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.

  • BCN safe city. BCN safe visit

    Barcelona City Council offers companies linked to the visitor's economy an online advice service to find out which protocols or health security measures are most suitable for each type of business.

  • Do you want to create an innovative and responsible company in the tourism sector?

    Barcelona ActivaDiputació de Barcelona, the Catalan Association of Specialized Travel Agencies ACAVe and the Barcelona Hotel Guild are launching the fifth edition of the FuTurisme program. If you are an entrepreneur and you have a project in the tourism sector that is innovative, responsible and that adds value to the city or province of Barcelona, pre-register for the program here!


  • We'll pull through

    General information about Covid-19. #EnsEnSortirem 

  • What is the City Council doing to tackle COVID-19?

    In coordination with the Government of Catalonia and the Government of Spain, and coinciding with the emergency stage of the specific municipal plan for a health risk, additional measures have been established at a local level to protect vulnerable groups and contain the spread of coronavirus in the city.Click for more information

  • Observatory of Tourism in Barcelona: city and region

    Main statistical tourism information of Destination Barcelona

  • Let’s talk about tourism at schools

    Activities aimed at Barcelona's schools to encourage children and young people to reflect on the complex global phenomenon of tourism, which plays such an important role in the city

  • Interested to make your business more sustainable?

    Barcelona City Council offers tour operators the opportunity to adhere to a distinction that recognizes those who are committed to responsible management of the environment, culture, working conditions, gender equity and social and economic return. Information and registration here.

  • 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.

  • Tourist mobility strategy

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

  • Emission reduction zone 2020: everything you need to know

    In order to protect everyone's health, on January 1, 2020 the permanent emissions zone will enter into force. Find out about the affections on vehicles outside the metropolitan area and with foreign license fees. More information.

  • Special Urban Plan for the management of tourist accommodation

  • Meet Barcelona

    A space for everyone keen to discover Barcelona

  • ZonaBus

    Parking for tourist coaches


Special extensions to bar terraces to remain in place throughout 2021

6 July, 2020 - 17:33h

Commerce and markets. The one-year extension is intended to strengthen the economy in this sector and help guarantee safety distances.

Reobertura del Tibidabo

Tibidabo re-opens with full safety measures

4 July, 2020 - 13:09h

Tibidabo. Capacity has been reduced to a third and 70% of the rides are open.

Turisme Barcelona

Action plan to reactivate tourism in the city

30 June, 2020 - 17:38h

Toruism. Promoted by Turisme de Barcelona, the plan consists of 44 specific actions to be implemented over the course of 2020.

Balanç turisme 2019

Tourist tax to help kickstart the economy

30 May, 2020 - 10:30h

Business. Nearly three million euros is to be invested to provide support for the business network, incentivise local consumption and promote the city.