Activity: City Bus Tour. Metro Stop: Placa del Catalunya. Cost: 30 euros. Hours: 9 am to 10 pm (changes with the seasons).
One of our favorite things to do when arriving in a new city is to take a bus tour. Sometimes we do regular busses and sometimes we do the tourist busses with the headphones. In this case, we took a city bus tour to introduce ourselves to Barcelona and we loved it!
There are two companies to choose from. They are similar in style and price. I would go with the blue busses over the red busses because you get a less touristy view of the city and the tours are shorter. We used our time on the bus to spot places we wanted to explore further in the week. Eventually we hopped off at La Sagrada Familia and got gelato. Make sure you take a route that takes you up Montjuic. It’s a pretty place to see and hard to get to on foot.