In this day and age, traveling without access to wifi is unheard of and it’s not only millennials that are attached to their smartphones. Luckily, more major cities, Barcelona included, offer access to a city-wide wi-fi network. The
offers is plentiful, but to be honest, it isn’t always reliable. No matter where in the city you try connecting from, there always seems to be a difficulty using the public network. If you find yourself wandering the city and need to get online, connecting to wifi in Barcelona is worth a shot. However, don’t depend on it and definitely don’t use it to book attraction tickets, flights, or accommodations.
Free Wifi Barcelona - Where to find it!
As mentioned, the Barcelona city council free public wifi can be connected to from anywhere in the city...supposedly. Your best bet at connecting is near one of the blue sights that have written ‘W’. Two of the most central spots to connect include, Parc de la Ciutadella and Playa de la Barceloneta. There are an additional 400+ connection points city-wide where you can join the free network. Connecting is easy. All you need to do is enter some basic information and you're online. Now the tricky part is staying logged into the network. As a note, these free wifi hotspots are normally only open from 8 AM to 10 PM.
Museums & Attractions
The best and most reliable free wifi Barcelona has can be found scattered around the cities museums and top attractions. Head over to the Maritime Museum, Casa Batllo, Museum of Natural Sciences, Picasso Museum, MACBA (Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona), and the National Museum of Art, to name a few. Visit the main attractions and post those Instagram worthy shots in the moment.
La Sagrada Familia Tickets - Fast Track Entrance
If you plan on sitting down for a while, grab a drink at one of the many cafes or fast food establishments to connect to free wifi: Buenas Migas, Burger King, Costa Coffee, Starbucks, or head over to use the painfully slow Mcdonalds free wifi. If you are looking for a coffee that won’t turn your stomach, and want more than simply reliable wifi Barcelona offers, you can detour to two of the best cafes in Barcelona (Hidden Cafe & Roast Club Cafe).
While we’re on the topic of coffee, are you curious where to find the best cup close to Sagrada? If you find yourself waiting for your time slot and need a quick coffee we’ve got you covered. You can find the best cup of joe at Fargo Cafe (1 min walk from Sagrada). You can’t connect to wifi here, but you’ll be too busy enjoying the coffee to mind. They are also one of the quality Barcelona cheap eats that you can find close to Sagrada Familia.
Picasso Walking Tour and Museum Visit
Many of the city’s public libraries allow access to free wifi even if you don’t have a membership card. Simply login in as a guest and you’re all set to surf the web. The best library for free wifi and atmosphere is 5 minutes from the La Estación del Norte (the main bus station in Barcelona). What makes the Biblioteca Fort Pienc the best? On the 2nd floor, they have a terrace! Anyone visiting the library can use the outdoor space, and more often then not, it’s virtually empty.
Barcelona City Markets
There are several markets in various parts of the city that offer free wifi. Some of the most popular Barcelona markets
where wifi Barcelona is often accessible are the Markets of Les Corts, Sarrià, Mercado de la Concepció, and Trinitat.