The seats regulated as Blue area are intended to encourage a high turnover of vehicles in the vicinity of service areas with tertiary sector, commercial areas, hospitals, schools, etc. The objective is that the greatest number of people can benefit from the advantage of being able to park the vehicle to carry out their tasks. Afterwards, they must leave the space free for another possible user.
In these zones, all vehicles can park, with the corresponding time ticket issued by the parking meter or by the apparkB service of smou mobile application, during the maximum time indicated by the signal. This time can be 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours.
Number of places
Currently there are approximately nine thousand Blue area squares in service in the city of Barcelona, approximately.
Tariffs are established based on the existing demand for parking. Therefore, in Eixample and Ciutat Vella, where there is increased demand, tariff A applies, while tariff B applies in the other residents zones of AREA. Tariffs C and D apply in areas where there is less demand for parking.
In case of air pollution episode activation, the basic component of each tariff will be increased with the amount of 2 euros/hour in all cases, except in the case of vehicles classified as Zero Emissions that, exceptionally, will be increased 0,0 euros/hour.
Likewise, the Barcelona City Council may limit the number of parking operations on days when there is a pollution episode.