Manifesta 15Barcelona Metropolitana08.09 — 24.11.2024

Plan your Trip

Manifesta 15 Barcelona Metropolitana invites you to explore our extensive programme spanning Barcelona and the 11 surrounding cities in the Metropolitan region. Navigating between venues across these diverse locations can be challenging in a bustling city like Barcelona. Below, we explain the easiest and most sustainable ways to get around and experience the Biennial.

How to move around Manifesta 15 Barcelona Metropolitana

Manifesta 15 is spread across 12 cities and 16 venues in the metropolitan region of Barcelona. Therefore, it is important to plan your trip in advance, including transportation between different venues and returning to your accommodation. Manifesta 15 recommends using Google Maps (find the venues and their addresses on Google Maps below) when planning your trip. The venues are easily accessible by public transport from Barcelona, as well as by car or bicycle. Below, we briefly explain how to best book your mode of transportation.

Public Transport

The public transport system is divided into zones, and the ticket price depends on the city you visit. There are multi-trip transport cards valid for the entire network. You will find ticket vending machines at most metro and train stations.

  • Cities in Zone 1: Badalona, Barcelona, Cornellà de Llobregat, El Prat de Llobregat, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Sant Cugat del Vallès.
  • City in Zone 2: Sabadell.
  • Cities in Zone 3: Mataró, Granollers, Terrassa.

Renfe is Manifesta 15's Official Cultural Train Partner, connecting cities such as Barcelona to Badalona and Granollers. Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FRC) is a regional train service connecting cities like Barcelona to Sant Cugat, Terrassa, and Sabadell.

Tram services connect cities such as Barcelona to The Three Chimneys of Sant Adrià de Besòs. Bus services provide direct connections, for example, from Barcelona to Mataró (Moventis) or from Mataró to Granollers.


If you're pressed for time, taking a taxi is advisable. In Barcelona City Centre, numerous designated Taxi Stops make it convenient to hail an official black and yellow taxi.

Please contact the Barcelona Taxi Reservation Centre should you need to make a booking: +34 93 429 33 00.


Barcelona is a bicycle-friendly city, having invested significantly in expanding its network of bicycle paths. Cycling to nearby cities such as Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Badalona, El Prat de Llobregat, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, and Cornellà de Llobregat is both easy and safe. Please note that helmets are recommended when cycling and the use of bikes is at your own responsibility.


As Manifesta 15 Barcelona Metropolitana is spread across twelve cities, it is advisable to plan your trip in advance. For assistance in booking your itinerary for the biennial, please reach out to, or visit our support staff at the info point at Gustavo Gili.

Recommended Public Transport per Venue

We've specified our recommended mode of transportation for each venue. Additionally, you can locate these venues on Google Maps to access up-to-date travel information and the best routes from your current location. Starting from Gustavo Gili in Eixample, Barcelona, you'll find it easy to navigate to each destination.

Use the mobile app T-Mobilitat for accurate information and ticket prices.

How to get to Barcelona

By train

When traveling to Barcelona by train, begin by selecting your departure city or location and designate Sants Estació or Passeig de Gràcia as your destination. We strongly encourage our visitors to choose this sustainable mode of transport when visiting Barcelona.

To promote sustainable travel, Manifesta 15 offers a 10% discount on long-distance Renfe trains for ticket holders travelling from other cities in Spain. This discount is valid from the 2nd of September to the 13th of September, 2024. Please download the voucher here and keep it with you at all times, as you may need to show it at access control or to the train supervisor during your journey.

By car

To reach Barcelona by car, plan your route using GPS or online maps for the best directions. Major highways such as the AP-7 and AP-2 connect Barcelona with neighboring cities and countries. Once in Barcelona, utilize paid parking garages or designated street parking zones. Popular areas like the city center (Eixample) and near tourist attractions have numerous parking options, but availability can vary. It's advisable to check online for real-time parking availability and rates.

By plane

To travel to Barcelona by plane, begin by booking a flight to Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN), the city's main international airport. Upon arrival, you can conveniently reach the city center using various transportation options such as taxis, the Airport Train RENFE R2 Nord with stops at Sants Estació and Passeig de Gràcia, the Aerobús, or Barcelona Metro Line 9.


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