Living in BCN

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Districts and neighbourhoods

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

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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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Neighbourhood Plan

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

Door-to-door waste collecting

Sarrià will be the first neighbourhood to have door-to-door waste collecting. Designed to raise recycling levels, the system will officially open in February 2018.

Barcelona City Council’s Social and Economic Benefit Office

Centralised social services office

Barcelona opens an office centralising the management of municipal support and simplifying application procedures for benefit payments.

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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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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Fancy a stay abroad?

A series of talks entitled “From BCN to the world, from the world to BCN” will be providing young people this November with resources for stays abroad as well as guidance in getting back home.

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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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Studying

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

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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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Waste management

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

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.

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.

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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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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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Local neighbourhood centres

Come over and discover your local neighbourhood centre and take part in these welcoming spaces for advice and meeting-up and interacting with local residents.

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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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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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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 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.  

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.

Jaume Fuster Library

Digital training

Barcelona Activa and Biblioteques are organising robotics and programming courses with Scratch for children.

Vincles BCN

A social innovation project that aims to strengthen social relations and put an end to elderly people’s unwanted solitude, using new technologies. A tablet and app enable users to communicate with their friends and family as well as Vincles user groups.

We listen to you here!

If you’re a teenager or youth aged between 12 and 20, you’ve now got a confidential advice service to accompany you along the process of personal and emotional growth. Check out the available youth care points.

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Social means-tested rates at nursery schools

The coming school year will see the end to the single quota for municipal nursery schools and start of prices adapted to families’ financial means. Find out about the new System and calculate approximate rates.

Making Barcelona a pedestrian-friendly city

When it comes to accidents in Barcelona, it is its pedestrians who have the highest fatality rate. Find out how we can make our city safer, friendlier and more sustainable for pedestrians.

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