Welcome to the Barcelona City Council tourism website, where you'll find information on the city's tourism strategy, how tourism is being managed and what action is being taken, as well as data and statistics on tourist activity.


    Before you rent your tourist accommodation, check that it's got a tourist licence.

  • Metropolitan territorial strategy and tourism management

    Barcelona deploys 261 measures to maximize the social return of tourism activities in the neighborhoods.

  • #TravelEnjoyRespect

    Help create a fair and sustainable city by respecting each other’s rights and lives.

  • Responsible tourism

    We've launched a series of grants for projects that promote responsible and sustainable tourism. Click the banner for more information.

  • Graphics: Tourism in Barcelona. City and environment.

    Graphic summary of the main figures on tourism in Barcelona.

  • Share Like Follow Barcelona

    Check out all the information you need for starting your business, investing, coming over to study or doing research in Barcelona. #ShareLikeFollowBCN #AlwaysBarcelona

  • Strategic Tourism Plan 2020

    The Strategic Plan for Tourism 2020 includes the lines of action that will guide the tourist policies of the City Council over the next few years. You can find the document here.

  • Tourist mobility strategy

    Barcelona presents an analysis of mobility among visitors to the city and proposals for intervention.

  • Barcelona: city and surroundings

    The most important statistics relating to tourism in Barcelona

  • Special Urban Plan for the management of tourist accommodation

  • Meet Barcelona

    A space for everyone keen to discover Barcelona

  • ZonaBus

    Parking for tourist coaches


A new footpath to open up the Sant Pau site to local residents

27 July, 2018 - 13:11h

Urban planning. The path, connecting C/ Cartagena and C/ Sant Quintí, will provide a pedestrian connection between the Guinardó neighbourhoods.

Over 2,300 illegal tourist lets closed down in two years

5 July, 2018 - 17:55h

Tourism. Besides the flats sealed off, a further 1,800 have been ordered to close down.

Long live local commerce, Viba Barcelona!

27 June, 2018 - 16:49h

Commerce. Establishments in shopping hubs and markets in the district of L’Eixample are to start operating Viba Barcelona in October, the first loyalty card scheme for local commerce in the city.

Municipal inspections to get access to all data from Airbnb adverts

29 May, 2018 - 19:59h

Urban planning. The information will enable illegal tourist lets to be detected and corresponding ads removed swiftly.