Traffic disruptions during the 2020 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 apply for vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes, unless they are for public services, during the 2020 Three Kings’ Parade starting at 4 pm.

There will be various disruptions to street traffic during the 2020 Three Kings’ Parade and other similar events in Barcelona.

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 three 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 Sunday 5 January to facilitate mobility, as frequently as on a work day throughout the network but finishing at 2 am, on the eve of the public holiday. In addition, customer, security and cleaning services will be stepped up at the busiest stations.

TMB informs you of disruptions on most bus routes between 4 pm and 10 pm approximately, with services subject to limitations or detours.

More information on the service status section of the TMB website.

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 will be out of service on 5 January, from 8 am on along the following street sections:

  • Pg. Circumval·lació (mountain-facing side), between C/ Wellington and Av. Marquès de l’Argentera.
  • Av. Icària (mountain-facing side), between C/ Wellington and C/ Ramon Trias Fargas.


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 2020 Three Kings’ Parade for vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonne, from 4 pm on, except for public service vehicles.

Consult the traffic situation

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