Arribo de la Reina Belluga i els Focs de Carnaval, Carnaval de Barcelona 2016 4.02.2016 Foto PERE VIRGILI

23/02/2017 - 08:00h

Weekend: Carnival turns the districts upside down

Popular culture. Fat Thursday kicks off a week of revelry, the high point coming on Saturday with thirty parades.

24/02/2017 - 15:58h

The Network of Municipalities for the Social and Solidarity Economy is set up

Economy. Some 47 municipalities and an area council are due to join, representing over 50% of the population of Catalonia.

22/02/2017 - 16:38h

Alliance to reduce the digital divide

Innovation. The signing of the Barcelona Declaration for Digital Social Inclusion is a clear message conveying the will to build a more social, democratic and inclusive city.

21/02/2017 - 15:46h

The city’s pigeon population, under control with contraceptive bird food

Ecology. The pigeon population is estimated at 85,000 and could be cut by 80% in five years without having to sacrifice animals.

20/02/2017 - 13:59h

A new global city

Economy. City Council is strengthening its international economic promotion, consolidating Barcelona as an open city, revitalising the local economy, creating quality Jobs and reducing inequality.

Drawings by children of different cultures


Barcelona is playing host to an international conference on 2 and 3 March to examine the problem of hate speeches on social networks. Find out all about it!

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.

Young musics taking part in a former edition of Brot Festival

Brot Festival

Aged between 14 and 25 and play in a group? Sign up for the 7th edition of the Brot, a festival allowing you to promote your music at different facilities around the city.

Students playing with a skeleton in a classroom.


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

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.

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 girl writing on a blackboard

Barcelona against Islamophobia

The City Council is launching an action plan against Islamophobia and to strengthen social cohesion.

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.

Groups of schoolchildren playing at the school exit

School open days

Take advantage of the open days to visit the different schools in the city. 

Residents’ Meeting at the entrance of a building


A housing model which enables a group of people organised into a cooperative to build on a site or an existing building for use as a home, on a long-term basis and below market cost.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Square of one of the city neighbourhoods

Districts and neighbourhoods

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

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.

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?

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.

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.