Parking in Spain: Pay more for less space

EXPENSIVE PARKINGS – Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia parkings  cost about €1.78 for 48 minutes. Credit: Shutterstock

SPAIN’S parking spaces are becoming smaller and more expensive, 
according to a new report.

The Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) investigated more than
230 car parks in 27 Spanish cities, both privately and publicly-owned,
as well as those of shopping centres, airports and stations.

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It found one in every three parking spaces is now too narrow for
modern car dimensions, yet ‘prices have not stopped rising at a rate
that doubles that of inflation in the last decade.’

Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia top the rankings of the most expensive
public car parks, with an average price of €1.78 for 48 minutes.
The cheapest is in Salamanca, 60 cents for the same amount of time.


  1. How daft to make parking spaces smaller when it is obvious to anyone with eyes that most cars these days are bigger than they used to be. It is like those developers in the UK who built garages on new housing estates that were wide enough to drive a car into but not to then be able to open the car doors once you were inside them.


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