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


bicitaxis, VMP, mobilitat, Guàrdia Urbana, GUB

More restrictions and penalties for taxibikes

14 August, 2019 - 16:24h

Mobility and transport. The city police (GUB) are stepping up inspections of these vehicles, three quarters of which do not comply with the regulations.

Municipal mediation for resolving disputes between local residents and owners of legal tourist flats

7 August, 2019 - 16:33h

Housing. Sound and parties are the main reasons for complaints from residents’ communities.

Inspeccions, botigues de records, souvenirs, normativa municipal, turisme, Barcelona

Campaign for inspecting souvenir shops

5 August, 2019 - 16:49h

183 inspections carried out in Eixample, Gràcia and Horta-Guinardó detected as many as 40% of shops failing to comply with the regulations.

The Sagrada Família gets a valid building permit

24 July, 2019 - 18:23h

Urban planning. The 4.6 million euros corresponding to the tax on constructions, installations and building work and the fee for the building permit has now been paid.