Presó Model

17/01/2018 - 17:37h

The doors of La Model open, never to be closed again

Memory. The former prison is to be transformed into a space for public use, with a stable programme of activities.

17/01/2018 - 15:26h

Weekend: Tres Tombs for Sant Antoni, homage to rumba and an audio-visual festival for young people

Free time. The city’s oldest procession and blessing of animals is back, El Raval pays homage to Catalan rumba and the Reteena festival rounds off at the Fabra i Coats with workshops and activities for youngsters.

17/01/2018 - 09:53h

Getting everywhere by bike

Bicycle. Additions and improvements to the city’s cycling infrastructure, currently consisting of 184 km of bike lanes, have helped boost the use of the bicycle.

09/01/2018 - 15:12h

Giving blood means giving so much more!

Solidarity. Catalonia’s Blood Donors Marathon aims to achieve 8,000 donations to replenish reserves, which dropped by 25% over the Christmas period.

10/01/2018 - 17:03h

Pilot scheme for online sales at markets

Markets. The city’s markets are moving with the times to offer local residents the ease of purchasing fresh produce online.

Operator working in a mobile green point

Waste management

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

Joan Maragall Library’s information panel

Free film screenings in libraries

Come over to the city’s libraries from January 16th to April 11th and enjoy a free cycle of documentaries.

“Bona feina, Barcelona”

A programme to encourage employment for people out of work, by offering financial aid to companies for every new year-long contract they sign for jobs with salaries of over 1000 euros a month.

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.

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.

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.

People buying and selling in a farmers' market.

Social and solidarity economy

Find out about and take part in organisations and initiatives that are helping to create a social and solidarity economy in Barcelona. Keep up to date with what's going on!

A monitor attending to children playing in a school playground

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!

A girl sits on some steps in a square

Work for young people

If you're a young person looking for work, find out about the training, enterprise and job searching services offered by Barcelona Activa.

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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!

View of Barcelona with a heavily polluted sky.

Low Emissions Zone

Find out the areas of Barcelona and the municipalities surrounding the ring roads where Barcelona City Council plans to gradually restrict the use of the most polluting vehicles, starting on 1 December 2017.

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?

A musician playing the guitar at a concert

Barcelona Districte Cultural

Enjoy local culture. Check out the range of offers on music, theatre, dance, circus and performing-art shows playing at your neighbourhood’s cultural facilities.

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More citizen participation

The new citizen-participation regulations put people at the centre of the City Council’s city-taking processes and provide spaces for promoting, debating and co-producing municipal policies.

Open video 30 years since the attack at Hipercor

30 years since the attack at Hipercor

Barcelona wishes to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack at Hipercor through an exhibition at the Fabra i Coats, organised by the MUHBA.

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.

Studying

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

Visitors taking photos inside the old Model prison

Memory programmes

Discover the memory programmes that are aimed at preserving, conveying, publishing and ensuring the use of the ethical and political heritage made up from the past in all its forms and manifestations.

Panoramic view of Barcelona

Neighbourhood Plan

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

A window adapted for energy efficiency

Renovation grants

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

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.

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.

A group of youngsters play basketball 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.

Runner taking a break during a run

Sports calendar

Check out the key dates on the city's sports calendar and the spaces and options for getting into shape.