The Barcelona Bus Turistic is a double decker bus system running on 3 routes - Northern (red), Southern (blue) & Fòrum (green) - with 44 stops.
The Bus Turistic is highly convenient for the transient visitor who wants easy transportation to Barcelona's main attractions, as you can get off and on wherever and whenever with the same ticket. Upon buying the ticket, you will also receive a voucher with special discounts on entrance fees, audio guides, restaurants, shops and more. Every Barcelona bus turistic has a multilingual tour guide who announces the stops and explains the history of the routes as you pass by.
The first Barcelona bus turistic on the Northern & Southern routes leave from Plaça Catalunya between 9:00 and 9:30am; the last buses depart at 7pm in the winter and 8pm in the summer. Each route lasts about 2 hours. Buses pass by the stops every 6 to 20 minutes, depending on the season.
There are adult tickets and reduced prices for children 4 to 12 years old. Tickets can be bought on the bus, at Barcelona tourist information centers, at the Sants Train Station, at TMB costumer service centers or online.
Northern Route: Plaça de Catalunya, Casa Battlò- Fundaciò Antoni Tápies, Pg de Gràcia- La Pedrera, Sagrada Familia, Gràcia, Park Guell, Tramvia Blau Tibidabo, Sarrià, Monestir de Pedralbes - Collecció Thyssen, Palau Reial, FC Barcelona, MACBA, CCCB
Southern Route: Plaça de Catalunya, Casa Battlò- Fundaciò Antoni Tápies, Francesc Macià Diagonal, Sants train station, Plaça de Espanya, Caixa Forum- Pavelló Mies van der Rohe, Poble Espanyol, MNAC, Anella Olímpica, Fundació Joan Miró, Funicular de Montujüic, Miramar Jardins Costa i Llobera, World Trade Center, Colom- Museu Marítim, Port Vell, Museu d'historòria de Catalunya, Port Olímpic, Parc de la Ciutadella- Zoo, Pla de Palau, Gothic Quarter.
Fòrum Route (runs from April 7th to September 30th): Port Olímpic, Platja del Bogatell-Cementiri del Poblenou, (Fòrum), Poblenou (Fòrum), Parc Diagonal Mar (Fòrum), Fòrum 2004, Parc Diagonal Mar (City Center), Poblenou (City Center), Platja del Bogatell-Cementiri del Poblenou (City Center)
The Montjüic cable car - Teleferic de Montjuic - has been temporarily closed since October 2004 but should start running again any day. Once it's back in action, you can enjoy a ride from the beach over the sea and up to the hills of Montjuic.
There are a variety of other ways to get up the mountain of Montjüic : by foot, via escalators from the Palau Nacional in Plaça de Espanya; by funicular railway from the Paral-lel metro stop; by buses 50, 55 and 61; by the PM bus (Parc/Montjüic) on Saturdays, Sundays & holidays.
The Tibidabo hill is the highest of Barcelona's mountainous backdrop. If you're interested in taking a pleasant, picturesque trip through this wooded area, you can hop on the Tramvia Blau, an old-fashioned tram that winds up to Tibidabo. Tickets can be bought on board.
Tibidabo's main attraction is Barcelona's only amusement park.
This bus (T1) follows a circular route for shoppers from Plaça de Catalunya up the Passeig de Gràcia to Avinguda Diagonal and back again.
The tombbus hits all the major Barcelona shopping spots, as these wide avenues are packed with a wide range of international and local stores.
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