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Things To Do In Barcelona

Finding and accessing a huge number of things to do in Barcelona actually requires only a handful of bookings and a little dash of inspiration, two things which we hope to provide here. At CityXplora we like our main means of transport around the city to double-up as great way to see the local landmarks. The Barcelona City Tour is an open-top sightseeing bus tour that offers the best hop on hop off service in the Catalan capital. Each of the city tour's two routes contain over 15 stops and they include spots loved by both locals and tourists alike. Admire Gaudi at his finest by visiting Casa Batllo and La Pedrera, enjoy the activities and art of the Caixa Forum, and kick back on the beaches of La Barceloneta.

The architectural distinctiveness of Barcelona is the basis of one of its finest activities. If the thing you want to do has to include the city's ultimate natural and man-made wonders then look no further than a guided tour of Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia. There's so much to discover in Park Guell, from the rainbow trencadís sculptures to the 86 Doric columns that a helpful guide is sure to prove both useful and entertaining. The Sagrada Familia Cathedral is such a popular attraction that a 'skip the line' tour is pretty much the only way to get inside without waiting significant lengths of time.

If you're a football fan visiting Barcelona then you can't afford to miss the self-guided tour of Camp Nou Stadium and the FC Barcelona Museum. There's hardly a facility you don't gain entry to, from the changing rooms, pitch access tunnel and television studio to the mixed zone, press room and commentary boxes, you'll see it all and unravel a legendary history.

To unlock Barcelona's handiest selection of tourist discounts we'd strongly recommend checking out the Barcelona City Pass Card. Its two best features are the selection of free museum entries and free public transport entitlement. Ascend to the beautiful mountain neighbourhood of Montjuïc and pay nothing to enter the postcard worthy National Art Museum of Catalonia. The nearby Magic Fountain of Montjuïc makes the experience all the better. Certain attractions still require an entrance fee, but are cheaper with the Barcelona Card. Journey to Barcelona's hilly north and get 20% off Tibidabo Amusement Park and Barcelona Zoo.

Want to enjoy the ultimate Barcelona city break experience? Have a look at the new Barcelona iVenture Card. Each one includes 10 standard activities, amongst which are Poble Espanyol, Bellesguard Tower and skip-the-line entry to MACBA. You can then select 1-5 premium activities depending on your budget/timescale. There's no strict date constraints, purchased vouchers are usable within 6 months, then you have a whole month to complete your activities! Read our Mr Sightseer blog to find out which iVenture attractions we'd most recommend.

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Hop-on hop-off at all of Barcelona's landmarks. Image Top Pick Want your City transport and museums for free? Image Top Pick Access All Of Barcelona's Best Attractions. Image

Access All Of Barcelona's Best Attractions.

The new Barcelona iVenture Card unlocks up to 15 of Barcelona's finest tours, attractions and dining experiences. It's date flexible, excellent value, and saves booking hassle.

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Take a stroll through a Gaudi masterpiece.

In terms of accessibility to the public, Park Guell is perhaps Antoni Gaudi's finest work. Explore its many sculptures and exquisite Art Nouveau architecture in natural surroundings.

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Whisk Yourself Away To PortAventura.

Spain's most exciting theme park is just an hour and half's ride from central Barcelona. If you'd like to include it in your itinerary then book a handy shuttle bus plus park entry.

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