Living in BCN

Square of one of the city neighbourhoods

Districts and neighbourhoods

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

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.

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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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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.

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.

Woman doing stretching exercises at a training circuit.

Sport circuits for the elderly

Barcelona has forty training circuits for the elderly, many of which offer exercise sessions with instructors. Make the most of them and feel good.

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From Barcelona to the world

Mobility workshops for young adults where it is explained how to get work experience abroad, the opportunities in specific sectors, international volunteering and the options for those under 18 years of age. The collaborators are embassies, consulates, and well-known entities and experts.

Energy poverty

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

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Backing superblocks

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

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School Playgrounds open

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

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An accessible city

Find out about the resources and tools available for people with functional diversity in education, housing, jobs, transport, care and aid services, care and financial-aid services, leisure and plenty more.

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Pink Card for more people to benefit from

Check the new conditions on how to get the Targeta Rosa (Pink Card) and discover all the advantages and participating establishments.

Interculturality

Check out on Interculturality Action BCN website and discover the initiatives and resources that make Barcelona such a diverse city committed to coexistence.

Doctor in the corridor of Hospital del Mar

Barcelona with health

All the resources available in the city to prevent or treat health problems: primary health care centres, emergency services and pharmacies, among others.  

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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.

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Studying

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

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Teleassistance

This service provides year-round remote assistance in case of emergency, for people with disabilities or those aged over 75 that live alone. Find out more.  

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Barcelona, in a single click

In the directories of the Barcelona Guide, you’ll find everything you need: city facilities, organisations and venues.

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Civic Centres

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

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Adopta BCN

Fancy adopting a pet? Would you like to collaborate with the Barcelona Pet Shelter? Find out how you can do that on the Adopta BCN webpage.

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Children's activities

In Barcelona, you’ll find a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities for little ones. Don’t miss out!

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Time for you

Registration is open for this programme, which is designed help families caring for people who have a disability with their work-life balance.

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Collaborating families

Resource for families temporarily unable, for various circumstances, to look after their children. The service offers them volunteer help from local people.

 

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