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.

In Barcelona we use water responsibly. Every drop counts, so do your bit!
  • Every drop counts, so do your bit!

    In Barcelona we use our water responsibly.

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  • Barcelona-Destination Tourism-Sustainability Plan

    The Barcelona-Destination Tourism-Sustainability Plan includes 19 projects financed with €41 million from NextGeneration EU funds and to be carried out between 2023 and 2025. We’ll give you the lowdown on all the planned initiatives (see video)

  • Do you want to start and innovate in the tourism sector?

    Barcelona ActivaDiputació de Barcelona, the Catalan Association of Specialized Travel Agencies ACAVE and the Gremi d’Hotels de Barcelona are launching the sixth edition of the FuTurisme program. 

  • 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.

  • Security and coexistence tips

    Barcelona is an open, welcoming and safe city. We welcome visitors and offer them tips and information so they can enjoy their stay. 

  • Barcelona never stops-Let's get our city back

    Owing to the exceptional circumstances caused by the economic crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, Barcelona City Council is launching a plan to reactivate the city’s economy through shock measures and long-term tools not just to regenerate its economic and social fabrics but also to continue making Barcelona a benchmark in innovation, sustainability and quality in work.

  • Welcome to Barcelona

    Given the steady resumption of tourist activities, Barcelona City Council wishes to welcome all visitors to the city, inviting them to enjoy it, look after it and respect its spaces and community life

  • Tourism workshops

    Turisme de Barcelona and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce organise tourism torkshops to provide companies and organisations with a training offer aimed at designing and/or implementing new methodologies or sales tools for products and services, thus helping to improve their positioning. More information and registration here.

  • App Check Barcelona

    The new App Check Barcelona allows you to manage the flow of visits to the different areas of interest

  • Observatory of Tourism in Barcelona: city and region

    Main statistical tourism information of Destination Barcelona

  • ZonaBus

    Parking for tourist coaches


Destination Barcelona now boasts over 1,000 companies holding Biosphere tourism sustainability certification

16 February, 2024 - 15:13h

Sustainable tourism. Destination Barcelona boasts the highest number of certified sustainable tourism establishments in the European Union, over 1,000. This is reflected in the EU's own Environmental Labels and Schemes indicator.

Visitants de la Sagrada Família

Over 70% of Barcelona residents see tourism as beneficial to the city

5 February, 2024 - 12:45h

Tourism. Now that the Covid-19 pandemic is over and tourism has returned to Barcelona, city residents’ opinions of it are similar to those expressed in 2019, according to the 2023 perception survey.

Barcelona receives tourist accolades at FITUR 2024 and focuses its efforts on holding the 37th America's Cup in August

25 January, 2024 - 13:02h

Sustainable tourism. Destination Barcelona has taken this event to renew its Biosphere Platinum certification (which recognises sustainable tourism) while also receiving the Smart Tourism Destination certification from Segittur.

Visitors give a rating of 8.64 to the tourist experience in Barcelona

12 January, 2024 - 09:08h

Tourism. The online tourism reputation monitor analysed the opinion of 7.1 million comments. 7 out of 10 opinions on the city’s tourist attractions score over 9 out of 10.