Traffic disruptions during the 2019 Three Kings’ Parade

There will be restrictions to private vehicle traffic and on-street transport along the parade route between 5 pm and 9.30 pm. 

Traffic restrictions will be in force from 4 pm to 10 pm for vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes, unless they are for public services, during the 2019 Three Kings’ Parade.

The 2019 Three Kings’ Parade in Barcelona will cause various on-street traffic disruptions, as will other parades and similar events.

The main disruptions will be between 5 pm and 9.30 pm in Barcelona city centre. The most affected districts will be Ciutat Vella, Eixample and Sants-Montjuïc, and traffic in Sant Martí and on the Ronda Litoral (B10) may also be affected.

Mobility measures and vehicle restrictions

Managers at the City Council Area of Safety and Prevention, the Catalan Ministry for the Interior, the Guàrdia Urbana (city police) and Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan police) have reached an agreement, as part of the Christmas campaign safety operation, to restrict heavy vehicle traffic on the day of the Parade in line with the measure adopted for the last two years for the same event.

To boost operational coordination during the event, the basic municipal emergency plan has been put on alert stage, as is usual for these kinds of events.

A large number of Guàrdia Urbana officers will be on duty to organise the corresponding traffic diversions, guarantee the Three Kings’ Parade route and minimise traffic disruptions. They will gradually re-open streets as the parade floats make their way along the planned itinerary, depending on the situation and traffic conditions in general.

Walk or take the metro​

While the Parade is on, the public are advised to walk or take the metro on its route.

Extra metro services will be operating in the afternoon and evening on Saturday 5 January to facilitate mobility, with more trains on all conventional lines, passing at intervals of between 3 and 5 minutes. The metro system will also be operating all night as it’s a Saturday. In addition customer service, security and cleaning services will be stepped up at the busiest stations.

TMB informs the public that there will be disruptions along the routes of the following bus lines from 4.30 pm to 9.30 pm: D20, D40, D50, H12, H14, H16, V7, V9, V11, V13, V15, V17, V19, 13, 19, 21, 39, 46, 47, 52, 55, 59, 65, 67, 79, 91, 109, 120 and 150.

Further information at TMB.

No street parking​

No street parking will be allowed because of the Parade at several points around the city, including Pl. Catalunya, Pg. Circumval·lació, Pl. Josep Puig i Cadafalch, C/ Consolat de Mar, and all streets along the itinerary, including motorcycles on pavements (except for the Besòs-facing side of Av. Paral·lel, between C/ Vilamarí and Pl. Espanya) and along Avi Icària, between C/ Wellington and C/ Ramon Trias Fargas. Warning notices will be placed on vehicles parked along the Parade route streets so drivers don’t leave their vehicles there on 5 January, from 7 am on.

In addition, parking metres in all the streets on the Parade route will be out of service on 5 January, from 11 am on.


All Bicing stations along the streets affected by the Parade will be out of service as well, from 1 pm on.

There will be traffic restrictions in the city during the 2019 Three Kings’ Parade for vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes from 4 pm to 10 pm, except for public service vehicles.

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