Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city that offers us a very good atmosphere, good weather, parties and spectacular natural and cultural spaces.
It is an urban city that combines port and beach, mountains, parks, monuments... For this reason, it is not surprising that it has become a reference city to which thousands of people come.
It is the second largest city in Spain in terms of population and extension, so it's very important to have in mind a series of key points.
First, there are low pollution zones or ZBEs in which traffic is limited for the most polluting vehicles. This zone covers the city of Barcelona, except for the Industrial Zona Franca and the neighborhoods of Tibidabo, les Planes y Vallvidrera; l´Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sant Adrià del Besòs, Cornellà de Llobregat and partly Esplugues.
This low emission zone is restricted from Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 20:00, so those vehicles without a label can access the ZBE from 20:00 to 07:00 on weekdays and weekends. Be careful! On public holidays, vehicles without a label cannot enter the city of Barcelona.
Which vehicles can access it? Those that carry the ZERO, ECO, C or B labels.
The best way to park in Barcelona
Parking in Barcelona, like any big city, is not easy.
Most of its streets have their parking spaces divided into blue areas (Área Blava) and green areas (Área Verda). In the first one you can park, by paying for a maximum of 4 hours without the possibility of extending parking time.
The green areas are reserved for residents of the zone, if you are not a resident you can park your car in this zone for a maximum of 2 hours and at a higher price than in the blue area.
Note that if you do not respect the maximum temp, a crane may take your car.
If you travel with your car to Barcelona, you won't want to waste time finding a place to park your car or having to change it every time you reach the maximum allowed time.
The best option is to book a cheap parking space in Barcelona with Parkapp. Save time and money by reserving parking for your car. We have low cost car parks in Barcelona from 7 euros per day.
Availability of long term parking in Barcelona
If you need long-term parking in Barcelona, we have plenty of options available to you at Parkapp, take a look and choose the one that suits your needs.
You can find car parks in Barcelona with a night pass for a lower price than day car parks.
There is also the possibility of booking a day pass in Barcelona. The hours of this type of pass vary according to the car parks, but you can find day passes which allow you to park between 08:00 and 20:00 from Monday to Friday.
You might be interested in parking with a 24-hour monthly subscription so you don't have to worry about finding parking in Barcelona any day of the week.
Consult our list of car parks and book your cheap parking space in Barcelona with Parkapp.