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Where to get a COVID-19 PCR test in Sagrada Familia area of Barcelona

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On this page, you’ll be able to get a voucher for your coronavirus PCR test at a private testing centre near the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. This testing centre performs PCR nasal tests and PCR saliva tests.

We cover the following:

  • the location of the testing centre in Barcelona, closest metro station and its opening times,
  • the price of the PCR nasal and saliva test,
  • how to get the special discount we have secured for you at the testing centre
  • the PCR test certificate delivery time and language
  • how to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate for your PCR test if you need it, in addition to the PCR test certificate delivered by the test centre
  • how your exact appointment time will be confirmed to you by the testing centre so that you do not have to wait in line for hours to get tested
The medical centre that performs COVID tests near the Sagrada Familia
The medical centre that performs COVID tests near the Sagrada Familia

We have also included a booking form on the page below if you want to book your PCR test at this testing centre. After filling out the form below, you will receive to your email address a COVID test confirmation voucher with a voucher number and detailed instructions on how to to get tested at this testing centre. You will also receive a separate confirmation email with your exact appointment time.

In addition, by booking your PCR test online through the booking form provided on this page, we have secured you a discount on the price of your test.
Special discount reduction off the price of your PCR nasal or saliva test: €5.00

To get your discount, you will simply need to give your voucher number at the testing centre before getting tested.

After getting tested, you will get a FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate, the document you need for taking flights or other transport to another country.

Before filling out the form below to get your PCR nasal test or your PCR saliva test, make sure to first confirm which type of test your destination country requires.


Location of the testing centre

The exact address of the testing centre will be given to you on the voucher you'll receive by email once you have submitted the form below. The metro lines you can take to go to the testing centre are given below.

Nearest metro stations:

MetroMetro: Sagrada Familia (Blue line, L5 and Purple Line, L2)

MetroMetro: Verdaguer (Blue line, L5 and Yellow Line, L2)

MetroMetro: Monumental (Purple Line, L2)

Walking distance to testing centre from any of these metro stations: 7 minutes.


Tourist attractions near this testing centre

We will provide the names of the most famous tourist attractions located in the area of this testing centre as, if you’re a tourist in Barcelona, you might understand better where this testing centre is located if you know which are the famous tourist attractions located nearby.

Sagrada Familia. 7 minute walk.

Arc de Triomf. 18 minute walk.


Opening hours of the testing centre

Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00

The testing centre is also open on public holidays during the same hours.

Except on the following public holidays, during which the testing centre will be closed:

25 December
1 January
6 January

If you want to get tested on these dates, we recommend getting tested the day before or just after. If you need to get tested for travel reasons on these dates, we recommend you carefully check the time frame your destination country requires you to take your test. Depending on your destination country, you will have to take your COVID test within 72, 48 or 24 hours before your flight, enabling you to get tested the day before or the day after the public holidays given above.

EASTER OPENING TIMES (10-18 April 2022): Open as usual.


PCR nasal and saliva test price and test certificate delivery time

The price of the PCR nasal swab tests and PCR saliva tests are the same, however the prices vary depending on when you want to receive your test results:

PCR test results delivered within 3 hours:

With this option, your PCR test certificate is delivered within 3 hours after your test is performed.

This option is only available for tests performed until the hour specified below. Therefore if you want to get your PCR test certificate within 3 hours, make sure to book your appointment for your COVID test before the time specified below:

Option only available if you are tested before: 17:30

Normal price: €150.00
Special discount: €5.00
Price with our special discount applied: €145.00

PCR test results delivered the same day:

This option is only available for tests performed until the hour specified below. Therefore if you want to get your PCR test certificate within 24 hours, make sure to book your appointment for you COVID test before the time specified below.

Option only available if you are tested before: 17:30

Normal price: €130.00
Special discount: €5.00
Price with our special discount applied: €125.00

Below we show you the time slot your PCR test certificate is delivered the same day of your test, if you test is made until the hour specified below:
If you are tested before: 17:30
Same day results delivered: 20:00 – 22:00

PCR test results delivered next day:

From Monday to Friday, this option is available for tests performed all day long. However, during weekends, this option is only available until the hour specified below.

On the following days: Monday - Friday
Option only available if you are tested before: 20:00

On the following days: Saturday - Sunday
Option only available if you are tested before: 18:00

Normal price: €95.00
Special discount: €5.00
Price with our special discount applied: €90.00

PCR tests results will be delivered the day after your got tested. Below we show you the time slot your PCR test certificate is delivered.
Results delivered next day between: 20:00 - 23:59

If you have an early morning flight, we recommend you choose one of the 2 options above:
  • PCR test results delivered within 3 hours and that you get tested the day before your flight.
  • PCR tests results delivered the same day and that you get tested two days before your flight if the COVID test requirements of your destination country allow you to do so.

If you receive your test certificate within 3 hours after you get tested or two days before your flight in the evening, you will have your certificate well in advance of your flight, which will avoid any stress in regards to getting your certificate on time for your flight. In addition, if there is any error on your certificate such as a typing issue with your name or date of birth, or any other clerical issue, you will have enough time to get it fixed by the test centre before your early morning flight.


You PCR test certificate will be available in English or Spanish, depending on the language you’ll request at the testing centre.

PCR test results will be sent to your email address and will also be available on the website of the laboratory that will analyse your results. The medical staff will give you a card of the laboratory that will analyse your results with your PCR test reference number and instructions to access your test results on the website of the laboratory. Make sure to keep the document safely.

Further indications on how to get your FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate will be given on the voucher confirmation you’ll receive after filling out the booking form below.


EU Digital COVID Certificate for your PCR test

This test centre and the laboratories they work with are accredited by the Catalan Health Entity -called Cat Salut- to report your PCR tests results to Cat Salut so that you can get your EU Digital COVID Certificate for your PCR test.

You can pay a small administration fee directly at the test centre if you want them to:

  • download your EU Digital COVID Certificate from the Cat Salut platform
  • send your EU Digital COVID Certificate for your PCR test to your email address

    Administration fee for this service to be paid directly at the testing centre: €10.00

    If you're interested in this service, make sure to request it at the testing centre before getting tested. You will get your EU Digital COVID Certificate in addition to the FIT-TO-FLY and valid for travel PCR test certificate delivered by the test centre.


    How to get your special discount

    We have secured a discount off the normal price of the coronavirus test. You will receive your discount voucher by completing and submitting the form below. You will receive an email with full instructions about how to get to the testing centre and how to redeem your discount voucher. The discount is for each test you book and will only be applied at the clinic when you present your voucher number. You would also need to present your voucher number to identify your test appointment with the clinic. If you do not present your voucher at the testing centre the clinic will not be able to find your reservation and therefore may not be able to test you. Therefore it is very important to ensure to bring the voucher with you and present it at the testing centre reception to ensure your appointment is found and that you will get your discount off your test.

    Show your voucher at the testing centre reception either on your mobile or a print out. You will also need to write your voucher number down on the consent form that the testing centre will give you when you arrive at the clinic.

    Special discount off the price of each test: €5.00

    The reception of the medical centre where you’ll need to give your voucher number
    The reception of the medical centre where you’ll need to give your voucher number

    Appointment time for your test

    This testing centre only works with appointments. Getting tested at a medical centre that works with appointment will enable you to get tested at your appointment time, without having to wait in line for hours before getting tested. Sometimes, testing centres can get very busy for COVID tests and reach their maximum capacity. Having an exact appointment time ensures that you will get your test done on your confirmed appointment day and time and that you will receive your test results on time for your flight.

    On the booking form below, you will be able to select your preferred time range for your appointment.

    After filling out the form below, you will receive to your email address a COVID test confirmation voucher with a voucher number and detailed instructions on how to to get tested at this testing centre. You will also receive a separate confirmation email with your exact appointment time.

    Your appointment time will be confirmed by email by the testing centre during their operating hours for confirming appointments. The testing centre work 17 hours per day during the following operating hours:
    Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 01:00

    If after filling out the form below, you need to modify or cancel your COVID test appointment, please make sure to reply to the confirmation voucher email or to the email confirming your exact appointment time to request your appointment modification or cancellation.

    When to book your PCR test online

    The testing centre receives many booking requests for appointments for COVID tests so we highly recommend you fill out the booking form below as soon as possible to ensure your preferred date and time range for your appointment are available. We recommend you book a week to 3 days in advance of when you need your test however you can book for the same day of your test.

    Fill out the form below to book your PCR test appointment and get your PCR test voucher

    To get your voucher for your PCR nasal test or for you PCR saliva test, fill out the form below and submit it.

    If you´re making a reservation for 2 people or more, you will only need to provide the details of one of you in the booking form below and then select the total number of people who will need a test. E.g. If you´re making a booking for yourself and a friend or yourself and a family member, you will only need to provide your first name, last name, email, passport or ID number and your telephone number, and under “Number of people taking the test”, you select 2 people.

    You do not need to make a separate booking for your friends or family members as long as you´ve selected the right number of people under “Number of people taking the test” in the form below. Then when you arrive at the clinic, you will check in with your voucher number and your name, and the reception staff will request the details of the additional persons included in your booking. By booking your COVID test this way, you can be guaranteed that you and your friends or family members will be tested simultaneously. If you fill in the forms separately, you might not get the same appointment time.

    A confirmation voucher with full instructions on how to get tested will be emailed to you once you complete and send the COVID test form below. You will also receive a separate confirmation email with your exact appointment time.

    You will need to show your confirmation voucher to get tested at the testing centre and to get your special discount. You can either show your confirmation voucher from your mobile phone or print it out.

    If after filling out the form below, you need to modify or cancel your COVID test appointment, please make sure to reply to the confirmation voucher email or to the email confirming your exact appointment time to request your appointment modification or cancellation.

    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    1) Minors must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

    2) Form fields must be completed in order, from top to bottom. Otherwise, you won't be able to fill in some of the fields and complete your form submission.






    Additional information

    How quick you’ll get your PCR test certificate: Depending on the price option you’ll select when filling out the booking form, your results will either be available 3 hours after your test, the same day of your test in the evening, or the day after you got tested in the evening.

    Your FIT-TO-FLY test certificate will be in English or Spanish, depending on the language you'll request at the testing centre.

    Your test result certificate will be sent to your email address and will also be available for you to download from the website of the laboratory that will analyse your results.


    What information will be indicated on the PCR test certificate delivered by the testing centre's laboratory?
    The PCR test certificate will mention the following information:
    • Name, address and contact details of the laboratory
    • Your full name
    • Your passport number
    • Your date of birth and age
    • Your gender
    • The sample date and time
    • The type of Covid test, in that case a RT-PCR test
    • The sample type, such as nasopharyngeal or other
    • The results date and time
    • Whether the results of your test are positive or negative
    • Test description
    There will also be a QR code on your PCR test certificate that contains the above-mentioned information. The test will be signed by a doctor, and the name of the doctor and his registration number will also show on your certificate.
    Can I also get a printed copy of my PCR test certificate from the medical centre? Yes, if you need a printed copy of your PCR test certificate and do not have access to a printer, you can request a printed copy to the medical centre. When checking in at the reception of the medical centre, simply tell the reception staff that you´ll need a printed copy of your PCR test certificate. You will then have to come back to the medical centre to pick up your printed PCR test certificate. Printed certificates of PCR tests with results in 3 hours will be available at the medical centre at the end of the day, before the medical centre closes. Printed certificates of PCR tests with same days results will be available at the medical centre the next morning. Printed certificates of PCR tests with next days results, will be available at the medical centre 2 days after in the morning. The reception staff will confirm to you when exactly you can come back to pick up your printed PCR test certificate.

    Can I get a EU digital COVID certificate with this PCR test? The testing centre has confirmed that the PCR test certificates delivered by the laboratories they work with to analyze your PCR test results are issued in a format and with information that are suitable for travel to any country in the world as their certificates meet the requirements requested by the international authorities.

    You will get a FIT-TO-FLY PCR test certificate, that is valid for travel, but the certificate you’ll receive is not the EU COVID digital certificate.

    However, as this test centre and the laboratories they work with are accredited by the Catalan Health Entity -called Cat Salut- to report PCR tests results of European citizens to Cat Salut, you will also be able to get a EU Digital COVID Certificate for your PCR test.

    If you're a EU citizen, you wil be able to issue your own EU Digital COVID Certificate from the Cat Salut website -which is not always a straightforward process- or you can pay a small administration fee at the testing centre for the testing centre to do it for you for a hassle and stress-fee experience, which we recommend. This service is available for EU and non EU citizens that want to get a EU Digital COVID Certifcate for their PCR test.

    Administration fee for this service to be paid directly at the testing centre: €10.00

    If you decide to issue your EU Digital COVID Certificate on your own for free, you should be able to do it from the Cat Salut website by providing the Passport or ID number you provided at the testing centre and entering the verification code you'll receive by SMS to the mobile phone number you provided at the testing centre. You can change the language of the Cat Salut website from Catalan to Spanish or English by clicking on the language of your choice at the top right hand side of the website. In case you get any issue during the issuing process on your own, the test centre won't be able to assist you at that stage.


    Can I get a special COVID test certificate for Japan? Yes, this test centre can issue the special COVID test certificate requested by the Japanese Government. If you're flying to Japan, make sure to inform the test centre when you check in at the reception of the test centre.

    Administration fee for the special COVID test certificate for Japan: €45.00
    Can I get a PCR test certificate issued by an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory? Can I get a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory? If you're flying to a country that requests that your PCR test certificate is issued by an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory, make sure to inform the test centre when you check in at the reception of the test centre. You will get your PCR test certificate issued by the ISO 15189 accredited laboratory of the test centre. You will also get a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory so that you can show it to the authorities of your destination country if requested. There's no additional cost to pay to get your PCR test certificate issued by an ISO 15189 accredited laboratory or to get a copy of the ISO 15189 accreditation of the laboratory.

    Official VAT invoice provided? This centre can provide an invoice upon request. If your home-country health or travel insurance covers COVID-related expenses abroad, you will need to send them the invoice for your test along with your claim for reimbursement. If you need an invoice, make sure to request it at the front desk of the testing centre, after paying for your test.


    Languages spoken by the customer support team at this testing centre: The staff at this testing centre speak English and Spanish however you will receive your voucher confirmation email and your appointment time confirmation in your own language.

    In the unlikely event that you receive a reply from the testing centre in a language you do not understand you can use Google Translate to translate their response to your own language.


    Steps to get your PCR test in Barcelona:

    1. After filling out the form above, you’ll receive your confirmation voucher by email with your voucher number. Read carefully the instructions indicated on your confirmation voucher.

    2. You will receive a separate confirmation email with your exact appointment time.

    3. Go to the testing centre at your appointment day and time and present your confirmation voucher. You can either show your confirmation voucher from your mobile phone or print it out. You will be asked to sign a form with your personal information, which will be used by the testing centre to prepare your PCR test certificate so make sure to fill in the form in capital letters and in a readable way, with no errors. You will also need to write down your voucher number on the form to get your special discount off the normal price of the test.

    4. You will pay for your test at the special price we have secured for you, directly at the front desk of the testing centre before getting tested.

    5. Get tested.

    6. You will receive your PCR test results by email and you will also be able to download them from the website of the laboratory. Indications on how you’ll get your PCR test certificate will also be provided on the voucher confirmation you’ll receive after filling in the booking form.


    How to cancel your test if you are finally not going to this testing centre: It is very important for the testing centre to know the exact number of patients they will have each day for them to plan their testing capacity accordingly and provide a better service to you.

    Please only fill out the form above to get your COVID test voucher if you’re sure you’ll go to this testing centre to get your test. If after filling out the form above and getting your confirmation voucher you decide not to go the testing centre on the test date you selected, please reply to the email you’ve received with your confirmation voucher and simply tell us you’re cancelling your test.


    Can minors take a COVID test at this testing centre?

    Yes, minors under 18 can get a COVID test at this testing centre. The requirements for minors to get tested vary depending on whether the minor gets tested without their parents or legal guardian or with their parents or legal guardian:

    Minors getting a COVID test WITHOUT their parents or legal guardian:

    Minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult (i.e., a person of at least 18 years of age).

    Minors from the age of 14 can get tested without being accompanied by another adult and can go to the testing centre by themselves.

    Minors under the age of 18 will need to bring:

    1. A printed authorization signed by his parents or legal guardian. The testing centre will provide the authorization by email upon request. You will first need to make your appointment request by filling out the form above. Once the testing centre confirms your exact appointment time by email, you´ll need to request them to send you the authorization that will need to be filled out and signed by the parents or legal guardian of the minor.

    Important: The date that you’ll need to write at the very bottom of the authorization needs to be the date of the test.

    2. A printed copy of the Identity Document of the parent or legal guardian that has signed the authorization.

    Minors getting a COVID test WITH their parents or legal guardian accompanying them to the testing centre:

    For minors under 18, the parents or legal guardian will need to sign an authorization and show their Identity Document at the test centre.

    The authorization will be given to you at the test centre. The parents or legal guardians can print, fill out, and sign the authorization in advance if they want to. In that case, you will first need to make your appointment request by filling out the form above. Once the testing centre confirms your exact appointment time by email, you´ll need to request them to send you the authorization that will need to be filled out and signed by the parents or legal guardian of the minor and presented at the test centre the day of the test.

    Important: The date that you’ll need to write at the very bottom of the authorization needs to be the date of the test.