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International ophthalmology services

The Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre, chosen as the number 1 in Spain for the last 2 years, receives patients from all over the world every year. Our select medical team is highly regarded throughout the world and, divided into 11 ophthalmic sub-specialisms, they provide the patient with treatment for all kinds of eye conditions. The medical team is complemented by internal medicine doctors and professionals in other specialisms, so we can offer comprehensive, personalised and maximum quality care.

+90 countries Patients from all over the world

150,000 visits per year

Our centre has had an international vocation for almost 80 years. We will listen to you, offer you a personalised treatment plan and take you in from any part of the world to give you the best eye care possible.

International patient department

Our Centre has a department exclusively for international patient care, providing  personalised support, answering questions and facilitating bureaucratic procedures and medical paperwork. In addition, we anticipate your needs and make available all the services you require for your stay:

  • Multilingual staff: English, French, Italian, Arabic, German, Spanish and Catalan.
  • Personalised follow-up in your language before, during and after your stay as a patient.
  • Team of interpreters
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Chapel located in the building itself

Request a consultation

If you would like to be treated at our Centre and you reside outside Spain, then please contact us using any of the following methods:

  1. To request an appointment, please fill out this form.
  2. For any other questions or to ask for advice concerning your paperwork, please contact the international patient care department by telephone or email: +34 932 095 311 or

As soon as we receive your question or consultation request, our department starts to work with the medical team to study your case, answer your questions and provide you with a bespoke plan to optimise your stay. In addition, our team plays a very important role in facilitating bureaucratic procedures. It goes without saying that we always provide treatment in line with your culture, with maximum flexibility and confidentiality.


We provide you with a selection of nearby accommodation options, both short- and long-stay, which offer special rates for Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre patients. Our aim is for your stay and your family's to be as straightforward as possible.

Acacia Premium Suite Hotels: calle Compte d’Urgell 195

Ako Premium Suite Hotels: calle Diputació 195

Aparthotel Mariano Cubí: calle Mariano Cubi 62-64

Aparthotel Senator: Via Augusta 167

Bonanova Premium Suite Hotels: calle Bisbe Sivilla 7

Zenit Hoteles: calle Santaló 8

What our international patients say about us

I went to the Centre for the first time in 2014 for cornea transplant, and I decided to continue having my eyesight treated with them. After more than five years of coming to Barcelona, I can say that the Barraquer Centre is like my second family.

Ali Mohamad Doha, Qatar

Preguntas frecuentes

  • The Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre is leading medical institution for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. It is thanks to a medical team of recognised professional prestige that it provides comprehensive eyecare to patients from all over the world.

  • The Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre is located on C/Muntaner 314, Barcelona. Its central location means it is very well connected to every point in the city and the airport, which is just 20 minutes away by car.

  • Yes, the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre provides comprehensive eyecare covering the diagnosis and treatment of all eye conditions through its 10 areas of specialisation. Cataracts, retina and vitreous, glaucoma, cornea and eye surface, refractive surgery, strabismus, oculoplasty, paediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology and ocular oncology. See here all the conditions we treat.

  • The Centre sees to patients of all ages—including paediatric patients—from all around the world and in all ophthalmology specialist areas, providing comprehensive, personalised treatment with that real human touch.

  • You can request an appointment by filling form and we will be in touch with you.

  • If you would like answers to questions related to the paperwork you should fill out as an international patient or you have medical questions, please send us your request via email to A member of the international patient care department will get back to you promptly.

  • Yes, the Barraquer Centre has a team of interpreters for all languages. If you require this service, please indicate so at the time of requesting your appointment and the international patient care department will assign one to you. In this case, you will have exclusive use of the interpreter during your whole stay. They will accompany you even if you have to have surgery in the operating theatre.

  • The Barraquer Centre provides accommodation for patients who have to be admitted, which is why the stay depends on the duration and management each case requires. However, we always provide our international patients with the best recommendations to optimise their stay, so that both you and your relatives enjoy the most comfortable option.

  • Your relatives can accompany you for your whole stay. However, if you are admitted, only one person can stay overnight with you, as the rooms are not large enough for more people.

  • Yes, the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre is located in a central area of Barcelona, with plenty of different accommodation options. We will recommend some nearby hotels and apartments that provide special rates for our patients. To find out about them, please contact our international patient care department: +34 932 095 311or

  • Yes, the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre offers a private chauffeur-drive transport service for every patient who requests it, for pick-up at the airport or to get around during your stay. If you wish to avail of this service, please indicate so when you make your appointment or send us an email to

  • Yes, all patients of the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre receive a medical report of the case and they can request it any language whatsoever.

  • Yes, the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre meets the dietary requirements of all its patients, whether they are for medical reasons, intolerances, religion or other preferences.

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