Relaxed, Mediterranean charm of Barcelona

The city that inspired Picasso, Miro and Gaudí, Barcelona echoes with roving musicians and the happy sounds of diners enjoying tapas and sangria late into the evening. The capitol of Catalonia, the city strikes the perfect balance between youthful vibrancy and a relaxed, Mediterranean charm. Get lost in the psychedelic grottos of Park Güell, or marvel at the otherworldly architecture of La Sagrada Familia. Neighborhoods range from the ancient labyrinth of the Gothic Quarter – home to a cathedral with famously vigilant geese – to the village-like atmosphere of hip Gràcia. Miles of city beach invite families, fitness buffs and those who overindulged in the city's all-hours nightlife to unwind in the sun.

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4.5 How green, clean and responsible is Barcelona? This rating indicates how much a destination has progressed towards sustainability, based on the scores of 4 themes: Nature, Culture, Green Economy and if there has been developed a policy to maintain the these sustainable efforts in the future, captured in the theme Future Proof. If the destination managed to have a satisfactory level of efforts on all themes, it has received a rating higher than 6 with a green indicator. These best practices are an examples for the destinations with a rating lower than 6. These destinations with an orange or red indicator have a low performance but are working to convert towards a satisfactory sustainability performance in the future.

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  • 2.8Nature

    In this destination you have access to naturem the environment is respected and it is clean and green

    • 5.0wildlife watching
    • 3.1scenery
    • 0.9nature
    • 6.0Water quality
    • 3.0Air quality
  • 7.2Culture

    In this destination the cultural elements like old artefacts, buildings or landscapes are taken care of and respected.

    • 9.1cultural heritage
    • 5.5local character
    • 7.8hospitality
    • 6.5human respect
  • 4.9Economy

    This destination provides means to organisations, inhabitants and visitors to create a green and clean environment (separate waste collection, green energy, climate adaptation)

    • 2.2tourisme sector
    • 6.6green economy
    • 5.7economy & society
  • 3.5Future proof

    This destination is doing its best to be a genuinely responsible, environmentally and economically healthy place now and in the future

    • 0.2green progress
    • 6.4destination certification
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