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

1. 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. Simply show a digital or printed copy of your pass 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 • Sagrada Familia Guided Tour • 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 • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona • Barcelona Montjuïc Cable Car Tours & experiences • Barcelona Bike Tour • Montserrat On Your Own with Bus Transfer Included • Tapas Tasting and Gothic Quarter Tour • Gaudí and Modernism Walking Tour • Best of Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour • Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour • Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past • Barcelona Ancient Markets Walking Tour • Gaudi Experience 4D • Estrella Damm Brewery • 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) 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.

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

2. 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 30 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, Port Vell, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Poble Nou-Zoo, Teatre Nacional Auditori, Glòries-Torre Agbar, Sagrada Familia, Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Park Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. 

Barcelona Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

3. Barcelona Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

See some of the highlights of Barcelona as you complete challenges on your smartphone with this interactive scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Use your imagination, logic, observation, and team spirit to solve the riddles. To get started, simply download the app and head to the starting point at Placa de Catalunya (download link and login credentials received after booking). Choose to start your game at a time that's convenient to you. As you explore, you'll solve a riddle to move on to the next attraction along the route. Use the map to navigate to each place and feel free to pause the app any time if you'd like to take a break or spend some extra time sightseeing. Starting from Plaça de Catalunya, visit Palau de la Música Catalana, the Cathedral of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, Gran Teatre del Liceu, La Rambla, Güell Palace, the Columbus Monument, the Rambla De Mar, Barceloneta, Aquarium Barcelona, El Cap de Barcelona, and the Picasso Museum.

LLoret de Mar: Barcelona Day Trip with Aquarium Visit

4. LLoret de Mar: Barcelona Day Trip with Aquarium Visit

Your day trip to Barcelona will begin in the morning when you leave Costa Brava on a comfortable bus. Upon arrival, you’ll then enter the Barcelona Aquarium without delay using your skip-the-line ticket. Once inside, you’ll experience the spectacular Oceanarium, traversing a transparent tunnel surrounded by sharks and other impressive sea creatures. You’ll learn all about the seabed and the importance of water and marine life to our planet. Afterwards, you’ll have the chance to discover Barcelona's most iconic street, Las Ramblas, with ample time to explore the surrounding city and to shop. Choose the afternoon departure on Thursday to witness the magic of the Montjuic Magic Fountain light show free of charge.

Frequently asked questions about Barcelona Aquarium

What are other attractions than Barcelona Aquarium that are worth visiting in Barcelona?

The other must-see attractions in Barcelona are:

How can I visit Barcelona Aquarium?

Possible ways to visit the Barcelona Aquarium:

To enter Barcelona Aquarium, you need to have a ticket or be part of a guided tour.

Planning Your Visit

  • Local lingo

    Barcelona's official language is Catalan, native to the Catalonia region. Although most people will understand Spanish, you'll get further if you learn a few words of Catalan!

  • Hot, hot, hot

    Owing to its Mediterranean location, Barcelona gets pretty warm, especially in the summer! Make sure you sunscreen up and stay in the shade around midday.

  • Stay safe

    Barcelona is generally a safe city, but common sense should still be put into practice. Keep valuables tucked safe into your bag - not pockets - and make sure your belongings are always within your sight.

  • Mix it up

    Barcelona city sightseeing tickets are available - if you're keen on one attraction, it's best to combine it with other things to save entry money and get more from your visit.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The park opens at 10:00 AM and remains open until at least 9:00 PM, depending on the day and month.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets start at just €20.00 and continue up once you add on transportation and other perks!
  • Will I need a guide?
    You won't need a guide at the aquarium, but there are several Barcelona tours that come with free Aquarium entry. Plan ahead with your itinerary, and you could save some money.
  • How to get there
    Take the Green Line L3 to Drassanes and it's just a short walk to the aquarium.
  • Additional information
    Plan to spend at least 2 hours at the aquarium to make sure you get to see everything it has to offer!

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What people are saying about Barcelona Aquarium

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,613 reviews

Great aquarium but although we purchased the Skip-the-line ticket we didn’t find any other people in the queue. Would definitely recommend it -especially for kids- and you should expect to spend about an hour an a half in there.

Ideal for the first visit of the city , we saw what to do and not to do. Well designed.

To gave food to the fish was a fantastic experience for my children of 9 and 15 years

It was all good. Everything that we where waiting to see.

Very nice objective to visit for family with kids!