The Barcelona Cultural Data Observatory is an initiative of the Culture Institute of Barcelona City Council which was created in 2015 for the purpose of disseminating data, indicators and reports on the city’s cultural situation.

On this platform we wish to offer information in an orderly and systematic way because we are convinced that data should be not only accessible but above all understandable. In order to provide a context for the information that you will find on this website, on the Home page there is a glossary with the definition of the data headings and in the News and Reports section we will be publishing documents which supplement the data from a more qualitative standpoint.

We invite you to see, share and reflect on this information and we hope that our work will help to increase and improve the knowledge we have of Barcelona’s cultural life.

Technical Staff of the Institut de Cultura
Barcelona City Council