Barcelona’s wifi zones, free internet connection all around the city!

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There are various useful and free wifi zones in Barcelona, helping you stay informed of all the city's top tips!

barcelona wifi
Where?

all over the city

When?

du lundi au dimanche de 8h00 à 1h00

How much?

free

Why?

pour se tenir informé des bons plans de Barcelone

Getting 3G abroad can often be dear, so it’s better to connect to wifi. Luckily, Barcelona is bursting with free wifi zones!

What is Barcelona wifi?

Wifi is a service available thanks to the city authorities of Barcelona. It allows you to connect to the internet for free in areas surrounding municipal infrastructure.

Barcelona’s public wifi network is the biggest in Spain, and one of the biggest in Europe.

Where can you connect?

Wifi zones are all indicated by the blue logo you can see illustrated here. They are found in the following public infrastructures:

  • Cultural centres and museums
  • Municipal libraries
  • Beaches
  • Municipal markets
  • Municipal parks (Only those with opening and closing times)
  • Sports centres
  • Civic centres
  • Administrative infrastructures
  • Local municipal centres
  • Centres for older people

Find the complete and updated list of wifi zones by neighbourhood on the Barcelona city hall website.

Wifi cover extends to 20 to 50 metres from closed spaces and 100 or 150 metres in open spaces.

How to connect?

You can connect from any wifi enabled device: computer, smartphone, tablet…

Once you are near a wifi terminal select the network “Barcelona wifi”. The following page will appear in your browser:

wifi barcelona

From this page, you can access a host of information on Barcelona, such as a map of the city and a schedule of cultural events.

Tick the box “he llegit les condicions d’us i les accepto” to accept the conditions of use and start browsing.

When can you connect?

Most wifi zones operate from 8am to 1am.

Limitations of the service

Barcelona wifi is a service for a huge number of people so it is not made for large tasks like downloading files or videconferencing.

Bonus: get a personal wifi point during your trip to Barcelona

If you need to stay permanently connected there are little portable wifi terminals that you can rent in the centre of Barcelona. With these you can stay connected to the internet with up to 10 devices for less than €7 per day. For more information and to book your terminal, click here.

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Pauline

Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?