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What do you breathe when you breathe?

Find out about the quality of the air you breathe in Barcelona, the level of pollution in the city and its effects on health.

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.

Casa de l'Aigua de la Trinitat Nova

Nature paths

Discover nature in Nou Barris with the Casa de l'Aigua de la Trinitat Nova. Sign up for the guided excursions being organised for every weekend until 26 March.

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Barcelona, zero waste

 Barcelona is committed waste prevention, reducing waste generation, reusing waste and selective-waste collection. Find out all about it.

Parc del Laberint d'Horta

Discover Barcelona

Step into the city’s districts and neighbourhoods, and enjoy its attractions. Make the most of all Barcelona has to offer: urban areas, cultural and architectural heritage, nature areas, leisure, study centres, museums, recommendations on where to go shopping or practice sports, and much more.

Sala Ciutat

The City Hall’s Sala Ciutat is reinventing itself as a bookshop specialising in books on Barcelona and as a space for displaying the work of the illustration sector.

Get around by bike

Find out about operational services, present and future bike lanes, available parking places and a whole host more for getting about in Barcelona on bike.

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.

Barcelona’s popular culture

Giants, human castles (castellers), craft markets, fairs... Check out the calendar of the most deeply rooted popular and traditional acts, learn about the manifestations of popular culture and search the entities involved.  

Measure your exposure to noise

On the Strategic Noise Map, you can check out your noise exposure levels according to the acoustic situation of your street.  

Old photos of La Barceloneta’s beach

La Barceloneta’s graphic memories

The  Communal Photographic Collection (CAT) is a collaborative local residents’ project, to reconstruct the neighbourhood’s graphic on a website. The project represents a window to la Barceloneta’s memory and history.

 

Detail of the cloister of the Sant Pau del Camp Benedictine monastery

Cultural spaces in Raval

Discover the varied range of cultural spaces on offer in Raval: libraries, document and research centres, associations, bookshops, heritage, academies and plenty more.

Mobile waste collection point

Towards a waste-free city

There is a place to dispose of every piece of waste. Localize them with the waste disposal search engine and make Barcelona a more sustainable city! 

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Use the search engine to find the best place to discard all types of waste and locate the waste containers around the city.

Use the Barcelona disposal of junk and old furniture service: you’ll contribute to improving the quality of the city’s streets. It is a free weekly service. Look up the day and time that corresponds to your street.

The immediate disposal of dead animals (dogs, cats, pigeons) that are in the street or in a private home is a service addressed to both Barcelona residents and companies to ensure the right treatment. Find out how it works.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (green points) are where waste is taken that must not be thrown away in the containers in the street. Locate green points and find out about the different types that exist: Green point of zone, Green point of neighbourhood, mobile Green point, and mobile Green school and electric point.

Around the city, you’ll also find disposal points for materials like debris, asbestos cement and plant waste.

Do you want to know your exposure to noise and learn more about Barcelona’s noise levels? Check out the strategic noise map for specific stretches of street by hourly segments.

As a city committed to sustainability, Barcelona has a network of pollutant monitoring stations, which enable you to consult the air quality in your immediate surroundings, in real-time. Look them up on the air quality map. Find out too about the level of pollution in the city and its effects on health.

Discover your terrace's potential for getting the most out of solar and wind energy, and consult our virtual energy advisor to reduce your energy consumption.

Barcelona is our home, loved and shared by those of us who were born here, who’ve been living here for many years, who’ve got to know it and who’ve come here in search of a better life. We are the people who live here in harmony, who are part of the same community and who look after it. What about you?

The three types of  recycling bins that the city provides
Girl leaving wooden kitchenware in the recycling bins
Dog walking in a park
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Bins for collecting and recycling clothing
Pedestrian crossing at Diagonal with people crossing
Panoramic view of Barcelona
I look after the city. You enjoy it. We share BCN
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Step into the city’s districts and neighbourhoods, and enjoy its attractions. Make the most of all Barcelona has to offer: urban areas, cultural and architectural heritage, nature areas, leisure, study centres, museums, recommendations on where to go shopping or practice sports, and much more.

Lose yourself in the infinite charming corners of the city and discover squares, cloisters and alleyways that belong to another era and which maintain the essence of the town or village that every city neighbourhood used to be.

Observe and identify sculptures and works of art situated in public spaces. Visit them at the Barcelona Virtual Museum of Public Art and discover historical chapters like the artistic contributions present in the infrastructure of the Metro.

Discover Barcelona’s history, corners, agenda and attractions from a new perspective: its metro stations.

Patio of the Sant Agustí convent at night with red lights
Iron sculpture at Barcelona beach
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Barcelona is a great metropolis with a strong personality. Get to know the different traditions and elements that make up our identity.

Open the gateway to the origins of the city, rediscovering the people, facts and events that have shaped the city from ancient Barcino to modern day Barcelona.

Giants, human constructions, craft markets, fairs… Check out the agenda of the city’s most deeply rooted public events, learn about all the manifestations of popular culture in Barcelona and search for the entities involved.

Thanks to an initiative called Barcelona Llibres, the City Council is putting an extensive catalogue of publications on a range of subjects and in various formats at your disposal. These include publications on culture, art, sports, history, the city, politics, urban planning and economics.

Castellers making human castles
Archeological ruins of the city located at El Born Centre Cultural
Boy sittng next to cabezudos

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Want to know what else is on the Internet? We have compiled a collection of websites and blogs to help you make the most of the city.

Residu, on vas?

Find out which container to use for each piece of waste and check out your nearest recycling points. (CAT)

Millor que nou! 100% vell

Advice on how to give objects a new lease of life. (CAT)

Remenja'mmm

Take home the leftovers of your restaurant meals and help to reduce food squandering. (CAT)

Fem aire més net

The Environmental Documentation Service offers information on how to reduce contamination. (CAT)

Change of habits

Work out how much you pollute the atmosphere with your car journeys and learn about alternatives for reducing their environmental impact. (ES)

Reciclem reutilitzant

Donate and/or exchange things you no longer need. (ES)

Roba amiga

Clothing collection based on the principles of waste reduction, recycling and reuse. (ES)

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Ruta del disseny

Guide to bars, restaurants, shops and buildings connected with design and architecture.

Murs Lliures

Is legally authorised to manage public spaces so artists can paint their works on Barcelona’s exposed walls.

Spotted by locals

Experience Barcelona like a local.

Ir barcelona

The corners of the city you can visit and a wide range of options for enjoying Barcelona.

Mi barcelona

Photo-commentary on emblematic parks, buildings and routes around the city. (ES)

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Want to know what else is on the Internet? We have compiled a collection of websites and blogs to help you make the most of the city.

Memòria bcn

Routes around the city's districts to discover Barcelona's history in the 20th century.

Route for everyone

A social initiative for families of every type where we seek out the best leisure routes and plans for Barcelona. (ES)

What was there

Geolocalized old photos of the city.

Altres barcelones

Travel through Barcelona's history by walking its streets. (CAT)

Barcelofília

Reviving city spaces that have disappeared. (CAT)

Bcn blanc i negre

Commemorating the city in black and white. (CAT)

Vestigios de bcn

Explore the charming corners of the city's ten districts. (ES)

La meva barcelona

Barcelona corners and activities to enjoy. (ES)

Bcn metropolis

Reflections on the city of Barcelona.

Barcelonasfera

Directory of blogs on Barcelona and its ancient villas (CAT)

Murs Lliures

Is legally authorised to manage public spaces so artists can paint their works on Barcelona’s exposed walls.

La Barceloneta’s Communal Photographic Collection

A collaborative local residents’ project that features La Barcelona’s graphic memories on a website. (CAT)

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