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


Award for the regulation of visitors to Park Güell

6 November, 2019 - 16:56h

Tourism. The management model for reducing the impact of crowding in the park and its environs gains the World Responsible Tourism Award.

pisos d'ús turístic il·legal

The tourist tax is funding improvements in the City

3 November, 2019 - 09:55h

Tourism. Some 4.2 million euros are to be allocated to beefing up public transport, promoting culture and improving public space.

Fira Barcelona joins the Biosphere Pledge

2 November, 2019 - 10:22h

Tourism. The exhibition organisation signs up to the pledge that accredits good practices in sustainability and employment in the field of tourism.

Thirty fines for souvenir shops near the Park Güell

30 October, 2019 - 16:42h

Commerce and markets. The goal is to guarantee a balance between tourism and local life and to protect neighbourhood commerce.