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Purchasing a Barcelona Articket online

I've been trying to purchase a Barcelona Articket online using the website mentioned in Rick Steves' Barcelona guide ( Every time I try to purchase the ticket, though, the website won't allow me past the screen where I select the number of tickets I want. Instead, I get a message that "the sessions haven't been selected." I can't figure out what this means. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

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Did you set the "How many of you are there?" counter for the number of Artickets you want to buy? I had no problem getting to the screen for entering a credit card number.

Sometimes a website doesn't work properly with all types of devices and all browsers. I tested this on an Android tablet. You might try different hardware, or a different browser.

While skimming through the FAQs on the website, I was reminded of the unbelievably crowded conditions I faced at the Picasso Museum in 2016. I generally find audioguides useful at art museums (though they will add time to the visit). I especially recommend the audioguide at the Picasso Museum, because getting close enough to read the labels beside the paintings can be very, very difficult.

The FAQs (which I thought were very useful) mention that during free-entry periods there is no special-access point for Articket holders, so you should try to avoid those times. Normally, I'd expect conditions to be worst at the Picasso Museum (that's a given), with the other two likeliest to have a back-up at the entry point being the Miro Museum and MNAC.

The FAQs provide a specific address to use for entry to the Picasso Museum at non-free-entry times. The regular entry point is often an utter zoo, so pay attention to those instructions.