Barcelona Tax Free shopping - How it works. Global Blue

Tax Free Shopping Barcelona Spain


In Spain the sales tax or VAT is called IVA. The current Spanish sales tax is 21%. If you live outside the European Union, then you reclaim the sales tax paid on your shopping items.

Please note that the minimum purchase amount to reclaim sales tax for Spain is €90.16 which means that must have spent more than this amount to qualify for a tax refund.

This means that using Global Blue’s Tax Free Shopping services you can save up to 15.7% on some purchases when you spend €90.16 or more.

Shops in Barcelona that sell to tourists will often display a TAX FREE sticker on the door and in these shops, you can ask for your tax free cheques when you buy a product.

You can either get the VAT refund at the airport when you leave the EU or at the Barcelona tourist information office on central square Plaça de Catalunya.

If you choose to claim at the tourist office then please note that Tax free claims will only be paid in euros and only Global Blue Tax Free cheques are accepted.

You can also claim your VAT refund at the airport at the airport where you fly out of the European Union.

All airports including Barcelona airport have a tax-free office, where you can declare your Tax free purchases at customs, get your tax free cheques stamped and get your tax-free refund.

Please note that you only have three months from the date of purchase to get your tax free forms stamped when you leave the European Union zone.
Visit the Tax-Free agent in Barcelona and Spain: (previously called

Global Blue offices Barcelona

Barcelona Airport Terminal 1
Customs near check-in desk number 200
Refund: Global Blue offices located after the non-Schengen passport control and in the Schengen area, Sky Centre

Barcelona Airport Terminal 2
Customs: on the left side of Terminal 2B
Refund: Global Blue office, Terminal 2B, Floor 0 landside (next to pharmacy)

Barcelona Tourist office 
Address: Plaza de Cataluña, 17 08002 Barcelona
Located in front of El Corte Inglés department store
Opening times:  
Monday to Friday: 08:30 a.m. - 08:30 p.m.          
Saturday: 08:30 a.m. - 08:30 p.m.     
Sunday : 08:30 a.m. - 08:30 p.m. 
N.B.: Global Blue Tax Free Forms issued locally accepted here. For CASH refund a cash handling fee (3 EUR) is charged for each Tax Free Form.

Barcelona Tourist office 
Address: Passatge de la Concepcio 7-9, 08008 Barcelona
Located on side street to Passeig de Gracia street
Opening times:  
Monday to Friday: 03:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.         
Saturday: 03:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.                  
Sunday: closed         
N.B.: Global Blue Tax Free Forms issued locally accepted here. For CASH refund a cash handling fee (3 EUR) is charged for each Tax Free Form.

Catalonia Tourist office
Address Passeig de Gràcia, 107 08008 Barcelona
Located near crossing Passeig de Gracia and Av Diagonal
Opening times:  
Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.         
Saturday and Sunday: closed              
N.B.: Global Blue Tax Free Forms issued locally accepted.

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 January 2024 20:02