Living in BCN

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.

Some people buying transport tickets from ticket machines in a metro station.

New public transport prices

Find out all about the new price model and range of public transport tickets coming into force in 2020 in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.

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

Anti-sexist BCN

Barcelona rejects all forms of violence against women. Find out about the services at hand in the fight against gender violence, from prevention to care and emergency accommodation.

A family in a park lying on the grass under flowering trees

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.

Two girls and a boy play with a ball in a pedestrianised street

Districts and neighbourhoods

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

A woman in a wheelchair opening the door of a hotel room with a card.

Resource guide for people with disabilities

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

A cyclist riding along a bike lane

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. 

Open video Let’s cut down on plastic

Let’s cut down on plastic

Under its PlàsTICS awareness-raising campaign, Barcelona City Council is proposing changes of habits to reduce our consumption of single-use plastics.

Operator working in a mobile green point

Waste management

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

Barcelona Care Centre's facade

Barcelona Care Centre

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

Panoramic view of Barcelona

Neighbourhood Plan

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

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.

Children playing in a activity on the street

Children's activities

In Barcelona, you’ll find a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities for little ones. Don’t miss out!

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.

Boy doing a workshop with mud on the ground

Civic Centres

Find out about the courses and activities on offer at your neighbourhood civic centre. 

Bicycles on a Bicing Station Open video Bicing

Bicing

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

A street-lit road in Barcelona

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.

A young woman walking up a metro exit’s steps

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.

A group of youngsters play basketball in a park

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.

Youngster without a leg beside his adapted bicycle

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.

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.

New SAIER

The new building for the Care Service for Immigrants, Emigrants and Refugees (SAIER) has opened to the public, adapting to new assistance needs and offering an improved appointment system, more rooms and a children’s space. 

Children trying out an artificial climbing wall

Local neighbourhood centres

Come over and discover your local neighbourhood centre and take part in these welcoming spaces for advice and meeting-up and interacting with local residents.

Poster for the Positive People exhibition. HIV and AIDS, local narratives of a global story

Cycle on AIDS at the LGBTI Centre

Barcelona’s LGBTI Centre is organising a quarterly cycle of activities dedicated to reflectint on, debatin and discovering the present and future challenges of HIV and AIDS.

Ariel view of the city's Plan Cerdà grid

Barcelona, in a single click

In the directories of the Barcelona Guide, you’ll find everything you need: city facilities, organisations and venues.

A monitor attending to children playing in a school playground

School playgrounds open

Did you know that every district has playgrounds that open outside school hours as safe public spaces for children, young people and their families? Check out their opening times!

Doctor in the corridor of Hospital del Mar

Barcelona with health

All the resources available in the city to prevent or treat health problems: primary health care centres, emergency services and pharmacies, among others.  

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

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!

A girl and a boy strolling in the park

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.

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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