The goal of green spaces is to prioritise parking for vehicles belonging to residents of the zone over vehicles coming in from outside. These zones fall within the scope of the comprehensive regulations in that the total parking needs of residents and visitors exceeds supply, generating certain types of conflict and congestion at certain hours.
All vehicles may park in these zones.
Vehicles belonging to authorised residents living in the zone shown on the sign must be identified when parking using the corresponding obligatory time ticket, this can have a duration of one day, one week or three months. The ticket shows the resident's zone and the license number of the parked vehicle, it also identifies the vehicle as being authorised.
Vehicles that do not belong to residents of the parking zone may also be parked there during regulated hours as long as the obligatory time ticket is clearly displayed. Vehicles can be parked for the maximum time shown on the sign, this will be either 1 or 2 hours.
Vehicles belonging both to residents and non-residents may be parked without restriction outside of the operating hours shown on the vertical sign.
Number of spaces
There are currently over forty thousand preferred green spaces available throughout the city, although residents can only park in their authorised zone. They can park their vehicles in any other zone but paying the same rate as a person coming in from outside Barcelona would pay.
Preferred green zone spaces are in operation from Monday to Friday or from Monday to Saturday, from 08h00 to 20h00.
IMPORTANT: Always check the information shown on the specific sign for your section of parking spaces. You should also be aware that some streets may be signed as alternating streets in which the side of the pavement where you can park is changed periodically.
The tariff can be paid per day, per week (€ 1.00), you can access to the page of how operate with parking meter for more information, or quarters, you can access the Quarterly Payment page for more information.