I hope this will be my last question as we are leaving this coming Wednesday, Oct 30th, and will arrive in Barcelona on Oct 31st. I've put off buying online tickets for a number of places but do like arriving with printed tickets to places where they are needed as we don't like to spend time standing in line. On the other hand, waiting to buy tickets on site when it doesn't mean a long wait in line adds flexibility. We'll be in Spain Oct 31st - Nov 13th. Based on your experience, which of these sights should we book in advance? If we wait to book some places after we arrive, will most sights let us enter by showing the emailed confirmation of purchase on our phone or would we still have to stand in line to pick up a ticket? We probably won't be able to print them out after we're in Spain.
Barcelona - We have tickets for La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell but have put off buying tickets for Casa Batllo, Casa Mila (Pedrera), and the Cathedral due to the current problems in Barcelona. We are staying at a hotel only a couple of blacks away from the Gaudi houses if that makes a difference.
Granada - We have tickets to the Alhambra. Should we purchase tickets for the Cathedral in advance? Also, we plan to take the Alsa bus to Seville at 9 am. Do we need to book this in advance?
Seville - Should we buy advance tickets to the Cathedral and Real Alcazar? How far ahead should we book train tickets to Cordoba? We're hoping to wait to buy the train tickets in Spain after we purchase the Dorada card (except for the direct train from Barcelona to Granada, which we've already purchased on a promo fare.).
Cordoba - We've booked a guide for the Mezquita. How far head should we book the train tickets to Madrid?
Madrid - Should we book tickets to the Reina Sofia, the Prado, and the Royal Palace before we leave? Do we need to book the round trip to Toledo in advance?
Toledo - Should we book tickets for the cathedral before we leave?
Thanks in advance to everyone for sharing your experience and knowledge! We look forward to sharing what we learn after we return.