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.

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.

A child attempting a high jump at the athletics campus

T'estiu molt

The registration period for summer activities organised by Campus Olímpia and aimed at children and young people up to the age of 17 opens on 22 April.

Children trying out an artificial climbing wall

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.

Two young people sitting in a terrace café

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.

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.

Children in a classroom

Enrolments for the 2017-2018 school year

Find out about school pre-enrolments and enrolments for the coming school year.

 

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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Children's activities

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

Boy in a nursery school surrounded by toys

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.

Two young people doing an internship at a kindergarten

New VT guide

If you want to make a decision on which direction to take your studies, check out the new Vocational Training (VT) guide for 2017-2018.

Drawings by children of different cultures

Barcelona acts against hate

Find out about the initiatives launched by the City Council against discrimination and hate speeches and for strengthening social cohesion and avoiding problems.

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!

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.

Students playing with a skeleton in a classroom.

Studying

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

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.

Panoramic view of the Barceloneta neighbourhood

Tourist Accommodation Plan

Municipal plan to regulate the roll-out of tourist accommodation, making it compatible with a sustainable urban planning model.

Youngster without a leg beside his adapted bicycle

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.

Couple embracing and laughing with the teleassistance button hung around their necks

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.  

Ariel view of the city's Plan Cerdà grid

Barcelona, in a single click

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

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.

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.  

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.

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. 

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. 

Hombre esperando el autobús en una parada mientras sostiene en la mano la Tarjeta Rosa

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.

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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.

Diomcoop

Sales, commerce and services cooperative that offers social and employment alternatives to people involved in unauthorised street hawking.

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