23/03/2017 - 16:02h

Diomcoop is born, a cooperative about sales, services and dignity

Social economy. The project, made up of members of the sub-Saharan community who formerly operated as unauthorised street vendors, will sell local fair trade products at fairs and markets.

23/03/2017 - 13:31h

Weekend: Music, education and water!

Musica. The Maria Canals International Music Competition puts pianos in various spots around the city as it marks the start of its 63rd edition.

22/03/2017 - 13:39h

Seven metropolitan municipalities unite to defend public water management

Ecology. The network, open to other municipalities and entities, is made up of Barcelona, Badalona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, El Prat de Llobregat, Sabadell, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Terrassa.

21/03/2017 - 18:26h

The first phase to cover the Ronda de Dalt starts in the summer

Urban planning. Work will start in July and cover the section between the Mercat de la Vall d’Hebron and the Institute de la Vall d’Hebron, in the neighbourhoods of Sant Genís dels Agudells and La Teixonera.

21/03/2017 - 17:55h

Cities, experts and organisations reach an agreement on public water management

Ecology. The meeting ‘Water, a common good: challenges and the future’ is a debate on the challenges of public water management and calls for public leadership to treat water as a common and human right.

Parc de les Aigües

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!

A girl drawing with compass

Youth guarantee

Catalogue of activities and programmes aimed at young people aged 19 to 29, to help them to find a place in the labour market.

Bon Pastor neighborhood

Neighbourhood Plan

Programme aimed at reducing inequalities between Barcelona neighbourhoods, backing access to income, services, urban quality and welfare.

Pianos in public spaces

Pianos are back at several of Barcelona’s public spaces, to mark the Maria Canals International Competition, waiting for anyone who so wishes to play.

Students playing with a skeleton in a classroom.


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

Drawings by children of different cultures

Barcelona acts against hate

Find out about the initiatives launched by the City Council against discrimination and hate speeches and for strengthening social cohesion and avoiding problems.

Collaborative economy

Barcelona Activa is launching a specialist and customised advice service to accompany and help people to get their social- and solidarity-economy projects off the ground.

Energy-advice points Open video Energy rights

Energy rights

Energy-advice points offer help to prevent supply cuts from unpaid bills as well as advice on how to reduce energy expenses.

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.

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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.

Square of one of the city neighbourhoods

Districts and neighbourhoods

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

View of the Meridiana avenue

A new cívic hub along La Meridiana

La Meridiana’s transformation into a civic hub is being decided through a participatory project where local residents and associations are proposing solutions.

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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.

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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.

The Magic Fountain light show

Enjoy the Magic Fountain

Enjoy the sound and light display at the Magic Fountain in Montjuïc. Find out about display times, the range of sequences and much more.

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.

Children in a classroom

Enrolments for the 2017-2018 school year

Find out about school pre-enrolments and enrolments for the coming school year.


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+Sustainable Barcelona Map

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