Ajuntament de Barcelona

Barcelona’s city council is comprised of sectors, the political branch and the administrative branch. The political branch is currently headed by Jordi Hereu, the sitting mayor of Barcelona, who took office in September 2006. The political branch includes elected officials (including 17 councillors under the mayor) and those who can take decisive and informative action, while the administrative branch serves to execute and manage the decisions and programmes created by the political branch. The Ajuntament building (City Hall) is located in Plaça Jaume, and is open for guided tours on Sundays. Parts of the building date back as far as the 15th century (the side entrance) and the 18th century (the main façade).

After discussing its fate for 40 years, the city has finally decided to shut down La Modelo prison. more

Feb 28, 2017 8:19 PM In the City

From the archive: Ladies of the night and where men go to find them more

Sep 17, 2010 3:07 AM FEATURES

Tuesday 27th October

Results of public survey about future of Diagonal announced – Poble Sec residents join demands for more civil behaviour – Taxi fares to be frozen in 2010 more

Oct 27, 2009 10:28 AM THE INFORMER NEWS BLOG

Monday 26th October

Families move into unused council flats — Barcelona to have 500 spots for free internet access — Catalunya senior citizens’ association expelled from Spanish organisation over Catalan language issue more

Oct 26, 2009 10:37 AM THE INFORMER NEWS BLOG 1 Comments

Friday 23rd October

Barcelona’s rainiest day causes transport chaos – Spanish unemployment falls in past three months – Iberia to create new low-cost airline more

Oct 23, 2009 10:27 AM THE INFORMER NEWS BLOG

August 25th

Mayor Jordi Hereu calls for a ban on partially dressed tourists - L9 enters final tests after six years of construction more


Wednesday 13 May

Twenty-five year old scoops 125 million-euro jackpot - One in 10 Bicing bikes are stolen or vandalised - Anti-crisis vehicle a hit at car fair more

May 13, 2009 10:13 AM THE INFORMER NEWS BLOG

Wednesday snippets

Ciutat Vella halts hotels - Vueling technicians to strike at Easter - Campaign to halt 'drinking tourism' more


We spoke to Barcelona councillor for the environment, Imma Mayol more

Mar 1, 2008 9:00 AM LIVING