FAQ Is tap water safe to drink in Barcelona?

Is it safe to drink tap water in Barcelona?

Updated January 2018

The answer is yes. Tap water is safe to drink in Barcelona. Water from the tap and tap water is drinkable in Barcelona. Tap water in Barcelona is safe for cooking. Some people don't like the taste of Barcelona tap water much, but the water is completely safe for drinking and cooking and won't upset your stomach. Restaurants generally serve bottled water, not tap water. At a restaurant you are offered the choice of still water - agua sin gas - or sparkling water - agua con gas.

If you want to improve the tap water taste and are living in Barcelona for an extended period, then we recommend getting a water filter of the 'Brittas' kind, which is sold in most hardware stores and Barcelona hyper-markets like Carrefour - and in IKEA stores. A water filter both saves money and effort buying and carrying bottled water and it is more environmentally friendly.


Is it safe to drink water from Barcelona public fountains?
The answer is yes. It is safe to drink the water from the public drinking fountains which can be found in many places in Barcelona. If you drink from the public drinking water fountain near the top of Las Ramblas street in Barcelona called La Font de Canaletes, there is a popular legend that you will come back to Barcelona later in life.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:10