Driving in general can be a very exhausting experience within Barcelona, as with any major city, and should be avoided for a more stress free encounter. The excellent public transport links enable swift and simple admission to all four corners of the metropolis, offering a relaxing alternative to navigating the city’s frenzied roads.
Visitors who do decide to bring their car into Barcelona have several options available for parking. Space on the street is exceptionally limited and can be expensive, with many of the spots reserved for residents, which are marked as green zones. Blue zones can be used by anyone, although parking is usually restricted to a maximum of two hours.
Securing your vehicle in a garage is probably the best option for those wishing to park their cars for longer periods. Public car parks are scattered throughout the city, with daily rates priced between 20 and 30 Euros. It is often cheaper to rent the space for a month, as weekly fees are not available, which totals around 120 Euros. Reserving a space online in advance can help to reduce costs, and the further away from the centre you park, the lower the fee. Check out the following websites for information and advice on storing your car securely throughout your stay: