The purchase of a Barcelona Card could be considered essential for some tourists visiting Barcelona. Thanks to it you will benefit from a lot of discounts, as well as entering many places for free, or at least included in the price of your card. This includes many museums and places of cultural interest for tourists.
For how many days is the Barcelona Card valid?
There are four types of Barcelona Card, which are valid for 3, 4 or 5 days, so there are options available to you depending on the length of your stay. The days always have to be consecutive, and counted as calendar days as opposed to 24 hour periods of your choice. So, for example, if you purchase a 3 day card and use it for the first time on a Tuesday at 3pm, it will expire on the Thursday at 23:59, and not on the Friday at 14:59.
If you’re only going to be in Barcelona for two days, and will be visiting museums and other places of interest, we recommend buying the Barcelona Card Express, the benefits of which are very similar to those of the Barcelona Card, but it’s valid for just two days.
Where can I buy the Barcelona Card and how much will it cost?
You have two options for buying the Barcelona Card. You can either purchase it online before you come to Barcelona, or you can buy it once you arrive in the city at one of the official points of sale. If you would rather wait until you arrive in the city to buy your Barcelona Card, you will need to go to one of Barcelona’s tourist information offices, which you’ll find in the most popular tourist locations in Barcelona, including in the Plaça de Catalunya.
Buying the Barcelona Card online
If you choose to buy the Barcelona Card online (10% discount), you can do so below via this website. Once you’ve bought it, you can pick up the card upon your arrival in Barcelona in one of the official pick-up points. There are in fact Barcelona Card offices in Terminal T1 and T2 of Barcelona Airport, so if you’ve bought the ticket online you can pick it up from either of these two offices and start using it straight away.
€ Price of the Barcelona Card in 2018
The Price of the Barcelona Card varies depending on whether you buy a card for 3, 4 or 5 days, and whether it’s a card for an adult or a child, Barcelona Card Kids (classed as between 4 and 12 years old).
|TYPE OF BARCELONA CARD||PRICE 2018|
|3-day adult card||45,00€ (-10% online)|
|3-day children’s card||21,00€ (-10% online)|
|4-day adult card||55,00€ (-10% online)|
|4-day children’s card||27,00€ (-10% online)|
|5-day adult card||60,00€ (-10% online)|
|5-day children’s card||32,00€ (-10% online)|
Places in which you can pick up a Barcelona Card
Plaça de Catalunya, 17-S
Plaça Portal de la Pau, s/n
PL. SANT JAUME
C/ Ciutat, 2
Terminals T1 and T2
Pl. España, s/n – Av. Maria Cristina
Pl. Sagrada Familia
Pl. Països Catalans s/n
The tourist information offices close on January 1 and December 25.
What does the Barcelona Card include?
This Barcelona tourist card comes with an information guide (in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Catalan), and this will give you a description of all the discounts that are on offer as well as a list of the museums that will give you free entry with the card.
1. Transport with the ‘Barcelona Card’
By buying the Barcelona Card you will be able to travel for free on the metro and buses (except in the night buses, known as Nit Bus) in the centre of Barcelona, plus on the urban lines of the FGC (the Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat de Catalunya), the trams, train to Barcelona Airport and Zone 1 of the RENFE local rail network.
BY TRAIN: Currently there’s only a train station in Terminal T2, so if you have to get to/from Terminal T1 you’ll also need to take the free shuttle bus that links both terminals. The train stops at various stations in Barcelona, with the most central stop being Passeig de Gràcia and Barcelona – Sants.
BY BUS: Bus Number 46 stops at Terminal T1 and T2. It’s a public bus, so it doesn’t offer the kind of space for your luggage that you’ll find on the dedicated Aerobus. For the same reason, the journey is fairly lengthy as it stops a lot. Its final stop is in the Plaça Espanya, so if you want to get to the heart of the city centre, you’ll then need to catch another bus or the Metro.
* If you decide to buy the Barcelona Card online in advance, you’ll be able to pick it up (you’ll need to show your booking confirmation) in any of the Barcelona Turisme information points situated in Terminal T1 and T2 of the airport.
2. Free visits to museums and places of interest
CCCB + info
CHOCOLATE MUSEUM + info
EL BORN CCM + info
FUNDACIÓ ANTONI TÀPIES + info
FUNDACIÓ JOAN MIRÓ + info
GRAN CASINO BARCELONA
MACBA + info
MNAC + info
MUHBA – EL CALL
MUHBA – PLAÇA DEL REI + info
MUHBA – REFUGI 307 + info
MUHBA – VIA SEPULCRAL ROMANA
MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF BARCELONA + info
MUSEU DE LA MÚSICA + info
MUSEU MODERNISME + info
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM + info
MUSEU FREDERIC MARÈS + info
MUSEUM OF WORLD CULTURES
OLYMPIC AND SPORT MUSEUM + info
PICASSO MUSEUM + info
3. Discounts with the Barcelona Card
IN SOME CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
IN MANY SHOPS
IN SOME RESTAURANTS