Saturday, November 17, 2012

BARCELONA CITY CARD

Today I would like to speak about the Barcelona Card, which could be interesting for you in case you stayed in Barcelona up to five consecutive days.

Barcelona city card offers free travel on public transport, discounts and free offers at museums, cultural venues, leisure facilities, night-clubs, shops, restaurants and entertainments, other services and unique means of transport. The features of Barcelona Card are:



- Barcelona Card is valid per 2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive days (Card is valid per calendar days and not for 24-hour periods).

- Free public transport: Barcelona metro and city buses of TMB and FGC city and suburban train network, trams, train to Barcelona's airport and Renfe trains zone 1.



Picasso Museum in BarcelonaThe Barcelona Card offers a 20% discount at the Picasso Museum


- Discounts at museums, culture venues, entertainment, leisure attractions, shops, restaurants, other services at Barcelona and unusual means of transport. For instance, the most interesting discounts for me are:

Clicking on the next link, the
complete list.

Chimneys of La Pedrera in BarcelonaBarcelona Card offers a 20% discount at La Casa Milà, where you can visit the impressive rooftop


- Barcelona also includes free discounts at:
  • Las Golondrinas
  • CosmoCaixa
  • Torre de Collserola
  • Mirador de Colom
  • Circuit de Catalunya
  • Jardí Botànic
  • Casino de Barcelona
  • Museu de la xocolata
  • Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport
  • Museu de la Música
  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Museu del Modernisme Català
  • Disseny Huv Barcelona
  • Museu Barbier-Muller d'Art Precolombí
  • Museu de Ceràmica
  • Museu Etnològic
  • Museu d'Història de Barcelona
  • Monestir de Pedralbes


Palau Reial in the Barcelona Gothic QuarterMuseu d'Història de Barcelona inside the Palau Reial (Royal Palace) in the Barcelona Gothic Quarter


- With the purchase of your Barcelona Card, you will receive a guide in three languages (Catalan/Spanish/English or French/German/Italian) which includes:
  • Information about the discounts and the free offers with the city card.
  • Information about Barcelona's main sightseeing areas.
  • General map of Barcelona.
  • Map of the metro network.
Finally, clicking on the next link, you can buy the Barcelona Card on line.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Frank,

This is a great blog. You´re building a travel encyclopedia on Barcelona and Catalunya.

Only the information on the Barcelona Card is a bit out of date. For example:

- Picasso Museum - not included anymore
- Sagrada Familia - 1 euro off
- Colònia Güell/Cripta Gaudí - 15% off
- El Poble Espanyol - 25% off

Here´s the list of all the discounts (PDF).

Also, you can buy the card cheaper on barcelonacard.org. On this site you get 20% discount, while Barcelona Turisme only gives 10% discount for buying online.

Thanks and keep up the good work!

Frank said...

Thanks a lot for your comment! I have corrected the information which was out of date.