• World Environment Day Go to content

    On June 5th we celebrate the World Environment Day!

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  • Frequently asked questions Go to content

    Do you have questions about the services of Ecology. Urban Planning, Infrastructures and Mobility?

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  • A new mobility model in a new public space Go to content

    We are adapting public space and mobility to this new scenario in order to bring back daily life to the city.

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  • Barcelona we'll pull through Go to content

    ‘Barcelona we'll pull through’, let's start the lockdown exit strategy safely and responsibly.

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  • Notice Go to content

    Urban procedures terms are altered due to sanitary emergency measures.

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  • Second Green Roofs Competition Go to content

    Barcelona City Council’s Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape is convening this initiative to promote the establishment of new green roofs in the city.

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  • AiguArt 2020: Cancelled Go to content

    According to Public Health Autorities instructions, AiguArt 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

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  • Obrim Carrers Go to content

    Obrim Carrers returns soon at Aragó street, via Laietana, Gran de Gràcia and Creu Coberta / Sants street.

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  • Spring Celebration 2020 Go to content

    The Spring Celebration 2020 is going to take place on the 22nd of March in different parks of the city.  

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  • Low emission zone Go to content

    The low emission zone ZBE Rondes de Barcelona was launched on 1 January 2020.

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  • Biodiversity Atlas Go to content

    The Atlas is a set of maps revealing some of the most relevant data on Barcelona’s biodiversity.

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  • 2030 Agenda Go to content

    City commitment to the 2030 Agenda

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  • Urban Planning Information Portal Go to content

    An application that lets you consult urban planning information in a clearer and more accessible environment, adapted to mobile devices.

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  • PlàsTICS Go to content

    Conoce los TICS más habituales en el consumo de plásticos de un solo uso y como evitarlos.

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  • Let's make it safer to get around by motorbike Go to content

    Motorbikes account for 25% of journeys made by private vehicles in Barcelona and 7% of overall mobility in the city.

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  • A greener city is a good sign! Go to content

    We support an eco-friendly management in the green areas in order to improve health and quality of life.

     

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Bathing and recreation at the beaches again with stage 2 of the lockdown exit

04/06/2020 - 17:47 h

Environment and sustainability. Capacity will be controlled at the beaches in Ciutat Vella to ensure safety distances.

Barcelona will be one of the first European cities to have articulated, gas-powered hybrid buses

04/06/2020 - 14:00 h

Mobility and transport. The order, which is at the bidding stage, also includes standard-length vehicles and minibuses, thereby completing the renewal of the fleet for 2020.

bicing

Bicing gets back to normal

01/06/2020 - 11:00 h

Mobility and transport. Since it re-opened, the service has seen daily usage rise from 3,000 journeys to nearly 35,000.

Tools and Resources

Urban Planning
Works

Would you like to localize on the map the works that are carried out in Barcelona? In this website you'll be able to find them by ubication or kind of work.

Technical Prescriptions for Public Space

Check technical documentation that describe prescriptions for different kind of works within the city.

Main Projects

The constructed city has become a large metropolitan area with the same needs for territorial cohesion and environmental sustainability as Europe's major cities. At the same time, the importance of neighbourhoods in this new reality makes it crucial for us to act decisively if we are to avoid territorial divides, ensure the same opportunities in all parts of the city and create an indispensable local space for social involvement and the generation of environments that promote public health and well-being.

Electronic submission of Building Permits

Ajuntament de Barcelona has launched a new way of handling building permits and cases making it possible to manage electronically all applications. This is possible thanks to the deployment of an electronic file for building permits. A digital certificate is required, as well as the project and the technical documentation of the works in electronic form.

Procedures and Activities Census

En aquest apartat trobareu tots els tràmits associats a la implantació de noves activitats així com els tràmits relacionats amb els expedients d’activitats ja existents que l'Ajuntament posa al vostre abast al Portal de Tràmits, així com la consulta del cens d'allotjaments turístics i el cens de reserva.

Licensing Procedures

In this section you will find all the steps of licensing procedures. The city council gives you access to the Procedures Website  to complete all the necessary procedure online. However, some of these steps and procedures, need to be done in person. All the necessary information is available on the links.

Licences for new gambling premises suspended

From 22/10/2019 to 22/10/2020

Mobility
Bicycle lane network

The City Council aims to implement a wide, connected and secure network of bike lanes. Over the past years, the infrastructure of pedal shafts has been expanded and secured to promote its use in order to move towards sustainable mobility and the alternative use of public spaces.

Connected Tramway

The Overground Tramway along Avinguda Diagonal with reserved platform is the most positively valued option in regard to the three proposed alternatives, which were all analysed under the same methodology. 

Check Vehicle Restrictions

Introduce la matrícula para saber el potencial contaminante, según la clasificación de la DGT, y las restricciones municipales en las medidas contra la contaminación ambiental.

Ecology
Parks and Gardens

The city’s parks and gardens turn it into place to live in and are also areas for meeting and interaction, leisure and relaxation. Check out the list of Barcelona’s parks and gardens and enjoy nature without leaving the city.

Bathing and beaches

Find out about Barcelona’s various beaches, where they are, the facilities and services they offer, and any other information you need to choose the most suitable one.

Urban Tree's Browser

In the streets of Barcelona there are over 150 species and tree cultivars. Each one of them provides different colours, fragrances and foliages identity and contributes to our streets identity while improving environmental conditions. It's not easy to choose a tree for our gardens, parks and streets since we have to bear in mind not only the characteristics of species, but also the growing environment in order to meet the key principal regarding the suitable tree for the right place.

Garden Pests and Diseases Management

The City Council indicates through signposts the vegetation which is being treated for pest control according to the provisions of the current legislation from Royal Decree 1311/2012 and Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament, which establishes as mandatory to indicate phytosanitary treatments in vegetation located on roads.

Check here the treatments for the city vegetation (per month/districts).

Waste Browser

The Waste Browser is a tool which helps to identify the destination of each type of household waste, which results in managing waste correctly and improving the environment.

Green Points Network

Green Points are used to get rid of waste can’t be thrown into street containers. By using this service we contribute to improve the recycling process and help preserving the environment.

Household waste collection

Barcelona has an extensive municipal service for the daily collection of household and commercial waste to provide waste collection to citizens and ensure a clean and healthy public space.

Strategic noise map

The Noise Map shows on a plan noise levels for street sections. Therefore, it is a tool that lets you know the status of the city noise.

Energy Calculator

Energy calculator: do you know how much energy you use at home? The energy calculator is a tool that enables you to find out how much energy you are using and which of your appliances are consuming the most energy.

Biodiversity Atlas

The Atlas is a set of maps revealing some of the most relevant data on Barcelona’s biodiversity: parks, gardens, plant species that live there, street trees and the birds nesting in the city.