Living in BCN

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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.

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Enrolments for the 2019-2020 school year

Find out about school pre-enrolments and enrolments for the coming school year.
 

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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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Districts and neighbourhoods

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

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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.

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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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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.

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Waste management

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

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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Neighbourhood Plan

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

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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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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.

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T'estiu molt

Check out the activities and camps on offer over the summer holidays, aimed at children and young people up to the age of 17.

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Children's activities

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

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Civic Centres

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

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New Bicing

The Bicing service is being transformed with extra features. Check out all the changes being made over the coming months for introducing this new service.

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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 2019-2020 school year.

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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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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!

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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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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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Energy rights

Energy-advice points offer help to prevent supply cuts from unpaid bills as well as advice on how to reduce energy expenses.

School of Second Opportunities

New education centre to help young people between 16 and 25 neither working nor studying to get back into education and training to improve their job prospects.

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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.

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Teleassistance

This service provides year-round remote assistance in case of emergency, for people with disabilities or those aged over 75 that live alone. Find out more.  

Get around by bike

Get around by bike

All you need to know for getting around Barcelona on bike: available bicycle lanes, parking places, services, regulations, safety advice and plenty more.

The key is in your hands

If you you’ve got a flat and wish to have it rented out with guarantees, facilities and responsability, sign it up for the Barcelona Rental Housing Pool.

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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.  

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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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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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Low Emissions Zone

Find out the areas of Barcelona and the municipalities surrounding the ring roads where Barcelona City Council plans to gradually restrict the use of the most polluting vehicles, starting on 1 December 2017.

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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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Farmer’s markets

Discover the farmer’s markets being held in Barcelona, where the farmers themselves sell their products. You can buy seasonal, fresh and local food that is not only socially and environmentally fairer and but healthier too. 

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