Are you planning to stay in Barcelona for a fortnight? Or maybe you are simply preparing for a weekend trip? Will you be working or studying in the capital of Catalonia? Regardless the duration of your stay in this Olympic and cultural city, we are certain that the information we are about to provide in this post will come in handy: a short list of services available round-the-clock.

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To start with, knowing that El Prat airport and its taxi service are fully operational 24 hours a day is a great relief for travellers. No matter if your flight is delayed and you arrive in Barcelona well past midnight, and you won’t have to wait until early in the morning if your baggage is lost; there will be someone there to help you anyways. Finding a taxi to get to your hotel or apartment won’t be a problem either.

In case you are staying at a private home and experience the misfortune of being robbed and losing your keys, it will be highly helpful to immediately call a locksmiths permanent service (www.cerrajeriabcn.es) and go to the police headquarters at Plaça Espanya to report the incident. Should you also need to print documents, access the internet or even send a fax, you can also do it any time of the day or night at Work Center (www.workcenter.es) in the Eixample district.


Wherever you are staying in Barcelona, you will surely find the typical small shop or newsagents around the corner: they sell food, alcoholic drinks, newspapers and magazines and sometimes other basic and useful goods for visitors. They normally stay open all night or, at least, until very late. If you are planning to party hard, though, check their scheduled hours for selling alcohol beforehand, as prohibitions might apply.

If you get hungry in the middle of the night, the Baker’s Shop Macxipan (www.macxipan.com ) has a few establishments at service round-the-clock in the city centre, near Las Ramblas and Passeig de Gràcia. Would you rather have a BigMac and fries? Then, 24-hour McDonald’s (www.mcdonalds.es) at Villa Olímpica is the place to go.

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