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Barcelona Go City Pass Review | Is It Worth The Money?

Is the new Barcelona Go City Pass worth the money? We do an in-depth analysis to see if this sightseeing pass is a good deal.

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The Barcelona Go City Pass is a new sightseeing pass that replaces the old Barcelona Pass. In some ways, this new sightseeing pass is similar to its former version but there are a few big changes. So is this new Barcelona pass worth the money? Keep reading my Barcelona Go City Pass review to see if you should buy this pass for your next trip.

Overview Of The Barcelona Go City Pass

Review of the Barcelona Go City Pass

The new Go City Barcelona Pass is a sightseeing pass that theoretically gives you a discount on many of Barcelona’s popular tourist attractions. It covers 30+ attractions — that said, it doesn’t include a handful of the city’s top sights (notably the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell) so it might not be a good value for a lot of visitors.

The pass also includes attractions that might not interest you so it might not be a good deal for everyone.

The new Go City Barcelona Pass comes in two variations: All-Inclusive and Explorer. Both versions cover the same attractions but give you options about how you see the sights.

Let’s take a look at the details of each pass:

All-Inclusive Go City Barcelona Pass

The all-inclusive Go City Barcelona Pass is basically an all-you-can-eat option that lets you do as much as you want in 2, 3, or 5 consecutive days.

  • 2 Consecutive Days: €125
  • 3 Consecutive Days: €150
  • 5 Consecutive Days: €190

Note: Go City sometimes has sales so check the Go City website to see if there is a discount.

It’s important to be realistic about how many attractions you can fit into a day because trying to cram in four or five things into your daily itinerary might not jive with your travel style. I’ll do a more in-depth value analysis later in this article.

Explorer Go City Barcelona Pass

The Explorer version of the Go City Barcelona Pass gives you more flexibility as you get 30-days to visit 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions.

  • 3-Choice Pass: €52
  • 4-Choice Pass: €69
  • 5-Choice Pass: €84
  • 6-Choice Pass: €97
  • 7-Choice Pass: €104

Note: Go City sometimes has sales so check the Go City website to see if there is a discount.

The Explorer pass can be a good deal but. you have to be strategic on which attractions you choose. I’ll do a value analysis later in this article.


Attractions Included In The Go City Barcelona Pass

Go City Barcelona Pass

Before we can determine the value of the Go City Barcelona Pass, we need to see what’s included in the pass. Here are a few of the highlights and high-value attractions. Click here to see the full list.

  • Barcelona Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus – €30.00
    • Get an overview of Barcelona on this one-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour. It has three routes and it drives by all the most popular sights and neighborhoods.
  • Barcelona FC Tour (Camp Nou) – €25.00
    • Camp Nou (Barcelona FC soccer stadium) is the largest football stadium in Europe. It’s a fun experience for Barcelona FC fans or just soccer fans in general.
  • La Pedrera (Casa Mila) – €24
    • This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Gaudí’s many architectural masterpieces in Barcelona. The building is famous for its unique shape and façade and its a symbol of the Catalan Art Nouveau period.
  • Casa Batlló – €24.50
    • Casa Batlló is hailed as Antoni Gaudí’s crowning architectural work and a great representation Gaudí’s influence on modernism.
  • Barcelona Oceanarium – €20
    • Europe’s only Oceanarium has over 11,000 animals and a cool underwater tunnel.
  • Barcelona Zoo – €21.40
    • A zoo in the middle of Barcelona. We’re not the biggest fans of zoos but it’s a nice option for travelers with children.
  • Barcelona Bike Tour – €28
    • Take a nice bike tour through the town. Barcelona has multiple dedicated bike lanes so biking through the city is actually pretty simple.
  • Barcelona Walking Tour – €18
    • You can choose between two different 3-hour tours — Old Town Tour or the Gaudi Tour. They’ll open up the Old Town and Gothic Quarter.
  • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona  €12.00
  • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona €14.00
  • Estrella Damm Brewery – €8.00
  • Casa de les Punxes – €13.50
  • Museum of Contemporary Art – €11.00

Is the All-Inclusive Go City Barcelona Pass A Good Value?

Let’s take an in-depth look at the All-Inclusive pass to see if this pass is worth the money and strategies to get the most value out of the pass.

In general, the All-Inclusive pass is best for people who want to see a lot in a short amount of time.

First, we need to see calculate the daily cost of the pass to see how much you need to do each day to get your money’s worth:

  • 2 Consecutive Days: €125 (€63/day)
  • 3 Consecutive Days: €150 (€50/day)
  • 5 Consecutive Days: €190 (€38/day)

Strategies To Maximize Value

From here you need to see which attractions from the pass look interesting.

You’ll get the most value from these passes if you do “big-ticket” attractions like the Barcelona Bus Turístic (€30.00), Casa Batlló (€25.00), La Pedrera (€24.00), Best of Barcelona Bike Tour (€28.00), etc. because filling your day with 4-6 “small-ticket” attractions is exhausting and/or impossible.

Obviously, if most of these “big-ticket” attractions aren’t interesting then you should probably skip this pass.

You’ll also want to factor in time to visit Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and any other attractions that aren’t covered by the pass. For example, if you’re in Barcelona for three days but spend one full day visiting the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell then it’s hard to make the three-day and five-day pass worth the money.


Is The Explorer Go City Barcelona Pass A Good Value?

Calculating the value of the Explorer version of the Barcelona pass is much more straightforward — simply add up how much you’d spend with and without the pass. I do like how you get a 30-day window to visit the attractions so that adds some excellent flexibility.

In general, the Explorer Pass is best for people who want to take their time and travel at their own pace.

First, we need to see calculate the pass’s average cost per attraction to see which attractions will give you your money’s worth:

  • 3-Choice Pass: €52 (Average of €17.50/attration)
  • 4-Choice Pass: €69 (Average of €17.25/attration)
  • 5-Choice Pass: €84 (Average of €16.80/attration)
  • 6-Choice Pass: €97 (Average of €16.20/attration)
  • 7-Choice Pass: €104 (Average of €14.85/attration)

Obviously, this pass can be a really good deal if you do “big-ticket” attractions like the Barcelona Bus Turístic (€30.00), Casa Batlló (€25.00), La Pedrera (€24.00), Best of Barcelona Bike Tour (€28.00), etc.

If these big-tickets attractions don’t interest you then I’d recommend skipping this pass.


Is The Barcelona Go City Pass Worth The Money?

I have mixed feelings about the value of the Barcelona Go City Pass. I would easily recommend it if it included entry to the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and the Picasso Museum, but without those, it makes recommending the pass more difficult.

For some people, the pass can certainly save them a decent amount of money. However, I think a large portion of travelers won’t get a ton of value from this sightseeing pass.

Furthermore, these passes let you skip the ticket line for most of the attractions so that might save you time and hassle — which can be a huge bonus during the summer.

Personally, I can see myself using the Barcelona Explorer Pass since there are a handful of attractions covered by the pass that I would visit anyway.

However, the All-Inclusive Pass isn’t attractive to me since I don’t like to pack my travel itinerary with tons of stuff (which is the only way to make this pass worth the money). But, if you’re up for seeing a lot, then you might want to consider this option.

You really need to study which attractions covered by the Barcelona Pass match up to what you want to do. It honestly comes down to your travel style.


Where to Buy The Go City Barcelona Pass

The Go City Barcelona Pass is a fully digital pass that can be purchased at the Go City Website. You simply download it to your phone and activate it once you want to use it — which is much more convenient than the old physical city passes.

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