Being my first trip to Spain, I was poking around looking for more info on Barcelona. I came across this great deal...

You can purchase a Barcelona Card that gives discounts to some area attractions and best of all, FREE public transportation, use it on the metro, buses, etc. You can buy from 2 to 5 days worth and if you make your purchase online you get a 10% savings. They email you a voucher and you can pick up your card at the airport or two other locations.

Go to and click on the BCN shop on the right side of the page. Or just below that the -10% card icon to go direct to the card page. I paid for a 5 day card and it was around 30 Euro. I figure that will pay for itself in saving cab fare from the airport and then nback and forthe to the conferences from the hotel.

2-, 3-, 4- or 5-day card.
Free public transport: metro and city buses of TMB and FGC city and suburban train network, trams, train to the airport and Renfe trains zone 1.
Over 80 discounts at museums, culture venues, entertainment, leisure attractions, night-time venues, shops, restaurants, other services and unusual means of transport. + Information
Includes free offers at Las Golondrinas, CosmoCaixa, Torre de Collserola, Mirador de Colom and 12 museums.

With the purchase of your Barcelona Card, you will receive a guide in three languages (Catalan/Spanish/English or French/German/Italian) which includes:
  • Information about the discounts and the free offers.
  • Information about Barcelona's main sightseeing areas.
  • General map of the city.
  • Map of the metro network.
Also I had John Wright look it over and felt the site was OK to order form.