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