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Barcelona tourism statistics For more than 20 years, Turisme de Barcelona has been compiling indicators about tourist activity in the city based on fieldwork carried out in house and already existing sources. The main results are obtained by conducting surveys of hotel managers and tourists visiting the city. The data generated has been gathered in reports and publications since 1989.
Basic data
Basic data
2014 2015 % Var 14/15
Tourists Total 8,444,7158,988,038 6.4%
1. Spain 1,614,468 1,691,446 4.8%
2. United States 655,102 724,285 10.6%
3. United Kingdom 677,301 719,109 6.2%
4. France 680,383 675,255 -0.8%
5. Italy 484,471 541,091 11.7%
Source: Turisme de Barcelona based on data from Idescat and the INE. Nationalities: only tourist in hotels. (Provisional data)


- Tourism Statistics 2015. Barcelona: city and surroundings.

Publication produced by Turisme de Barcelona, Barcelona City Council and Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council) contains the most important statistical data. This year, for the first time, the publication integrates data about the city and the Destination as a whole. See [Pdf]

- 2016 Tourism activity report in Barcelona city. It includes hotels, guesthouses and inn, tourist apartments and homes for tourist use. It also has the total volume of airport and port passengers in Barcelona city. See [Pdf]

Other information of interest
Other information of interest
In-depth tourist activity reports:
  • Annual Report Barcelona Tourism 2015. [Pdf]
  • Hotel Report. April 2017. [Pdf]
  • Cruise Activity in Barcelona. Impact on the Catalan economy and socioeconomic profile of cruise passengers (2014). [Pdf]
  • The European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report 2016-2017. Order form [Pdf]

Statistical documents from previous years:

Contact Studies and Statistics
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