How to find tourist information points in Barcelona

    With as many as eight million visits per year, Barcelona is Europe’s fourth most-visited city. That’s a lot of tourists trying to find their way around!

    To make life easier, you may decide to seek out a tourist office or information point while you’re here. Where to go, how to get around, and what not to miss are the typical topics people ask about. (Of course, the staff get asked a few gems from time to time too. One of our friends from the tourist office tells us the most eyebrow-raising question she’s ever heard was “Can you tell us how to get to the sangria familiar?”.)

    Whether you’re in the city for a couple of days or a couple of weeks, it’s not a bad idea to head to the nearest tourist office and stock up on maps, flyers promoting what’s on and info on the main experiences that feature on your Barcelona bucket list. The offices can also help you with last-minute accommodation and if you’ve experienced any problems, can give valuable advice on how to sort things out.

    All the tourist offices across Barcelona have front-desk staff who speak English, Spanish, French and Italian, and although some of them may not be completely fluent, they should be able to answer your questions, or at least direct you to someone who can.

    The main ones also have a shop selling Barcelona-inspired gifts for you to take home as souvenirs.

    Other information points

    Along with the main tourist offices, you’ll also come across various information points in and around the city – near tourist attractions, in train stations, in the ferry terminal and on the motorways leading into Barcelona.

    Plaça de Catalunya Tourist Office

    Address: Plaça de Catalunya, 17
    08002 Barcelona
    Tel: +34 93 285 3834

    Open: Daily from 8.30am to 8.30pm. 26 December and 6 January from 9am to 3pm.
    Closed: 1 January and 25 December.

    How to get there: Metro: Catalunya L1 and L3.

    Be aware: Despite the fact it’s the biggest tourist office, located on the busiest square in Barcelona, it can be tricky to find. This is because it’s underground! Look out for the two large pillars by El Corte Inglés which mark the office’s entrance.

    Plaça Sant Jaume Tourist Office (Ajuntament de Barcelona)

    Address: Plaça de Sant Jaume, 1
    08002 Barcelona

    Open: Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 8.30pm. Saturday: 9am to 7pm. Sunday and public holidays: 9am to 2pm.
    Closed: 1 January and 25December

    How to get there: Metro: Jaume L4

    Estació de Sants Tourist Office (Sants Train Station)

    Address: Pl. dels Països Catalans, s/n

    Open: Daily, 8am to 8pm. 26December and 6January from 9 am to 3 pm.
    Closed: 1 January and 25 December.

    How to get there: Metro: L3, L5.

    Barcelona Airport El Prat Terminals A and B Tourist Office

    Address: Aeroport del Prat; Terminal 1 and 2 (B)

    Tel: Terminal 1: +34 93 378 8175, Terminal 2B: +34 93 378 8149

    Opening time: Daily, 8.30am to 8.30pm.
    Closed: 1 January and 25 December.

    In the airport’s tourist offices, the staff can advise you on airport transfers from Barcelona airport to the city centre and to other places around Barcelona. Read our blog article for more information on Barcelona’s main airport.

    Oficina Catedral

    Address: Col·legi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya. COAC. Plaça Nova, 5
    Tel: +34 932 853 834

    Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 7pm. Sunday and holidays, from 9am to 3pm. 26 December and 6 January, from 9am to 3pm.
    Closed: 1 January and 25 December.

    How to get there: Metro: Jaume L4 (nearest stop)

    Rambla Booth (Cabina Rambla)

    Address: (Las Ramblas) Rambla dels Estudis, 115

    Open: Every Day from 9am to 9pm
    Closed: 25 December 1 January

    How to get there: Metro: Catalunya L3

    Mirador de Colom Tourist Office

    Address: Pl. Portal de la Pau s/n (near the Columbus monument)

    Open: Daily: 8.30am to 8.30pm. 26 December and 6 January: 9am to 3pm.
    Closed: 1 January and 25 December.

    How to get there: Metro: Drassanes L3


    If you need any more information, check out the official Barcelona Tourism website.



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