An inside look into the redevelopment of Barcelona’s most iconic street: La Rambla La Rambla stretches from Placa de Catalunya to the Port Vell Harbour. It is the most famous street in Barcelona borders both the Gothic and Raval neighbourhoods of the old city. It has an estimation of 80-100 million people talking a stroll down […]
Barcelona’s city center is evolving! The idea’s first introduction was in 1987 by the director of environmental services of Barcelona, Salvador Rueda. He is now director of the Urban Ecology Agency of the city. It was a few years later, in 1993 that the first “Supermanzana” was born in the district of Ciutat Vella in order to […]
How Barcelona hopes to secure the future of its tourism industry For the past few years, Barcelona has been battling a new crisis within the city: the tourism crisis. Because of the ever-growing waves of tourists coming to Barcelona, the city has seen more and more uproars from its inhabitants. They feel abandoned by the […]
One of Barcelona’s busiest and most visited areas is getting ready for an update Plaça Reial, one of the busiest and most visited areas in the city is preparing itself for an update. The area will receive improvements in regards to the streets, lighting, access and even street furniture and terraces. Barcelona’s government signed the […]
Barcelona wants to give back to its community The ‘Plan Estratégico de Turismo 2020’ (Strategic Plan of Tourism 2020) is reviewing possibilities to create a sustainable tourism and giving back to the city. Barcelona is a very attractive city. Last year it received over 30 million tourists, of which half spent the night in the city. The […]
Prevention & safety, the collection and cleaning of urban space and mobility are the most frequent complaints presented by citizens in the Town Hall As tourism in Barcelona keeps growing more and more, so does the number of complaints that the government received from local inhabitants. The most common protests between January 2014 and June […]
On Wednesday, we consumed all the natural resources that the planet can produce in a year. The “Earth overshoot day” is happening earlier every year. Since Wednesday, August 2, humanity lives “on credit”. What does it mean? In just seven months, we have consumed all the resources that the Earth can produce in a year. […]
Collserola Tower symbolizes the change of Barcelona! Walking through one of the most spectacular architectures in Barcelona and discover its modernity. Collserola Tower symbolizes the change of Barcelona! During your visit to Barcelona, you can not only discover a lot of nice food, street art with fantastic drawing but also check the modern and classical […]
Biking in Barcelona – A thrill or a risk? Barcelona is a city that has everything: the beach, the pulse, the people. Being able to easily get around this bustling city is another great quality the city possesses, with public transport rarely letting down its travelers. However, if you are a person who prefers traveling […]
Rent and unlock a bike near you in just a few clicks with the Donkey Republic mobile app! Barcelona is a city where the bikes utilization rates and proper infrastructure is increasing and reinforced, turning the city in an urban bike-friendly area. Besides the several bike rental companies in Barcelona, Donkey Republic is the new […]
The sanctuary may be the solution for the dolphins after the closure of Barcelona Zoo’s Dolphinarium The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, is expected to decide the outcomes for dolphins staying in captivity in Barcelona. Currently, the city has decided that Barcelona Zoo should pay a total of 15 million euros to expand its facilities or, otherwise, shut down. An […]
Regenerated flows in the El Prat treatment plant will reduce drought risk Barcelona has agreed to extend the guarantee of water supply after the recent threat of water shortage. Within the next six months, the city of Barcelona will reinforce the supply system by taking advantage of the flows which are treated at the El […]
Fears that El Prat Airport is Reaching full Capacity and causing delays – with 6,700 flights being recorded one day last August.
Wooden houses are making their way into Barcelona – new multi-storey wooden housing that are more sustainable and eco-friendly are being built in the city.
The In the last year, the air quality in Barcelona has fallen dramatically, surpassing the acceptable threshold set by the World Health Organisation.