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Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day

1. Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day

Discover Barcelona at your own pace on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour! One convenient ticket is valid for two routes, each with stops at the best sites in Barcelona! A complimentary map and guide with the routes and stops will help you choose where to get off and where to stay on. You will also enjoy audio commentary in 15 different languages. 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 • Cathedral-Barri Gotic • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Platja del Bogatell* • Nova Mar Bella* • Forum* • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau • Parc Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló • Glòries-Torre Agbar (*) Winter Tour (November 2 to March 25): these stops are replaced by Ciutadella - Zoo, Teatre Nacional - Auditori. West Route • Plaça Catalunya • Arc de Triomf • El Born- Ciutadella-zoo • Passeig Colom • World Trade Center • Jardins 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 • 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

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Barcelona Hop-on Hop-off Tour: 1 or 2- Day Ticket

2. Barcelona Hop-on Hop-off Tour: 1 or 2- Day Ticket

This Barcelona sightseeing tour features 2 different routes with 40 stops to choose from! See the major sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus, spending as much time as you like at places of interest to you. Hop-off at other key points of interest, including the Gothic Quarter and explore this district’s Medieval streets, or visit the fascinating Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world! La Rambla is another of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions, hop-off here and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries!  A number of buildings in the city are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Especially remarkable are the works of architect Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city. His best-known work is the immense but still unfinished cathedral, Sagrada Familia. This has become a symbol of Barcelona known around the world. Other works by Gaudi that can be seen on the tour include his famous Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, and Park Güell. Frequency: 20-30 minutes Duration: 120 minutes The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line 1. Plaça de Catalunya 2. Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies 3. Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera 4. Francesc Macià - Diagonal 5. Estació de Sants 6. Creu Coberta 7. Plaça d’Espanya 8. Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe 9. Poble Espanyol 10. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya 11. Anella Olímpica 12. Fundació Joan Miró 13. Telefèric de Montjuïc 14. Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera 15. World Trade Center 16. Colom - Museu Marítim 17. Port Vell 18. Museu d’Història de Catalunya 19. Port Olímpic 20. Zoo 21. Pla de Palau - Parc de la Ciutadella 22. Barri Gòtic  Blue Line 1. Plaça de Catalunya 2. Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies 3. Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera 4. Sagrada Família 5. Eixample 6. Park Güell 7. Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo 8. Sarrià 9. Monestir de Pedralbes 10. Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell 11. Futbol Club Barcelona 12. Diagonal Les Corts 13. Francesc Macià – Diagona 14. MACBA - CCCB

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Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Aquarium Tour

3. Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Aquarium Tour

See all the highlights of Barcelona in comfort aboard a double-decker bus. Hop-on and hop-off as many times as you wish during 1 or 2 days (depending on the option selected) and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are 2 routes and your ticket is valid for both. Frequency of buses at stops varies depending on the season (between 5 and 20 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours. Your tickets also includes entrance to the Aquarium of Barcelona. The aquarium is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world. Discover its fascinating species and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean’s different marine communities. Learn about the most characteristic traits of the species living in each aquarium. Observe two habitats inspired by protected areas on Spain’s coastline: the Ebro Delta and the Medes Islands. Finaly, take a walk through the acrylic tunnel that runs the length of the Oceanarium, which gives you the feeling of swimming with sharks. Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Routes & Stops West Route (orange): Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf, El Born-Ciutadella-Zoo, Passeig Colom, World Trade Center, Jardins 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, Camp Nou (FC Barcelona), Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial-Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes, Illa Diagonal, Av. Diagonal, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló. East Route (green): Plaça Catalunya, Catedral-Barri Gòtic, Port Vell, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Platja de Bogatell*, Nova Mar Bella*, Forum*, Glòries-Torre Agbar, Sagrada Familia, Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Park Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. (* from November 2 to March 25 these stops are replaced by Poble Nou-Zoo and Teatre Nacional Auditori.)

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Planning Your Visit

  • When to take a bus tour in Barcelona?

    The best seat in the house has got to be on the top of a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. For maximum enjoyment, you need sunshine and a breeze to perch atop the bus. We recommend a summer tour of Barcelona by bus so that you can soak up the sunshine as you vacation in the Catalonian capital.

Hop-on hop-off tours in Barcelona: Everything you need to know

Taking a Barcelona hop-on hop-off bus tour will help you in covering terrain in this slice of Spain. Beaches one way, mountains another, and gorgeousness in between. See, eat, and do what you love in Barcelona. 

Sports come alive in various sites, from the 1992 Summer Olympic Stadium to Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona. Architecture marvels in the spires of Sagrada Familia and the mosaics of Park Güell. Art history evolves at the Picasso Museum and the Miro Foundation. Blending old with new is no cliché in Barcelona. Just walk the narrow lanes of the Gothic Quarter or browse and taste your way around La Rambla to find out.

Why should I take a hop-on hop-off tour of Barcelona?

Barcelona gets hot in the summer but not too cold in the winter. So, a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus is perfect any time of year. Bring sunscreen in the summer and layers in the winter. Then you can sit up top and snap pics or just enjoy the scenery. What if it rains? Many buses have retractable roofs, or you can drop down to the lower deck until the weather clears.

See and do more with a hop-on hop-off tour. You get to be more flexible, so you can check out more sites. You also have a full day, or sometimes two, to enjoy the trip. Take your time as you please. Feel like you missed something? That’s okay. A bus will come around again.

Hop off and explore Barcelona. Hop back on when you’re done or tired of walking. Just along for the ride? Not a problem, enjoy the audio commentary or chat with the local guide. You just might get inspired to wander around somewhere new!

What attractions can I visit on a hop-on hop-off Barcelona tour?

Whatever you love, you’ll find a piece of it in Barcelona. Fun, frolics, history, culture – you’ll find it all around. Some of the attractions include:

Picasso Museum

You might not get through all 4,000 plus works but it’s worth a shot. Wander through his Blue Period and Rose Period, then check out all the shapes. For an added incentive, visit on a Thursday evening to get in for free.

Bogatell and Mar Bella Beaches 

Take a break and relax by the sea or enjoy a ping pong game on the sand. Barcelona’s beaches can get busy, but Bogatell is a calmer scene. If you want to bare it all, there’s a nudist section on Mar Bella beach.

Gothic Quarter 

Go medieval in the Gothic Quarter. Venture around narrow streets past centuries-old architecture and don’t miss the ancient synagogue ruins. You will also see fantastic bars and restaurants all around, so this could be a good snack stop.

Museu Frederic Mares 

See into the mind of one man. Frederic Mares collected everything from huge sculptures to pill bottles. As an artist and professor, this made him a collector, not a hoarder. If it’s a nice day, take a moment in the courtyard.

Camp Nou 

You don’t have to be a soccer fan to enjoy Camp Nou, but it helps! Home to legends like Messi and Ronaldinho, you may want to come back for a match. A tour of the arena includes walking through the players’ tunnel onto the field, so you can feel like a pro!

La Rambla 

Visit the Christopher Columbus monument then amble down the road. Shop, eat, drink and repeat. Have a sip from the Canaletes fountain. You can ask the guide how best to get there.

Sagrada Familia 

Still under construction after 100 years, you don’t want to miss this impressive church. Look up as you wander around. You might feel like you’re walking through a stone forest. There is a dress code, so you might want to bring a shirt or shawl.

Tips and good things to know about Barcelona hop-on hop-off tours

Note that most tickets are valid for a day or two. Two-day tickets sometimes have to be used two days in a row, so double-check the terms. Some tours give discount booklets and maps, which come in handy. Check their schedules for running times as they often have different start and end times during different times of the year. 

And speaking of times of year, there can be route changes depending on the season as well. Also, most attractions have an entrance fee, so see if any are included. If not, check for Wi-Fi and see if you can buy tickets online to save some time.



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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,515 reviews

A great experience.....much the best way to see this incredible city. At first thought it seemed a bit expensive but so glad we did it....no regrets at all and money well spent.....as the old saying goes 'you get what you pay for' and we certainly did!

You get a good overview of the city. There are 2 routes. Blue through northern Barcelona (including Sagrada Familia and FC Barcelona Stadium, red through southern Barcelona (including Montjuic. Hafen).

Great! Easy to find the check in points and very convenient for our first two days exploring Barcelona.

It was worth the money. The signs in every stops were also visible enough not to get lost.

Cool combination of a road tour across Barcelona, with many important stations!