Never used the Metro? Some things you need to know

Posted on 28th February 2012 by

The Metro is Barcelona’s underground and is a cheap and efficient way of getting round the city. Tourists seem to fear it, however, and seem to prefer to use a taxi at approximately five times the price!

This fear is groundless – the metro is safe to use no matter what time it is and you will find metro plans on most maps and guidebooks of the city, which will tell you which is the closest stop to each particular sight so there is never a danger of you getting lost.

Tickets for individual journeys cost €2.00, but if you are planning on taking more than four journeys by metro or bus, it is much more economical to buy a T10 ticket or a Barcelona Card. A T10 ticket will give you 10 journeys around the city and costs just €9.25. A Barcelona Card will give you unlimited travel and will also entitle you to discounts at a variety of venues, such as restaurants, attractions and shows. The price depends upon whether it is for a child or an adult, and the period of time you want it to cover.

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