Living in BCN

Information on this page’s services may have been amended under the measures for adapting to the new normality in Barcelona and will be gradually updated.

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We’ll pull through

Consult in this website all the information on the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis in Barcelona: new normality, socio-economic and emotional support measures from the City Council and much more.

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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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Emergency heat-wave plan

Barcelona City Council launches measures, in facilities and public spaces, to reduce the effects of excessive heat, as well as measures for monitoring vulnerable people. This year will see extra measures in place owing to the emergency health situation caused by the COVID-19.

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Municipal markets

Barcelona has got an extensive network of municipal markets offering fresh local produce. Get along to the markets or shop at them using the online sales and delivery services set up during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Assistance for victims of gender violence

To ensure women, children and teenagers are attended to during the health crisis and  the return to normality 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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100% Summer

Barcelona welcomes the summer with over a thousand activities in its “T’estiu molt” campaign and a range of options specially increased for 2020, with more places available, facilities such as libraries and community centres open and new uses for public space, particularly in the most vulnerable neighbourhoods.

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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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Gradual re-opening of community centres

Community centres will gradually be re-opening from 15 June onwards and resuming their usual activities and services, adapting to the established health measures.

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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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Barcelona LGBTI Centre

This is a pioneering municipal service run by the Catalan LGBTI Organisations Platform, offering an extensive range of information, guidance, direct-assistance and awareness-raising services. Check out the on-site and virtual agenda!

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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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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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Living communally in Barcelona

We love Barcelona. And now we want, more than ever, to enjoy and experience it with respect. We’ll all come out winners!

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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Estimat Diari

Collective city diary where children expressed their feelings and experiences during their weeks of confinement while the Covid-19 virus crisis continues. Check it out!

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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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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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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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Bicing

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

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Konsulta'm

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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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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