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We are arriving in BCN on Wednesday morning at 9:30 and hoping we can access the VIP lounge for a few hours until our hotel room is available.

We are flying in United Business Class and are both Star Alliance and United Gold members. Are we able to access the lounge on arrival from an International flight coming from Chicago? I assuming we need to go through passport control first, but do we still have access to get the lounges from there?

Thanks to all for any advice or help you might be able to provide!
Yes, you can use the Joan Miro Arrivals Lounge upon arrival in Barcelona.
Thanks for your help Zap... much appreciated! Do you know if you go through passport control first and then the lounge is on the other side? We are an international flight coming in from USA.

Also, if you are local to Barcelona, please do accept our deepest sympathies about the terrible news from the La Ramblas today. Thoughts and prayers to everyone there...