Nerve center of the city and junction point between the old town and the Eixample, Plaça Catalunya is one of the largest squares in Spain. Important streets and avenues, like La Rambla, Passeig de Gràcia or Portal de l'Àngel, meet at this square.
Plaza Cataluña, Plaça Catalunya in Catalan, is located in the center of Barcelona. From this point depart different important roads that make up the city, such as Passeig de Gràcia, La Rambla, Portal del Angel and Rambla de Catalunya. This is one of the most essential places in the whole city. So if you want to take a walk around this area and you plan to arrive by car, we strongly recommend parking in public parking lots near Plaza Cataluña, otherwise, it could take you a long time to find streets where it is possible to park because it is a high turnover area.
Parking near Plaza Cataluña is very complicated due to the amount of people that usually there are, since it connects with an infinity of commercial stores, restaurants, bars and historical monuments. In addition, many of its streets are pedestrian and those that are not, parking is prohibited to facilitate the circulation.
Therefore, to park safely and quickly near Plaza Cataluña, we recommend that you park in the public parking lots that the city offers. Most of them are paid, but just like street parking you usually have to pay, unless it is a white zone and they are not usually located in the downtown area.
To easily search for parking and reserve your spot online, do it through Parkimeter.
If you are looking for street parking, it is possible. However, parking near Plaza Cataluña tends to be, as mentioned above, more difficult. That's why we suggest you look a bit further away. For example, at a distance of 20 minutes walking distance from Plaza Cataluña, you can park in Wellington street or Alí Bei street where there is a green zone, this is preferential for residents, but you can still park, although paying the respective fee. On the other hand, you can also go to Casanova street. This street has both blue and green zones and anyone can park, but you still have to pay the parking meter.
As you can see, it is possible to find parking in the streets relatively close to Plaza Cataluña, but parking spaces are limited and to find them you have to walk around the streets that are not so busy or that are not avenues and without the certainty of the time it will take you to park.