Barcelona Barceloneta metro stop – Barcelona Barceloneta metro line 4 station
Barceloneta metro station
From Barceloneta metro to Park Guell
The Parc Guell can be reached by metro by taking the line 3 (green line) to the Lesseps stop. To get there from Barceloneta metro station, follow the line 4 (yellow) to Passeig de Gracia station and change with the line 3 to Lesseps station.
From Barceloneta metro station to Palau Guell
To get to the Palau Guell, which is located at the beginning of the Ramblas on the Port Vell side, you can walk along the old port and end your walk at the foot of the Christopher Columbus column to walk a few metres up the Ramblas to Calle Nou de la Rambla at number 3-5. If you want to get there by metro, you have to stop at Passeig de Gracia station and take the L3 line to Drassanes.
Access to Camp Nou from Barceloneta
The Barça stadium can be reached by metro lines 5, 9 or 10 at the Collblanc stop, at the Palau Reial stop on line 3, or the Palau Reial tram station on lines T1, T2 or T3.
From Barceloneta metro station, you can take the line 4 to Verdaguer station and then take the line 5 to Collblanc station ; you can also take the line 4 from Barceloneta station to Passeig de Gracia and change to the green line (L3) to get to Palau Reial and reach the Camp Nou stadium.
From Barceloneta metro to Montjuic
Several options are available to get to Montjuic from Barceloneta :
– You can take the line 4 to Passeig de Gracia and continue with the line 3 to Espanya ; you are at the foot of the Olympic sites of Montjuic.
– You can also take the line 4 to Urquinaona and follow your route with the line 1 to Espanya.
– It is also possible to reach Montjuic from Barceloneta via the funicular, which you have to take from the Paral-lel station ; To do this, take the line 4 to Passeig de Gracia, then continue with the line 2 to Paral-lel to find the Montjuic funicular which climbs to the top of Barcelona.
– Another option that requires a long walk is to reach Montjuic by cable car ; go to Barceloneta beach and walk along it in the direction of the W hotel until you see the Montjuic cable car tower.
From Barceloneta to Plaça Catalunya
Take the line 4 towards Trinitat Nova and get off at the Urquinaona stop, Plaça Catalunya is only a few steps away from the metro station.
From Barceloneta to the airport of Barcelona
To get to Barcelona airport from Barceloneta metro station (line 4), there are several suggestions :
– Reach the line 1 at Urquinaona station to get the line 9 at Torrassa stop ;
– Take the line 3 at Passeig de Gracia to get to the line 9 at Zona Universitaria ;
– Go to the Verdaguer stop to access the line 5 and join the line 9 at Collblanc station ;
– There is also a shuttle bus from Plaça Catalunya to the airport ; in this case take the metro to Urquinaona and then follow Fontanella street to Plaça de Catalunya where 2 shuttles will take you to the T1 or T2 terminals.
▷ BARCELONA METRO – Buy Pass & Cards
Updated Apr 27 2020
Barcelona’s metro (underground / tube / subway), opened in 1924 with one small section of the current Line 3 between Plaça de Catalunya and Lesseps, has continued to develop since, both in terms of the number of stops and indeed the number of lines that serve Barcelona. It is now one of the fastest and most reliable ways of getting across the city.
Now Barcelona’s metro lines, which are run by the TMB, cover the vast majority of the city, which means that they are used by both residents of Barcelona and tourists visiting the city.
Where to buy Metro tickets?
There are many places where you can buy the different metro tickets, and most people buy them in the automatic ticket machines that can be found in every metro station. Other locations include the TMB information points, kiosks, estancos (tobacconists shops that also sell stamps), and the stands in the streets that sell lottery tickets. The 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-day Hola Barcelona travel card metro tickets can also be bought online. You can buy your Barcelona Card in Barcelona’s Tourist Information Centres or online.
€ Buy your tickets online
Hola Barcelona travel card (2, 3, 4 and 5 days)
Getting around with public transport
Barcelona Card 3, 4 and 5 days
Public transportation included and free admission to various museums
Barcelona Card Express (2 days)
Public transport included and discount in museums
Differences between Barcelona Card and Hola Barcelona Travel Card
The main difference between the Barcelona Card and Hola Barcelona (also known as Hola BCN!) is that the latter only includes public transport while the Barcelona Card also offers free entry to various museums and places of tourist interest as well as discounts on cultural and leisure visits and some tourist services.
Once you’ve bought your ticket or pass, you need to keep in mind that you will need to insert it when you enter each metro station. If you have bought a pass that allows integrated travel, you can use it on all of Barcelona’s public transport for 1 hour and 15 minutes from the first time you validated your ticket. It will count as one journey, but you still need to validate it on each method of transport that you use (bus, tram, FGC or Renfe).
Tickets for other public transport in Barcelona
Metro tickets are also valid on other forms of public transport in the city.
Local buses + info
Zone 1 of the FGC and the Rodalies de Catalunya (RENFE).
Price of metro tickets in 2020
Although much more reasonably priced than the service in many other the European cities, during the past few years the price of metro tickets has risen significantly. It’s therefore important to buy the right ticket for your journey, and you may find that with the discounts available through the Hola Barcelona travel card (Hola BCN!) or Barcelona Card you could save quite a lot of money.
|TYPE OF TICKET||TICKET PRICE IN 2020||INTEGRATED / NOT INTEGRATED|
|Single ticket||€2.20||Not integrated|
|Hola Barcelona 2 days||€15.20||Unlimited journeys|
|Hola Barcelona 3 days||€22.20||Unlimited journeys|
|Hola Barcelona 4 days||€28.80||Unlimited journeys|
|Hola Barcelona 5 days||€35. 40||Unlimited journeys|
|Barcelona Card 3-day adult||€46||Unlimited journeys|
|Barcelona Card 3-day children||€22||Unlimited journeys|
|Barcelona Card 4-day adult||€56||Unlimited journeys|
|Barcelona Card 4-day children||€28||Unlimited journeys|
|Barcelona Card 5-day adult||€61||Unlimited journeys|
|Barcelona Card 5-day children||€33||Unlimited journeys|
The price that is shown on the chart for the single ticket and the passes that begin with “T-“ is for journeys within Zone 1, which serves Barcelona’s city centre.
The Barcelona Metro lines
Barcelona’s Metro has a total of 11 lines that run underground across much of the city. Below we have included a map that shows the different lines, and a chart that shows more information about each line. We should point out that Lines 6, 7 and 8 actually form part of the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), and not of the Metro, but the tickets and transport passes are the same as for the Metro.
|LINE||COLOR||ORIG. – DEST.||OPERATOR|
|Line 1||Red line||Hospital de Bellvitge – Fondo||TMB|
|Line 2||Lilac line||Paral·lel – Badalona Pompeu Fabra||TMB|
|Line 3||Green line||Zona Universitària – Trinitat Nova||TMB|
|Line 4||Yellow line||Trinitat Nova – La Pau||TMB|
|Line 5||Dark blue line||Cornellà Centre – Vall d’Hebron||TMB|
|Line 6||Violet line||Barcelona Pl. Catalunya – Reina Elisenda||FGC|
|Line 7||Brown line||Barcelona Pl. Catalunya – Av. Tibidabo||FGC|
|Line 8||Pink line||Barcelona Pl. Catalunya – Molí Nou Ciutat Cooperativa||FGC|
|Line 9 North||Orange line||La Sagrera – Can Zam||TMB|
|Line 9 South||Orange line||Zona Universitaria – Aeroport T1||TMB|
|Line 10||Light blue line||La Sagrera – Gorg||TMB|
|Line 11||Light green line||Trinitat Nova – Can Cuiàs||TMB|
Metro to and from the Barcelona Airport
From February 2016, with the extension of Line 9 of Barcelona’s Metro network, it’s now possible to travel by Metro from the city to both of the airport’s terminals. Unfortunately there’s not a direct line from the heart of the city centre to the airport and vice versa, so you’ll need to change lines to get to Plaça Catalunya and other central areas of the city
The standard ticket isn’t valid on the airport service, so you’ll need to buy a special ticket that costs €4. 50 per journey.
Between Zona Universitaria and Terminal T1: 32 minutes
Between Zona Universitaria and Terminal T2: 27 minutes
Barcelona’s metro timetable varies according to the day of the week, with the service being extended over the weekends, so that people can get around easily late at night.
|Monday-Thursday and public holidays||From 05:00 to 24:00|
|Fridays and evenings before public holidays||From 05:00 to 02:00|
|Saturdays||From 05:00 in the morning, with service continuing throughout the night|
|New Year’s Eve||From 05:00 in the morning, with service continuing throughout the night|
|The evening before 24th June (Sant Joan)||From 05:00 in the morning, with service continuing throughout the night|
|The evening before 15th August (Assumption)||From 05:00 in the morning, with service continuing throughout the night|
|The evening before 24th September (La Mercè)||From 05:00 in the morning, with service continuing throughout the night|
|Sundays||Service continuing until midnight|
|24th December||From 05:00 until 23:00|
The frequency varies from line to line, but there will be many more trains at rush hour, and fewer late at night.
✅ TRAVEL CARDS
Barcelona metro – stations
Tourist Information Guide
DIGITAL CITY PASS
This page is a table showing all the Barcelona metro stations on the TMB lines 1 to 5. The table also shows the stations equipped with lifts.
Barcelona Metro Map
Visit the Barcelona metro map page.
Subway tickets and passes
We have written detailed articles about different tickets and metro passes.
Tourist Travel Pass
A table containing information on the eight metro lines that pass through the center of Barcelona.
The table contains information about all stations, as well as stations equipped with lifts for people with disabilities and wheelchair users. The letter Y next to the name of the station means the presence of an elevator that allows you to go down and up to the surface.
| Branch 1
|Lift|| Branch 2
|Lift|| Branch 3
|Lift|| Branch 4
|Hospital Bellvitge||Y||Paral.lel||Y||Zona Universitaria||Y||Trinitat Nova||Y|
|Bellvitge||Y||Sant Antoni||Y||Palau Real||Y||Via Julia||Y|
|Rbla Just Oliveras||Y||Passeig de Gracia||Y||Les Corts||Y||Maragall|
|Can Serra||Y||Tetuan||Y||Plaza del Center||Y||Guinardo||Y|
|Florida||Y||Monumental||Y||Sants Estació||Y||Alfons X||Y|
|Mercat Nou||Y||Clot||Y||Poble Sec||Y||Girona||Y|
|Plaça de Sants||Bac de Roda||Y||Parallel||Y||Passeig de Gracia||Y|
|Spain||La Pau||Y||Liceu||Y||Jaume I||Y|
|Urgell||Y||Artigues Sant Adria||Y||Passeig de Gracia||Y||Ciutadella Vila Olimpica|
|Arc de Triomf||Y||Badalona Pompeu Fabra||Y||Selva de Mar||Y|
|Glories||Y||Vall d’Hebron||Y||Besos Mar||Y|
|Fabra i Puig||Y||Canyelles||Y|
|Torras i Bages||Y||Trinitat Nova||Y|
|Baro de Viver||Y|
| Branch 5
|Lift|| Branch 9 Nord
|Elevator|| Branch 10
Light blue branch
|Lift|| Branch 11
Light green branch
|Cornella||Y||La Sagrera||Y||La Sagrera||Y||Trinitat Nova||Y|
|Gavarra||Y||Onze de Setembre||Y||Onze de Setembre||Y||Casa de l’Aigua||Y|
|Sant’lldefons||Y||Bon Pastor||Y||Bon Pastor||Y||Torre Baro Vallbona||Y|
|Can Boixeres||Y||Can Peixauet||Y||Llefià||Y||Ciutat Meridiana||Y|
|Can Vidalet||Y||Fundo||Y||La Salut||Y||Can Cuias||Y|
|Pubilla Cases||Y||Esglesia Major||Y||Gorg||Y|
|Plaça de Sants|
|Sants Estació||Y||L9 Sud||L10 Sud|
|Verdaguer||Can Tries/Gornal||Y||Ciutat de la Justica||Y|
|Sant Pau / Dos de Maig||Y||Fira||Y||Can Tries | Gornal||Y|
|Camp de l’Arpa||Y||Park Logistic||Y||Torrassa||Y|
|Maragall||El Prat Estació||Y|
|El Carmel||Y||Aeroport T2||Y|
|El Coll La Teixonera||Y||Aeroport T1||Y|
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Barceloneta – a metro station, an 18th century quarter and a popular beach
Barceloneta is a very broad concept that includes three objects that are very far from each other in meaning, perfectly combined in one area. Now, mainly, the Barceloneta quarter is famous for its fish restaurants and excellent beach. But this is by no means all that can be found there. If you move a little away from Career Del Mar and go deeper into the quarter, you will see the narrow streets of the old fishing quarter.
People still live there, although the houses do not look at all brilliant. Inside, it is probably the same as in the communal apartments of the center of St. Petersburg, something like that I have formed such associations. However, this may be my speculation.
Streets of Barceloneta
From the depths of the quarter comes the breath of history. Barceloneta was built as a neighborhood for the poor from the very beginning, in contrast to the front quarters – Gothic, built for the aristocracy, and Eixample, erected at the whim of the emerging bourgeoisie.
Streets of Barceloneta, beach at the end of the street
A visit to Barceloneta will allow you to touch another side of Barcelona, this time not the richest and most luxurious, to eat delicious seafood in one of the local restaurants and swim in the sea if you have such a desire and favorable weather conditions.
We came to Barceloneta on foot from Plaça Catalunya on the way to see La Rambla and the sea promenade. But you can just come here by metro to the Barceloneta station on the yellow line.
- Barceloneta on the map
- History of the Barceloneta
- Restaurants in Barceloneta
- Sights and sights of Barceloneta
- Barceloneta beach on the map of Barceloneta
Interactive map, you can enlarge and see the details, make sure that it is parallel and street perpendicularity. Below I will explain why they are.
History of the Barceloneta quarter
The construction of the Barceloneta district began under sad circumstances for Catalonia. Catalonia lost the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714), King Philip V of Bourbon took Barcelona and decided to build a fortress known as the Citadel to maintain his power over the city, now the fortress has been demolished, and a park has been laid out in its place.
People lived on the site of the construction of the fortress and in order to resettle them and began to build Barceloneta. The quarter was designed by the Dutch military engineer Jorge Próspero de Verboom (1665-1744), who served the Spanish king. He also oversaw the construction of the Citadel.
The military created an ideal layout of the quarter – many parallel streets intersecting at right angles, a kind of rehearsal for the future construction of the famous Eixample district in Barcelona. But compared to the Eixample district, Barceloneta is made up of much narrower streets; in the 18th century, there were completely different concepts of a comfortable street width.
Streets of Barceloneta
The main task of the Citadel was to keep the population in fear. The cannons on the walls of the fortress were aimed at the quarters of the poor, and Barceloneta was specially built so that the area could be perfectly viewed and fired from the walls of the fortress. It was forbidden to build houses with a height of more than two floors, this rule was maintained until 1858, when the quarter officially came out of military jurisdiction.
Now the quarter is built up with taller houses, but we managed to see one two-story house – Casa del Porró ( Casa del Porró ), built in 1753, of course, restorers worked on it. Most of the houses were built on after the ban on high-rise buildings was lifted.
Casa del Porró 1753
Fishermen and port workers settled in Barceloneta. The area has existed for a long time as a suburb of Barcelona, outside the city walls, so its own way of life has formed there, the quarter even has its own flag, I’ll tell you more about the interesting flag below. Even then, catering establishments began to appear there, they did not reach the cafe, since these were establishments for the poor.
In the 19th century, due to the rapid development of industry, several shipbuilding, metallurgical and repair enterprises were built. The intensive growth of enterprises was facilitated by the favorable location of the area between the port and the railway station that connected Barcelona with Mataro, this was the first railway line in Spain.
Barceloneta was an industrial area until the middle of the last century. Later, most of the industrial enterprises moved out of the city, as there was too little space left in the quarter itself. From that moment on, Barceloneta began to develop as a tourist area, the emphasis was on the restaurant business and beaches.
There is an absolutely insane number of restaurants and bars. Along Career Del Mar, all the first floors of the houses are occupied by restaurants and cafes, each of them has its own summer veranda, but it is as hot as it is outside, and the inside is empty and the air conditioner is on. We had lunch at one of these restaurants. The menu is displayed at the entrance and decorated with photographs, although the photographs show the dish, but it is difficult to estimate its size and once we ordered more than we could eat.
For example, you can order this dishOr this
Many bars are located inside the block itself and along the beach. The most interesting here begins with the sunset, the Spaniards have dinner at 22-00, and then they can have fun half the night away.
Restaurant in the Barceloneta area
We walked around the block in the first half of the day, which is why it is so deserted, the indigenous people have a siesta at this time, only tireless tourists from the northern latitudes surf the expanses of Barceloneta in the very heat. And the locals, who are desperate to find peace, are forced to write the following calls for peace and order on the walls.
The voice of the localsBar in the Barceloneta areaRestaurant on the beach of Barceloneta
Sights and colors of Barceloneta
I will not mention the Museum of Catalonia, the cable car to the Montjuic hill, I already wrote about this in a previous article about the Barcelona embankment.
On the most beautiful square in Barceloneta stands the Church of Saint Michael y Port (l’església de Sant Miquel del Port). The church began to be built simultaneously with the quarter in 1753 and was quickly completed. Initially smaller, it was enlarged in 1863 to accommodate the growing population of the area. The church, like the entire quarter, was badly damaged during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), some of the sculptures were irretrievably lost.
On Baselonet Square there is the same lantern-fountain as on La Rambra Canaletes, but here we are not talking about any signs.
There is another square in the quarter, where there is a market, ostensibly ancient, but in fact it has been so rebuilt that it already draws more on contemporary art than on a historical place. In frustration, I didn’t even take a picture of it.
Curious house, finished with ceramic tiles. Each window has its own unique scene. And inside the house there is a restaurant, over 100 years old CAN SOLÉ (1903 year of foundation), it was visited by a large number of Spanish celebrities, except for Joan Miro, I don’t know any of them.
House with ceramic tiles CAN SOLÉ
There are a lot of such decorations on the corners of houses, on the one hand it is like a street name and house number, and on the other hand it is almost an icon. I like such non-standard solutions, if anyone knows about the origin of this tradition, please share in the comments.
Plaque on the house
Most of the questions from relatives and friends were caused by the following photo. Everyone unanimously asked: “Do Ukrainians live in Barceloneta? Why are there so many yellow flags hanging on the balconies along with the laundry?”. I answer: “This is not a Ukrainian flag at all. This is the flag of the Barceloneta district, there is a coat of arms in the middle, it’s just not visible from a distance.”
Streets of BarcelonetaFlag of Barceloneta
In general, the Spaniards like to hang flags on their balconies, we saw this all over Catalonia, in Mataro, where we stopped, there were also many flags hung on the balconies, on the way to Monsserat Monastery again flags. Most of all, the flags of independent Catalonia with stripes and a star are hung out, the second most popular flag belongs to the Barcelona football club. The flags of Barceloneta are a local invention.
Catalans, who are also funny, love to paint everything. Such graffiti is found everywhere in large quantities. This is graffiti from the Barceloneta area, but there are also graffiti in the Gothic Quarter, graffiti painted even barns in the countryside.
Graffiti in the Barceloneta area
Well, the logical conclusion of a walk around the Barceloneta quarter is a visit to the beach of the same name. Modern art already reigns on the beach, all the historical flavor remains inside the quarter. The beaches in the form in which we see them now appeared only by 1992. The end of one of the houses is decorated with beach bas-reliefs.
Wall on the beach, decorated with strange bas-reliefs
On the beach itself, there is also a masterpiece of modern art, erected for the Olympics 1992 years old The sculpture by the German artist Rebeca Horn finds several interpretations in Barcelona society. By itself, the sculpture is inaccurately placed on top of each other cubes, this name stuck to it, people call this structure simply “Cubes”. Part of the population believes that this is a reminder of the apartments of Barceloneta in 30 square meters. m, i.e. such tiny apartments, placed on top of each other, terrible crowding, which fully justifies itself based on personal observations.
Barceloneta Beach, July 2015
Another opinion is that this structure is similar to the small taverns of Barceloneta that used to stand along the sea. Before the Olympics, all these old eateries were demolished and respectable restaurants opened in their place, and Rebeca Horn immortalized their memory in her sculpture.
Barceloneta along the beach extends to the new port, again built for the Olympics. This complex is decorated with a huge copper fish Franco Geri. This is no longer a Barceloneta, but the fish impressed me so much that I could not help inserting it here. The copper masterpiece shines in the sun and is visible from afar.
Copperfish Franco Geri
This is the area of Barceloneta – little Barcelona, just like in big Barcelona, history and modernity are closely intertwined, magnificent sandy beaches and many restaurants.