Practical information

Check out the practical information on public transport and the most advisable ways of getting round the city, the public safety measures, the street-cleaning and Christmas-tree collecting services, and enjoy this year’s Christmas festivities to the full.

Two municipal workers collecting Christmas trees

Christmas tree collections

Did you know that your Christmas tree can be of great service to the city's green areas? Barcelona has 225 Christmas tree collection points throughout the city from 7 to 17 January 2019. 

Containers for cardboard and paper, glass and plastic waste

Cleaning and waste collection

There is extra street cleaning in the more central and commercial areas of every district over the Christmas festivities. Also, daily paper and cardboard collections in the main shopping hubs.

Metro station with a stationary train and people on the platform

Christmas public transport

Once again the metro is the best option for avoiding the Christmas rush and reducing pollution. Check out the public transport measures planned.

Safety, mobility and a community spirit

Operation Christmas involves a series of special measures to ensure optimum levels of safety, mobility and a community spirit are maintained in every city district from 1 December to 13 January.

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