Practical information

Barcelona at a glance

Quick facts
about Barcelona

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Travel to and in Barcelona

Getting to Barcelona

Barcelona has very good sea, air, road and rail connections with major cities of Europe, North Africa and the Americas.

Getting around Barcelona

Metro, regional trains, trams and public buses make moving around Barcelona very easy. Downtown is very walkable and bike-friendly. The hilly areas might be more of a challenge.

Good to know

Safety

Barcelona is a relatively safe large European city. Common sense should help you keep away from trouble. Avoid walking alone at night in some areas. Pickpockets exist in crowded and touristy areas.

Tap water & Toilets

Таp water is safe to drink.
There are several public toilets in the city center. If you can’t find one, the best options are to go to a cafe and get some quick refreshment, or head to a public place / shopping mall.

Electricity

The electricity in Barcelona is standard European – 220 Volts with 2 pins. Visitors coming from other parts of the world might need an adapter.

Communication

Barcelona is well covered by WiFi. Spain has several mobile providers. Calling code for Barcelona is +34 934…

Behavior tips

Learn what is OK and polite and what is not, how to say hi, how and who to tip, where to bargain, etc.

Tourist info

Find the nearest Tourism offices, etc.