If you are in Barcelona for the first time or you’re short on time, you can take a bustour Barcelona. The tourist bus Barcelona Bus Turistic offers a simple and fast way to get to know Barcelona and quickly learn its streets, stopping at all major places in the city, which you can revisit to learn more about later.
The Barcelona bustour makes a stop in 42 places, all of which are important landmarks. From the stops you can quickly get to the museums, monuments and important sights. You can stay indefinitely in all the places, and when you’re ready to go to the next attractions, you just have to wait for another bus.
One ticket allows you to take the bus an unlimited number of times, plus one ticket is valid for two routes. Different routes have some common stops, so if you want you can change route.
All buses of tourbus Barcelona have a tour guide who briefly describes, in several languages, the attractions which the bus passes. It helps you to decide where to go, and makes the trip more diverse. However, the information is very brief, and gives only an overview of the sights. When buying a ticket you get a guide with information about the sights at all stops.
Depending on the time of year, the frequency of tourist buses ranges from 5 to 25 minutes. But the reality is not quite so. Be ready for a longer wait, and then have 2-3 buses pull up at the same time. So you can waste time standing at the bus stop for 30 minutes. The good news is that you do not have far to go to the attractions because most of them are located near the stops.
The Bus Turistic Barcelona make a tour of three different routes: Blue Route, Red Route and Green route.
This route of the touristic bus Barcelona starts from the Plaça Catalunya, driving down right through to the Passeig de Gràcia, Sagrada Família, Gràcia, and stops at the most important modernist buildings work, Gaudí: La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. The route runs through the northern part of the city, making stops in places such as the Parc Güell and Tibidabo.
Then it returns to the city, stopping at the royal and aristocratic palaces. This route includes a visit to the stadium of FC “Barcelona” and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), two places that are worth visiting during your holiday in Barcelona. If you stay on the bus, the trip takes about 2 hours.
This route of the Barcelona city tour bus also starts from Plaça Catalunya and runs down the street Passeig de Gràcia. It crosses the blue route beside Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Then the bus goes to the Plaça Espanya, from where you can get to the Caixaforum and to the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), which is located in a striking building overlooking the northern part of the city.
Next, the bus will carry you up the Montjuïc mountain, making a stop at the Olympic Stadium and at the Castle Montjuïc, offering breathtaking views of the coastline. Then you go down to the coast. Barcelona has an excellent harbour, and the shore is full of places where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks. And don’t forget that this is a big nightclub area. If you don’t extend your time by getting off the bus, the trip takes about 2 hours.
The Barcelona bus tour leaves from the Port Olympic, where you can take the Red Route, and then it goes along the coast, passing the main beaches of Barcelona. The main attraction of this route is Fórum. Here you can enjoy examples of modern architecture of Barcelona.
Being in Barcelona you can’t fail to visit this place. Buildings, squares, and a new port are impressive sights, thanks to the aesthetics and size. If you do not get off the bus, your trip takes 40 minutes.
Bear in mind: The green route runs from 27/03 to 01/11 in 2015.
The first bus departs at 9:00 a.m – 9:30 a.m. The last bus departs at 7:00 p.m. in winter and at 8:00 p.m. in summer. The time between buses is 5-25 minutes.
For adult: 27 € – 1 day; 38 € – 2 days
For child 4-12 years (0-3 years free): 16 € – 1 day 20 € – 2 days
If you buy the ticket online you receive a 10% discount. You can buy tickets also on the bus, in the subway, and in hotels.