The Tyler Group outlines the location for a local Barcelona tourist office in the city and gives you a little information on how each office can help you.
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
Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1)
Address: Plaça de Catalunya, 17
08002 Barcelona, España
Open: 08:30 – 20:30
Closed: 01 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.
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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 actually underground! The way to find it is first to find the El Cortes Ingles (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.
Columbus Monument Tourist Office
Address: Pl. Portal de la Pau (near the Columbus monument)
Metro: Drassanes (Green Line, L3)
Open: 08:30 – 19:30
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)
Address: Las Ramblas, 99 08002 Barcelona, España
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)
Tel: +34 93 316 1000
Open: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 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: 09:00 – 21:00
Closed: 25 December and 01 January
Tourist Office for the Regional Government of Catalonia
Aeropuerto de Barcelona
El Prat de Llobregat
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.