09/12/2016 - 13:16h

Shop locally during the festive season and get an authentic Christmas wrap!

Commerce. Shopping in local neighbourhoods and markets in Barcelona equates to ethical, socially responsible and sustainable shopping.

08/12/2016 - 08:34h

Weekend: Youngsters get things ready for Christmas!

Leisure. Make the most of this time of year to discover Christmas traditions with children at the Casa dels Entremesos or enjoy the activities on offer by the Santa Llúcia Fair.

08/12/2016 - 12:02h

Sant Andreu preserves the historical properties in its old town

Urban planning. City Council has approved a special protection plan to preserve a total of 130 properties.

05/12/2016 - 17:39h

The world of education reflects on the right to refuge

Refuge City. A week of educational activities based around the right to migrate is being organised from 10 to 18 December.

05/12/2016 - 16:19h

One of the main fake goods rings is smashed

Security. The joint operation by city police and the customs authorities was aimed at finding the origin of products meant for illegal street vending.

Energy poverty

Energy-emergency care and reduced-consumption advice services for vulnerable families are being extended to all the city’s districts.

Hanging “It could be you” campaign banners

Combatting #sensellarisme

The Homeless People’s Care Network is launching this campaign to prevent homelessness and improve care for people living out in the street. Come and take part!

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!

You've got the key!

The service offers mediation between owners of empty property and potential tenants. The objective is to guarantee access to housing while offering the owner peace of mind.

Renew your toys

An initiative for promoting conscientious consumption and waste prevention launched by municipal organisations, associations and centres.

Two women working in front of a computer

Working in Barcelona

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

Square of one of the city neighbourhoods

Districts and neighbourhoods

Embrace the essence of each Barcelona districts and step into the different city neighbourhoods.

Bon Pastor neighborhood

Neighbourhood Plan

The first neighbourhoods where work will be carried out are Trinitat Nova, Bon Pastor, Baró de Viver and Besòs-Maresme.

Anti-sexist BCN

Barcelona rejects all forms of violence against women. Find out about the services at hand in the fight against gender violence, from prevention to care and emergency accommodation.

Man in an apartment with a suitcase

Public housing

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

Panoramic view of Barcelona

A commitment to climate

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

Group of young people at a meeting in a work space

Financial aid for freelancers

Barcelona Activa is launching an aid programme for freelancers to cut their first-year expenses: zero local taxes and zero social security. Find out all about it!

Children jumping in a school playground

School Playgrounds open

A total of 68 school playgrounds all over the city are opening for public use. See the opening times!

Music score

BCN Music

Enjoy a new edition of this cycle organised by the city’s civic centres, which offers a melodic journey through several styles. Its concerts, which are free, come with commentaries.

A neighbour talking to two senior citizens in the apartment doorway

The “Radars” project is growing

A large community network aimed at combating isolation and risks of exclusion among elderly people living on their own now has close to 495 pharmacies on board.

Discover Barcelona

Step into the city’s districts and neighbourhoods, and enjoy its attractions: urban areas, cultural and architectural heritage, nature areas, leisure, study centres or museums.

A superblock roadmarking in Poblenou

Backing superblocks

The superblocks programme aims to improve the lives of people by redefining street units to make new uses possible for public spaces. 

Kids of different nationalities jumping and laughing in a park

Living with diversity

Barcelona is a melting pot of people with a variety of sexual and gender orientations, cultures, languages and traditions. Find out about how to live here with inclusion, diversity and interculturality.

Row of bicycles parked in a street parking point

+Sustainable Barcelona Map

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

Students playing with a skeleton in a classroom.


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

Children with a bucket of water preparing an outside installation.

Escoles + sostenibles

A programme involving 361 schools and colleges for pupils of all ages, with projects on responsible consumption, urban cultivation, waste management and saving water.

Operator working in a mobile green Open video Barcelona, zero waste

Barcelona, zero waste

 Barcelona is committed waste prevention, reducing waste generation, reusing waste and selective-waste collection. Find out all about it.

Youngster without a leg beside his adapted bicycle

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.

People on a pitch in a municipal sports centre

Municipal sports centres

Make the most of the city’s municipal sports centres. There are 129 throughout the city, with a wide range of offers and prices.