A cosmopolitan city with parties, good vibes, great weather, beaches, mountains, parks, and incredible monuments… There aren’t many cities that have all that in one place, which has to be why Barcelona has become one of the world’s major destinations! Want to know all about the Capital of Catalonia? Read on!
If you are looking for the cheapest parking in Barcelona, with Parclick you can park all day in the center for only 9,99€. Get up to 70% discount on your parking reservation in Barcelona.
Parking price in Barcelona depends on the neighbourhood it is in and whether it is an indoor or outdoor car park. City center car parks are usually more expensive, and as previously mentioned, you should be wary of which zone you park your car in. Remember, Área Verda is designed for residents and non-residents have to pay substantially more in the Green Zone than in the Blue Zone, for only up to 2 hours. If you want to park on-street, you can always use the Parclick app.
If you are looking for the cheapest parkings in Barcelona, your best bet is to park in a town right next to Barcelona called Santa Coloma de Gramenet, where, thanks to parclick you can pay as low as 18 euros for 3 days in the Promoparc Cúbics Car Park. Check out our parkings in Santa Coloma de Gramenet now!
Also we have very cheap parkings in the city center of Barcelona, we actually have promotions in several parking lots where it is more economical to book the day or 12 hours from 9.99 euros and it is much cheaper than paying by the hour. Some of them are:
Parking in Sagrada Familia: 9,99 euros / day
Parking in Eixample Dret - Gràcia: 9,99 euros / day
Parking in Eixample Esquerra: 9,99 euros / day
Parking in the center - Plaça Bonsuccés: 9,99 euros / day
Parking in the center - Urquinaona: 12 euros / day
Parking in the center - Plaça Catalunya: 12 euros / day
Parking in Ciutat Vella: 15 euros / day
Parking in Barcelona can be complicated, considering it’s the second-largest city in Spain. Nearly 2 million people live in the city, so don’t be surprised if the streets aren’t exactly deserted when it comes to parking… Either if you decide to park in a public car park or on-street you can always do so using the Parclick app available for iOS and Android.
When driving and parking in Catalonia, there are a couple of considerations you should take into account:
There is a Low Emission Zone (ZBE):
Implemented to restrict the most polluting vehicles from driving in the city, make sure to check your car’s environmental label to find out if your vehicle could be affected by these restrictions. Vehicles that can access the ZBE are those with the labels ZERO, ECO, C, or B.
This ZBE covers the city of Barcelona (except for the Industrial Zone, the Vallvidrera neighborhood, Tibidabo, and les Planes), as well as L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sant Adrià del Besòs, part of Esplugues de Llobregat, and Cornellà de Llobregat.
It is active from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Vehicles without an environmental label can access the ZBE in off hours, on weekdays from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. and on weekends. During holidays, those vehicles cannot enter the city of Barcelona.
Another consideration you should keep in mind is how parking spaces in Barcelona are divided into two categories:
If you don’t follow the rules about the maximum times or fail to pay, your car could be towed and you would have to pay a fine.
Lastly, we recommend you to consider carefully what time of year you want to visit Barcelona. In summer, the massive influx of tourists won’t only make it hard to get around Barcelona’s streets, but also to find a parking space.
Planning to visit Barcelona by car? We can imagine that you’re not going to want to be feeding the parking meters your whole trip, or having to move your car every time you hit the maximum time limit. Check out our directory of affordable car parks in Barcelona, further up on this page. Leaving your car in a safe and secure place has never been so easy (or cheap!).
Parclick also offers monthly passes with 24-hour access, which let you use the car park any time, any day of the week. Or if you just need to park your vehicle for a few hours a day on a regular basis, we can offer you daily passes for the workday or nightly passes so that you can always park your car close to home at nighttime.
In Barcelona, Parclick can help you have a safe and contactless experience, by giving you the possibility to pay the parking meter through the Parclick app! Fast, easy, and practical, download Parclick’s app and select the street parking option. Enter your license plate number, your payment method, and park without worries. The time of having to go all the way to the parking meter with a pocket full of change is over. In less than a minute, and without even getting out of your car, you can avoid a parking ticket.
Barcelona is definitely one of the Spanish cities with the most charm. Some major places to visit quickly come to mind, like La Sagrada Familia, the beaches (especially La Barceloneta), and Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s stadium. But Barcelona is so much more. It’s art, it’s culture, it’s enormous yet cozy, it’s different, and it’s one of the most multicultural cities in Europe. Keep reading to discover everything you can do here.
Even though a short visit is never enough, if you need a quick overview of the Capital of Catalonia, take a stroll down Las Ramblas, it’s definitely the best way to get to know a bit of the essence of Barcelona. In addition to La Sagrada Familia, you can see the important influence of some daring architects in buildings like Casa Fuster, Casa Batlló, or La Pedrera. And of course it’s in fine form at Parc Güell, where you can enjoy a nice nature walk. But Barcelona isn’t just specific places, it’s a sum of its parts and all of its neighborhoods are super “walkable”, perfect for strolling and exploring their peculiar design.
Theatres and entertainment in Barcelona
Want to experience true art? You have to see a play at either Poliorama Theatre, the National Theatre of Catalonia, or the Grand Lyceum Theatre. They will surely offer shows to remember. But if you’re more into enjoying the Barcelona nightlife, you have to know where to go on a night out. You can enjoy the major night club Razzmatazz and check out the city center, Eixample, Ies Corts, or Ciutat Vella for different vibes or even go to a concert at the famous Palau Sant Jordi.
Hotels in Barcelona
Still don’t have a place to stay in Barcelona during your trip? Had fights with your partner or friends about not knowing where to stay? Keep calm. We recommend you take a look at the hotels in Barcelona we’ve written about on this same website. You can see the location, what they offer, and the car parks close by, so you can kill two birds with one stone. To start, we suggest looking at the Hotel W Barcelona, one of the most emblematic hotels Barcelona has to offer. Whatever your budget, we bet our articles will give you an idea of where to stay during your visit.
We would say Barcelona is definitely worth visiting, not only because of its splendid architecture and places that it is known for (mentioned above), but also because of the many events it hosts!
Sant Jordi: Celebrated on April 23 since the 15th century, Sant Jordi (Saint George’s) Day is also Valentine’s Day in Catalonia and it’s customary to give a rose and a book as gifts. This day is celebrated with various cultural activities, with the most popular being a book signing by some of Spain’s most famous writers. It’s a perfect day to experience Barcelona, especially if you like literature and you visit with your partner.
Mobile World Congress: MWC brings together the most important figures in the technology and mobile communications field and is where you can get up to date with the sector’s latest trends.
Sónar: Sónar festival is an institution in electronic and experimental music. Founded in 1994, it’s still held every summer with more and more attendees and internationally renowned artists. The festival takes over literally all of Barcelona’s streets since there are many cultural activities during the day. At night, the festival starts at Fira Barcelona in Montjuic, where you can enjoy the best music and atmosphere for all ages.
Automobile Exhibition: More than 100 years old, this event still happens every year at Fira Barcelona in Montjuic and is an opportunity for car lovers to see the latest trends in the automotive world.
Primavera Sound: Along with Sónar, Primavera Sound is one of the biggest music festivals in Barcelona. It’s been around since 2001 and has since become one of the top festivals in all of Spain.