17/01/2017 - 15:27h

Combatting Islamophobia and strengthening social cohesion

Human rights. City Council is presenting a pioneer plan to prevent hate crimes, backing awareness measures and providing support for victims, particularly women.

14/01/2017 - 15:46h

Bigger, more diverse trees, more resistant to climate change

Environment. The Master Plan for Trees 2017-2037 aims to increase green space from the current 25% to 30%.

12/01/2017 - 16:12h

Information sessions to debate and define the city’s bus network

Mobility. The municipal government is to draft the definitive proposal taking into account the input from residents and organisations in the ten districts over the next two months.

12/01/2017 - 08:44h

Weekend: The Tres Tombs is back!

Leisure. As ever, January sees animals take centre stage for the festival in honour of Sant Antoni Abad, which comes to Sant Andreu this weekend.

10/01/2017 - 16:42h

Agreement to move the Model prison and the Trinitat Vella open prison to the Zona Franca

Facilities. City Council is to provide two sites for the Government of Catalonia to build two new prisons and free up space for facilities, social housing and green areas in L’Eixample and Sant Andreu.

Jaume Fuster Library

Digital training

Barcelona Activa and Biblioteques are organising programming courses for children, booktuber courses for teenagers and digital world beginner’s courses for senior citizens.

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.

Energy rights

Energy-emergency care and reduced-consumption advice services for vulnerable families are being extended to all the city’s districts.

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.

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.

You've got the key!

The service offers mediation between owners of empty property and potential tenants. The objective is to guarantee access to housing while offering the owner peace of mind.

Young Pakistani in a library

Fancy being an anti-rumours officer?

Consult the practical guide and its tools for fighting rumours and stereotypes on cultural diversity in Barcelona.

Boy doing a workshop with mud on the ground

Civic Centres

Find out about the courses and activities on offer at your neighbourhood civic centre. 

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!

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.

Square of one of the city neighbourhoods

Districts and neighbourhoods

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

Children jumping in a school playground

School Playgrounds open

A total of 68 school playgrounds all over the city are opening for public use. See the opening times!

Poster announcing the Radars project

The “Radars” project is growing

A large community network aimed at combating isolation and risks of exclusion among elderly people living on their own now has close to 495 pharmacies on board.

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.

Children with a bucket of water preparing an outside installation.

Escoles + sostenibles

A programme involving 361 schools and colleges for pupils of all ages, with projects on responsible consumption, urban cultivation, waste management and saving water.

Students playing with a skeleton in a classroom.


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

Anti-sexist BCN

Barcelona rejects all forms of violence against women. Find out about the services at hand in the fight against gender violence, from prevention to care and emergency accommodation.

Hanging “It could be you” campaign banners

Combatting #sensellarisme

The Homeless People’s Care Network is launching this campaign to prevent homelessness and improve care for people living out in the street. Come and take part!

Kids of different nationalities jumping and laughing 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.

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.

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.

A superblock roadmarking in Poblenou

Backing superblocks

The superblocks programme aims to improve the lives of people by redefining street units to make new uses possible for public spaces. 

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?

Collaborative economy

Barcelona Activa activates its “Communifier” programme, for launching collaborative-economy initiatives through training and guidance for project feasibility and sustainability.