The Barcelona Card offers tourists a way of enjoying the city at minimum cost for travel, attraction visits and purchases from a whole host of selected stores and restaurants. With the card you have no excuses not to visit as many of Barcelona’s attractions as you have the time to.
The Barcelona Card is a combination of a travel card, shopping card and reduced price pass to tourist attractions, and you also get reduced prices at selected restaurants and entertainment venues. It is an absolute must for visitors to the city that want to visit as much as they can while they are here.
First to the cost, so that you are not wondering what that is while you read about the rest, and then you can decide whether or not the advantages it offers you are worth what you pay. It is an absolute no-brainer, but here are the facts for you to decide for yourself. These prices are per person:
2 Days: 27 per person (for adults), 23 for kids between 4 and 12
3 Days: 33 per person (for adults), 28 for kids between 4 and 12
4 Days: 37.50 per person (for adults), 30.50 for kids between 4 and 12
5 Days: 44 per person (for adults), 34.50 for kids between 4 and 12
Free for children aged under 4.
You must purchase the Barcelona card 24 hours in advance of visiting Barcelona, and once paid you will be provided with your card, a map of the city and a travel guide when you get here. Naturally, if you are already in Barcelona, you can order the card and it will take 24 hours before you can pick it up.
Visitors who have used the card when visiting Barcelona have been delighted with the value it offers, and the more you travel around Barcelona, the greater the benefit you will get. Here is a brief discussion of the benefits of using the card during your visit to the city.
1. Free Travel
The Barcelona Card enables you to travel free throughout the period of the card. So, if you pay the 44 for 5-day card, you can travel free on Barcelona’s public transport system for the entire 5 days. That includes the majority of the city bus lines and the metro, so you will be able to travel anywhere within the city free of any further charge. No more grumbling about the price of the metro train or the buses!
2. Attraction Discounts
You receive discounts at large number of Barcelona’s popular tourist attractions. For example, 50% off the normal entrance fee for the world-famous Picasso Museum on Montcada street, and 20% off the Museu de Joan Miro, the Spanish surrealist painter and sculptor. Plus many, many more.
3. Restaurant and Entertainment Discounts
You will receive 10% discounts off your bill at many of Barcelona’s popular restaurants and 20% of many entertainment venues, such as the classical music theatre Palau de la Musica and the operas at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. In addition to these, and lots more discounts, many other museums and attractions are free when you present your card. You will also receive a 12% discount on purchases in the famous Plaça Catalunya in the centre of the city.
The card is about the size of a credit card, and well worth several times the price you pay for it. The free offers and discounts amount to more than 100 all over the city, yet you will save more than its cost on transport alone. Consider how far you would get in your own home city for 40, and your card lasts 5 entire days at that price.
It is not only worthwhile, it’s a must for anybody intending to spend their time in Barcelona travelling about and visiting the great attractions this beautiful city has to offer. The guidebook and map provide you with everything you need to travel in Barcelona, and is available in a range of languages including Catalan, Spanish, English, Italian, French and German, and a load of extra cut-out coupons you can use in the city.
Tour the City Free
Using the Barcelona card, there is no need for you to stop at every metro station to buy a ticket, or no need to worry about having the correct change in Euros for your bus fare. Just show your card and stay on the bus or the metro for as long as you like. You can take a ride right round the city on the same bus, or even changing buses when it suits you. Get a feel for the Barcelona, and where everything is by following your bus route on the map provided, and then tick off the places you feel you would like to see more of.
Barcelona offers a great deal of things for visitors to see and do, and with a Barcelona card you have the freedom to travel as you wish without any more cost. Add to that the discounts and coupons in the guide and you have a fabulous offer that you would be mad to turn down.
That’s why most visitors to Barcelona who buy it once, go on to buy the Barcelona Card every time they visit Barcelona on holiday.
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