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There are two operators of Hop On Hop Off (Ho Ho) Sightseeing Buses in Barcelona.
The Barcelona Bus Turistic calls itself the "official sightseeing tour of the city". It is operated by Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), who also operate the metro, bus and streetcar network.
The Red route travels from Plaça Catalunya to the Parc de la Ciutadella, passing through Passeig de Gràcia, Diagonal, Estació de Sants, Montjuïc and Port Vell. Click here to view the route or download a PDF map. Some of the attractions viewed on this route include Gaudi's Casa Batllo, Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Plaça Espanya, the MNAC (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya), the Olímpic Stadium, the Fundacio Joan Miro, the gardens of Montjuïc, the Monument to Christopher Columbus, the waterfront Port Vell area and Port Olímpic.
The Blue route travels from Plaça Catalunya to the MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona), passing through Passeig de Gràcia, the Sagrada Família, Gràcia, Park Güell, Mount Tibidabo, Pedralbes and Camp Nou (FC Barcelona stadium). Click here to view this route or download a PDF map (map of all routes here).
The Green route is seasonal and only operates from April to November. For exact dates, consult the Barcelona Bus Turistic website. The Green route travels from Port Olímpic to Poblenou passing through the Fòrum and enjoying the best views of the city’s beaches. Click here to view this route or download a PDF map.
Tickets can be purchased on the bus, at the Barcelona Offices of Tourism or online through either the Bus Turistic ticket page or BcnShop, the online shop of the official website of Barcelona Turisme, here By purchasing online, you will receive by email a printable voucher. Exchange the voucher on the bus or at the Tourism office.
The Barcelona City Tour is operated by Julia Tours and Grupo Moventis, a large Spanish transportation company.
The East Route travels from Plaça Catalunya to Torre Agbar, passing through Barri Gotic, Port Vell, Barceloneta beach, Port Olímpic, several city beach areas, the Sagrada Familia, the Hospital de Santa Creu, Park Güell, Mount Tibidabo and Passeig de Gràcia. In the winter months, the route is shortened. For more information on the East Route, click here.
The West Route travels from Placa Catalunya to Passeig de Gràcia, passing through Barri Gotic, the waterfront near the Monument to Christopher Columbus, Montjuïc (the MNAC, the Olímpic Stadium, the Fundacio Joan Miro and the gardens of Montjuïc), the FC Barcelona stadium and Avinguda Diagonal. For more information on this route, click here.
Tickets can be purchased on the bus or online through the Barcelona City Tour ticket page.
Visitors often ask which tour bus is better. For a thread discussing these two companies, click on
Comparison of the Ho Ho Buses.