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The ticket for a cheaper visit to Barcelona

The ticket for a cheaper visit to Barcelona
Written by Paula

Barcelona is a non-stop city with lots to offer. Whether you are young or old, Barcelona has the perfect activity for you. If you are about to visit the city, you have no doubt researched what should you visit, or flipped a few times through the pages of your newly bought travel guide. If you are concerned that you won’t be able to visit all that you would like to see because your budget won’t allow it, consider investing in one of the two cards the city offers for those who want to explore: Art Ticket BCN and Barcelona Card.

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Articket BCN

ticket barcelonaArticket BCN focuses solely on museums. With this museum pass you can visit six of the most important museums in Barcelona for the price of 30€. You have three months from the date you visit the first museum until the card expires. Articket BCN you will not only save you 45% on the normal admission prices, but will also allow you to skip lines to enter the museums.

Articket BCN offers reduced entry fees for the following museums:

MNAC, the largest museum in Catalonia, focusing on works y Catalan artists. The price of admission without Articket BCN would be 12€.

Museo Picasso – The Picasso Museum gathers more than 4000 works that reveal the process, evolution and artistry of the Spanish artist, featuring works like Man in a Beret (1895), Mountain Landscape (1896), (The Wait (1901) and End of the Number (1901). The price of admission without Articket BCN would be 14€.

CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona is a museum focused on contemporary art, featuring works of cinema, music and performing arts. The price of admission without Articket BCN would be 10€.

Fundació Joan Miró – Fundació Joan Miró presents dozens of works by the Spanish artist, including Chappel of Sant Joan d’Horta (1917), Seated woman (1931), The diamonds and smiles at twilight (1947) and Bird (1049). The price of admission without Articket BCN would be 11€.

Fundació Antoni Tàpies – The Antoni Tàpies Foundation features a collection of works by Antoni and Teresa Tàpies. Here you can discover several sculptures, installations, collages and paintings by the artists. The price of admission without Articket BCN would be 7€.

MACBA – The Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona possesses one of the most interesting collections of contemporary art in the city, with more than 5800 works. The price of admission without Articket BCN would be 10€.

You can buy the Articket BCN at one of the city’s tourism posts or at any of the museums mentioned in the list.

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Barcelona Card

Barcelona Card is another card that gives you the opportunity to see the city at reduced prices. Like Articket BCN it contemplates a variety of museums, but it also allows you to visit other sites such as Camp Nou, the Botanical Garden, Casa Batlló, Palau de la Música Catalan and La Sagrada Família.

ticket barcelonaBarcelona Card also offers discounts on public transportation, a variety of guided tours on land and at sea, and others like entertainment, food, nightlife, leisure and shopping.

You can choose between cards for 3, 4 or five days, but bear in mind that once the card has been used, you have to use it the following days.

Barcelona Card’s prices vary between 20€ and 60€, and can be found at Turisme de Barcelona. The card can also be purchased online, which will give you an extra 10€ discount.

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