Tourist Information Guide

Official Barcelona Tourist Offices - Where To Find Them and Services They Offer You

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This page outlines the locations and services for the official Barcelona tourist information offices in the city and how each office can help you. You will find the contact telephone numbers, opening hours and nearest metro for each tourist information office.

These are the main Barcelona Tourist board offices in the city. There are also other smaller tourist points dotted around the city where you will find one or two tourist information professionals.


Main Barcelona tourist information 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:  Placa 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 Information 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 Holiday: 09:00 - 14:00
Closed:  1 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 (Mirador de Colom)

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:  1 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 Information Office - Cultural events in Barcelona (Oficina d' informacio cultural)

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

Las Ramblas, 99
08002 Barcelona, España

Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)

Tel:  +34 93 316 1000

Opening hours
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.


Tourist office near to Barcelona Cathedral

This tourist office is just very close to Barcelona Cathedral. One point of interest of this building is you will see a drawing by Picasso on the wall of Sardana Dancing (Catalan Dancing) . Sardana dancing occurs frequently on weekend evenings outside the Cathedral or in Placa Jaume. Most tourists completely miss the Picasso drawing on the building.

Tourist office Catedral
Col·legi Oficial d'Arquitectes de Catalunya.
COAC. Plaça Nova, 5,
Barcelona, España.

Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3) or
Metro: Jaume (Yellow Line, L4)

Opening Times

Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday and Public Holiday:
09:00 - 19:00


Tourist office on La Rambla (Passatge Amadeu Bagués office)

This tourist information office is on La Rambla right outside Liceu metro stop that is close to the famous Boqueria Market.

Tourist office La Rambla / Passatge Amadeu Bagués
La Rambla, 88
Barcelona, España.

Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)

Opening hours
Monday - Sunday: 09:00 - 21:00


Tourist office in "El Triangle" in Carrer Pelai near Placa Catalunya Square

This shopping centre is home to the famous FNAC department store and is conveniently located in Placa Catalunya Square.

Tourist office El Triangle shopping centre
Carrer de Pelai (near Placa Catalunya)
Barcelona, España.

Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3)

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday:
Closed


Sants Rail Station tourist information

Estacio de Sants (Barcelona Sants Rail Station)
Plaza dels Paisos Catalanes
Barcelona, España.

Tourist Information at Sants Station
Tel :
+34 90 224 0202
E-mail:  [email protected]

Metro: Sants Estacio (Green Line, L3) or
MetroMetro: Sants Estacio (Blue Line, L5)

Opening times

Monday - Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00
25 December, 26 December and 01 January: Closed

See our detailed page on Barcelona Sants Rail station tourist information office


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
Opening hours
  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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