Barcelona Skip the Line

BCN Travel - Christian

Published March 21, 2017

Get the most out of Barcelona with Skip The Line Products!

Whether you are a new traveller or an experienced jet setter, these products will help you make the most of your trip, saving you precious time to enjoy the fruitful offers of Barcelona.

Barcelona is extremely touristy due to its Mediterranean climate and rich history. This means that tourists flock to popular attractions and the lines build up. You can potentially wait in line for hours for just one attraction.

Not with these products though, since you will literally be skipping the line!

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One of the best views of the City – Park Guell.

1. What is Skip The Line?

With a Skip The Line Ticket you don´t need to wait in the que before entering the attraction. It is easy to take advantage of these products, as you simply buy the ticket beforehand on our website and receive a voucher via email.

You can print your ticket or use your mobile phone to present it at the attraction. With this voucher, you can pass everyone waiting in line and save yourself a great deal of time.

2. Skip The Line attractions

2.1. Skip the Line at Sagrada Familia

As one of the most visited buildings in the world, Sagrada Familia doesn´t go a day without serious lines! This masterpiece is the work of artistic genius and visionary Antoni Gaudí.

Here some main informations about the building:

Construction began in 1882 and the then 30-year old Gaudi knew this architectural work of art would not be completed in his lifetime. When it is completed, the church will consist of three facades.

The Nativity Façade focuses on the birth of Jesus. The Passion Façade is dedicated to the suffering during His crucifixion. Lastly the Glory Façade is the representation of the road to God.

After the Spanish Civil War, there has been (and still is) dispute whether this long-lasting project should be continued. Some have the opinion that the work should be left unfinished as a way to respect the work of Antoni Gaudí.

It is hard to know what he truly wanted, as he was very aware that this construction wouldn´t be finished in his lifetime.

The extensive exterior construction will continue for years to come. Outside the Glory Façade, half a block of houses will be knocked down in order to create space for a sprawling stairway. This stairway will span Career Mallorca and lead to the main entrance.

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Still under construction, soon to be finished – Sagrada Familia.

Eventually the Jesus Christ Tower will crown the building. Once this achievement is made, Sagrada Familia will become the highest church in the world, cascading upwards with 170meters.

This is strategically one meter lower than Montjuic mountain, since in the pious eyes of Gaudí, his building should not exceed the work of God. In serendipitous form, the completion of this masterpiece is scheduled for 2026, the 100th anniversary of Antoni Gaudí´s death.

In your tour, you will visit the astonishing church interior, which spans upwards 70 meters. Gaudí´s designed a Latin cross plan with 5 aisles, symbolically and richly decorated.

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2.2. Park Guell – Skip The Line

Built from 1900-1914, the stunning Park Güell was also the work of Antoni Gaudí. It was opened officially as a public park in 1926. UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under “Works of Antoni Gaudí” in 1984.

Set atop the beautiful mountain range of Coliserola, the Park is located on what is called The Carmel Hill. This is a must-see attraction; its tranquillity, vibrant colors, fairy-tale architecture and stunning view of the Mediterranean sea are like nothing else you will visit in your travels.

Get some insights as we take you a walk inside.

Although this park is close to the city, you feel far away in the distance as you look over the lush city of Barcelona. The nature and greenery here is the perfect escape; you will see many people enjoying picnics together in this picturesque park.

You can enter this park in one section for free and another section with an admission cost. This ticket we mention here gives you access to skip the line at the paid part of the park, which is the monumental core.

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2.3. 4D Gaudí Experience

Located next to Park Guell, the Gaudí experience is a new way to find out about Antoni Gaudí and his unique and plentiful collection of work. The Gaudí Experience is an interactive space inspired by the work and life of Gaudí. Journey into the creative mind of Gaudí with the audio-visual 4D.

This is the perfect addition to your Park Guell visit, since it is located right next to it.

Combining the historical accuracy of the era with an innovative and enriching experience.

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Get blown away – in 4 Dimensions.

4D audio-visual is not suitable for:

  • Children under 6 years.
  • Pregnant women.
  • People with heart diseases.
  • People suffering from backache.
  • Prohibited for children under 4 years.
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2.4. Casa Mila (La Pedrera) – Audio Tour

Casa Mila belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Works of Antoni Gaudí. Designed in the contemporary mondernista style, it was constructed until 1912 on Passeig de Gracia. This is Barcelona´s most expensive Boulevard.

Originally created as an apartment building, Casa Mila is now the headquarter of Fundacio Catalunya – La Pedrera. In addition, it is one of the city´s main cultural facilities, hosting activities as well as boasting exhibition spaces for the public.

A truly recommandable experience.

This building is famous for its unique rooftop and spectacular façade. As many of his masterpieces, this building´s stunning elements are captured in many pictures and postcards. The chimneys resemble surrealist creatures guarding this unforgettable piece of architecture.

This tour covers the building´s most significant areas: the rooftop, the Espai Gaudí, the Pedrera period apartment and the courtyard.

Languages provided for the audio tour: English, Catalan, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and Chinese.

It is easy to combine Casa Mila with Casa Batiló, as they are only 5 minutes from each other.

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2.5. Casa Batlló – Audio Tour

As stated above, this architectural gem is only 5 minutes away from Casa Mila on Passeig de Gracia. Built in 1877, it is considered by many as the most beautiful building that Gaudí designed in Barcelona. In 2005, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage Site: “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.

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Casa Batllo – colorful & beautiful.

Casa Batiló received its contemporary Modernista style in 1906. Think of a colourful coral reef in a tropical ocean when you look at this building. The colors and design bring the viewer to the luscious colors and peaceful serenity of the sea. Gaudí was inspired by marine life in this creation.

This audio-guided tour takes about one hour. You will be led through the Batlló´s family residence on the first floors, the hall, the main staircase, to the loft and lastly to the stunning roof terrace.

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2.6. Poble Espanyol

Built in 1929 for the International Exhibition in Barcelona, Poble Espanyol has recreations of 117 buildings. This walled village is located on the Olympic mountain of Montjuic and a good connection to the city center.

This village is like feeling the beating heart of Spain with its beautiful architecture, large range of shops, restaurants as well as arts and crafts workshops. Poble Espanyol has something for everyone to enjoy.

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Go on a stoll along the streets – Poble Espanyol.

Here are some ideas for your visit: Go to the Fran Daurel Museum. Here you can see art from Dali, Miro and Picasso. Go shopping in one of the many shops, all open 365 days a year. See over 20 craftsmen in action making glass, jewellery, leather and guitars. You can even participate in a workshop in this dynamic village.

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2.7. Montjuic Cable Car

As you explore and walk around beautiful Barcelona, it is impossible not to gaze up and see the cable cars crossing the sea towards a stunning mountain top. This historic mountain is called Montjuic.

As a linkage from the city to this mountain, the cable car offers a convenient way to reach your destination. During the ride, the cable car showcases incredible views of the sea, the city and the approaching mountain. It is by far the most exquisite way to visit this mountain.

Climbing 84 metres on a 750 meter run, panoramic views will take your breath away. The cable car has three stations: Parc de Montjuic, Miramar and Castell de Montjuic. Once you reach the top, you’ve inclined to a height of 173 metres and reached the highest point in Barcelona.

Come & rise above Barcelona with the Montjuic Cable Car.

There are plenty of activities once you reach this landmark: visit the exciting Montjuic castle, the 360degree terrace and the Anelia Olimpica (Olympic Ring). The Olympic Ring includes the central venues for the 1992 Olympic Summer Games.

Have you ever exercised around a castle before? If you enjoy running, check out the running circuit around the Montjuic Castle. This is a spectacular place to exercise and will sure to be a memorable experience.

Poble Espanyol is also located on Mountain Montjuic; therefore, you can combine the cable car and this village for a full day of excitement.

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2.8. Camp Nou Museum & Stadium Tour

Did you know that Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe

Don´t pass up the opportunity to see this stadium!

Camp Nou has the seating capacity of 99.354, making it the third largest stadium in the world for its capacity.

Since 1957 this stadium has been the home base for the FC Barcelona futbol club. This club and the stadium are a source of pride as well as a strong symbol of Catalan identity for the locals.

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Gigantic, isn’t it?

I am sure you have heard of FC Barcelona legends like Cruyff, Maradona, Ronaldinho and Messi?

Step into their shoes in this exciting tour. You will feel the burning passion in visiting the most emblematic areas of the stadium: the visitor´s changing room and the tunnel onto the pitch. As you get out of the tunnel, get ready for a panoramic view of the entire stadium.

The visit doesn´t stop there. Next, you visit the television studio, the mixed zone, the pressroom and the commentary boxes. Renovated in January 2010, the Multimedia space awaits you as your tour comes to a conclusion.

This exciting space includes interactive murals, audio-visuals as well as hundreds of pieces for exhibition. This magical section of the stadium has helped it climb as the number one sports museum in visitor numbers housed in Europe.

Don´t forget to check out the Barca Museum to marvel at the trophies and maybe take a nice souvenir home.

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2.9. Tibidabo Amusement Park

Have you ever visited an amusement park on a mountain?

Set on the Mountain Tibidabo in the Collserola Ridge in Barcelona, the Tibidabo Amusement park is located on the highest point of the city. The park´s construction began in 1899 by entrepreneur Salvador Andreu.

The opening was in 1905, making it Europe´s second oldest amusement park and Spain´s longest running amusement park. Most of the original and oldest rides are still in use today.

Have you ever been on an airplane ride on a mountain? Look no further!

One of the most popular rides is the 1928 Avió airplane ride. This enchanting ride is a single-car carrousel, making you feel like you are soaring over the city. Get a bird´s eye view of Barcelona with this exhilarating experience.

Great views are included at the Tibidabo Amusement Park.

Fun Fact: The airplane from the carrousel is a replica of the plane that first flew from Barcelona to Madrid.

Towering 500 metres above the city is the Giradabo, a large ferris wheel overlooking Barcelona. It has even become part of Barcelona´s new skyline. It is 20 metres in diameter, colourful and is sure to thrill your senses.

In addition to the sensational rides, Tibidabo offers cafés, panoramic restaurants, play areas and lively entertainment.

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2.10. Barcelona Zoo

Park Ciutadella in the historic old Barcelona is a serene oasis of greenery and beauty. At the end of this lovely park is the Barcelona Zoo where its facilities faithfully reproduce the natural habitats of the animal species that live there.

This zoo is home to 4000 animals from over 400 species including the descendants of the albino gorilla Snowflake, dolphins, tropical birds and reptiles.

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Barcelona Zoo – A lovely addition to your park day.

In addition to observing the eclectic mix of animals, Barcelona Zoo offers a wide range of activities and services, making this a perfect day out for the whole family.

Take advantage of the restaurants, bars, pony rides, the miniature railway, electric cars, shops and picnic areas.

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2.11. Barcelona Aquarium

With the Mediterranean Sea as the backdrop to Barcelona, it is no surprise that this city offers a marvellous aquarium.

The Barcelona Aquarium is located in the old harbour, Port Veil. It is the world´s most important marine leisure and education centre dedicated to Mediterranean undersea life.

The Barcelona Aquarium is the perfect place to find out about the sea bed and its various species. You will go on a captivating journey through the 66 Mediterranean and tropical tanks home to 11,000 animals from some 450 species.

The spectacular 80- metre long transparent tunnel running through the Oceanarium makes you feel like you are living amongst sharks, gilt heads, morays, ocean sunfish and many more exciting creatures.

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Barcelona Aquarium – Here you are part of the sealife.

This unique Aquarium has already been visited by more than 14 million people. With your ticket, you will also have access to the permanent exhibitions: Planeta Aqua and Explora.

These show the importance of water in our delicate planet´s development. Kids enjoy a special treat, as the underwater world is unfolded to them using their five senses.

After your adventure under the sea, be sure to check out the café, shop, souvenir photo, auditorium and much more!

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3. General Tips, Recommendations and Advice

While it is exciting that there are so many skip the line products on offer, this can also be overwhelming to narrow down depending on your length of stay in Barcelona.

It will help you to do some research on the city´s plentiful variety of attractions and monuments. As you do your research, narrow down the experiences you simply can´t miss. It will also help to get a geographical idea of where your “must-sees” are found throughout the city.

Once you have a general list and some insights on their locations, you can then read through this article to see what skip the line products are available for your unique traveling bucket list.

Perhaps some of the sites would be nice to see, but you are okay skipping them based on locations and your time frame. You may also find that you can tack on some sites for the same day if they are close to each other.

In using these products, it is easier for you to make your plans, as you know long lines won´t be a factor.

This article can also be helpful for you in the research phase, as you may not be aware of everything waiting for you here in this Mediterranean jewel of a city.

No matter which lines you will skip, there is always time to enjoy the sun.

4. Map of all Skip The Line Attractions

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6. Conclusion

Every city has its own unique history, culture and attractions. Barcelona happens to be one of those cities that not only has an endless amount of experiences at your fingertips, but it is also one of the most visited cities in Europe. If you do research online around top tourist destinations in Europe, Barcelona usually finds its way on there.

For this reason, the attractions will have longer lines and more popularity. We want tourists to not feel discouragement when facing these long wait times. Many tourists on a quick trip simply don´t have the time to wait for hours for one attraction on their list.

The skip the line products are available to you in order for you to make the most out of your adventure. We don´t want tourists leaving this stunning city wishing they had made it to certain sites or feeling regret over not just sticking out the lines. Definitely take advantage of these offers, as they exist for YOU!

Now it is your turn!

What do you think about Barcelona attractions? Have you used skip the line products? Were they helpful? Do you have suggestions on attractions you feel are missing from the list?

We want to hear from you!