Barcelona Aquarium Parking

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The Barcelona Aquarium is located in the Port Vell neighborhood, a historic harbor district near Barceloneta Beach. 

While this ideal location is appealing, parking spots can be difficult to find, especially during peak season.

However, don’t worry! There are several options available to meet your demands and budget. 

In this article, let’s examine all the parking options and learn about their locations and requirements.

Note: While looking for parking, don’t forget to reserve Barcelona Aquarium tickets for a hassle-free experience.

Paid Parking

Various simple paid parking choices are close to the Barcelona Aquarium, all within walking distance. Here’s a list of the nearest ones:

Indigo C. C. Maremagnum 

⏲️Opening Hours: 24/7

🚗Maximum Height of the Vehicle: 2.1 meters tall 

📑Parking Entrance: Moll d’Espanya, 5 Get Directions

📍Distance from the Aquarium: 300 meters (3-minute walk)

Price (for 3 to 24 hours): €11 to €24

This is the most popular option because it is located directly beneath the Maremagnum shopping district, next to the Aquarium. 

It provides the most convenient access, particularly if you intend to explore the shops after your aquarium visit.

You only park cars here.

Inclusions:

  • 24/7 security surveillance
  • 24/7 guard
  • Flexible entry time
  • Free cancellation up to one hour before arrival
  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Indoor parking
  • Contactless access
  • Multiple entries and exits
  • Charging station

SABA Bamsa Barceloneta

⏲️Opening Hours: 24/7

🚗Maximum Height of the Vehicle: 2 meters tall 

📑Parking Entrance: C/ del Baluard 27, 08003, Barcelona. Get Directions

📍Distance from the Aquarium: 620 meters (6-minute walk)

Price (for 3 to 24 hours): €4 per hour

This parking lot is an excellent alternative to Maremagnum if you want a slightly more affordable option.

You can park any electric vehicles, bicycles, and motorbikes.

Inclusions:

  • 24/7 security surveillance
  • 24/7 guard
  • Flexible entry time
  • Free cancellation up to one hour before arrival
  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Indoor parking
  • Contactless access
  • Multiple entries and exits
  • Charging station

APK2 Plaza del Mar

⏲️Opening Hours: 24/7

🚗Maximum Height of the Vehicle: 2 meters tall 

📑Parking Entrance: Passeig de Joan de Borbó 78, Barcelona. Get Directions

📍Distance from the Aquarium: 1.4 kilometers (18-minute walk)

Price : €4.4 per hour

The APK2 Plaza del Mar is just meters from the Port Vell area, also known as the Old Port.

You can park any type of car here.

Inclusions:

  • 24/7 security surveillance
  • 24/7 guard
  • Flexible entry time
  • Free cancellation up to one hour before arrival
  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Indoor parking
  • Contactless access
  • Multiple entries and exits
  • Charging station

Free Parking

While there is no assurance of free parking near the Barcelona Aquarium, there are a few choices to consider if you’re on a low budget:

Avenida Diagonal

  • The area around Plaça de Pius XII, where Avenida Diagonal crosses Avenida de Pedralbes, has smaller streets with potential free parking spots. 
  • To get from Avenida Diagonal to Barcelona Aquarium by metro, you can take the L6 line from Diagonal station to Barceloneta station. It will take you 20 minutes. 

La Maquinista

La Maquinista boasts a large outdoor parking lot that is entirely free. 

Look for signs near the shopping center that indicate the location of the free parking lot.

Take a metro to Barceloneta station. You will reach it in 20 minutes.

Timings:

Sunday to Thursday: 8.30 am to 1.30 am

Friday and Saturday: 8.30 am to 3.30 am

IKEA 

The Ikea at L’ Hospitalet de Llobregat offers free, secure parking.

After parking, you can take the nearby metro, L2 line, to Barceloneta station. The journey takes 32 minutes.

Street Parking

Finding free street parking near the Barcelona Aquarium is an appealing option for budget-conscious visitors.

Although it can be challenging to find one due to strong tourist traffic, if you do find one, be cautious of parking zone requirements.

Many zones surrounding the Aquarium have Blue Zones (Zona Azul) with time limits. 

To legally park in these zones, you must first purchase a ticket from a neighboring meter, usually for 1 to 4 hours.

You can also explore more of our articles for a smooth visit to the Barcelona Aquarium:
How to reach
Things to do
Tips for visiting
Opening hours

FAQs

Are there any parking attendants available to assist with questions or issues?

Yes, parking assistance will be available in the paid parking lot to assist you with your issues.

Is the parking area wheelchair accessible?

Are there any height restrictions for the parking garage?

Is there designated parking for Aquarium members?

Is there a map available to help navigate the parking area and Aquarium entrance?

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