Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona Red Route
Embark on an Architectural and Cultural Odyssey
Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona Red Route Bus Tour is your key to an in-depth exploration of Barcelona's treasures. At the heart of this journey are emblematic monuments, each telling a unique story:
Casa Batlló : A work of art by Gaudí, this building is a jewel of Modernista architecture, captivating visitors with its undulating forms and colourful façade.
La Pedrera -Casa Milà : Another of Gaudí's masterpieces, famous for its unique roof and its importance in the history of architecture.
Pavelló Mies van der Rohe : An emblematic example of the modern movement, known for its minimalist, innovative design.
Poble Espanyol : A village that captures the architectural essence of the whole of Spain, offering a unique insight into the country's different regions.
Fundació Joan Miró : This museum, dedicated to one of Catalonia's most influential artists, boasts an impressive collection of his work.
Map of the Barcelona Tourist Bus Red Route
Complete itinerary of the Red Route
All the stops on the red line as they appear on the bus map, i.e. in Catalan:
Plaça Catalunya : The starting point, the living heart of the city.
Casa Batlló – Fundació Antoni Tàpies : Enter the world of Gaudí and Antoni Tàpies, another great Catalan artist.
Passeig de Gràcia – La Pedrera : An avenue lined with architectural treasures.
Francesc Macià – Diagonal : Discover a chic and dynamic district.
Estació de Sants : Close to Barcelona's main train station.
Plaça Espanya : A place rich in history and culture.
CaixaForum – Pavelló Mies van der Rohe : Immerse yourself in contemporary art and architecture.
Poble Espanyol : A journey through Spanish architecture.
MNAC : Discover the masterpieces of Romanesque art.
Anella Olímpica : The emblematic sites of the 1992 Olympic Games.
Fundació Joan Miró : Immerse yourself in the world of Miró.
Telefèric de Montjuïc : See Barcelona from the air.
Miramar – Jardins Costa i Llobera : Breathtaking sea views.
World Trade Center : A modern business centre.
Colom – Museu Marítim : Explore maritime history.
Port Vell : The charm of the old port.
Museu d’Història de Catalunya : A journey through time.
Port Olímpic - Zoo : Entertainment and relaxation by the beach.
Glòries : A stop near a modern shopping centre.
Arc de Triomf - Barcelona Nord : A historic monument and a major railway station.
Connections between the Red Line and the Blue Line
The connections, where the Red and Blue lines of the Barcelona tourist bus meet at the same stop, are as follows:
> Plaça Catalunya stop: This is where the two lines meet, as it is a major and central stop in the city.
> Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies stop: Both lines pass through this stop, offering easy access to these famous sites.
> Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera stop: Another meeting point for the two lines, allowing passengers to explore this important part of the city.
> Francesc Macià - Diagonal stop: The two lines also cross at this stop, located in an elegant part of Barcelona.
The transfer points give you the flexibility to change lines and explore different aspects of the city without extra effort.
> The red line of the Barcelona Tourist Bus runs every day between 9am and 8pm (7pm in winter) and passes every 5 to 25 minutes depending on the season (for example, there are more buses in summer than in winter).
> The total duration of the red route is approximately 2 hours.
Number of stops
The blue and red routes have a total of 31 stops and 4 connections. Your Hop on Hop Off Barcelona bus ticket is valid on these two routes for 1 working day or two working days, depending on the package you choose.
Start your open-air bus tour early in the morning, sitting at the top of the bus so you can take photos without a window in front of you. Start at the Plaça Catalunya stop on the Blue Line. Stop whenever you want to visit a monument or simply take the time to see it from the outside.
> Change from the Blue line to the Red line at the Francesc Macià - Diagonal stop to finish your journey with all the wonders of the Red line. This itinerary is perfectly feasible in a day, if you take the time to really visit 2 or 3 places.
Recognising a bus stop
You can recognise bus stops by the red and blue "Barcelona Bus Turístic" signs,
or simply by the red and blue markers along the route.