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.
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.
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
A space for everyone keen to discover Barcelona
Parking for tourist coaches
30 April, 2019 - 16:50h
Economy. Applications can be made up until 29 May.
26 April, 2019 - 14:15h
Tourism. A total of 4.9 million euros will be used to improve public space, promote culture and science and knowledge and control of tourism.
1 March, 2019 - 19:37h
Urban planning. The number of adverts has dropped from 5,875 to 272 since 2016.
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.
Meeting of cities
November 2016 saw Barcelona organise the 1st Governance and Management of Urban Tourism Summit, with the aim of turning it into a regular knowledge-exchange event.