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Sustainable Barcelona

Barcelona is a city committed to responsible tourism, accessibility and sustainability in all areas. The city offers cutting-edge initiatives that will allow you to enjoy an environmentally friendly stay in the city.

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From the environment and social matters, to mobility and a commitment to sustainable accommodation, the city allows visitors to enjoy an environmentally friendly stay that makes an efficient use of resources.

Barcelona Biosphere Commitment to Sustainable Tourism 

In 2011, Barcelona became the first city in the world to be awarded Biosphere certification by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI), which is recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

An increasing number of enterprises in the city are signing up to the Barcelona Biosphere Commitment to Sustainable Tourism, which recognises members of the travel trade who are committed to responsible management that respects the environment, culture, working conditions, gender equality and generates social and economic returns.

Accessibility

Barcelona is an accessible city and provides every facility to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy it and visit the most iconic places. Museums adapted for blind and visually impaired visitors, barrier-free hotels, accessible beaches and parks and sign-language tours… are just some of the options you’ll find on the Barcelona Access website.

Mobility

The city has an accessible transport network: acoustic and visual signals at the ticket validation machines, location of ticket machines by remote control, Braille navigation and access ramps and lifts are just some of the mobility features available on the metro, buses, railways, trams and the Barcelona Bus Turístic. The transport network’s commitment to non-polluting, sustainable energy is reflected in its fleet of hybrid taxis and low-CO2 emission buses.

Accommodation

Barcelona is a city that is well ahead in the fields of sustainability and social responsibility. You’ll find hotels and other accommodation where you can stay sustainably. Many of them have obtained certificates that recognise their commitment to sustainable management. 

Tours and experiences

Now you can enjoy the city in a sustainable way! There are specific inclusive tourism programmes adapted to every disability, as well as original initiatives designed so visitors can explore the city in an environmentally friendly way, such as the Easy Walking Tour Gòtic, as well as restaurants with a zero carbon footprint that use organic ingredients.

So, now you know, visiting Barcelona also means enjoying discovering and experiencing the city with environmental and social awareness and responsibility.