Tourist Information
Barcelona City Tourist Office
906 301 282 .
(Between June and September red-coated Information Officers are to be found in the streets providing guidance to the visitor)

Available Magazines in the English language for Tourists
Barcelona Metropolitan – Outsider Magazine – B-Guided

National telephone number
National Police
Guàrdia Urbana
Special Tourist Theft Centre
24 Hour Hospital Service
933 441 300

New Zealand
933 666 200
932 802 220
933 309 496
64 - 932 090 399
932 042 700
934 915 021
Avinguda Diagonal
Passeig Reina Elisenda, 3
Gran Via Carles III, 98
Travessera de Gràcia
Carrer Elisenda de Pinós, 10
Gran Via Carles III, 94

Banking hours – Weekdays normally from 08.00 to 14.00 hrs – there are exceptions.
Barcelona for Tourists – Any month but August when many interesting places are closed
Cash Dispensing Machines – Check prior to departure that your PIN works abroad
Commercial & Shop Hours: 10.00 to 14.00 hrs, and 16.30 to 20.00 hrs.
Tipping – Taxis and most restaurants are about 5%. Stylish restaurants 10%.

The city is very bicycle aware and has provided over 73 kilometres of Bike Lanes for cyclists. Hiring of bicycles can he obtained at several specialized shops and maps detailing the Lanes can be obtained from the Tourist Office.

The city Bus system is comprehensive and the bus stops are clearly marked with  the destination indicated on each bus. There are some 15 special Night Bus Routes for party goers most of which pass through Plaça de Catalunya. Bus routes and details can be obtained by visiting :

FGC (Railway)
This is local railway system for out of town commuter belt serving northern and eastern Barcelona region. A number of the stations coincide with that of the Metro and it maintains the same hours of operation during the week. Further details can be obtained by visiting :

The city has an efficient Metro system which is inexpensive, fast and easy to use. At every Metro station there are machines dispensing tickets for the journey. It operates from 00.50 to 24.00 hrs from Monday through to Thursday. From 05.00 to 02.00 hrs on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 06.00 to 24.00 hrs on Sunday. For further details visit :

The taxis are painted yellow and black and can be hailed on any street. They have a green light lit on the roof of their taxi to indicate when they are available for hire. Although there charges are inexpensive there is a minimum charge applied. The central booking telephone number for Taxi Radio Móvil is 933 577 755.

Disabled Transport
Barcelona has very thoughtfully compiled a computer database of all the streets in their city which are disabled friendly from a wheelchair point of view. This information is available by telephoning 010 or by contacting Informació Transport Adaptat on 934 860 752. The following accommodate wheelchair users.

• Airport Bus
• Metro - Line 2
• Some city buses
• Major FGC stations
• Taxi Amic - 934 208 088

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