Most visitors to Barcelona begin their city sightseeing with a walk along the Ramblas and the neighbouring Gothic Quarter. Many are also happy to walk north from Plaça de Catalunya along Passeig de Gràcia to visit Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera or head south of the Ramblas to Port Vell. However, Barcelona has many tourist attractions which aren’t easily accessible on foot so some form of transport is recommended for going further afield to the likes of Montjuïc, Park Güell and FC Barcelona’s Nou Camp football stadium.
Getting Around: For many visitors the excellent hop-on, hop-off bus service (Bus Turistic) which departs from Plaça de Catalunya is a great way to see the city. The service consists of three different routes which cover all the main attractions. Alternatively, you might prefer to go it alone and use the city’s excellent public transport network which includes an impressive underground (Metro) and bus service. A wide range of scheduled and private city tours are also available from local tour operators.
Barcelona Attraction Tickets: Whether you choose to take the hop-on, hop-off tourist bus or prefer to travel around the city on foot or by public transport you’re going to need entrance tickets to the main tourist attractions. Due to the popularity of the city and its many sights there are often significant queues at the ticket office of many of these sights. For this reason it is strongly recommended that you Order Skip-the-Line Attraction Tickets. These tickets will be issued directly to your mobile phone so you simply show your smartphone at the venue and you get in ahead of all those people waiting to buy tickets.