are stuck traveling during these busy times). Our hotel is Astoria at Paris 203 so I am assuming we can take the Aerobus close to there (but then we won't take it to airport back since we will not be back in Barcelona). I think it is still worthwhile to get the City Pass, do you agree? We definitely don't want to wait hours in line. But I'm thinking it might be too much to do the day 1 itinerary that first day in case the plane is delayed, etc. Do you really suggest doing the Sagrada Familia, Casa Battlo and Park Guell all on one day? If we were going to do that, we'd want to start it later (not at 9 am in case our plane is delayed). So two questions: 1) does it sound like it is still worth getting the City Pass even with only one Aerobus, and 2) any suggestions on what to do on day one if we don't want our day one to be the day that we schedule all our visits to those places? Thanks!
    • May 30, 2019 at 10:37 am
      Team Member
      Hi Rosemary, You can definitely take the Aerobus to get to your hotel... I would get off at Universitat and from here it's a 20 minute walk or about a €4.00-€5.00 taxi. Even if you're not taking advantage of the return Aerobus trip it can still be worth it to get a City Pass, especially in high season since things book out fast and lines get really long. The convenience factor is a huge plus. If you're going to take advantage of the 20% discounts I would definitely get the City Pass. That said, if you're still confused on it you can send me a list of attractions and I'll let you know my opinion. It is possible to do Sagrada, Casa Batllo, and Park Guell on the same day... but this is usually something I would recommend for people on a tight schedule. If you're there for 4 days I don't see the rush... that said, if you wanted to I would start at Park Guell in the morning, do Sagrada early afternoon, and then end at Casa Batllo as it's near your hotel. On day one as an alternative I would take the Bus Turistic around to get my bearings, get an idea of what I'd like to visit inside, and get a good basic education with the audio guides. I would also get off the bus in the historic Gothic Quarter and take in some of the sights there. Cheers, Ash
      • June 2, 2019 at 8:18 pm
        Hi Ash--thanks for your reply. So let me tell you what we have booked and what else we want to see, and ask if you have a view of what pass makes sense, if any and where it makes sense to add in the additional sites I mention (if you know off the top of your head). 1. Day One. Arrive super early. We are doing a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter at 11 and probably walk La Rambla, see Catedral (need tix?), and do some other exploring of the city this day. Our hotel is in Eixample so could do Le Pedrera tour that day (or maybe better to go to concert one night, but will we then see the interior)? 2. Day two. Already booked Park Guell with Monument area for 10 am. Then check out Gracia? or does it fit better another time? What else? 3. Day three-booked Sagrada Familia in the morning at 915. 4. Day four is open right now. M maybe Montjuic and visit sites there plus Gracia? 5. Day 5 we have the morning open till 12. Other things we know we want to see and do: Picasso Museum, Palau de la Musica Catalana (unless we go to a concert there), maybe Museu National D'art De Catalunya, Mercat de la Boqueria, Fundacion Joan Miro, Parc de la Ciutadella (no Zoo). We will go to Barcelonetta or another beach where they fit in. Thank you!
  • May 28, 2019 at 9:11 pm
    Yezdet Febrillets
    Hi there, I find your page really helpful, thank you! My husband and I will be going to Barcelona next month for only 24 hrs before we take a cruise, we will be arriving by plane from Madrid and will be staying at the Lloret Ramblas Hotel, what will be the best transportation to the hotel and then next day to the port??
    • May 29, 2019 at 11:14 am
      Team Member
      Hi Yezdet, I would take the Port Bus to the bottom of La Rambla (the Columbus statue) and then from here either walk 20 minutes up to your hotel, or you could take the green line of the metro up 2 stops to Catalunya... from here it'll be just a 2 minute walk. To get back to the port it would just be a matter of doing the reverse :) Ash
  • May 26, 2019 at 7:21 am
    Hi there, I just stumbled across your website today and am very happy I did. We arrive in Barcelona in July coming from Madrid by fast train. We only have 2 days before flying home to Australia. I was thinking of getting the hop on off bus 2 day ticket as well as paying for entry to the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. We wouldn’t require bus from airport on arrival but would when leaving. We are staying at Ciutat de Barcelona. Does the airport bus leave from somewhere close to where we are staying? We would also like to do a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. Thought I might check out what free walking tours are on offer. Bearing all this in mind is it worth getting the Barcelona city pass.
    • May 27, 2019 at 9:37 am
      Team Member
      Hola Lynne, Thanks for writing in, and I'm, happy you stumbled across the site too ;) The Aerobus leaves from Plaça Catalunya which is only about 400 meters from your hotel. It'll be a fairly easy walk. As for the walking tours I would recommend Runner Bean. They leave from Plaça Reial which is again only about 200-300 meters from your hotel. About the pass... if you're only going to get the Park Guell and Sagrada tickets and some Bus Turistic but not take full advantage of the Aerobus (or ANY of the 20% discounts) it's probably wiser just to book the tickets individually. Ash
  • May 21, 2019 at 9:33 pm
    Patee Ramsey
    Your website is very helpful! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. My family (5 adults) are arriving in Barcelona on Sunday. We land at BCN. We have an airbnb near Park Cuitadella. We are traveling by rental on Wednesday morning to Girona. While in Barcelona we are planning on using the Hop on and Off bus, go to Park Guell and Sagrada Familia on Sunday. 2 of us will tour Camp Nou. All of us would like to tour La Pedrera. We will return the rental car to the BCN airport on Saturday but need to get a ride into the city to watch the water show that evening and then return to the BCN airport area for our hotel. Does it sound like it would be a good idea for us to get the Bacelona City Pass?
    • May 22, 2019 at 12:02 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Patee, Thanks so much for the kind words :) You seem like a prime candidate to me since you're seeing Park Guell, Sagrada, Bus Turistic, and in need of two airport transports (which are covered with the Aerobus)... you'll also get a 20% discount on Camp Nou and La Pedrera. There's also something to be said for the time saved having everything booked online, skipping lines, and having 20% off virtually every other activity you could imagine. Even if you're breaking even it'll be worth it because as we know time is money. If you were going to take away any one of these attractions however I would just book them individually as you likely won't be able to recoup the cost unless you see 5-6 more attractions using the 20% discount. Cheers, Ash
  • May 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm
    Patrick Putman
    Thank you Ash....It seems that their website is not a very good vehicle to buy and schedule tickets from....It seems as if you should be able to see if you can get your times before you buy the City Pass but that is not the way it works (or doesn't work in my experience).....First you must purchase the City Pass, then they send you back an email containing a link to schedule your times but at that point if your times are not available you have to deal with a lot of emails trying to find something that will work for you or they offer you a refund....Seems a bit backward to me....But thank you again for your quick response....
    • May 22, 2019 at 11:57 am
      Team Member
      Hi Patrick, Yes indeed, I can certainly see your point here... I have been trying to get them to make the process much as you have suggested but they keep assuring me that the lack of availability of times is only in extreme cases. Moreover, the extra time afforded to them during the time selection process gives them time to put the packages together as they are all done individually. I am assuming it's the only way they can make such an offer. I hope they get things sorted for you... please let me know how you get on and if I can help further. Cheers, Ash
  • May 21, 2019 at 12:48 am
    Patrick Putman
    I have purchased the Barcelona City Pass from Ticketbar...When I got the email with the link to their scheduling site I clicked on the link and got a screen that said "No tickets available"....nothing else on the page at all....I already paid for the City Pass....What do I do now???
    • May 21, 2019 at 10:26 am
      Team Member
      Hi Patrick, Sorry you're having such troubles... at the end of the day should you not find any appropriate times (rare) you need to contact them at and they will find a solution for you, be it another time or attraction or even a refund. Apologies again, Ash
  • May 17, 2019 at 10:13 pm
    I am planning a trip to Barcelona and then going on to Madrid via the express train. Which pass will be useful in our case since we do not need round trip to the airport? Also, any recommendations as to the neighborhoods I should look into that will be convenient for getting from the airport and then to the train station for the Madrid part of the trip? Finally, do the train tickets to Madrid have to be purchased in advance or once we get to Spain? Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Your site has tons of information so taking me a wile to absorb it all. Thanks in advance.
    • May 18, 2019 at 2:25 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Wendy, Thanks for writing in. What pass you get would depend on what kind of attractions you're hoping to see. If you could give me a list I could let you know which would be the most advantageous... if you're only seeing one or two from the inside and won't be using the airport transport though there's still no shame in buying the tickets individually. For convenience to the train station I would look into staying in Poble Sec or Sants. I've got a list of the city's best neighbourhoods broken down in quite a few categories. Again, keep in mind the city is incredibly accessible and you'll be able to get to the train station easily from most of the central neighbourhoods. For the train tickets I would book in advance as especially in summer there is a risk of things selling out. It also ends up being considerably cheaper this way. Ash
      • May 19, 2019 at 5:47 am
        Ash - Thanks for the information. Here are a few items we have identified so far: Sagrada Familia; Parc Guell; Casa Batllo,; Casa Mila; Magic Fountain; Mirador de Colom; Los Golondinas Boat Tour; National Museum of Catalunya Art; Poble Espanyol. Hopefully, I can group the attractions by location to make it easier to cover. Appreciate your thoughts as to which pass we should consider.
        • May 19, 2019 at 3:23 pm
          Team Member
          Hi Wendy, That is great, thank you for the list! It looks like you're going to a lot of sights which are included in the 20% discount portion of the City Pass and so my instinct is telling you this is the way to go. Even if you don't use one for the airport transport (a value of about €6) you're still going to take great advantage of the pass and also the convenience of having it all booked in advance and not waiting in queues is priceless, especially in summer/high season. Ash
          • May 21, 2019 at 2:46 am
            Ash - Thanks again for all the helpful information. Great website!
            • May 21, 2019 at 10:24 am
              Team Member
              No problem! :)
  • May 15, 2019 at 11:46 pm
    Drew W Hodgson
    Sorry if I may have missed this....but do all the City Pass options provide the skip-the-line for Parc Guell and Sagrada Familia? Also, is the City Pass worth it if we already have airport transportation and are only going to be there for 3 days?
    • May 16, 2019 at 11:12 am
      Team Member
      Hi Drew, Indeed, all the City Pass options give skip the line access. About the rest, since you're skipping out on the airport transport you're losing a bit of the value. Whether or not it's worth it or not later depends on how many other attractions you plan on seeing with the 20% discount. What did you have in mind? If you let me know I could do some quick calculations... though keep in mind that in general if you're not using the all the default features of the card it's harder to make up the value with the discounts. Cheers, Ash
  • May 7, 2019 at 5:33 pm
    Hello, we are a family of 3 (2 adults and a 15 year old) arriving on 23rd July for 4 days. I am trying to work out the best and cheapest way of doing everything we wish to do in the brief time we are here. I am thinking of purchasing the City Pass, to cover us for return Aerobus, Hop On and Hop Off Bus (Wed 24th/Thurs 25th), and Sagrada and Park Guell on the same day 25th July. When I go to ticketbar it does not ask me to book my tickets for Sagrada and the Park, is this right or will this happen once Ive gone through checkout? Also would my ticket for the Hop On Hop Off Bus be valid for Wednesday/Thursday or would the 2 consecutive days start from my arrival on Tuesday 23rd? We are also wanting to visit Nou Camp, Casa Batllo, Magic Fountain, Poble Espanyol and anything else we can fit in, would this pass also be the best one to get the best discounts? Thanks in advance for your help.
    • May 8, 2019 at 11:44 am
      Team Member
      Hi Rachel, About the ticket not to worry... you're asked after for the dates to Sagrada and Park Guell. As for the Bus Turistic tickets these are not time dependent... they are simply activated the first time you use them - and then you must use them on consecutive days. That's all they ask ;) The pass will get you 20% discounts on Nou Camp, Casa Batllo, and Poble Espanyol... these are the highest discounts on the market. It will also cover pretty much anything else you need to do! For the full list simply click the blue buttons above and then scroll down to the attractions list :) Ash
      • May 8, 2019 at 12:18 pm
        Thank you Ash for your help. My only concern about booking this City Pass is if once Ive purchased it the dates to visit the Sagrada and Guell are not available on days/times we can make, would I be able to get a refund or is this the risk I would have to take? Your website is fantastic and so informative. :) Rachel
        • May 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm
          Team Member
          Hi Rachel, Indeed, if you are not able to book on the right day for example you simply have to get in touch with Ticketbar at and they'll sort you out :) Thanks again for the kind words... please let me know if you need any more help! Ash
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