Sightseeing, Attractions, Around Barcelona

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BARCELONA BUS TURISTIC (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 22 EUR/adult/1 day, 14 EUR/child/1 day, 29 EUR/adult/2 days, 18 EUR/child/2 days

Schedule: November-March 9:00-19:00, April-October 9:00-20:00

Frequency: 5-25 minutes

Stops: different routes

Red Route: Placa de Catalunya - Casa Batlló- Fundació Antoni Tapies - Pg de Gracia-La Pedrera - Sagrada Familia - Gracia - Park Güell - Tramvia Blau Tibidabo - Sarria - Monestir de Pedralbes - Palau Reial - Fútbol Club Barcelona - Francesc Macia-Diagonal - MACBA-CCCB

Blue Route: Placa de Catalunya - Casa Batlló- Fundació Antoni Tapies - Pg de Gracia-La Pedrera - Francesc Macia-Diagonal - Estació de Sants - Creu Coberta - Placa d'Espanya - CaixaForum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe - Poble Espanyol - MNAC - Anella Olímpica - Fundació Joan Miró - Funicular de Montjüic - Miramar Jardins Costa i Llobera - World Trade Center - Colom - Museu marítim - Port Vell - Museu d´historia de Catalunya - Port Olímpic - Platja del Bogatell - Cementiri del Poblenou - Parc de la Ciutadella - Zoo - Pla de Palau - Barri Gotic

Green Route: Port Olímpic - Platja del Bogatell - Cementiri del Poblenou - Poblenou - Parc Diagonal Mar - Forum - Parc Diagonal Mar - Poblenou - Platja del Bogatell - Cementiri del Poblenou

Language: English, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, German, French, Portugese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese


BUS MONTJUIC TURISTIC (sightseeing by open-topped minibus)

Ticket: 3 EUR/adult, 1,5 EUR/child

Schedule: 22 June-11 September, Monday-Sunday 10:00-21:20, 12 September-21 June Saturday-Sunday only

Frequency: 40 minutes

Duration: 1 hour

Stops: two routes

Single: Plaza de Espanya - Caixa Forum - Poble espanyol - MNAC - Estadi Olímpic - Jardí Botànic - Castell de Montjuic - Mirador de l'Alcalde Funicular - Fundació Miró - Museu Etnològic - Ciutat del Teatre - Plaza de Espanya

Return: Plaza Colón - Plaza Carlos Ibànez - Funicular - Fundació Miró - Estadi Olímpic - Castell del Montjuic - Mirador de l'Alcalde - Plaza Carlos Ibàñez - Plaza Colón


LAS GOLONDRINAS (sightseeing by boat)


Port 35' (35-minute harbour tour): 6,5 EUR/adult, 2,6 EUR/child

Port i Litoral (1,5-hour harbour + coast tour by catamaran): 13,5 EUR/adult, 5 EUR/child

Schedule: summer 10:00-21:00, spring 10:00-19:00, autumn-winter 11:00-16:00

Meeting point: Colom (infront of the Columbus Monument)



Route: Plaza de Catalunya - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Rambla del Raval - Placa Reial - Placa Sant Jaume - Barcelona City Hall - Placa Sant Felip Neri - Cathedral - Roman walls - Placa del Rei - Port Vell - Olympic Marina - Olympic Village - Ciutadella Park - Sagrada Família - Passeig de Gracia - Casa Batlló - Casa Mila - Plaza de Catalunya

Price: 21 EUR/person

Schedule: February-15 April and November-December 11:00, 16 April-October 11:00, 16:30, June-September Thursday-Sunday 19:30 too



Rates: 6 EUR/2 hours, 9 EUR/4 hours, 16 EUR/day, 26 EUR/2 days, 7 EUR/extra day



Themes: Gotic, Modernisme, Picasso, Gourmet etc.



Rates: 35 EUR/1 hour, 50 EUR/2 hours, 70 EUR/3 hours, 99 EUR/4 hours up to 1 day

Free audio guide (English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, German)



Barcelona or Monserrat (30 minutes): 2 persons 240 EUR/person, 3 persons 160 EUR/person


CAT HELICOPTER (panoramic flights)

Barcelona (5 minutes): 45 EUR/person

Barcelona's coast (15 minutes): 80 EUR/person


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ATTRACTIONS in Barcelona


Opening hours: April-September 9:00-20:00, October-March 9:00-18:00

(last admission 15 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 12 EUR/adult, free for children under 10 years

Combined tickets (Sagrada Família + Gaudi House-Museum): 14 EUR/adult, free for children under 10 years

Getting there: Metro - Sagrada Família

The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is a work on a grand scale which was begun on 19 March 1882 from a project by the diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar (1828-1901). At the end of 1883 Gaudí was commissioned to carry on the works, a task which he did not abandon until his death in 1926. Since then different architects have continued the work after his original idea. The building is in the centre of Barcelona, and over the years it has become one of the most universal signs of identity of the city and the country.



Opening hours: April-September 9:00-20:00, October-March 9:00-18:00

(last admission 15 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 5,5 EUR/adult, free for children under 10 years

Combined tickets (Sagrada Família + Gaudi House-Museum): 14 EUR/adult, free for children under 10 years

Getting there: Metro - Lesseps

Gaudí lived with his niece from 1906 to 1926 in this pink, Alice-in-Wonderland house, now a house museum. Exhibits include Gaudí-designed furniture, decorations, drawings, and portraits and busts of the architect.



Opening hours: 10:00-19:00/21:00

Free entrance.

Getting there: Metro - Lesseps (20 minutes walk from Metro station, 200 steps)

Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of el Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".



Opening hours: 9:00-20:00

Tickets: 16,5 EUR/adult

Free audio guide (English, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese)

Getting there: Metro - Pg. de Gracia

This masterpiece and architectural jewel was designed by the world-renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built between 1904 and 1906. This major landmark of Catalonia's home-grown Art Nouveau, Modernist style, stands on the Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona's chicest boulevard. The Casa Batlló was awarded the 2004 Europa Nostra Award for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.



Opening hours: November-February 9:00-18:30, March-October 9:00-20:00

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 16,5 EUR/adult, 8,25 EUR/child

Audio guide (English, Spanish, Catalan, German, Italian, Portugese): 4 EUR

Getting there: Metro - Diagonal

Casa Milà, commonly known as La Pedrera is the largest civil building designed by Antoni Gaudi. The apartment block was constructed between 1906 and 1910. It was Gaudi's last work before devoting himself to the construction of the Sagrada Familia. The top floor, attic and roof terrace are open to visitors. The apartment on the top floor gives an idea of how the interior must have looked at the beginning of the 20th century. The attic houses an exposition of Gaudi's works, with photos and scale models of his buildings and the roof terrace is probably the most extraordinary of the building. It features a number of surrealistic colorful chimneys.



Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-20:00, Monday closed

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)


Permanent exhibitions: 5,8 EUR/adult, 2,9 EUR/child

Temporary + Permanent exhibitions: 9 EUR/adult, 6 EUR/child

Free entrance first Sunday of every month.

Getting there: Metro - Jaume I

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the more than 3,800 works that make up the permanent collection. The Picasso Museum occupies five large town houses or palaces on the street carrer de Montcada.



Guided tours: Cathedral 9:00-13:00 and 17:00-19:00, Cloister Museum 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-18:30, roof Monday-Saturday 10:30-13:30 and 17:00-18:00

Tickets: Cathedral free, Cloister Museum - 1 EUR/person, roof - 2 EUR/person

Combined ticket (museum, choir, rooftop terraces, and towers): 4 EUR/person

Getting there: Metro - Jaume I

Barcelona Cathedral (also known as La Seu) is a celebrated example of Catalan Gothic architecture dating from the 14th century. Its graceful spires can be seen from throughout the Barri Gòtic (Gothic quarter) of Barcelona. A blending of medieval and Renaissance styles, Barcelona's cathedral features large bell towers covered in Gothic pinnacles, high Gothic arches, a handsomely sculptured choir and many side chapels with rich altarpieces. An elevator ride to the roof provides a fine view of Gothic Barcelona.



Opening hours: Village - Monday 9:00-20:00, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00-2:00, Friday-Saturday 9:00-4:00, Sunday 9:00-24:00, Craftshops - winter 10:00-18:00, summer 10:00-20:00, autumn and spring 10:00-19:00

Tickets: 8,5 EUR/adult, 5,5 EUR/child

Audio guide (English, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Italian): 3 EUR

Getting there: Metro -  Plaza de Espanya

El Poble Espanyol (the Village) is an open-air architectural museum that allows visitors to take a trip around Spain by means of full-scale reproductions of the country’s most symbolic buildings and places. Built for the International Exhibition of 1929, the Village’s success has meant it is still one of the most attractive sites in Barcelona. The Village’s shops and craft workshops cover a range of different crafts including pottery, leather, textiles, engraving, jewellery and glassmaking.



Show times: Thursday-Sunday 21:30, 22:00, 22:30, 23:00

Free entrance.

Getting there: Plaza de Espanya

The fruit of the inspiration of the engineer Carles Bugas, who conceived a new type of fountain where the artistic element consists in the changing shapes of the water, the Magic Fountain was one of the last works constructed in the grounds of the Universal Exhibition of 1929. The project was completed with cascades and smaller fountains installed at various points of Avinguda Maria Cristina. This is one of the city's oldest traditions: a water, music and light spectacular.


NOU CAMP STADIUM-MUSEUM (FC Barcelona stadium)

Opening hours: 6 April- 4 October Monday-Saturday 10:00-20:00, 5 October-5 April 10:00-18:30, Sunday and public holidays 10:00-14:30

(last  guided tour 1 hour before closing)

On days of Champions League matches in the Stadium Nou Camp Tour is not available from 10:00 to 15:00.

Tickets: 17 EUR/adult, 14 EUR/child

Audioguide (Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Dutch): 5 EUR

Getting there: Metro - Collblanc or Palau Reial

The Nou Camp Tour will take you to all corners of the emblematic stadium where you can re-live the history of FC Barcelona. The Tour also includes entry to the club museum where you can see all the trophies, photos and personal objects of the great stars who’ve played at the club.



Opening hours: September-June, Monday-Friday 9:30-21:00, Saturday-Sunday and public holidays 9:30-21.30, July-August Monday-Sunday 9:30-23:00

Tickets: 17,5 EUR/adult, 12,5 EUR/child

Getting there: Metro - Drassanes or Barceloneta

In the city’s old harbour, the Port Vell, L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is the world’s most important marine leisure and education centre dedicated to Mediterranean undersea life. L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is an ideal place to see the sea bed with a series of 35 Mediterranean and tropical tanks, an immense Oceanarium (the only one in Europe, where you’ll find such diverse species as giltheads, morays, ocean sunfish, rays and sharks) and an underwater tunnel (80-metre long) inside the Oceanarium.





Show: 19:45, 22:00

Tickets: online table reservation

Show: 19:30, 22:00

Show + 1 Tapas: 45 EUR/person

Children under 12 years receive 50% discount

Getting there: Metro - Plaza de Espanya



Dinner: 19:00, 20:30, 22:00

Show: 20:15, 22:00, 23:00

Tickets: online table reservation

Show: 37 EUR/person/1-2. show, 33 EUR/person/3. show

Show + Dinner: 68 EUR/person/1-2. show, 60 EUR/person/3. show

Getting there: Metro - Liceu or Drassanes



Dinner: 19:00, 21:30

Show: 19:45, 22:45

Tickets: online table reservation

Show + 1 Sangria: 32 EUR/person

Show + Dinner: 65-75 EUR/person (depending on menu)

Getting there: Metro - Diagonal


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Getting there: Train from Estació de Sants station to Figueres - 140 km, 1,5-2 hours -

32-37 EUR/return



Opening hours: October, March-June 9:30-18:00, July-September 9:00-20:00, November-February 10:30-18:00

(last admission 45 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 11 EUR/adult, 8 EUR/child

Getting there: 10-15 walk from the train station

The Dalí Theatre-Museum, the largest surrealistic object in the world, occupies the building of the former Municipal Theatre, a 19th century construction which was destroyed at the end of the Spanish Civil War. On its ruins, Dalí decided to create his museum. The museum opened in 1974 and it houses the largest and most diverse collection of works by Salvador Dalí. In addition to Dalí paintings, there are Dalí sculptures, 3-dimensional collages, mechanical devices, a living-room with custom furniture that looks like the face of Mae West.


Getting there: FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat) Train from Placa Espanya station to  Montserrat - 50 km, 1,5 hour - 7,2 EUR/return


MONISTROL DE MONTSERRAT - monastery with Black Madonna

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:45, Saturday-Sunday 9:00-18:45

Tickets: 6 EUR/person

Getting there: Rack railway from train station - 15 minutes - 7-8 EUR/adult return,

4-4,5 EUR/child return

Combined tickets:

Trans Montserrat (return Metro ticket in Barcelona + return train ticket Barcelona-Montserrat + return Rack railway tickets + free tickets for local funiculars + audio guide): 23,1 EUR/person

Tot Montserrat (return Metro ticket in Barcelona + return train ticket Barcelona-Montserrat + return Rack railway tickets + free tickets for local funiculars + audio guide + lunch + ticket to Museum):

38,45 EUR/person

Montserrat is not only a monastery and a sanctuary; it is also a spectacular site from the geological point of view, as well as an important cultural centre. The Sanctuary boasts a wealth of artistic, historic and natural heritage. A veritable Open Air Museum.


Getting there: Train from Estació de Sants station to L'Esplugade Francolí - 120 km, 2,5 hours - 12,2 EUR/return



Opening hours: 10:00-12:30/12:45 and 15:00-17:30/18:00

Tickets: 6 EUR/adult, 3,5 EUR/child

Getting there: taxi from train station - 3,5 km

The Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet is a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1151 by Cistercian monks from France. This monastery was the first of three sister monasteries, known as the Cistercian triangle, that helped consolidate power in Catalonia in the 12th century. It also is a massive military complex, and has served as a royal palace, residence and pantheon. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, since 1991.


Getting there: Train from Plaza de Catalunya station to Villafrance de Penedes - 120 km, 1 hour -

6,4 EUR/return


TORRES WINERY - cellars, museum, wineyard visit, audiovisual show

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00-17:00, Sunday and public holidays 9:00-13:00

Tickets (with wine tasting): 6 EUR/person

Getting there: taxi from the train station

The Torres family surname has been linked with wine for more than three centuries, during which time our ancestors have worked vineyards in Penedès, a land with a millenarian tradition of wine. The visit includes audiovisual presentation, multimedia experience with aromas, tour through the vineyards, visit inside the Waltraud Cellar and wine tasting.


CODORNIU CELLAR-MUSEUM - cellars, museum, factory visit, audiovisual show

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00, Saturday-Sunday and public holidays 9:00-13:00

Reservation needed.

Getting there: taxi from the train station

Codorníu is the story of a wine-producing family that dates back to the 16th century. To visit the Codorníu Cellars is to steep oneself in the history of cava, of a culture, of a certain set of values and individuals. Here architecture, history, innovation and work well executed are apparent and these make Codorníu a place full of magical sensations.


Getting there: Train from Estació de Sants station to Camp de Tarragona - 125 km, 1,5 hours -

14 EUR/return


PORT AVENTURA - Amusement park with roller coasters, aquapark, pools, slides, shows

Opening hours:

Port Aventura: 27 March-October every day, November-December, Saturday-Sunday

Caribe Aquatic Park: 24 May- 13 September every day

Tickets: 44 EUR/adult/1 day, 35 EUR/child/1 day, 44 EUR/adult/2 days, 35 EUR/child/2 days

Combined tickets:

Port Aventura + Caribe Aquatic Parc: 66 EUR/3 days 2 parks/adult, 52,5 EUR/3 days 2 parks/child

Getting there: Rapid Tren Bus from the train station - 4,1 EUR/person

Accommodation in Port Aventura

El Paso**** - style: colonial Mexican

Port Aventura**** - style: Mediterrain village

Caribe**** - style: Caribe Island

There are very few places in the world where you can have adventures, or where you can experience the sort of emotions that you will remember forever. PortAventura Park is one of those places. You will discover the mysteries of Imperial China, win the respect of the Far West, explore the jungles of Polynesia, travel through exotic Aztec Mexico and experience the picturesque scenes of the Mediterranean.


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