Living in BCN

The information on services on this page may not be accurate owing to the measures deriving from the declaration of the state of emergency for Covid-19.

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We’ll pull through

Consult in this website information on the lockdown exit during the Covid-19 pandemic in Barcelona: stages, time slots and social and financial aid measures from the City Council.

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Estimat Diari

Collective city diary where children can express their feelings and experiences during their weeks of confinement while the Covid-19 virus crisis continues. Take part in it!

Two female experts in gender violence giving a young woman information at a BCN Antimasclista Stand

Assistance for victims of gender violence

To ensure women, children and teenagers are attended to during the health crisis the City Council is boosting the services offered to gender violence victims and publishing some guides on prevention and self-protection.

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Municipal markets

Barcelona’s municipal markets are considered essential services and are operating during their usual opening hours during the health crisis. The markets have stepped up home deliveries and online sales to help strengthen health measures.

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Enrolments for the 2020-2021 school year

Consult the pre-enrolment and enrolment calendar for the 2020-2021 school year for second-year infants, primary, secondary and post-compulsory school education.

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T'estiu molt

This year's campaign for summer holiday activities for children and teens keeps its scheduled calendar, adapting to the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus, the evolution of the crisis and the instructions from the health authorities.

Three children playing with wooden toys in a municipal nursery school.

Pre-registration and enrolment for nursery schools

Find out about the pre-registration and enrolment process for municipal nursery schools in Barcelona for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Community centres #desdecasa

They may be closed during the health crisis, but the city’s community centres are still open for people to use from home #desdecasa. Social media allows you to keep up with their activities, intended for all sorts of users.

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Commitment to the Agenda 2030

Find out about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the environmental, social, economic and institutional fields and get involved.

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Mobility and transport

Find out what services are available to help you get around the city and discover how mobility is changing in Barcelona and becoming healthier, safer, more sustainable and better-connected. 

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Waste management

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

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Barcelona LGBTI Centre

The Barcelona LGBTI Centre is running a special programme during the confinement period, which you can follow live on its Instagram profile (@barcelonalgtbi). Find out more!

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Youth information

Discover the youth and teenager information points available to you in municipal facilities and secondary schools to clear up any queries you may have on training, the associations movement, youth health, student or work mobility etc.

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.

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Barcelona Care Centre

Barcelona Cuida, a pioneering centre by Barcelona City Council, offers information and advice on all things care-related, providing support and helping carers and cared-for.

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Women and Feminisms

Find out about women’s support services and the resources available to combat discrimination and sexist violence and promote gender equality.

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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.

View of Barcelona with a heavily polluted sky.

Low Emissions Zone

Permanent restrictions on the circulation of vehicles which pollute the most are due to come into force in the low emissions zone from 1 January 2020. The goal is to improve environmental health and cut emissions. See the details.

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Consult full information on the Bicing service: stations network, availability map, electric bicycles, rates and plenty more.

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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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New residents

Newly residents will find welcome and support services that help them to integrate into city life. Find information related to rights, education, health and the job market.

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Climate emergency

Barcelona is declaring a climate emergency and speeding up a series of changes that commit all the city’s players. Find out all about it!

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Resource guide for people with disabilities

The Resource Guide features useful procedures, aid and benefits for people with disabilities who reside in the city.

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Neighbourhood Plan

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

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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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Barcelona Energia

The publicly owned electricity distributor Barcelona Energia is to start offering its services to citizens in January 2019 and will supply a maximum of 20,000 homes.

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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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Living Communally in BCN

We cherish Barcelona, its streets and squares, its lifestyle, its vibrant night and day. We have the right to enjoy it and experience it, respectfully. We’re all winners that way!

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Office for Non-Discrimination (OND)

A human-rights defence service you can turn to if you are experiencing or have experienced any form of discrimination or hate crime, especially on the grounds of origins, cultural or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Psychological support service for teenagers and young people between the ages of 12 and 22, also offering advice for professionals on mental health matters.

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