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Barcelona also has an emergency scheme and will have a low emission zone in place.
Barcelona has progressively transformed the historic centre ("Ciutat Vella") into a pedestrian zone during certain times of the day. The access is regulated with pylons and by a central control unit.

Barcelona has also established a concept called superblocks/supermanzanas. This concept keeps transit traffic out of the superblocks. These are defined through a set of basic roads which form a polygon or inner area, and contain within them a public space geared toward the citizen.

In these parts of Barcelona the superblock concept has already been established:
- Gracia
- Santa Maria del Mar
- El Born

For these parts the concept will be established in the near future:
- Viladecans
- El Prat (Cataluña)
- A Coruña
- Ferrol (Galicia)
- 22@

Pedestian area:
No access to this area for non-residents by vehicle. Several time slots allow deliveries and residents to enter the zone. Access free for ambulances, police, etc.
Maximum speed is 10km/h and maximum weight is 5.5 tonnes.

Access only possible for residents with proper permit card. Card opens the bollards during the times the superblock is closed to traffic. Maximum speed is 10km/h and maximum weight is 5.5 tonnes.


Pedestian zone and access regulation

The following streets are affected by the pedestian zone: Calles Lluna, Ferlandina, Cardona, Guifré, Lleó, Nou de Dulce, Paloma, Sant Erasme, Sant Gil, Sant Vicens i Tigre), barrio de la Ribera, barrio Gòtic Nord, barrio Gòtic Sud, barrio de Santa Caterina, calle Tallers, calle Sant Pau, Pl. de Sant Pere, calle Reina Amàlia, calle Lleialtat and calle Templers.

These parts of Barcelona are covered by superblocks:
- Gracia
- Santa Maria del Mar
- El Born

Planned superblocks
Planned superblocks in Barcelona

Residents, owners of hotels, parking spaces, schools and businesses can request a 'Mobility card Ciutat Vella' at the Office of Citizen Services of the Ciutat Vella (Oficina d'Atenció Ciutadana del Districte de Ciutat Vella).
You can get registered here.

Stickers can be bought from post offices. Find more information about where and how here.
The table on this webpage under "National Scheme" will let you know which sticker you will receive.

Regulated access only to the pedestian zone:

Barrio de la Ribera
Monday to Thursday 11:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 24:00
Fridays 11:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 24:00
Saturday 00:00 - 06:00 and 11:00 - 15.00 and 17:00 - 24:00
Sundays and holidays: 00:00 - 24:00

Nord Quarter, Barrio de Santa Caterina, Queen Street Amàlia, Calle Sant Pau, CalleTallers, Calle Montserrat, Calle Ponent
Monday to Saturday 11:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 20:30
Sundays and holidays: 00:00 - 24:00

For both schemes:
Electronic system with retractable pylons and cameras

According to the law.

Spain now has four emission stickers.The cities can use them also for incentives or bans of certain vehicles.  

Putting the sticker on your windscreen is voluntary - as the scheme is camera enforced. 

Name of the sticker


Date of registration

Euro standard


Null Emission

Spanish blue sticker for zero emission vehicles




EV, plug-in-hybrid (minimum range 40 km), fuel cell


Spanish sticker ECO blue and green

blue and green

petrol: from 2006


diesel: from 2014


petrol: Euro 4, 5 und 6


diesel: Euro 6

Plug-in-hybrid (minimum range < 40 km), hybrid: gas: CNG, LNG, LPG. These vehicles have to fulfill standards for  green sticker C.


Spanish yellow sticker B


petrol: from January 2000


diesel: ab January 2006

petrol: Euro 3


diesel: Euro 4 und 5



Spanish green sticker C


petrol: from 2006


diesel: from 2014



petrol: Euro 4, 5 und 6


diesel: Euro 6



Residents, emergency, public services and public transport vehicles and refuse collection.

Zonas de prioridad para los peatones
Supermanzanas; Superilles

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