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Reasons to come
Barcelona is quality of life
Barcelona is ranked among the best cities in the world for quality of life, safety and equality. Boasting the typical features of a cosmopolitan and open city, its social cohesion is a reality.View more
Barcelona with history
Discover the different chapters in Barcelona’s history which over time have shaped the city we know today.
Responsible, sustainable tourism
The city promotes a tourist model based on respect for its resources in economic, social, environmental and cultural terms, setting its sights on current and future scenarios.View more
Barcelona is a creative capital
Boasting a history going back over two thousand years and a unique identity, Barcelona is famous worldwide as a city bursting with culture and creativity.View more
With its own identity
Barcelona is an open, vibrant and creative city with a busy cultural, political, business and commercial life. It is a metropolis where every imaginable language can be heard, as well as a city that invites its residents and visitors alike to discover its Catalan culture and traditions.View more
People start work between 8 am and 9 am and continue up to 1.30 pm or 2 pm. They return to work from between 3 pm and 4 pm and finish between 6 pm and 7.30 pm. The normal working week runs from Monday to Friday and, in some sectors, Saturday as well.
Tourist information office
Tourist information offices open every day of the week and only close on two days of the year: 1 January and 25 December. Each office has its own opening times between 8 am and 8 pm. They have special opening times during the Christmas period.
Breakfast: between 8 and 11 am. Lunch: between 1.30 pm and 3 pm. Evening meal: between 9 pm and 11.30 pm. Despite that, restaurant opening times are flexible and you can eat at any time in lots of them.
Shop opening hours
Most retail businesses follow the normal working week of Monday to Saturday and close around 8 pm, except the shopping centres, which do not close at midday and stay open till 10 pm.