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.
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Metropolitan territorial strategy and tourism management
Barcelona deploys 261 measures to maximize the social return of tourism activities in the neighborhoods.
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Graphics: Tourism in Barcelona. City and environment.
Graphic summary of the main figures on tourism in Barcelona.
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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
A space for everyone keen to discover Barcelona
Parking for tourist coaches
8 December, 2018 - 10:36h
Tourism. Over 4.7 million euros raised from the tax on stays at tourist establishments will be allocated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meeting of cities
November 2016 saw Barcelona organise the 1st Governance and Management of Urban Tourism Summit, with the aim of turning it into a regular knowledge-exchange event.