A BCN Map is a must-have when visiting Barcelona but don’t worry, we’ve got one for you as well as a Barcelona Metro Map! We’ve also written you an introduction to the Barcelona Old City so you can start exploring!
We know you’re new here so we recommend you start getting an idea of the neighborhoods of Barcelona by using our Barcelona Neighbourhoods map. Also, check out our Barcelona Neighborhood Guide!
With a BCN map in hand, there is nothing better than taking a walk around the Barcelona Old Town (also called Ciutat Vella). Its made up of four main areas: El Raval, Barri Gotic, El Born and La Barceloneta.
Its one of the most popular Barcelona tourist destinations as it is full of history and has its own distinct characteristics. Out of the four areas, the Barri Gotic is the most central to the Barcelona Old City.
The Old City, as its names implies, is pretty flippin’ old! Most of the buildings were originally built in medieval and even Roman times and quite a few of them are listed as World Heritage Sites. One famous one is the Palau de la Musica Catalana by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the only concert hall in Europe which is totally lit by natural daylight.
Once you have a tourist map of Barcelona, you can make sure that you won’t miss any of the great tourist attractions in Barcelona.
The best and most relaxing way to visit all the tourist attractions in Barcelona is to take the tourist buses. They are operated by Barcelona Bus Turistic regularly and all year round. They have three lines – red, blue and green.
All the stops are located at the main and most famous Barcelona tourist attractions so you can’t miss it. The map from Barcelona Bus Turistic can be downloaded from its official website.
If you think having a Barcelona street map is not enough, check out the Barcelona metro map. The Barcelona metro was started in 1924, and the very first line was between Lesseps and the Placa de Catalunya, which is still part of the modern Line 3.
Nowadays, there are 8 metro lines (L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L9, L10, L11) and the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat) line with twelve routes. The network is operated by two different operators: Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB); and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC). The individual journey for the metro is 2.15 euro per ticket, and €9.95 for 10 trips and, remember, within one hour you can transfer to different lines for free.
Don’t fancy taking the metro? Check out the 23 Alternative means of transport in Barcelona!
A word of warning: when you’re desperately poring over your new maps in search of your next stop, make sure to stand to the side of the road or duck into a shop. Standing with your head buried in maps is like a flashing neon sign over your head identifying you as a tourist and it can make you a bit of an easy target for pickpockets if you don’t have your wits about you!
Charlotte Jiaqian Chen, SuiteLifer