16/09/2017 - 09:24h

A calmer and healthier city

Mobility. Sustainable and Safe Mobility Week is calling for people to mobilise for cleaner air by getting around on foot, by bike or on public transport.

19/09/2017 - 20:22h

An antidote for long-term unemployment

Employment. The shock plan against long-term unemployment has helped 400 people to find work.

18/09/2017 - 15:23h

Countering stigmas and discrimination with the new plan to combat drug dependency

Health. For the first time ever, a municipal action plan on drug-dependency includes screen dependency and pathological gaming, at the same time focusing on the rights of drug users.

16/09/2017 - 10:16h

Associations are at the heart of the city and its local festival

Entities. During the festivities for La Mercè, Plaça Catalunya brings together Barcelona’s associations for the second year running with nearly two hundred activities planned.

15/09/2017 - 16:26h

Full programme for a more decentralised La Mercè

La Mercè. The local festival spreads to all the city’s neighbourhoods, with a special focus on the Icelandic capital and a tribute at the start of the fireworks and music spectacular for the victims of the attack on La Rambla.

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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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School Playgrounds open

A total of 70 school playgrounds all over the city are opening for public use where children, young people and their families will be safe. See the opening times!

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Neighbourhood Plan

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

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!

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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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.

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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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Studying

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

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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.

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Waste management

All you need to know about managing waste and helping to make the city more sustainable.

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+Sustainable Barcelona Map

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

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Districts and neighbourhoods

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

Anniversary of the LGTBI movement

Discover the testimonies and activities commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first demonstrations for rights for LGTBI people in Barcelona.

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.

Cibernàrium online courses

The Cibernàrium offers over ninety online activities, helping you gain ICT skills at your own pace. Check out the courses available.

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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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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.

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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.

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1992 BCN Olympic Games Anniversary

Check out the range of activities on offer for commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Renovation grants

Have a look at the grants for renovating flats and buildings, in order to make them more energy-efficient, liveable and accessible.

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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.