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Barcelona Card: 25+ Museums and Free Public Transportation

1. 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 • Barcelona Museum of Modernism • 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)   Cultural Centers • Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB): skip the ticket line • El Born Cultural and Memorial Center   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 • Joan Miró Foundation • 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 • Moco Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art with a 20% discount

Barcelona: 2.5-Hour On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour

2. Barcelona: 2.5-Hour On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour

Explore Barcelona through the architecture of Antoni Gaudí on a 2.5-hour tour by e-bike. Meet by the Arc de Triomf and admire its neo-Mudéjar style before going into the Parc de la Ciutadella to see the Italian-inspired fountain with possible contributions by a young Gaudí. Then, head to the colorful Born district, once a seaside resort for the medieval aristocracy. Visit Casa Calvet, designed by Gaudí and declared a Place of Cultural Interest in 1969. Move on to the modern quarter of Grácia and immerse yourself in its unique Catalan Modernism style. See buildings of extraordinary designs, such as the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.  Weave your way through Vila de Grácia, Barcelona's coolest suburb and its true administrative and commercial center. Admire the 33-meter tall bell tower, crowned with the famous bell of the "Marieta." Get brilliant views of Casa Vicens, considered one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau movement and the first house designed by Gaudí. Journey along Passeig de Sant Joan to reach the astonishing Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's unfinished basilica, under construction since 1883. Take in the views of the spires and facades of what many call Gaudí's masterpiece and a jewel in Barcelona’s architectural crown. Return to the starting point to drop off your bikes at the end of the tour. 

Barcelona: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

3. Barcelona: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

Explore the wonders of the enchanting Barcelona on this customized private rickshaw tour. Visit sites such as the Gaudi, Casa Batllo, and many more; the choice is entirely yours. Learn all about one of the oldest cities in the world from your knowledgeable guide. Start your adventure with a pickup from your accommodation. Meet your guide, and chat about the sites you would like to see during the tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as you set off to explore this historical city. Skip the busy bus tour and opt to ride along and see the city at your own pace. Learn all about the culture, history, and life as a local from your guide. Explore hidden alleyways in the Gothic Quarter, see historical and modern architecture, and discover hidden gems in every corner. Make sure you visit sites like the impressive Santa Maria del Mar church and the Born Cultural Center. Enjoy a day out exploring one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world. See and hear another side to Barcelona thanks to your guide, a walking encyclopedia.

Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

4. Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

Walk through the three medieval quarters of Barcelona, getting lost in its hidden streets away from the tourist crowds. Listen to the stories your local host has to tell you, as you and your children fall in love with the city together. Walk along the lively Ramblas, before admiring some of the masterpieces of Gaudi and the elegance of Plaza Real. Enjoy the colorful Boqueria Market and taste the famous Spanish ham (unless it's Sunday) while your children enjoy the fun games your guides have in store for them. Following that, walk through the Gothic Quarter, discovering its corners and its passages which are full of ancient stories. Stand to admire every detail of the magnificent Cathedral of Barcelona, and feel the sad beauty of the Sant Felip Neri Square and the passing of time as you look at the Roman Ruins. It will then be time for churros and hot chocolate, as your guides offer you the best churros in town. Following your refreshment break, you'll visit the charming Born Quarter where you will encounter the magical Santa Maria del Mar Church which was built entirely by worshipers. Afterwards, visit the buried medieval ruins inside the antique Born Market. Towards the latter end of your tour, take a walk in the beautiful Ciutadella Park. A green lung in the heart of the Old City with leafy paths, little lakes with boats and ducks, lawns to sit on and relax in the sun, and children’s play areas. Enjoy the city including its art, history, and fabulous gastronomy with your family in a cool way which is engaging for the little ones.

Barcelona: Historic Quarters Private Walking Tour with Tapas

5. Barcelona: Historic Quarters Private Walking Tour with Tapas

Meet your local guide at the lively Ramblas and head out onto the vibrant streets of Barcelona where historical adventure awaits. The first stop of the day is Palau Guell, the first great work of Antoni Gaudi, followed by the Plaza Real, an elegant square surrounded by palm trees and arcades. Follow your guide to La Boqueria next, a colorful and historical market that is not to be missed. Continue the tour into the heart of the Gothic Quarter where you can admire the impressive Roman Walls, Old Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Sant Felip Neri Square, and other must-see gems. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, taste the flavors of Spanish cuisine and enjoy a tapa accompanied by red wine in a local tavern. While you eat, listen to your guide share fascinating stories about Barcelona’s history, culture, traditions, and way of life. After lunch, wander through the charming Born Quarter until you arrive at the spectacular Santa Maria del Mar Church. The final stop of the day is the Born Market and Memorial Center, where you can see the medieval ruins recently found beneath the city. *Veggie option available

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia & City Sights Bike or E-Bike Tour

6. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia & City Sights Bike or E-Bike Tour

Cycle through Barcelona's vibrant city blocks on a guided cycling tour. Choose from either a small-group or private experience, with both regular bikes and e-bikes available. Learn about the city’s culture, see historical sites, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide, get set up with your regular bike or e-bike, and then set off to first admire the impressive Gothic style of the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral. Continue over narrow medieval streets to arrive at The Born Cultural Center, featuring excavated city ruins from the 1700s on display. Cross Parc de la Ciutadella and take in the picturesque scenery of the park’s green spaces and its large majestic fountain. Arrive at the city’s seafront and explore the urban projects around the Port Olímpic marina. Peddle back towards the city center to make your way over to the world-famous Sagrada Familia. Marvel at Gaudi’s yet-to-be-completed masterpiece and learn fascinating facts about the church’s unique blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau styles.  Get another dose of Gaudi magic as you ride over to see the whimsical architecture displayed on Casa Batlló and Casa Mila. Snap pictures of the building’s surreal walls before returning to back where your bike journey began.

Barcelona: Romantic City Exploration Game

7. Barcelona: Romantic City Exploration Game

Embark on a quest to discover Barcelona’s historic Gothic Quarter and scout for your soulmate on this exploration game with a romantic twist. Solve clues to unlock stories on your phone as you explore with an app as your guide. The storyline begins with you as Lazarius Caspian, a hopeless (and somewhat desperate) romantic with a passion for exploring cities and uncovering hidden truths. But up until now, luck hasn’t quite been on your side. Solve challenges to see the rest of the story unfold. Starting at the Arc de Triomf, simply follow the game route and instructions. Explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from any location where you paused it. As you solve challenges, directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Walk to Barcelona’s famous wonders: the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Bishop’s Bridge, The Kiss of Freedom, the Cathedral of Barcelona, and more. Discover the Gothic Quarter through the historic center, which stretches from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. Choose to play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups to compete against each other and race to the final stop of the game. Enjoy an experience that’s the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. The entire game will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. You will finish at Plaça Reial.

Barcelona: Half Day Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

8. Barcelona: Half Day Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

Discover Barcelona's beautiful sights while cruising on a sidecar motorcycle driven by private guide. Visit the essential landmarks, including the Columbus Monument, Ciutadella Park, Plaza España, Palau Nacional, Montjuic Hill & viewpoints, Olympic Stadium, Old Port and Barcelona Beach. Explore the historic streets of the medieval district of El Born and also see the Arc de Triomf, Passeig de Gracia and the La Rambla promenade.See Barcelona's UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Sagrada Familia, Casa Milá, and Casa Battló, with the opportunity to stop off and take pictures. On the extended tour, see Barcelona's many UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Sant Pau Hospital, Park Güell, and Casa Vicens. Enjoy a beautiful ride through the charming neighborhood of Garcia. As you ride along, your guide will share information about the landmarks and Mediterranean culture. Ask questions via wireless communication devices in your helmets.

Barcelona: Gaudí Highlights Tour by E-Bike

9. Barcelona: Gaudí Highlights Tour by E-Bike

Explore the Gaudi architecture of Barcelona on an electric bike that makes light work of the distances between each site. The 3.5-hour tour starts from in front of Barcelona’s medieval cathedral, where you will learn how to ride an electric bike and how to navigate the city. Your first stop will be Ciutadella Park, admire the ornamental waterfall, Gaudi’s first major project when he was still a student. Continue to the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s most famous building and a spectacular, unfinished, cathedral with distinct spires and façades. When you have finished exploring, your group will return to the Old City via Paseo de Gracia, where you expert guide will make sure you pause to take in the history and stunning exteriors of the Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, at the centre of the Famous La Manzana de la Discordia, a collection of buildings that are some of the world's best representations of the Modernist architectural period, with mosaic façades, ornamental balconies and bizarre chimneys.

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What people are saying about El Born Centre Cultural

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,357 reviews

Really useful to have this, made getting round the city very easy - I used the Metro as this was the easiest/most convenient. Also helped give some ideas of things to go & see when I struggled to know what to do whilst saving me money overall, compared to if I had paid for every entry to a museum

Wonderful easy going tour around Barcelona! Our guide Julia was phenomenal! She was fun and animated and you could tell she liked her job. We were only here for a day as we came in on a cruise ship, it was a perfect way to see Barcelona on a time crunch!

Wonderful experience, highly recommended. Knowledgeable friendly and observant tour guide Jules made this a special day for us.

Excellent. We couldn't use all the adventages the card provided.

Excellent solution for traveling throughout the city