Official Barcelona websites

The offical Barcelona sites -- the official local authority (Ajuntament de Barcelona) sitie -- is now

It used to be an excellent source of information on the city but, regrettably, has recently had a truly mind-blowingly appalling makeover. Proceed at your own risk!

The interactive street map still works and the social media sites are no more of a dog's dinner than any other social media site.

For tourist information, the Barcelona Tourist Board site is a better bet.

The official Generalitat (the autonomous Government of Catalonia) website says it is "is a point of reference for the people of Catalonia and around the world who want to know more about the official bodies, the people and the actions which go together to make [it] up".

It also reckons, "what's more", that you can "find practical information, easily and quickly [ahem!], about living here or getting to know our country from a political, social or cultural viewpoint.

The main sections include Generalitat, Catalonia, Living, Working, Business and Studying and it also has links to the various local government departments and their websites. This is your site if you're looking for them.

Use the site map if you want to stand any chance of finding anything

The Generalitat maintains, among others a "mobility and traffic" site. It has information on public transport, roads (including weather and traffic reports), other means of transport (including bikes) and a fair number of useful links to other sites.

Now, about those wild mushrooms...

Look, they're the non-hallucinatory kind, and it's a pecularly Catalan autumn tradition to nip off into the woods to pick them... Absolutely delicious cooked with butifarra sausage.

Pssst! Have you got a guide?
Yes, here's a guide in Catalan.

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