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Committed to sustainability

Did you know Barcelona is the first city in the world to be awarded Biosphere certification as a responsible tourist destination? Come and enjoy its wide range of cultural attractions and events, green spaces and beaches, recreation in the open air, the Mediterranean diet with locally sourced produce…

Discover the healthiest and most sustainable Barcelona!


We’re committed to sustainable tourism

Barcelona has been a Biosphere-certified destination since 2011. This accreditation reflects its respect for the environment and commitment to an economic and socio-cultural balance. We’ll tell you about it here!


Green Barcelona

The city’s natural spaces are rich and varied, not only in terms of the plants and cool and shade they offer. You can explore classical gardens, historic parks, art spaces… You’ll see Barcelona immersed in green!

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Blue Barcelona

There’s no better way to soak up the city’s Mediterranean traditions than losing yourself in the streets of its fishing quarter, La Barceloneta, or taking a cooling dip in the sea at one of its beaches… Barcelona is blue as well!

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Local shops

If you like hand-crafted items, sustainable fashion, unique centuries-old emporiums or are looking for distinctive local products… you’ll be captivated by Barcelona’s Unique Shops!

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Sustainable mobility

You can get around safely with a low environmental impact thanks to the technologies that have made Barcelona a Smart City: by bike, tram, eco taxi… choose your sustainable means of transport!

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Check Barcelona

Download this new free app onto your mobile device to receive real-time information about visitor numbers at Barcelona’s landmarks and cultural attractions. The best way to visit the city and avoid the queues and crowds!

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Leisure and fun in the open air

Summer will be here in a few days’ time. This is the perfect season to enjoy Barcelona in the open air with activities on the sea, in the mountains and in the cool of the evening. Look at these ideas!


Water sports

The Barcelona coast offers amenities and spaces where you can enjoy the sun, the sea and the beaches: kayaking, paddle surfing, jetskiing and jet ski tours, diving, parasailing... The advantages of the Mediterranean lifestyle!

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Activities in the mountains

Hiking routes, horse trekking, cycling trails, climbing, parachuting, balloon flights. Choose your perfect getaway because anything is possible in the Catalan Pyrenees!

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Summer nights

At sunset, Barcelona is decked out in all its finery and hosts an extensive repertoire of concerts, plays, dance and magic shows… Enjoy the city at night too! 

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With the family

The creativity of the city’s children’s entertainments will pique the curiosity of the youngest members of the family. Get ready to share magic moments!

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Barcelona offers a wide range of exhibitions, museums and galleries for art lovers. Treat yourself and enjoy them in a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

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Nothing says summer and fun more than a festival: film, music, wine tastings, food, local crafts… There’s no way you’ll get bored!

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