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.

  • 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.

  • Special Urban Plan for the management of tourist accommodation

  • Meet Barcelona

    A space for everyone keen to discover Barcelona

  • ZonaBus

    Parking for tourist coaches


Barcelona and nine other European cities demand legal action against illegal tourist rentals

27 June, 2019 - 17:38h

Tourist flats. The signatory municipalities aim to achieve an international regulation to control the activity of platforms such as Airbnb

New direct flight connection with Mexico City

19 June, 2019 - 15:18h

Tourism. Six connections a week, operated by the company Aeroméxico.

New campaign offering subsidies for the local social and solidarity economy

30 April, 2019 - 16:50h

Economy. Applications can be made up until 29 May.

More resources from the tourist tax for the city

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.

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.