Tourist Information Guide

Barcelona Tourist Office Reviews

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This article outlines the locations for a local Barcelona tourist office in the city and gives you a little information on how each office can help you. The article also gives you contact telephone numbers and opening hours for each tourist information office.

There are 5 main Barcelona Tourist board offices in the city. There are also some other minor offices e.g. in Barcelona Sants station but the main ones are covered below.

Main Barcelona tourist office in (or rather under) Plaça Catalunya Square

barcelona tourist office at Catalunya square central Barcelona
Barcelona tourist office at Catalunya square central Barcelona

Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1)

Address:  Plaça de Catalunya, 17
08002 Barcelona, España.
Open:  Monday - Sunday: 08:30 - 20:30
Closed:  1 January and 25 December

Tel:  +34 93 285 3834

Services. This office is the main tourist board office in Barcelona and can help you with many essentials e.g. finding accommodation, booking the Barcelona Bus Turistic (open air bus tour), city maps, bus and transport information and other general tourist information questions.

This Barcelona tourist info office also has a gift shop with an extensive range of quality souvenirs for your visit to Barcelona.

Tourists often have difficulties finding the Catalunya tourist office - even though it's the biggest tourist office in Barcelona and it's on the busiest square in Barcelona. Why? Because it's underground! The way to find it is first to find the El Cortes Inglés (the large shopping complex) the tourist office is close but actually under the Catalunya Square near the fountain. Look for the large pillars with an " I " at the top. These pillars are just outside the tourist office. There are two entrances to the Barcelona tourist office - each pillar marks an entrance.

Barcelona City Hall Tourist Office (ground floor) Ciutat, 2

Address:  Plaça de Sant Jaume,

Ciutat, 2 (Ajuntament de Barcelona),

08002 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Jaume (Yellow Line, L4)

Open:  Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 20:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday and public holidays: 09:00 - 14:00
Closed:  01 January and 25 December

Offers similar services to the main tourist board office above however is smaller and is more limited with the opening hours.

Columbus Monument Tourist Office

Address:  Plaça del Portal de la Pau, s/n

08002 Barcelona, España.  (near the Columbus monument)
Metro: Drassanes (Green Line, L3)
Open:  Monday - Sunday: 08:30 - 20:30
Closed:  01 January and 25 December

Not as comprehensive a service as the other 2 main Barcelona tourist information offices given above. Mainly supplying leaflets, port information and information on cultural attractions. Barcelona Bus Turistic and Barcelona card enquiries can also be made here however they do not provide an accommodation booking service unlike the other two offices above.

Barcelona Tourist Office - Cultural events in Barcelona (Oficina d' informacio cultural)

Barcelona cultural tourist office on the Ramblas.
Barcelona cultural tourist office on the Ramblas.

Address:  Las Ramblas, 99
08002 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)

Tel:  +34 93 316 1000

Open:  Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00 noon - 20:00

This Barcelona tourist board office is somewhat different from the others. It does not offer any advice on accommodation, tourist attractions or tours. Its sole purpose is to provide you with comprehensive information on Barcelona Cultural activities. If you attempt to ask them questions on anything other than cultural activities and events they will direct you to the Catalunya tourist office which is the nearest main tourist board office from them.

Barcelona Airport Tourist Office Information

There are two Catalunya Tourist information offices at Barcelona airport. They are situated at T1 and T2B. They deal with all general tourist information questions.

Airport Terminals T1 and T2B Tourist offices
Open:  Monday - Sunday: 08:30 - 20:30
24 December: 08:30 - 19:30
25 December and 01 January: Closed
26 December: 08:30 - 20:30
31 December: 08:30 - 20:00
01 January: 10:00 - 14:30

Tourist Office for the Regional Government of Catalonia
Aeropuerto de Barcelona
El Prat de Llobregat
08820 Barcelona, España.

Telephone numbers:
Terminal 1:  +34 93 378 8175
Terminal 2B:  +34 93 378 8149

In addition to the standard tourist and cultural information these offices can also advise you on the transport connections from Barcelona Airport to both the city centre and other destinations close to Barcelona.

For more in-depth information on each tourist office at Barcelona Airport please follow these links:

Barcelona Airport Tourist Office at T1
Barcelona Airport Tourist Office at T2

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