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Barcelona: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Barcelona: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the best of Barcelona on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get access to two routes with one ticket for a complete sightseeing experience. Each route has an approximate duration of 2 hours. Take a complimentary map to help you decide where you want to go and enjoy audio commentary. In addition to the open top, the buses also have an electric roof on top for use in the event of rain. The buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have an attendant aboard to help you with anything you may need. East Route • Plaça de Catalunya • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Poble Nou - Zoo • Teatre Nacional - Auditori • Glories- Torre Agbar • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau • Park Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló West Route • Plaça Catalunya • Arc de Triomf • El Born- Ciutadella-zoo • Passeig Colom • World Trade Center • Jardines de Miramar • Fundació Joan Miró • Anella Olímpica • Mnac (Museo Nacional de Catalunya) • Poble Espanyol • Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe • Plaça d'Espanya • Estació de Sants • Spotify Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona) • Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial - Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes • L'illa diagonal • Avinguda Diagonal • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló • Plaça Catalunya

Barcelona: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Barcelona: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 34 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Zoo • Parc de la Ciutadella Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

Barcelona: Palau de la Música Self-Guided Tour

3. Barcelona: Palau de la Música Self-Guided Tour

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Palau de la Música, one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings. Follow an informative brochure and venture deep into this jewel of Barcelona Modernism. Located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, this concert hall is a temple of decorative refinements. Begin your tour in the foyer and continue to the grand staircase to marvel at the ornate flowers and flags that adorn it; be amazed by its detail, built from a range of materials including iron and glass. Next, visit the Lluís Millet Hall and glimpse the large balcony with columns that symbolise nature with flowers of every kind. Finally, be dazzled by an explosion of colors, shapes, and light as you enter the Concert Hall. From the second floor you will have the chance to admire the impressive light source up close. Enjoy a beautiful live piano or organ recital to round off your visit.

Barcelona: 1-Day Ticket to Barcelona Zoo

4. Barcelona: 1-Day Ticket to Barcelona Zoo

Visit the Barcelona Zoo and its wide diversity of animals in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona with these entry tickets. Explore a center dedicated to animal conservation and welfare with many educational activities on offer. The famous Zoo de Barcelona focuses on 3 core themes: spreading information, research, and the protection of animals in danger of extinction. The zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals from over 400 species including the descendants of the albino gorilla Snowflake, dolphins, tropical birds, and reptiles. In addition, the zoo offers a whole host of activities and services which make it the perfect day out for the whole family. Enjoy a variety of restaurants, bars, pony rides, miniature railways, electric cars, shops, and picnic areas. 

Moco Museum Barcelona: Entry Tickets with Banksy and More

5. Moco Museum Barcelona: Entry Tickets with Banksy and More

This is the haven of modern and contemporary art: Moco Museum Barcelona. Located in the charming Gothic Quarter, Moco is bold, pink, disruptive and playful. Our evolving collection is a carefully curated balance between proven masters – such as Warhol, Basquiat and Banksy – and rising talent. From reality shifting light installations to contemporary Japanese sculpture, at Moco there’s a little something for every taste. By curating accessible shows and exhibitions that inspire and empower a global community of the art-curious, we pride ourselves on uniting and displaying incredible works of art that would otherwise remain in private collections, and unseen by the general public. At Moco we encourage our visitors to get up close with our artworks. We believe that art truly comes to life through genuine, immersive engagement. In challenging times, we trust in art as the vehicle to transport our collective consciousness into a more free, enlightened state. Step through the historic archway of our entrance and behold the iconic, larger than life contemporary statue! Onwards into expansive, light-filled rooms containing timeless classics by modern and contemporary artists. Continue your journey to see the breathtaking creations of rising stars, and of course the multidimensional wonders of digital immersive art. What’s more, it all comes to life through our AR Moco Play app! We are honoured to take you into the world of art.

Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

6. Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

Skip the lines and delve into the history and work of Picasso with an expert guide. Explore the formative years of Pablo Picasso and discover the genius of the young artist by admiring the 4,251 pieces that make up the permanent collection. You can meet the guide at the Palau Dalmases at Montcada Street 20, and, after a short explanation, admire the collection and temporary exhibit, providing a thorough chronology of Picasso's development as an artist. Admire work from his early days in Barcelona through his major later periods, visiting masterworks like "Science and Charity", "Royan", and "Las Meninas", a reinterpretation of the Velazquez painting of the same name. The Picasso Museum, opened in 1963, also reveals the artist's deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate relationship that was shaped in his youth and continued until his death. The discussion will finish with a focus on Picasso's contemporaries and his lasting influence on the art world. At the end of the tour, the guide will leave you to continue your exploration at your own pace and will be happy to offer recommendations on other sites of interest.

Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience & Boqueria Market Tour

7. Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience & Boqueria Market Tour

On this 3-hour activity you’ll join a professional chef on an introductory tour of the world famous Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Barcelona's oldest and best food market, dating back to the 13th century. While telling you about the foods on offer, especially the seafood, and the basics of Spanish and Catalan cuisine, the chef will buy some of the fresh ingredients needed to prepare an authentic paella de marisco, or seafood paella, Spain’s traditional rice dish. Walk with the chef through the winding streets of La Ciutat Vella, or old town, to El Born, the most fashionable district of the city. Enter you your private dining room that’s adjacent to the big open kitchen where the chef will prepare the delicious paella de marisco, as you watch the process. Take the edge off your appetite with some traditional Spanish tapas. Learn how to make your own pan con tomate, the most typical Catalan tapa, and how to build traditional Basque pintxos or montaditos, the tapas with toothpicks. Then you can enjoy your creations accompanied by some lovely sangría. While you are eating your homemade pintxos, the chef will cook the paella de marisco. You’ll be into the adjacent open kitchen to stand around the large paellera, the traditional round, shallow pan made of polished steel that the paella de marisco will be prepared in. As the chef begins to prepare the paella you’ll hear about the history of the dish, the ingredients used, and the steps in the preparation. With the paella simmering in the kitchen you’ll be invited over to the bar where you’ll learn all there is to know about sangría, the world famous Iberian wine punch that dates back to medieval times. Try your hand at mixing your own sangría. Once the paella de marisco is finally ready to be enjoyed, you’ll head back to the tables, sit down, and enjoy the feast along with your own freshly mixed sangria.

Barcelona Card: 25+ Museums and Free Public Transportation

8. Barcelona Card: 25+ Museums and Free Public Transportation

Make your trip to Barcelona unforgettable with free access to more than 25 unique attractions and museums. Enjoy free public transportation on trams, busses, and the metro with a map of the city to get around hassle-free. Opt for 3, 4, or 5-day Barcelona Card and save up to 77% compared to regular admission prices.   As well as the Barcelona Card, you will receive a map and a guidebook in 6 languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian) with information about places to visit. Enjoy up to 50% off admission to additional attractions and activities, including Gaudi’s Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, flamenco shows, and many others.    The Barcelona Card offers you free access to the following attractions:    Art Museums • Picasso Museum: skip the ticket line • National Art Museum of Catalonia: skip the ticket line (MNAC) • Antoni Tàpies Foundation: skip the ticket line • Frederic Marès Museum   Natural History and Science Museums  • CosmoCaixa Science Museum  • Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau, the Blue Museum)   Contemporary Art Museums • Design Museum of Barcelona • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA): skip the ticket line   Archaeology and Ethnology Museums • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Ethnological Museum of Barcelona (Parc de Montjuïc) • Ethnological Museum of Barcelona (Montcada)   Cultural Centers • Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB): skip the ticket line • El Born Cultural and Memorial Center • CaixaForum   History Museums • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Refugi 307 (Air-raid shelter) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Via Sepulcral Romana (Roman funeral way) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): El Call (Jewish district) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Plaça del Rei   Other Attractions • Moco Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art • Joan Miró Foundation • Montjuïc Castle • Botanical Garden of Barcelona • Music Museum of Barcelona: skip the ticket line • Chocolate Museum: skip the ticket line • Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antonio Samaranch: skip the ticket line • The Royal Monastery of St Mary of Pedralbes

Barcelona: Guided City Sightseeing Tour by Bike or E-Bike

9. Barcelona: Guided City Sightseeing Tour by Bike or E-Bike

You will experience a bike tour with our unique guide in your language. Enjoy picturesque views of Barcelona. You will see palaces, cathedrals, houses and parks in the center of Barcelona, 25 of the most beautiful sights: Sagrada Familia, House of the Cucumber, House of Mila, Casa Batlló, Macaya Palace, Eustachian Cathedral, the kiss mosaic and many others. The route will be 12 km. You will get not only a tour, but also an excellent workout for your well-being. Enjoy the journey the way you like it. The best views of Barcelona in one 2,5 hour tour. You and I will make an unforgettable journey through different eras that fit easily on the beautiful streets of Barcelona. Look at the Arc de Triomphe (1) Marvel at the Ciutadella Park (2) Learn about the Castle of the Three Dragons (3) Get to know Barcelona Zoo (4) See the Parliament of Catalonia (5) Feed the green parrots (6) Discover the Grand Cascade Fountain (7) Stop by the Barcelona Design Museum (8) Admire the views of Agbar Tower (9) See Tibidabo (10) Learn about the Great Flea Market (11) See the Catalan National Theater (12) Hear about L'Auditori (13) Enjoy the monumental bullring (14) Discover the Sagrada Familia (15) See Maison des Punkts (16) Feast your eyes Casa Mila (17) Take a ride along Paseo de Gracia (18) View the Casa Batlló (19) See the Amatllier House (20) Explore Plaza Catalunya (21) Take a ride on La Rambla (22) Find out about the Tivoli Theater (23) Discover the Palace of Catalan Music (24) Explore the Gothic Quarter (25) Back to Orange Fox Rental Bikes

Palau de la Música Guided Tour

10. Palau de la Música Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings on an exclusive 45-minute guided tour of the Modernist Palau de la Música Catalana. Located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, the Palau is a temple of decorative refinements.  Your tour starts in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala, where the foundation stone was laid in 1905, and where the choir rehearses regularly as it has done for more than 100 years. Continue to the grand staircase to marvel at the ornate flowers and flags that adorn it. Built from a range of materials, including iron and glass, the detail never ceases to amaze.  Next, visit the Lluís Millet Hall and glimpse the large balcony with columns that symbolize nature with flowers of every kind. Finally, be dazzled by an explosion of colors, shapes, and light as you enter the Concert Hall. Your guide will take you to the 2nd floor to get close to the great skylight, where you can admire the impressive light source up close.  To end, the Palau’s organ will accompany you on a short musical journey.

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based on 696 reviews

Our tour was amazing!! Sky was wonderful, very knowledgeable and funny. Enjoyed the vibes, food, and drinks at every stop. Loved getting to know the city better and go to restaurants I wouldn’t have gone to otherwise. My only complaint is that it wasn’t longer!

Amazing!! From start to finish everyone was so kind. My flight was delayed and the guide waited for me to get there! Your was informative and fun. The E-bikes were amazing and made the traveling so enjoyable. Highly recommend!

Our guide was amazing, made such a difference to hear her opinions and thoughts on everything

A great way to see Barcelona in a short space of time.

Our tour was amazing. Sky is such a amazing guide.