23/09/2016 - 14:06h

Special safety and civility measures in place for La Mercè

Mercè.Once again this year, access to Pl. Sant Jaume will be controlled to ensure acts go smoothly and for the convenience of spectators.

22/09/2016 - 15:59h

Metro services to run 91 hours non-stop for La Mercè

Transport. TMB is laying on extra services, with the metro system running non-stop from today through until midnight on Sunday.

mercè 2016, cultura popular, bestiari, aguila

21/09/2016 - 13:02h

Weekend: La Mercè is here!

Mercè. Popular culture, music, circus and performing arts take over the city from 22 to 25 September.

22/09/2016 - 17:56h

How is air quality measured?

Environment. Eleven monitoring stations measure pollution in Barcelona.

22/09/2016 - 16:23h

More public transport and fewer private vehicles for Car-Free Day

Mobility. Car journeys fell by 4.3%, while the volume of people using the metro rose by 5%.

Students playing with a skeleton in a classroom.


 Check out the schools, what they offer and the educational services available in Barcelona.

A group of elderly people attending a dance class.

Choose your course

Check out the new range of courses and workshops on offer at civic centres, libraries and other centres in the city. You can pick and mix!

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An accessible city

Find out about the resources and tools available for people with functional diversity in education, housing, jobs, transport, care and aid services, care and financial-aid services, leisure and plenty more.

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Success Guaranteed

A careers-guidance, training, job-hunting and enterprise-promoting programme to fight unemployment among young people.

Enjoy the parks

The city’s parks and gardens transform it into a living, breathing space. You’ll find them all here. Explore and enjoy them!

Anti-sexist BCN

Barcelona rejects all forms of violence against women. That is why it is now launching a campaign to fight against sexual harassment during the city’s festa majors or big annual festivals.

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Working in Barcelona

Discover the tools being offered by the city for promoting employment, business care and entrepreneurship.Working in Barcelona.

Co-creation at Fab Ateneus

A co-creation network for putting collective intelligence at the service of the city and its neighbourhoods.

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Collaborating families

Resource for families temporarily unable, for various circumstances, to look after their children. The service offers them volunteer help from local people.


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+Sustainable Barcelona Map

Check out the initiatives under way in Barcelona to make the city more sustainable. Want to help?

Hombre esperando el autobús en una parada mientras sostiene en la mano la Tarjeta Rosa

Pink Card for more people to benefit from

Check the new conditions on how to get the Targeta Rosa (Pink Card) and discover all the advantages and participating establishments.

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Sports calendar

Check out the key dates on the city's sports calendar and the spaces and options for getting into shape.

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A commitment to climate

A roadmap signed between Barcelona City Council and 800 citizen associations to fight the effects of climate change.

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Public housing

All the information on public housing in Barcelona: rented and officially protected flats, grants, housing offices and lots more.

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Festa Majors

Find out about the wide range of festa majors on big annual festivals taking place in Barcelona’s districts and neighbourhoods and take advantage of the good weather for enjoying them.  

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Mercè 2016 Barcelona’s Festa Major

Mercè 2016:

Download the Mercè 2016 app and get all the information you need on this year’s events and activities for Barcelona’s Festa Major.

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Available for iOS and Android devices