25/08/2016 - 12:08h

Take a dip in one of the city’s pools this August

Facilities. Sixteen municipal centres and bathing areas have outdoor swimming pools until September.

25/08/2016 - 08:37h

Weekend: time to rediscover Barcelona’s history

Weekend. Four exhibitions show the city’s history from different perspectives......

XXVIII Open Internacional d'Escacs de Sants, Hostafrancs i la Bordeta. A les Cotxeres de Sants.

24/08/2016 - 16:43h

Chess in the video-game era

Sport. The Sants, Hostafrancs and La Bordeta International Open brings together 670 chess players from 47 countries

23/08/2016 - 10:14h

The Indians of Carrer de Sagunt win first prize in the Sants Decoration Competition

Sants. Carrer d’Alcolea de Dalt and Plaça de la Farga picked up the second and third prizes respectively.

23/08/2016 - 09:49h

More pets adopted at the CAACB

Animals. This is becoming one of the preferred options, with 587 adoptions in all during the first half of 2016.

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.

Children playing with the sand

Beaches and bathing

Enjoy the city's beaches and urban bathing spots. Check out the available services, weather forecasts and a whole lot more.

Bicycle parked with views of Barcelona in the background

Air quality

Barcelona has a network of pollutant monitoring stations, which enable you to consult the air quality in your immediate surroundings, in real-time. Look them up on the air quality map.

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!

Girls in the open air

Youth work in summer

The place with information, tools and resources for young people designed to help them enter the labour market, especially in the summer. 

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.

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.

Students playing with a skeleton in a classroom.


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

Detail of a festa major decoration

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.  

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.

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.

Beach Centre

Gen up on the activities and free services offered by the Beach Centre, the Barcelona coastline information centre.

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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