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.

  • 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.


    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.

  • Graphics: Tourism in Barcelona. City and environment.

    Graphic summary of the main figures on tourism in Barcelona.

  • Tourist mobility strategy

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

  • Special Urban Plan for the management of tourist accommodation

  • Meet Barcelona

    A space for everyone keen to discover Barcelona

  • ZonaBus

    Parking for tourist coaches


pisos d'ús turístic il·legal

Illegal tourist flats reduced to a minimum

1 March, 2019 - 19:37h

Urban planning. The number of adverts has dropped from 5,875 to 272 since 2016.

Renewed commitment to ‘Barcelona is much more’

31 January, 2019 - 12:59h

Tourism. The shared marketing strategy for Destination Barcelona moves forward.

The tourist tax, a tool to make tourism compatible with neighbourhood life

21 January, 2019 - 18:09h

Tourism. During the current term of office 22 million euros of the total amount raised has been used to improve spaces and services in the neighbourhoods.

More resources from the tourist tax against illegal accommodation

8 December, 2018 - 10:36h

Tourism. Over 4.7 million euros raised from the tax on stays at tourist establishments will be allocated.

Main projects

Municipal government tourism policy is represented by three priority projects:

Strategic Tourism Plan for 2020

The Strategic Tourism Plan for 2020 opens up a new process for planning, reflection and shared knowledge on tourist activity and its effects by analysing the current situation and future scenarios.

City and Tourism Council

A citizen participation organ created for organisations, associations and political representatives to exchange views and put forward ideas on improving the implementation and development of tourism in Barcelona.


Shared knowledge is an essential tool in addressing the debate on tourism in the city. So data is being made available to citizens, entities, companies and administrations.