Barcelona Metro L1 is one of the city's most important and most used underground railway lines.
This is partly because it runs through Catalunya but other stops in the city centre, Universitat, Urquinaona and Arc de Triomf are also very important.
Espanya is a key station in the south of Barcelona, whilst Clot, Sagrera and Fabra i Puig connect to other train, metro or bus stations in the north of the city.
The Red Line was opened in 1927 and is the second oldest Barcelona Metro line.
Most of the L1 Metro Line runs underground apart from the section between Plaça de Sants and Santa Eulàlia.
You can buy single journey tickets and a variety of travel cards, including the excellent value T10, in the machines in the FGC entrances.
However, if you are visiting for a few days, it is well-worth investing in a Barcelona Card, which not only gives you full access to the Barcelona integrated transport system, including metro, buses, trams, ferrocarrils but also discounts on Barcelona museums and tourist sights as well as in some shops and restaurants.
Number of Stations: 30 Length: 20.7 km
Time of Journey: 49 minutes
* 1926 - Opening of Bordeta-Catalunya section.
* 1932 - Opening of Bordeta-Santa Eulàlia and Catalunya-Arc de Triomf sections.
* 1933 - Opening of Arc de Triomf-Marina section.
* 1951 - Opening of Marina-Clot section.
* 1952 - Opening of Clot-Navas section.
* 1954 - Opening of Navas-Fabra i Puig section.
* 1968 - Opening of Fabra i Puig-Torras i Bages section.
* 1983 - Opening of Torras i Bages-Santa Coloma and Santa Eulàlia-Torrassa sections. Bordeta station closed.
* 1987 - Opening of Torrassa-Avinguda Carrilet section.
* 1992 - Opening of Santa Coloma-Fondo section.
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