Written by Ash

Barcelona Map Trio – Attractions, Neighbourhoods, Metro


Getting yourself a Barcelona map on holiday is as fundamental as the plane ticket.

Whether you’re looking for an attraction map, a neighbourhood map with lodging tips, or a metro map to get around I’ve got them all here in one place to ensure it’s smooth sailing all the way.

Ready to go?

Let’s impress your friends with your Barcelona street knowledge!

Barcelona Maps

If you’re looking for the best map of Barcelona I’m here to give you three!

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch with me below for custom advice.

Barcelona Attractions Map

In my Barcelona tourist attractions map you’ll find the city’s main sights denoted with yellow stars, secondary attractions with beaches and museums in blue, and bars and restaurants in brown and red respectively.

Also keep an eye out for shopping centres in orange, parks in green, and airport transport locations in purple.

Click on the attraction map buttons for more information + a visitor’s guide on each item.

Barcelona Neighbourhood Map

To get your bearings I’ve created a tourist map of Barcelona neighbourhoods.

This is a great jumping off point for finding a value hotel, Airbnb, apartment, or hostel. I’ve gone into this in depth in my list of the best areas to stay in Barcelona but first it’s best to take a look:

The city map of Barcelona

A good rule of thumb when looking for lodging is:

The Ciutat Vella has three parts from left to right: Raval, the Gothic Quarter, and El Born.

Most airport transport like the famous Aerobus takes you to the purple ‘C’ button at Plaça de Catalunya, the city’s most central square. From here you can connect to the metro.

The other neighbourhoods not mentioned have cheaper accommodation as they’re less central.

Get Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batllo, and a 10% Discount Card!

Barcelona Metro Map

With 6 lines connecting the entire city you’ll be 20 minutes from anywhere. Almost every major attraction is served by the network save Tibidabo Amusement Park.

Here’s a Barcelona metro map given by Transport Metropolitan Barcelona:

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Help Me Put You on the Map

If my Barcelona map list still hasn’t got you on the right track make sure you write me in the comments below. I’m here for custom advice whether it’s finding your way around or anything else on your holiday.

Until next time 🙂

  • March 11, 2019 at 4:27 pm
    Hi Ash ill be arriving in a few days and will be staying at The AC Sants at Passeige Antoni Whats the best public transport to Dior outlet at Passeige D gracia Is a taxi very expensive in the evening? Thank you
    • March 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Sheila, I would walk up to Sants Estacio and take one of the trains (R2 or R2S) to Passeig de Gracia and from here it's just a 3 minute walk, easy peasy :) As for taxis, there's a late night surcharge but in general you'll find Barcelona taxis to be quite modest in price compared to other European cities. Check out my article on using taxis in Barcelona for more info. Thanks! Ash
  • January 10, 2019 at 2:31 am
    I will be staying at the Catalonia Barcelona 505 in mid February, what is the way to get to plaza de Catalunya from the hotel ?
    • January 10, 2019 at 8:40 am
      Team Member
      Hi Peter, To get to Plaça Catalunya looks like the best bet is to walk a couple minutes to the Av Tibidabo train station and then take the L7. It should only take about 20 minutes total provided you catch the train on time. These trains can be used with the Hola BCN card. Ash
      • January 10, 2019 at 12:03 pm
        Great ,thank you
  • October 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm
    Hi , our son is docking on his cruise on sat 10th Nov and we want to surprise him as he is then heading to south Amercia for a few months , where is best place to stay very near not to pricey only 1 night, also best way from airport bus or cab?
    • October 18, 2018 at 3:14 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Jane, If you want to be super close you'll need to stay in the Gothic Quarter. I always recommend the NH Barcelona Barri Gotic for the price-quality ratio. other good value places (which are tough because your location needs to be super central) are the Hostal Boqueria or the HCC Montblanc. Still didn't find anything? Here's a list of 43 highly rated properties in this area that could be to your liking! To this area cabs are always the quickest but if you're not keen on shelling out €30+ I would recommend the Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya and then walking down. Again, this would depend very much on what part of the Gothic Quarter your hotel is in. Once you book let me know where you are and I'll give you further directions. Thanks! Ash
      • October 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm
        Thank-you so much Ash
        • October 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm
          Team Member
          No problem :)
  • August 12, 2018 at 1:18 am
    We are taking a cruise out of Barcelona but will have several hours before we need to board. We want to see Sagrada Familia and the Museu Picasso. What would be the best way to do this with an older person who can't walk very much? Thanks.
    • August 12, 2018 at 9:29 am
      Team Member
      Hi Laney, Unfortunately these sites are in different places in the city so you'll need a bit of transport time... are you arriving from the airport? Exactly how much time do you have? Only knowing this can I really suggest the best way. I look forward to your response. Ash
  • July 29, 2018 at 4:14 pm
    ayen acero
    hi,we are arriving at barcelona in exactly 1 month from today. and im planning to visit gaudi,s artworks. some says i should take Hop on Hop off,but im afraid,it may take so much our time from getting into this true? do you have any idea how long it will take from la ramblas to sagrada familia? and from sagrada to park guell riding hop on hop off. thanks in advance
    • July 30, 2018 at 10:47 am
      Team Member
      Hello Ayen The Bus Turistic doesn't go on Las Ramblas but you can grab it just above at Plaça Catalunya. During high season I would expect about 12-15 minutes between stops so figure 35-45 minutes to get to Sagrada. It could be much less though depending on the time of day you go, earlier the better obviously. Maybe about 25 minutes from Sagrada to Park Guell. Ash
  • July 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm
    Fouad Mohammad
    Hi I am planning to visit Barcelonan with my wife next September to stay few days Royal Ramblas hotel. Please advise about the easiest transport ion I have to use to drop me closet to the hotel (we have luggage's) Regards,
    • July 18, 2018 at 7:41 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Fouad, Easiest way would be grab the Aerobus from either terminal and get off at the terminus stop Plaça de Catalunya. From here it's only a short 4-5 minute downhill walk via La Rambla, shouldn't be a problem even with luggage. Ash
  • July 18, 2018 at 2:28 pm
    Hi I am planning to visit Barcelonan with my wife next September to stay few days Royal Ramblas hotel. Please advise about the easiest transport ion I have to use to drop me closet to the hotel (we have luggage's)
  • July 10, 2018 at 9:29 pm
    Hi, we are arriving into Barcelona port on a cruise ship next month and want to visit Camp Nou. We have looked online and think it is best to pre book a tour, however we are unsure on the easiest way to get there and how long it will take? Any advice would be great! Thanks
    • July 11, 2018 at 10:24 am
      Team Member
      Hi Shelly, Outside of getting a taxi directly from the cruise port the fastest and easiest would be to get off your Cruise Bus at the Colombus Statue, walk up La Rambla a short distance to the Drassanes metro station, and take the green line to Les Corts. In total it should take about 35-40 minutes. Ash
  • June 11, 2018 at 7:37 pm
    Lesley Wright
    Hi We arrive on Sunday 17th June and are staying in Vilassar De Dalt at the Hotel Sorli Emocion. We intend to travel into the city every other day and wondered which mode of transport would be best i.e bus, train or taxi. I have tried to email the hotel with this query on a few occasions but have had no response - I hope you can help? Your site is fantastic by the way :) Kind regards Lesley
    • June 12, 2018 at 11:48 am
      Team Member
      Hi Lesley, I wouldn't recommend a taxi as it will be costly since you're quite far out. You're essentially right at the Illa Fantasia water park and from there there are a few options... the shuttle from the water park itself could be an option as there may be a pay option, but I can't find any info for that. There is a free shuttle to the water park departing from various points in Barcelona. These shuttles run once a day at 10:00 am in June and September (return at 5:30 pm) and twice a day at 9:00 am and 11:00 am in July and August (return at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm). The most central pickup point is at Ronda Universitat 5-17 near the Universitat metro station. You can find a pdf of pickup points and times here. You can also get a 15 minute train from Sants Estacio to Premia de Mar where you’ll find a shuttle outside the train station to go to the water park, just 200 meters from your hotel. This of course is only during park hours. Otherwise you'll have to get a train from stations like Sants or Passeig de Gracia to Vilassar. You can search for them here. From here you'll need to take a taxi to the hotel. This is a pretty uncomfortable spot for visiting Barcelona so hope you've got a good reason for being all the way out there... or at least packed a little extra patience in your suitcase ;) Ash
  • May 7, 2018 at 2:18 am
    Our flight arrives at 1:30 pm in Barcelona. Our hotel is Casa Gracia, 116 Bic, Gracia. How do you recommend we travel from the airport to the hotel? Aerobus? Train? Cab? I'd purchase an Hola BCN pass, but we'll only be in the city for a day. Headed to Girona the next day for a week. We'll return to Barcelona and spend three more days in the city, in which case I anticipate we'll purchase the Hola BCN pass. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
    • May 7, 2018 at 9:25 am
      Team Member
      Hi Jonathon, There are a few options here... the cheapest is to take the airport train to Passeig de Gracia and then grab the metro one stop (or walk 15 min uphill depending on suitcases and strength) to Diagonal. For something a bit quicker you could grab the Aerobus to Plaza Catalunya and then grab the metro up to Diagonal from there. If you're arriving in Terminal 2 I would do the train but if you're arriving in Terminal 1 I'd do option two since having to get the shuttle to Terminal 2 to get the train eats up a lot of time. Hope this helps. Ash
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