Living in BCN

A family walking a dog through a new waling road in Barcelona

Covid-19 related disruptions

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

The City Police guarding Barcelona

In an emergency, call 112

The numbers for the City Police and the Barcelona Fire Service have been replaced by 112 as a single emergency number, improving the way it is run and the service offered to the public.

Sustainable food sample

Sustainable Food

Barcelona is the 2021 World Capital of Sustainable Food. Get involved in promoting healthy diets and boosting local economies!

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.

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. 

A young person and an adviser talking at an academic-advice centre for young people

Get informed

Fancy discovering your available academic itineraries and best training options? You have until 25 March to take part in the “Get In-formed” programme’s activities.

Experience the Superilles

The Superilles programme takes a step forward and becomes the model for transforming the city’s streets, the goal being for citizens to win back some of the space currently used by vehicles.

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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.

Panoramic view of Barcelona

Neighbourhood Plan

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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!

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.

A woman with a dog sitting on a bench in Via Julia 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.

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.

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.

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.

Dentist service for vulnerable people

Dentist service for vulnerable people

Barcelona City Council has a free dental service for people in vulnerable situations referred by Barcelona’s social services who fall below a specified financial threshold and have a diagnosed need for dental treatment.

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.

Barcelona Care Centre's facade

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.

Newly arrived youngster with a skateboard

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.

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.

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 fruit stand in a market

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.

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.

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.

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 group of neighbours wearing a face mask chatting in the rambla del Carmel

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!

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.

Open video Estimat Diari

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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