Living in BCN

Cuidem Barcelona

The City Council launches a new cleaning and waste collection service which improves recycling and efficiency, adds more resources and workers, and which is more sustainable and better adapted to the needs of each neighbourhood.

Solar panels on a building

Moment Solar

Initiative to help local people wishing to install solar panelling on the rooftops of their buildings and save up to 25% on their electricity consumption. Find out more!

Barcelona superblock

Barcelona Superblock Plan

Setting its sights on the big challenges of the future and with local residents as its central players, Barcelona is opting for a transformational model of public space that will boost sustainable mobility and local commerce.

Children playing outside

T’estiu molt

Barcelona is launching a summer-holidays campaign for kids and teenagers with over a thousand leisure, sports, educational and cultural activities. Enjoy the summer in Barcelona!

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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. 

Pocket Barcelona

The "Barcelona a la butxaca" app offers a personal space for users to access the main municipal services and procedures, as well as the range of activities in the city, from a single access point. Download it!

Office for non-discrimination.

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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Study rooms

If you’ve got to study, Barcelona takes away the hard slog. Check out the daytime and night-time study rooms available in the city.

Barcelona LGBTI Centre’s façade

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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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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Access to vocational training

Have you any questions about the vocational training (VT) studies available in Barcelona? Find out all about them from the VT access office or explore the vocational training studies search engine.

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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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Neighbourhood Plan

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

Girl reading a leaflet at a Youth Information Point

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.

Sustainable Food

Get involved in promoting healthy an sustainable diets and boosting local economies!

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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. Konsulta’m is extending its service to the adult population in six of the city’s districts.

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

Assistance against gender violence

Find out about all the free and confidential prevention and assistance services available to women in a gender-violence situation. 

Pre-enrolment for the 2022-2023 school year

Consult the pre-enrolment calendar for the 2022-2023 school year for second-year infants, primary, secondary and post-compulsory school education.

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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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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 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.

Woman with a dog sitting on a bench on the Passeig Marítim del Bogatell looking out to sea

Tenim companyia

The Municipal Strategy against Loneliness includes “Tenim companyia”, a programme encouraging people to adopt, give shelter to and do voluntary work with pets as a resources against loneliness for people of all ages.

Two young women buy vegetables outside a shop.

Women and Feminisms

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

Two old people hold hands. Open video Resources for improving emotional health

Resources for improving emotional health

Barcelona City Council is launching a website offering online activities and resources for improving citizens’ mental and emotional health and managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telephone helpline against bank neglect

The City Council is launching a direct-assistance telephone helpline to provide advice and deal with bank-related claims and complaints, designed above all for the elderly or anyone affected by the digital gap.

Open video Plural, a masculinity centre

Plural, a masculinity centre

A new municipal facility, open to citizens for promoting a plural, positive and diverse perspective of masculinity.

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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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Districts and neighbourhoods

Embrace the essence of each Barcelona districts and step into the different city neighbourhoods.

Barcelona against loneliness

Check out this webpage offering information and resources on loneliness, a global problem regarded as one of the great pandemics of the 21st century. You will find municipal programmes and services there for combating it.

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Consumer assistance

The Municipal Consumer Information Office (OMIC) is a free Barcelona City Council service aimed at helping citizens to defend their consumer rights. Find out all about it!

Protegim les escoles [We’re protecting schools]

A Barcelona City Council project for transforming school environments and turning them into safe, healthy and less-polluting spaces.

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Barcelona Energia

Barcelona Energia aims to promote a more sustainable energy model thanks to efficiency and energy generation. Citizens are the central players in this big change, as it will help to build a more sustainable future. 

Two women watching a group of people doing yoga at the beach

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!

View of Barcelona with a heavily polluted sky.

Low Emissions Zone

The Low Emission Zone is a protected area which vehicles without an environmental label cannot travel through. Find out all about the restrictions and their implementation timetable.

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