Shooting at extra municipal locations

Catalan Coastline

The entire Catalan coastline is managed by the Catalan Government. You can apply online for permission to film on Catalan beaches by clicking on this link.

To process and resolve the request, it must be submitted sufficiently in advance of the start date of the activity, which should not be less than one month given the mandatory reports to be requested. When the fee is paid, the processing of the application will begin.

To carry out some activities on the beaches during the high season, the following restrictions must be taken into account:

  •      From July 1 to 15, filmings and weddings are only authorized during the week
  •      From July 16 to August 31, they do not authorize filmings or weddings apart from those scheduled during the week between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.

Trains and railway stations

For filming on trains you should approach RENFE or Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat, fill in the necessary forms and send the whole script or a description of the sequences to be shot in these locations. To shoot at RENFE railway stations, you should contact ADIF, the railway operator, and enclose a short dossier containing the main information about the production. Fees are set according to the type of station, time of occupation and complexity of filming. Permits are issued directly by the competent bodies. You should bear in mind that due to image rights you cannot film fiction on trains carrying passengers.


You'll find all the information regarding the shootings in the Catalan roads in this link (in Catalan).


AENA is the body that manages the airports of Barcelona - El Prat de Llobregat, Girona Costa Brava, Reus and Sabadell. Despite this, they each process their filming permits independently. The Press Office at Barcelona - El Prat de Llobregat Airport can act as distributor for the applications to the relevant airport and/or as information point for providing the  contact details of each airport. Lleida-Alguaire airport is managed directly by Aeroports de Catalunya, a public company of the Government of Catalonia attached to the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability


Filming inside prisons in Barcelona is not allowed due to reasons of security and privacy, except for very specific cases concerning documentaries or television reports. For filming exteriors, although authorisation comes under the jurisdiction of the City Police, you must notify and obtain approval from the prison, which comes under the Catalan Government Prison Services. We at the Barcelona-Catalunya Film Commission will try to find alternative locations or facilities that can serve as prisons.

Religious centres

To film in Barcelona Cathedral or any church or religious centre in the city, permission must first be obtained from the Archbishopric of Barcelona. To obtain such permission, you must send a synopsis of the script and the scene to be filmed to the Heritage delegate of the site in question. The Barcelona-Catalunya Film Commission can take care of all these formalities. In some cases, applications can be processed directly through the priest at each church. The Film Commission can provide advice according to the different requirements.

Nature Parks

Nature parks in Catalonia are managed by the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona Provincial Council.  The parks managed by the Government of Catalonia are: Parc Nacional d’Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu, Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró, Cap de Creus, Delta de l’Ebre, Els Ports, Serra de Montsant, Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa, L’Albera, Poblet, Massís del Pedraforca, El Montgrí, Illes Medes and Baix Ter.

The parks managed by Barcelona Provincial Council are: Parc del Castell de Montesquiu, Espai Natural de les Guilleries-Savassona, Parc Natural del Montseny, Parc Natural de Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac, Parc del Montnegre i el Corredor, Parc de la Serralada Litoral, Parc de la Serralada de la Marina, Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat, Parc del Garraf, Parc d’Olèrdola and Parc del Foix. The Parc de Collserola (Consorci del Parc), Montserrat Mountain (Parc Natural de la Muntanya de Montserrat) and the Delta del Llobregat (Consorci dels Espais Naturals del Delta del Llobregat) are managed by consortia that should be approached directly  when applying for a filming permit. Although each park establishes its own procedure for applying for permission, in all cases filming must be in line with similar conditions set in favour of respect for the environmental harmony of the park.

To film in the parks managed by Barcelona Provincial Council, applicants can download the filming fees and application form for each of the parks on the agency’s website.