Who is a non-resident?
Non-residents are people who wish to park in residential zones of Barcelona in which they do not live, whether they live in the city or not. This means that a resident, of zone 13 (Les Corts) who wishes to park their vehicle in the green zone of the city centre is classed as a visitor and will have to pay the corresponding rate according to the time and the place in which they park.
Which types of spaces can non-residents use?
If you are not a resident of the zone in Barcelona in which you want to park, be aware that the maximum parking time and operating hours will be shown on the vertical sign nearby, the maximum time is normally 2 hours. This rotation of vehicles means that the maximum number of people possible have access to the scarce and limited resource that is parking in Barcelona.
You can park in Blue Area and preferred Green Area as long as they are not shown as being Green Area reserved for residents on the vertical sign.
Where can I park for free?
Generally speaking, you can park for free outside of the operating hours, which are normally between 20h00 and 08h00 on working days from Monday to Friday and all-day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, but always check the vertical signs first. You can also park free-of-charge in loading and unloading spaces outside of operating hours, and in blue spaces on week days from Monday to Friday between 14h00 and 16h00 as these are the hours during which most shops close for lunch.
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Move the map to see how spaces are distributed throughout the city: blue, green, residents-only and parking meters.