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.

  • Tourist reset. New scenario, new opportunities

    Learn about municipal measures to accompany companies in the sector and stimulate consumption

  • Barcelona Panoràmica Bus

    Get on the tourist bus and rediscover the city with a panoramic route that combines curiosities about the most emblematic places in Barcelona and new spaces full of anecdotes to discover. Two hours of walking at a more affordable price than ever!

  • Do you want to create an innovative and responsible company in the tourism sector?

    Barcelona ActivaDiputació de Barcelona, the Catalan Association of Specialized Travel Agencies ACAVe and the Barcelona Hotel Guild are launching the fifth edition of the FuTurisme program. If you are an entrepreneur and you have a project in the tourism sector that is innovative, responsible and that adds value to the city or province of Barcelona, pre-register for the program here!


  • BCN safe city. BCN safe visit

    Barcelona City Council offers companies linked to the visitor's economy an online advice service to find out which protocols or health security measures are most suitable for each type of business.

  • Observatory of Tourism in Barcelona: city and region

    Main statistical tourism information of Destination Barcelona

  • 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.

  • Emission reduction zone 2020: everything you need to know

    In order to protect everyone's health, on January 1, 2020 the permanent emissions zone will enter into force. Find out about the affections on vehicles outside the metropolitan area and with foreign license fees. More information.

  • Meet Barcelona

    A space for everyone keen to discover Barcelona

  • ZonaBus

    Parking for tourist coaches



Municipal surcharge to be levied on the tourist tax from 2021

14 September, 2020 - 14:53h

Tourism. The application of the surcharge will depend on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Over 3.3 million euros from the tourist tax to boost the city

3 August, 2020 - 16:08h

Tourism. The funds will be used for to boost the economy, sustainability and the promotion of the city.

Progress at the new Port Olímpic

28 July, 2020 - 21:01h

Urban planning. The monitoring commission discussed the progress made since the municipal management of the port started in April.

Special extensions to bar terraces to remain in place throughout 2021

6 July, 2020 - 17:33h

Commerce and markets. The one-year extension is intended to strengthen the economy in this sector and help guarantee safety distances.