BCN today

Barcelona today

Barcelona is an open, mixed, cosmopolitan city, a cultural crossroads that attracts visitors, talent, investment, technological and scientific innovation, and pioneering cultural ideas.

Born Centre Cultural


Barcelona is known around the world as a city that radiates culture and creativity. A design capital and talent nursery, it is the cradle of the best artists and professionals in a variety of disciplines including fashion, architecture, the cinema, and avant-garde cuisine.

Open data


To talk about Barcelona is to speak about the world mobile capital, and an international benchmark in the use of technology as a way of managing a city intelligently.

Sincrotrón ALBA

Research and knowledge

Barcelona is a leading city as regards human health and clinical research. It is home to 90 research centres, where over 400 established research groups are carrying out research into the life sciences.

Fira de Barcelona


Thanks to its long business and commercial tradition, Barcelona is today one of the most important cities in Europe for doing business. The city produces and attracts entrepreneurs and is establishing itself as a European centre for business creation.

Social services

Quality of life

Barcelona is an open, cosmopolitan city, where social cohesion is a reality. The Catalan capital is also ranked among the best cities in the world for quality of life, safety and equality.

Responsible and sustainable tourism

Responsible and sustainable tourism

Barcelona has established itself as a sustainable tourist destination, through its responsible management of tourism and a crosscutting strategy designed to ensure a durable model for the future.