Save money when visiting Barcelona with your family by taking advantage of the various Barcelona Discount Cards available. As well as the Barcelona Card for short visits, there are several Cultural cards offering admission to museums and attractions. For residents, your local Library Card or Super 3 membership provides discounted admission to many places in and around town. Don't forget that Public Museums open for free on the first Sunday morning of each month and every Sunday afternoon from 3pm-8pm.
The Barcelona Card
The Barcelona card offers you free unlimited transport and discounted admissions for Museums and Cultural Centres as well as Barcelona Family Attractions. It is a great option if you plan to stay for a couple of days or more and many of the discounts and free admissions are for
The Barcelona Card is available from tourist offices and allows visitors to access to the public transport system as well as many museums and attractions. The card also allows you to use the tram system and the train to and from Barcelona airport (as well as offering a 20% discount on the Aerobus Airport express bus).
The Barcelona Card offers discounts on souvenir purchases from the Tourist Office in Plaza Catalunya.
Museums and Galleries
You can enjoy free admission to 16 museums and discounted entry to 26 more (including the Picasso museum and the Sagrada Familia).
Activities and Attractions
Use your free ticket for the Golondrinas boat trip, the Mirador de Colom, Poble Espanyol and enjoy discounted admission to the Barcelona Aquarium, Imax cinema, Tibidabo and the Zoo. See Barcelona Family Attractions
Restaurants and Shows
The Barcelona Card provides discounts at various restaurants and bars around the city as well as on the price of admission to selected shows and concerts.
Validity: Between 2-5 consecutive days | Price: €27.50 to €45.00 or Child (4-12 yrs) €23.50 to €35.00 (5 day pass) | Tickets available from Tourist Information offices and online purchases may be collected at the airport upon arrival.
Science Museum Pass
This pass, introduced in 2007 to highlight the Year of Science, is now set to continue permanently. It allows you to visit all of the following Barcelona museums and centres for a single €18.50 ticket:
Museum of Science and Technology of Catalunya, CosmoCaixa ( Planetarium), Zoo Barcelona, Maritime Museum, Botanical Gardens, Natural History Museum and the Museu Agbar.
Tickets are available at museum points of sale.
A single ticket that allows you to visit the following 5 Museums:
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya
Museu Barbier-mueller d'Art Precolombi
Museu Egipci de Barcelona
Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat
Museu Maritim de Barcelona
Validity: 6 months | Price: €14.00 | Tickets available from Tourist Information offices
Becoming a library member offers you a surprising amount of discounts on admissions to various to Barcelona Family Attractions, Museums and Cultural Centres. Check beforehand for times and conditions for temporary exhibitions. Your library card offers you:
10% discount to Barcelona Zoo and the Aquarium
20 % discount on all municipal museums (Museu de ciencies Naturals, Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat, CCCB, Museu Maritim, MACBA etc.)
25% discount to Poble Espanyol and to Family Sunday entry
Reduced entry to Cinemas Verdi, Yelmo Complex and discounts on purchases at various Bookshops throughout town.
Find a Library in your area.
Super 3 Card
The Super 3 club cards are available for children ages 0-7 yrs and 8-14 yrs. Children using the card must always be accompanied by and adult. The Super 3 Card is sponsored by Catalan Television and you can pick up an application leaflet from La Caixa bank branches. They are useful for residents as they give discounted and free entry to a vast amount of ongoing activities i.e museums, tourist bus, shows, sports and musical events.
Family Annual Passes
Family annual passes are available in Barcelona for Poble Espanyol, the Aquarium, the Zoo and the National Art Musuem the MNAC.
The Articket BCN is a single ticket that allows you to visit the following 7 top Barcelona museums and Cultural Centres for a fixed price:
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Fundació Joan Miró, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Fundació Caixa Catalunya, Cultural Centre, Museum d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and Museu Picasso.
Validity: 6 months | Price: €25.00 | Tickets available at Art centres and Tourist Information offices or via La Caixa Catalunya Tel-Entrada service at the bank’s cash point machines, the Tel-Entrada telephone service on 902 10 1212 or online at http://www.telentrada.com