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.

  • 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

  • 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


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.

Culture, the main allure for tourism in the city

2 November, 2018 - 17:32h

Tourism. Heritage sites and cultural facilities account for 67% of opinions about the city on the internet, with an average score of 8.92 out of 10.

The new Rambla, a transformation at the service of people

2 November, 2018 - 14:36h

Urban planning. The transformation project, put together with input from organisations and local residents, seeks to revamp La Rambla through cultural, socio-economic and planning measures.

Historic agreement with the Sagrada Família, with 36 million euros to improve the surrounding area

18 October, 2018 - 14:35h

Urban planning. The investment will be spread over the next ten years and used on mobility, revamping and maintaining public urban space.

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.