With modern architecture, a legendary football club, and sandy beaches, Barcelona has long been one of Spain's top tourist magnets. But with millions of annual visitors, it can get crowded. Here’s how to avoid long lines at the city’s top sites.
On a busy summer day, entry lines for La Sagrada Familia in the Eixample district can wrap around the famous Gaudi landmark. A priority-access tour allows you to go straight to the front so you can spend more time enjoying the architectural details and magnificent stained glass—and less time waiting in the sun.
Show up to Gaudi’s colorful tiled Park Güell without a ticket and you could end up with an entrance time several hours away. A skip-the-line tour of the grounds helps you make the most of your valuable time in the capital of Catalonia while enjoying an in-depth exploration of this hilltop attraction with a tour guide.
Gaudi’s famous monuments aren't the only places where you can pre-book and get fast track entry. Skip-the-line access is available at many of the city’s popular museums as well, including the Picasso Museum, Palau de la Música Catalana, the Joan Miro Foundation, the Barcelona National Art Museum, and Gaudi's La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Early risers can also be the first inside attractions such as Montserrat, Park Güell, and La Sagrada Familia with early access.
To really make the most of your time in Barcelona, combine a skip-the-line visit to the Sagrada Familia or Park Güell with a guided walking tour of Barcelona’s other popular or art-centric highlights in the Gothic Quarter or El Born district.