Yes, the information contained in the Urban Information Map is without normative value, valid only for informative purposes. You can consult the Legal notice at the bottom of page, in the section "Specific user terms and conditions for this website."
The plots shown in the portal's map are created by adapting the plot boundaries from the Property Registry mapping (Cadastral website to the topographical features of the official basic mapping. The encoders and postcodes have also been adapted, based on those boundary lines.
All current suspensions can be consulted using the search function and using the urban-planning location file for a specific plot, and its surroundings can be viewed by clicking on the button marked "see this on the map". Its representation marked on the Urban Planning Information Portal map will depend on various factors, such as the size of the suspension area or its subject.
Make sure you do not have pop-up windows locked. If they are blocked by your browser, you will not be able to view the document to print. Besides, if the area selected for printing is very large, it will take some time to load the page. If an error message appears, try again after a few minutes, in case this is a temporary error caused by network capacity.
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If you zoom in too closely and the selected scale is too big, the frame overlaps the screen and its edges cannot be seen until you zoom out. Similarly, if you zoom out too far and the selected scale is too small, the frame is too small to be seen at that level of zoom.
If you are unable to finish the measurement, make sure you are double-clicking on the final point. If the line is not drawn and the map moves, make sure that you are clicking on each point (click and release).
The change of language affects the structure of the Urban-Planning Information Portal (PIU) but not the data.
The website has an adaptive design, so features appear or disappear according to the size of the screen or the window.
The website browsers are specifically configured to improve performance, which may mean that updated information is not shown immediately. However, the design of the Urban-Planning Information Portal ensures that the alphanumerical information is always up to date. Regarding the plan, it is advisable to refresh the browser (F5 or CTRL + F5).
The portal incorporates current urban-planning information for the City of Barcelona, which includes urban-planning documents, urban-planning management, the suspension of permits and the list of architectural heritage sites.

The information can be consulted by plot or by urban area. Consulting by plot allows you to obtain the urban areas included in it. Consulting by urban area allows you to access its information (approval dates, document, etc.)

The Portal also offers two direct, agile consultations that are really useful: "Property changes for existing housing uses" and "latest preliminary approvals".
The box "search for plans" allows information to be consulted by title, file number, plan code, classification name, management, etc.
Advanced searches allow precise consultations, based on various criteria. The obtained results can be seen by clicking on the "Search" button. To see the criteria used, click on the arrow to the left of the window bar, which gives access to the form for starting the advanced search, where the previously used criteria are stored.
The key for the map can be consulted by clicking on the "Key" icon, located at the bottom of the map.

For queries concerning how t interpret urban planning, you can send a query from > Online help (in Catalan and Spanish) (
If you need to print a map to scale, it is advisable to download it and open it with a pdf reader (Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar), instead of printing it from the browser. The PDF viewer doesn't always respect the scale when printing from the browser.
Consulting affected housing takes into account the use of current planning for the requested plot, and is exclusively used for consultations concerning existing housing. A result reading " The planning ALLOWS this to be used as housing" means that the planning allows the indicated plot to be used as housing.

A prior condition is that the dwelling must already exist, and is recorded as such in the relevant documents and/or the Property Register (it is not housing if it is registered as a studio, premises, etc.). The information DOES NOT INCLUDE data such as: the current use according to property-register data; the description of the organisation and current use according to municipal licences and authorisations; the occupancy certificate; any possible change of use, extension work or any permitted work if it is a listed building; financial and tax charges; public or private rights; any pathologies affecting the building (aluminosis, etc.); links to a social-housing system; etc.
This pertains to properties that, due to the review and modification of planning instruments, contain a series of pre-existing constructions, installations and uses which, due to their characteristics, are not subject to regulation because they are subject to compulsory purchase, compulsory or free transfer, demolition or suspension.
In the Urban-Planning Information Portal, you will find all the urban planning information that is applicable to a specific property. You can search by the property's address, using Urban-Planning Information Portal's browser, or by clicking on the plot on the map.
A partially-executed management area is where part of the area conforms to approved planning (constructions, housing development, etc.) but some plots have not been constructed or expropriated, for example.
The heritage list file can be consulted using the plot address, by identification number, or by denomination, using the main Urban-Planning Information Portal browsers, as well as by clicking on the listed plot on the map.

Plots that are listed as Historic-Artistic Architectural Heritage appear shaded with brown spots, with a letter in the middle showing its category (A, B, C, D, E1, E2 or E3) in the Urban-Planning Information plans. There is also a specific Architectural Heritage plan, which contains only heritage information.

Applications for licences concerning buildings that are listed as category A, B, C or D, or which are in a heritage-protection sector or enclosure must include a preliminary heritage report. Similarly, certain types of building work are then considered to be major building work.
The Special Protection Plan for Architectural Heritage and Listed Buildings in the area of Ciutat Vella classifies the District with level D protection. Therefore, all properties that are not individually listed as level A, B or C, are listed as level D.