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WHAT TOURIST PASS SHOULD I GET??

CITY PASS, BARCELONA CARD, or HOLA BCN??

Differenze abbonamenti Barcellona
TUTTE LE DIFFERENZE tra gli abbonamenti dei mezzi di Barcellona

ADVANTAGES

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Advantages

City Pass

Hola Bcn

Barcelona Card

Skip Lines at Entrance

Yes





Yes

(only if tickets bought separately online)




NO

(only at free attractions found in this list)



Sagrada Familia included in price


Yes

NO

NO

Parc Guell included in price


Yes

NO

NO

Bus Turistic (1 or 2 days)


Yes

NO

NO

Aerobus included


Yes

NO

NO


Unlimited public transport

(train/metro/airport bus 46 or airport metro/city buses/tram/funicolar) 



NO

(but you get a 20% discount on the Hola BCN)


Yes

Yes


20% off major attractions

(Casa Batlló, Pedrera, Camp Nou, Teleferica, Poble Espanyol, etc.)

Yes

NO



NO

(but it offers discounts on attractions. Here's the list)

Free attractions

Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell

NO

Only a few secondary attractions. Here's the list

Online discount

Only available online

Yes

Yes

Airport pickup (El Prat) or in Plaça Catalunya


No need for pickup.

Yes

Yes

PRICES

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DURATION

CITY PASS

Adults

(11+)

CITY PASS

Kids

(4-10)

HOLA BCN

Adults and Kids

(4+)

BARCELONA CARD

Adults

(13+)

BARCELONA CARD

Kids

(4-12)

No time limit

+ one day Bus Turistic

€69.50

€35.00

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No time limit

+ two day Bus Turistic

€79.50

€39.00

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48 hours (2 days)

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€13.77


€19.00

(does not include free attractions)


€19.00

(does not include free attractions)

72 hours (3 days)

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€20.14

€42.75

€19.95

96 hours (4 days)

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€26.12

€52.25

€25.65

120 hours (5 days)

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€32.01

€57.00

€30.40

CONCLUSION


In 2016 the CITY PASS really stole the show from the other Barcelona discount cards, above all for its convenience: everything is done quickly online with nothing to pick up. And you won't have to line up for any of the attractions. It also gives you 20% off pretty much everything you'll do. The inclusion of Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, the Bus Turistic, and the Aerobus make this an amazing all-inclusive pass that gives the holiday structure, saves time, and best of all saves money. Click for more information on the City Pass.


The HOLA BCN is recommend for those who aren't looking to see many attractions but will need to get around the city. Here's my article for more information on the Hola Bcn.


              There's also the BARCELONA CARD. Who should pick this one up? Whoever wants to get around the city, see a ton of attractions, and has bit of patience to wait through a few lines. Click for more information on the Barcelona Card.

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