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General Information

Though arriving to Barcelona by a private car is not necessary and it is usually a real burden, there are some tourists who are traveling around Spain by a rented car and start or end their travel in Barcelona or take a short pause there.

Those who visit Barcelona by car have to take into consideration some aspects. Firstly, it is hard to find a parking lot in the city center. Secondly, the traffic is quite inconvenient and problematic on the streets of the city. La Rambla and Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) are partially closed to unauthorized private vehicles and the main streets such as Avinguda Diagonal or Gran Via are very busy during the day.

If you start your road trip in Barcelona, it is advised to rent the car upon your last day in the city – the public transportation in Barcelona is very convenient, and it is also more profitable than a renting a car. In case Barcelona is just a stop on your trip in Spain, you will need to find a hotel with a parking as cheap as possible (for additional information – Car Rental in Barcelona and Car Rental in Spain).

Many hotels in Barcelona offer parking spaces, some of them are extremely expensive, others are free. However, there are also hotels that does not provide parking possibilities. In order to make it easier for you, we have compiled a list of hotels in Barcelona that offer parking for a reasonable fee (up to 30 Euro per day) and usually do not require advance booking.

Tips and Recommendations

  • It is best recommended to search for accommodation in the neighborhood of Sants and Placa d’Espanya, mainly because these are very recommended areas for accommodation in the city but also because of the great number of pick-up stations in the neighborhood (for additional information – Hotels near Sants and Hotels near Placa d’Espanya).
  • Please note that parking for a full day in Barcelona will cost you between 15-40 Euros per day, depending on the hotel and the location. Naturally, parking in the city center will cost more than parking in more peripheral areas.
  • In general, It is recommended to stay in more peripheral areas where public parking areas and hotels with private parking lots can be found easily, and usually are cheaper than in the city center. Such areas are situated mainly in the northern parts of the city, for example, in the ​​Gracia area and near Park Güell (for additional information – Hotels near the Gracia and Hotels near Park Güell).
  • If you have booked a hotel with private parking, it is suggested to check if you need to reserve it in advance (some hotels require it).

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