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

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

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 40 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The buses come every 20-30 minutes and each route is around 2 hours. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Glòries • Arc de Triomf - Barcelona Nord Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

Barcelona: Montjuïc Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

2. Barcelona: Montjuïc Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

See Barcelona from above this this roundtrip ticket for the Montjuïc Cable Car. Ride on a newly refurbished cable car to the hill of Montjuïc which provides you with sweeping views of Barcelona. Make your way to the Parc de Montjuïc Cable Car station and hop aboard the spacious car. Make the climb up approximately 270 feet (84.5 meters) on a 2,460-foot (750-meter) run that affords views of the whole region, from the Serra de Collserola to the Mediterranean Sea. Visit three cable car stations on your way up, Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar, and Castell de Montjuïc. Get a bird's-eye-view of iconic landmarks like the imposing Sagrada Familia. Skip the walk back down using the return ticket.

Barcelona: Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner

3. Barcelona: Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner

Head to the Tablao de Carmen for a night of authentic flamenco performances. Built as a tribute to the great dancer Carmen Amaya, the Tablao de Carmen has been staging its traditional flamenco show since 1988. Located in the Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc, a magnificent open-air museum incorporating elements of typical Spanish villages across the country, the Tablao de Carmen is the perfect place to soak up the architectural and cultural history of Spain. Feel free to take time before and after the show to check out the 117 full-scale buildings, artisan workshops, and souvenir shops that populate the open air museum. Sit back, relax, and dig into some tapas while watching a flamenco show. Combining experienced professional musicians and dancers with promising youngsters, the show follows centuries-long traditions that have defined the genre. Watch as the stage itself becomes the best school and artistic springboard combined with a style of musical dance performance that doesn't involve formal choreography or synchronized organization. See how the show unfolds according to the interaction among the artists, resulting in a constantly updated show. Pick your favorites from a tapas menu that includes a number of Spanish classics like large olives, cured cheese with rosemary olive oil, Spanish salad, potatoes bravas, marinated chicken, Oxtail croquettes, a potato ball with minced meat filling, and Catalan crème brulée. Sip on water, wine, sangria, coffee, or tea.

Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Catamaran

4. Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Catamaran

See the best of Barcelona on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get access to two routes with one ticket for a complete sightseeing experience. Take a complimentary map to help you decide where you want to go and enjoy audio commentary. 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. To complete your experience select the option that includes a 1-hour catamaran cruise along the city coast. Get off on stop 4 or 5 of the West route (orange) to experience a catamaran cruise along Barcelona Coast. The catamaran will leave from Port Vell, where you can admire monuments such as the World Trade Center and the largest yachts in the city. During the walk, you will be able to get a unique perspective of Barcelona. You'll arrive at the area of Puerto Olympics so that you can see from there the port founded in the 1991 Olympics. East Route • Plaça de Catalunya • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Poble Nou - Zoo • Teatre Nacional - Auditori. • Glories- Torre Agbar • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau • Park Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló 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

Barcelona Flamenco Show: Tablao de Carmen Tickets

5. Barcelona Flamenco Show: Tablao de Carmen Tickets

Enjoy an evening of entertainment in Barcelona with a traditional flamenco show in the Tablao de Carmen. Created as a tribute to the great dancer Carmen Amaya, the Tablao de Carmen has been staging its pure flamenco show since 1988. Located in the Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc, a magnificent open-air museum, you can enjoy the history and traditions of Spanish flamenco and admire the stunning architecture of the building. The Tablao de Carmen has a proud reputation based on the consistency and quality of its shows, as well as for maintaining the purest tradition over fashions, prejudices, or other commercial interests. Maintaining tradition, however, has never been synonymous with stagnation for the Tablao de Carmen. The shows have always boasted prestigious artists in the world of flamenco combined with promising youngsters, for whom the tablaos (places where flamenco shows are performed) have historically served as a school and artistic springboard. This results in constantly updated shows. The show performed in the Tablao de Carmen is typical of any tablao show – it has no formal choreography or synchronized organization. Some of the most important and representative flamenco styles are incorporated within the show, so you can appreciate the richness and variety of this art that combines music, dancing, and singing.

Barcelona: Poble Espanyol Skip-The-Line Ticket

6. Barcelona: Poble Espanyol Skip-The-Line Ticket

Located in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona, Poble Espanyol is architecture, it is art, it is crafts, it is open air and it is also a unique space to enjoy family activities, concerts and exhibitions. In short, Poble is a large area where history meets culture and leisure through a calm and pleasant stroll in a natural environment. Poble Espanyol was established within the framework of the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition, with the aim of representing the architecture and culture of Spanish towns. To enter the minds of the creators of Poble Espanyol and discover the excitement of the process, do not miss the exhibition: A photographic journey. The construction of Poble Espanyol (access to the exhibition is included in the venue ticket). Over 40,000 m2 of open air space, Poble Espanyol is a precinct that is home to 117 full-scale constructions. Walking around Poble Espanyol you will discover, as well, an important representation of artisan workshops in which professionals from different generations work with glass, ceramic, leather and wicker products, among others. They themselves offer the possibility of personalized workshops and courses so that you can live the artisan experience in the first person. Poble Espanyol also includes a wide variety of bars, restaurants, terraces and shops where you can enjoy local products, audiovisual facilities and the Fran Daurel Museum, which boasts works by key figures in contemporary Spanish art. In recent years, and now more than ever, Poble Espanyol offers, in addition to the usual content open 365 days a year, cultural and leisure activities for all ages who find in the enclosure a monumental environment without equal, safe and quiet. Concerts, family activities, shows and temporary exhibitions live in Poble like nowhere else in Barcelona.

Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

7. Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Visit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions of your choice and save up to 35% compared to buying individual tickets with a Barcelona city pass. Browse the included digital guide to plan and book ahead the attractions you want to visit, then show the digital or printed copy of your pass on the day, for entry. Valid for 60 days from its first use, your pass gives you plenty of time to enjoy your vacation. Go on a tour of Sagrada Familia, visit Gaudí's La Pedrera, make your way around town with a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour including 45 stops, take in the panoramic sights from Montjuïc cable car, explore the home of FC Barcelona, or relax on a Las Golondrinas boat cruise. With the Barcelona Explorer Pass you can choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions, museums, or tours from the following: Popular attractions • Parc Güell Guided Tour (R) • Sagrada Familia Guided Tour (R) • Casa Batlló • La Pedrera • Las Golondrinas Boat Cruise • Barcelona Bus Turistíc (Hop-On Hop-Off) • FC Barcelona - Camp Nou Stadium Tour • Picasso Museum Guided Tour (R) • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona • Barcelona Montjuïc Cable Car Tours & experiences • Barcelona Bike Tour (R) • Montserrat On Your Own with Bus Transfer Included (R) • Tapas Tasting and Gothic Quarter Tour (R) • Gaudí and Modernism Walking Tour (R) • Best of Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour • Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour (R) • Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past (R) • Barcelona Ancient Markets Walking Tour (R) • Gaudi Experience 4D • Estrella Damm Brewery (R) • Escape Hunt Barcelona Places of interest • L'Aquàrium de Barcelona • Barcelona Zoo • Vicens House Gaudí • MACBA - Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • MEAM - Museu Europeu d'Art Modern • Fundació MAPFRE • CosmoCaixa Barcelona • Moco Museum • Museu de la Música • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Sant Pau Modernist Center • Big Fun Museum and Museum of Illusions - combined entry • Casa Amatller • Olympic and Sports Museum • Gaudi's Crypt at Colonia Güell • History Museum of Catalunya • Catalunya en Miniatura • Illa Fantasia Water Park (seasonal - open in summer) (R) Reservations required in advance Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher before you go for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, where applicable. Make sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

From Salou: Barcelona Center and Poble Espanyol Day Trip

8. From Salou: Barcelona Center and Poble Espanyol Day Trip

Enjoy convenient transport from Salou directly to Poble Espanyol, a unique architectural museum that features 117 buildings modeled after traditional Spanish villages from different parts of the country. Marvel at an imaginative exhibition that was originally built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition and today continues to offer a peek into Spanish culture, gastronomy, architecture, and traditions. Located in one of the most beautiful parts of they city, just a stone's throw from the famous Fountains of Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol is one of Barcelona's top sights. After checking out Poble Espanyol, get transported through the green and hilly Montjuïc area to the center of Barcelona and take advantage of free time for independent exploration. Stroll over La Rambla, Barcelona's most iconic street, and wander down one of the many narrow, winding streets leading off it or  head straight for Plaça de Catalunya and find the statue of Columbus pointing out to America. For local fare, visit the Boqueria, the famous covered marketplace on the Rambla. Or make your way to the Gothic Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in the city, where you can visit the Picasso Museum and the cathedral of Santa Eulalia. Admire the neighborhood's many examples of medieval architecture as well as the remains of the city wall from Roman times. Stop into one of the many bars, restaurants, and terraces for a bite or a drink.

Barcelona Highlights: Bus and Walking Tour

9. Barcelona Highlights: Bus and Walking Tour

See the most emblematic sights the city has to offer as you start with a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Stroll down one of the most important streets in the city until you reach the Cathedral of Barcelona. Walk the narrow streets of the oldest part of the city and discover the many secrets it holds. Marvel at the quaint medieval places hidden to the crowds and learn about their historical significance. Follow your guide to Plaça Catalunya to board an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic tour through the city. Drive through Passeig de Gràcia and admire the most popular Gaudi Houses, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà (La Pedrera), noticing some of the most important modernist facades as you go.   Next, listen to your guide’s explanations as you drive near the sea to discover the changes to the coastline of Barcelona for the Olympic Games in 1992. See the Olympic Port and the beach and the fisherman’s quarter from the bus, then head to the Montjuïc mountain, the famed backdrop of the Olympic Games. See the Olympic Stadium and ride the cable car for amazing views over the city.

From Salou: Guided Tour of Barcelona Highlights

10. From Salou: Guided Tour of Barcelona Highlights

Board a bus directly to Poble Espanyol, an architectural museum located in Montjuïc Park. First constructed in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition, Poble Espanyol contains 117 buildings built to resemble a typical Spanish village. Spot architectural elements inspired by a number of different regions, from the villages of Andalusia to Romanesque Catalan monasteries. Peruse the local handicrafts for sale and visit some of the many restaurants and bars onsite. Check out the impressive collection of contemporary art that includes works by Dalí, Picasso, and Miró. Visit the new audiovisual exhibit and enjoy samples of folklore and festivities from all over Spain. After your visit to Poble Espanyol, get picked up and explore Barcelona further. Drive to the top of Montjuïc to enjoy beautiful views over the harbor and the city from the Mayor's Lookout. Pass by the Arc de Triomf on your way to Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Take time to walk around this magnificent building and get pictures of the intricate different facades. Check out some of Gaudí's other buildings on Paseo de Gracia, including the Casa Mila and Casa Battlo. Once you reach Plaça de Catalunya in the city center, enjoy free time to stroll down the Rambla and its surroundings. Visit the  Boquería, a famous covered market, and the Santa Eulalia Cathedral. Take a walk through the Gothic Quarter and get lost in its labyrinthine streets while shopping in numerous boutiques or stopping for a drink in a street side terrace. 

Planning Your Visit

  • Best period to visit

    Though a visit to the Poble Espanyol is delightful on any sunny day, it's especially worth it during the summer months thanks to the many outdoor concerts and events. The outdoor cinema is also open in the summer – the perfect cap to a day of walking and discovery.

  • Artisans at work

    Make sure to check out the 40 or so artisans throughout the village, many of whom will exhibit their craft for your enjoyment. The glass blower is particularly popular.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Poble Espanyol opens at 9am, closing times vary by day of the week.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets start at just 9,60 € and increase with package options and tours.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide is not necessary, but a tour guide can enhance your experience with historical context.
  • How to get there
    Take metro line 1 or 3 to Espanya, or bus 13, 23 or 150 to Poble Espanyol.
  • Additional information

    • Skates, scooters, balls and bicycles are not allowed in the village.

    • You can go in and out of the village throughout the day, as long as you show your ticket at the door.

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What people are saying about Poble Espanyol

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 9,899 reviews

A great place to see up close the mesmerizing beauty of Spain as you walk down avenues lined with beautiful buildings. Don't miss the multimedia experience about the Fiestas of Spain. The place is well kept and clean and the staff is super helpful and friendly.

Excellent way of seeing this vast city. It gives the opportunity of seeing all the highlights but kinder on your feet! The audio guide is good, although the music gets a bit annoying after a while. Great value for money

It was a very nice and informative tour with our guide Manu. She conveyed the information so vividly, alternately in Spanish and English, that the time flew by. We recommend

Great easy to use good value we have done these worldwide always a great way to spend your first two days in a new city to decide what you want to go back and visit

No unexpected! All on time with great guides in English or Spagmolian