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
A space for everyone keen to discover Barcelona
Parking for tourist coaches
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.
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.
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.
Municipal government tourism policy is represented by three priority projects: